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The Business News Headlines 17 April 2019

It looks like the pressure of Medicare for All is catching on and that had an impact on the markets. Welcome to the Wednesday, April 17th edition of the business news hour.

  • The health care insurance scare;
  • Banks getting out of the mortgage business;
  • Yet another hit on retail and we'll share who;
  • Big business giving up on opposing $15 an hour;
  • Insurance and Notre Dame....uhm...
  • How workplace wellness is working out;
  • What happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we bring back Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief for Entrepreneur Magazine back for Jason Feifer 2.0. This time we're talking about how businesses must...MUST start to think like an entrepreneur every single day or... To hear that fast moving conversation click here

Thanks for listening!


The Business News Headlines 1 April 2019

No fooling...we've got the business news headlines up for you and what a day it was:

  • The markets rock to new data;
  • The wealthy are stashing billions, no, like BILLIONS;
  • Oil jumps can fuel be far behind;
  • They are cutting prices, tired of being called "Whole Paycheck";
  • Remember when LYFT was the darling of Wall last Friday;
  • UnitedHealthcare pushes back on the story Iowa is telling;
  • The Iowa Business Council releases a new report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Told you we had news...

Also today Brad Anderson is the State Director of AARP-Iowa and the organization with over 370,000 members is about to get involved in several public issues that he says will be a boost to the lifestyle of all Iowans of every age. Click here for that story.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and joins me to talk about a host of things going on in the Des Moines Metro that can help you learn and earn. While not as busy a week as last time there are still things for you to consider. 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.

The Business News Headlines 21 March 2019

It's Thursday and we've got the business news headlines for you. What happened and why that is so important. Here we go!

  • Some systems are suggestion...(gulp) recession;
  • The tax cut that is hurting the GOP;
  • Jean maker Levi came back to Wall Street and...did they;
  • Some Iowa TV stations are on the sale block;
  • No Dave & Busters but something close coming to the Merle Hay Mall;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today I go "Out to Lunch" with the Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie. But before we order we sit down for "Quick Bites" - Three questions we ask every OTL guest. You can hear that...right here.

Then it's Out to Lunch at Jesses Embers as Mayor Cownie talks about the changing demographics of Des Moines, transportation, new  projects, quality of life, unemployment, and more. After 16 years as mayor it would seem he's still got a passion to do more. Frank Cownie as we go Out to Lunch and talk public policy. Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 11 March 2019

Wall Street snapped a five day losing streak today and we'll share with you why. It's the Business News Headlines for March 11, thanks for being here!  In the news:

  • Strong Retail Sales Data and Tech lifts the markets;
  • Boeing shares down a bunch, think air crashes;
  • President Trump released his 2020 budget and the U.S. House says it's dead on arrival;
  • How much money do Americans spend each day? Some surprising results;
  • New proposed rules are out regarding overtime pay;
  • Des Moines University set to leave the city and head to West Des Moines;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard is in talking about business networking and education events this week and we've got a ton of them. To hear that, click this link.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 March 2019

Equities fell for the fourth day in a row but this time it wasn't trade talks between the United States and China. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 7th day of March...let's go:

  • Americans have enjoyed some extra "jingle" in their pocket but that soon may disappear;
  • A Disney heiress says that corporations are paying their executives way too much;
  • Amazon is going to cut ties with the majority of their suppliers forcing an panic among many;
  • Philadelphia is taking a stand against cashless retail operations, not without pushback;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about a topic most people surveyed fear more than death.  Maureen Burger from Tero International is with me to offer up some tips to help you relax and make sure the next time you get up to make a presentation it is believable and drives home your  point. Click right here to listen in. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 27 February 2019

For the second day in a row the Dow lost ground. Why? Oh, my a host of things that are going on and we've got the details. In other business news:

  • It's a branding mess that cost Oprah about $58 million;
  • J.C. Penny to pull the plug on yet another idea that was to have been a winner;
  • Big changes coming to downtown Des Moines soon as the wrecking ball comes back;
  • We'll check on what happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus we're talking honey, bees and economics with folks from the Iowa Honey Producers Association that were at the Statehouse today. State Apiarist Andrew Joseph is joined by Kari Kenoyer a hobbyist and Phil Ebert a commercial honey producer at Ebert Honey

Also today members of the Des Moines Public School (DMPS) Community Legislative Action Team were at the Statehouse on a "Day of Action". I spent some time with DMPS Board of Education Chair Cindy Elsbernd and activist, mom and IT professional Claudia Brown talking about language and how, if we do things right, we've got multi-language workers right here who can make a difference for businesses seeking these types of workers. To hear that conversation click here

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! 

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. 

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2018

It's the final Friday for 2018 and welcome to the Business News Hour Headlines. Another wild ride on Wall Street starts our broadcast today. In other news:

  • Wells Fargo must cough up $575 million and send it to the states;
  • Some scary numbers coming out of the housing market and your ability to buy a home;
  • The $1.5 trillion tax law is a year old. So what has happened? It might surprise you;
  • Sears announces another round of store closings;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and while we usually bring you Jeff Pitts and Stuff to DO in the Metro from Cityview Magazine not today. Jeff has the week off...lucky guy.  So, better that we learn something about goals and goal setting. Lots of people are taking stock of the new year and we've got Deborah Rinner from Tero International with us talking about tools to make sure your goals get realized.  To listen click here!