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The Business News Headlines 23 October 2020

For some it is the end of another week...and what a week it has been. Here are the business news headlines we've got ready for you today and remember, join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour:

  • Jobs that pay $100K and more;
  • Dads too and the COVID19 impact;
  • Wells Fargo said...what?
  • Mixing business and politics;
  • Hamburgers and Racial Equity;
  • Business is upbeat about the future;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Some sober thoughts about jobless numbers.

Those stories PLUS it's Friday and Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro...click here to listen. 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching in a Pandemic - Shirley Macleod and Tint World

As part of our ongoing series about entrepreneurs who are opening their businesses during a pandemic we found Shirley and Earl Macleod of Iowa who, just weeks ago, opened a franchise location in Iowa for Tint World. Here we visit with Shirley about the decision to become a franchise owner, what impressed them about Tint World and what they offer to vehicle owners...and it's not just window tinting. One other thing, the Macleod's are not done and have options on opening three additional locations outside of Iowa.  Meet Shirley Macleod....

The Business News Headlines for 19 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here is what we've got cooked up for you today and, remember, you can always join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • As stimulus talks dim...so too does Wall Street;
  • States where folks can't pay the rent;
  • Tesla is on a roll...no, really;
  • Junk Bonds and Dave and Busters;
  • Getting creative with empty malls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Digital Skills, HBCU's and Google.;
  • Target getting into gifting...again.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 October 2020

Welcome back and thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines on this the 1th of October, 2020. Oh, and if you want to reach out on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Nope on the hope of a stimulus before the election;
  • Mortgage rates fall again but...buyers are scarce;
  • If the election has you worried about the markets...
  • Pay equity and Princeton University;
  • Rents and cities like San Francisco;
  • Price fixing and...chickens;
  • What consumers are more worried about;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, yes, more Work from Home news.

Those stories and the amazing talent of Justin Jarrell who recently released his first album. You're going to learn the depth of his talent from writing to producing to video to editing...it goes on and on. But, he admits to one thing he can't do.  Yep, we're fans.  Meet Justin here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 9 October 2020

Hi and thanks for clicking through to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got teed up for you today:

  • Can the U.S. Economy weather a second wave;
  • Jamie Dimon the economy and office work;
  • Shaq is getting into the investment business;
  • Another sad theater story and what about Broadway;
  • Apple, 5G and a disappointment;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Hey how about that office dress code...even if working from home.

Those stories plus a little Friday Fun with Jeff  Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We've got "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click here to listen and have some fun, you deserve it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck

What is...equity and how do we measure it? What stands in the way for some to realize a building of wealth? For the most part these are questions many of us don't think about and that is entirely the problem. Meet Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusiveness and something called The 21 Day Equity Challenge. To be clear, this is a free program that can be used by anyone...anywhere. The topics that are covered will allow you to not only learn but also feel comfortable in talking about these issues and take positive steps to create a better life for us all.  Here is our conversation:

The Business News Headlines 2 October 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yep, you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Two things rocked Wall Street today;
  • Tesla blows past sales numbers but...
  • Women leaving the workforce in stunning numbers;
  • Baby, it's cold outside. Restaurants feeling the chill;
  • AirBnB is seeking some major cash in their IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, we know what you are listening to...and it's growing.

Those stories PLUS we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine with Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro.  Hey, it's Friday and YOU deserve to have a little fun. Click through to find out who we're talking about this week.  

Thanks for listening! 

A Legacy of Service - Meet Charles Clayton

Every so often we find a story about a person who has built their life around a mission of service to others. Sometimes, as in this case, these people hope to bring that legacy of service to the people living and working in their community through the legislative branch. Meet Charles Clayton who not only has an amazing story but has also, for years, been that servant to others.  Charles is running for the Iowa House in District 9 which is Webster County and the Fort Dodge area. We were impressed and think you will be as well. Meet Charles Clayton. 

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