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The Business News Headlines & More 21 August 2019

Wall Street showed up again today in spite of global concerns, the trade war and more. That's first up today and then we'll dive into these stories:

  • Target and Lowes did well in the second quarter;
  • The Fed Minutes and what it may mean going forward;
  • Health Insurance and family/business costs;
  • The U.S. Budget Deficit...lots of zeros at the end of "1";
  • A Nebraska woman scammed out of over $162,000. No, it's a story.

Those items and a conversation with Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International about employee engagement or employee entitlement. She gives me (and you if you wish) a quiz on how to avoid the trap of making employee recognition something that does the opposite of motivation. Good stuff right here.

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. 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 12 August 2019

The markets started the morning down and just kept heading that way. It's the business news headlines for Monday the 12th of August...thanks for being here to start a new week. Up today:

  • Dare we say the word..."Recession"?
  • This expense is dialing back the lifestyle of Americans;
  • Heard of the term "Wealth Works"? Sounds better than it is;
  • Like pasta? We've got a tip for you;
  • Bayer, the EPA and Roundup;
  • Your career might depend on your..."AQ".

Those stories and Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is with us to chat it up about the Iowa State Fair, politicians, the business of the fair and some networking events happening in the city. Click here for that conversation. 

An Unexpected Short Story - The Salvation Army

Last weekend I did a day of service and worked with the local Salvation Army collecting school supplies for kids who have little. While there a man approached us and started talking about a program offered by the Salvation Army. After he left I asked Major Jason Poff about what is known as the ARC. Here 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. 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 & More 6 August 2019

Today we've got a bit of a different newscast. We're mostly sticking to business with a look at what drove Wall Street down this morning plus:

  • Jeff Bezos sold a bunch of Amazon stock for...
  • The Apple Card has rolled out - what you need to know;
  • President Trump is "watching" Google;
  • Walmart and the new security issues;
  • A luxury retailer in bankruptcy;
  • For prior Fed Chairs warn of politics;
  • The Salvation Army Story that surprised me.

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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. 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 & More 1 August 2019

The Fed, as expected, cut interest rates yesterday and the stock market was rattled. Today it's a much different story but still there is confusion as to what comes next.  We'll lead with that story. Also today:

  • Americans LOVE their trucks and GM is so very happy;
  • IBM fires thousands to look more "cool" and "trendy"?
  • Guess what...Podcasts lift Spotify;
  • Seems you like tacos and fried chicken;
  • Wasteful spending got you? We've got some ideas to curb it.

Those stories and a conversation with Steve McCullough from Iowa Student Loan about student debt. While so many people are awash in student debt there are some solid answers on how to avoid that financial trap and we'll break them down in this segment. Click here to listen! 

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. 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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Student Debt and Iowa Solutions

Crushing student debt is causing families all sorts of problems. There are high costs of getting a loan, often very high rates and sometimes families and students simply borrow too much. Here in Iowa there is an alternative and it's called Iowa Student Loan a non-profit that not only is a place to borrow money but, more importantly, a place that will help counsel students and families about how much to borrow. We break all of that down with Steve McCullough in this segment. I know you'll be surprised at what you'll learn.

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. 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, The Economy and Poor People

Follow this line of thinking: If there are 140 million Americans that are poor, that's 43% of the U.S. population, what does that do to our overall economy? If people are shut out of housing or spending up to 50% of their income on shelter there is little left for food, insurance, transportation and education. This week the National Poor People's Campaign came to Iowa. There was little media attention paid to the visit by Rev. Dr. William Barber II but we were able to visit with him and Steve Roach Knight the movements communication director. Connect the dots with us as he explains what this is all about. 

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. 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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Stop the Greed - Prescription Drugs and AARP

The never ending upward spiral of prescription drug costs touches people of every age. People are crossing the border with Canada to import insulin, because congress has not been able to come to grips with reining in the high cost of drugs some states have instituted their own laws. In a word it's a mess. Now AARP is taking on the drug companies. Here Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa breaks down the effort to "Stop the Greed" and he needs your help. Listen to what's going on and then tell AARP your story. You can do that here. 

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. 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 & More 19 July 2019

We're rolling through a Friday and the markets reacted positively to some news from Microsoft. To check on the numbers follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour for regular updates. Today we've got these interesting business stories for you:

  • JCPenney trying to buy time...but for...what;
  • China losing manufacturing factories but to where;
  • Divorce rates for folks over 50 are skyrocketing;
  • The impact on men and women who get a "Grey Divorce";
  • Is your boss...spying on you?  Do you...know.

Those stories and because it's Friday we've got Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that wacky conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 18 July 2019

Is resurrection possible? Welcome to the Thursday, July 18th Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we'll look at that store about Toys R Us and more:

  • Netflix adds millions of subscribers but still disappoints;
  • Disney says it's all a stunt;
  • Did you download FaceApp? Maybe you shouldn't have;
  • The UBER "glitch" that has riders paying 100% more;
  • The IRS is changing Form 1040.

Those stories and a conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak who is currently barnstorming Iowa getting out his message. In Part One we'll introduce you to Admiral Sestak and cover his 30 years in the U.S. Navy and how that prepared him for congress and now president. To hear Part One click here.

Then, in Part Two I ask Admiral Sestak what happened in 2016 when so many working families deserted the Democratic Party in favor of Donald Trump. He then tell me what must be done to preserve working families moving forward. We also talk rural issues, aging issues and more. To hear that segment, click here

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. 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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