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The Business News Headlines 19 January 2021

It is Inauguration Eve in the United States and some of the business news reflected that reality. Here is what we have for you and remember, you can join us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

  • Treasury Nominee Janet Yellen spoke up today;
  • How about some lab created seafood;
  • AMC Theaters found some cash and...
  • Yes we have a story about "floating rocket launch pads";
  • The massive teacher shortage is...here;
  • Some interesting FCC news from the SCOTUS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, "relocation regrets" from some folks.

For the interview it's Julia McGuire with a review of the 1,000 Friends of Iowa Development Awards for 2020. Some amazing things going on in the Hawkeye State in big cities and tiny towns.  To listen in, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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 14 December 2020

It was an historic day as hundreds of thousands of vaccines were shipped to states here in the U.S. yet, there is still concern about how long it will take to implement the program. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New legal issues for...Amazon;
  • Remote working at Google is...limited;
  • Even with vaccines out the markets struggled;
  • An election company fires back at President Trump;
  • Saving even a little money can help...a lot;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Gender decisions and hiring how one company solved the issue.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Mark Langgin from No Justice - No Peace and what business people need to know and understand that will have a positive impact on not only urban communities but also rural villages and towns. You can hear that conversation...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business of No Justice No Peace

Over the past several months the nation has been rocked by not only a pandemic but also a movement called No Justice - No Peace. Many in the business community are concerned and a bit reluctant to learn about what the organization is and what they promote. Here Mark Langgin returns to our newscast to talk about things like building the economic base of thousands of individuals who face real economic hardship and you may be surprised at where they live. Mark is also part of something called the New Frontier Action. Here is Mark Langgin...

The Business News Headlines 22 October 2020

Thanks so much for coming by. It's been a busy news day and here's what we've got lined up for you today:

  • Yachts, a Van Gogh and a Movie;
  • More disruption in the grocery industry;
  • Microsoft has extended their Work from Home Policy;
  • Airbus is ramping up;
  • The retailers that are opening new stores;
  • Home sales are way up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flight Attendants without a Plan B.

Also today a conversation about what No Justice - No Peace means...to businesses. We've all seen news video about marches and civil unrest but is that what No Justice - No Peace is all about?  Today an in depth conversation about the movement in Iowa with organizer Al Womble To hear that conversation, click here. 

The Business of No Justice - No Peace

Following an email we received the other day from one of the Iowa organizers of No Justice - No Peace we kicked around the idea to invite them to the Business News Hour to help us...and business better understand what exactly those four words mean. With us is Al Womble who along with several others has been crisscrossing Iowa and setting up voter information booths where they are usually welcomed but often harassed.  Here is that conversation: 

Launching in a Pandemic - Shirley Macleod and Tint World

As part of our ongoing series about entrepreneurs who are opening their businesses during a pandemic we found Shirley and Earl Macleod of Iowa who, just weeks ago, opened a franchise location in Iowa for Tint World. Here we visit with Shirley about the decision to become a franchise owner, what impressed them about Tint World and what they offer to vehicle owners...and it's not just window tinting. One other thing, the Macleod's are not done and have options on opening three additional locations outside of Iowa.  Meet Shirley Macleod....

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.

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