Each weekday we offer up the top business news headlines on your time. No need to sit and wait you can take us with you wherever you go and at any time. Here's what we have on tap for you today:
- The markets tried, honest;
- Google CEO in D.C. today and it was quite a show;
- Firefox launches new stuff today;
- Pacific Gas & Electric facing dozens of suits some angry at company advertising;
- Terminating an employee during the holiday...some thoughts;
- Open hostility in the Oval Office today;
- What happened on Wall Street and why;
- LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue weighs in on the Rural experiment in Iowa.
Those stories and a conversation about the business side of public speaking. Our guest is Karen McCullough from Houston, Texas who has been in the field for 20 years. We'll chat about that and she'll offer some tips for those of you who think public speaking is for you. Click here to listen!
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The Business News Hour hit the road and traveled to Jefferson, Iowa where on the invitation of John Brunow the owner of All Ability Cycles. Once there we talked with Mike Palmer the Jefferson City Administrator, Sam Harding businessman and school board member, Tori Riley who has created an online news source, Green County News Online for the area and Travis Dvorak from Wild Rose Casino. What's going on with business in a small town of Iowa, employment numbers, school bond issue...lots to talk about.
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In what some are calling a surprising vote, today the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved, on a 3-2 vote, a casino license for the Greene Country Community of Jefferson, Iowa. We visited with Chad Schreck the Executive Director of the Midwest Partnership the economic development arm for Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties as to what this, and other incentives, mean for his area.
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