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The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 5 March 2021

The end of another busy week and thanks for being here. Stay with us for just 10 minutes and you'll hear some of the top business news stories of the day. Then you can click through to hear our hyper-local look at Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • If the American Rescue Plan is so popular...
  • What West Virginia stands to lose;
  • Credit card borrowing is down...again;
  • Hiring is up...big time surprise today;
  • We've got a wealth tax story;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The end of sweat pants for work?

Those stories plus we'll check out a host of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. To listen to our Friday Fun...click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Every Business Person Should Think Like an Entrepreneur

It is National Entrepreneurship Week in the U.S. and who better to talk about that than the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine Jason Feifer. Here, in this reprised conversation, Jason centers on his idea that every business person, to grow and succeed, should be thinking like an entrepreneur. Makes sense to me.  Enjoy this fast paced and often light hearted but in the end....serious conversation.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 11 February 2021

Thanks for coming by again on a day that the Wall Street markets rose and fell in a very volatile session. Here's what we've got for you today for the business news headlines:

  • A family of 4 and $12,800. Details;
  • The Biden Stimulus Plan and the economy;
  • Words you should not say to employees;
  • Mortgage rates rise and more housing news;
  • Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock is up;
  • Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New filings for unemployment are down...but;
  • Apartment deals and price hikes. Think remote workers.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 1 February 2021

It's a brand new month and welcome to the business news headlines for the first day of February. You're just a click away from some of the big business news headlines plus an interesting conversation about Americans and their cars and trucks.  Before that, he're what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street turned around today;
  • GameStop and other lose value;
  • Reports are that Robinhood is seeking more cash;
  • Large investors keeping tabs on the disruption;
  • The DOJ, SpaceX and hiring practices;
  • More mitten news...it's a real thing you know;
  • Vending machines and COVID19;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Quality over Quantity - Men/Women & Networking. 

Those stories plus a look at quality and American vehicles. People in the U.S. are holding on to their cars and trucks longer and longer. Is it due to the economy or the quality of the manufacturing. And, which vehicles top the list of keepers?  My guest is Karl Brauer the Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.comClick here to listen. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Americans Keeping Vehicles…Longer with Karl Brauer

It's a return visit from ISeeCars.com and this time I'm visiting with Karl Brauer who is the Executive Analyst for the company. He recently concluded a study about how long consumers are keeping their cars and, more importantly, which vehicles are still on the road ten and fifteen years after they were purchased. What is it? The economy? The vehicle quality? All asked and answered. Have a listen as we talk about you and your car.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 25 January 2021

Welcome back to a brand new week and the final week of this new year. Amazing...right. A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • This retailer set to close all it's U.S. stores;
  • Markets were mixed and why;
  • What in the world? GameStop on a roll;
  • Elon Musk is he's ready to work with Joe Biden;
  • Delta to bring back some pilots and why;
  • UPS Fright has been sold...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z is on the move...big time and why.

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 13 January 2021

It's midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you.  In less than ten minutes you are up to speed on some of the biggest business stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Tax forms and "Tax Time" one done...the other;
  • Investors and Chaos the thought is;
  • The House does impeach President Trump a second time;
  • Airlines/Airports and security;
  • Some Chinese products now banned;
  • Amazon and Parler headed to court;
  • Boeing has a new safety person;
  • Tesla has a major new rival;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another pandemic trend.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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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