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The Business News Headlines and More 14 June 2019

You would think that a strong retail report would move Wall Street into the green today...you would...think. It's the business news headlines for Flag Day here in the U.S. and here are the stories inside:

  • Retail Sales vs. Global Tension - And the winner is;
  • Bayer buys trouble with Roundup now spending plenty;
  • Just how much do we love our pets?
  • 600 companies say, "Enough already!";
  • Foldable phones...just don't get it;
  • Dad taking time off? Don't bet on it;
  • Big meat goes...meatless.

Those stories plus our Friday Fun Day exchange with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Join us as we riff about a bunch of things from movies to sports to music and more... To listen to that, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 17 May 2019

It's the day before we head off on assignment in Florida so we're early with the business news headlines. Just a click away:

  • Consumers seem to be rocking the economy;
  • John Deere stock skids think trade war;
  • Walmart to get a new headquarters...take THAT Amazon;
  • And, the sad news that Grumpy Cat has died...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine so you know he knows...what to do. Listen to Jeff here.

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2019

No markets today due to the Good Friday holiday but we've still got some numbers for you. That and a couple of hot business news stories. And, we go Out to Lunch with the Executive Director of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, Haley Anderson and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with stuff to do...but first the business news:

  • Global stocks did what today;
  • The Samsung foldable phone...breaking;
  • Guns and people - 20 years after Columbine;
  • Whitewashing slavery;
  • New home construction slips in March.

Those stories and our Quick Bites time with Haley Anderson (Three questions) and Out to Lunch segment with Haley Anderson is right here.

Finally, Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. You can find that here.

Thanks for listening! 

Quick Bites - Three Questions for Haley Anderson

Before we launch into our business lunch we do "Quick Bites" three questions...the same three questions we as each of our "Out to Lunch" guests. We ask about a book, a movie and a job. What book impacted you, what movie impacted you and if you were NOT doing what you are now doing...what would you love to do?  Three questions we call "Quick Bites". Here is Haley Anderson from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals with her answers and they were really...good.  

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 11 March 2019

Wall Street snapped a five day losing streak today and we'll share with you why. It's the Business News Headlines for March 11, thanks for being here!  In the news:

  • Strong Retail Sales Data and Tech lifts the markets;
  • Boeing shares down a bunch, think air crashes;
  • President Trump released his 2020 budget and the U.S. House says it's dead on arrival;
  • How much money do Americans spend each day? Some surprising results;
  • New proposed rules are out regarding overtime pay;
  • Des Moines University set to leave the city and head to West Des Moines;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard is in talking about business networking and education events this week and we've got a ton of them. To hear that, click this link.

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 6 July 2018

It was a great jobs report and Wall Street is happy but...and you knew there was one coming. China and the United States...it's official we are in a trade war. Meanwhile what might this mean for the economy moving forward and who pays the price? Want some neo-Nazi and white nationalist gear? Amazon has a deal for you. Those stories and a neat piece about two watresses who donate a days tips to a charity each month. And we'll get with Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this week into next. Click ahead for the business news headlines. 

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.

Doing Good with Their Tips

We often record our broadcast interviews from Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights. We love the atmosphere of a live setting. This week when we were in for a segment waitress Judy Babb asked me about being on the broadcast and asked what it was we covered. When I said it was about business she said, "Darn, we were hoping you might say something about our charity work". We were interested. Meet Judy who, with fellow employee Holly McIlroy, pick a day each month (July 16th this month) and donate 100% of their tips to a charity. This month it is Unbreakabull Bullies of Urbandale.  

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.

Puppy Mills in Iowa - Meet Mary LaHay on News/Talk 1540 KXEL

Several months ago we aired this segment on puppy mills in Iowa and what Iowa Friends of Companion Annimals and Mary LaHay are attempting to get done. It is a shocking story and one that received significant attention when we first ran the piece. Click through and learn more about a business news story we would rather not have to tell. 

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 - 4 May 2018

The markets had a big day and the reason? Apple and Warren Buffett. That story and did you hear about the puppy that was stolen and returned?  It is your "Awwwwww" moment. We'll list out the top cities in the United States to start a small business...it is National Small Business Week you know. More trouble for soybeans and today we've got the numbers. Modest jobs report today...what the hell is going on with wages? We've got three thoughts. Click through for the business news of the day...

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 of the Pet Food Industry with Country Vet Naturals

We were able to track down Gary Kubicek the Sales and Marketing Manager for Country Vet Naturals a division of Country Vet Pet Foods for a conversation about what goes into creating a high quality pet food. Who do pet food companies listen to? How do they create the various formulas? How long is it from conception to putting product on the shelves? We asked those questions and more. Gary Kubicek on our Newsmaker Line....

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.