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The Business News Headlines 26 August 2020

It's the early edition of the business news headlines for Wednesday the 26th of August. Thanks for being with us again.  Today:

  • Women to leave the workforce in mass?
  • A dire warning about Social Security;
  • China lags in U.S. purchases but...
  • Las Vegas isn't's busting;
  • Cash strapped colleges being asked for more money;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And some good news: Flavored Setzler!

Thanks for coming by and join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  

BusinessNews Headlines and Stuff to DO with Cityview

Hi and welcome back to the business news headlines. We're trying something different today. Along with the business news headlines we're also including Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and his "Stuff to DO" segment. If you're into just the news that's up first but if you want to stick around for the fun...keep on listening.  Today in the news:

  • That $600 a week...did it keep people out of work?
  • Unexpected - John Deere on a roll;
  • Existing home sales are too the price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb says the party is over;
  • Jeff Pitts and I riff about "Stuff to DO". Enjoy!

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 10 June 2020

It's Wednesday and we've got the business news headlines from today the 10th day of June 2020. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Fed said no rate hikes until 2022;
  • Wall Street seems not to care if Biden wins;
  • It's coming back...the $1,000 haircut;
  • Still billions waiting for small businesses but...
  • The Fed decision and your wallet;
  • The Iowa State Fair is a no-go for 2020;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Older workers have a hard choice to make.

Thanks for coming by and remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  Thanks again and stay safe.

The Business News Headlines 5 June 2020

Early this morning as we were looking at the Dow futures we figured the market might jump up about 300 points. We were was more.  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 5th of June.  Let's go:

  • When is bad news...good news?;
  • The company was founded here in 1818 and may soon be...gone;
  • The new-old thing that is proving to be hot entertainment;
  • Here about the viral email at Goldman Sacs;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wealth divide in America.

Thanks for listening and you can find us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

Have a great weekend and we'll visit next on Sunday at Noon with the Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.

The Business News Headlines 29 May 2020

Hard to believe that we're a day away from being in June!  Here's the business news headlines that we've got ready for you today.  Thanks for listening!

  • Six major brands filed for bankruptcy in May. We have a list;
  • Remember the Trump COVID19 postcard? Now we know the cost;
  • Jail for some small business owners;
  • Farmworkers and COVID10 it's another big story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big changes for your downtown office coming.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great weekend and remember we're back on Sunday a Noon Central Time with the Business Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. Between now and then, follow us on Twitter for news, interviews and business information, daily. We're @IoB_NewsHour.

Thanks again! 

The Business News Headlines 22 May 2020

Well, that week went fast. A reminder that we're on again this Sunday at Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL with Insight on Business the News Hour Week in Review.  But, for today, this is what we've got for you:

  • Cash - The New Typhoid Mary;
  • Cash handouts to could happen;
  • The "other farmers" who are struggling;
  • China plays today in two stories;
  • The Wall Street Report

That's a wrap for this week.  Thanks for listening!

Meet Kimberly Graham - Democrat for U.S. Senate Part Two

In this, the second part of our conversation with Kimberly Graham we talk about several policy issues from jobs to wages to infrastructure to climate change and many others. This should give you an idea of where Kimberly is on the issues that impact not only Iowa but the entire nation. And, feel free to connect with her on her website. A programing note, we have reached out to each candidate and asked them to appear with us.  This segment first aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  

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 16 April 2020

You would think that with the lousy jobs report that came out today the markets would have...well gone down. They didn't and we'll share that story and more.  Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Meat processing factories closing the impact...
  • Who loses if we lose the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Gold's Gym to close 30 facilities;
  • Oil prices continue to fall...and why;
  • Healthcare workers get a bonus from Mazda;
  • Starbucks has a "plan";
  • U.S.home building stalled out;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Booze, we're talkin' booze.

Those stories plus The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot. To listen, click here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2020

And...we started the second quarter of the year the same way as we ended the first quarter with the markets failing. It's Wednesday the 1st of April thanks for being here.  Today:

  • Day to day life is;
  • Hobby Lobby opening stores;
  • A toilet paper report;
  • Another day another Amazon walkout;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs are opening up but...

Those stories and our interview today is with Timm Mueller the Export Manager for Granit-Parts headquartered in Germany. If there is one sector of the economy that may be growing it is agriculture. We connected through for this conversation. A neat platform we've just discovered, thanks to Timm.  You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 


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