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The Business News Headlines 22 December 2020

You would think that when Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a new round of stimulus it might have been a good business day. Ah, not quite and here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • A new virus mutation; what we know;
  • The DOJ and Walmart spar over opioids;
  • Last minute shoppers avoid malls;
  • More delivery issues with the USPS;
  • Another "Eater-Tainment" chain files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic pet push.

Those stories and for the interview Frank Spillers from Rural Community Solutions is my guest. We talk about the barriers that may impede economic development and the trends that might boost opportunity. To listen, click here.

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 30 September 2020

Here we are, about to close out the month of September...  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines plus an interesting business interview about recycled tractor and ag parts. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More job cuts this time it's Bayer;
  • Wall Street had a good day and why;
  • A COVID19 vaccine soon? A leading company says, not so fast;
  • Carmakers seeing some daylight;
  • Ford has a recall and it's big;
  • You and your resume - Three things to leave off;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The NFL and COVID19.

Those stories and a conversation with Scott Schelling the owner of a tractor parts salvage yard that, because of technology and the Internet now sells agricultural parts all over the world from his tiny town in Iowa. To hear more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Original Recyclers - Scott Schelling - Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Agriculture, it's a big deal and it takes parts to keep the equipment running and in the fields. Meet Scott Schelling who, along with his wife Vicki, own Rock Valley Tractor Parts and Iowa Cutter Supply. Here we talk about the parts recycling business, how technology has changed his industry, why business continues to grow and a host of topics we think you'll find interesting.  Meet Scott Schelling:

The Business News Headlines 25 September 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a bunch on tap for you today.  Let's get started:

  • An ugly milestone yet the markets roar;
  • September is rough for Wall Street, what about October;
  • Gold drops;
  • A new LinkedIn feature but...be careful;
  • Best & Worst cities for Minimum Wage Workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The slow down in the labor market is...real.

Those stories PLUS the plight of hospitals, especially rural hospitals. You'll hear from Kevin Kincaid the CEO of the Knoxville, Iowa Hospital and Clinic about what facilities across the country are hoping congress gets right. To listen, click here.

Then we'll lighten the mood with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and feature "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Hey, it's Friday and you deserve it! To listen click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Hospitals Hope for Congressional Action - Meet Kevin Kincaid

Several weeks ago our guests Brian Dieter and Gary Botine from the Mary Greeley Medical Center joined us for a conversation about the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program or MAAPP. It's time for an update. Here Kevin Kincaid the President/CEO of the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics shares where we are and what they hope will happen in the coming weeks. Why it matters? Because the future of many, especially rural hospitals, is on the line. Meet Kevin Kincaid.

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 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 booming...it'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 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!

The Business News Headlines 10 July 2020

So, if yesterday was Thursday....  Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 10th of July. Inside and just a click away we've got these stories for you:

  • You know that extra $600 bucks for unemployed...
  • Air bags are back in the news this time...Chrysler;
  • Toyota says people who mocked George Floyd no longer employed;
  • China just bought a bunch of corn;
  • Meanwhile a complaint over fake cotton bale wraps from, yep, China;
  • American Airlines says "nope" on 17 737 Max jets unless...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A closer look at the unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS you've got to have a bit of fun...right?  Here Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine chats it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Plus we talk about pizza and pickled herring for...breakfast.  Why not, right?  To listen to that bit of fun times just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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