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The Business News Headlines 3 April 2020

The first days of April have not been kind as mounting numbers of people succumb to COVID-19. And all of that has had a major impact on business. Here's what we have for you today:

  • First it was Costco now Target;
  • Midwest Grocer HyVee enacts new social distancing guides;
  • Hobby Lobby, finally, calls it quits and no pay for employees;
  • Vermont says these are non-essential retail items;
  • Airlines: Vouchers or Refunds...wanna guess;
  • Mortgage relief...well maybe;
  • 3M pushes back on the president;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember cannabis stock...it's in trouble.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 2 April 2020

Today we got the new unemployment numbers and they are staggering. Consider that in the past two weeks over 10 million Americans are out of work. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 2nd of April. Here is what we've got for you:

  • The Small Business Bailout is tomorrow but are we ready;
  • Remember that deal about loan & mortgage relief;
  • The landlord letter that backfired;
  • Ford reports lousy March sales;
  • Amazon to take temps and hand out masks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Fed says the "R-Word".

Thanks for listening!

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 at 2pm 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 1 April 2020

And...we started the second quarter of the year the same way as we ended the first quarter with the markets failing. It's Wednesday the 1st of April thanks for being here.  Today:

  • Day to day life is changing...fast;
  • Hobby Lobby opening stores;
  • A toilet paper report;
  • Another day another Amazon walkout;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs are opening up but...

Those stories and our interview today is with Timm Mueller the Export Manager for Granit-Parts headquartered in Germany. If there is one sector of the economy that may be growing it is agriculture. We connected through LifeSize.com for this conversation. A neat platform we've just discovered, thanks to Timm.  You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2020

Back to Back wins for the Dow today...the first since February. Welcome to the business news headlines for  Wednesday the 25th of March. Just a click away:

  • Why the festivities on Wall Street;
  • Some may not be able to get stimulus dollars;
  • Asian manufactures are closing plants because of the U.S.;
  • Automaker suppliers are getting worried;
  • Speaking of worry...now it's grocery stores;
  • Restaurants becoming liquor stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A very dull stock is now a hot equity.

Thanks so much for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 24 March 2020

If there was any good business news today it came out of Wall Street as the markets shot up. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of March:

  • It was an historic one day rise on the Dow;
  • What will become of the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Ford says its plants will remain closed;
  • Boeing says no to the government having a equity share;
  • Denmark has a message for America;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Back to work? The experts say no...the president?
  • Finally the "old folks need to sacrifice" story.

Those items and we've got Laura Kinnard with us today talking about remote work, technology, tips and productivity.  What will the other side of this look like?  She tells us.  To hear that...just click here. 

Thanks, again, for listening! 

Business News Headlines 23 March 2020

For a bit today it looked like the U.S. Senate was going to pass an economic package but the deal, once again, fell through.  That story and these are coming to you today:

  • The "deal" that wasn't;
  • The toilet paper saga is real and why;
  • Retailers have deals but will consumers bite;
  • Grocery stores and security;
  • A pizza chain that wants to hire 30,000 workers;
  • Zillow is canceling their home buying program;
  • A slow down in the rental industry as well;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are now using the "D Word".

Those stories plus Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association will join me to talk about the economic impact restaurant owners and staff are experiencing and what steps the association is taking to help in these difficult time. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2020

Wall Street edged up...ever so slightly. That story plus others on this Thursday the 19th day of March and the First Day of Spring:

  • Tech stocks moved the markets today;
  • The rich are buying stocks like crazy;
  • Walmart starts to limit the sale of some items;
  • Landlords demanding rent or else;
  • Not everybody is cool with "work from home";
  • Essential retail centers begging for employees;
  • The Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Cherie Edilson the creator of ShopWhereILive.com. Cherie has developed an online sales platform for mainstreet stores and services without the hidden charges. She has been partnering with local chambers and their members but has also branched out to individual retailers on Main Street. To hear that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2020

What goes up, must go...down and that's what happened today on Wall Street. It's Wednesday the 18th of March and here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Investors are not too keen on the $1.5 trillion stimulus package it would seem;
  • Unemployment claims are skyrocketing and a warning they could reach 20%;
  • The "Big Three" automakers have closed assembly plants;
  • Walmart and it's position to handle harried shoppers;
  • Is there enough food in the pipeline...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Just what is an "essential business"?

Those stories and a visit with Mike McCarthy a State President for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Who are they? Where did they come from?  Who do they represent and what are their...issues?  All asked and answered. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Alliance for Retired Americans with Mike McCarthy

I met the very outgoing Mike McCarthy a couple of weeks ago and heard him speak about the mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) and asked him to join me for this conversation, Mike is the State President for the Iowa Branch and here you'll learn about the roots of ARA, who the members are and a discussion about the policy items he and others are working on for the benefit of all retired people. We recorded this on St. Patrick's Day...seems appropriate. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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