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The Business News Headlines 16 April 2019

Today the markets were up...a bit...but they were up. That story and more today in the Tuesday, April 16th Edition of the Business News Hour:

  • The Health Care Industry slams Medicare for All;
  • We know where you can get a great paying job;
  • Netflix grows even with rising rates;
  • This week yet another Facebook scandal;
  • Then there were twenty-one - A convenience store story;
  • Iowa ice cream headed to New York;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

2020 presidential hopeful Secretary Julian Castro was in Iowa and we caught up with him in what we're calling Ten Minutes with Julian Castro. Click here to listen.

What happens when you get a Mom who really wants to do something for education? You start something really different. Meet Kristyn Arnold from ANAWIM Housing who has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools for a very different kind of fund raiser. Imagine a fund raiser where you don't have to spend any money but just...show up! Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by!

2020 Presidential Hopeful Secretary Julian Castro

We all know that Iowa is "ground zero" when it comes to the 2020 Presidential Election and this week former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Iowa for another swing through the state. We caught up with him following a standing room only event sponsored by the Iowa Asian-Latino Coalition in Des Moines. Ten Minutes with Julian Castro: 

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

Thanks for coming by! 

Business News Headlines 29 March 2019

It's the final weekday of March 2019 and welcome to the Business News Hour!  Inside, and just a click away, you'll hear these stories:

  • China/U.S. trade talks resume and Wall Street has a party;
  • The White House wants the Fed to reverse rate increases;
  • The first day of trading for LYFT was today;
  • Apple tanks a product before it ever got into your hands;
  • Workers at an Ohio GM plant are really upset;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today you'll meet Sen. Paul Strauss who, sort of, represents 700,000 U.S. Citizens in the United States but are denied representation in Congress. While Sen. Strauss was elected in 1996 he has yet to cast a vote...because the law denies that simple act. Stunning. I caught up with the Senator as he was making a pitch for D.C. statehood. It's a compelling story and to hear that, click here.

Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. Listen up...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Statehood for D.C. - A Stunning Story from Sen. Paul Strauss

It's hard to believe that over 700,000 people, more than live in Wyoming or Vermont, are without representation in the United States Congress. Think about that for a moment. Meet Sen. Paul Strauss who has held the office of Senator of the District of Columbia since 1996 but has, by law, been denied the ability to vote or serve on committees to represent the people living and working in D.C. Click through and learn more and if you are interested here is a link to the Statehood site for, what many hope will become the 51st state, New Columbia.

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 28 March 2019

This is a first! Today we had quite the day gathering some interviews from not only AARP-Iowa but also the founder of Ancestry.com Paul Allen who was in Iowa making a pitch for his new startup called SOAR. In addition we're now headed out to meet with the Washington D.C. "Shadow Senator" Paul Strauss at an event organized by Iowa for D.C. Statehood. Whew...  But, here are the business news headlines we've cooked up for you:

  • Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan steps down; guess what happened to the company stock;
  • The largest auto dealership in the U.S. isn't really a dealership;
  • Amazon is headed to Austin, Texas with more jobs;
  • Here is a list of 7 cheap things you can do to your home that will increase it's value;
  • The Iowa Care Act passed the Iowa House today; we'll have reaction from AARP-Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Back tomorrow with a stunning interview from the founder of Ancestry.com about strengths...good stuff!

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines. Click through to hear these stories that made the cut today:

  • Hmmm...that Inverted Yield Curve...again;
  • Suit sellers scramble as more companies relax their dress code;
  • Apple wants you to know they do other stuff than make iPhones;
  • Boeing working at getting their fleet of 737's back in the air;
  • Coal - It's just a matter of time;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll have you meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the transportation and technology podcast Roadworthy Drive. We met Ken and Sasha at the recent Podcast Iowa gathering and sat down with them to find out what it is they talk about. Ends up cars, trucks, technology and more. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is with us talking up business networking and educational events happening in the Metro...and we've got a full plate. To listen to that list, click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 March 2019

It's Thursday and we've got the business news headlines for you. What happened and why that is so important. Here we go!

  • Some systems are suggestion...(gulp) recession;
  • The tax cut that is hurting the GOP;
  • Jean maker Levi came back to Wall Street and...did they;
  • Some Iowa TV stations are on the sale block;
  • No Dave & Busters but something close coming to the Merle Hay Mall;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today I go "Out to Lunch" with the Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie. But before we order we sit down for "Quick Bites" - Three questions we ask every OTL guest. You can hear that...right here.

Then it's Out to Lunch at Jesses Embers as Mayor Cownie talks about the changing demographics of Des Moines, transportation, new  projects, quality of life, unemployment, and more. After 16 years as mayor it would seem he's still got a passion to do more. Frank Cownie as we go Out to Lunch and talk public policy. Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour for the 18th of March. Inside we've got a couple of retail stories and more. Here's what's on tap today:

  • This retail giant barely spends a dime on advertising yet...
  • This retailer started in 1962 today they announced they are done;
  • Ride hailing service LYFT is on the IPO road show;
  • Sen. Cory Booker talks to us about agriculture and more;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Plus you'll meet Peter Stockdale from the Audible Farm Podcast. We caught up with Peter at the recent Podcast Iowa event. What does he talk about? Entertainment giving entertainers a voice beyond their local area. To hear that conversation click here.

Also, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com in with this week's picks for business education and networking opportunities. Listen in here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 25 February 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Along with what happened on Wall Street we've got these stories for you:

  • President Trump tweets about oil prices and guess what happened;
  • Moms are NOT happy with Walmart just #BabySavingsDay;
  • Big Beer joining forces to fight for their customers? Not so fast;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio who was in Iowa kicking tires. After the photos and speeches he sat down with me for The Interview and, yes, I did ask about Amazon and...you might be surprised at that story...something we had not heard prior to him talking to us. To hear that conversation click here.

Also today Laura Kinnard with business networking and education. Laura is from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com Go! To listen to Laura here you go

Thanks for listening!