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The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 6 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 2 April 2021

The markets were closed today but we still have some business news headlines for you for Friday the 2nd of April.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Big news on the jobs front;
  • That $400,000 threshold from Mr. Biden;
  • The IRS is warning about a scam;
  • Major League Baseball out of Georgia;
  • A foreclosure tidal wave;
  • Are we "free to fly"?

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, nope, no April Fools stuff going on here today but...oh the memories of those pranks still make me smile. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can do that @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The American Jobs Plan...we break it down;
  • The life events that impact your care insurance costs;
  • "No Jab - No Job" says an employer and they mean it;
  • The Satan Shoe went to court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An update on the Pfizer vaccine.

Speaking of vaccines today you'll meet Brian Finley the Iowa City, Iowa man who several weeks ago launched @IAVaccineAlerts on Twitter. And now has done the same thing for Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri...all as a volunteer.  He'll share why he did it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines & Jeff 26 March 2021

Once again we made it to the weekend kids!  We've not only got some interesting business news stories for you but also Friday is our "Hyper-Local" day when we get to visit with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • Get Vaccinated and Get Stuff;
  • Social Security and the IRS;
  • Some want tax credits to become permanent;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Medicare;
  • The Taxman and Etsy, eBay and more;
  • Fox News sued for $1.6 billion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, quit working so hard!

Those stories plus our look at Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Have some fun already and listen in!


The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 23 March 2021

Welcome back and we've got quite the mixed bag of news for you today plus an interesting conversation about high mileage vehicles that may not be that high at all. But first the news:

  • Rather than $15/hr how about profit sharing;
  • The "dust up" over Greenland;
  • What? A new social media platform?
  • The IRS and...Tax Evasion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This U.S. city is the first to pay reparations.

For the interview Karl Brauer is back from and this time we're talking about those high-mileage vehicles that consumers disregard but, in reality, they may only be starting their life cycle. We'll look at the top 16 vehicles in the U.S. that are still running strong after 200,000 plus miles. It's really good stuff! To listen, click here! 

Thanks for being here! 

The Business News Headlines 22 March 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday as we take a look at some of the top business news stories of the day. Here's what we've got ready for you:

  • 7 Things you SHOULD NOT buy with your stimulus;
  • Tax software upgraded for unemployment benefits;
  • More stimulus payments on the way;
  • Mortgage rates continue to climb;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wanna make $2,400? We'll share how.

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 18 March 2021

Just a reminder...we're days away from the First Day of Spring...finally. Welcome to this edition of the business news headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Warren Buffett has some stimulus advice;
  • The IRS and Paper Checks;
  • "Risky Trading" could soon be taxed;
  • Stimulus and Tax, no, no;
  • The Biden tax it on?
  • News about former President Trump's wealth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google eyes getting back to the office.

Thanks for listening

The Business News Headlines 17 March 2021

Yesterday we reported that it was likely the IRS would push back the federal filing date from April 15...and today that happened.  Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 17th of March...St. Patrick's Day.  Here's what we've got:

  • The IRS change for filing taxes;
  • The Fed will not alter their interest rate;
  • If you share custody can you "double dip"?
  • Stimulus money still flowing to the wrong bank;
  • Will "free money" create a new welfare culture;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • People are not flocking back to workout.

For the interview it's Dr. Chris Draper, entrepreneur and author of the book "Velocity Economics - The Real American Economy". We'll spend some time talking about what that idea has in common with the American Rescue Plan and what may be the overall benefit healing a host of issues. To hear that conversation, that's really enlightening, click here. 

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