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Cities and Towns Reimagine and Grow Opportunity: Meet Julia McGuire

We've reported, for years, about the struggle some towns and cities are having in their effort to either stem an outward migration or create a community where there are new possibilities for growth.  Here Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa offers up a look at the Best Development Award winners who are being recognized for their efforts. It's a wide swath of projects and a good story.

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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.

Business News Headlines 13 January 2021

It's midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you.  In less than ten minutes you are up to speed on some of the biggest business stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Tax forms and "Tax Time" one done...the other;
  • Investors and Chaos the thought is;
  • The House does impeach President Trump a second time;
  • Airlines/Airports and security;
  • Some Chinese products now banned;
  • Amazon and Parler headed to court;
  • Boeing has a new safety person;
  • Tesla has a major new rival;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another pandemic trend.

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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 30 December 2020

Only one more day left in 2020...you in for that?  Today here are the business news headlines we've got for you just ahead of New Years Eve:

  • Half of U.S. states will do this next year;
  • Hackers steal $36 billion from unemployment;
  • "Stick a fork in it!" Talking about additional stimulus dollars;
  • Hey, we've got corn and soybean news;
  • Podcasting is HOT - Ask Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gearing up for a work from home society.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview, it's Ro Crosbie from Tero International with a new set of programs designed to take time into consideration.  Your time.  It's called "Tero Clinics - Learning in Small Doses" and if you CLICK HERE you'll learn more.

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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.

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The Business News Headlines 22 December 2020

You would think that when Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a new round of stimulus it might have been a good business day. Ah, not quite and here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • A new virus mutation; what we know;
  • The DOJ and Walmart spar over opioids;
  • Last minute shoppers avoid malls;
  • More delivery issues with the USPS;
  • Another "Eater-Tainment" chain files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic pet push.

Those stories and for the interview Frank Spillers from Rural Community Solutions is my guest. We talk about the barriers that may impede economic development and the trends that might boost opportunity. To listen, click here.

Talking Rural Economic Development Trends with Frank Spillers

There are plenty of things to be concerned with and one of those is the hollowing out of our rural communities. Here Frank Spillers who, with his wife Kimberlee, own Rural Community Solutions talks to us about the trends that they are seeing that spell, or could spell, relief for Rural America. Join the conversation as we uncover what works...and what needs to work better...to empower and transform. 

The Business News Headlines 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

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The Business News Headlines 25 November 2020

The president has pardoned Michael Flynn who plead guilty to lying to the FBI but that story didn't make the business news. Here, however, is what we've got for you today:

  • Bingo Cards, 2020 and Delivery Vans;
  • Staying safe? No not the virus but...hackers;
  • Slack and Salesforce news;
  • Credit and young people an interesting story;
  • Door Dash to pay up $2.5 million;
  • A crockpot story...no, not "crackpot";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy Now - Pay Later, it's a thing.

Those stories plus you'll hear from yet another person who has launched a business during the pandemic. This time it's personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan and how he helps men better understand the stress they face daily and how to adjust. You can listen to that conversation here.

 

The Business News Headlines 4 November 2020

It's been a day. For many people across the United States they have been clicking into their phones, watching TV and trying to figure out the presidential election. Us too.  Welcome to "The Day After" and here's what we've got for you:

  • Votes are being counted and Wall Street had a big day;
  • One thing is for sure our job problem is real;
  • Today another retail chain called it quits;
  • Tech stocks soared but, is that a good thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • There were two winners in California yesterday.

Those stories plus we'll talk about ISO Certification and what it means to a company and, more importantly, their customers. Von Leefer and Linda Leefer from Area Diesel Service joins me for that conversation and you can hear it all...here.

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The Business News Headlines 20 October 2020

Thanks again for coming by for the business news headlines for Tuesday the 20th day of October. Here's what we've got for you and remember to join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour:

  • The Census Bureau and Business Startups?
  • The Justice Department and Google;
  • GM to spend $2 billion on a plant;
  • Playing the lottery? Hang on....
  • Halloween and American Spending;
  • Dairy Free Milk?  Just what producers don't want to hear;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Oil gets bigger to survive.

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