Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 14 January 2019

Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:

  • Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
  • Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
  • CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
  • A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
  • The shutdown claims another victim;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
  • Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
  • Wall Street did what?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 20 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street and the it looks like the bears have come out to play. Today, and just a click away we'll share these stories:

  • Uncertainty the bane of the markets;
  • The stock market vs. the job market...it's OK to worry;
  • Drug prices are going up in the new year. Who? We'll tell;
  • You hold the future of Sears in your hand;
  • Alexa what are the neighbors doing?;
  • Iowans are drinking plenty and their favorite booze is...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts. Jeff, who usually is with us on Friday's sharing "Stuff to DO in the Metro" has been with the popular magazine for several years. We'll talk about editorial calendars and who does what behind the scenes. To listen to our conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 9 November 2018

It's Friday and we've got the business news headlines and some fun directly ahead. Some of the stories you are just a click away from are:

  • If we have to blame somebody...blame oil;
  • Meredith Corporation sells Fortune Magazine and why;
  • Ford Motor Company in more trouble...think debt;
  • General Electric stock...ouch...just two years ago a share was over 32 bucks;
  • Another restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa closes...and this one hurts;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also, because it's Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun. We'll be talking music, sports, theater and Tiny Tim...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 2 October 2018

So much going on today and we've got the hottest business news stories just a click away. Today we'll talk about:

  • Amazon and $15 an hour - What was the push and who is next?
  • The resurrection of Toys R Us? 
  • Making a good product too...good?
  • A ruling for pot that went against employeers;
  • It is "The Best in the World" - What? 
  • Parents spending more on adult children than planning for retirement;
  • Mixed close on Wall Street but the Dow did hit a new record.

Those stories and a conversation with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) about a host of items. We're talking wages, health care, working families, international trade, the Supreme Court and much more. Sen. Merkley for the interview.

Thanks so much for clicking through! 

Business News Headlines 6 August 2018

Thanks for clicking through...in the business news headlines today you'll learn about a big company with big problems and a possible reorganization, Facebook shares were up today and we'll share why. Speaking of Facebook are you ready for Facebook Dating? Canadians are not happy with the United States or President Trump so...it's a boycott of U.S. products. Those stories and more along with our two business interviews and we've got a packed show for you. Thanks again...let's get into it. 

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.

DSM Magazine and Restaurant Week with Kris Maggard

Our friend Kris Maggard has been with DSM Magazine for years, rising through the ranks to become the Publisher. Here we talk about the magazine, its focus and more. Then we dive into the 11th Annual Restaurant Week adventure that starts on 17 August. We'll talk about why August, who participates, how restaurants get picked and a new twist this year. A reminder that it's wise to make advance reservations AND if you would like to see the menus of the participating restaurants...here you 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 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.

Out to Lunch with Maxwell Schaeffer Part Two

In Part Two of our conversation with former KIOA morning personality Maxwell Schaeffer we talk about how radio and the radio business has changed. How local programming is now almost gone, about decisions made in a far off corporate headquarters and how shareholders, rather than listeners and local management, now dictate direction. We'll also talk about future plans, his playwright wife Karen Schaeffer his Sports Director son Jon Schaeffer at We Are Iowa TV 5 and more. For those of you who wondered what it's like have a listen. And thank you Jesses Embers for a great lunch. 

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.

Business News Headlines 15 June 2018

It's nearly Father's Day!  Welcome to this edition of the business news hour. Today free TV for AT&T customers? What is Oprah and Apple up to? Used cars are getting more expensive and we'll share why. Today it was all China...oh...and trade. We'll look at the markets a conversation with Soledad O'Brien and keeping it local with Darrell Sarmento. Click through...and thanks for coming by! 

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.

Business News Headlines 7 June 2018

Thanks for clicking through to Insight on Businsss the News Hour where we'll start by looking at the numbers from Wall Street and then get into layoffs at McDonalds. Target has been busy rolling out new products, new services and store traffic is up. We'll detail it all in our third story. China and the United States came to an agreement but not on tarrifs. Amazon has a new gizmo out and you're gonna love it. David Chivers is leaving the Des Moines Register...worst kept secret in media kids.  Those stories and a conversation with the founder of City Girl Coffee Alyza Bohbot. So, why is she in Des Moines from Minneapolis today?  We'll tell all and it's a great story. Then Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in talking about Stuff to Do in the Metro. Yep, we're already thinking about the weekend.  Click through....and thanks again! 

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.

The Best of Des Moines with Cityview

The 2018 Edition of the Best of Des Moines from Cityview Magazine has dropped and we thought it might be a good time to learn the "back-story" of the effort. Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Shane Goodman the Publisher of Cityview and the owner of Big Green Umbrella Media who talks about the process and how individuals and businesses use the honor in their marketing and what that can mean...for business.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour