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The Business News Headlines & More 14 October 2019

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian listeners as you celebrate the harvest as well as your freedoms. We're with you on that.  In the business news today:

  • Markets slump, as we suggested they would, and why;
  • Amazon just launched something new that has Target worried;
  • Day 29 of the UAW strike against General Motors..an update;
  • American manufacturing is hurting for a number of reasons;
  • It's Mac & Cheesegate;
  • Restaurants and tipping could be a problem say critics;
  • The paper beer bottle is a thing...or so it would seem.

We'll also be joined by Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer to chat it up about business events in the DSMUSA Metro this week. To hear that conversation, click here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News and More 4 October 2019

The jobs report came out this morning and even with the "modest" growth that did not hit expectations...Wall Street had a party.  It's the business news headlines for Friday the 4th of October.  Just a click away:

  • Wage gains lag;
  • The National Retail Federation concerned;
  • Fast food is becoming less fast;
  • More job cuts to increase shareholder value;
  • Stunning numbers from Costco;
  • What happened to...kale?

Those stories plus some fun with Jeff Pitts of Cityview Magazine and his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Listen...here! 

Back! Marketing for Business with Phil K. James

Each month I get to sit down with the brains behind Good Milkshake Digital, Phil K. James and talk about Marketing4Business. It's what we do.  This month Phil wants to focus on increasing the interaction with consumers and encouraging those who already buy from you...to buy more.  It could be restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores...even legal. Finding the thinks your customer wants and then delivering means...everything.

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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Marketing Des Moines with Ben Handfelt

For everything that's great about a community if you keep it a secret...well, nobody knows. Meet Ben Handfelt the Vice President of Marketing for Catch Des Moines. You might know it, in your city, as the convention and visitors bureau. Here, in the Capital City of Iowa, Catch Des Moines is all about promoting everything this community offers. It's good for business, for folks visiting, for people who are seeking a great place to live...you get the idea. Here we'll give you a  peek at what they do and you'll hear about the latest marketing effort "The S'S Are Silent". To check those videos you can go here.  But, promise to come back! 

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 20 August 2019

They say that "hope springs eternal" and investors, before the bell where hoping for a good day on Wall Street. In the end the major markets were all down with the Dow off by 173 points as financials took it in the shorts. In other business news today:

  • Home Depot beats estimates but...there is a but;
  • A major retailer considers getting out of the gun sale business;
  • Trouble brewing for American consumers;
  • What? Guns being sold on Facebook Marketplace;
  • Disney whistleblower says the company has misstated billions in revenue;
  • New Google App for "emerging nations" could be 1 billion users.

Those stories and more along with Marketing4Business and Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital. He's back and this month our focus is on gathering data from your Facebook posts. What do you do with it? You sell more stuff. 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

The Business News Headlines & More 19 August 2019

The markets recovered some of their August sell-off today with the Dow up 249 points, the Nasdaq gaining 106 points and the S&P 500 up by 34 points and change.  The reason? Bond yields rose, the government is giving U.S. businesses 90 days to do business with Huawei and President Trump telling everybody that the trade talks are going well.  It was enough to boost stocks.  In other news:

  • Target to launch yet another private brand;
  • The problem for restaurants with food delivery companies;
  • Major corporate CEO's today stunned the world;
  • Stress and the job search.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer joins me to talk about the business of the Iowa State Fair that say 1.1 million visitors attend, some networking events and the Hashies are this week. You can hear all of that right 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

 

The Business News Headlines and More 13 August 2019

All the overnight signs pointed to a down open on Wall Street...but NOPE not today. A strong opening caused by some changes in the U.S. China trade war and some of that had to do with...toys. Thanks for joining us..here's what's on tap:

  • The U.S. and China spat took a breather today;
  • Being rich is...good;
  • Got a Funko-Pop?  Don't know? It's a story;
  • Boeing on the other end of business;
  • So, you wanna own a food truck? Some numbers;
  • The job market...explained.

Those stories plus a conversation about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference with Todd McDonald and Leisa Fox. This is the third year for the event and we've given it the hashtag of #CIBC19 because, well, nobody else has that we can find. Listen to that conversation 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

The Business News Headlines 7 August 2019

The early morning futures indicated that Wall Street was going to open down and it did. What's up? Trade issues the global economy...it's starting to get serious.  In the news today:

  • If it seems like there was a Walgreens on every corner...that's about to change;
  • The Disney Company, streaming and financial losses;
  • Where is the trade war with China headed? Some thoughts;
  • Hear about the McDonald's drink cup in Japan?
  • NPR to cut some newsroom jobs;
  • The National Rifle Association in the news...again;
  • Vacations and your reluctance to take one.

Click through for those stories and 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 and More 2 August 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to come out we get Trade Policy by Twitter and there go the markets. That story is first up today as Wall Street struggled all day long.  Also today:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added 164,000 jobs;
  • Wages year over year up by 3.1% but...there is a but;
  • Somebody really was listening to Siri and Google...but no longer;
  • Best food places in America according to a new survey;
  • Goodbye eating in restaurants? Food delivery is the new thing.

Those stories plus Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine are here to chat it up about music, sports, the arts, movies and more as we riff "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that, click 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

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 1 July 2019

Welcome to a new month and a holiday shortened work week for many of us. Today the markets started out with a bang...moderated a bit but by the bell the Dow was up 117 points to 26,717 the NASDAQ gained a whopping 84 points and the S&P 500 was up by over 22 points.  In other business news headlines:

  • Another daily newspaper shuttered today;
  • Millennials are following in their parents and grandparents footsteps;
  • What are the top five performing franchises in the U.S.
  • And, what five franchises are in trouble;
  • Wells Fargo and Principal Financial in the news;
  • Facing an industry turnover rate of 117% this chain does something different.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com as we talk about road diets, food diets, business blogging and even  some networking events in this short week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening!