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The Business News Headlines & More 16 August 2019

We get it...it's Friday and we'll dish this up quickly for you. We'll start with a look at what's going on with Wall Street and then dive into these stories:

  • General Electric stock roars back after the CEO did;
  • More PR troubles for Wells Fargo...oh my;
  • He saved $100,000 in five years. How? We'll share;
  • John Deere is feeling the impact of the trade war and more;
  • Does praise work with employees? Yes but you could be doing it wrong.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine are back to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, the State Fair, sports and more. DO NOT expect anything too serious here...go! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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The Business News Headlines and More 5 August 2019

It was not a pretty sight today on Wall Street as the Dow sank by over 800 points. Why? You might call it trade by twitter?  Here's what we're talking about today, Monday the 5th of August:

  • China and the dollar...theirs, and maybe ours;
  • There was one stock sector that was up today...can you guess?
  • Amazon putting pressure on its merchants to lower prices;
  • A big bank eyes profits and cuts 4,000 jobs;
  • The "hot job market" that may not be so...hot;
  • Numbers and the Governor of Iowa;
  • Sunday delivery coming but with lower wages;
  • Newspaper news...Gannett is purchased.

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation about the small community of Adel, Iowa and it's upcoming Sweet Corn Festival.  My guest is the executive director of the Adel Area Partners Chamber, Deb Bengston. Here is that link. 

Also Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk it up about business networking events, Co-Working Week and women in business. You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening!

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Talkin’ Sweet Corn and Adel with Deb Bengston

It's nearly here! The annual Sweet Corn Festival in Adel, Iowa is a big deal...no, really it is. Here we get hyper-local and tell you about this small community just west of Des Moines and what remarkable changes have occurred there over the past several years. My guest is Deb Bengston from the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and yes...we'll also talk about the seven tons of sweet corn they will shuck on Friday, the parade, music and more. Fun stuff...now go!  

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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The Business News Headlines & More 23 July 2019

Today it was all about earnings reports on Wall Street as Coke, Hasbro and United Technologies all beat expectations. In the business news headlines for today:

  • The closing of newspapers and our ability to know;
  • Harley Davidson reported some lousy numbers;
  • Coca-Cola thinks healthy and offers more caffeine;
  • More bad news for U.S. malls;
  • The $25 phone that billions will buy;
  • The 93% tax on California wine.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang. We sit down to talk about how he says we should be measuring the success of America, jobs, job loses, his basic income idea and small business. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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The Business News Headlines & More 18 July 2019

Is resurrection possible? Welcome to the Thursday, July 18th Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we'll look at that store about Toys R Us and more:

  • Netflix adds millions of subscribers but still disappoints;
  • Disney says it's all a stunt;
  • Did you download FaceApp? Maybe you shouldn't have;
  • The UBER "glitch" that has riders paying 100% more;
  • The IRS is changing Form 1040.

Those stories and a conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak who is currently barnstorming Iowa getting out his message. In Part One we'll introduce you to Admiral Sestak and cover his 30 years in the U.S. Navy and how that prepared him for congress and now president. To hear Part One click here.

Then, in Part Two I ask Admiral Sestak what happened in 2016 when so many working families deserted the Democratic Party in favor of Donald Trump. He then tell me what must be done to preserve working families moving forward. We also talk rural issues, aging issues and more. To hear that segment, click here

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Meet Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak - Part One

He entered the crowded 2020 Democratic Presidential Race late. The reason was an illness of his daughter that has now been reversed. That, in itself, is quite the emotional story which he relates in Part Two. We begin by talking about his thirty years in the United States Navy and what that experience led to winning a congressional race, twice, in Pennsylvania. Meet Admiral Joe Sestak as he barnstorms across Iowa. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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Part Two with Admiral Joe Sestak a 2020 Presidential Candidate

In Part Two of my conversation with Admiral Joe Sestak we start out by talking about working American families and why so many of them split away from the Democratic Party and voted for then candidate Donald Trump. But, more importantly what Sestak sees as a way to keep workers employed moving forward. That issue in more in Part Two with Admiral Sestak. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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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The Business News Headlines & More 2 July 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to come out...more tough tariff talk from the White House. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 2nd day of July. On tap for you today:

  • An awkward moment for Nike;
  • Everything it would seem reeks of politics;
  • Low fuel prices means an increase in these vehicle sales;
  • Buying clothing? A surprising place to do so;
  • Americans are flocking to Canada to save their lives;
  • Heard of Job Ghosting? You will today.

Those stories and more along with a conversation about employee incentives and how they can quickly turn into a sense of entitlement. It's not that you should quit doing employee incentives but...Ro Crosbie from Tero International says you need to really think through the effort. Otherwise it can backfire on you. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines & More 27 June 2019

Signs pointed to a weak open for the Dow and it, for the most part, stayed that way. Reason? Eyes on the G-20 and the global economy.  In the business news headlines here is what we've got and stay with us for a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna about a host of items.

  • Remember when Pier One Imports was...hot;
  • Ford announces labor cuts;
  • What? Jobless claims were up last week;
  • Americans are worried and maybe they have reason to be;
  • We'll talk cellphone batteries;
  • An elegant French restaurant leaves a tiny town;
  • Amazon makes news...again.

Those stories plus this conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) about a host of issues. It seems timely seeing how tonight is the second of the televised presidential debates. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening!

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A Conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

Iowa, it would seem, is the political crossroads as the nation heats up for the 2020 election cycle. While we don't often talk politics we do like to sit down with thought leaders as they visit our state. Here we talk wages, technology and the economy with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was kind enough to give us some time to talk about what he has learned in Iowa and what he believes we need to do to move our economy forward. 

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.