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The Business News Headlines 20 August 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 20th day of August.  Thanks, as always for coming by.  On tap today:

  • Jobless Report, what Jobless Report?
  • Car buyers just say no to Cadillac and Lincoln;
  • Housing starts surge again;
  • Uber, Lyft,'s a story;
  • American Airlines quitting 15 cities;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from home just got...super cool! 

Thanks, again for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 31 July 2020

You get the feeling it has been a very long...month?  For the final day of July 2020 here are the business news headlines we've got for you:

  • COVID19 kills so to does homelessness, starvation and stress;
  • Today you'll meet another Zombie Retailer;
  • Wine, it seems, is a big, big deal;
  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations;
  • Tesla going on a hiring spree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How Americans are coping with losing income.

Those stories and then we change gears and have some fun with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro in this fun, hyper-local visit. Expect...nothing too serious.  You deserve it! To hear that conversation click here. 


Thanks for listening!





The Business News Headlines 28 July 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus an interview with a father and son about...yep, business. Here's what we've got for you today.

  • Ford and GM report earnings this week;
  • Paul Krugman says there is a mania on Wall Street;
  • Free Food for Coins!
  • Did the $600 a week keep people from working?
  • Restaurant sales...
  • Consumer confidence falls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fleeing the city is the new trend.

Also today you'll meet Carlos Alvarez and his son Christopher. Since he was a little boy Christopher has heard about the work his father does at Tero International but, until he signed up to work there as an intern didn't really appreciate the business world. It's a neat story. To listen just click here! 


The Business News Headlines 22 July 2020

Welcome to the Mid-Week edition of the business news headlines and we're all set with these stories today:

  • Markets move up think Pfizer;
  • Retail workers and an uncertain future;
  • Another automaker talking job cuts;
  • Millennials are killing off these businesses;
  • Existing home sales up in June;
  • Tesla is riding a big wave;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • COVID19 takes another industry down...

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 16 July 2020

From that old saying, "What goes up, must come down" we saw the stock market shudder. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 16th of July, thanks for being with us.  On tap today:

  • Caused the markets to shudder;
  • Mixed signals for the economy;
  • More retailers requiring masks;
  • Amazon to start testing workers;
  • China and their GDP gain;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember that "V-Shaped Recovery"?

Those stories and something hyper-local. Dave Miglin is seeking one of two seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. Today Dave shares why, a little history of the hospital and who can vote in this November election. Hitting it hard...early.  To listen to Dave just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 10 July 2020

So, if yesterday was Thursday....  Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 10th of July. Inside and just a click away we've got these stories for you:

  • You know that extra $600 bucks for unemployed...
  • Air bags are back in the news this time...Chrysler;
  • Toyota says people who mocked George Floyd no longer employed;
  • China just bought a bunch of corn;
  • Meanwhile a complaint over fake cotton bale wraps from, yep, China;
  • American Airlines says "nope" on 17 737 Max jets unless...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A closer look at the unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS you've got to have a bit of fun...right?  Here Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine chats it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Plus we talk about pizza and pickled herring for...breakfast.  Why not, right?  To listen to that bit of fun times just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 1 July 2020

Welcome to a new month and a new quarter as we kick off Q3 today. It was a wild business news day from housing to vehicles to boycotts.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Mortgage rates drop yet again;
  • But, where are the buyers;
  • Airbus to cut thousands of jobs;
  • Fiat Chrysler and auto sales;
  • Tesla beat...Toyota;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the corporate boycott of Facebook making a dent?

Thanks so much for coming by.  

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The Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 2 June 2020

If you're not tuned into social media you may wonder what the "Blackout Tuesday" is all about.  That story first today and here is what else we have teed up for you:

  • Who and What is Blackout Tuesday;
  • What Wells Fargo did to auto dealers;
  • Some numbers about the GDP for the 2nd Quarter;
  • Congress, President Trump, Civil Unrest...could complicate the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The economics of Black Americans you've got to hear this.

Thanks for coming by and you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.


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