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The Business News Headlines 15 February 2019

It was all China, China, China today and the market reacted. It's the Business News Hour for Friday the 15th of February and here is what we've got on tap:

  • We told you it was China;
  • The power behind Amazon taking a pass on New York City;
  • How does immigration impact Social Security? Some facts;
  • Big trouble for Cognizant and some big fines;
  • Just what you need a new Twitter feature;
  • Buying out flood prone areas...the impact of climate change?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine joins me to talk up "Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, just click here.

Thanks for listening!  

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The Business News Headlines 13 February 2019

The markets came off session highs today but still pulled out a gain. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 13th of February. Here is what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street is, again, hoping for good news;
  • The Universal Basic Income program by Andrew Yang gets tested;
  • A supplier of talc for Johnson & Johnson has filed for bankruptcy protection;
  • Beefing up benefits to attract and retain workers; we've got two stories;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street, we've got the numbers.

Those stories and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is in for the interview. We're going to talk about that idea of a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 for each American 18 to 65. To hear that conversation click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 25 January 2019

After weeks of a federal shutdown the announcement came today that a deal had been reached. That leads off the newscast on this Friday evening.  Thanks for being here.

  • Federal Shutdown Over?
  • Markets react to the deal;
  • The media industry is slashing jobs and not just at newspapers;
  • Amazon wants others to do the heavy lifting and R&D for exclusive Prime products;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren is about to roll out a "Wealth Tax";
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts the Managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in with Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

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The Business of Political Messaging with Mark Langgin of GPS Impact

The way political candidates get their message has vastly changed. Back in the day radio, television and newspapers took the major portion of campaign dollars. Today much of that has changed depending on the demographic of the targeted voter. It's an interesting business and here we visit with Mark Langgin a partner in GPS Impact. We talk about the various platforms, the message creation and the delivery using a host of methods. What's hot and what's not so much. And, as we head into 2020 we figure you might want to learn more about how all this works. 

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.

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The Business News Headlines 9 January 2019

We've got some interesting stories from the business world just a click away. For example we'll talk about the four day win for the Dow. Also:

  • There are mountains of this stuff sitting in cold storage...mountains;
  • What are the economics of the government shutdown? We'll share;
  • What? No more Marlboro cigarettes?
  • Tom Steyer isn't running for president in 2020 but he had some interesting things to say.

Also today, speaking of politics, we're going to spend some time with Mark Langgin a partner in GPS Impact a political messaging business. You'll learn more than you may want to know about you, your data, how it is used in politics and who is paying attention to what.  All critical things as we head into 2020. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 8 January 2019

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 8th of January, thanks so much for coming by. Just a click away you'll learn more about....

  • Three days in a row? Are we catching a trend with the Dow?
  • Apple is trying to woo customers with an attractive trade in program;
  • Sears catches a break from the judge;
  • Meanwhile nearly 68,000 Sears employees are looking for some protection;
  • Day 18 of the Government Shutdown a look at the SBA and the IRS;
  • Wall Street had a good day and we'll give you the details in our Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus a conversation with Georgia Van Gundy the Executive Director of the Iowa Business Council. The IBC is made up of the largest employers in the state. So, what's on their minds as we enter into a new year?  We've got that answer plus a bunch more. Georgia Van Gundy for The Interview. To hear that conversation click here

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Social Security, Public Projects and Rural America with Tom Vilsack

The Progressive Policy Institute held a forum featuring former Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Lt. Governor Patty Judge and State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City) that focused on the lack of public project funding. The bottom line was that the United States has all but eliminated great public works projects that at one time created thousands of jobs and provided a better standard of living for all Americans. The event was designed to push the topic into focus for the 2020 presidential campaign. Following the event I was able to ask Secretary Vilsack several questions which you'll hear in this short clip.

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.

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Universal Basic Income and Why It Works with Andrew Yang 2020 Presidential Candidate

Two things you need to know about 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang: 1) He is not a politician and 2) he is wicked smart yet self deprecating at the same time. I sat down with Mr. Yang following a meeting he had with about 20 small business owners who, as he spoke about the Universal Basic Income or $1,000 a month to each person 18 - 65, were very sceptical of the idea. But, within a few minutes the men and women realized it wasn't a "pipe dream" but something that can work for every American and our economy. Got you interested? Click through and meet Andrew Yang:

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.

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The Business News Headlines 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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