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The Business News Headlines 14 May 2020

We're back at it and welcome to Thursday!  Here are the business news stories we've got lined up for you today:

  • Wall Street rebounded and pushed aside the lousy jobs report;
  • FedEx to slow delivery times;
  • What you're buying online...yep, we've got a list;
  • Luxury items coming back it's called "Revenge Shopping";
  • Speaking of luxury...what about...meat;
  • A firm want to buy up...malls.  No, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What if "Work from Home" is a real trend...

Thanks for listening...see it didn't take that much time!

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

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The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Everyday we report on the regional and national business news and we're keenly aware that the financial programs being handled by the federal government have, for the most part, flowed to large companies. But, what about the small company? The company that has one to just a few employees? The small businesses that may not enjoy a hefty banking relationship? There are...thousands. Now a consortium has created the Iowa Small Business relief Fund for the express purpose of supporting these micro-businesses who have not been recipients of federal or state relief collars. Meet Kameron Middlebrooks and Deidre DeJear as we talk about how this program is more than money, how small business owners can apply and how others might donate. Go....

 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 12 May 2020

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an important measure of the nation's economy. Those numbers came out today and it gives one...pause.  Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • You're not spending and nobody can blame you;
  • The restaurant business may change...forever;
  • Walmart to give employees more money;
  • Renters, Landlords and Wall Street;
  • Movies and Films - How theaters might lure you back;
  • The Wall Street report
  • Elon Musk says, "Arrest me!"

Those stories and a Partly Personal Piece. I had to test out some new equipment for an upcoming interview and who better to use as our "test dummies" than family.  A brief conversation about how a Mother and Daughter are dealing with, what has been called, the "new normal".  You can hear that right here.

Thanks for listening. 

Partly Personal - Checking In With Family

It's what they are calling the "new normal" except there is nothing normal about any of this. In a partly personal piece I decided to share a brief story about how a mother and daughter are rolling through their extended time together. For those of us who are adults it's one thing but when you're 12 and very social...  Here is a brief conversation with Hunter Pease (yes, the "Voice of the Business News Hour"...now you know) and her daughter Jovie.  

 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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Business News Headlines 11 May 2020

Welcome back to a brand new business week. Today, if you were watching the markets it was like a roller coaster and we'll share details. And, we've got these stories ready for you on your time:

  • Plenty of buyers but sellers sitting it out;
  • Toyota slashing U.S. production;
  • Coal takes another hit;
  • California stands to loose millions;
  • Another retailer files Chapter 11;
  • AMC saw its stock soar by 56%;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • You...yes you...have been busy cutting your cable TV.

Those stories plus a conversation about debit and credit card payment charges. My guest is Steve Casteel the founder of Payteva who not only helps businesses save but also educates his clients and others about the myriad of credit card charges out there.  Stunning...  To listen click here. 

Thanks for listening!

 

Paying Too Much in Processing Fees? Meet Payteva and Steve Casteel

As a consumer you, and I, don't give it much thought when we swipe a credit or debit card. But, the merchant who is getting paid by us also pays processing fees that vary according to what type of transaction it is, if they key in zip codes and more really quirky aspects of processing payments. Meet Steve Casteel the founder of Payteva an independent credit and debit card processing company that helps businesses cut costs while educating them on best practices.  We learned something...perhaps you will to.

 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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Business News Headlines 8 May 2020

If you took a look at what happened on Wall Street today you might be convinced that the pandemic is behind us and we're roaring' back. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Four things that boosted investors today;
  • J.C. Penny is said to be filing for Chapter 11;
  • Pandemic pain hits the post office;
  • This business sector is doing well, very well;
  • Could the economy sink a victory for the GOP;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some colleges are not boosting tuition and why.

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 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 7 May 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 7th of May. Here's what we've go on tap for you today:

  • Caution to the wind or are investors just pumped;
  • On the retail front another department store files Chapter 11;
  • Meanwhile an Iowa based department chain will open tomorrow;
  • Malls are opening up but they are not being met by...shoppers;
  • Canned food is a big business so to is making the cans;
  • Pizza seems to be a hit during the pandemic;
  • We've got the Wall Street Report
  • And, WHAT? No more "free lunch" in Silicon Valley?

Those stories and an impactful conversation with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. To hear that conversation just click here.

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Internet Sales & Sales Tax with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson

While in Maricopa, Arizona for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Annual Conference and Trade Show we were able to sit down with Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. 

 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