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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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Gilroy’s Kitchen+ Pub + Patio + Redheads

The host for our popular Out to Lunch series for the next several weeks is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio and while we get to take high level thought leaders out to lunch we thought YOU might want to know more about this great locally owned restaurant.  Liz Ramey has been with Gilroy's since it opened a couple of years ago. We sit down with her and find our more about the food and their fixation with...redheads.

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 News Headlines 23 November 2018

It was a short trading session on Wall Street today and we had lots of retail news. Coming up and just a click away you'll learn more about:

  • Sears is hoping Black Friday and this weekend can save the company;
  • Not a good time for website troubles...ask Lowes;
  • How important is Black Friday for retail;
  • Kohls had a great Thanksgiving day sale...on line;
  • Never guess the percentage of shopping done on...phones yesterday;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Our Restaurant of the Week is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. We'll chat with long time manager Liz Ramey about what makes the place go and their fixation with red heads...no, really.

Then Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun as we talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 

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Rackhouse Whiskey Club Is On!

We love telling startup stories and this one is a little different. Meet Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle the founders of Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Here you'll learn where this idea came from, what they do to help small batch distillers gain traction and how they help you get your hands on some unique tasting whiskeys. Click through and get into Rackhouse...

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 21 November 2018

For awhile today we thought the Dow was going to pull out of negative territory but that didn't happen. Click through to hear these stories on YOUR time.

  • Could this be the last holiday season for Sears;
  • Wells Fargo says not all the folks are going to get paid;
  • Slower economic growth ahead...some say yes;
  • Oil OPEC and West Texas;
  • An Amazon "Tell All" and it ain't pretty;
  • John Deere missed expectations;
  • Speaking of expectations what happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Small batch distillers from all over the country get some help from Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle. We think you're going to enjoy this.

Thanks for listening! 

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Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker - Iowa Restaurant Association

Our Out to Lunch series is where we have lunch with a thought leader and you get to come along and listen to the conversation. Here, in this long-form interview, I visit with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. There is so much packed into our time together from business training to public policy to education to branding to social media to recruitment/retention. Join us as we go Out to Lunch at our host location, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.

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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Stuff to DO Saturday Into Next Week with Jeff Pitts & Cityview

He is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine...and he is Jeff Pitts who joins us each week to offer up a rundown of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro from Ames to Pella...he's got it covered. Inside:

  • Food and Drink at HyVee Hall;
  • A Journey Tribute;
  • Hockey with the Iowa Wild;
  • Diwali Celebration;
  • ISU Football;
  • Tiny Tim and Ukulele Talk;
  • Straight No Chaser;
  • Cinderella.

And, don't expect anything but fun here...thanks for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 28 September 2018

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...we've got some of the big business news stories waiting for you with just a click of the mouse...or phone. On tap today:

  • It's not nice to mislead investors, ask Walgreens;
  • More Elon Musk and Tesla stuff today;
  • Hard to imagine but Sears stock hit a milestone today;
  • Facebook says 50 million users may have been compromised;
  • The GOP voted to make some tax cuts permanent;
  • But even that didn't help the markets.

Those stories and just a bit of commentary along with a chance to meet Neil Blanchard the founder of Profit Pros. What dies he do? He finds money. No, really he finds cash that you and your business are leaving on the table. Good stuff.

Also, today is FRIDAY and that means our friends from Cityview Magazine drop in to share with us a little fun and Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Click through for Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Enjoy!

And, thanks again for coming by! 

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From Lanesboro, MN Meet Scott and Angie Taylor

Today we're in Lanesboro, MN as the Business News Hour is "On the Road" with a group from Bike World of Iowa. We settled in at Pedal Pushers Cafe and made friends with the owners Scott and Angie Taylor. Here we talk about their decision 14 years ago to get into the restaurant business, the world of being a tourist destination, the future of the tiny community of 800 and more. Always a delight to be "On the Road" and meet the people who make America...America. Enjoy. 

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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