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The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 14 October 2020

Welcome back and thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines on this the 1th of October, 2020. Oh, and if you want to reach out on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Nope on the hope of a stimulus before the election;
  • Mortgage rates fall again but...buyers are scarce;
  • If the election has you worried about the markets...
  • Pay equity and Princeton University;
  • Rents and cities like San Francisco;
  • Price fixing and...chickens;
  • What consumers are more worried about;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, yes, more Work from Home news.

Those stories and the amazing talent of Justin Jarrell who recently released his first album. You're going to learn the depth of his talent from writing to producing to video to editing...it goes on and on. But, he admits to one thing he can't do.  Yep, we're fans.  Meet Justin here.

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The Amazing Talent of Musician Justin Jarrell

Justin Jarrell recently launched his album that was two years in the making. While we don't often feature musicians on the Business News Hour...being one really is...a business. So we dug in a bit to learn more about Justin and...WOW! Boundless energy and so talented on so many levels. If it sounds like we're immediate fans...yep.  Meet Justin Jarrell, his music and his stunning ability to do everything except...one...tiny thing that he admits to.

The Business News Headlines 12 October 2020

Thanks for clicking through again to start off our business week Here are the news headlines we've got ready for you today:

  • Tech ruled the day;
  • Amazon Prime Day & some tips;
  • Oil prices slumped and why;
  • Sure, we've got toilet paper but other things now in short supply;
  • Theaters lose out on yet another feature film;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new retail store...that sells only pandemic stuff.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Steve Wilke-Shapiro who, in the midst of COVID19, decided it was a good time for him to launch his new business. It's a great story about his relationship with people, buildings and architecture. Sequel Architecture is in our Small Business Spotlight.  Click here to listen.  

 

Sequel Architecture in The Small Business Spotlight

We love telling the stories of entrepreneurs and when they launch a new business in the middle of a pandemic...it really becomes special. Meet Steve Wilke-Shapiro who recently launched Sequel Architecture a full service design firm doing business across Iowa. Listen to the thoughtful way Steve approaches each project, some tips on hiring an architect, the story of a 173 year-old building and more.  Meet Steve...in our Small Business Spotlight

The Business News Headlines 2 October 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yep, you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Two things rocked Wall Street today;
  • Tesla blows past sales numbers but...
  • Women leaving the workforce in stunning numbers;
  • Baby, it's cold outside. Restaurants feeling the chill;
  • AirBnB is seeking some major cash in their IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, we know what you are listening to...and it's growing.

Those stories PLUS we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine with Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro.  Hey, it's Friday and YOU deserve to have a little fun. Click through to find out who we're talking about this week.  

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 September 2020

The markets slid yet again today making this September, like many, rough on Wall Street. Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • They are not going quietly...think TicTok;
  • Tesla sues the Trump Administration and why;
  • The Fed offers a somber update on the economy;
  • Volkswagen is on a mission and you are the target;
  • Scams are on the rise and we'll give you some samples;
  • Who is responsible for a lack of small business capital;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Climate change and big name responses.

Thanks for listening!  And, you can join us outside of the news on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

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The Business News Headlines 16 September 2020

Well, things started off good enough but quickly fell apart even with the Fed rate news. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 16th day of September and here is what we've got:

  • What the Fed said about interest rates means;
  • Amazon is coming to your hamlet sooner than later;
  • Working women leaving the workforce;
  • Retail numbers today are, well, not so hot;
  • Out of sync: Wall Street vs. Main Street;
  • I huge IPO today, no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If you do this first thing in the morning...you shouldn't.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

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