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The Business News Headlines 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Building Brands and Awareness with Janice Person

In this wide ranging conversation I reconnect with Janice Person akd J.P. Loves Cotton about business, agriculture, brand building and making connections. In addition we talk about connecting consumers with agriculture and how she is making that happen at the same time. Meet Janice Person, speaker, brand builder, marketer, podcaster and friend. I 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business Events with Laura Kinnard

This could very well be the shortest DMBizEvents segment...ever!  Here Laura Kinnard from DMACC and Drake University and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio chats it up about FUSE Des Moines and The Iowa Center as well as One Million Cups Des Moines and her upcoming open house and a Media Day next week in Valley Junction. We don't need much of your time this week. 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Think Before You Podcast

Every so often we put out a Marketing Tip. Today this will center on PODCASTING. It's a great way to connect with consumers if it's done well. One of the false narratives out there is that what you say is critically important. Well, that's not quite true. The "content" of the spoken word is worth about 7% of your ability to connect with your audience. What really impacts your message is the visual and the vocal presentation.

Give a listen and learn more about podcasting and what we use to make it all happen.  And, as promised here are the links to the products/services I mention.

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 13 February 2020

If you are a regular listener or even if you've checked in a couple of times over the past two weeks you know that we've wondered how long investors would choose to ignore the economic impact of the coronavirus. That story and more:

  • The prices of phones are...going up, way up;
  • That Microsoft / U.S. Defence Department deal? On hold;
  • A major newspaper company files for bankruptcy;
  • What's really killing retail? Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Mental health issues treated differently at school vs. work.

Those stories plus you'll meet Liz Cooney a new learning specialist at Tero International. If that name sounds familiar to those of you in Central Iowa...it should. You can here that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 February 2020

Three things moved the markets higher today: China, Earnings and the Economics of the U.S.A. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Cue Billy Joel - We've got the top 10 states where people are "Movin' Out";
  • A Blue Collar Boom?  Really?  We looked;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Need a job? Amazon needs 15,000 workers;
  • Those "job hopping kids"!  Not so fast.

Those stories plus a new media story: Well known for her work covering politics in Iowa for the Des Moines Register Kathie Obradovich has moved on to a new challenge. Kathie is now the Editor-in-Chief for the new Iowa Capital Dispatch which carries the tagline: "Community Journalism for Democracy". Here we talk about that transition, where this idea started, who is in play and how fast it's spreading. Plus we'll chat a bit about Iowa politics and why transparency is so important in these days when trust is such a factor. Here is that interview.

Thanks for listening! 

Iowa Capital Dispatch with Kathie Obradovich

Well known for her work covering politics in Iowa for the Des Moines Register Kathie Obradovich has moved on to a new challenge. Kathie is now the Editor-in-Chief for the new Iowa Capital Dispatch which carries the tagline: "Community Journalism for Democracy". Here we talk about that transition, where this idea started, who is in play and how fast it's spreading. Plus we'll chat a bit about Iowa politics and why transparency is so important in these days when trust is such a factor.

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 13 January 2019

It's back to Monday and the 13th day of January...thanks for coming by.  In the business news headlines today:

  • There is a mystery in many American shopping malls;
  • Five words that define our current state of economics;
  • A signing event at the White House but....
  • The markets delivered again today;
  • Netflix shares surge and we'll tell you why;
  • The brands you trust have much to do with your...age.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to chat it up about business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Have a listen!

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

The Business Journal Awards from Cityview Magazine

Recently Cityview Magazine's Business Journal held a special event honoring nineteen individuals for their outstanding work in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Nineteen people whom the Business Journal says are "making a difference" in 2019. We were there and spoke to a number of the recipients following the gala celebration. While we couldn't get to them all we did visit with:

  • Shane Goodman - Owner/Publisher of Cityview
  • Michele Starkenburg of Ankeny, Iowa
  • E.J. Giovannetti a long-time Urbandale community servant;
  • Jim Miller a financial planner and Waukee community leader;
  • Jackie Norris the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa;
  • Christine Osborne the General Manager of Christopher's Fine Jewelry;
  • Scott Seeliger of Cognizant’s Global Corporate Affairs Team;
  • Luis Cruz the General Manager of Mickey's Irish Pub;
  • Dan Knoup the Executive Director of the Greater Des Moines Homebuilders.

A complete list and their bios can be seen here. I wish we could have talked to each recipient but the time got away from us.  However each is mentioned in the clip you are about to hear.

Thanks for listening.  

The Business News & More 29 October 2019

Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:

  • Wall Street and the Flatline;
  • Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
  • Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
  • Lyft Pink is seeing green;
  • Uber and a new business plan;
  • Grubhub...more trouble;
  • Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.

Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here. 

Thanks for listening!