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The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 22 February 2019

Wall Street was up today and the Dow climbed above 26,000 for the first time since last November. It is the Business News Hour today broadcasting from the AMA-Iowa Experience in West Des Moines Iowa.  Thanks for coming by. In the news:

  • David Stockman is back in the news with a warning;
  • Oh, how the ultra-wealthy live;
  • A frightening story about your personal data and apps;
  • Politics and Agriculture not a good mix;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and Cassandra Pudenz the president of the AMA-Iowa Chapter on their work and this conference. To hear that conversation click here.

And, coming up Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the Metro from Cityview Magazine. To hear that conversation click here

The Business News 9 October 2018

So much going on today but not to fear...you won't miss out. We've got some of the top business news stories plus a bit of public policy as we sit down with three people running for public office. But, first the news:

  • Housing intrest rates climb to 5% and that will have an impact on the housing market;
  • Considering retirement? Not until you can answer three questions;
  • New news about the Amazon pay raise and it's...mixed;
  • Papa John's stock is going up and we'll tell you why;
  • Sam and Gabe's closed their doors and the reason may not surprise you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street?  We'll share.

Also today we sit down with Rob Sand who is seeking the statewide office of Auditor. What does the State Auditor do? Why does it mater? What's the deal with the state budget? What's going on with your tax dollars and for-profit medicaid?  We asked and Rob Sand has an answers.

Also today we're going to spend some time in rural Iowa and visit with two Iowa House candidates. First up is David Weaver who is running in House District 47 which is much of Boone County. He's got a great story that we think you'll appreciate.  Meet David Weaver:

Then we'll introduce you to Tim Winter who is running for the Iowa House in District 48. It's a huge area made up of part of Webster, Story and Boone Counties and all of Hamilton County. Tim Winter gets lots of windshield time.

Thanks for listening!

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! 

The Business News Headlines 31 August 2018

Each weekday at about 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines. Items you many have seen or perhaps missed. We'll also tell you what happened on Wall Street and why.  Today: 

  • U.S. Canada struggle to complete a "deal" by the deadline today;
  • Got a DIY project this weekend? Home Depot and Lowes have deals;
  • Ford scraps a vehicle that would have been a niche in the U.S. We'll tell you why;
  • The 15 best cities in the nation and guess who is number 15...and then number 1;
  • Having a baby soon? We have a suggestion for a name that could score you $11K;
  • What happned on Wall Street and why?  

Those stories and we'll tell you about FlashDine DSM with my Georgie Libbie (yes, we know her) and today, because it is Friday we've got "Stuff to DO in the Metro" with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview Magazine. Let's get to it! 

The Business News Headlines 24 August 2018

Thanks for clicking through for Insight on Business News and Commentary. So much to share with you today:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders shocks Walmart, Amazon and others;
  • L.L. Bean doing a good thing by putting their money "out there";
  • The most stressed out people live in California but the rest of us are not far behind;
  • The State of Iowa hands out a 7.5% raise...no not to people but for profit corporations;
  • The Markets shrugged off troubles and climbed.

Those stories and we'll head to Vino 209 which is playing our host for the next month as we take thought leaders "Out to Lunch". You can also click into Friday Fun with Jeff, Parker and Michael as they talk about "Stuff to DO in the Metro"

 

It's all part of Friday! 

Business News Headlines 13 August 2018

Today it was all...Turkey. Welcome to the Business News Hour Headlines...thanks for clicking through. Today we'll unpack why what is happening in Turkey is a drain on the rest of the world's economies. We'll have a neat story about the CEO of Papa John's a guy you, no doubt, before the recent dust up, never heard about. Also, as we shared with you last week as a rumor...it's now official Wangler and Lee Jeans are being spun off. Why? We've got that for you as well. We'll check on the market activity and Ashley Sidon from Drake is with us and so too is Laura Kinnard. Let's 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 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.

The Business News Headlines - 16 July 2018

Sears closed it's last store in Chicago, Papa John isn' welcome in his office, recession indicators, oil is down (good for consumers not so much for investors), a computer glitch and veterans, the market report and a conversation about the University of Iowa decision to sell the former AIB site, close some programs and move education back downtown. Tom Rice is our guest. Also Laura Kinnard with education and business networking in the Metro with a little talk about ACCE18 which starts tomorrow. Click through....

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.

Business News Headlines 25 June 2018

The business news on your time...today Wells Fargo wants to talk...credit cards. The markets fell big time today why? Two words: China and Trump. The end of a 70 year old company comes to the United States on Friday. Paper straws are making a huge return but there is, as of now, only one place in the U.S. that makes them. Those stories the markets and more along with Steve McCullough from Iowa Student Loan talking to parents and college about debt, finances and paying for school. Then Laura Kinnard joins us with networking and some thoughts on business education. Click through for more!

 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.

Business News Headlines 13 June 2018

Facebook is losing a massive number of teens so what should business do?  We've got a tip for you. The Fed today raised interest rates that cooled Wall Street and we'll have the numbers for you coming right up. The price of steel is going up and that means what to you the consumer. Inflation is ticking up...the Fed thinks that's OK...do you? A new laptop is coming out with 128 gigs of RAM...no, really! Those stories and more along with a conversation with Mike Owen of the Iowa Policy Project. We're talking about taxes and business in Iowa. Some stunning numbers headed your way. Click ahead and get the latest business news....

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.