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The Business News Headlines & More 9 July 2021

A quick reminder that you can follow us all day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today, the end of the work-week for many we've got a bunch of news and we'll kick things off with a boost to the middle class:

  • President Biden announces sweeping reforms;
  • Wells Fargo shuts down personal lines of credit;
  • The My Pillow Guy gets a court decision;
  • GM is recalling more trucks and why;
  • Just in: Biden fires the head of the Social Security Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So many jobs so few workers and why.

Plus, because it is Friday, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro from the files at Cityview Magazine. To listen in...just click here.

 

The Business News Headlines 29 June 2021

We're nearly "outta here" when it comes to June and heads up, from the business world, the new jobs report is due out on Friday morning...but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go Big or Go Home? United Airlines in the news;
  • Meanwhile Alaska Airlines cutting routes;
  • Walmart driving down the price of insulin;
  • Fulfillment center jobs starting at $20.60 an hour;
  • Automakers say some may ditch the mask;
  • GM will leave nobody behind;
  • Let's talk cheap groceries;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another day another report on jobs.

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 SBA Takes A Victory Lap with Jayne Armstrong

She is a returning visitor to the Business News Hour, Jayne Armstrong is the District Director for the Small Business Administration. She's here to update all of us on a remarkable year on the national and the regional front. Trillions of dollars were poured into the national economy to keep small businesses afloat and even in Iowa there were 173,000 loans totaling eight billion dollars.  A massive effort and we'll also take a peek at what she believes is in the future for Main Street.

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.

Driving Profit by Focusing on Diversity with Desmund Adams

February is National Women's Month and yet what is business doing to really embrace the inclusion of women in leadership roles? Not only because it's the right thing to do but because it will drive...profit. Here Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find explains the holy grail of business which is...profit. He believes that to get there your business needs to mirror society because at the end of the day to expand your reach and to build profit you need to expand your horizon....and if everybody in the company only sees the world in one way you'll never get there. 

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 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 ISeeCars.com 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 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. 

The Business News Headlines 16 March 2021

Welcome back! In the next nine minutes we'll bring you up to speed on a host of business news stories and some items we know you're concerned with as stimulus checks start to hit bank accounts. Let's go:

  • The negative impact of stimulus spending;
  • Retail sales in February slipped big time and why;
  • Debt collectors are eyeing your stimulus cash;
  • Will the IRS claw back "back taxes";
  • Also, will the IRS push back the filing date;
  • Gas prices are up. Is it Biden's fault?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Housing contracts cancelled and why.

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 15 March 2021

Welcome back and to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Our inbox is full of stories about stimulus payments, the IRS and taxes but, let's not start there:

  • Kids will be happy about this story;
  • 6 reasons your stimulus dollars may be delayed;
  • 2021 tax refunds may be delayed and why;
  • Collecting taxes from the wealthy...hard to do;
  • A tax increase is on the way...we hear;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is your bank withholding your stimulus check?

That's a wrap and 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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