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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 Business News Headlines 22 February 2021

It's the final Monday of February and thanks for being with us. A reminder that you can follow our news stories all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • New opportunity for small businesses and PPP;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" in some hot water;
  • Unemployment, Fraud and the IRS;
  • How wages impact working conditions;
  • The wealthy pay 83% less in...yes, taxes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "King of Smartphones" is...

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. 

Business News Headlines 8 February 2021

It's another Monday and welcome to the business news headlines. So much information...give us less than ten minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • They are dropping out of the labor force in massive numbers;
  • Stock rose today for the 6th day in a row;
  • We've got some prison news;
  • The "culture" of Google could "change";
  • No profits but he stock is up 3,000%;
  • Workers and the Amazon Union Vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restrictions lifted while a new variant makes landfall.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa AFL/CIO in to talk about some shocking issues that we recently stumbled on. You'll hear about new legislation that has bubbled up in Washington D.C., the horrid story of what race had to do with how "Right to Work" came to be and thoughts about the Amazon vote in Alabama. To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

Workers, Unions and the AFL/CIO with Charlie Wishman

This conversation with Charlie Wishman was brought about after we received a press release from the Iowa AFL/CIO about legislation bubbling back up in Washington D.C. called The PRO Act. Not only did we miss this on our radar but something else in the release caught our attention. This line: The PRO Act would, "...repeal Jim Crow era laws like "right to work," which leads to lower wages, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces." Key to that sentence is the reference to "Jim Crow". What we learned led to the call that resulted in this conversation with the Iowa AFL/CIO president which ranges from those issues to the Amazon union vote in Alabama.  

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 29 January 2021

It's the final Friday of January 2021 and thanks for clicking through. It was a wild day on Wall Street as the sell off continued and here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Robinhood trading adventure continues;
  • The book value of GameStop vs. Best Buy;
  • Toys R Us is once again...gone;
  • An in depth look at the nation's economic headwinds;
  • Scam Alert! And, it hit us;
  • United warns of job cuts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Getting employees vaccinated. It's an issue.

Those stories PLUS because it is Friday we're into some hyper-local news about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. To hear the lighter side of the day, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 27 January 2021

Already mid-week.  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and, yes, we've got about ten minutes worth to get you up to speed. Remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what made the headlines today:

  • One word put the markets in a tailspin;
  • Boeing reported earnings today...ouch;
  • Forced labor in China is a story;
  • ThreadUp to go public;
  • CVS & Walgreens in hot water;
  • The rise of the independent investor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retirement woes is a real deal.

Those stories plus, for the interview, it's Jaylin Cavil from the Black Liberation Movement. While politics takes center stage here there are a host of business related issues that are connected such as wages, health care, productivity and financial security. Jaylin also explains the name change and we break down the organizations six legislative demands...no, not requests...but...demands.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by!

 

The Black Liberation Movement with Jaylin Cavil

As you know, those of you who have listed to our broadcast over the years, understand that our focus is on business and we rarely tread into the world of politics. And while this conversation has political underpinnings what Jaylin Cavil has to say about a host of issues has a direct impact on economic growth, jobs, financial security and productivity. Jaylin is with the Black Liberation Movement. You would also know them as Black Lives Matter. Here, in this long-form interview we spend time talking about the six "Legislative Demands" the group has taken to the Iowa Legislature as well as why alter the BLM name. Here is Jaylin Cavil.

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.

Thanks for listening! 

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