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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! 

The Business News Headlines 30 September 2020

Here we are, about to close out the month of September...  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines plus an interesting business interview about recycled tractor and ag parts. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More job cuts this time it's Bayer;
  • Wall Street had a good day and why;
  • A COVID19 vaccine soon? A leading company says, not so fast;
  • Carmakers seeing some daylight;
  • Ford has a recall and it's big;
  • You and your resume - Three things to leave off;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The NFL and COVID19.

Those stories and a conversation with Scott Schelling the owner of a tractor parts salvage yard that, because of technology and the Internet now sells agricultural parts all over the world from his tiny town in Iowa. To hear more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Original Recyclers - Scott Schelling - Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Agriculture, it's a big deal and it takes parts to keep the equipment running and in the fields. Meet Scott Schelling who, along with his wife Vicki, own Rock Valley Tractor Parts and Iowa Cutter Supply. Here we talk about the parts recycling business, how technology has changed his industry, why business continues to grow and a host of topics we think you'll find interesting.  Meet Scott Schelling:

Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

Trucking, Transportation and COVID19

Prior to the pandemic the trucking industry was already thousands of drivers short then came COVID19. Today overnight deliveries are harder to realize as supply chains break down and more carriers are facing financial hardship. Add to that the safety regulations that have added costs and cut down on trucking time and you've got some significant issues that business needs to realize. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 10 August 2020

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines... And, it's been quite the day. A major storm rolled thought Central Iowa this morning knocking down power lines, taking roofs off of buildings and leaving nearly 20,000 without power. Like...us.  So today we cobbled together a different mic, power source and more to deliver these stories:

  • Amazon to come to the aid of...Malls?
  • Blue Chips came alive today;
  • We've got a new housing report;
  • Changes coming to Uber and Lyft;
  • The president and Social Security;
  • We know what you've been buying and will share;
  • The "essential workers" that may soon be unemployed.

Thanks for listening...

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

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