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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 30 January 2019

Each weekday we check out the business news and offer up some interesting headlines and today is no different...even though, here in Iowa, we woke up to -20. Yikes.  On tap today:

  • Key word from the Fed today: Patience;
  • If the economy is booming how come fewer homes are selling?
  • The business of food and immigration enforcement;
  • Facebook hit another home run even with people "saying" they were boycotting;
  • Tesla reported a profit today but, will it be enough?
  • Want to work for yourself? Hang on we've got some salary numbers;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today Angela Trigg is in our Small Business Spotlight. Angela owns The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, Alabama.  We met her on a recent trip there and thought so much of her story we had to share it with you. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

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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 25 January 2019

After weeks of a federal shutdown the announcement came today that a deal had been reached. That leads off the newscast on this Friday evening.  Thanks for being here.

  • Federal Shutdown Over?
  • Markets react to the deal;
  • The media industry is slashing jobs and not just at newspapers;
  • Amazon wants others to do the heavy lifting and R&D for exclusive Prime products;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren is about to roll out a "Wealth Tax";
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts the Managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in with Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

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The Business News Headlines 23 January 2019

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for today...here is what is just a click away:

  • Federal workers, represented by the same union...different and conflicting messages;
  • Ford reports some lousy numbers;
  • Taxes and the wealthy. Three reasons it's being talked about;
  • Seems McDonald's has a wall problem too;
  • The markets bounced back a bit today and we'll share the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation with Joe Faletti who is with The Collection Experts. Can a collection agency based in Naperville, Illinois have a heart? Joe says it can and we'll dig into the collection business and branding. To hear that conversation just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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