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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 21 December 2020

Thanks for coming by on this the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow we start heading toward Spring. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Will AT&T cancel its auction of DirectTV;
  • Ford teams up with Chevy...no not that Chevy;
  • 2020 was a banner year for IPO's';
  • Intel and the Solar Winds hack;
  • Stimulus checks and Christmas;
  • Facebook ads and small business;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new C-Suite job is born.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business of No Justice No Peace

Over the past several months the nation has been rocked by not only a pandemic but also a movement called No Justice - No Peace. Many in the business community are concerned and a bit reluctant to learn about what the organization is and what they promote. Here Mark Langgin returns to our newscast to talk about things like building the economic base of thousands of individuals who face real economic hardship and you may be surprised at where they live. Mark is also part of something called the New Frontier Action. Here is Mark Langgin...

The Business News Headlines 10 December 2020

It was one of those days with surging COVID19 cases and a new jobless report that surprised nearly everybody.  Here's what we've got for you for Thursday the 10th of December:

  • Stimulus talks...fizzle;
  • The first time jobless numbers hurt;
  • Remember the Internet Bubble of 2000;
  • Your job and artificial intelligence;
  • Strap in, Tesla about to up end the S&P 500;
  • Homeowners and increased valuations...it's a story;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Vaccines headed to Walmart.

Those stories plus a conversation with Marni Hockenberg from Hockenberg Search. No, she is not a recruiter but she is a valuable resource as people seek new positions or attempt to get back into the corporate world. Some great tips from her business can be heard right here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 December 2020

Welcome back to the business news of the day. Here are some of the top stories we've got for you...and remember, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • Stimulus dollars not from Congress but state & local;
  • The price of oil has, once again, stalled out;
  • The Streaming Wars are heating up;
  • Stitch Fix...whoa...had a great day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the Fauci Effect?  We'll tell.

Those stories plus you'll meet Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent acquisition company that has a stunning message for business and it's not all about fluff. Listen to that remarkable conversation here

Imagine Talent Acquisition that Drives Profit…No, Really!

For ever the Human Resources Department has been seen as a necessary expense but what if that same department could be responsible for profit?  That is what Desmund Adams, the founder and CEO of Focus and Find is out to prove.  Focus and Find is a socially responsible talent acquisition company with focus on financial services, technology and health care. What can diversity bring to any company...we asked. 

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 11 November 2020

Thank you to veterans both past and present for your service to our nation.  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 11th of November and here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ends the day mixed;
  • Lyft is getting into a new service and why;
  • Could the recession get worse...some say yes;
  • Americans are taking 401(k) cash;
  • Target is doing something very different and why;
  • UPS has relaxed a bunch of rules;
  • Retailers starting to worry about shortages;
  • Mom's are suing employers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some disturbing housing news.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 4 November 2020

It's been a day. For many people across the United States they have been clicking into their phones, watching TV and trying to figure out the presidential election. Us too.  Welcome to "The Day After" and here's what we've got for you:

  • Votes are being counted and Wall Street had a big day;
  • One thing is for sure our job problem is real;
  • Today another retail chain called it quits;
  • Tech stocks soared but, is that a good thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • There were two winners in California yesterday.

Those stories plus we'll talk about ISO Certification and what it means to a company and, more importantly, their customers. Von Leefer and Linda Leefer from Area Diesel Service joins me for that conversation and you can hear it all...here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

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