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Talking Rural Economic Development Trends with Frank Spillers

There are plenty of things to be concerned with and one of those is the hollowing out of our rural communities. Here Frank Spillers who, with his wife Kimberlee, own Rural Community Solutions talks to us about the trends that they are seeing that spell, or could spell, relief for Rural America. Join the conversation as we uncover what works...and what needs to work better...to empower and transform. 

The Business News Headlines 16 December 2020

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines!  Follow along all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Buying a car...some tips and interest rate news;
  • IPO Fever still strong on Wall Street;
  • Elon Musk, Las Vegas and Tunnels;
  • Retail sales numbers fell in November;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job seekers and what they are willing to give up;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" and what to do.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 December 2020

Welcome back to Monday and not an ordinary Monday but December 7th. We open the newscast by remembering what happened 79 years ago today.  In the business news:

  • Consumers and Holiday Shopping;
  • The Door Dash IPO? Some say, "Skip it";
  • Pandemic related moving...it's a story;
  • Amazon and Yeti are battling counterfeit stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The sorry state of restaurants.

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 3 December 2020

Yep, it's ALREADY Thursday. We've checked our inbox today and here are the business news headlines we've got ready for you.  Thanks for coming by:

  • The new jobless numbers are in and....
  • Mortgage rates dropped for the 14th time;
  • Facebook faces some legal issues;
  • COVID19 and grocery store workers;
  • The loss of department stores foreshadows other things;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Spotify and Podcasting.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

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. 

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 20 November 2020

Hey, it's Friday so why not start out the business news headlines talking about...beer. Seems like the right thing to do.  Welcome to this edition and here is what we've got for you today:

  • Beer for a Billion;
  • Pfizer seeks an emergency authorization;
  • Young people fleeing the cities;
  • The Fed and Treasury are...well...sparing;
  • Bill Gates on COVID19 and the U.S. response;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A housing boom is happening.

Those stories plus our hyper-local look at Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We're talking hockey, ice rinks, movies, a play reading and Dirt Burger...no, really.  You can hear all of that...here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 20 October 2020

Thanks again for coming by for the business news headlines for Tuesday the 20th day of October. Here's what we've got for you and remember to join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour:

  • The Census Bureau and Business Startups?
  • The Justice Department and Google;
  • GM to spend $2 billion on a plant;
  • Playing the lottery? Hang on....
  • Halloween and American Spending;
  • Dairy Free Milk?  Just what producers don't want to hear;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Oil gets bigger to survive.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 16 October 2020

Well, THAT was a week...right?  Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines glad that you've clicked through.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers Surprise;
  • Deficit Numbers do...too;
  • Detroit and the "EV Buzz";
  • A study tells us what you're doing with your $;
  • A new group hopes to enlighten;
  • A deeper dive into the retail numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Coke pull the plug on an old brand.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview is with me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 October 2020

Mixed signals or not, Wall Street had a great day today as it appears that some sort of federal stimulus program isn't dead after all. Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 7th of October. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Are investors too optimistic;
  • Another restaurant chain in bankruptcy;
  • 5 skills that need to go on your resume;
  • Door Dash has launched a new product;
  • Amazon products and safety...it's a story;
  • A 117 year old company confronts a very different future;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More warnings from the Fed.

Thanks for listening and follow us day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

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