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The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 15 November 2018

The markets snapped a five day losing streak today on the hope that there might be some headway in the trade talks between the United States and China.  In other business news:

  • A housing trend that we bet you knew nothing about but it is surging;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bill to force Walmart to pay $15 an hour;
  • Wells Fargo to cut 1,000 workers many in Des Moines, Iowa;
  • Tesla cuts the price of their home solar units;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about the health of the rural economy and healthcare. Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa joins us for the ups and downs of the rural economy and why healthcare plays such an important part.

Then we're talking about another health care issue facing Iowa and many other states. Dr. Thomas Gruca joins us to talk about a new study about Physicians Assistants and their contribution to the current health care delivery model. He's from the University of Iowa Tippie School of Business and what he'll share may shock and surprise you.

Thanks for listening!


Business News Headlines 13 November 2018

Another volatile day on Wall Street as the Blue Chips rose by 100 points only to fall 200 points from their session's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Amazon made it official NYC and Arlington, VA - Not everybody is happy;
  • Americans are finding it harder and harder to get ahead...we'll tell that tale;
  • Six weeks ago oil prices were climbing today oil lost yet again we'll share why;
  • What happens when you don't embrace technology? Ask Burger King;
  • Nationwide Insurance to lay off 1,100 employees;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why? We've got the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation about Davita Kidney Care which just opened another facility this time in Windsor Heights, Iowa. We'll talk about what the firm does, why it's expanding at a rapid rate and more about your...kidneys.  

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines for 6 November 2018

It's the Election Day Edition of the Business News Hour...mostly politics free. Today we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • Hundreds lose their homes due to a "glitch" and Wells Fargo says they are, "sorry";
  • The votes are in and the best online grocer is...
  • Add one less flight attendant on United Airlines to your list of why you love traveling;
  • Papa John's is having trouble winning back customers;
  • Some big news out of little Jefferson, Iowa;
  • The markets did....what today?  We'll share.

Plus were going to talk about your voice and some tips from Wayne Bruns of Tero International about what to do to enhance your verbal communication skills and why that is so important.  Wayne Bruns is in for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines 11 October 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street with the Dow losing nearly 550 points which means over the past two days we've seen the Dow shed 1,300 points. That story and:

  • Will the Earnings Season, which starts tomorrow pull the markets back?
  • What if Sears does go into bankruprtcy what should you as a consumer know?
  • Postal rate hikes coming and if so, who pays what?
  • The Markets and the Market report with all the numbers.

Also today we're going to take a deep dive into the U.S. Health Care System with Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow with the Sanders Institute. This conversation touches every employee and employer. You know how health care costs are driving holes into your bottom line...and your paycheck. We'll talk about that and listen in as Michael offers some solutions....actually one big solution.

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 28 September 2018

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...we've got some of the big business news stories waiting for you with just a click of the mouse...or phone. On tap today:

  • It's not nice to mislead investors, ask Walgreens;
  • More Elon Musk and Tesla stuff today;
  • Hard to imagine but Sears stock hit a milestone today;
  • Facebook says 50 million users may have been compromised;
  • The GOP voted to make some tax cuts permanent;
  • But even that didn't help the markets.

Those stories and just a bit of commentary along with a chance to meet Neil Blanchard the founder of Profit Pros. What dies he do? He finds money. No, really he finds cash that you and your business are leaving on the table. Good stuff.

Also, today is FRIDAY and that means our friends from Cityview Magazine drop in to share with us a little fun and Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Click through for Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Enjoy!

And, thanks again for coming by! 


The Business News Headlines 26 September 2018

It was a wild day for not only business but the news cycle. Aren't you glad we don't do politics? Today we're taking a look at several big news stories from cars to the Fed. Here you go:

  • Good News is Bad News? Don't worry, we'll explain;
  • Ford to cut costs but will that cost jobs?
  • In more car news GM says goodbye to the Big Apple and hellow to Motown;
  • The Fed bumped interest rates again but what might that mean to you?
  • Wanna buy Papa John's? We know of somebody looking for partners;
  • Oh yeah...then there was Wall Street.

Those stories and today we took a trip to the Central Iowa Business Conference. Couldn't go? Not to worry we've got a taste for you here today. First up is Les McKeown who spoke about Predictable Success. How to follow a very clear road map to your ultimate goal...which is success.

Also speaking today was Curt Steinhorst the author of Can I Have Your Attention. Look we are so very time starved and so full of distraction that we've got to find systems to get away from all the noise. Here Curt gives us that formula and more. Enjoy.

Thanks for coming by! 


Business News Headlines 6 September 2018

It's the Business News Hour, thanks for coming by! Here are the top business news stories from today as well as two business interviews as we broadcast from the Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa: 

  • More Americans are food insecure now than before the Great Recession;
  • While Americans are shopping they are not shopping at JC Penny;
  • More bad news for Wells Fargo...hey, it is a day that ends in a "Y";
  • We've got a Nike update for you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and a conversation about the Iowa Small Business Summit that was held today in Grinnell. Our guests are Tim Baker and Lindsey Starrett,

Then we'll chat with Melissa Vine about her three, wait...maybe four. She too wouldn't have it any other way but the divergance in the businesses is amazing.


Business News Headlines 30 August 2018

Each weekday at 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines along with what happened and why on Wall Street. Today you can learn more about:

  • Trump Trade Tariff Talk - Back Again;
  • It's Going to Happen - Campbell's Soup to Sell Stuff;
  • Law Suit! - Papa John's (You knew this would happen);
  • Christmas is 117 Days Away - Who's Counting?
  • A Switch, Wells Fargo is Investigating...Wells Fargo;
  • Sears Closing More Stores and Sales Rage Today;
  • What Happened On Wall Street and Why. 

Those stories and we'll talk about becoming a more successful influencer (yes, it can be taught) with Deborah Rinner from Tero International and then it's Marketing for Businsss Episode 26 with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital it's all about Facebook Groups.

Thanks for coming by! 


The Business News Headlines 22 August 2018

Click ahead for these business news stories from today...

  • Get Ready - Interest Rates Headed Up;
  • Baby Powder and $4.6 Billion - News out of Missouri;
  • Legal Troubles Had Investors Scared...A Bit;
  • Small Business and Tariff Pain - Another Story;
  • Wait! Walmart and Target Gaining; 
  • The Market Report and What Happened on Wall Street.

Those stories and click ahead for our conversation about cyber-security and an Iowa company, Prathum, doing business nationwide and later Business Coach Monte Wyatt on Live2Lead coming back for a fifth year.

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.