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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.

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Cities and Towns Reimagine and Grow Opportunity: Meet Julia McGuire

We've reported, for years, about the struggle some towns and cities are having in their effort to either stem an outward migration or create a community where there are new possibilities for growth.  Here Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa offers up a look at the Best Development Award winners who are being recognized for their efforts. It's a wide swath of projects and a good story.

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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.

Meet The Computer Guy - Patrick Palmer

Thanks for listening. My guest is Patrick Palmer a small business person from Central Iowa who has, for twenty-five years, been helping individuals, businesses and non-profits with their technology. He is known as The Computer Guy and his work is first class. Patrick is a returning guest and, this is the first in-studio interview I've been able to do since March of 2020. Here you'll learn how Patrick got started and what motivates him. This was fun.

The Business News Headlines 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

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The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

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 22 October 2020

Thanks so much for coming by. It's been a busy news day and here's what we've got lined up for you today:

  • Yachts, a Van Gogh and a Movie;
  • More disruption in the grocery industry;
  • Microsoft has extended their Work from Home Policy;
  • Airbus is ramping up;
  • The retailers that are opening new stores;
  • Home sales are way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flight Attendants without a Plan B.

Also today a conversation about what No Justice - No Peace means...to businesses. We've all seen news video about marches and civil unrest but is that what No Justice - No Peace is all about?  Today an in depth conversation about the movement in Iowa with organizer Al Womble To hear that conversation, click here. 

The Business of No Justice - No Peace

Following an email we received the other day from one of the Iowa organizers of No Justice - No Peace we kicked around the idea to invite them to the Business News Hour to help us...and business better understand what exactly those four words mean. With us is Al Womble who along with several others has been crisscrossing Iowa and setting up voter information booths where they are usually welcomed but often harassed.  Here is that conversation: 

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.

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