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The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Look, we get it.  Every day we bring you the business news headlines but when we're done on Friday afternoon it's time to riff about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Today on Friday Fun we're talking about the Food Issue of Cityview, Dinner and Bingo in Polk City, fun stuff at the Funny Bone, college football, Alice Unchained (who?) at Wooly's the Des Moines Playhouse, cowboy honky tonks and men line dancing.  No, really...Grab a beverage and enjoy. 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

Thanks for listening.

The Business of Being Roxi Copland

We've had the pleasure of knowing singer/song writer Roxi Copland for several years and followed her work from Iowa to Wisconsin and now Texas. She recently released a new song, "Daddy Don't Do Politics" (and you'll hear a snippet of it here) so we thought it would be a great time to catch up with her and her business. We talk about everything from the impact the pandemic has had on creative musicians to getting radio air-time to the struggles with streaming services like Spotify. And, if you want a peek at "Milwaukee Strong" here you go.  Welcome back Roxi Copland: 

The Business News Headlines 16 October 2020

Well, THAT was a week...right?  Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines glad that you've clicked through.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers Surprise;
  • Deficit Numbers do...too;
  • Detroit and the "EV Buzz";
  • A study tells us what you're doing with your $;
  • A new group hopes to enlighten;
  • A deeper dive into the retail numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Coke pull the plug on an old brand.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview is with me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

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 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 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! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine stops by to chat about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week and then we often get off on something...very different. Hey, it's Friday and here are some of the things on tap:

  • Tonight you can "Tee Hee" at Tee Hee;
  • Slaughter Hours is open...if you dare;
  • Jester Park and Iowa Ghosts;
  • The Blank Park Zoo is having a celebration;
  • FLEA MARKET but no Gun Show at the Fairgrounds;
  • Wolly's havin' a band;
  • Tom McDonald and Ghost Stories at Vaudeville Mews
  • Central College and "Doubt"
  • Food Truck Thursday;
  • Chad Hitsman and Knives;
  • Valley Junction stuff.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 25 September 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a bunch on tap for you today.  Let's get started:

  • An ugly milestone yet the markets roar;
  • September is rough for Wall Street, what about October;
  • Gold drops;
  • A new LinkedIn feature but...be careful;
  • Best & Worst cities for Minimum Wage Workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The slow down in the labor market is...real.

Those stories PLUS the plight of hospitals, especially rural hospitals. You'll hear from Kevin Kincaid the CEO of the Knoxville, Iowa Hospital and Clinic about what facilities across the country are hoping congress gets right. To listen, click here.

Then we'll lighten the mood with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and feature "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Hey, it's Friday and you deserve it! To listen click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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