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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!  

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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. 

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We Talk Violicity Economics with Dr. Chris Draper - Part One

You've all heard of "supply side economics" where the top wage and income earners and corporations receive all sorts of financial perks that will, so the theory goes, then "trickle down" to workers and families. Except that hasn't worked out so well. In fact, says Dr. Chris Draper the author of Velocity Economics, "trickle down has never worked and will never work because it's upside down to what really should be happening. Take some time and learn more in the very interesting 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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The Business News Headlines 14 January 2019

Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:

  • Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
  • Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
  • CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
  • A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
  • The shutdown claims another victim;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
  • Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
  • Wall Street did what?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

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Universal Basic Income and Why It Works with Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Candidate

Two things you need to know about 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang: 1) He is not a politician and 2) he is wicked smart yet self deprecating at the same time. I sat down with Mr. Yang following a meeting he had with about 20 small business owners who, as he spoke about the Universal Basic Income or $1,000 a month to each person 18 - 65, were very sceptical of the idea. But, within a few minutes the men and women realized it wasn't a "pipe dream" but something that can work for every American and our economy. Got you interested? Click through and meet Andrew Yang:

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 11 October 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street with the Dow losing nearly 550 points which means over the past two days we've seen the Dow shed 1,300 points. That story and:

  • Will the Earnings Season, which starts tomorrow pull the markets back?
  • What if Sears does go into bankruprtcy what should you as a consumer know?
  • Postal rate hikes coming and if so, who pays what?
  • The Markets and the Market report with all the numbers.

Also today we're going to take a deep dive into the U.S. Health Care System with Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow with the Sanders Institute. This conversation touches every employee and employer. You know how health care costs are driving holes into your bottom line...and your paycheck. We'll talk about that and listen in as Michael offers some solutions....actually one big solution.

Thanks for listening!

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Health Care Costs - Impacting Employers, Employees and Quality of Life

Hang on because we're about to open up a conversation about health care costs and how they are killing productivity, the bottom line, employee quality of life and our business community. When does all of this move us to an honest conversation about a health care system that works for everybody? Back for a return visit is Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow at the Sanders Institute. What he will share with you will be mind-numbing. Maybe it's time to listen?

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 27 September 2018

If you were working today, or watching what was going on in Washington, D.C. you may have missed the big business news stories. But, not to worry...we've got you covered. On tap today:

  • The SEC goes after Elon Musk...
  • Remember with the "future" was in plastics? Now it might be in....pot;
  • Speaking of drugs we've got Aetna/CVS news;
  • What careers lead to higher percentages of divorce? We have a list of the top seven;
  • Oh, and what happened on Wall Street. 

Those stories and a conversation about the Hawkeye Safety Conference coming up in October. Our guests are Bill Gerhard from the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and Tammi Goerdt from The Heartland Center at the University of Iowa.

Also today a frank and honest conversation with Don DeWaay the founder of The Profit Zone. Having come through the recession Don has been building back and now works with business owners on things like freedom, fullfillment and financial reward. Good stuff here!

Thanks, as always, for listening!

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Business News Headlines 20 September 2018

We've got the business news headlines on YOUR time. No waiting, just a click away for the business news and comment. What is waiting for you?

  • Investors scoff at the trade war;
  • You, the consumer, are about the feel what the trade war is about;
  • Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10% of their employees...re-establishing we guess;
  • The price of used cars is going up...why?  We'll tell you what we know;
  • Universal Life Insurance...opps;
  • The Wall Street Report is...well...good it would seem

Those stories and a conversation with Shelby Bobbett and Jolene Goodman from Big Green Umbrella Media about print, events and more.

Also we'll chat with Leisa Fox and Tiffany Menke about the Central Iowa Business Conference coming to Des Moines next week...and we here there are still seats available. 

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Business News Headlines 6 August 2018

Thanks for clicking through...in the business news headlines today you'll learn about a big company with big problems and a possible reorganization, Facebook shares were up today and we'll share why. Speaking of Facebook are you ready for Facebook Dating? Canadians are not happy with the United States or President Trump so...it's a boycott of U.S. products. Those stories and more along with our two business interviews and we've got a packed show for you. Thanks again...let's get into it. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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