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The Business News Headlines 18 April 2019

Due to Good Friday today is the final trading day on Wall Street and we've got the numbers and why coming up on this Thursday edition of the Business News Hour:

  • Positive earnings push the markets;
  • Former Sears CEO is being sued;
  • A beer story;
  • A "smokes" story;
  • Trailer park owners in Iowa about to get sent a notice;
  • What happened on Wall Street & Why.

Those stories and a hyper-local piece about affordable housing. This is something we stumbled onto early this week and it has to do with the Merle Hale Mall and that re-imagine effort, Anawim Housing an affordable housing non-profit and the City of Urbandale. To hear that...just click here

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 11 April 2019

The markets stalled out today as investors play a "wait and see" sort of day. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of April. Here is what's inside:

  • Millennials are falling out of the Middle Class;
  • The Uber IPO is a thing;
  • Grocery War, Trade War now Tax War;
  • The National Pork Expo gets shut down;
  • The Des Moines International Airport has growing pains;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus our Restaurant of the Week is Range Grill + Golf located in Urbandale, Iowa. This place has three really cool things going for it: An amazing restaurant with interesting menu items, a great state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails that will lift your spirits. I'll chat with owner Steve Garrels about the work that went into creating this beautiful and functional place and talk a bit about the future. To hear that click here

Thanks for coming by! 

Restaurant of the Week - Range Grill + Golf

Three Things - One Building: A fine dining restaurant with some interesting menu items, a state of the art golf simulator and signature cocktails in a very cool bar. We're talking Range Grill + Golf in Urbandale, Iowa with owner Steve Garrels who tells us he loves all three things so why not do what he loves? It's our Restaurant of the Week and time to get busy with Range Grill + Golf: 

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. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday we get to visit with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and every so often we also get Parker Reed to join him. Today is one of those days with both Jeff and Parker in studio talking about a host of activities going on from sports to music to a GUN SHOW and so much more. Strap in, have some fun already and find out about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each week Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro and he never fails. Tonight (Friday) at Hoyt Sherman it's Rodney Carrington the talented funny man and recording artist. The Lion in Winter continues this weekend at the Kum & Go Theater at the DSM Social Club. We're wrestling this weekend in Des Moines. Local artists perform at The Goldfinch at Stephens in Ames, the Golden Age of Hollywood kicks off at Jordan Creek with Gone with the Wind...and that's just a small sampling of what's going on this weekend into next week. Click for more "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.

 

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

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.

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.

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. 

 

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