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The Business News Headlines 15 October 2020

Welcome back and glad you clicked through for the business news headlines on this the 15th day of October.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Zoom Paywall;
  • The new unemployment numbers..ouch;
  • A company that is demanding workers come back;
  • Today is "Tax Day" for millions;
  • Some interesting Amazon Prime Day numbers;
  • Two fitness companies back in court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • College freshmen...skipping out.

As always, thanks for coming by and follow us on Twitter for business news throughout the day @IOB_NewsHour.

 

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.

Thanks for listening! 

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 13 October 2020

Thanks for coming back for the business news headlines for Tuesday the 13th of October, which happens to be my brother's birthday.  Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Another company goes, "Work From Home";
  • A CEO talks about the upside of working from home;
  • Flights are not the only thing airlines are cancelling;
  • Another multi-billion dollar IPO in the works;
  • AMC talks about money...money it doesn't have;
  • Black McDonald's workers file suit in Illinois;
  • The president wants help from the Supreme Court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Proof that 2020 sucks?  We've got another story.

Thanks for coming by and remember we can connect on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

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 9 October 2020

Hi and thanks for clicking through to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got teed up for you today:

  • Can the U.S. Economy weather a second wave;
  • Jamie Dimon the economy and office work;
  • Shaq is getting into the investment business;
  • Another sad theater story and what about Broadway;
  • Apple, 5G and a disappointment;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Hey how about that office dress code...even if working from home.

Those stories plus a little Friday Fun with Jeff  Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We've got "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click here to listen and have some fun, you deserve it.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts 9 October 2020

By now you know what happens each Friday...some fun times with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about some cool stuff going down in the Metro this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • Justin Jarrell at XKB Tonight!
  • Weekend Comedy at the Des Moines Playhouse;
  • What? A Victorian Funeral at Living History Farms;
  • Grandview has "Stripper";
  • Our friends at Sleepy Hollow gonna scare you;
  • Slaugherhouse ya know.
  • The DSM Public Library is OPEN!!
  • The Blank Park Zoo and Night Eyes...a bit different this year.

And, along the way we'll offer some commentary on stuff that may, or may not, have anything to do with what we're helping to promote.  It's what we do on Friday.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck

What is...equity and how do we measure it? What stands in the way for some to realize a building of wealth? For the most part these are questions many of us don't think about and that is entirely the problem. Meet Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusiveness and something called The 21 Day Equity Challenge. To be clear, this is a free program that can be used by anyone...anywhere. The topics that are covered will allow you to not only learn but also feel comfortable in talking about these issues and take positive steps to create a better life for us all.  Here is our conversation:

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