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Warren Varley for Iowa State Senate

Every so often we get to visit with people running for public office. Today you'll meet farmer and lawyer Warren Varley who is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 10 a vast area of Adair, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, and Polk Counties. We talk about what he sees as ways to improve the quality of life in not only those counties but all of Iowa and how the state needs to pay attention to our rural communities. And, yes, he has a plan. Meet Warren Varley...

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! 

Meet Betty Devine - Polk County Supervisor Election

With 40 years of experience working for Polk County, Iowa  Betty Devine says it's that experience which is needed as our area becomes more diverse and citizens need to better  understand the role the Supervisors play in their daily life. Here we get hyper-local and talk about issues she believes are important as well as give some information  as to how supervisors are elected and where her district sits.  Here is candidate Betty Devine and here is her website

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! 

 

The Business News Headlines 1 September 2020

Welcome to a new month...and where did August go?  We've been busy digging up some of the business news stories you may have missed and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Great data from manufacturing but, there is a but;
  • Apartment renting...a thing of the past;
  • Commercial office and retail space in trouble;
  • Uber and selfies...no really;
  • The payroll tax holiday started today one word: Confusing;
  • The job posting from Amazon they took down;
  • The grocery store that doesn't allow shoppers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ben & Jerry's, Ice Creme and White Supremacy.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Chasing Storms - Meet Entrepreneur Mike Harlow

When that massive storm ripped through Iowa two weeks ago dozens of linemen raced into the state to assist in getting thousands of homes and businesses power. Following that effort folks like Mike Harlow of Greener Tree Care of Hannibal, Missouri came to clear trees and pick up debris. Mike is an entrepreneur and he's been all over the United States with his business. I asked him to sit down for a bit and tell me his story.  We think you'll like it...we sure made a friend. 

The Business News Headlines 27 August 2020

Sorry, we're a little late today.  Editing took over early in the afternoon. But, hey, glad you're with us.  Here is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Ya know that second stimulus check...
  • What the Fed announcement today means for you;
  • Protesters brought out a guillotine...no, really;
  • Some good car news it would seem;
  • Some good retail news?  It's about time;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Say it ain't so...the Office Romance...gone?

Those stories plus a rare two-part interview. This time it's Death and Taxes with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA of Bruce Tax CPA.  Here is part one.

And here is Part Two.

Thanks for coming by and follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour!

 

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.

 

BusinessNews Headlines and Stuff to DO with Cityview

Hi and welcome back to the business news headlines. We're trying something different today. Along with the business news headlines we're also including Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and his "Stuff to DO" segment. If you're into just the news that's up first but if you want to stick around for the fun...keep on listening.  Today in the news:

  • That $600 a week...did it keep people out of work?
  • Unexpected - John Deere on a roll;
  • Existing home sales are up...so too the price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb says the party is over;
  • Jeff Pitts and I riff about "Stuff to DO". Enjoy!

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