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The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Sarah Trone-Garriott Candidate Iowa Senate District 22

When we started this conversation I thought it might be something we could call "Hyper-Local" however the issues that are raised by my guest Sarah Trone-Garriott are much larger than simply those of Iowa State Senate District 22. Here you'll learn more about her and her family. The struggles many are facing and we'll talk about responsibility and leadership moving forward. Click through...and meet Sarah for Iowa.  

The Business News Headlines & More 31 August 2020

It's the final day of August 2020. Thanks, once again, for coming by for the business news headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Success doesn't always mean your stock will soar;
  • Guess what happened to Zoom's revenue;
  • Consumers win as airlines dump change fees;
  • Drones and Amazon: Is it a bird, a plane???? Nah...
  • Has your credit been...reduced;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dating has taken a hit due to COVID19 what about children?

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Mike Harlow in this Small Business Spotlight. Mike is an entrepreneur from Hannibal, Missouri and he is, sort of, a "storm chaser". To hear that segment just click here

Chasing Storms - Meet Entrepreneur Mike Harlow

When that massive storm ripped through Iowa two weeks ago dozens of linemen raced into the state to assist in getting thousands of homes and businesses power. Following that effort folks like Mike Harlow of Greener Tree Care of Hannibal, Missouri came to clear trees and pick up debris. Mike is an entrepreneur and he's been all over the United States with his business. I asked him to sit down for a bit and tell me his story.  We think you'll like it...we sure made a friend. 

The Business News Headlines 26 August 2020

It's the early edition of the business news headlines for Wednesday the 26th of August. Thanks for being with us again.  Today:

  • Women to leave the workforce in mass?
  • A dire warning about Social Security;
  • China lags in U.S. purchases but...
  • Las Vegas isn't booming...it's busting;
  • Cash strapped colleges being asked for more money;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And some good news: Flavored Setzler!

Thanks for coming by and join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  

BusinessNews Headlines and Stuff to DO with Cityview

Hi and welcome back to the business news headlines. We're trying something different today. Along with the business news headlines we're also including Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and his "Stuff to DO" segment. If you're into just the news that's up first but if you want to stick around for the fun...keep on listening.  Today in the news:

  • That $600 a week...did it keep people out of work?
  • Unexpected - John Deere on a roll;
  • Existing home sales are up...so too the price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb says the party is over;
  • Jeff Pitts and I riff about "Stuff to DO". Enjoy!

The Business News Headlines 15 July 2020

Does it feel a little like tax day?  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 15th of July..thanks for being with us and here's what we've got on tap:

  • The IRS has changed due to the virus...what's new?
  • The second biggest shopping season of the year may be a bust;
  • A new automobile company was formed today;
  • Some states had it worse than others with unemployment;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has changed consumer habits and marketing.

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 10 July 2020

So, if yesterday was Thursday....  Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 10th of July. Inside and just a click away we've got these stories for you:

  • You know that extra $600 bucks for unemployed...
  • Air bags are back in the news this time...Chrysler;
  • Toyota says people who mocked George Floyd no longer employed;
  • China just bought a bunch of corn;
  • Meanwhile a complaint over fake cotton bale wraps from, yep, China;
  • American Airlines says "nope" on 17 737 Max jets unless...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A closer look at the unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS you've got to have a bit of fun...right?  Here Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine chats it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Plus we talk about pizza and pickled herring for...breakfast.  Why not, right?  To listen to that bit of fun times just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss walls...no, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Interesting World of The Fat Plant Society meet Kasey Riley

Wait until you hear this story proving people can create whatever they are passionate about. Kasey Riley is part of the duo behind the very successful Fat Plant Society (go ahead and check the photos but...come back!). She and her designer husband Morton Klinte have created something remarkable in the Kansas City area.  They are called "Moss Walls" and here you will learn more about this amazing business and the real benefits of putting a moss wall i your home or business. Enjoy! 

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

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