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The Business News Headlines 23 February 2021

Welcome back and do not miss our interview today with June Teasley from the Small Business Administration. It has to do with the rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program that gives small businesses, those with under 20 employees, preferred treatment. As for the news...here's what we have for you today:

  • The IRS will extend the filing deadline...for some;
  • Momentum is building for a stock trading tax;
  • Fed Chair Powell had some words about unemployment;
  • How long will food delivery be...a thing?
  • Oil ended the day mixed and gas prices climb;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Home prices continue to rise and where.

Those stories plus this very important conversation about the PPP. June Teasley from the Small Business Administration is my guest and we break down the rule changes that will allow small and micro-businesses the opportunity to get money to continue operations. This is so important for Main Street. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Paycheck Protection Program - Rule Changes for Small Businesses

This week President Biden announced some significant rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP. In the past many small and micro-businesses were left out so, to get money into the hands of businesses with fewer than 20 employees and to target minority owned businesses the rules from the Small Business Administration have changed. But, the window is only open until March 10. With me is June Teasley a Regional Communications Director for the SBA who explains, in detail, the many rule changes and how to best apply. 

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 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 9 February 2021

Welcome back and thanks for listening. Wall Street investors took a pause today and we'll share that story and these. Plus make sure you stick around for the interview today with Jill Gonzalez from Wallet Hub as we discuss which states are "Safe" with regard to COVID19 and which states are unsafe.  It's a stunning report.  But, first the news:

  • A look at mortgage delinquencies and a surprise;
  • Investors hit the pause button;
  • Apple and autonomous vehicles;
  • GameStop dropped again today;
  • Banks & Overdraft Fees a story and tips;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Who let the Dogecoin out" and more on Bitcoin.

Those stories plus this conversation with Wallet Hub analyst Jill Gonzalez about COVID19 and the states, using five metrics, their study says are safe and those who they say are...unsafe.  To listen to that shocking story, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just CLICK HERE.

Thanks for listening!

Business News Headlines 12 January 2021

Thanks for checking back in for the daily business news headlines. And, yes, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today is the 12th of January and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Doing the "fake commute" yet?
  • Gig workers in California have filed suit;
  • Choppy trading day on Wall Street;
  • More members of Congress test positive;
  • Banks withdrawing support from the Trump company;
  • Wells Fargo is trying something new;
  • An interesting lottery story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the jobs that are in demand during COVID19.

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 9 January 2021

Well, THAT was a week! Today we had even more excitement following a case of a U.S. Senator who said he "miss-spoke" about continued stimulus dollars and a President Elect who set the record straight. Here's what we've got:

  • The Markets tumbled early in the day and why;
  • The job numbers came in and they were not pretty;
  • Dominion did what they warned they would do;
  • Semi-Conductors and...vehicles.  It's a story;
  • General Motors shows off a new logo;
  • Deutsche Bank to pay a fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Business leaders backing Biden in several ways.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his lists of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro tonight into next week. To listen to that...click here. 

 

The Business News Headlines31 December 2020

It's the final day of 2020...who's ready?  Here's what business news we've got cooked up for you on this the New Years Eve Edition.  A programing note, we're off tomorrow but watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour for some great interviews from the past year.

  • Wall Street has a record year;
  • Meanwhile investors are ignoring several issues;
  • The best of times, the worst of times;
  • Mortgage rates fall yet again, but...
  • Vaccine delivery is...in a word...awful;
  • Target issues children's clothing recall;
  • There is also a massive pet food recall;
  • The JC Penny CEO is...out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jillian Michaels says we're going to be working out at...home.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with his New Years Eve look at stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To hear that...click here! 

Thanks for listening.

Clear Mortgage - Building Relationships

Here's a conversation about a business that has two goals.  Clear Mortgage is, first, a company that helps buyers or folks that wish to refinance their home a simple and clear way of getting that done. It is also a business opportunity for people who wish to make the transition into mortgage lending. My guests are Carrie Hansen a division director with the firm and Jason Parkin who does business development and media relations. Let's go...

The Business News Headlines 21 December 2020

Thanks for coming by on this the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow we start heading toward Spring. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Will AT&T cancel its auction of DirectTV;
  • Ford teams up with Chevy...no not that Chevy;
  • 2020 was a banner year for IPO's';
  • Intel and the Solar Winds hack;
  • Stimulus checks and Christmas;
  • Facebook ads and small business;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new C-Suite job is born.

Thanks for listening! 

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