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The Business News Headlines 4 August 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines this time for Tuesday the 4th day of August. Here is what we've got on tap for you today...and just a click away:

  • The pandemic just hit NBC Universal;
  • Looking for Clorox Wipes...gonna have to wait;
  • Uber employees may work from home until...
  • Would you share your medical history with your employer;
  • The department store of the future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yes, your workday is longer...but you knew that.

That's a wrap. 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

The Restaurant Business During COVID19

Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

The Business News Headlines 31 July 2020

You get the feeling it has been a very long...month?  For the final day of July 2020 here are the business news headlines we've got for you:

  • COVID19 kills so to does homelessness, starvation and stress;
  • Today you'll meet another Zombie Retailer;
  • Wine, it seems, is a big, big deal;
  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations;
  • Tesla going on a hiring spree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How Americans are coping with losing income.

Those stories and then we change gears and have some fun with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro in this fun, hyper-local visit. Expect...nothing too serious.  You deserve it! To hear that conversation click here. 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week we climb into our Hyper-Local Machine and get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine to come by and chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". And, he does not disappoint. Now, for full disclosure do not expect much seriousness coming from this conversation. It's all in fun and hell, you need some fun right about now.  From virtual plays to reclaiming your summer concert series to broadswords...yes broadswords click through for some fun: 

The Business News Headlines 30 July 2020

Getting closer to the weekend...welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We achieved a record today...but it wasn't good;
  • Walmart to cut jobs;
  • Starting today you can buy "plant burgers" there;
  • United to cut more pilots;
  • Coca Cola to launch a new product;
  • McDonald's announces two major programs;
  • California Pizza files for bankruptcy;
  • Nordstrom cutting staff and pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the "middle-ground" of restaurants going...away?

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 29 July 2020

It's already mid-week and welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 29th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets move higher on Powell remarks;
  • Boeing CEO "confident" no matter who wins in November;
  • Why Facebook bought Instagram;
  • Snap to snap up more women and minorities;
  • Jobs that can be done from...home;
  • Will J.C. Penny liquidate;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Food insecurity is rising in America.

Those stories plus a conversation about COVID19 and making buildings, busses, classrooms and homes...safe. My guest is Joe Galasso from the company Protective Environmental Systems who says he can help answer the question, "Is it safe?". To hear that interview, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

But, Is It…Safe? Meet Joe Galasso

We're talking about COVID19 and the question everyone has first, "But, is it safe?". There are so many theories so many problematic and false stories...and people are scared. Two weeks ago Joe Galasso reached out to us asking if we might be interested in telling his business story. Once we spent some time researching what he does we said we were interested in letting you know more about Protective Environmental Systems and what they provide to people and businesses across the country.  Here Joe answers our community question, "But, is it safe?"

The Business News Headlines 28 July 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus an interview with a father and son about...yep, business. Here's what we've got for you today.

  • Ford and GM report earnings this week;
  • Paul Krugman says there is a mania on Wall Street;
  • Free Food for Coins!
  • Did the $600 a week keep people from working?
  • Restaurant sales...
  • Consumer confidence falls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fleeing the city is the new trend.

Also today you'll meet Carlos Alvarez and his son Christopher. Since he was a little boy Christopher has heard about the work his father does at Tero International but, until he signed up to work there as an intern didn't really appreciate the business world. It's a neat story. To listen just click here! 

 

Father & Son Talk Business at Tero International

It's been a long time since I've shared our studio with my friend Carlos Alvarez, one of the Tero Trainers, so it was great to reconnect. However, on top of that I got to meet his son Christopher Alvarez who is, this year, working as an intern at Tero International. It's a neat story about how actually getting into the world of business changes the attitude of young people while at the same time offering them real world experiences that last a lifetime. Meet Christopher and Carlos.  

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