Insight On Business the News Hour

When a Loved One Passes - Income Taxes - Part One

He is a returning guest to Insight on Business the News Hour and this time Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA is in to talk about income tax implications. In this first segment he'll discuss the myths that surround the issue, the vocabulary you need to know, what "basis" means, some examples of value and when and who you need to notify about the death of a loved one. And, to help you better follow along here is a link to his talking points so you can review when you have time.

When a Loved One Passes - Income Tax Implications - Part Two

Here Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA offers Part Two of our conversation regarding income tax issues. You're just a click away from learning more about transfer designations, surviving spouse issues, no surviving spouse issues and his famous "Gotcha" segment. And, as promised here is a link to his talking points so you can stay in the loop. 

The Business News Headlines 17 August 2020

While we're back in full...much of Iowa continues to lag due to the major storm that raced through the state last Monday.  Calls for help in Eastern Iowa continue. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Mortgage delinquency numbers are shocking;
  • Fast Food and Fast Casual seeking thousands of workers;
  • What was that about oil prices today;
  • Are small businesses beating the odds;
  • She says the pandemic is in the "rear view mirror";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Moms and Dads at a "breaking point".

Those stories and a segment about the upcoming Hawkeye on Safety program that is open for everybody and...FREE to attend. To listen to Bill Gerhard and Tammi Goerdt click this link. 

Hawkeye on Safety & It’s FREE!

Several months ago there was talk that the Hawkeye on Safety program would be scrapped but then folks got together and decided to create a virtual event. Here to explain the program, who can come and more is Tammi Goerdt the Director of Continuing Education at the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Iowa and Bill Gerhard the President of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council.  And, you can register today at HawkeyeOnSafety.com...let's go! 

The Business News Headlines 13 August 2020

We're back following three days of being without power and having to cobble together broadcast equipment in any number of places.  I'll share that brief story first.  In the business news headlines:

  • REI had a big announcement today;
  • Impossible Foods racking up the coin;
  • A COVID19 "building boom"?
  • Who is delivering a majority of Amazon orders?
  • Yet another company announces "Work from Home:;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An industry that six months ago was booming...now on the ropes?

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney one of the Tero International Trainers about personality preferences and how knowing yours and the personalities of your team can have a positive impact for everybody especially in this age of our nearly endless virtual meetings.  Liz Cooney and the world of Myers/Briggs is right here. 

Thanks for listening!

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.

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...

The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more delays...pay up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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