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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 News Headlines30 November 2020

It's the final day of November 2020 and if you're like us...that was one heck-of-a long month...whew!  Here's what we've got for the business news headlines:

  • Was today an early warning about December;
  • More job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • J.C. Penny and what's next;
  • Facebook made a purchase because...
  • An early 2021 prediction;
  • Forces are colliding in the housing market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the $44 billion dollar merger and why it matters.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 November 2020

Welcome back to another business week...albet shorter due to the American holiday of Thanksgiving.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Markets were up and that Janet Yellen thing;
  • What Americans are buying and...not buying;
  • GM is in the midst of a recall and it's big;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The migration from Silicon Valley to...the Midwest. 

For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the SBA in to talk about the CARES Act, future funding concerns, Small Business Saturday and a shout out to her favorite team the Steelers. You can hear that...here. 

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SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

The Business News Headlines 25 September 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a bunch on tap for you today.  Let's get started:

  • An ugly milestone yet the markets roar;
  • September is rough for Wall Street, what about October;
  • Gold drops;
  • A new LinkedIn feature but...be careful;
  • Best & Worst cities for Minimum Wage Workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The slow down in the labor market is...real.

Those stories PLUS the plight of hospitals, especially rural hospitals. You'll hear from Kevin Kincaid the CEO of the Knoxville, Iowa Hospital and Clinic about what facilities across the country are hoping congress gets right. To listen, click here.

Then we'll lighten the mood with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and feature "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Hey, it's Friday and you deserve it! To listen click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 23 September 2020

The markets slid yet again today making this September, like many, rough on Wall Street. Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • They are not going quietly...think TicTok;
  • Tesla sues the Trump Administration and why;
  • The Fed offers a somber update on the economy;
  • Volkswagen is on a mission and you are the target;
  • Scams are on the rise and we'll give you some samples;
  • Who is responsible for a lack of small business capital;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Climate change and big name responses.

Thanks for listening!  And, you can join us outside of the news on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 13 August 2020

We're back following three days of being without power and having to cobble together broadcast equipment in any number of places.  I'll share that brief story first.  In the business news headlines:

  • REI had a big announcement today;
  • Impossible Foods racking up the coin;
  • A COVID19 "building boom"?
  • Who is delivering a majority of Amazon orders?
  • Yet another company announces "Work from Home:;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An industry that six months ago was booming...now on the ropes?

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney one of the Tero International Trainers about personality preferences and how knowing yours and the personalities of your team can have a positive impact for everybody especially in this age of our nearly endless virtual meetings.  Liz Cooney and the world of Myers/Briggs is right here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2020

Back for the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines...once again, no power at our studio so we've had to grab some different gear.  They say, here in Iowa there are over 250,000 without power due to a storm that raged through yesterday morning.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Thousands are closing but nobody knows how many;
  • Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise;
  • How folks in Germany pay for stuff;
  • Amazon headed to the Motor City;
  • Shares of a service we've been using for months fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden has made his pick.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the economy...it ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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