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The Business News Headlines 5 March 2021

The end of another busy week and thanks for being here. Stay with us for just 10 minutes and you'll hear some of the top business news stories of the day. Then you can click through to hear our hyper-local look at Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • If the American Rescue Plan is so popular...
  • What West Virginia stands to lose;
  • Credit card borrowing is down...again;
  • Hiring is up...big time surprise today;
  • We've got a wealth tax story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The end of sweat pants for work?

Those stories plus we'll check out a host of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. To listen to our Friday Fun...click here. 

Thanks for listening!

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.

The Business News Headlines 23 February 2021

Welcome back and do not miss our interview today with June Teasley from the Small Business Administration. It has to do with the rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program that gives small businesses, those with under 20 employees, preferred treatment. As for the news...here's what we have for you today:

  • The IRS will extend the filing deadline...for some;
  • Momentum is building for a stock trading tax;
  • Fed Chair Powell had some words about unemployment;
  • How long will food delivery be...a thing?
  • Oil ended the day mixed and gas prices climb;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Home prices continue to rise and where.

Those stories plus this very important conversation about the PPP. June Teasley from the Small Business Administration is my guest and we break down the rule changes that will allow small and micro-businesses the opportunity to get money to continue operations. This is so important for Main Street. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 18 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen in...click this link. 

Entrepreneurship, Profitability and Blue Ocean with Desmund Adams

In February we celebrate the world of entrepreneurship. Here I visit with Desmund Adams an entrepreneur who has not only two businesses behind him and ran for the U.S. Congress but now is the founder and CEO of Focus and Find the nations only socially responsible board and executive search firm.  Here you'll learn what that means, what the driver was to create the company, what businesses rewards can come to corporations who listen with a fresh ear and even some advice for any person seeking their own status as an entrepreneur.

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2021

Thanks for coming by again on a day that the Wall Street markets rose and fell in a very volatile session. Here's what we've got for you today for the business news headlines:

  • A family of 4 and $12,800. Details;
  • The Biden Stimulus Plan and the economy;
  • Words you should not say to employees;
  • Mortgage rates rise and more housing news;
  • Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock is up;
  • Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New filings for unemployment are down...but;
  • Apartment deals and price hikes. Think remote workers.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 10 February 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and stay with us for the interview as we talk cleaning and Covid with Joe Galasso from Protective Environmental Systems.  Here are the news stories for you:

  • Biden & Romney agree on this;
  • A deeper look at the Biden Plan for kids;
  • Landlords and rent...it's a mess;
  • A mortgage forbearance story;
  • Stocks waivered on the words of the Fed Chair;
  • GM beats estimates but has chip troubles;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the 9 - 5 workday...gone?

For the interview we welcome back Joe Galasso the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a company that manufacturers American made hardware and chemicals to deal with viruses. In this segment we talk about cleaning protocols the South African variant and more.  To hear Joe just click this link.

Thanks for listening!  

Workers, Unions and the AFL/CIO with Charlie Wishman

This conversation with Charlie Wishman was brought about after we received a press release from the Iowa AFL/CIO about legislation bubbling back up in Washington D.C. called The PRO Act. Not only did we miss this on our radar but something else in the release caught our attention. This line: The PRO Act would, "...repeal Jim Crow era laws like "right to work," which leads to lower wages, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces." Key to that sentence is the reference to "Jim Crow". What we learned led to the call that resulted in this conversation with the Iowa AFL/CIO president which ranges from those issues to the Amazon union vote in Alabama.  

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 5 February 2021

It is the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and the day when Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine comes in to do our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. But, first the news:

  • Unemployment Rate...did we party too soon?
  • Millennials and saving money: Three headwinds;
  • Solar is HOT but will it continue;
  • Tesla and another recall;
  • Amazon, Unions & Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Well, Tiffany and Co. back to the office.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts is with us to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Des Moines Metro. From the opening on the Iowa Stars hockey season to some historical classes at Living History Farms to Botanical Blues and basketball. It's quite a list and to hear that...just click here! 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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