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The Business News Headlines and More 5 August 2019

It was not a pretty sight today on Wall Street as the Dow sank by over 800 points. Why? You might call it trade by twitter?  Here's what we're talking about today, Monday the 5th of August:

  • China and the dollar...theirs, and maybe ours;
  • There was one stock sector that was up today...can you guess?
  • Amazon putting pressure on its merchants to lower prices;
  • A big bank eyes profits and cuts 4,000 jobs;
  • The "hot job market" that may not be so...hot;
  • Numbers and the Governor of Iowa;
  • Sunday delivery coming but with lower wages;
  • Newspaper news...Gannett is purchased.

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation about the small community of Adel, Iowa and it's upcoming Sweet Corn Festival.  My guest is the executive director of the Adel Area Partners Chamber, Deb Bengston. Here is that link. 

Also Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk it up about business networking events, Co-Working Week and women in business. You can hear that...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. 

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Talkin’ Sweet Corn and Adel with Deb Bengston

It's nearly here! The annual Sweet Corn Festival in Adel, Iowa is a big deal...no, really it is. Here we get hyper-local and tell you about this small community just west of Des Moines and what remarkable changes have occurred there over the past several years. My guest is Deb Bengston from the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and yes...we'll also talk about the seven tons of sweet corn they will shuck on Friday, the parade, music and more. Fun stuff...now go!  

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

Meet Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak - Part One

He entered the crowded 2020 Democratic Presidential Race late. The reason was an illness of his daughter that has now been reversed. That, in itself, is quite the emotional story which he relates in Part Two. We begin by talking about his thirty years in the United States Navy and what that experience led to winning a congressional race, twice, in Pennsylvania. Meet Admiral Joe Sestak as he barnstorms across Iowa. 

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

Part Two with Admiral Joe Sestak a 2020 Presidential Candidate

In Part Two of my conversation with Admiral Joe Sestak we start out by talking about working American families and why so many of them split away from the Democratic Party and voted for then candidate Donald Trump. But, more importantly what Sestak sees as a way to keep workers employed moving forward. That issue in more in Part Two with Admiral Sestak. 

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 24 June 2019

Welcome to Monday and the business news headlines for the 24th of June...thanks as always for being here and clicking through. Today we've got these stories and a click away for Laura Kinnard.

  • Along with everything else Midwestern Farmers face big hurdles;
  • Gaming is gambling you are into throwing $ at them;
  • The fast food world has a new star;
  • Fresh beef and McDonald's a good investment;
  • Legal issues between two big companies over a name;
  • Supreme Court and tariffs;
  • New issues with Iran;
  • Robots at Casey's?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about art as a business, the Des Moines Social Club (not to be confused with the Social Media Club of Des Moines...which we also talk about), the DSM Magazine event and networking for women. To hear all of that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 29 May 2019

Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 29th day of May...where has this month gone? We've got a quick programing note...we're trying something a bit different and putting this up well before 5pm Central. Why? We noticed that getting the news headlines in advance of the end of the day seems to be the right thing to do. So...we're going to try this for a bit.  Meanwhile today:

  • That "Trade War Thingy" just got more interesting;
  • The markets take a bath on worry;
  • IHOP pulling our leg...again?
  • That Galaxy Fold the wait ain't over;
  • Lordstown, Ohio back in the news;
  • So, you're "optimistic" about the economy...is that a good thing?
  • Putting ear plugs on smart speakers;
  • And the favorite airline is....

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with our guest Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa. But before we settle in to order we always do "Quick Bites" three questions for our guest. Let's see how Brad does: To hear that segment click here. 

Out to Lunch is a weekly segment where I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch and you get to listen in on our business conversation. Click through to learn more about Brad, his passion about public service, the new programs being rolled out and how they will impact every family...not just AARP members. Enjoy. To listen in click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Out to Lunch with Brad Anderson of AARP-Iowa

Each week I get to take a thought leader "Out to Lunch" and we talk business. The only difference is that YOU get to listen in. Today I'm Out to Lunch with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa. Now, before you figure there is nothing here for you...hang on. Brad has information about a number of programs that will touch each member of your family and, you'll also get to learn about him, his "dream job" and more. Click ahead and listen in as we go Out to Lunch with Brad Anderson at our host location, Trostel's Dish

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 16 May 2019

Hey, thanks everybody for clicking through today for the business news headlines. On tap today:

  • Another positive day on Wall Street;
  • Walmart, Prices & Tariffs;
  • Supermarket bill going up...ahh...yep;
  • Pinterest Stock slipped big time after the bell;
  • Vermeer is looking for about $6 million is state assistance
  • 5G is here but only in limited areas.

Those stories and our friend Beau Fodor from Panache is back with us to announce the third season of his amazing Field to Table Dinners. The first dinner is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd and in this conversation you'll learn more about Beau, his business and these amazing dinners. Click here for that interview

A Field to Table Experience with Beau Fodor

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour as Beau Fodor of Panache brings us the third season of his Field to Table Experience. We kick things off talking a bit about his business and how he got started creating experiences to be remembered. This year's Place at the Table begins on Wednesday May 22nd and will be held at the amazing Keller Brick Barn near Waukee, Iowa. Tickets for the event are available at Midwestix. Go for the food and leave with the memories of a wonderful experience.

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 15 May 2019

So, maybe it wasn't a "Dead Cat Bounce" after all... It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of May, thanks for being here.

  • Markets were up today thank you automobile tariffs;
  • Taxes and real estate developer Donald Trump;
  • Whole Foods has impressive foot traffic but is it for...food?
  • Pot lounges headed to Las Vegas but is it good for business?

Those stories plus our Out to Lunch segment today with John Norris a partner at the State Public Policy Group. John and I go back to 1982 when he was working with then Congressman Tom Harkin. His impressive work history and his passion for sustainable agriculture, water issues, Iowa  politics and more are all part of our conversation and YOU get to listen in.  Click here for that story.