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The Business News Headlines 15 March 2019

The end of another busy business week and stuff has been flying. Today we've got several retail stories, some car stuff and more. Click through for these:

  • Did Dollar General just give us a peek into the future of 2019;
  • What happened to Sears has happened before. Think W.T. Grant;
  • Walmart is rethinking their store layout;
  • Ford is cutting thousands more jobs...in Europe;
  • Tesla and the new SUV Model Y. Some are not pleased;
  • When public policy hurts tourism;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and, because it's FRIDAY we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Check that here. 

Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!

The Business News Headlines 14 March 2019

Wall Street struggled today facing pressure from a poor report on home sales and mixed signals about the U.S. China trade agreement that may...or may not...be coming soon. Here are the stories we're sharing and are just a click away:

  • Oh the headwinds for the stock market today;
  • Social Security and President Trump;
  • Retail stores that Business Insider says may be on the bubble;
  • 19,000 truck drivers and $100 million - It's a story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today author, film-maker Jeff Stein will join me to talk about an event happening in Des Moines on Tuesday the 19th. It's about his documentary "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". You can catch that here

Then we've got a story about healthcare and healthcare insurance. Roxi Copland is trying to do what the insurance companies tell us all to do but it doesn't seem to work. Is the system broken or is it designed to be...broke?  Click through for that.

Thanks for listening! 

From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War - Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is, first, a broadcaster and serves as the News Director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL in Waterloo/Cedar Falls. In his "spare time" Jeff is also an accomplished author and now a documentary producer. He will be in Des Moines on the 19th of March do a "show and tell" of his piece, "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". He will be at the North Side Library at 3516 5th Avenue in Des Moines at 6pm, Tuesday. Just...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 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.

This Is Healthcare? Roxi Copland and “The Breast of the Story”

We are told by insurance companies the way to hold costs down is to research health care charges and learn what the payment options are. How is that working? Enter Roxi Copland who found a lump in her breast and tried to figure out her options. It turned into a circus and, from what she says, it's a system that is so convoluted it's nearly impossible to do...what we're told to do.

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.

The Business News Headlines 12 March 2019

It's the 12th day of March and thank for clicking through for the top business news stories of the day. These stories are just a click away:

  • Wealthy folks bribe their kids into trendy colleges and universities;
  • Boeing continues to have troubles with their stock and worried passengers;
  • Dick's Sporting Goods to rid itself of rifles and some shoes;
  • You may have forgotten about Lumber Liquidators but the SEC didn't;
  • The UK votes against the Theresa May Brexit plan...now what;
  • Windsor Heights said "no" to Aldi but not Waukee;
  • Is it really a paid family leave proposal from Sen. Joni Ernst;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus I'll have a conversation about the Latino Community not only in Iowa but in the United States with Joe Henry an official with LULAC the League of United Latin American Citizens. And yes, we'll touch on the impact Latinos have on business, education, voting and more here in Iowa with LULAC Council 307. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening!

The Impact of Latinos on Business, the Economy and Politics

There are many changes happening in the United States and chief among them is the growing Latino population. With that change in demographics comes both opportunity and fear on the part of many who may not understand the culture. With me is Joe Henry an official with the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC. Formed in 1929 LULAC now has nearly 1,000 chapters across the U.S. and those groups are active in education, business, politics, immigration reform and more. Click through and learn more about LULAC and the Iowa Chapter LULAC 307 from our guest Joe Henry. 

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.

The Business News Headlines 6 March 2019

For the third day in a row equities fell as investors keep mulling over the signals they are getting about the U.S. China trade talks. In other news today:

  • The economy simply isn't working for everybody;
  • Big banks are fleeing poorer parts of the country spelling trouble for business;
  • Facebook and Business and "The Sleaze Factor";
  • Amazon to close more stores...wait a minute;
  • Net Neutrality is back in play say House Democrats;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a fast-paced conversation about change with the Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. You'll learn some interesting things about how we avoid change to our own peril and how successful entrepreneurs...think. Also a shout out about a new("racy") book by Jason and his bride Jennifer Miller called, "Mr. Nice Guy".  Good stuff a click away. To hear that conversation click here

Just How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Think with Jason Feifer

Early this morning I got to welcome Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine to Iowa. He was in the Des Moines Metro to headline a breakfast meeting with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and then off for CI-Week with our friend Tony Paustian of DMACC-West. His topic this morning was "How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Think". Before he took the mic he sat down behind our mic and talked about change. More to the point the history we have in refusing to accept change be it a bicycle (not kidding) or recordings of music. In addition he chatted a bit about his new book he wrote with his wife, Jennifer Miller, "Mr. Nice Guy".  Click through for more. 

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.

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines! The Markets lost steam today and we'll share why. Also today we've got these stories:

  • The heavy handed tactics of Amazon are long standing;
  • Even during the summit North Korea was hacking U.S. businesses;
  • GM shutting down an Ohio plant this week;
  • Drug maker Purdue Pharma thinking of bankruptcy not because they can't pay their bills;
  • No more makeup at Virgin Atlantic...or so it is said;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project is in to talk about business taxes in Iowa. If you're a regular listener of the News Hour you know we've had every major business group on with us decrying the business tax rates in Iowa Mike has a different story and does the math. Listen in to that conversation here. 

Also today Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is with me talking about business education and networking events and man...she has a packed schedule. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening!

Mega Busy Week for Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday afternoon we talk about business education and networking events with with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and DMBizMixer.com. This week it's especially business starting tomorrow and rolling all the way toward Friday. Click through and find your picks. If you want your business event mentioned and given some free publicity head to Twitter or Facebook and use #DMBizEvents and she will pick up on them. 

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.