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The Business News Headlines and Gov. Jay Inslee

Welcome back to Insight on Business the News Hour for Tuesday the 4th of June. Thanks for coming by. Today in the business news headlines ahead of our conversation with 2020 presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA):

  • Trade tensions dissipate and tech rallies;
  • Tesla gets $ from who???
  • CVS expanding even more into the health care arena;
  • Imagine an airplane where the seats are in the wings;
  • How much must you make in a year to be...rich?
  • New toys for millennials seeking comfort in the past.

Those stories and a conversation with Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) as he makes his case for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 elections. While you may have heard of Gov. Inslee and his stand on climate change we didn't start there but on the surprising economics of Washington State. Here is that story. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Fighting Hunger with Another Plate at the Table

We love it when we find passionate people and Debbie Sears is another in a long list of great folks we've met over the years and introduced to you. Debbie has been in the insurance industry for over four decades and when tragedy struck she decided to turn her efforts toward something good and positive. Another Plate at the Table is an event that features some of the most famous names in the culinary world of Des Moines. They are getting together to raise funds for the Food Bank of Iowa. (Here is a link to donate...if you are so moved.) Meet Debbie Sears...you can hear the passion in her voice. 

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 16 April 2019

Today the markets were up...a bit...but they were up. That story and more today in the Tuesday, April 16th Edition of the Business News Hour:

  • The Health Care Industry slams Medicare for All;
  • We know where you can get a great paying job;
  • Netflix grows even with rising rates;
  • This week yet another Facebook scandal;
  • Then there were twenty-one - A convenience store story;
  • Iowa ice cream headed to New York;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

2020 presidential hopeful Secretary Julian Castro was in Iowa and we caught up with him in what we're calling Ten Minutes with Julian Castro. Click here to listen.

What happens when you get a Mom who really wants to do something for education? You start something really different. Meet Kristyn Arnold from ANAWIM Housing who has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools for a very different kind of fund raiser. Imagine a fund raiser where you don't have to spend any money but just...show up! Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by!

2020 Presidential Hopeful Secretary Julian Castro

We all know that Iowa is "ground zero" when it comes to the 2020 Presidential Election and this week former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Iowa for another swing through the state. We caught up with him following a standing room only event sponsored by the Iowa Asian-Latino Coalition in Des Moines. Ten Minutes with Julian Castro: 

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 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 Street...like 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 DMBizMixer.com is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 26 March 2019

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 26th of March...thanks, everybody, for being with us again today. Inside you'll hear about;

  • Investors still eyeing the global economy;
  • New car sales slump and it's not design issues;
  • More retail store closings;
  • Walmart seems to be winning at the curb and gaining new customers;
  • Ya know that iPhone update?  Better get to it;
  • Housing numbers are hurting;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today you are in for a major treat. His name is Mike Curtin and he's the CEO of something called the D.C. Central Kitchen a program that has served the Washington D.C. area for thirty years. But...it's not about just feeding people...that seems to be secondary. This is about delivering hope and purpose and a way out of poverty. Plan on listening to the end...it's a great story. To hear that story, click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 14 March 2019

Wall Street struggled today facing pressure from a poor report on home sales and mixed signals about the U.S. China trade agreement that may...or may not...be coming soon. Here are the stories we're sharing and are just a click away:

  • Oh the headwinds for the stock market today;
  • Social Security and President Trump;
  • Retail stores that Business Insider says may be on the bubble;
  • 19,000 truck drivers and $100 million - It's a story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today author, film-maker Jeff Stein will join me to talk about an event happening in Des Moines on Tuesday the 19th. It's about his documentary "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". You can catch that here

Then we've got a story about healthcare and healthcare insurance. Roxi Copland is trying to do what the insurance companies tell us all to do but it doesn't seem to work. Is the system broken or is it designed to be...broke?  Click through for that.

Thanks for listening! 

This Is Healthcare? Roxi Copland and “The Breast of the Story”

We are told by insurance companies the way to hold costs down is to research health care charges and learn what the payment options are. How is that working? Enter Roxi Copland who found a lump in her breast and tried to figure out her options. It turned into a circus and, from what she says, it's a system that is so convoluted it's nearly impossible to do...what we're told to do.

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 15 February 2019

It was all China, China, China today and the market reacted. It's the Business News Hour for Friday the 15th of February and here is what we've got on tap:

  • We told you it was China;
  • The power behind Amazon taking a pass on New York City;
  • How does immigration impact Social Security? Some facts;
  • Big trouble for Cognizant and some big fines;
  • Just what you need a new Twitter feature;
  • Buying out flood prone areas...the impact of climate change?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins me to talk up "Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, just 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.