Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 9 April 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines...we made it to the weekend kids.  Just ahead we've got these stories for you and then we get hyper local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine as we chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • The Boeing 737 Max and problems...again;
  • The CEO that makes over 1,000 times that of his employees;
  • Work at Chipotle and get an education...for free;
  • An inflation story that hits producers first;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • LinkedIn says, "Hey not to worry about that data.

And if you want to find out what's going on in the Metro for fun...click ahead and listen as we talk about a host of things from J. Edger Hoover to the stars. OK there is some serious stuff here. Click to listen!  

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.

 

It’s Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday as we slide into the weekend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And it's sort of an anniversary for us. In March Jeff celebrated four years doing this gig with me.  Pretty neat.  Here, along with some side-chatter, is what we've got for you:

Learn more by heading to Cityview Magazine!

The Business News Headlines & Jeff 26 March 2021

Once again we made it to the weekend kids!  We've not only got some interesting business news stories for you but also Friday is our "Hyper-Local" day when we get to visit with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • Get Vaccinated and Get Stuff;
  • Social Security and the IRS;
  • Some want tax credits to become permanent;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Medicare;
  • The Taxman and Etsy, eBay and more;
  • Fox News sued for $1.6 billion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, quit working so hard!

Those stories plus our look at Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Have some fun already and listen in!

 

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2021

It's Friday and we made it to the weekend kids. Thanks for coming by for the business news headlines and a conversation that gets hyper local with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about "Stuff the DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. But first:

  • A billion dollars of student debt...gone;
  • The cash into equities was massive;
  • Are people pouring stimulus into Game Stop;
  • The Biden Tax plan and praise;
  • My interview with Dr. Chris Draper on the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? No ZOOM for the Oscars?

Those stories plus Jeff from Cityview and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. You can hear that by clicking here.

Thanks for listening!

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we roll in with "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and this week he's got plenty of variety like:

Thanks for listening!

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we sit down with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. And as always we through in some obscure stores that may, or may not, have anything to do with the events.  On tap this weekend into next week:

  • The Big Ten Tournament;
  • Selection Sunday and Drake;
  • A GUN SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • A Pig Sale;
  • The St. Patrick Day Tradition - Dodgeball at Smash Park;
  • The Des Moines Playhouse;
  • The Iowa Wild are in action;
  • Daylight Savings Time;
  • Snakes and St. Patrick and Polk County
  • Tee-Hee again.

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 12 February 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and yes, it is Valentine's Day Weekend so stick around and click through to hear what Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine has for you to do...in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But, first, the news:

  • House committees are moving forward;
  • Home prices continue to rise;
  • Potential good news for FHA buyers;
  • Careful there is shrimp in that sauce;
  • Sorry looks like summer will be a bummer;
  • Janet Yellen and the G7;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Romance yet another COVID19 victim.

Those stories PLUS because it's Friday we'll riff on a whole host of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. To listen in, just click this link. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each week we get Hyper-Local with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  And, as always, Jeff has quite a list starting out with tonight and Des Moines Bucs take to ice at 7PM. Also tonight get romantic with Dome After Dark at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens and again on Saturday and Sunday.  So, is CUPID STUPID?  The folks at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant think so.  Drake plays Loyola on Saturday and Sunday. The Hawks play Michigan State also on Saturday.  The Iowa Wild take on Rockford Saturday night and have you heard about the Tomahawk Dinner for Two at The Hall? There is "Tea at the Castle" over at the Salisbury House. On Sunday Botanical Blues back at the Gardens. Wednesday Trivia Night - Mean Girls at Smash Park. The ARL next week doing the Spay-Ghetti and No Balls event and the State Wrestling Tournament as well. Whew!!! 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App