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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'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.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2021

It's Friday and we've made it to the weekend! Just ahead you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines matter where you live it's a lighthearted look...and life. Meanwhile in the business news headlines:

  • OK, so how big is our economic hole?
  • The IRS is also pleased with Wall Street;
  • Work from home? How about a pay cut?
  • The post COVID job picture;
  • A cooking product recall;
  • The Texas power grid...oh my;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, oil prices fall again and why.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  It's a fun look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To listen, just 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 16 February 2021

We're still in the midst of National Entrepreneur Week here in the U.S. and after the news stick around for a conversation with Jason Feifer the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur. Who would know more about this than...him?  For the news, here's what we've got for you:

  • Good reasons to file your;
  • New foreclosure/forbearance info;
  • Worried about...inflation? Not so much;
  • Rolling power outages our story and yours;
  • Farmers and profits according to the USDA;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Got the pandemic blues? Some thoughts.

Those stories plus for the interview a reprised conversation with the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Jason Feifer on why every business person should be thinking like an entrepreneur and what that can mean to their business success. To listen to Jason and I go at it...just click here. 

Business News Headlines 13 January 2021

It's midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you.  In less than ten minutes you are up to speed on some of the biggest business stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Tax forms and "Tax Time" one done...the other;
  • Investors and Chaos the thought is;
  • The House does impeach President Trump a second time;
  • Airlines/Airports and security;
  • Some Chinese products now banned;
  • Amazon and Parler headed to court;
  • Boeing has a new safety person;
  • Tesla has a major new rival;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another pandemic trend.

Thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 5 January 2021

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 5th of January. Reminder you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here is what we've got for you today: 

  • Georgia votes today and business on the fence;
  • Another COVID19 causality: State & Local Budgets;
  • Another round of retail closings announced;
  • Guaranteed Basic Income is a thing;
  • Americans back to buying vehicles;
  • A new car company has been formed;
  • The NYSE thumbs its nose at President Trump;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is fatherhood...back?

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2020

We hope you had a safe and meaningful Christmas Weekend and it's good to be back with you for the business news headlines on your time. BTW you can reach out to us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and stay up to date all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Trump reverses course;
  • The House votes to increase stimulus dollars;
  • The Santa Claus Rally;
  • A nifty job benefit if you can get it;
  • Another vaccine trial is underway;
  • Trouble for business in China;
  • Wonder Woman 1984 hauls in the cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The travel industry remake.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview it's Carrie Hansen and Jason Parkin from Clear Mortgage a company with not one but two goals.  To hear that, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 24 December 2020

It was a short day on Wall Street but there was no lack of business news stories. Here's what we've got for you on this Christmas Eve:

  • The fight that may put Fox News in court;
  • China and a monopoly probe;
  • Home mortgage rates have dropped...again;
  • What about 2021 and Wall Street;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Republicans block further stimulus dollars;
  • Remote working causes headaches for states;
  • The boring holiday gift that is red hot.

Those stories plus we're talking cars and trucks with Julie Blackley from But, not just any vehicle...we're talking about the hot consumer choices in the U.S. and by region. To listen and learn more about what the company does for consumers....CLICK HERE. 

The Business News Headlines 10 November 2020

It's the day before Veterans Day something that is important to remember. Welcome to the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Blue Chips Rule...Tech Stocks Drool;
  • The states that are in debt and where folks are in trouble;
  • Meanwhile some are saving all kinds of cash;
  • Walmart & GM are in a deal;
  • United Airlines is headed back to JFK;
  • Verizon is seeking a bunch of cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Taco Bell hiring off the, really.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 November 2020

We made it to Friday...that one fact should be something to celebrate.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and here's what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street ended the day mixed;
  • The U.S. added more jobs but, yes, there is a but;
  • The price of oil fell again today and why;
  • Some chain restaurant news;
  • The states are seeing dollars in pot;
  • The Clorox/Lysol Scam;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wait...what was that in California?

Those stories PLUS, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts, the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Some things cancelled but music, the laughs and honky tonk dancing cowboys made the list. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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