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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.

 

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!

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Hey, it's FRIDAY and the day when we're joined by Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. We've got hockey with both the Iowa Wild and the Des Moines Bucs. A cool egg hunt over at Ewing Park. The libraries in Des Moines are open for business and we talk about how cool they are and what they offer. Trivia next week at Smash Park. Thursday, by the way, is April Fools day which is very close to my wedding anniversary! And stuff gets lit up over at Blank Park Zoo. Listen in and have some fun!

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.

 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we get to mix it up on a hyper-local level with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine talking about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Look, no matter where you are from it will make for an interesting, and fun, diversion.  Plus you'll learn a bit more about our city.

Today we're talking about the Bucs Hockey as they take on a Sioux City team (we hate 'em) on Friday and Saturday. Girls Basketball Finals are going on. How about a "Stroll Under the Dome" and we ain't talking about the Capitol. The Iowa Deer Classic is this weekend but you won't be able to see anybody...listen as to why. The Des Moines Playhouse is in session. Theater Midwest is putting on a neat show "When the Messenger is...Hot!"  Yikes! Over at Noce it's a Linda Ronstadt night on Saturday. Iowa vs. Wisconsin (we hate 'em) is on Sunday. Boys Iowa Highschool Basketball next week. We'll talk a bit about CI Week and DMACC and a bit of trivia at Smash Park

Thanks for listening!  

Stuff to DO with Cityview

We're back with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, the monthly that is all about Des Moines, Iowa, with his list of "Stuff to DO". Never at a loss we've got information about "Leaving Iowa" at the Des Moines Playhouse, A GUN SHOW in Altoona, the State Wrastlin' Tournament, The Des Moines Bucs are playing for two nights. a tribute band for REO Speedwagon is at Wooly's, the ARL is back with their fundraiser.  Basketball is on this weekend, Botanical Blues at the Botanical Gardens, historic dinners at Living History Farms...and so much more.  Enjoy...and have some fun.  

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. 

The Business News Headlines 27 January 2021

Already mid-week.  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and, yes, we've got about ten minutes worth to get you up to speed. Remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what made the headlines today:

  • One word put the markets in a tailspin;
  • Boeing reported earnings today...ouch;
  • Forced labor in China is a story;
  • ThreadUp to go public;
  • CVS & Walgreens in hot water;
  • The rise of the independent investor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retirement woes is a real deal.

Those stories plus, for the interview, it's Jaylin Cavil from the Black Liberation Movement. While politics takes center stage here there are a host of business related issues that are connected such as wages, health care, productivity and financial security. Jaylin also explains the name change and we break down the organizations six legislative demands...no, not requests...but...demands.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by!

 

The Black Liberation Movement with Jaylin Cavil

As you know, those of you who have listed to our broadcast over the years, understand that our focus is on business and we rarely tread into the world of politics. And while this conversation has political underpinnings what Jaylin Cavil has to say about a host of issues has a direct impact on economic growth, jobs, financial security and productivity. Jaylin is with the Black Liberation Movement. You would also know them as Black Lives Matter. Here, in this long-form interview we spend time talking about the six "Legislative Demands" the group has taken to the Iowa Legislature as well as why alter the BLM name. Here is Jaylin Cavil.

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