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Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just CLICK HERE.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 29 December 2020

While we may be winding down 2020 there isn't a lack of business news headlines and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Holiday travel is up and we're worried;
  • The Main Street Lending Program is extended;
  • McConnell rebuffs the House and the president;
  • A list of stuff that will increase in price next year;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Business opportunities looking at us in the face.

Thanks for listening and connect with us on Twitter: @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 16 December 2020

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines!  Follow along all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Buying a car...some tips and interest rate news;
  • IPO Fever still strong on Wall Street;
  • Elon Musk, Las Vegas and Tunnels;
  • Retail sales numbers fell in November;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job seekers and what they are willing to give up;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" and what to do.

Thanks for listening! 

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.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 December 2020

Welcome back to Monday and not an ordinary Monday but December 7th. We open the newscast by remembering what happened 79 years ago today.  In the business news:

  • Consumers and Holiday Shopping;
  • The Door Dash IPO? Some say, "Skip it";
  • Pandemic related moving...it's a story;
  • Amazon and Yeti are battling counterfeit stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The sorry state of restaurants.

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 4 December 2020

We're back to Friday and thanks for clicking in. It was a record day on Wall Street and you'll not believe why.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What are investors thinking anyway;
  • McDonald's franchisees are not happy and why;
  • The Cheesecake Factory has to pay up;
  • The restaurant industry suffering yet again;
  • Working after retirement age? You are not alone;
  • Here's where the jobs are;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Movie theaters just got dumped on...big time.

Those stories plus, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts is in from Cityview as we riff about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro...and have some fun at the same time. From comedy at the Funnybone to drinking coffee, Irish whisky and what the heck is the matter with the West Des Moines streets...plus a shout out to Polk City and Kelsi Ziemann...why not, right? Click here to listen and have some fun already.

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

Thanks for listening! 

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. 

 

Protecting Your Environment with Joe Galasso

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour and is here to shed some light on three very important things: 1) Cleaning, 2) Sanitizing and 3) Disinfecting.  As COVID19 races across the county Joe Galasso has come into his own with his company Protective Environmental Systems. Here Joe explains, in simple terms, things like "Log Kill", "Dwell Time" and what really goes on when people "wipe down" a surface. Needless to say his goal is to keep people safe while buying time until the vaccine arrives. Here's Joe Galasso:

 

SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

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