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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 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 25 November 2020

The president has pardoned Michael Flynn who plead guilty to lying to the FBI but that story didn't make the business news. Here, however, is what we've got for you today:

  • Bingo Cards, 2020 and Delivery Vans;
  • Staying safe? No not the virus but...hackers;
  • Slack and Salesforce news;
  • Credit and young people an interesting story;
  • Door Dash to pay up $2.5 million;
  • A crockpot story...no, not "crackpot";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy Now - Pay Later, it's a thing.

Those stories plus you'll hear from yet another person who has launched a business during the pandemic. This time it's personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan and how he helps men better understand the stress they face daily and how to adjust. You can listen to that conversation here.

 

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:

 

The Business News Headlines 23 November 2020

Welcome back to another business week...albet shorter due to the American holiday of Thanksgiving.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Markets were up and that Janet Yellen thing;
  • What Americans are buying and...not buying;
  • GM is in the midst of a recall and it's big;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The migration from Silicon Valley to...the Midwest. 

For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the SBA in to talk about the CARES Act, future funding concerns, Small Business Saturday and a shout out to her favorite team the Steelers. You can hear that...here. 

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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. 

The Business News Headlines 17 November 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines and we start off with the sudden turn-around from several of the nation's governors:

  • The link between COVID and the Economy;
  • The markets faltered today and why;
  • More job cuts announced by a big bank;
  • FLIX Brewhouse closes...again;
  • Home Depot workers to see a wage spike;
  • A major candy manufacturer goes...healthy;
  • Tesla headed to the S&P 500;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Office perks losing their appeal.

Thanks for listening and you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 16 November 2020

Welcome back to another Monday and the business news headlines for the 16th day of November.  We start our newscast today talking about the holidays:

  • The Holidays vs. The Economy;
  • Might cash become obsolete?
  • Small toy stores fret the season;
  • The sad story of money and Venezuela;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • All eyes on Moderna;
  • A big bank deal announced today.

Thanks for coming by for your quick fix on the business news headlines. If you want to follow us all day long just check Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 13 November 2020

A quick look at some of the top business news stories for Friday the 13th Day of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Prices are going up in 2021...we have a list;
  • Wall Street back into Blue Chips;
  • GM announces a recall;
  • McDonald's and COVID inspections;
  • Oil & Gas prices dropped again;
  • It ain't over...over at Wells Fargo;
  • Some DoorDash IPO news;
  • The Wall Street numbers;
  • Amazon wants in your garage.

Those stories plus we get hyper-local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From sports to The Nutcracker and some side stories too.  To listen, click right here!

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