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The Business News Headlines 1 March 2021

Welcome to a brand new month...where did February go?  A reminder that if you want to follow us on Twitter you can do that @IOB_NewsHour. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • An unexpected tax bill for millions;
  • Apple stores are...ready?  Open;
  • Wind, Texas and the United Kingdom;
  • Speaking of Texas...Chapter 11 is a deal;
  • Time is ticking for the COVID19 Relief Bill;
  • Heard about the "Wealth Tax"? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Fight for 15" lost a round today.

Those stories plus, for the interview, you'll meet Iowa House Member Ras. Smith (D-Waterloo) who is concerned about workers and worker safety. We talk about that and several other items and the legislation is is proposing this week. He says business groups should support it because it will increase productivity, profits and create a better state for talented workers to enter.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 February 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yes, it is Valentine's Day Weekend so stick around and click through to hear what Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine has for you to do...in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But, first, the news:

  • House committees are moving forward;
  • Home prices continue to rise;
  • Potential good news for FHA buyers;
  • Careful there is shrimp in that sauce;
  • Sorry looks like summer will be a bummer;
  • Janet Yellen and the G7;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Romance yet another COVID19 victim.

Those stories PLUS because it's Friday we'll riff on a whole host of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. To listen in, just click this link. 

The Business News Headlines 10 February 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and stay with us for the interview as we talk cleaning and Covid with Joe Galasso from Protective Environmental Systems.  Here are the news stories for you:

  • Biden & Romney agree on this;
  • A deeper look at the Biden Plan for kids;
  • Landlords and rent...it's a mess;
  • A mortgage forbearance story;
  • Stocks waivered on the words of the Fed Chair;
  • GM beats estimates but has chip troubles;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the 9 - 5 workday...gone?

For the interview we welcome back Joe Galasso the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a company that manufacturers American made hardware and chemicals to deal with viruses. In this segment we talk about cleaning protocols the South African variant and more.  To hear Joe just click this link.

Thanks for listening!  

Business News Headlines 8 February 2021

It's another Monday and welcome to the business news headlines. So much information...give us less than ten minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • They are dropping out of the labor force in massive numbers;
  • Stock rose today for the 6th day in a row;
  • We've got some prison news;
  • The "culture" of Google could "change";
  • No profits but he stock is up 3,000%;
  • Workers and the Amazon Union Vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restrictions lifted while a new variant makes landfall.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa AFL/CIO in to talk about some shocking issues that we recently stumbled on. You'll hear about new legislation that has bubbled up in Washington D.C., the horrid story of what race had to do with how "Right to Work" came to be and thoughts about the Amazon vote in Alabama. To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 2 February 2021

Welcome to the Groundhog Day Edition of the business news headlines and yes, the rodent is predicting another 6 weeks of winter...yeah, there is that.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • The Reddit favored stocks...crumbled;
  • California ag exports and a big story;
  • Amazon and a surprise announcement;
  • Amazon and the earnings report;
  • Another space company to go...public?
  • Overlooked? The Fed Chair on...housing;
  • UPS had a strong quarter...and did they;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oil futures tick upward;
  • The "Love Apps" are coming back;
  • Food prices are, yes, going higher.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 1 February 2021

It's a brand new month and welcome to the business news headlines for the first day of February. You're just a click away from some of the big business news headlines plus an interesting conversation about Americans and their cars and trucks.  Before that, he're what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street turned around today;
  • GameStop and other lose value;
  • Reports are that Robinhood is seeking more cash;
  • Large investors keeping tabs on the disruption;
  • The DOJ, SpaceX and hiring practices;
  • More mitten news...it's a real thing you know;
  • Vending machines and COVID19;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Quality over Quantity - Men/Women & Networking. 

Those stories plus a look at quality and American vehicles. People in the U.S. are holding on to their cars and trucks longer and longer. Is it due to the economy or the quality of the manufacturing. And, which vehicles top the list of keepers?  My guest is Karl Brauer the Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.comClick here to listen. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 26 January 2021

Give us a little more than 8 minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news headlines of the day. And, follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What does the IMF say about the U.S. economy?
  • International business and Starbucks;
  • It wasn't that long ago that GE was on the ropes;
  • Folks really LOVE those Louis Vuitton bags;
  • GameStop just won't stop;
  • Janet Yellen made some news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Breaking - More vaccine in the pipeline.

Thanks for listening! 

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!

Business News Headlines 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world is....

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

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! 

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