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Business News Headlines 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world is....

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Stuff to Do with Cityview!

Usually we do this on Friday afternoon BUT because it was New Years Eve Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is in to chat about some picks for this weekend and things to do into next week. Inside we'll chat about dancing on the pool table at a holiday party long ago (And, I said "News Girl"..ouch) Apples and ARL, Brenton Skating, football and basketball this weekend. Also the Des Moines Bucs face off against the Omaha Lancers (hate 'em) the Science Center and Sue, Living History Farm Dinners and snowmobiling at Big Creek. Have some fun already...  Have some fun already.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine!

Each Friday afternoon we sit down with the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts and chat it up about some hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, yes we often take a detour with commentary. So, what are some of the things we're talking about:  The Des Moines Bucs play Friday and Saturday. The Hawks are playing basketball on Saturday morning. Drake basketball is off to a great season. Gena Gedler is going to be at Noce and, nope, not Jewish. Hey...I tried. Mainframe is having a deal on Saturday. Blood drive in Polk City. The East Village is holding the Twelve Days of Promenade. Carols and Coco with the folks from Central Presbyterian Church. "SantaSaurus" is at the Science Center. Jolly Holliday Lights in Altoona and do not forget about Jingle in the Junction in Historic Valley Junction.  Have a listen and a laugh or two.

The Business News Headlines 11 December 2020

It's the end of another rocky week and we've got some of the biggest news stories for you from today.  Also, know that you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Easy...no?

  • California wants in on the DOJ suit against Google;
  • Remember Clorox Wipes?  Remember?
  • AMC running out of cash...quickly;
  • The economic outlook for next year - Part One;
  • The economic outlook for next year - Part Two'
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The outsize IPO world...real or...hyped up?

Those stories PLUS we get hyper-local each Friday with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Sports, music, comedy and more are just a click away.  Have some fun...and listen in. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine!

It's Friday!  We made it to the weekend kids!  And, that means we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about a host of things from Chanukah to football to ice skating to comedy and music and more. Have some fun already, you deserve it.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and sine local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

He’s a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes

Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Look, we get it.  Every day we bring you the business news headlines but when we're done on Friday afternoon it's time to riff about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Today on Friday Fun we're talking about the Food Issue of Cityview, Dinner and Bingo in Polk City, fun stuff at the Funny Bone, college football, Alice Unchained (who?) at Wooly's the Des Moines Playhouse, cowboy honky tonks and men line dancing.  No, really...Grab a beverage and enjoy. 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

Thanks for listening.

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