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The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

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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...

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.

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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. 

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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. 

 

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The Pubic School Dilemma and COVID19 with Mike Beranek of ISEA

It is top of mind among parents, grandparents, businesses and of course teachers. What to do in just a few weeks when schools are set to open? Here you'll meet Mike Beranek the president of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) with over 50,000 members,  lays out the choices educators were given. The question isn't one of politics but of...safety. Lots of questions for everyone involved and here you'll listen to some answers. Meet Mike Beranek...

Alliance for Retired Americans with Mike McCarthy

I met the very outgoing Mike McCarthy a couple of weeks ago and heard him speak about the mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) and asked him to join me for this conversation, Mike is the State President for the Iowa Branch and here you'll learn about the roots of ARA, who the members are and a discussion about the policy items he and others are working on for the benefit of all retired people. We recorded this on St. Patrick's Day...seems appropriate. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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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The Business News Headlines 27 February 2020

Different day, same story on Wall Street as today the Dow sank by nearly 1,200 points. Meanwhile the president has shared some conflicting blames for the market headed downward.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • What is it the "Media" or the "Democrats"?
  • Facebook made a decision today;
  • The link between paid sick leave and coronavirus;
  • J.C. Penny missed some sales numbers;
  • Door Dash moving toward an IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Loyalty clubs and your buying habits.

Those stories and we're turning the clock back several months for this conversation about Iowa and mental health. My guest is the Executive Director for NAMI-Iowa, Peggy HuppertAnd you can hear that conversation here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 6 February 2020

Three things moved the markets higher today: China, Earnings and the Economics of the U.S.A. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Cue Billy Joel - We've got the top 10 states where people are "Movin' Out";
  • A Blue Collar Boom?  Really?  We looked;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Need a job? Amazon needs 15,000 workers;
  • Those "job hopping kids"!  Not so fast.

Those stories plus a new media story: Well known for her work covering politics in Iowa for the Des Moines Register Kathie Obradovich has moved on to a new challenge. Kathie is now the Editor-in-Chief for the new Iowa Capital Dispatch which carries the tagline: "Community Journalism for Democracy". Here we talk about that transition, where this idea started, who is in play and how fast it's spreading. Plus we'll chat a bit about Iowa politics and why transparency is so important in these days when trust is such a factor. Here is that interview.

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The Business News 18 December 2019

It's the Mid-Week Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for coming by. You want to reach us on Twitter you can do that @IOB_NewsHour. In the news today:

  • Retailers are getting ready for Super Saturday;
  • Amazon is updating their return policy;
  • Oh, the pain of the "sloping toilet";
  • Lots of job creation but...no people and why;
  • Chances of being audited next year...are up;
  • The Wall Street Report in a word: "Sluggish";
  • Fast Food Workers get a gut punch.

Those stories plus a conversation with Brian Waller of the Technology Association of Iowa as we talk about that groups legislative priorities going into the 2020 legislative session. Technology is a big, very big, deal in Iowa and we'll talk about that here.

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