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Black Friday Comes Every Week!

When I saw a recent Facebook Post I had to reach out to its author and learn more. Meet Abena Imhotep who gets the idea of "buying local" but adds another twist...a Black Friday every week. This is all about how each of us can support economic prosperity in the African-American Community and watch as we engage in commerce that supports individuals and families. Not sure where to shop on your own Black Friday?  Abena gave me this list of Iowa black owned businesses and she is working on yet another.  Black Friday...every Friday.  

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.

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The Business News Headlines 29 January 2019

Each weekday we gather some of the more interesting business news stories and offer them up to you on your time. Nope, you don't need to wait and listen at a specific time because this newscast goes with you in podcast form. Here is what we've got on tap today:

  • What did businesses do with the $1.5 trillion tax cut that is now a year old?
  • Apple reported trouble in China;
  • Speaking of China, investors there are off-loading lots and lots of U.S. property;
  • Gold is making a comeback - Can the "Gold Guys" be far behind?
  • The changing brick & mortar drugstore. We've got a couple of examples;
  • Wall Street struggled today and we'll have those numbers.

Also today a two part interview about economics. Our guest is Dr. Chris Draper who has recently released his book, Velocity Economics. What is it? How does it work? Who benefits? What will it mean to workers, families and business startups? And, how is it different than the current system that doesn't seem to work?  Asked and answered in Part One which is here

Then in Part Two of our conversation with Dr. Draper we talk about socialism isn't that what he is promoting? Also we speak to the headwinds that Dr. Draper says is killing productivity in the United States and he says it is all because we are stuck on a system that has not worked and will never work. Trickle Down Economics. Listen to Part Two here

Thanks for listening. 

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We Talk Violicity Economics with Dr. Chris Draper - Part One

You've all heard of "supply side economics" where the top wage and income earners and corporations receive all sorts of financial perks that will, so the theory goes, then "trickle down" to workers and families. Except that hasn't worked out so well. In fact, says Dr. Chris Draper the author of Velocity Economics, "trickle down has never worked and will never work because it's upside down to what really should be happening. Take some time and learn more in the very interesting conversation. 

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.

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Velocity Economics Part Two with Dr. Chris Draper

It's a common thread when business hears about an economic stimulus that offers more money to workers than to corporations. Here we continue our conversation with Dr. Chris Draper about his new book Velocity Economics. We also talk about the major headwinds that are forcing so many Americans to live paycheck to paycheck and not be able to create wealth and become more productive. If you think our current system is broken...you are working more but getting less. Give a listen to Dr. Draper...

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.

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The Business News Headlines 28 January 2019

Each weekday we check out the top business news stories and share those with you along with our long-form business interviews. Today we've got these stories on tap:

  • Eleven billion dollars means...what?
  • The markets opened lower and stayed that way we'll share why;
  • Apple products being made in the U.S. - We have an issue says the NYT...screws;
  • The Sears deal ain't over;
  • Medical Bills and GoFundMe a shocking story of health care in America;
  • Facebook getting tough with disinformation;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll sit down with Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council and talk about how Iowa competes nationally in five very important areas. It's an economic report really worth hearing. To do that just click here

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer is in the house talking about upcoming business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

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The Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  Click through to learn 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.

 

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The Business News Headlines 21 January 2019

Back from our assignment in Mobile, Alabama on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition of the Business News Hour. Some of the stories we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street in closed but the futures look a bit bleak;
  • Slow sales, trapped in failing malls...what's the future of this department store?
  • Good news out of Tesla;
  • Google gets a French fine and it's a big one;
  • The top and bottom when it comes to each state's educated population.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard joins us to talk about business networking and education in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Click here for that conversation. 

Also today from Mobile, Alabama we'll introduce you to David Rodgers the Vice President for Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. We think you'll be surprised at what is going on in the deep south. To hear that interview click here

Thanks for listening!

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Mobile, Alabama - Economic Development Story

Wherever we go in the world we love to sit down with the people working the economic development for that area. Our travels took us to Mobile, Alabama where we sat down with the Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Meet David Rodgers and the surprising story of a city on the upswing in the deep, deep south.

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.

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Business News Headlines 18 January 2019

Coming to you today from Mobile, Alabama we've got the business news headlines. Today we'll share stories about:

  • China, the Dow and the U.S. Trade;
  • Facebook, Regulators & Fines;
  • Tesla cuts its workforce - stock slides;
  • Rich folks getting a divorce means what...yeah, Amazon;
  • Netflix is burning through tons of cash...so?
  • Experts say pay off your mortgage ASAP why?  We'll share;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Those stories and we'll chat with Angela Trigg who recently opened up The Haunted Book Shop in downtown Mobile. We love sharing small business stories and this one is really interesting on a number of levels. Click here to listen!

Then, dialing in the long-distance, we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview with Stuff to DO this weekend into next week in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Listen in here!

Thanks for listening!

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Argentina to Iowa & A Big Business - Meet Alicia Jaime

We cover lots of ground in this conversation with Alicia Jaime the president ot IVS - Vet Supplies. Alicia came to Iowa from Argentina and made the choice to stay and create a business. IVS-Vet Supplies does business in multiple states as well as multiple countries. Here we talk about the beauty of learning other cultures, how it impacts business, who she serves and what the "secret sauce" is that has propelled the company to success. Meet Alicia Jaime...this is a treat! 

 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.

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