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The Business News Headlines and More 14 June 2019

You would think that a strong retail report would move Wall Street into the green today...you would...think. It's the business news headlines for Flag Day here in the U.S. and here are the stories inside:

  • Retail Sales vs. Global Tension - And the winner is;
  • Bayer buys trouble with Roundup now spending plenty;
  • Just how much do we love our pets?
  • 600 companies say, "Enough already!";
  • Foldable phones...just don't get it;
  • Dad taking time off? Don't bet on it;
  • Big meat goes...meatless.

Those stories plus our Friday Fun Day exchange with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Join us as we riff about a bunch of things from movies to sports to music and more... To listen to that, click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 29 May 2019

Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 29th day of May...where has this month gone? We've got a quick programing note...we're trying something a bit different and putting this up well before 5pm Central. Why? We noticed that getting the news headlines in advance of the end of the day seems to be the right thing to do. So...we're going to try this for a bit.  Meanwhile today:

  • That "Trade War Thingy" just got more interesting;
  • The markets take a bath on worry;
  • IHOP pulling our leg...again?
  • That Galaxy Fold the wait ain't over;
  • Lordstown, Ohio back in the news;
  • So, you're "optimistic" about the economy...is that a good thing?
  • Putting ear plugs on smart speakers;
  • And the favorite airline is....

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with our guest Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa. But before we settle in to order we always do "Quick Bites" three questions for our guest. Let's see how Brad does: To hear that segment click here. 

Out to Lunch is a weekly segment where I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch and you get to listen in on our business conversation. Click through to learn more about Brad, his passion about public service, the new programs being rolled out and how they will impact every family...not just AARP members. Enjoy. To listen in click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 May 2019

The business news headlines on the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Here's what we have in stock for you today:

  • Another retail chain says goodbye;
  • Over 120 companies send a letter to President Trump saying "Stop!";
  • A new study says Millennial's may never be economically secure;
  • Heard of "Dot Amazon"?
  • Google and China have 90 days in a reversal from Washington;
  • Local business, the environment and agriculture...again.

Those stories and in for The Interview is Emily Wyatt from the Des Moines Area Religious Council talking about food insecurity, their mission and an event happening this week.  To hear that, just click here

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Out to Lunch with Heidi Soliday

Strap in you're about to hear some amazing stories from the first female to become a sports director at a television station. Heidi Soliday was the face and voice of sports in Iowa at the Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI. Here, as we go Out to Lunch at Range Grill + Golf she share stories of her years as a swimmer her trip to Europe at 16 to compete in a national luge competition even though she had never been on a sled in her life. Then a chance at the Olympics? And does she drop names...you bet. We talk about the business of reporting the news, how it has changed, the role of women in TV news and her cycling adventures now as part of the Climate Ride. Enjoy! 

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. 

Flexing Their Muscle - AARP Iowa with Brad Anderson

It is a potent possibility for change when you have 370,000 members in your organization. Meet Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa who is fresh off a victory in Polk County, Iowa with the Local Option Sales and Service Tax and in the Iowa Legislature with the Iowa Care Act. Listen as Brad talks about the next targets that he believes his members will rally toward including creating livable communities and taking on the high cost of prescription drugs.

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. 

The Business News Headlines 18 February 2019

Wall Street may have been shut down today due to the President's Day Holiday but there was still some markets to watch and business to report on:

  • U.S. Markets Closed but Asia and Europe are open;
  • The Wall and Texas landowners not a good mix;
  • Oops - Google Earth shows secret military sites;
  • The top ten states that created small businesses and jobs last year;
  • A new building for the Harkin Center at Drake University;
  • Des Moines businessman and former Democratic Candidate Fred Hubbell hit by a car.

Take some time and learn more about the impact of climate change on individuals, businesses and communities with Rick Smith from the Citizens' Climate Lobby.To hear that conversation click here

Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk about the AMA-Iowa Experience and more networking and education events happening this week...and a bit about Podcast Iowa coming in March. To listen in, click here

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The Citizens Climate Lobby with Rick Smith

A couple of nights ago I was at a meeting where Rick Smith presented a riveting talk about climate change and it's impact on individuals, businesses, and communities. It was so good that I had to ask him to be part of our broadcast. It doesn't really  matter if you believe in climate change but what science believes and the impact is huge. Here from the Citizens Climate Lobby is Rick Smith:  

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

The Business News Headlines 22 January 2019

Did the U.S. rebuff China today and derail trade talks? Conflicting reports leads our newscast tonight. In other business news:

  • New numbers sent the real estate market reeling;
  • Remember 70% tax for millionaires? A billionaire says it, "Has legs";
  • The widening pay and opportunity gap has people talking like it's 1937;
  • The markets stumbled today;
  • The Greater Des Moines, Iowa Partnership has 5 economic development goals for 2019.

Those stories and a conversation with historian, author and news director of News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Jeff Stein about his book "The Floppy Show". Jeff will be in Ankeny, Iowa on Thursday the 24th and in this conversation we look at the business mind of the late Duane Ellett the creator of Floppy. You really should go... Here is that conversation

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Recycling? According to Tony we’re doing it, “All wrong.”

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour. Tony Colosimo is in the trash and recycling business at Sparta Waste Services and it's something that he's done for over 30 years. So, he knows a thing or two about garbage, recycling, landfills and what he says is a lousy system that needs to be overhauled if it's going to work for the future. This is a conversation that impacts every person listening...

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.

Our Small Business Spotlight - Smart Clean with Zelko Francic

There are some stories we love to re-tell. Here is one of those.... He came to this country from war torn Eastern Europe 22 years ago and calls himself 200% American. Meet Zelko Francic the founder of Smart Clean a commercial cleaning company that has had great success. We talk about the immigrant experience, opportunity and food. We think you'll enjoy this...

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.