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Stuff to DO with Cityview!

It's Friday and the day Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine comes by to share his top of mind events happening in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week.  Today we riff about a host of things from Iowa State Football to "Walk for the Animals" at the Blank Park Zoo to bull riding, Food Truck Thursday, The Sheet and some movies that are on the screen. If you are into serious...don't stop. 'Cause it's Friday and you deserve to have a little fun! 

The Business News Headlines & More 15 September 2020

Wall Street started the day up but by the bell the Dow ended...flat. It's the business news headlines for today and here's what we've got for you:

  • Tech keeps marching forward;
  • Louis DeJoy and the pricy new hires;
  • U.S. Infrastructure center stage this week;
  • She will be co-writing and directing a new movie about...
  • Amazon and the new Luxury Products portal;
  • Payment many Americans are doing this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Apple Show from today.

Those stories and we'll welcome Debbie Marshall to our broadcast. Debbie is the principal at Thrive Consulting and she's here to offer up some tips and ideas to help job seekers stand out from the crowd in a very, very tight job market. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2020

For many of us waking up this morning our first thought was, "This is 9/11..." And remembering where we were on that awful morning that is seared into our memory. Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • Family lifeline...seasonal jobs;
  • The New York Times and employees/child care;
  • NYSE and taxes...they just want to move;
  • Meet the country that wants to pay with scrap iron;
  • A bunch of tech IPO's next week;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Martha Stewart and a bit of cannabis if you please.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview is back with us for a look at some Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro..from music to sports to jousting. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News & More 4 September 2020

It's the Friday before a long Labor Day holiday weekend. Two words for this weekend..."Stay Safe"!  Here's what we've got for you today and a reminder, follow along, everyday on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. 

  • A troubling new report out of New Jersey;
  • Might the wage gap be...narrowing;
  • COVID19 Mortgage Bailouts;
  • Low interest rates could be with us for a long time;
  • The jobs report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Skill sets are being altered and celebrated;
  • More Americans going...hungry.

Those stories PLUS it's Friday and you need a break.  Join me and Jeff Pitts as we riff about a host of things. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine and we just have fun chatting it up about all sorts of things while TRYING to stay on task. You can listen here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines & More 2 September 2020

We've been busy grinding it out 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 26 August 2020

It's the early edition of the business news headlines for Wednesday the 26th of August. Thanks for being with us again.  Today:

  • Women to leave the workforce in mass?
  • A dire warning about Social Security;
  • China lags in U.S. purchases but...
  • Las Vegas isn't's busting;
  • Cash strapped colleges being asked for more money;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And some good news: Flavored Setzler!

Thanks for coming by and join 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 too the price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airbnb says the party is over;
  • Jeff Pitts and I riff about "Stuff to DO". Enjoy!

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. This week we'll talk about a sidewalk sale in the Historic Valley Junction, stuff going on in Cumming, we've got goats and yoga, the Summer Concert at Adventureland, art in Ames and a bunch more.  Don't expect much here to be serious.  Have some fun's been a week.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Yes, it's Friday...expect only fun here as Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and I riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. A shout out to Advertureland, the Krantz Family (took me awhile). We also talk about the Iowa State Fair that ain't going on now. The Farmers Markets and more...oh and this really great program being done by the Girl Scouts of America.  Think cookies and drink.  Yeah...we're in.  Here's Jeff: 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each weekday we bring you the top business news headlines and insights into business with long form business interview. But, all of that ends late on Friday when we get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with us to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect anything too serious here. But you will hear about events happening like art and entertainment, a Renaissance Fair, music events and some "side conversations" about broadswords and bands.  We've got Zoo Brew and we also touch on RAGBRAI...remember that?  Here we go!  

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