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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 year...to listen click here. 

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The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation with Kyle Munson

What might happen if there are no local news outlets? Who would report on the city council or school board or the local events that go on in every community? Meet Kyle Munson a long-time journalist with the Des Moines Register and who now heads up the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation. While this may sound like a hyper-local story it has implications for journalism across the nation. Here is Kyle...

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 2 March 2021

Following on the heels of a big day on Wall Street the stock market fell today it's enough to make you dizzy. We've dug up some of the most interesting business news stories for you and here's what you'll get in under ten minutes of listening:

  • Over a million people pulled out of poverty;
  • Global pandemic bankruptcies cost plenty;
  • What about U.S. bankruptcies;
  • The amazing story of Klarna;
  • Seven big winners for Warren Buffett;
  • The Wealth Tax and the richest folks in the U.S.;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Transaction fees...get ready to shell out more $.

Thanks for coming by! A reminder that you can follow us all day and most of the night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 February 2021

Welcome back and do not miss our interview today with June Teasley from the Small Business Administration. It has to do with the rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program that gives small businesses, those with under 20 employees, preferred treatment. As for the news...here's what we have for you today:

  • The IRS will extend the filing deadline...for some;
  • Momentum is building for a stock trading tax;
  • Fed Chair Powell had some words about unemployment;
  • How long will food delivery be...a thing?
  • Oil ended the day mixed and gas prices climb;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Home prices continue to rise and where.

Those stories plus this very important conversation about the PPP. June Teasley from the Small Business Administration is my guest and we break down the rule changes that will allow small and micro-businesses the opportunity to get money to continue operations. This is so important for Main Street. To listen, just click here.

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The Paycheck Protection Program - Rule Changes for Small Businesses

This week President Biden announced some significant rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP. In the past many small and micro-businesses were left out so, to get money into the hands of businesses with fewer than 20 employees and to target minority owned businesses the rules from the Small Business Administration have changed. But, the window is only open until March 10. With me is June Teasley a Regional Communications Director for the SBA who explains, in detail, the many rule changes and how to best apply. 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 22 February 2021

It's the final Monday of February and thanks for being with us. A reminder that you can follow our news stories all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • New opportunity for small businesses and PPP;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" in some hot water;
  • Unemployment, Fraud and the IRS;
  • How wages impact working conditions;
  • The wealthy pay 83% less in...yes, taxes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "King of Smartphones" is...

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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 15 February 2021

Welcome back and it's President's Day and the third day of National Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States. So, while Wall Street was shut down we've got these business news headlines for you:

  • Some entrepreneurship stats;
  • An update for microbusinesses and PPP;
  • Retail traders are here to stay says BOA;
  • Oil and international markets were open and...
  • Feeling a bit guilty of being pandemic...lazy?

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet the remarkable entrepreneur Sima Dahl of Chicago. Her back-story is not only amazing but also familiar for so many. We'll be talking about honing your personal and professional brand, why that is important, how to best market you and your business and much more. It's a great way for us to kick off National Entrepreneurship Week.  Meet Sima Dahl by clicking here

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 Chop Local Startup with Katie Olthoff

Not long ago we sent out a message asking for businesses that had launched during the pandemic. Here, as we continue that series, you'll meet Katie Olthoff the co-founder of Chop Local. Born during the summer of 2020 Chop Local has become the link between farmers/ranchers, locally owned processing facilities and you the consumer. An excellent way to know where your protein comes from while supporting local small businesses. What could be better?  Meet Katie Olthoff: 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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