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Business News Headlines 23 March 2020

For a bit today it looked like the U.S. Senate was going to pass an economic package but the deal, once again, fell through.  That story and these are coming to you today:

  • The "deal" that wasn't;
  • The toilet paper saga is real and why;
  • Retailers have deals but will consumers bite;
  • Grocery stores and security;
  • A pizza chain that wants to hire 30,000 workers;
  • Zillow is canceling their home buying program;
  • A slow down in the rental industry as well;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are now using the "D Word".

Those stories plus Jessica Dunker from the Iowa Restaurant Association will join me to talk about the economic impact restaurant owners and staff are experiencing and what steps the association is taking to help in these difficult time. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening. 

Alliance for Retired Americans with Mike McCarthy

I met the very outgoing Mike McCarthy a couple of weeks ago and heard him speak about the mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) and asked him to join me for this conversation, Mike is the State President for the Iowa Branch and here you'll learn about the roots of ARA, who the members are and a discussion about the policy items he and others are working on for the benefit of all retired people. We recorded this on St. Patrick's Day...seems appropriate. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 11 March 2020

Today, on Wall Street, it was a complete reversal of yesterday's gains. Today was the day the markets moved from bulls to bears.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Now a pandemic business notices;
  • Amazon tackles "Fake Stuff" and price gouging;
  • Cruise ships and folks over 70 years old;
  • Customer Service & Panicked Customers;
  • THe Wall Street Report;
  • LinkedIn trending stories is proof.

Those stories and a conversation about Bridges of Iowa with Executive Director Patrick Coughlin. It is a story of passion, families, drugs and dependency...a story too few know about...until today. Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

Making a Difference - Bridges of Iowa

Even though Bridges of Iowa is celebrating 20 years of assisting people in kicking drug and alcohol abuse too few people know what it is and how they work. Meet Patrick Coughlin the Executive Director of Bridges of Iowa. Here you'll learn about why the founder of Casey's General Stores, Don Lamberti, started the program and why he has continued to be a major factor in the work of Bridges. It is both an inspiring and, yes, sobering story. 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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview!

The weekend is here and so is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with a big list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Stand up, music events, sports, arts and entertainment....oh...and bacon too. Pick a couple and head on out and have some fun. You deserve it! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 27 February 2020

Different day, same story on Wall Street as today the Dow sank by nearly 1,200 points. Meanwhile the president has shared some conflicting blames for the market headed downward.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • What is it the "Media" or the "Democrats"?
  • Facebook made a decision today;
  • The link between paid sick leave and coronavirus;
  • J.C. Penny missed some sales numbers;
  • Door Dash moving toward an IPO;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Loyalty clubs and your buying habits.

Those stories and we're turning the clock back several months for this conversation about Iowa and mental health. My guest is the Executive Director for NAMI-Iowa, Peggy HuppertAnd you can hear that conversation here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 21 February 2020

Today was the day when the folks on Wall Street may have finally figured out that the coronavirus may put a wrench into the global economy. It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 21st of February. In the news:

  • Every heard of the "Fiduciary Rule"? You will today;
  • John Deere stock soars and why;
  • Zillow is losing millions each month and why;
  • President Trump and his Social Security promise;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Wells Fargo and the latest multi-billion dollar fine.

Those stories plus we'll have some fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll chat it up about sports, music, the theater and a host of things happening this weekend into next week. Go...you've earned it! To listen to the silliness...just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 February 2020

Que the happy music...it was another big day on Wall Street. But, there are also some warning signs that nobody seems to notice.  Welcome to the Business News Headlines.  Today;

  • A Cruel Wedding Story;
  • A Lack of Ammo;
  • We return to La La Land on Wall Street;
  • AIRbnb running through cash;
  • Your speech impacts your pay and promotion...

Those stories plus something that aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL last week that you might want to hear. It's a marketing tip (actually three) that came about during a conversation I had a couple of weeks ago when I was in Arizona. To hear that segment, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News 10 January 2020

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines. Today we've got these stories ready for you:

  • Anemic job numbers and wage growth put a damper on the week;
  • More retail sales troubles;
  • Why are brands leaving Amazon.com and what comes next;
  • The Wall Street numbers for the day;
  • Starter homes seem to be making a comeback.

Those stories plus a rare two-part conversation. This time it's about poverty in Iowa and the United States. That uncomfortable reality nobody seems to want to discuss. Today you'll hear from four activists who are bringing the Poor People's Campaign - A National Call for a Moral Revival to Des Moines, Iowa next week. Some stunning numbers and you may be surprised at just who the poor folks...are.

Part One of that interview with Rev. Jessica Petersen, labor leader John Campbell, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan and national organizer Clinton Wright can be heard here.

Part Two of the event scheduled for the 14th and 15th of January at the First Christian Church in the Drake Neighborhood can be heard here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Poor People’s Campaign a National Call for a Moral Revival - Iowa Part One

In this, the first of two parts of a conversation with several Iowan's involved in the upcoming Iowa Event for the Poor People's Campaign, I sit down with Rev. Jessica Petersen, labor leader John Campbell, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan and national coordinator Clinton Wright. What is this national campaign about, how did they get involved, what are the political, social and business demands, who are the poor people that are impacted and much more. Iowa is one of 20 states to be visited by the national leadership of Rev.Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on Wednesday the 15th of January. Details about the Iowa "We Must Do More" event are 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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