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The Business News Headlines 1 February 2019

It's Friday and here in the Middle of the Midwest we hit 25 degrees ABOVE zero. That's a 45 degree swing...Iowa, gotta love it. In the business news headlines today:

  • The U.S. added 304,000 jobs in January and Wall Street went..."Meh";
  • Amazon stock entered bear territory;
  • The layoffs at General Motors start on Monday;
  • Walmart is looking to benefits to retain and hire quality workers;
  • Did you know that all oil is not the same;
  • The biggest pension fund in the world lost $136 billion...but relax;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus on Friday we tend to get a little silly with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. And...today we get to welcome back Parker Reed who has been off sleeping or something. Don't be offended but we have fun with everything from music to sports to the arts...but, hey, it's Friday. To hear that chatter just click here

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Do not expect any heavy news here...it's all fun as we talk about "Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro" this weekend into next week.  Joining Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is our youthful friend Parker Reed who knows stuff about stuff we know nothing about. Friday is the only day we get to sit around some microphones and talk sports, the arts, music and have fun making comments. Go ahead and click through for Friday Fun!

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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Jeff Pitts and Stuff to DO in the Metro

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine joins us to talk about "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. We're talking film to sports to family events to plays. Click through and then get out there! 

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 2 January 2019

Welcome to the first broadcast/podcast since the New Year...it's also the first day the markets were in session and we start out with a look at what the heck happened on Wall Street. Then:

  • Home sales numbers...is it getting to be a buyers market?
  • General Motors has sold 200,000 electric vehicles and that means...
  • You will never guess what market Amazon might disrupt next;
  • The story is gasoline prices are headed up;
  • Some changes coming to Roku users;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street today.

Those stories and then a trip into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation we had five years ago with Bryan and Jeff McGinness the owners of Wine Styles. Back then there was only one location in the Greater Des Moines Market, now there are three. Plus a string of stores across the nation. We're talking wine and business in a Way Back Edition of the Business News Hour. To listen to that conversation click here. 

 

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Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we put cap on the week and have a little fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Today we'll talk hockey, music, the Hammond B-3 organ (no, really) lots of holiday cheer and more. Click thought and join the, often silly, 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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Out to Lunch with Callista Gould at Table 128 Bistro & Bar

Early this past year we launched a weekly piece we call "Out to Lunch". We got the idea from CBS News and (now) Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett. While he interviews political types for the "Take Out Podcast" we talk business over lunch. Here, in our first edition, we go "Out to Lunch with writer and speaker Callista Gould from the Culture and Manners Institute. Talk about being on best behavior...  Click through and have some fun.

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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Out to Lunch with Callista Gould Part Two

Welcome back as we go "Out to Lunch" with writer, speaker Callista Gould of the Culture and Manners Institute. Here we talk more about her work and her book The Exceptional Professional and I recommend it highly. Callista Gould "Out to Lunch" at Table 128 Bistro & Bar.

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 12 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the biggest business news stories of the day. Today it looks like there is a warming of relations between the U.S. and China and that...moved the markets:

  • The Trump Administration has an idea of how to make the postal service...profitable;
  • Amazon workers in NYC are talking union;
  • Toyota and airbags back in the news;
  • The biggest name is snacks is....;
  • We know what you like and don't like on Netflix;
  • Is bottled water an endangered species?
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we're going to hear about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project from two sources. First up the President of Conference Event Management, Michelle DeClerk joins us to tell you about how the education project changed her business and her life. Click here to listen to her story. 

Then Joey Beech has been selected to push the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project across the entire state of Iowa. In other words, what had been a national program is now being done on a statewide basis which will mean even more small businesses can take part.  We'll detail the entire program. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

Thanks for listening! 

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Beau Fodor and the 2018 Cookie Exchange Benefit Party

Always fun and always something going on it's Beau Fodor who is in talking about yet another cookie exchange benefit. He'll share the history of the event and the new location (Spectacular!) and you should know that proceeds this year go to benefit the Young Women's Resource Center. Tickets?  Sure, here is the link! Just go...and you will have a great time!

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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