Insight On Business the News Hour

Insight On Business the News Hour

Insight on Business the News Hour is a daily look at the business news of the nation/region and long form business interviews.


May 12, 2021 10 min

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall S...
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    Over the years we've interviewed hundreds of people from entrepreneurs and their startups to political folks and seasoned business people. This conversation is a...first. Here you will meet an international star from the world of air guitar competition. You read that correctly. Andrew Finn is "The Flying Finn".  Andrew has been performing for 16 years and recently on the international stage in (of course) Finland! And, ...

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    Some massive moves on Wall Street today as investors are in a word...spooked. Meanwhile some changes are coming regarding unemployment benefits and folks are concerned. Speaking of employment we'll be visiting today with Keenan Crow about kids, sports and gender.  It's a story playing out in some 30 U.S. states.  But first, the news:

  • Biden says you must take that job;
  • The link between jobs and the cost of goods;
  • The Dow crat...
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    Recently Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) surprised even members of her own party when she, on Fox News, announced she wanted a bill on her desk to deal with keeping transgender youth from participating in sports. The bill would make sure kids who self-identify their gender are not allowed in sporting activities that do not match the sex of their birth. She says it is about "fairness".  Meanwhile business groups in Iowa are cla...

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    Welcome back to yet another week of the Business News Headlines and some interesting upcoming long form business interviews.  From an air-guitar international champion to learning how to communicate to an Iowa issue with sports and transgender kids. All ahead this week.  But, for today:

  • Jeff Bezos and his...yacht;
  • Markets tanked today and why;
  • Gasoline, Oil and a cyber-attack;
  • The Chicago Fed President on jobs;
  • A deeper dive into the ...
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    Just before we get hyper-local and spend some time with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine let's take a look at some of the top business news headlines from today:

  • The jobs report was...shocking;
  • The "We Build the Wall" guy is in the news;
  • Pfizer CEO not happy with Biden;
  • Jared Kushner and some legal issues;
  • Melinda, Bill and's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stuff you are buying as you consider office life.
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    Each Friday we spend some time with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and go "hyper-local" talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. As usual Jeff does not disappoint.  On tap today:

  • Mother's Day (do NOT forget);
  • The Iowa Cubs;
  • The Iowa Wild (two games!);
  • The Pella Adventure;
  • Farmer's Market Talk;
  • At Wooly's it's George Ducas!
  • The Race Agai...
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    Thanks for tuning in again today and remember, you can follow us all day long on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Get ready competition is coming;
  • A new legal issue this time for marketing;
  • The population issue and the economy;
  • The Moderna CEO warns of new variants;
  • Jobs and the Jobs Report - Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do you really, really need a 4 year degree?
  • Thanks for listening!


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    Yesterday it was "May the Fourth be with you" and today it's happy Cinco de Mayo...which is not Mexican Independence knew that...right?  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Peloton Recall explained;
  • GM has big plans for this decade;
  • Biden, Climate and Business;
  • Facebook and former President Trump;
  • J.C. Penny cuts more employees;
  • The jobs report and the T-Bill...confusing;
  • Jessica Alba has a hot day;
  • The...
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    We've fought against this all day long...but we have succumbed to saying, "May the Fourth Be With You".  There, happy now?  Let's dig into some of the big business news stories of the day:

  • Brand new trucks parked waiting;
  • Lost vehicle production is huge;
  • Lots of stuff not on shelves. What and why;
  • Money flowing into the markets...a good thing?
  • The Cryptocurrency Wars are heating up;
  • Treasury Secretary Yellen...
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    Welcome to a brand new month...with some lingering business news stories and a bit of a rift between the "old guard" and some new investment methods.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Dow was up the Nasdaq down and why;
  • The person who will replace Warren Buffet is;
  • The "old" vs. the "new" and Mr. Buffet is in the mix;
  • A lack of stuff and people could stall the economy;
  • President Biden to increas...
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    My guest is a friend of the broadcast. I met Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. several years ago at a seminar for teachers and civic leaders. We sat down for a conversation and it was a hit. Today we'll talk about his work, his books, why diversity should matter for business leaders, Aaron Rogers (no, really) and his effort to build a series of "diversity institutes" in communities across Iowa and elsewhere. Meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr....

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    The final day of April and we're heading into the weekend with loads of interesting business news stories plus, a bit later, Jeff Pitts is in the chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...but first the news:

  • Stocks finished lower and why;
  • Household income soared in March;
  • And, you were buying stuff!
  • Big tech on a big roll;
  • Macy's union wins a decision;
  • Meanwhile the UAW is not happy with GM;
  • The Wa...
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    If you're looking for hard news in this segment better move on....why? Because it's Friday the day when we get hyper-local and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click through to listen to us go off track several times, you can catch our "technical difficulty" that we left in and more.

    Stuff to...

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    Thanks for coming by on this the next to the last day of April 2021. We've checked the business news stories for you and here's what we've got for you today:

  • So, are you up for a cruse?
  • Strong economic data moved the markets;
  • Consumers are buying stuff...for home...still;
  • Ford, GM and others saw troubles and why;
  • Q1 is behind us. Where might we be headed?? Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The First 100 Days and the Bid...
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    Thanks for coming by for the business news headlines of the day. Here's what we've got for you on this Wednesday afternoon:

  • Working from home took a hit today;
  • The Fed leaves interest rates alone;
  • Investors sitting on piles of cash...what to do?
  • Looks like we're back to eat in restaurant chains;
  • The trade gap is wider but, it's not all bad news;
  • Bitcoin Fog is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook beats estimates as d...
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    The month of April is winding down and "winding down" is what happened on Wall Street before the closing bell...but after?? That's a different story. Thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • After the bell Alphabet stock soars;
  • What's driving corn prices? We'll tell;
  • Europeans are buying U.S. wineries;
  • The State of Maine is charging things up;
  • Where are the most desirable homes? You...
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    April 27, 2021 22 min

    Coming up in June is EntreFEST 2021 a multi day event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that focusses on building understanding, community and providing resources for entrepreneurs from across the county. Here Jill Wilkins, COO for NEWBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator visit with me about what it is, who should go, how to get there and if you want to do the event virtually you can join from wherever you are on the ...

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    And, yes, we hope you had a great weekend. Here in the Midwest we're seeing temperatures that are hitting 80 degrees...and last week it...snowed. Here's what we've got for you today from the business world:

  • The U.S. is in trouble and why;
  • The Dow struggled all day;
  • Apple announces a major U.S. investment;
  • The Supreme Court and guns;
  • Jessica Alba and Honest going public;
  • Tesla beat sales again but, there is a but;
  • Lyft has so...
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    The fear of higher capital gains was put in the rearview mirror today as investors came back to the buy.  A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter all day and night @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go!

  • GM, Unions &'s a story;
  • Bitcoin continues to tumble;
  • How do folks get a credit score of 800+?
  • A big change coming to Walmart and why;
  • Prices are going up and we've got the top 5;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Work f...
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