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The Business News Headlines & More 1 August 2019

The Fed, as expected, cut interest rates yesterday and the stock market was rattled. Today it's a much different story but still there is confusion as to what comes next.  We'll lead with that story. Also today:

  • Americans LOVE their trucks and GM is so very happy;
  • IBM fires thousands to look more "cool" and "trendy"?
  • Guess what...Podcasts lift Spotify;
  • Seems you like tacos and fried chicken;
  • Wasteful spending got you? We've got some ideas to curb it.

Those stories and a conversation with Steve McCullough from Iowa Student Loan about student debt. While so many people are awash in student debt there are some solid answers on how to avoid that financial trap and we'll break them down in this segment. Click here 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. 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 31 July 2019

All the talk is centered around the Fed and a rate cut. But, what might a rate cut mean to you and your family? Good question and we've got some answers...first.  Also today:

  • What is left of Sears dumps on their retired folks;
  • How would you like to think and then type your thoughts;
  • Somebody is buying tons of U.S. vehicles;
  • Malls coming to the aid of retailers;
  • A marketing tip about Twitter for Business.

Those stories plus a look at employee promotions. Studies say that employees are disengaged in their jobs. So employers attempt to create incentives to produce engagement. However, according to Ro Crosbie the President and CEO of Tero International, those promotions are often causing entitled employees rather than having them be engaged.  Here is something that could really turn your thoughts around. To hear that conversation click here. 

 

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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business, Social Media, Co-Working and More with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com to chat it up about business events, social media, networking and more here in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Today she takes me by surprise and asks about the international reach of our newscast. That's right. While the our main listeners come from the United States second is Germany. We also talk about co-working the Central Iowa Bloggers getting back together for a reunion of sorts and some future events. 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. 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines & More 22 July 2019

Wall Street struggled all day long as investors kept an eye toward earnings reports. In the end the Dow was up by just 17 points the Nasdaq gained 57 points on the back of tech and the S&P 500 was up by 8 points. Oil also gained on the day.  In other news:

  • We break down what stock buybacks do to CEO salaries;
  • That Equifax settlement means you could get $20,000...but, now so fast;
  • Facebook and a huge settlement coming;
  • Ford is seeing its business in China sliding;
  • Posting reviews about a business? Careful folks are getting sued;
  • Job applicants suing companies who look at stuff without permission;
  • People and Podcasts - We've got new numbers.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and Curated Growth is in to talk about business networking events and we spend some time talking about social media and B2B marketing.  Think data and content.  You can hear that conversation right here. 

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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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Tero International

The Business News Headlines and More 17 June 2019

Thanks for coming by! The business news headlines we've got for you cross many different areas and each touches you.  Let's go!

  • No Fee Banking (like really...none) announced;
  • The ban on China and tech giant is a $30 billion hit;
  • Retail pushes back on the Trump trade war;
  • Heard about "hot-desking"? You will today;
  • This could be a major reason health care costs are so high;
  • Early trouble spots in the housing sector
  • Pfizer spending billions for another drug company.

Those stories and more along with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com talking about networking and business events in the DSMUSA Metro but not until we've chatted about the"Mystery of Social Media". No, really...we've been doing this for a decade and still businesses are struggling. Here is that conversation

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Mystery of Social Media Marketing with Laura Kinnard

When I sat down with Laura Kinnard from Drake, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com to talk about business networking events happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro I didn't expect to go here. We sort of went off the rails about social media and how, for so many businesses (large and small), it is a frustrating mystery. For example what platform to use, what calendar, what to share, who to share with....agahhhhh. Sorry for the rant but give a listen to that as well as some top networking/education events happening this week.  

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. 

Quick Bites with Pete D’Alessandro - Three Questions

Each week, as I take a thought leader Out to Lunch we start off with three questions. We call this Quick Bites. Here our guest talks about the impact of books and movies plus...if Pete D'Alessandro was not a political organizer what in the heck would he love to be doing. I think you'll find this interesting and enlightening. Quick Bites with Pete! 

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 12 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for Friday the 12th day of April, thanks for coming by. On the newscast today:

  • Markets move up on financials and entertainment;
  • Another retail chain in trouble;
  • Despite "fake news" and privacy issues social media still strong;
  • A company that knows if you are going to quit...before you say anything;
  • While Uber goes public drivers struggle to make a living;
  • GE pays a big fine;
  • 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang and the hologram story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories an we'll introduce you to two young podcasters from Iowa City, Iowa. Michele Guild does "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and Justin Comer does "I Hear I C" featuring artists from the Iowa City area. Both can be found on the new Iowa Podcast Network. Here is Michele and Justin...

And, because it's Friday we've got the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts with his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Listen here

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Meet Podcasters Michele Guild and Justin Comer!

Back in March there was an Iowa Podcaster Meetup in the Des Moines Metro where I hooked up with Michele Guild of "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and musician Justin Comer from the podcast I Hear I C. Both can be found on the Iowa Podcast Network. So, what do they talk about and why?  Join us for that conversation...good times and thanks to them both for sitting down for the visit. 

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 9 April 2019

You might say that investors get...well, nervous. It's the business news hour for Tuesday the 9th day of April. Inside:

  • No, not nerves of steel;
  • Job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • Robots coming to Walmart in a big way;
  • Motel 6 owes millions to former guests but finding them may be difficult;
  • Thing Uber and your local mall;
  • Levi Strauss made a move that is paying off;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll visit with Katherine Haine from CityMedia.ca about the business of digital reputation. What? No, really, her company will scrub the internet to discover how your website and your social media look to consumers and then...if it needs fixing they can do that too. What is cool is the "health check" is...free. Click here to hear that conversation.

Then from a very different world meet Andy Ward and the Hey Buddy Podcast. Andy is a police officer from a small town in Eastern Iowa and when he puts down the badge he gets with friends and riffs about stuff they think is cool. We think it's worth a you knowing more. Listen in here

Thanks for coming by!