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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! 

Hospitals Hope for Congressional Action - Meet Kevin Kincaid

Several weeks ago our guests Brian Dieter and Gary Botine from the Mary Greeley Medical Center joined us for a conversation about the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program or MAAPP. It's time for an update. Here Kevin Kincaid the President/CEO of the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics shares where we are and what they hope will happen in the coming weeks. Why it matters? Because the future of many, especially rural hospitals, is on the line. Meet Kevin Kincaid.

Business News & More 17 September 2020

It was a bleak report from Jerome Powell of the Fed and that, plus some data, started to roll the ball downhill. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th of September, thanks for being with us and here's what's on tap:

  • What the Fed said;
  • Conflicting COVID19 messages;
  • Hotels are in big trouble and asking for help;
  • The comeback of GE?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Low income students at...risk.

Those stories plus a conversation about trucking, the transportation industry and what consumers, suppliers and manufacturers need to know. Here to speak to them, and offer some solutions, are two transportation professionals, Brian Anderson of Anderson Cargo and Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide.  If you are a manufacturer, shipper or carrier you might want to listen. To do that, CLICK HERE

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 10 September 2020

Today there was a raft of things going on that, once again, depressed the markets and we'll share that story and these for Thursday the 10th of September:

  • Uhm, this was not supposed to happen;
  • Another retailer calls it quits;
  • CitiGroup made history today;
  • Six Jobs/Job Skills needed now;
  • The price of oil keeps dropping and why;
  • Wait, how many empty apartments in Manhattan?
  • It's...alive!  The J.C. Penny story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Target says they will do...better.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News and More 9 September 2020

Several jarring things happened today and yet the markets moved upward. Why? That's just one of the stories we've got for you today:

  • What were investors thinking today;
  • Jobs...will we really ever fill what is out there;
  • Amazon says they have jobs paying $150,000 a year;
  • Marty McFly...your truck is getting ready;
  • Folks leaving the city may be good for DIY;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Comfy clothing in larger sizes...hmmmmm.

Those stories plus an extended and exclusive interview with Sarah Trone-Garriott who is running for the Iowa State Senate in Senate District 22 (Clive, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines and Waukee). To be sure, at the start it seems this is a hyper-local story but what we talk about is happening all over Iowa and the nation.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by. 

Meet Sarah Trone-Garriott Candidate Iowa Senate District 22

When we started this conversation I thought it might be something we could call "Hyper-Local" however the issues that are raised by my guest Sarah Trone-Garriott are much larger than simply those of Iowa State Senate District 22. Here you'll learn more about her and her family. The struggles many are facing and we'll talk about responsibility and leadership moving forward. Click through...and meet Sarah for Iowa.  

The Business News Headlines 3 September 2020

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines. And, follow us along on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What goes up, must come down;
  • Taco Bell - Pandemic Menu Adjustments;
  • Jeep had a virtual reveal today;
  • The job numbers are...shocking;
  • 30% of Americans think the economy is just...fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A double dip recession?

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation with Betty Devine who is running to become a county supervisor in Polk County, Iowa. We talk about her experience, various reforms, budgets and how she wants to better inform county residents about systems and accessibility. Meet Betty Devine here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 24 August 2020

Welcome to a brand new business week.  A quick reminder we're on News/Talk 1540 KXEL each Sunday at Noon with The Business Week in Review. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street celebrated a "potential" COVID19 treatment;
  • President Trump opened the RNC with a big claim;
  • Consumers and Choice and Buying;
  • Looks like "remote work" is here for awhile;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Pssst, wanna buy a gun? Meet me on Facebook!

Thanks for listening and come find us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 6 August 2020

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines for the 6th day of August, 2020. Here's what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • New York State seeks to dissolve the NRA;
  • Gold prices and the possibility of $4,000 an ounce;
  • Some scary job numbers;
  • Uber reported second quarter results;
  • How miserable is the United States;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airlines and air fares...it's a mess.

Those stories plus you’ll meet hospital CEO Brian Dieter and CFO Gary Botine...as we discuss an issue that impacts nearly every hospital in the nation...and how that impacts you...the citizen. To listen to that segment, click here.  

Hospitals Facing Difficult Decisions & Time is Ticking

Strap in because this segment deals with every community in the United States. Several months ago U.S. hospitals took advantage of something called the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program or MAAPP. It was intended to assist hospitals that were too large for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to pay for staffing and increased costs associated with COVID19. In addition many hospitals were told to cease "elective procedures" which also had an impact on their fiscal health. Here with us today is Brian Dieter, President & CEO of Mary Greeley Medical Center based in Ames, Iowa and Gary Botine the hospital CFO to explain the program, what it means to you and what they hope to negotiate in the coming weeks.

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