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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.

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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! 

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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.

The Business News Headlines 3 March 2021

The Mid-Week edition and welcome to Wednesday. It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll share why. Plus, for the interview, former Des Moines Register journalist Kyle Munson will be in to talk about the newly minted Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. But, first the news:

  • More changes to the COVID19 Relief Bill;
  • Americans are rushing to file their tax returns;
  • How the "Death Tax" became a big worry;
  • U.S. wages are up but...there is a but;
  • Job cuts and Exxon and morale;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Masks? We don't need no stinkin' masks!

Then, as we said, Kyle Munson is in for the interview. Having spent 24 years with the Des Moines Register Kyle is now with Principal Financial but...his love of journalism has led him to become the president of the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. Why does it exist and will he be going on RAGBRAI this year...to listen click here. 

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The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation with Kyle Munson

What might happen if there are no local news outlets? Who would report on the city council or school board or the local events that go on in every community? Meet Kyle Munson a long-time journalist with the Des Moines Register and who now heads up the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. While this may sound like a hyper-local story it has implications for journalism across the nation. Here is Kyle...

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 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.

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 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck

What is...equity and how do we measure it? What stands in the way for some to realize a building of wealth? For the most part these are questions many of us don't think about and that is entirely the problem. Meet Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusiveness and something called The 21 Day Equity Challenge. To be clear, this is a free program that can be used by anyone...anywhere. The topics that are covered will allow you to not only learn but also feel comfortable in talking about these issues and take positive steps to create a better life for us all.  Here is our conversation:

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. 

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