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The Business News Headlines 19 January 2021

It is Inauguration Eve in the United States and some of the business news reflected that reality. Here is what we have for you and remember, you can join us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

  • Treasury Nominee Janet Yellen spoke up today;
  • How about some lab created seafood;
  • AMC Theaters found some cash and...
  • Yes we have a story about "floating rocket launch pads";
  • The massive teacher shortage is...here;
  • Some interesting FCC news from the SCOTUS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, "relocation regrets" from some folks.

For the interview it's Julia McGuire with a review of the 1,000 Friends of Iowa Development Awards for 2020. Some amazing things going on in the Hawkeye State in big cities and tiny towns.  To listen in, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2020

We hope you had a safe and meaningful Christmas Weekend and it's good to be back with you for the business news headlines on your time. BTW you can reach out to us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and stay up to date all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Trump reverses course;
  • The House votes to increase stimulus dollars;
  • The Santa Claus Rally;
  • A nifty job benefit if you can get it;
  • Another vaccine trial is underway;
  • Trouble for business in China;
  • Wonder Woman 1984 hauls in the cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The travel industry remake.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview it's Carrie Hansen and Jason Parkin from Clear Mortgage a company with not one but two goals.  To hear that, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by!

The Amazing Talent of Musician Justin Jarrell

Justin Jarrell recently launched his album that was two years in the making. While we don't often feature musicians on the Business News Hour...being one really is...a business. So we dug in a bit to learn more about Justin and...WOW! Boundless energy and so talented on so many levels. If it sounds like we're immediate fans...yep.  Meet Justin Jarrell, his music and his stunning ability to do everything except...one...tiny thing that he admits to.

The Business News Headlines 6 October 2020

Amid a backdrop of hope today what the president did and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said was enough to sink the markets.  Here's what we've got for you on this 6th day of October:

  • Stop the stimulus talks and...
  • Fed Chair also talks stimulus and what happens if none;
  • How some movie theaters are luring back families;
  • Oh...the Trade Deficit...yep, there is that;
  • Ikea is launching a second hand store;
  • Some rough going for General Electric;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And the Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to....

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Suzanne Hull the founder of the ChristKindle Market of Des Moines. I know, we're not yet over Halloween but, come on, we all could use a little Christmas right now...right.  Listen to that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

It's Friday and the day Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine comes by to share his top of mind events happening in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week.  Today we riff about a host of things from Iowa State Football to "Walk for the Animals" at the Blank Park Zoo to bull riding, Food Truck Thursday, The Sheet and some movies that are on the screen. If you are into serious...don't stop. 'Cause it's Friday and you deserve to have a little fun! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

He's back!  After a scare (you'll hear about it) Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is back with Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro.  We riff on a bunch of stuff from movies, to music, yoga, rodeo, cycling, a renaissance event at Sleepy Hollow, closed bars (with a great idea on how to skirt the shutdown...no, really!) and much more. Have some fun already...you've earned it! 

The Business News Headlines 18 August 2020

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 18th day of August and 76 days until the November election.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Catch a movie and the ticket is just 15 cents;
  • 100 years ago today women won the right to vote;
  • COVID19 and College;
  • You and your passion for buying online..it's growing;
  • Social Security and Joe Biden;
  • CEO pay up a whopping 1,167%;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Halloween 2020...yikes!

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the economy...it ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 July 2020

What goes up, must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street as the Dow fell by 280 points in the final hour of trading.  That and these stories for you today:

  • Denim maker Levi Strauss saw sales tank;
  • COVID19 and falling home prices in some cities;
  • You really, really like Disney+ it seems;
  • He took a knee now he's working with Disney;
  • Gold prices are going up;
  • In New Jersey you can pray but not see movies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • ICE says they will deport foreign students...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Lordy, lordy...he's back!  Jeff Pitts from Cityview has been gone from our Friday "Stuff to DO" briefing as the staff from Cityview took some COVID19 time off.  Now the crew is back on duty and here Jeff rejoins us as we talk about stuff to do online...like an online film festival from our friends at the Interrobang Film Festival. Or how about an opera from Des Moines Metro Opera. And, nope, not in Italian but in French!  Those things and much more.  Enjoy, have a laugh or two...you deserve it.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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