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The Business News Headlines 18 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen in...click this link. 

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2021

Thanks for coming by again on a day that the Wall Street markets rose and fell in a very volatile session. Here's what we've got for you today for the business news headlines:

  • A family of 4 and $12,800. Details;
  • The Biden Stimulus Plan and the economy;
  • Words you should not say to employees;
  • Mortgage rates rise and more housing news;
  • Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock is up;
  • Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New filings for unemployment are down...but;
  • Apartment deals and price hikes. Think remote workers.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 28 January 2021

Welcome back to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, we're glad you're here. And, you can follow us all day for stock numbers and our business interviews on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for  you today:

  • Weekly jobless claims are in;
  • Earnings for Apple and McDonalds;
  • Oil futures fell today;
  • Speaking of falling...GameStop;
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wall Street;
  • Getting the message on EV is GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is your ZOOM etiquette slipping?

Those stories PLUS for the interview it's Jeff Griggs the COO of All States Ag Parts (ASAP) in to talk about some recent acquisitions in the United States and Canada. What is the driver, what are the companies and more. Acquisitions, Agriculture and ASAP can be heard by clicking here.

The Business News Headlines 6 January 2021

Imagine having to put together the business news headlines with everything else going on in the United States today. I can tell you it wasn't easy.  But, here's what we've got for you today:

  • Domestic terror and business;
  • The Georgia Election and what is next;
  • Investors worry about "Big Tech";
  • What's in the Biden Tax Plan;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The World Bank on the recovery.

Those stories plus our first studio interview since March of last year. You'll meet Patrick Palmer who, with his company The Computer Guy is in our Small Business Spotlight. To hear his interesting back-story just click here.

Thanks for coming by and follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

Meet The Computer Guy - Patrick Palmer

Thanks for listening. My guest is Patrick Palmer a small business person from Central Iowa who has, for twenty-five years, been helping individuals, businesses and non-profits with their technology. He is known as The Computer Guy and his work is first class. Patrick is a returning guest and, this is the first in-studio interview I've been able to do since March of 2020. Here you'll learn how Patrick got started and what motivates him. This was fun.

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.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 9 December 2020

It was one of those days on Wall Street that started with concerns about the pandemic and ended with concerns about the next round of stimulus. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street - The Las Vegas of America?
  • Tech stocks took a beating...think Facebook;
  • Happy Meals about to become less...happy;
  • Losing our appetite for eating out;
  • California and Washington State and brake pads;
  • Backyard tiny offices are a thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon want to keep more of his billions it would seem.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

Making Property Theft Obsolete with Jon Shelness

The number one crime in America is property theft. Millions and millions of dollars are lost but nobody talks about it because, well, it's just...stuff. But, if it's your "stuff" that gets stolen.  Meet Jon Shelness who created something that not only deters theft but can help make sure you get your stuff...back. It's called My Property ID Registry and it uses modern technology to update an old method. Learn more how to protect your business and personal property from Jon.

Thanks for listening! 

The Surprising Growth of Duplication Media

Several years ago Jason Olson was a guest and talked about his business Duplication Media. Not long ago I was on LinkedIn mentioning that I'd like to visit with business owners about their experiences during COVID19. How was business, going up or down or what impact has the pandemic had on operations. Jason shot us a note and we scheduled this conversation. What we learned is amazing. While his company is based in Iowa he is doing work for clients all over the world.  Have a listen! 

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