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The Business News Headlines 24 March 2020

If there was any good business news today it came out of Wall Street as the markets shot up. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of March:

  • It was an historic one day rise on the Dow;
  • What will become of the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Ford says its plants will remain closed;
  • Boeing says no to the government having a equity share;
  • Denmark has a message for America;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Back to work? The experts say no...the president?
  • Finally the "old folks need to sacrifice" story.

Those items and we've got Laura Kinnard with us today talking about remote work, technology, tips and productivity.  What will the other side of this look like?  She tells us.  To hear that...just click here. 

Thanks, again, for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2020

What goes up, must go...down and that's what happened today on Wall Street. It's Wednesday the 18th of March and here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Investors are not too keen on the $1.5 trillion stimulus package it would seem;
  • Unemployment claims are skyrocketing and a warning they could reach 20%;
  • The "Big Three" automakers have closed assembly plants;
  • Walmart and it's position to handle harried shoppers;
  • Is there enough food in the pipeline...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Just what is an "essential business"?

Those stories and a visit with Mike McCarthy a State President for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Who are they? Where did they come from?  Who do they represent and what are their...issues?  All asked and answered. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Alliance for Retired Americans with Mike McCarthy

I met the very outgoing Mike McCarthy a couple of weeks ago and heard him speak about the mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) and asked him to join me for this conversation, Mike is the State President for the Iowa Branch and here you'll learn about the roots of ARA, who the members are and a discussion about the policy items he and others are working on for the benefit of all retired people. We recorded this on St. Patrick's Day...seems appropriate. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Headlines 5 March 2020

It was yet another volatile session on Wall Street as investors gave back nearly all the gains from yesterday. That story and more is what we've got on tap for you today:.

  • Retail/Health Care Workers are...scared;
  • OPEC has an oil problem;
  • Airline industry says the hit will be $113 billion;
  • Amazon tells folks to "stay home";
  • Mortgage rates tumble to an all time low;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Right to Repair vs. John Deere;
  • Customers may see slower delivery times;
  • Partly Personal - Happy 100th Birthday Neal Smith!

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 27 February 2020

Different day, same story on Wall Street as today the Dow sank by nearly 1,200 points. Meanwhile the president has shared some conflicting blames for the market headed downward.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • What is it the "Media" or the "Democrats"?
  • Facebook made a decision today;
  • The link between paid sick leave and coronavirus;
  • J.C. Penny missed some sales numbers;
  • Door Dash moving toward an IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Loyalty clubs and your buying habits.

Those stories and we're turning the clock back several months for this conversation about Iowa and mental health. My guest is the Executive Director for NAMI-Iowa, Peggy HuppertAnd you can hear that conversation here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 25 February 2020

It was another lousy day on Wall Street as investors were spooked earlier in the day. The Dow has lost nearly 2,000 points in two days. In the business news headlines from today:

  • The past two days have some uttering the "R Word";
  • The White House says now is the time to buy stocks;
  • Chinatowns around the world are empty;
  • You think you have choice at the store? Not so fast;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The HOT job market cities are....

Those stories plus the very personal story of Robert "Lewy" Lewis. We're talking about a painful disability, the recognition that means so much to him and many other disabled owners and how medical cannabis gives him relief that allows him to continue working. Meet my friend "Lewy" from Quester and learn more about Disability Owned Business Enterprise. To hear that conversation, click here. 

The Very Personal Story of Robert “Lewy” Lewis

In the twelve years I've been doing the Business News Hour I've sat down with thousands of established business owners, startups, politicians and non-profits. I'm truly grateful to them for allowing me the opportunity to ask tough questions and learn more about them and their business. In all these years there have been less than four or five guests who have really opened up and gotten personal. That's not a dig and I get it. We all must be careful...after all it's business. You are about to hear a very personal story from Robert "Lewy" Lewis the owner of Quester Market Research. You may remember he was with us not long ago and here is that link. After we did that business interview I asked him if he would share his personal story and struggles about his disability and his pain. I was surprised when he agreed. Here you will learn more about the Disability Owned Business Enterprise and what that recognition meant to "Lewy". And then we're going to talk about a lifetime of pain and how medical cannabis is the one thing that has allowed "Lewy" to continue working. Spend some time with my friend...I think you'll find it enlightening and engaging. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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The Business News Headlines 21 February 2020

Today was the day when the folks on Wall Street may have finally figured out that the coronavirus may put a wrench into the global economy. It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 21st of February. In the news:

  • Every heard of the "Fiduciary Rule"? You will today;
  • John Deere stock soars and why;
  • Zillow is losing millions each month and why;
  • President Trump and his Social Security promise;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Wells Fargo and the latest multi-billion dollar fine.

Those stories plus we'll have some fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll chat it up about sports, music, the theater and a host of things happening this weekend into next week. Go...you've earned it! To listen to the silliness...just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2020

It's mid-week and the markets bounced back today and no doubt would have gone higher if it wasn't for the Fed suggesting that interest rates are going to stay put for a bit.  Here are the stories for today:

  • More and more seniors are entering the job market...and what are they doing?
  • Bottled water is in trouble in more than one state;
  • Another restaurant chain ignoring child labor laws;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Friends" continues to make new friends and lots of money.

Those stories plus a Marketing Tip this time about podcasting. What is it about content that really impacts? You will be surprised. Also in this segment I'll offer some equipement tips, social media tips and more.  It's called "Think Before You Podcast" and you can here that...here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News 19 December 2019

Even with the impeachment vote in the U.S. House of Representatives business barely noticed. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of December, thanks for being here.  In the news:

  • Walmart and "high-end" booze;
  • New retirement plans on the horizon;
  • Oh oh...beef prices headed up;
  • Starbucks & Sick Leave;
  • Another Obamacare decision to impact 2020;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • $1.7 million in questionable payments...think Iowa;
  • Uber slapped with a $4.4 million fine.

Those stories plus a conversation about the restaurant business with Kathleen McGuire the wife and business partner of Chef Jacob Demars who has brought a new eatery to the Greater Des Moines Metro. R I Restaurant is in our Small Business Spotlight and you get to meet Kathleen here.

Thanks for listening!