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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! 

 

Brian Finley and Vaccine Alerts

"I just wanted to do something that helped people..." Those are the words of Brian Finley of Iowa City, Iowa the creator of several Twitter streams that advise people where they can go to get their COVID19 vaccine.  He started with @IAVaccineAlerts and now also works with @MNVaccineAlerts, NEVaccineAlerts, MOVaccineAlerts and ILVaccineAlerts. And, it's just him. We talk about his motivation, how it all works the contributions he's received that he has turned over to charity and more. It's a fascinating story.  Meet Brian Finley

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 10 March 2021

For more than one reason today marked an historic day when it comes to American families and fighting the pandemic. A reminder, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The audacious bill becomes law;
  • The American Rescue Act tax cuts;
  • The legislation impact on schools;
  • We paid more for the stuff we bought;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" explained.

For the interview we'll introduce you to the amazing Zakiya Jenkins who, as a female entrepreneur, started the non-profit known as Grace Fitness. How and why she started on that journey is an inspiring story and what she is doing now...is even better. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good story! 

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 of Worker Safety with Rep. Ras Smith

If you missed our exclusive interview with Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL here is that conversation. Rep. Smith tells us he is committed to providing for worker safety in Iowa and to that end is preparing legislation for consideration. We talk about the plight of "essential workers", COVID19, OSHA and why business, for productivity and profit, should be paying attention to worker health and safety. 

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.

Coming Clean to Avoid COVID with Joe Galasso

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour.  Joe Galasso is the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a leader in American made hardware and chemical products that disinfect and sanitize not only surfaces but also the air. As the United States enters the second year of the pandemic we asked Joe to come back and take us through what it really takes to get things clean, to properly disinfect and sanitize. We also discuss the new COVID South African strain that could impact us well into the future. 

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.

Is It Safe - COVID19 & Ranking the States with Wallet Hub

Last week we received a press release from Wallet Hub a financial literacy site based in Washington D.C. that ranked the 50 states regarding their overall safety when it comes to COVID19.  The study used five metric points and ranked each state.  Here, Jill Gonzalez, a Wallet Hub analyst, breaks down the safest states in the nation and those that are the most unsafe. Here too is the study and know that Wallet Hub updates the standings every two weeks.  Meet Jill Gonzalez: 

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 24 November 2020

For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A sense of hope hits Wall Street;
  • Toilet Paper is once again in short supply;
  • Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion;
  • UPS is getting into the "cold" big time;
  • "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it be the end of yet another office legacy?

Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here. 

 

Protecting Your Environment with Joe Galasso

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour and is here to shed some light on three very important things: 1) Cleaning, 2) Sanitizing and 3) Disinfecting.  As COVID19 races across the county Joe Galasso has come into his own with his company Protective Environmental Systems. Here Joe explains, in simple terms, things like "Log Kill", "Dwell Time" and what really goes on when people "wipe down" a surface. Needless to say his goal is to keep people safe while buying time until the vaccine arrives. Here's Joe Galasso:

 

The Business News Headlines 12 November 2020

Today the chair of the Central Bank had some stunning things to say and they lead off our report for Thursday the 12th of November. Here's what's going on:

  • The economy...what's over?
  • Jet Blue opens up;
  • Airline employment sinks again;
  • The price of oil tanked today and why;
  • Rent or Own we're talking housing;
  • Disney reported...not...good;
  • How confident are you at the dealership;
  • Wall Street Report
  • They are hiring but...what about pay?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Jonnie Wright from the Buyosphere. His work is to see to it that small businesses grow by making sure nobody skips over the "small stuff". It's an engaging conversation and you can listen by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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