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The Business News Headlines & More 26 June 2019

Every weekday we bring you the top business news stories and today we've got several that you may have missed. In addition we'll talk about Washington D.C. and the drive to bring statehood to that area and how Iowa figures in the mix. Here's what we've got:

  • The announcement that SHOULD have moved the markets;
  • Data says the economy is booming...how come Americans's don't think so;
  • Getting creative in finding workers...we've got examples;
  • Even Jamie Dimon says our student loan system is a mess;
  • Got $100,000 for a pickup truck;
  • Business and Politics - Two stories.

Also today Tamyra Harrison from Iowans for D.C. Statehood is with me as we talk about the 700,000 people who live with taxation but no representation. It's quite the story that many just don't know about. You will hear more...today. Click here for that conversation

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines and More 12 June 2019

We've got the business news headlines for you and they are just a click away. Today you'll learn more about these stories and we go Out to Lunch with political organizer Pete D'Alessandro. Here's what's on tap today: 

  • The stuff you buy isn't going up in price;
  • Good news for drivers;
  • Two retail stories (Walmart & Kohls);
  • Why a company is scraping the launch of it's new laptop;
  • Wait! Amazon DIDN'T succeed at something?
  • How about a "submarine car";
  • Reverse mortagages are coming back to haunt;
  • The employees that don't want a raise.

Those stories and Quick Bites with our Out to Lunch Guest Pete D'Alessandro. Three questions we ask each of our guests. It will help you get to know our thought leader and political organizer. To hear Quick Bites click here. 

Then we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish with Pete and talk politics. Chicago politics, Illinois politics, unions, Iowa politics, and something called "Democratic Socialism" that Pete says scares the hell out of folks until they realize how many things are already working for them that comes from Democratic Socialism. To hear that conversation, over lunch, click here.. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines & More 7 June 2019

You would think...think that because of the lousy job numbers posted this morning from the Labor Department the stocks would react downward...you would think.  It's the business news hour for Friday the 7th of June, thanks for coming by.  Today:

  • The reason the markets soared today;
  • Let's talk tax cuts and working families;
  • Parents who work for Nike are mad...really pissed;
  • A bookseller to be sold;
  • Another state to sue over the opioid crisis;
  • A burger that "bleeds" beet juice;
  • Why universities are shutting down their MBA programs.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview Magazine Jeff Pitts and his "faithful companion" Trevor Babcock. Have some fun already...you deserve it.  To listen in, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Quick Bites - Three Questions for Brad Anderson

Before we launch into lunch I get to ask our Out to Lunch guest, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa three questions. Each guest gets the same three questions and this gives you a chance to get to know more about our guest. So, let's go...Quick Bites with Brad! 

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 24 May 2019

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. Today, because it's Friday and we know where your head it at...sort of...we've got some interesting features we're sharing:

  • McDonald's and Politics;
  • The Harriet Tubman $20 bill? Don't count on it;
  • Technology, China and Trade;
  • Reparations - A history of a struggling nation;
  • Harley Davidson take a gamble.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next. Enjoy that fun stuff here.

Thanks for listening.....

Quick Bites with John Norris

Each week I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch but, before we dig into our long-form interview we ask each guest three questions. We call this Quick Bites and today those three questions are asked of John Norris a long-time friend and partner with the State Public Policy Group. John is passionate about rural economics, sustainable energy, agriculture and more. Tomorrow we'll load up Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish but today you get "Quick Bites"

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 8 May 2019

The markets failed to stage a big comeback today on fear that the U.S. and China may not reach an agreement before Friday when additional tariffs kick in. It's the business news headlines:

  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • GM an "about face" in Ohio? Well, sort of;
  • Walmart talking about wages and employees;
  • Some U.S. Moms are going to get..."Free Money".

Those stories and former HUD Secretary and presidential hopeful Julian Castro joins me for a welcome back to the Business News Hour. You can hear that conversation here

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 3 May 2019

Hey...yeah...it's Friday so only TWO more working days until Monday...right?  It's the Business News Hour for the 3rd day of May...thanks for coming by. Today:

  • All the boo-hah over the jobs report hides an issue;
  • The markets had a great day;
  • Let's talk wages;
  • Burger King and Mental Health;
  • Jeff Bezos about to make Mo Money from...
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories PLUS, because it is FRIDAY, we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us to chat it up about"Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, sports, food, fun and silliness just a click away. Here is that link. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 24 April 2019

What goes up, must come down.... It's the Business News Hour and some of the stories you'll find on todays newscast include:

  • Why stocks struggled;
  • Detroit may have their timing wrong...again;
  • Bayer, Roundup and Cancer;
  • Price hikes in the future? Big company say yes;
  • Boeing and Earnings - One word "Ouch";
  • The Alexa team may be able to find your address;
  • What happened and why with the markets.

Also today Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President for Talent Development of the Greater Des Moines Partnership sits down with me to highlight and go more into depth about some job numbers she shared just last month. Bottom line is that we don't have the people to fill thousands and thousands of Midwestern jobs and that leads us down to road to talk about re-education, housing, immigration and more. So, not only the problems but, some solutions. Listen here

Thanks for coming by. 

People, Jobs, Housing and More with Mary Bontrager

A couple of weeks ago I heard Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership give a stunning report on the number of jobs that are not being filled in Central Iowa due to the fact we simply don't have the people. And that's not just an Iowa issue but something that is being felt all across the Midwest. So, we know the issue...what steps might we take to fix what may take our economy backward? Click through 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.