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8 minutes | a day ago
The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020
Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got: UPS says enough is enough; China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress; Good news for Australia; Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations; Salesforce had a rough day; The Wall Street Report; Some sobering news about the Midwest. Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen. Thanks, again, for coming by.
22 minutes | a day ago
He's a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes
Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen!
11 minutes | 2 days ago
The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020
Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome. In the news today: The markets reversed course today and why; Shake Shack to change and grow; Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story; "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story; Work from home saved this company $250K; What? A child slavery story... More oil job cuts announced; Sephora and Kohl's to team up; The Wall Street Report; Be careful and speedy in the grocery store. Thanks for listening!
9 minutes | 3 days ago
The Business News Headlines30 November 2020
It's the final day of November 2020 and if you're like us...that was one heck-of-a long month...whew! Here's what we've got for the business news headlines: Was today an early warning about December; More job cuts in the oil industry and why; J.C. Penny and what's next; Facebook made a purchase because... An early 2021 prediction; Forces are colliding in the housing market; The Wall Street Report; And the $44 billion dollar merger and why it matters. Thanks for listening!
8 minutes | 6 days ago
The Business News Headlines 27 November 2020
It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines. Today: COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday; Yet another retail closing to report; A prediction about Wall Street and 2021; Google is tracking mental health...their own; Two car makers hit with millions in fines; The Wall Street Report; This company is adding 2,800 employees a day. Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here. Thanks for listening!
13 minutes | 6 days ago
Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine
We're back with more Hyper-Local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. You're just a click away from listening to us riff about a host of things from a Gun Show (hoping for a bazooka for the holidays?), Small Business Saturday, Theater Midwest and "The Thanksgiving Play". We talk about the "big fight", the East Village Promenade (and a shout out to Ray Gun) a little Disney on Ice the ARL donation drive and the Salvation Army virtual kettle program. Oh...and don't forget Thursday and Jingle in the Junction. Have a listen...and some fun.
10 minutes | 8 days ago
The Business News Headlines 25 November 2020
The president has pardoned Michael Flynn who plead guilty to lying to the FBI but that story didn't make the business news. Here, however, is what we've got for you today: Bingo Cards, 2020 and Delivery Vans; Staying safe? No not the virus but...hackers; Slack and Salesforce news; Credit and young people an interesting story; Door Dash to pay up $2.5 million; A crockpot story...no, not "crackpot"; The Wall Street Report; Buy Now - Pay Later, it's a thing. Those stories plus you'll hear from yet another person who has launched a business during the pandemic. This time it's personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan and how he helps men better understand the stress they face daily and how to adjust. You can listen to that conversation here.
18 minutes | 8 days ago
Syncing Business and Life with Matt Kiernan
As part of our ongoing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic meet personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan. Matt has a long history of working with and serving people and recently decided to apply what he has learned to help others grow and develop. We talk about a wide range of issues men face in their business and personal life and you're invited to learn if some of this sounds...familiar.
9 minutes | 9 days ago
The Business News Headlines 24 November 2020
For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you: A sense of hope hits Wall Street; Toilet Paper is once again in short supply; Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion; UPS is getting into the "cold" big time; "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive; The Wall Street Report; Could it be the end of yet another office legacy? Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here.
22 minutes | 9 days ago
Protecting Your Environment with Joe Galasso
He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour and is here to shed some light on three very important things: 1) Cleaning, 2) Sanitizing and 3) Disinfecting. As COVID19 races across the county Joe Galasso has come into his own with his company Protective Environmental Systems. Here Joe explains, in simple terms, things like "Log Kill", "Dwell Time" and what really goes on when people "wipe down" a surface. Needless to say his goal is to keep people safe while buying time until the vaccine arrives. Here's Joe Galasso:
9 minutes | 10 days ago
The Business News Headlines 23 November 2020
Welcome back to another business week...albet shorter due to the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Here's what we've got on tap for you today: Markets were up and that Janet Yellen thing; What Americans are buying and...not buying; GM is in the midst of a recall and it's big; Another retail giant files for Chapter 11; The Wall Street Report; The migration from Silicon Valley to...the Midwest. For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the SBA in to talk about the CARES Act, future funding concerns, Small Business Saturday and a shout out to her favorite team the Steelers. You can hear that...here. Thanks for listening!
19 minutes | 10 days ago
SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong
A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link. Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's Jayne Armstrong.
9 minutes | 13 days ago
The Business News Headlines 20 November 2020
Hey, it's Friday so why not start out the business news headlines talking about...beer. Seems like the right thing to do. Welcome to this edition and here is what we've got for you today: Beer for a Billion; Pfizer seeks an emergency authorization; Young people fleeing the cities; The Fed and Treasury are...well...sparing; Bill Gates on COVID19 and the U.S. response; The Wall Street Report; A housing boom is happening. Those stories plus our hyper-local look at Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We're talking hockey, ice rinks, movies, a play reading and Dirt Burger...no, really. You can hear all of that...here. Thanks for coming by!
21 minutes | 13 days ago
Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine
Each Friday we get HYPER-LOCAL and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines metro. We're talking about Bucs Hockey, an online move created by Central College, The Hall in West Des Moines, football, Theater Midwest, the East Village event each Wednesday and Sunday, Dirt Burger, the Des Moines Playhouse...you get the idea. Enjoy...and expect NOTHING serious here.
9 minutes | 14 days ago
The Business News Headlines 19 November 2020
It seems like each day we bring you the news of another business or business sector that is struggling or simply going out of business. But, some are thriving. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of November and here is what we've got: The stock prices of these companies are...way up; More stimulus stories moved the markets; Adult children moving...home with their folks; Facebook defends bringing employees back to the office; BuzzFeed is buying The Huff Post; The Wall Street Report News about wages and Starbucks. Those stories PLUS you'll meet Roger Stalheim who is in talking about a free business planning summit taking place on December 9th. Yes, it's free and you can join from anywhere you're located. To listen to that conversation, just click here. Thanks for coming by!
17 minutes | 14 days ago
Business Planning for 2021 with Roger Stalheim
Our guest is Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board and we're talking about the Iowa Power Leaders Summit that will happen in early December. BUT, do not let the word "Iowa" keep you from attending this free event that will focus on fiance, better social media efforts and business management. Again this is open to you no matter where you have a business. Here is the link to the Iowa Power Leaders Summit. Enjoy and go learn!
8 minutes | 15 days ago
The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020
Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today: Even with good vaccine news markets fell; PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture"; It's back...Bitcoin; More possible airline job cuts; Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition; The Wall Street Report; This company pays it's employees...daily. Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned. Meet Jon here.
20 minutes | 15 days ago
Making Property Theft Obsolete with Jon Shelness
The number one crime in America is property theft. Millions and millions of dollars are lost but nobody talks about it because, well, it's just...stuff. But, if it's your "stuff" that gets stolen. Meet Jon Shelness who created something that not only deters theft but can help make sure you get your stuff...back. It's called My Property ID Registry and it uses modern technology to update an old method. Learn more how to protect your business and personal property from Jon. Thanks for listening!
9 minutes | 17 days ago
The Business News Headlines 16 November 2020
Welcome back to another Monday and the business news headlines for the 16th day of November. We start our newscast today talking about the holidays: The Holidays vs. The Economy; Might cash become obsolete? Small toy stores fret the season; The sad story of money and Venezuela; The Wall Street Report; All eyes on Moderna; A big bank deal announced today. Thanks for coming by for your quick fix on the business news headlines. If you want to follow us all day long just check Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Thanks for listening!
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