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The Business News Headlines 29 September 2020

Back...and grateful to be here.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets took a dive today and we'll share why;
  • Apartment construction is on the ropes;
  • Restaurants face an uncertain future;
  • Yet, consumer confidence is up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Over 40 and looking for a job?  Good luck.

Those stories and a conversation with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez a scientist and a story-teller. You will plotz when you hear about her new book The Alchemy of Us. The way she weaves the discovery of things we use every day along with the history of the creators is...amazing. We were grateful to welcome her back.  CLICK HERE to listen. 

The Alchemy of Us with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

When her book came out a couple of months ago I wrote down that we must have her back and here we are. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is first a scientist and yet she is also an effective story-teller. The book is The Alchemy of Us - How Humans and Matter Transformed On Another but FULL STOPP...if you are thinking, "Great a book about science...pass." don't! This is both science and history and stories about people you have heard about and others that have passed into oblivion. But each has left a mark on how you and I go about our daily life...  Meet Dr. Ramirez: 

The Business News Week in Review

We treasure the fact that you tune in each weekday for the business news headlines and our long-form business interviews. That's why we created this special edition for Monday the 28th of September. Because of the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur our offices are closed however, here are some of the business news stories you may have missed. We look forward to being back with you tomorrow the 29th.  Thank you for understanding! 

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! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

Pack up all your cares and get into Stuff to DO with Cityview and its managing editor, Jeff Pitts. Here we'll talk about Eat Week going on in West Des Moines. The Nadas and their show. Next month in Cityview it's the "70 Wonders of Des Moines". There is a Wedding Show going on this weekend a big play in Pella and oldtime baseball at Living History Farms.  So much to do...enjoy! 

The Business News Headlines 24 September 2020

If you like roller coasters you would have loved Wall Street today.  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th of September, here's what we've got for you today:

  • The wealth gap is insane and growing;
  • Hunger in America is also growing;
  • About those extra unemployment dollars and seeking work;
  • Olive Garden sales slip...badly;
  • The future of...oil;
  • New home sales surge and why;
  • The U.S. economic outlook for growth...cut in half;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Yet another brand gets a make-over.

Thanks for listening! 

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.

 

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

Thanks for listening! 

THe Business News Headlines 21 September 2020

This morning, before the sun came up, we knew it was going to be a rough day on Wall Street and, it was.  Welcome to the Monday edition of the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Retire? Not yet and working from home;
  • Climate Change and Amazon;
  • COVID19, Landlords & Renters;
  • Increased wealth among (some) Americans;
  • The Boeing 737 back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Football and The Emmy's.

Plus for the interview you'll meet two folks who, just seven months ago, were making sure lunch was right, documents were printed and flights being arranged. Today Kim Greth and Ann Scott of Tero International are...Zoom Meeting Producers.  It's a great story and you can hear that right...here

Thanks for listening! 

Meet the Zoom Producers & Their New Reality

It wasn't that long ago, or maybe it was, when Kim Greth and Ann Scott were busy making travel reservations for Tero International Trainers, making sure rooms were ready for classes, making sure each student or executive taking the training had their printed materials.  That was before March of 2020. Today Kim and Ann have become Zoom Conference Producers for Tero. How they got there, what they do now and how everything has...changed.  

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