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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2020

It was one of those days with surging COVID19 cases and a new jobless report that surprised nearly everybody.  Here's what we've got for you for Thursday the 10th of December:

  • Stimulus talks...fizzle;
  • The first time jobless numbers hurt;
  • Remember the Internet Bubble of 2000;
  • Your job and artificial intelligence;
  • Strap in, Tesla about to up end the S&P 500;
  • Homeowners and increased valuations...it's a story;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Vaccines headed to Walmart.

Those stories plus a conversation with Marni Hockenberg from Hockenberg Search. No, she is not a recruiter but she is a valuable resource as people seek new positions or attempt to get back into the corporate world. Some great tips from her business can be heard right here.

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The Business News Headlines 9 December 2020

It was one of those days on Wall Street that started with concerns about the pandemic and ended with concerns about the next round of stimulus. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street - The Las Vegas of America?
  • Tech stocks took a beating...think Facebook;
  • Happy Meals about to become less...happy;
  • Losing our appetite for eating out;
  • California and Washington State and brake pads;
  • Backyard tiny offices are a thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon want to keep more of his billions it would seem.

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The Business News Headlines 3 December 2020

Yep, it's ALREADY Thursday. We've checked our inbox today and here are the business news headlines we've got ready for you.  Thanks for coming by:

  • The new jobless numbers are in and....
  • Mortgage rates dropped for the 14th time;
  • Facebook faces some legal issues;
  • COVID19 and grocery store workers;
  • The loss of department stores foreshadows other things;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Spotify and Podcasting.

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The Business News Headlines30 November 2020

It's the final day of November 2020 and if you're like us...that was one heck-of-a long month...whew!  Here's what we've got for the business news headlines:

  • Was today an early warning about December;
  • More job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • J.C. Penny and what's next;
  • Facebook made a purchase because...
  • An early 2021 prediction;
  • Forces are colliding in the housing market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the $44 billion dollar merger and why it matters.

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The Business News Headlines 24 November 2020

For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A sense of hope hits Wall Street;
  • Toilet Paper is once again in short supply;
  • Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion;
  • UPS is getting into the "cold" big time;
  • "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it be the end of yet another office legacy?

Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here. 

 

The Business News Headlines 20 November 2020

Hey, it's Friday so why not start out the business news headlines talking about...beer. Seems like the right thing to do.  Welcome to this edition and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Beer for a Billion;
  • Pfizer seeks an emergency authorization;
  • Young people fleeing the cities;
  • The Fed and Treasury are...well...sparing;
  • Bill Gates on COVID19 and the U.S. response;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A housing boom is happening.

Those stories plus our hyper-local look at Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We're talking hockey, ice rinks, movies, a play reading and Dirt Burger...no, really.  You can hear all of that...here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 19 November 2020

It seems like each day we bring you the news of another business or business sector that is struggling or simply going out of business. But, some are thriving. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of November and here is what we've got:

  • The stock prices of these companies are...way up;
  • More stimulus stories moved the markets;
  • Adult children moving...home with their folks;
  • Facebook defends bringing employees back to the office;
  • BuzzFeed is buying The Huff Post;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • News about wages and Starbucks.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Roger Stalheim who is in talking about a free business planning summit taking place on December 9th. Yes, it's free and you can join from anywhere you're located.  To listen to that conversation, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 12 November 2020

Today the chair of the Central Bank had some stunning things to say and they lead off our report for Thursday the 12th of November. Here's what's going on:

  • The economy...what's over?
  • Jet Blue opens up;
  • Airline employment sinks again;
  • The price of oil tanked today and why;
  • Rent or Own we're talking housing;
  • Disney reported...not...good;
  • How confident are you at the dealership;
  • Wall Street Report
  • They are hiring but...what about pay?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere. His work is to see to it that small businesses grow by making sure nobody skips over the "small stuff". It's an engaging conversation and you can listen by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 11 November 2020

Thank you to veterans both past and present for your service to our nation.  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 11th of November and here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ends the day mixed;
  • Lyft is getting into a new service and why;
  • Could the recession get worse...some say yes;
  • Americans are taking 401(k) cash;
  • Target is doing something very different and why;
  • UPS has relaxed a bunch of rules;
  • Retailers starting to worry about shortages;
  • Mom's are suing employers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some disturbing housing news.

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The Business News Headlines 10 November 2020

It's the day before Veterans Day something that is important to remember. Welcome to the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Blue Chips Rule...Tech Stocks Drool;
  • The states that are in debt and where folks are in trouble;
  • Meanwhile some are saving all kinds of cash;
  • Walmart & GM are in a deal;
  • United Airlines is headed back to JFK;
  • Verizon is seeking a bunch of cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Taco Bell hiring off the street...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

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