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The Business News Headlines 20 January 2021

I've got to be honest with you the world of business paused a bit today as Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and this historic swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris.  However, the inauguration did impact business...let's go!

  • The stock market reacted to the inauguration;
  • How might the Biden Administration impact you;
  • Experts are projecting fewer COVID19 deaths;
  • Netflix vs. Disney+ think content;
  • The NRA and bankruptcy;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Messing around with the SAT.

Those stories plus a walk down radio memory lane with Jane E. Morgan who is, this year, celebrating her 40th year behind the microphone but, that's not all. She has also relaunched her voice-over business. Click here to learn more about her entrepreneurship. 

 

Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

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 6 January 2021

Imagine having to put together the business news headlines with everything else going on in the United States today. I can tell you it wasn't easy.  But, here's what we've got for you today:

  • Domestic terror and business;
  • The Georgia Election and what is next;
  • Investors worry about "Big Tech";
  • What's in the Biden Tax Plan;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The World Bank on the recovery.

Those stories plus our first studio interview since March of last year. You'll meet Patrick Palmer who, with his company The Computer Guy is in our Small Business Spotlight. To hear his interesting back-story just click here.

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Meet The Computer Guy - Patrick Palmer

Thanks for listening. My guest is Patrick Palmer a small business person from Central Iowa who has, for twenty-five years, been helping individuals, businesses and non-profits with their technology. He is known as The Computer Guy and his work is first class. Patrick is a returning guest and, this is the first in-studio interview I've been able to do since March of 2020. Here you'll learn how Patrick got started and what motivates him. This was fun.

The Business News Headlines 30 December 2020

Only one more day left in 2020...you in for that?  Today here are the business news headlines we've got for you just ahead of New Years Eve:

  • Half of U.S. states will do this next year;
  • Hackers steal $36 billion from unemployment;
  • "Stick a fork in it!" Talking about additional stimulus dollars;
  • Hey, we've got corn and soybean news;
  • Podcasting is HOT - Ask Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gearing up for a work from home society.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview, it's Ro Crosbie from Tero International with a new set of programs designed to take time into consideration.  Your time.  It's called "Tero Clinics - Learning in Small Doses" and if you CLICK HERE you'll learn more.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 22 December 2020

You would think that when Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a new round of stimulus it might have been a good business day. Ah, not quite and here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • A new virus mutation; what we know;
  • The DOJ and Walmart spar over opioids;
  • Last minute shoppers avoid malls;
  • More delivery issues with the USPS;
  • Another "Eater-Tainment" chain files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic pet push.

Those stories and for the interview Frank Spillers from Rural Community Solutions is my guest. We talk about the barriers that may impede economic development and the trends that might boost opportunity. To listen, click here.

Talking Rural Economic Development Trends with Frank Spillers

There are plenty of things to be concerned with and one of those is the hollowing out of our rural communities. Here Frank Spillers who, with his wife Kimberlee, own Rural Community Solutions talks to us about the trends that they are seeing that spell, or could spell, relief for Rural America. Join the conversation as we uncover what works...and what needs to work better...to empower and transform. 

The Business News Headlines 21 December 2020

Thanks for coming by on this the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow we start heading toward Spring. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Will AT&T cancel its auction of DirectTV;
  • Ford teams up with Chevy...no not that Chevy;
  • 2020 was a banner year for IPO's';
  • Intel and the Solar Winds hack;
  • Stimulus checks and Christmas;
  • Facebook ads and small business;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new C-Suite job is born.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business of No Justice No Peace

Over the past several months the nation has been rocked by not only a pandemic but also a movement called No Justice - No Peace. Many in the business community are concerned and a bit reluctant to learn about what the organization is and what they promote. Here Mark Langgin returns to our newscast to talk about things like building the economic base of thousands of individuals who face real economic hardship and you may be surprised at where they live. Mark is also part of something called the New Frontier Action. Here is Mark Langgin...

The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

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