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The Business News Headlines 15 April 2021

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and it was a wild day on Wall Street. That and we've got a "Throwback Thursday" conversation with our friend Carlos Alvarez talking it up about building rapport.  But, first the news:

  • Two data points drove the markets today;
  • What cars sit longest on the dealer car lot?
  • Delta has headwinds but predicts a good year;
  • The Biden approval ranking is....
  • Pfizer booster shots a real possibility;
  • Is Netflix losing steam?
  • He says Coinbase could trade at $500 a share;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women in the workplace...not much anymore.

Those stories plus our "Throwback" with Carlos. To listen in on how to build rapport with others, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 9 April 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines...we made it to the weekend kids.  Just ahead we've got these stories for you and then we get hyper local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine as we chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • The Boeing 737 Max and problems...again;
  • The CEO that makes over 1,000 times that of his employees;
  • Work at Chipotle and get an education...for free;
  • An inflation story that hits producers first;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • LinkedIn says, "Hey not to worry about that data.

And if you want to find out what's going on in the Metro for ahead and listen as we talk about a host of things from J. Edger Hoover to the stars. OK there is some serious stuff here. Click to listen!  

Business News Headlines 2 April 2021

The markets were closed today but we still have some business news headlines for you for Friday the 2nd of April.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Big news on the jobs front;
  • That $400,000 threshold from Mr. Biden;
  • The IRS is warning about a scam;
  • Major League Baseball out of Georgia;
  • A foreclosure tidal wave;
  • Are we "free to fly"?

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, click here. 

It’s Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday as we slide into the weekend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And it's sort of an anniversary for us. In March Jeff celebrated four years doing this gig with me.  Pretty neat.  Here, along with some side-chatter, is what we've got for you:

Learn more by heading to Cityview Magazine!

The Business News Headlines & Jeff 26 March 2021

Once again we made it to the weekend kids!  We've not only got some interesting business news stories for you but also Friday is our "Hyper-Local" day when we get to visit with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • Get Vaccinated and Get Stuff;
  • Social Security and the IRS;
  • Some want tax credits to become permanent;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Medicare;
  • The Taxman and Etsy, eBay and more;
  • Fox News sued for $1.6 billion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, quit working so hard!

Those stories plus our look at Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Have some fun already and listen in!


The Business News Headlines 11 March 2021

All week long the lead story, even for business, has been the American Rescue Act and today President Biden signed it into law and we'll share why it happened a day early. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of March and here's what we've got:

  • Why the ARA was signed today
  • The president speaks to the nation tonight;
  • Some Americans could see stimulus dollars this weekend;
  • The ARA could be a boost for millennials;
  • Mortgage rates are increasing...again;
  • Forgiven student loans are no longer taxable;
  • Another restaurant wage theft story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon building out more grocery stores.

Then for the interview we'll introduce you to Cemen Tech a multi-national manufacturing company located in Central Iowa that we bet you have never heard about. You will today as we visit with CEO Connor Deering and this amazing story about a company doing business in some 70 countries. To hear this story just click this link! 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 9 March 2021

Thanks for joining us for the Business News Headlines for the 9th day of March. Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Got kids? The new recovery act has money;
  • Taxing unemployment benefits? Not so fast;
  • The EU, Tech and Taxes;
  • The Queen speaks to the Oprah interview;
  • The hint of $3 gas...yep;
  • Fraud on the Farm;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Burger King Oops 2.0.


The Business News Headlines 8 March 2021

Welcome back to a brand new business week. A reminder that you can follow us all day long on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Thanks for coming by and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Two words dominated the news cycle today;
  • Markets moved away from tech again;
  • Basic Income making a splash;
  • What young people are doing with their stimulus;
  • The City of St. Louis and their tax issue;
  • Another wage theft story;
  • Good news for small businesses;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ya gotta be careful with your promotions.

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.

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 2 March 2021

Following on the heels of a big day on Wall Street the stock market fell today it's enough to make you dizzy. We've dug up some of the most interesting business news stories for you and here's what you'll get in under ten minutes of listening:

  • Over a million people pulled out of poverty;
  • Global pandemic bankruptcies cost plenty;
  • What about U.S. bankruptcies;
  • The amazing story of Klarna;
  • Seven big winners for Warren Buffett;
  • The Wealth Tax and the richest folks in the U.S.;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Transaction fees...get ready to shell out more $.

Thanks for coming by! A reminder that you can follow us all day and most of the night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Thanks for listening! 

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