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The Business News Headlines 24 February 2021

Welcome back! Today, in under 10 minutes we'll deliver up the biggest business news stories of the day. And then, for the interview Liz Cooney from Tero International will tell the story about how that company had to change everything to meet the demands of their clients.  But, first the news:

  • Mortgage rules may change because of the risk;
  • The reversal of the Dow today and why;
  • What Fed Chair Powell said that eased fears;
  • Home mortgage rates are headed up and why;
  • Say goodbye to cheap fuel prices;
  • What? GameStop...again?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Chicken Wars"....yeah, it's a story.

For the interview you'll hear from Liz Cooney the Director of Training at Tero International about the efforts and changes that company went through over the past year to meet the demands of their clients. PLUS a disturbing study about CEO "confidence". To listen to that conversation click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

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 Paycheck Protection Program - Rule Changes for Small Businesses

This week President Biden announced some significant rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP. In the past many small and micro-businesses were left out so, to get money into the hands of businesses with fewer than 20 employees and to target minority owned businesses the rules from the Small Business Administration have changed. But, the window is only open until March 10. With me is June Teasley a Regional Communications Director for the SBA who explains, in detail, the many rule changes and how to best apply. 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each week we get Hyper-Local with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  And, as always, Jeff has quite a list starting out with tonight and Des Moines Bucs take to ice at 7PM. Also tonight get romantic with Dome After Dark at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens and again on Saturday and Sunday.  So, is CUPID STUPID?  The folks at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant think so.  Drake plays Loyola on Saturday and Sunday. The Hawks play Michigan State also on Saturday.  The Iowa Wild take on Rockford Saturday night and have you heard about the Tomahawk Dinner for Two at The Hall? There is "Tea at the Castle" over at the Salisbury House. On Sunday Botanical Blues back at the Gardens. Wednesday Trivia Night - Mean Girls at Smash Park. The ARL next week doing the Spay-Ghetti and No Balls event and the State Wrestling Tournament as well. Whew!!! 

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!  

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.

The Business News Headlines 26 January 2021

Give us a little more than 8 minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news headlines of the day. And, follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What does the IMF say about the U.S. economy?
  • International business and Starbucks;
  • It wasn't that long ago that GE was on the ropes;
  • Folks really LOVE those Louis Vuitton bags;
  • GameStop just won't stop;
  • Janet Yellen made some news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Breaking - More vaccine in the pipeline.

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things 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 29 December 2020

While we may be winding down 2020 there isn't a lack of business news headlines and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Holiday travel is up and we're worried;
  • The Main Street Lending Program is extended;
  • McConnell rebuffs the House and the president;
  • A list of stuff that will increase in price next year;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Business opportunities looking at us in the face.

Thanks for listening and connect with us on Twitter: @IOB_NewsHour

The Business News Headlines 16 December 2020

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines!  Follow along all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Buying a car...some tips and interest rate news;
  • IPO Fever still strong on Wall Street;
  • Elon Musk, Las Vegas and Tunnels;
  • Retail sales numbers fell in November;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job seekers and what they are willing to give up;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" and what to do.

Thanks for listening! 

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