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Business News Headlines 14 January 2021

So much going on today starting with the new jobless numbers and President Elect Joe Biden about to detail his stimulus plan. Here's what we've got for you today the 14th of January:

  • Pandemic Relief and the Biden Plan;
  • New jobless numbers the highest since August;
  • Social Security changes possible;
  • Cities where it's more costly to live...comfortably;
  • EV maker Canoo sees its stock drop;
  • Delta Airlines might actually make money this year;
  • GE goes to court;
  • We really (no...really) love our pets;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the biggest pop star in the world is....

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 Headlines31 December 2020

It's the final day of 2020...who's ready?  Here's what business news we've got cooked up for you on this the New Years Eve Edition.  A programing note, we're off tomorrow but watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour for some great interviews from the past year.

  • Wall Street has a record year;
  • Meanwhile investors are ignoring several issues;
  • The best of times, the worst of times;
  • Mortgage rates fall yet again, but...
  • Vaccine delivery a word...awful;
  • Target issues children's clothing recall;
  • There is also a massive pet food recall;
  • The JC Penny CEO is...out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jillian Michaels says we're going to be working out at...home.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with his New Years Eve look at stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To hear here! 

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 22 December 2020

You would think that when Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a new round of stimulus it might have been a good business day. Ah, not quite and here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • A new virus mutation; what we know;
  • The DOJ and Walmart spar over opioids;
  • Last minute shoppers avoid malls;
  • More delivery issues with the USPS;
  • Another "Eater-Tainment" chain files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic pet push.

Those stories and for the interview Frank Spillers from Rural Community Solutions is my guest. We talk about the barriers that may impede economic development and the trends that might boost opportunity. To listen, click here.

The Business News Headlines 27 November 2020

It was a Black Friday early close on Wall Street and we lead off with some concerns about Black Friday in this the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • COVID dealing a blow to Black Friday;
  • Yet another retail closing to report;
  • A prediction about Wall Street and 2021;
  • Google is tracking mental health...their own;
  • Two car makers hit with millions in fines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company is adding 2,800 employees a day.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts the managing editor from Cityview Magazine is in to riff about a host of things from guns to Disney. To listen to that hyper-local bit of of information just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 4 November 2020

It's been a day. For many people across the United States they have been clicking into their phones, watching TV and trying to figure out the presidential election. Us too.  Welcome to "The Day After" and here's what we've got for you:

  • Votes are being counted and Wall Street had a big day;
  • One thing is for sure our job problem is real;
  • Today another retail chain called it quits;
  • Tech stocks soared but, is that a good thing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • There were two winners in California yesterday.

Those stories plus we'll talk about ISO Certification and what it means to a company and, more importantly, their customers. Von Leefer and Linda Leefer from Area Diesel Service joins me for that conversation and you can hear it

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday I'm joined by Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and he has a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect much seriousness here...we end the business week on the lighter side and we often go off the rails. Today we're talking about

  • The Des Moines Art Center and Death;
  • Bingo and Food in Polk City;
  • Kids Stuff at the Fairgrounds;
  • Learn to Ice Skate;
  • The Botanical Gardens are open;
  • The Great Iowa Pet Expo...WOOF!!
  • The Haunted Barn in Ankeny;
  • Critters at Jester Park
  • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

Those things and more just a click away.  Have some FUN deserve it. 

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2020

It's mid-week and the markets bounced back today and no doubt would have gone higher if it wasn't for the Fed suggesting that interest rates are going to stay put for a bit.  Here are the stories for today:

  • More and more seniors are entering the job market...and what are they doing?
  • Bottled water is in trouble in more than one state;
  • Another restaurant chain ignoring child labor laws;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Friends" continues to make new friends and lots of money.

Those stories plus a Marketing Tip this time about podcasting. What is it about content that really impacts? You will be surprised. Also in this segment I'll offer some equipement tips, social media tips and more.  It's called "Think Before You Podcast" and you can here 

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine drops in to chat it up about music, sports, movies, arts, entertainment across the Greater Des Moines Metro. This week we have a "live studio audience" who seemed to enjoy the entire conversation. Often silly...rarely serious here is our riff on everything from Netflix to Culture in Des Moines...sorry but it is Friday! 

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 30 December 2019

Back to we really ever left...right?  It's the business news headlines for the final Monday of 2019. In the news today:

  • A new Federal Reserve study on tariffs says....
  • New shipping costs for stuff over 50 pounds;
  • More retail headaches coming in 2020;
  • New Tesla vehicles are out...all made in China;
  • Gas prices to go up soon and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Paw-Ternaty Leave" Paid.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard on this holiday shortened week with some business events. Laura from DM Biz Mixer can be heard right here.

Thanks for coming by. 


The Business News Headlines 18 September 2019

They said it was going to be a good day on Wall Street. Heck, record low unemployment, housing starts are up and the Fed was set to cut interest rates...what could go wrong?  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 18th of September...thanks for being here.  Today:

  • A bunch of news about housing and mortgage rates;
  • The Fed Rate Cut - What does it mean to you?
  • President Trump is not happy;
  • Pay your utility bills on time..think Equifax & credit;
  • GM to cut Canada;
  • Young workers demand new office rules.

Those stories  plus a story about pets in Iowa. What is is about the Hawkeye State that tells us you don't care about dogs and know those pets?  With me is Haley Anderson from the Iowa Pet Alliance and we'll talk about the sad reality of pets in Iowa.  It's pretty shocking. Here is that report. 

Thanks for listening! 

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