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The Business News Headlines & More 16 August 2019

We get it...it's Friday and we'll dish this up quickly for you. We'll start with a look at what's going on with Wall Street and then dive into these stories:

  • General Electric stock roars back after the CEO did;
  • More PR troubles for Wells Fargo...oh my;
  • He saved $100,000 in five years. How? We'll share;
  • John Deere is feeling the impact of the trade war and more;
  • Does praise work with employees? Yes but you could be doing it wrong.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine are back to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, the State Fair, sports and more. DO NOT expect anything too serious here...go! 

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 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 & More 14 August 2019

The Dow signaled before the bell this morning it was going to open down...and it did. Off by over 400 points. In the end the blue-chips closed off 800 points the worst day of the year. The reason is in our first story:

  • Fear of the "R-Word" is driving a sell off but there is more;
  • Walmart adjusts it's inventory moving 1,000 items out. We'll share why;
  • The Trade War, China & Tourists...and Macy's;
  • Imagine the bank paying YOU to get a home loan. It's a story.

Those pieces and we've got a Small Business Spotlight that features the fast rise of a home-improvement company Justin Williams founded in October of last year and in that short time was awarded the Small Business of the Year Award from his local chamber. What is the secret sauce?  We asked the A New Look Exteriors founder that question and more. Here is that 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. 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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Our Small Business Spotlight - A New Look Exteriors

We all know that it is the small business that is the back-bone of our local, regional and national economy. On a regular basis we offer up a Small Business Spotlight to share the stories of these entrepreneurs. Today our guest is Justin Williams who, with his wife, founded A New Look Exteriors in October of 2018 and has seen incredible business growth. Recently named the Small Business of the Year by his local chamber Justin talks about the "secret sauce" that spells growth for his new company. We think you'll enjoy this...

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 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 8 August 2019

The markets turned positive on some surprising news out of China...yes, China. That store leads off our business news headlines for Thursday the 8th of August. Also:

  • Think $46 million missing...ouch;
  • There is a sales issue at Kraft-Heinz;
  • Thinking Re-Finance? Might want to move on it;
  • Shipping, it's all about shipping;
  • Job losses are mounting and what is causing it.

Those stories and more today along with a conversation with the executive director of the world-wide Social Media Club, Caroline Jones. We'll chat about what the organization does, what it offers, how you can join and bring it back to local with the upcoming Hashie Awards. For all of that...just click 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 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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Talkin’ Sweet Corn and Adel with Deb Bengston

It's nearly here! The annual Sweet Corn Festival in Adel, Iowa is a big deal...no, really it is. Here we get hyper-local and tell you about this small community just west of Des Moines and what remarkable changes have occurred there over the past several years. My guest is Deb Bengston from the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and yes...we'll also talk about the seven tons of sweet corn they will shuck on Friday, the parade, music and more. Fun stuff...now go!  

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 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 & More 30 July 2019

Wall Street struggled all day because a number of headwinds from China to the Democratic Debate happening tonight. That story and these coming your way today:

  • That much touted Costco digital app...oops;
  • Capital One and lawsuits...already;
  • How about a savings rate 30 times that of other banks;
  • Apple and earnings;
  • The high cost of housing moves inland;
  • A personal air-conditioner?  Yep.

Those stories and more along with our business interview with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register. Recently parent company Gannett rolled out a new payment plan for content. We talk about that, the business of newspapers, the work being done and the costs incurred...lots inside and it's just a click away. Like 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 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 & More 25 July 2019

It's the business news headlines for the 25th of July, thanks for coming by. In the newscast today:

  • Amazon wants you to come visit a fulfillment center;
  • Nissan to cut over 12,000 jobs;
  • The least appealing vehicle is...
  • Tesla sells more cars but still losing money;
  • Housing issues forecast a recession;
  • Seems you like cheap streaming TV...a bunch.

Those stories and more plus the link between poverty and business. Today Steve Roach Knight the communications director for the National Poor People's Campaign visits with me about what they are all about and we make the link between our national economy and...poverty. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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 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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5 Iowa Cities, 6 Days, 20 Presidential Candidates with Brad Anderson AARP-Iowa

It's never been done before but that hasn't stopped the team from AARP-Iowa as they kick off a five city tour in six days with twenty presidential candidates. Here Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa details what gets underway on Monday the 15th of July starting in Des Moines and ending next week in Council Bluffs the 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa will weigh in with questions for the candidates. Four candidates at each location and if you can't make it to the event you can watch it all online. Here's Brad with the details and here is the place to get tickets to the event closest to you.  

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 & More 1 July 2019

Welcome to a new month and a holiday shortened work week for many of us. Today the markets started out with a bang...moderated a bit but by the bell the Dow was up 117 points to 26,717 the NASDAQ gained a whopping 84 points and the S&P 500 was up by over 22 points.  In other business news headlines:

  • Another daily newspaper shuttered today;
  • Millennials are following in their parents and grandparents footsteps;
  • What are the top five performing franchises in the U.S.
  • And, what five franchises are in trouble;
  • Wells Fargo and Principal Financial in the news;
  • Facing an industry turnover rate of 117% this chain does something different.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com as we talk about road diets, food diets, business blogging and even  some networking events in this short week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 27 June 2019

Signs pointed to a weak open for the Dow and it, for the most part, stayed that way. Reason? Eyes on the G-20 and the global economy.  In the business news headlines here is what we've got and stay with us for a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna about a host of items.

  • Remember when Pier One Imports was...hot;
  • Ford announces labor cuts;
  • What? Jobless claims were up last week;
  • Americans are worried and maybe they have reason to be;
  • We'll talk cellphone batteries;
  • An elegant French restaurant leaves a tiny town;
  • Amazon makes news...again.

Those stories plus this conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) about a host of issues. It seems timely seeing how tonight is the second of the televised presidential debates. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening!

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