Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 29 January 2021

It's the final Friday of January 2021 and thanks for clicking through. It was a wild day on Wall Street as the sell off continued and here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Robinhood trading adventure continues;
  • The book value of GameStop vs. Best Buy;
  • Toys R Us is once again...gone;
  • An in depth look at the nation's economic headwinds;
  • Scam Alert! And, it hit us;
  • United warns of job cuts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Getting employees vaccinated. It's an issue.

Those stories PLUS because it is Friday we're into some hyper-local news about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. To hear the lighter side of the day, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 January 2021

Welcome back to a brand new week and the final week of this new year. Amazing...right. A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • This retailer set to close all it's U.S. stores;
  • Markets were mixed and why;
  • What in the world? GameStop on a roll;
  • Elon Musk is he's ready to work with Joe Biden;
  • Delta to bring back some pilots and why;
  • UPS Fright has been sold...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z is on the move...big time and why.

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 29 December 2020

While we may be winding down 2020 there isn't a lack of business news headlines and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Holiday travel is up and we're worried;
  • The Main Street Lending Program is extended;
  • McConnell rebuffs the House and the president;
  • A list of stuff that will increase in price next year;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Business opportunities looking at us in the face.

Thanks for listening and connect with us on Twitter: @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2020

We hope you had a safe and meaningful Christmas Weekend and it's good to be back with you for the business news headlines on your time. BTW you can reach out to us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and stay up to date all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Trump reverses course;
  • The House votes to increase stimulus dollars;
  • The Santa Claus Rally;
  • A nifty job benefit if you can get it;
  • Another vaccine trial is underway;
  • Trouble for business in China;
  • Wonder Woman 1984 hauls in the cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The travel industry remake.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview it's Carrie Hansen and Jason Parkin from Clear Mortgage a company with not one but two goals.  To hear that, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 15 December 2020

It was "all systems go" on Wall Street today as investors chased the dream of stimulus and the promise of the vaccine delivery.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Two things drove the markets;
  • A "First in More than Twenty Years";
  • The Trump administration and women;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oil shot up today on the hope of....travel;
  • United Airlines is transporting vaccine...and where;
  • A new survey tells us about your...money.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

The Business News Headlines 12 November 2020

Today the chair of the Central Bank had some stunning things to say and they lead off our report for Thursday the 12th of November. Here's what's going on:

  • The economy...what's over?
  • Jet Blue opens up;
  • Airline employment sinks again;
  • The price of oil tanked today and why;
  • Rent or Own we're talking housing;
  • Disney reported...not...good;
  • How confident are you at the dealership;
  • Wall Street Report
  • They are hiring but...what about pay?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere. His work is to see to it that small businesses grow by making sure nobody skips over the "small stuff". It's an engaging conversation and you can listen by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 7 October 2020

Mixed signals or not, Wall Street had a great day today as it appears that some sort of federal stimulus program isn't dead after all. Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 7th of October. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Are investors too optimistic;
  • Another restaurant chain in bankruptcy;
  • 5 skills that need to go on your resume;
  • Door Dash has launched a new product;
  • Amazon products and safety...it's a story;
  • A 117 year old company confronts a very different future;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More warnings from the Fed.

Thanks for listening and follow us day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

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