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The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 June 2020

There were two bad reports out today but Wall Street said, "What? Me worry?". Thanks for coming by here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The GDP shrank and Wall Street said, "Meh.";
  • More tough tariff talk but this time not China;
  • Mixed bag of more retail cuts and some hires;
  • Some Citibank customers are not happy;
  • We have far to go with employment issues;
  • Dead folks and stimulus bucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Spending habits are changing and for some interesting reasons.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 23 June 2020

It's becoming harder and harder to square what is going on with Wall Street while the nation grapples with even more COVID19 cases. Welcome back and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Americans are saving more...but is it enough;
  • A surprise announcement about new home sales in May;
  • Let's peek into your closet;
  • J.C. Penny closing more stores;
  • Johnson & Johnson loses their appeal;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dr. Fauci testified today; scary news.

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 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 18 June2020

Can you believe it's already...Thursday?  Thanks for clicking through to the Business News Headlines here is what we've got cooked  up for you today:

  • Remember when it was "cool" to live downtown;
  • Skipping loan payments? You're not alone;
  • Dicks Sporting Goods doubling down on discounts;
  • Got the "Five Dollar Footlong" jingle in your brain? Us too...
  • Jobs and Wall Street we've got that report;
  • Starting a job during a pandemic offers some serious issues.

Thanks for coming by. Join us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and you can keep up to speed on the business news throughout the day and get connected with our long-form business interviews like this one abou your "Virtual Job Presence"...with Liz Cooney.


The Business News Headlines 17 June 2020

Nothing lasts forever and so it was that we saw the markets tilt south today and we'll share that story and more on this the business news headlines for the 17th of June.  Coming up and just a click away:

  • Mortgage rates drop and the housing market booms;
  • Yet another COVID19 casualty and you'll never guess what;
  • We've grown up with "Aunt Jemima" but she is now...gone;
  • What shopping has been going on we've been tracking;
  • Target boosted its minimum wage and offers a bonus;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • When the rich stop buying it hurts low income folk the most.

Thanks so much for being with us.  Follow us on Twitter all day @IoB_NewsHour for regular updates and news.


The Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 15 June 2020

Welcome to a brand new business week. Just yesterday we said be prepared for a volatile week on Wall Street and they did not disappoint.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning new announcement from the Fed;
  • U.S.homeowners may be getting additional help;
  • Millions of lost jobs may become permanent losses;
  • The "Back to Work" bonus is being worked on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Supreme Court and LGBTQ employees.

Those stories plus some tips on your virtual presence. With us for the interview is Liz Cooney from Tero International here to remind us that even in a virtual world you need to pay attention to you and your personal brand. That plus effective virtual meetings and how Tero International has re-invented itself to showcase their professional coaching  programs. To listen to Liz, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 12 June 2020

So much to keep track of...right?  Today the markets remained volatile, Starbucks reversed course and some stuff got cheaper last month.  It's the business news headlines, let's get to it:

  • Juneteenth is hot with businesses;
  • Starbucks reversed its decision on BLM;
  • Housing and interest rates;
  • Seafood and COVID19;
  • Some things have gotten cheaper...a list;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And when 1.5 Americans being jobless is good news.

Thanks for listening!  And a reminder we're on News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Sunday at Noon with the Business Week in Review. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can find us @IoB_NewsHour.

Have a great weekend! 


The Business News Headlines & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening!