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The Business News Headlines 13 February 2019

The markets came off session highs today but still pulled out a gain. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 13th of February. Here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street is, again, hoping for good news;
  • The Universal Basic Income program by Andrew Yang gets tested;
  • A supplier of talc for Johnson & Johnson has filed for bankruptcy protection;
  • Beefing up benefits to attract and retain workers; we've got two stories;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street, we've got the numbers.

Those stories and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is in for the interview. We're going to talk about that idea of a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 for each American 18 to 65. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 6 February 2019

Each weekday we offer up the business news headlines on your time. No waiting around and you can take the podcast with you everywhere.  In the business news today:

  • The markets slip a bit;
  • Bit trouble in farm country;
  • J.C. Penny says out with appliances and furniture;
  • Chipotle is back in the news and this time it's good;
  • Food delivery apps are in hot water about pay issues;
  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the word, "cut";
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Burt Ward who played Robin on the classic T.V. show, Batman. We talk about family, dogs more dogs and his dog food business, Gentle Giant, that is just amazing. And, yes, we'll chat about Batman and Adam West as well.  To hear that conversation follow this link

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Burt Ward Talks Robin, Batman and Dogs

Over the years Burt Ward, aka Robin from the classic television show Batman, has been involved in the dog food business with something called Gentle Giant. Before that he ran a rescue in his California home for Great Danes...no, really! Not long ago I spent the day with Burt talking about dogs, the dog food business, canine nutrition, his family, Adam West and more. Here then is that 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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The Business News Headlines 31 January 2019

Plug in we've got the business news headlines for the final day of January 2019...can you believe it?  The stories we have on tap for you today include:

  • The BEST January for the S&P 500 since 1987;
  • Harley Davidson has many, many headwinds;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shook out a new tax plan today;
  • President Trump may hold off on more tariffs on China;
  • What? Amazon is forecasting lower sales this quarter;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we'll introduce you to a concept that means we an celebrate Black Friday every Friday of the year and boost the economy of the businesses owned by African Americans. We'll introduce Abena Imhotep and something that makes, to us, a ton of sense. To hear that frank exchange click here

Thanks for listening! 

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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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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 Interesting Story of James Jordan with author Louise Gately

Suddenly we've been telling stories about writers who tell stories. Our third author in less than a week. Meet Louise Gately and her book, "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy". Here you'll learn about his successful effort to move the Iowa State Capital from Iowa City to Des Moines. His efforts in the Underground Railroad, slaves from Missouri and his work to develop a railroad hub that served Iowa for decades. Louise spent years researching the story of Mr. Jordan and we think you'll enjoy the result. You can purchase the book through the Historic Valley Junction Office. Here is that link

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 Mind of Duane Ellett and The Floppy Show

For thirty years Duane Ellett entertained Central Iowa with his creation, "The Floppy Show" but few have an understanding of the brilliant mind that created a real business out of balsa wood and felt. Our guest is author, historian and news director for News Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein who will be in Ankeny on Thursday for a free presentation about his book The Floppy Show and the magic and mind of the late Duane Ellett. Jeff will be at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library on Thursday 24 January at 6:30. More here at the website for The Floppy Show

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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