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The Business News Headlines 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck

What is...equity and how do we measure it? What stands in the way for some to realize a building of wealth? For the most part these are questions many of us don't think about and that is entirely the problem. Meet Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusiveness and something called The 21 Day Equity Challenge. To be clear, this is a free program that can be used by anyone...anywhere. The topics that are covered will allow you to not only learn but also feel comfortable in talking about these issues and take positive steps to create a better life for us all.  Here is our conversation:

The Business News Headlines 6 October 2020

Amid a backdrop of hope today what the president did and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said was enough to sink the markets.  Here's what we've got for you on this 6th day of October:

  • Stop the stimulus talks and...
  • Fed Chair also talks stimulus and what happens if none;
  • How some movie theaters are luring back families;
  • Oh...the Trade Deficit...yep, there is that;
  • Ikea is launching a second hand store;
  • Some rough going for General Electric;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And the Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to....

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Suzanne Hull the founder of the ChristKindle Market of Des Moines. I know, we're not yet over Halloween but, come on, we all could use a little Christmas right now...right.  Listen to that conversation here. 

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Christkindle Market of Des Moines

It's back and it's a bit different...like everything else in 2020, right?  Here Suzanne Hull from the Christkindle Market DSM is back to share with you what this 5th year looks like and where the idea came from. The virtual event takes place between November 9th and the 22nd and then the curbside pick up in December. We'll also chat a bit about her business that spawned the Christkindle Market DSM, Contemporary Business Solutions and how she helps her clients in many ways. Meet Suzanne:

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

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Dave Miglin and Broadlawns Medical Center

While our focus is generally regional and national when it comes to the business news we often stray into something hyper-local. That day is today.  Here you will meet Dave Miglin who is running for one of two open seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. You're a click away from learning a bit of Broadlawns History and what Dave is championing in this run.  The election isn't until November but it's never too soon to learn more. And, it all matters to Polk County, Iowa citizens. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

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The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Everyday we report on the regional and national business news and we're keenly aware that the financial programs being handled by the federal government have, for the most part, flowed to large companies. But, what about the small company? The company that has one to just a few employees? The small businesses that may not enjoy a hefty banking relationship? There are...thousands. Now a consortium has created the Iowa Small Business relief Fund for the express purpose of supporting these micro-businesses who have not been recipients of federal or state relief collars. Meet Kameron Middlebrooks and Deidre DeJear as we talk about how this program is more than money, how small business owners can apply and how others might donate. Go....

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Iowa Refugee and Immigrant Community with Stephanie Moris

Immigration and those who come to our country seem to be top of mind these days given the reduction in numbers set out by the White House. Recently we became aware of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa a resource for those assisting refugees and immigrants in the Hawkeye State. Here Stephanie Moris the Director of the program shares some shocking numbers and stats regarding the process.  We also talk about COVID19 and what she is hearing from people who are immigrants and who fear going back to work.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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