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The Business News Headlines 21 July 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines, something that we create for you each day Monday - Friday. On tap today we've got these stories for you:

  • It was a bouncy day for the markets;
  • More retail stores to close;
  • But wait! Aldi to increase stores in the U.S.;
  • Looking for a gig? More jobs in Canada being posted;
  • A new food rewards program was launched today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A movie "blockbuster" gets...iced.

Thanks for listening! 



The Business News Headlines 20 July 2020

We're back to Monday and any bump on Wall Street can be traced to technology.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The tech crunch for Nasdaq;
  • Mall owners gambling a bit;
  • Pipelines in the U.S. shutting down;
  • Roundup and Bayer no party yet;
  • Student loans's an issue;
  • Credit complaints are piling up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb going backwards to survive.

Thanks for listening! 


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The Business News Headlines 16 July 2020

From that old saying, "What goes up, must come down" we saw the stock market shudder. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 16th of July, thanks for being with us.  On tap today:

  • Caused the markets to shudder;
  • Mixed signals for the economy;
  • More retailers requiring masks;
  • Amazon to start testing workers;
  • China and their GDP gain;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember that "V-Shaped Recovery"?

Those stories and something hyper-local. Dave Miglin is seeking one of two seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. Today Dave shares why, a little history of the hospital and who can vote in this November election. Hitting it hard...early.  To listen to Dave just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 13 July 2020

It was a stunning reversal on Wall Street today. Blame COVID-19 and California.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets did take a nose dive;
  • The coronavirus has changed much even your 2020 taxes;
  • Airlines to begin cutting workers;
  • JetBlue to keep middle seats empty;
  • U.S. retail sales are too in Mexico;
  • Storage at Amazon warehouses is an issue;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The odd story of Tic Toc and business.

Those stories PLUS an interesting look at the business of genealogy with professional genealogist Ricki King. For twenty years she has been searching for family members for her clients. You'll learn how she got started, what interesting stories she's found and more. Ricky King from Roots to Branches Genealogy is right here

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The Business News Headlines 10 July 2020

So, if yesterday was Thursday....  Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 10th of July. Inside and just a click away we've got these stories for you:

  • You know that extra $600 bucks for unemployed...
  • Air bags are back in the news this time...Chrysler;
  • Toyota says people who mocked George Floyd no longer employed;
  • China just bought a bunch of corn;
  • Meanwhile a complaint over fake cotton bale wraps from, yep, China;
  • American Airlines says "nope" on 17 737 Max jets unless...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A closer look at the unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS you've got to have a bit of fun...right?  Here Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine chats it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Plus we talk about pizza and pickled herring for...breakfast.  Why not, right?  To listen to that bit of fun times just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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.


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