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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 this link. 

Entrepreneurship, Profitability and Blue Ocean with Desmund Adams

In February we celebrate the world of entrepreneurship. Here I visit with Desmund Adams an entrepreneur who has not only two businesses behind him and ran for the U.S. Congress but now is the founder and CEO of Focus and Find the nations only socially responsible board and executive search firm.  Here you'll learn what that means, what the driver was to create the company, what businesses rewards can come to corporations who listen with a fresh ear and even some advice for any person seeking their own status as an entrepreneur.

The Business News Headlines 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 16 February 2021

We're still in the midst of National Entrepreneur Week here in the U.S. and after the news stick around for a conversation with Jason Feifer the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur. Who would know more about this than...him?  For the news, here's what we've got for you:

  • Good reasons to file your;
  • New foreclosure/forbearance info;
  • Worried about...inflation? Not so much;
  • Rolling power outages our story and yours;
  • Farmers and profits according to the USDA;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Got the pandemic blues? Some thoughts.

Those stories plus for the interview a reprised conversation with the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Jason Feifer on why every business person should be thinking like an entrepreneur and what that can mean to their business success. To listen to Jason and I go at it...just click here. 

The Business News Headlines 15 February 2021

Welcome back and it's President's Day and the third day of National Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States. So, while Wall Street was shut down we've got these business news headlines for you:

  • Some entrepreneurship stats;
  • An update for microbusinesses and PPP;
  • Retail traders are here to stay says BOA;
  • Oil and international markets were open and...
  • Feeling a bit guilty of being pandemic...lazy?

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet the remarkable entrepreneur Sima Dahl of Chicago. Her back-story is not only amazing but also familiar for so many. We'll be talking about honing your personal and professional brand, why that is important, how to best market you and your business and much more. It's a great way for us to kick off National Entrepreneurship Week.  Meet Sima Dahl by clicking here

The Business News Headlines 12 February 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yes, it is Valentine's Day Weekend so stick around and click through to hear what Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine has for you to the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But, first, the news:

  • House committees are moving forward;
  • Home prices continue to rise;
  • Potential good news for FHA buyers;
  • Careful there is shrimp in that sauce;
  • Sorry looks like summer will be a bummer;
  • Janet Yellen and the G7;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Romance yet another COVID19 victim.

Those stories PLUS because it's Friday we'll riff on a whole host of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. To listen in, just click this link. 

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2021

Thanks for coming by again on a day that the Wall Street markets rose and fell in a very volatile session. Here's what we've got for you today for the business news headlines:

  • A family of 4 and $12,800. Details;
  • The Biden Stimulus Plan and the economy;
  • Words you should not say to employees;
  • Mortgage rates rise and more housing news;
  • Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock is up;
  • Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New filings for unemployment are down...but;
  • Apartment deals and price hikes. Think remote workers.

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 10 February 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and stay with us for the interview as we talk cleaning and Covid with Joe Galasso from Protective Environmental Systems.  Here are the news stories for you:

  • Biden & Romney agree on this;
  • A deeper look at the Biden Plan for kids;
  • Landlords and's a mess;
  • A mortgage forbearance story;
  • Stocks waivered on the words of the Fed Chair;
  • GM beats estimates but has chip troubles;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the 9 - 5 workday...gone?

For the interview we welcome back Joe Galasso the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a company that manufacturers American made hardware and chemicals to deal with viruses. In this segment we talk about cleaning protocols the South African variant and more.  To hear Joe just click this link.

Thanks for listening!  

Coming Clean to Avoid COVID with Joe Galasso

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour.  Joe Galasso is the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a leader in American made hardware and chemical products that disinfect and sanitize not only surfaces but also the air. As the United States enters the second year of the pandemic we asked Joe to come back and take us through what it really takes to get things clean, to properly disinfect and sanitize. We also discuss the new COVID South African strain that could impact us well into the future. 

Thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 9 February 2021

Welcome back and thanks for listening. Wall Street investors took a pause today and we'll share that story and these. Plus make sure you stick around for the interview today with Jill Gonzalez from Wallet Hub as we discuss which states are "Safe" with regard to COVID19 and which states are unsafe.  It's a stunning report.  But, first the news:

  • A look at mortgage delinquencies and a surprise;
  • Investors hit the pause button;
  • Apple and autonomous vehicles;
  • GameStop dropped again today;
  • Banks & Overdraft Fees a story and tips;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Who let the Dogecoin out" and more on Bitcoin.

Those stories plus this conversation with Wallet Hub analyst Jill Gonzalez about COVID19 and the states, using five metrics, their study says are safe and those who they say are...unsafe.  To listen to that shocking story, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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