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The Business News Headlines & More 31 August 2020

It's the final day of August 2020. Thanks, once again, for coming by for the business news headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Success doesn't always mean your stock will soar;
  • Guess what happened to Zoom's revenue;
  • Consumers win as airlines dump change fees;
  • Drones and Amazon: Is it a bird, a plane???? Nah...
  • Has your credit been...reduced;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Dating has taken a hit due to COVID19 what about children?

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Mike Harlow in this Small Business Spotlight. Mike is an entrepreneur from Hannibal, Missouri and he is, sort of, a "storm chaser". To hear that segment just click here

Chasing Storms - Meet Entrepreneur Mike Harlow

When that massive storm ripped through Iowa two weeks ago dozens of linemen raced into the state to assist in getting thousands of homes and businesses power. Following that effort folks like Mike Harlow of Greener Tree Care of Hannibal, Missouri came to clear trees and pick up debris. Mike is an entrepreneur and he's been all over the United States with his business. I asked him to sit down for a bit and tell me his story.  We think you'll like it...we sure made a friend. 

When a Loved One Passes - Income Taxes - Part One

He is a returning guest to Insight on Business the News Hour and this time Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA is in to talk about income tax implications. In this first segment he'll discuss the myths that surround the issue, the vocabulary you need to know, what "basis" means, some examples of value and when and who you need to notify about the death of a loved one. And, to help you better follow along here is a link to his talking points so you can review when you have time.

When a Loved One Passes - Income Tax Implications - Part Two

Here Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA offers Part Two of our conversation regarding income tax issues. You're just a click away from learning more about transfer designations, surviving spouse issues, no surviving spouse issues and his famous "Gotcha" segment. And, as promised here is a link to his talking points so you can stay in the loop. 

The Business News Headlines 17 August 2020

While we're back in full...much of Iowa continues to lag due to the major storm that raced through the state last Monday.  Calls for help in Eastern Iowa continue. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Mortgage delinquency numbers are shocking;
  • Fast Food and Fast Casual seeking thousands of workers;
  • What was that about oil prices today;
  • Are small businesses beating the odds;
  • She says the pandemic is in the "rear view mirror";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Moms and Dads at a "breaking point".

Those stories and a segment about the upcoming Hawkeye on Safety program that is open for everybody and...FREE to attend. To listen to Bill Gerhard and Tammi Goerdt click this link. 

Hawkeye on Safety & It’s FREE!

Several months ago there was talk that the Hawkeye on Safety program would be scrapped but then folks got together and decided to create a virtual event. Here to explain the program, who can come and more is Tammi Goerdt the Director of Continuing Education at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Iowa and Bill Gerhard the President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council.  And, you can register today at HawkeyeOnSafety.com...let's go! 

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!

Personality, Leadership & Virtual Meetings with Tero International

Your personality and your leadership style during COVID19 and, really anytime. Today a returning guest is Liz Cooney one of the trainers from Tero International. We're going to talk about how personality impacts leaders and why it's not only important to know more about your personality but also the members of your team. Here Liz will talk about The Myers & Briggs Foundation and how knowing your personality preference, and those that you lead, will help smooth out the road-bumps of leadership.  Let's go!  

The Business News Headlines 6 August 2020

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines for the 6th day of August, 2020. Here's what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • New York State seeks to dissolve the NRA;
  • Gold prices and the possibility of $4,000 an ounce;
  • Some scary job numbers;
  • Uber reported second quarter results;
  • How miserable is the United States;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airlines and air fares...it's a mess.

Those stories plus you’ll meet hospital CEO Brian Dieter and CFO Gary Botine...as we discuss an issue that impacts nearly every hospital in the nation...and how that impacts you...the citizen. To listen to that segment, click here.  

Hospitals Facing Difficult Decisions & Time is Ticking

Strap in because this segment deals with every community in the United States. Several months ago U.S. hospitals took advantage of something called the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program or MAAPP. It was intended to assist hospitals that were too large for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to pay for staffing and increased costs associated with COVID19. In addition many hospitals were told to cease "elective procedures" which also had an impact on their fiscal health. Here with us today is Brian Dieter, President & CEO of Mary Greeley Medical Center based in Ames, Iowa and Gary Botine the hospital CFO to explain the program, what it means to you and what they hope to negotiate in the coming weeks.

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