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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 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.

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2021

It's Friday and we've made it to the weekend! Just ahead you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...no matter where you live it's a lighthearted look...and life. Meanwhile in the business news headlines:

  • OK, so how big is our economic hole?
  • The IRS is also pleased with Wall Street;
  • Work from home? How about a pay cut?
  • The post COVID job picture;
  • A cooking product recall;
  • The Texas power grid...oh my;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, oil prices fall again and why.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  It's a fun look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  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. 

The Business News Headlines 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

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 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! 

The Business News Headlines 3 February 2021

Midweek and while the markets closed mixed there are signs pointing to a more robust economic recovery.  By the way, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • One word can describe Wall Street today..."meh";
  • The gap is getting wider. What does that...mean?
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants a meeting;
  • Oil prices were up again today and why;
  • Another day another GameStop story;
  • Cattle, Feed and a Feud;
  • Pandemic home remodeling is rockin';
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new vaccine news.

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Katie Olthoff about a startup that launched during the pandemic.  It's part of our series about entrepreneurs who took the dive during COVID19 and are making things happen. Katie and her partner launched Chop Local. Think farmers/ranchers, small processing facilities and consumers. And, yes, it is scalable. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Chop Local Startup with Katie Olthoff

Not long ago we sent out a message asking for businesses that had launched during the pandemic. Here, as we continue that series, you'll meet Katie Olthoff the co-founder of Chop Local. Born during the summer of 2020 Chop Local has become the link between farmers/ranchers, locally owned processing facilities and you the consumer. An excellent way to know where your protein comes from while supporting local small businesses. What could be better?  Meet Katie Olthoff: 

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.

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