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The Business News Headlines 1 May 2020

It's the start of a new month, May Day and the International Workers Day all wrapped up into one.  Here are the business news headlines that we've got on tap for you today:

  • Tennents rally and landlords worry;
  • International Workers Day bring protests;
  • You would think low fuel prices would be a good thing...you would think;
  • Health be damned "Get back to work!" says the U.S. to Mexico;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another trade war with China;
  • Co-working and it's future.

Thanks for joining us!  Remember we're on Sunday at Noon here in Iowa with the Week in Review 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 29 April 2020

On any other day a drop of 4.8% in the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for any quarter would have had Wall Street in a tailspin.  But, these are not like "other days".  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Packing plant employees to defy President Trump;
  • Strike talk is buzzing as workers eye Friday;
  • Lousy economic news yet the markets surge;
  • Doing business with a company the president hates;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Costco "Mask Policy" spurs a backlash;
  • Direct stimulus vs. tax cuts...looks like tax cuts.

Thanks for coming by for the listen! 

The Business News Headlines 28 April 2020

The business news headlines for Tuesday the 28th day of April. Here are the stories we've picked up for you today. Later a stunning conversation with Ro Crosbie from Tero International about employees, loss, grief and how leadership should respond. Today:

  • Harley-Davidson making a comeback;
  • First Quarter GDP report tomorrow;
  • Only half of American's say they will be able to pay rent in May;
  • Workers fired for union activity? They say....yes;
  • The $500 billion bailout for big business with no strings;
  • Malls to reopen and where;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Red States lead the nation in new unemployment gains.

Also today, Ro Crosbie the founder, CEO and President of Tero International is with me to discuss grieving employees, Covid19, how they are feeling and how understanding the "Five Stages of Grief" can help leaders...lead. Listen to that conversation here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2020

Wall Street bounced back today and later in the broadcast you'll meet candidate Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from Iowa.  But first these stories:

  • The money was supposed to be for small businesses but...
  • Farmers facing some tough choices;
  • The weakest link in our food supply is...
  • What are people doing for fun?  
  • The next wave of layoffs is bigger than retail;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Ahhhh, no middle seat!

Those stores plus a rare two part interview with Kimberly Graham who is seeking the nomination to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. You'll meet her and find out about her interesting business life here

And in our second part you'll learn more about the policy areas she is working toward. You can learn more about Kimberly by heading to her website.

Thanks for listening. 

 

Meet Kimberly Graham - Candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa

In this, the first of a two part conversation with Kimberly Graham, we learn more about her life as an attorney for children, her education and her time spent as a...flight attendant. Something you may be surprised about. We'll also get into wages, housing, COVID-19 and other issues.  In addition should you want to learn more you can visit her website. (Programming note: We have reached out to each candidate asking them if they wished to share some time with you and us.)  Here is Part One: 

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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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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 20 April 2020

In case you had not heard the price of oil for May delivery fell into negative numbers. Like -$37.63 a barrel. We'll share why and that's just one of several stories we've got on tap today:

  • Big businesses get cash; Mom & Pop...nada;
  • Wells Fargo...again;
  • Too much oil means: Think Supply & Demand;
  • Another meat processing facility to close;
  • The clothing industry is trouble...a confession;
  • Debt collection and stimulus checks;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Students to miss out on summer internships. 

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Charlie Wishman the Secretary Treasurer for the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO about "essential workers". If they are so "essential" why are we not doing more to protect them?  It's a good question and today those issues were taken directly to Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa.  Click here for the story. 

Thanks for listening. 

Essential Iowa Workers Are…Essential

Working men and women in Iowa are facing increased risk due to COVID19. Over the past several weeks we've seen a number of places that are deemed "essential" for the Iowa economy on a collision course due to the pandemic virus. Today our guest is Charlie Wishman the Secretary/Treasurer for the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO who is calling on Governor Kim Reynolds to enact policy to protect these valuable workers. "If Iowa can lead the nation in producing and processing pork, there is no reason we can't lead the nation in worker safety." Here is that conversation: 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 27 March 2020

Well, the rally lasted three days anyway.  It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines for March 27. Just a click away you'll hear these stories:

  • Wall Street stalled today and why;
  • No Cheesecake for you;
  • Guns, let's talk...guns;
  • Ford pulls out all the stops;
  • GM gets in hot water with the president;
  • Grocery workers to go on strike Monday;
  • The Wall Street Report

Thanks for coming by and stay well, and safe!  BTW a programming note. Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review is moving to NOON CDT this Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. A full hour of the biggest business news stories of the week along with our interview segments. 

The Business News Headlines 26 Mach 2020

In normal times an unemployment report like we received this morning would have shut the markets down. But these are not normal times.  Click ahead for the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th of March:

  • No, these are not normal times;
  • Truck drivers get a reprieve;
  • Vacuums to Ventilators;
  • Panic buying is hurting employees;
  • UAW wary of opening up auto plants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nurses on the front lines.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Janice Person who recently started her company JP Loves Cotton. We'll talk about consumers, branding, transparency, trust, agriculture and consumers. It was great to reconnect with my friend from St. Louis about her new adventure. Listen to that conversation here. 

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