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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: 

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! 

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 & More 2 September 2020

We've been busy grinding it out today...so much going on that this is the "Late Edition" of the business news...we usually try to get this out before 5PM Central.  Here's what's on tap for today:

  • Google and their new planned community;
  • More airline job cuts;
  • Remember when politicians were afraid of the deficit;
  • More companies embrace "working from home";
  • Eviction due to COVID19? Not so fast...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is smaller...bigger?  Ask Macy's.

Those stories plus a really neat conversation with Rachel Trainum of Tero International. Not long ago Rachel was a summer intern at the company. Today she not only oversees the corporate marketing and communications but this year was in charge of the new crop of interns who, according to Rachel, did some amazing things. It's a great story and you can catch it here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Making Others Successful Meet Rachel Trainum

We love it when the story centers around business and personal growth. We love it even more when mentors, no matter their age, recognize that they can be the catalyst for the successful growth of others. Here you will meet Rachel Trainum from Tero International who, just a few years ago was a summer intern. Now, during a dramatic transition for the Tero Team due to COVID19 Rachel found herself supervising this year's crop of interns and understood that by setting them free to create they did an incredible job.  This is good stuff! 

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week we climb into our Hyper-Local Machine and get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine to come by and chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". And, he does not disappoint. Now, for full disclosure do not expect much seriousness coming from this conversation. It's all in fun and hell, you need some fun right about now.  From virtual plays to reclaiming your summer concert series to broadswords...yes broadswords click through for some fun: 

The Business News Headlines 27 July 2020

Welcome back to a new business week! You're just a click away from the business news headlines that we've got for you including:

  • Big tech braces for a long, long recovery;
  • The 2020 U.S. fiscal cliff;
  • Heard about the Deliverator?
  • Tech, Earnings & Capital Hill;
  • Under Armor got a scare;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gyms are headed...outside.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), Mike Beranek as we talk about the issue on the minds of thousands of teachers, students, parents, grandparents and businesses about safely opening up for the 2020 school year. You can hear that conversation...here. 

 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 15 July 2020

Does it feel a little like tax day?  Welcome to the business news headlines for the 15th of July..thanks for being with us and here's what we've got on tap:

  • The IRS has changed due to the virus...what's new?
  • The second biggest shopping season of the year may be a bust;
  • A new automobile company was formed today;
  • Some states had it worse than others with unemployment;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has changed consumer habits and marketing.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

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