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The Business News Headlines 8 April 2021

Welcome back and we're closing in on the Weekend. Thanks for coming by and a reminder that you can follow us all day, and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Fed stays "dovish" and the S&P roars;
  • The new jobless claims surprised everybody;
  • Southwest recalling employees for....
  • Embattled NRA chief says it was a memory issue;
  • Hey, chip makers, hurry up will ya;
  • Boomers and Blue Chips;
  • A new weed story for you from Canada;
  • Levi sales down but outlook up;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Introvert/Extrovert?  How to find out!

Plus for the interview you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts a company based in Michigan. RAParts has seen monumental growth over the past several years and we break that down.  We're talking world-wide sales, technology and customer service.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 5 April 2021

Welcome back from a long weekend.  Today we've got some great business news stories from what happened on Wall Street to buying homes for just $1,000.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • More stimulus checks have gone out;
  • Do you qualify due to income? Click to calculate;
  • Buying gas at Costco even if you're not a member;
  • Gun sales in the U.S. hitting record numbers;
  • The city with homes being sold for $1,000 each;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;

In for the interview is entrepreneur Mensur Pudic yet another person we've profiled that started a business during the pandemic. His story is stunning and unique. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, nope, no April Fools stuff going on here today but...oh the memories of those pranks still make me smile. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can do that @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The American Jobs Plan...we break it down;
  • The life events that impact your care insurance costs;
  • "No Jab - No Job" says an employer and they mean it;
  • The Satan Shoe went to court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An update on the Pfizer vaccine.

Speaking of vaccines today you'll meet Brian Finley the Iowa City, Iowa man who several weeks ago launched @IAVaccineAlerts on Twitter. And now has done the same thing for Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri...all as a volunteer.  He'll share why he did it...how it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 31 March 2021

On the final day of March and the end of the First Quarter we've had a busy news day and here is what we've got for you:

  • Fired for pre-marital sex;
  • What to do with your vaccination card;
  • Student loans, COVID and relief;
  • Microsoft and a $22 billion deal;
  • Coca-Cola and Voter Suppression;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The American Jobs Plan;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • Paper products to go up in price?

For the interview it's Rob Perry the director of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts and their wholesale division AIC Aftermarket Parts. Learn about the rapid growth of this Michigan based company over the past five years and what they deem is the "secret sauce" for success. To listen in, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Rapid Growth for this Michigan Based Company - Reliable Aftermarket Parts

For a company that had a very modest beginning, like in the garage of the the owner, Reliable Aftermarket Parts has been booming during the past several years and is now headquartered in an impressive new location in Williamston, Michigan. In addition the company recently launched a wholesale division AIC Replacement Parts. With me to break all of this down is Rob Perry the director of sales and marketing. We'll talk about market segments, the humble beginnings, transportation issues and the obsession with customer service. And, we promised to share the video that gives you a great look at their back-story. Meet Rob....

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 16 March 2021

Welcome back! In the next nine minutes we'll bring you up to speed on a host of business news stories and some items we know you're concerned with as stimulus checks start to hit bank accounts. Let's go:

  • The negative impact of stimulus spending;
  • Retail sales in February slipped big time and why;
  • Debt collectors are eyeing your stimulus cash;
  • Will the IRS claw back "back taxes";
  • Also, will the IRS push back the filing date;
  • Gas prices are up. Is it Biden's fault?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Housing contracts cancelled and why.

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 11 March 2021

All week long the lead story, even for business, has been the American Rescue Act and today President Biden signed it into law and we'll share why it happened a day early. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of March and here's what we've got:

  • Why the ARA was signed today
  • The president speaks to the nation tonight;
  • Some Americans could see stimulus dollars this weekend;
  • The ARA could be a boost for millennials;
  • Mortgage rates are increasing...again;
  • Forgiven student loans are no longer taxable;
  • Another restaurant wage theft story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon building out more grocery stores.

Then for the interview we'll introduce you to Cemen Tech a multi-national manufacturing company located in Central Iowa that we bet you have never heard about. You will today as we visit with CEO Connor Deering and this amazing story about a company doing business in some 70 countries. To hear this story just click this link! 

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The Multi-National Cemen Tech with CEO Conner Deering

It's amazing what we sometimes stumble on. About two weeks ago we received a press release about an acquisition in the UK by a company based in Central Iowa. That got us to digging a bit and we came face to face with Cemen Tech a manufacturing company that makes something called Volumetric Concrete Trucks. Intrigued we invited CEO Connor Deering in for a conversation. And...wow. Forget about the old style cement trucks you're familiar with...this is something drastically different. And the ecological impact is also a big deal. Meet Connor Deering.  

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 22 January 2021

It's the end of an amazing week. Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus the hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street takes a pause and why;
  • Home sales were brisk during the holidays;
  • Looking for a job? Tesla is hiring and...
  • Unemployed and turning down a job;
  • Welcome to Texas now, start drilling;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If grocery delivery is so hot why cut 1,900 jobs?

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in...lots of fun stuff just a click away. Check it here! 

Thanks for listening! 

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