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The Business News Headlines 3 March 2021

The Mid-Week edition and welcome to Wednesday. It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll share why. Plus, for the interview, former Des Moines Register journalist Kyle Munson will be in to talk about the newly minted Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. But, first the news:

  • More changes to the COVID19 Relief Bill;
  • Americans are rushing to file their tax returns;
  • How the "Death Tax" became a big worry;
  • U.S. wages are up but...there is a but;
  • Job cuts and Exxon and morale;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Masks? We don't need no stinkin' masks!

Then, as we said, Kyle Munson is in for the interview. Having spent 24 years with the Des Moines Register Kyle is now with Principal Financial but...his love of journalism has led him to become the president of the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. Why does it exist and will he be going on RAGBRAI this listen click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 3 February 2021

Midweek and while the markets closed mixed there are signs pointing to a more robust economic recovery.  By the way, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • One word can describe Wall Street today..."meh";
  • The gap is getting wider. What does that...mean?
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants a meeting;
  • Oil prices were up again today and why;
  • Another day another GameStop story;
  • Cattle, Feed and a Feud;
  • Pandemic home remodeling is rockin';
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new vaccine news.

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Katie Olthoff about a startup that launched during the pandemic.  It's part of our series about entrepreneurs who took the dive during COVID19 and are making things happen. Katie and her partner launched Chop Local. Think farmers/ranchers, small processing facilities and consumers. And, yes, it is scalable. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 28 January 2021

Welcome back to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, we're glad you're here. And, you can follow us all day for stock numbers and our business interviews on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for  you today:

  • Weekly jobless claims are in;
  • Earnings for Apple and McDonalds;
  • Oil futures fell today;
  • Speaking of falling...GameStop;
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wall Street;
  • Getting the message on EV is GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is your ZOOM etiquette slipping?

Those stories PLUS for the interview it's Jeff Griggs the COO of All States Ag Parts (ASAP) in to talk about some recent acquisitions in the United States and Canada. What is the driver, what are the companies and more. Acquisitions, Agriculture and ASAP can be heard by clicking here.

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 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 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.

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