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The Business News Headlines 1 April 2019

No fooling...we've got the business news headlines up for you and what a day it was:

  • The markets rock to new data;
  • The wealthy are stashing billions, no, like BILLIONS;
  • Oil jumps can fuel be far behind;
  • They are cutting prices, tired of being called "Whole Paycheck";
  • Remember when LYFT was the darling of Wall Street...like last Friday;
  • UnitedHealthcare pushes back on the story Iowa is telling;
  • The Iowa Business Council releases a new report;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Told you we had news...

Also today Brad Anderson is the State Director of AARP-Iowa and the organization with over 370,000 members is about to get involved in several public issues that he says will be a boost to the lifestyle of all Iowans of every age. Click here for that story.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is in to chat it up about education and business networking in the Metro. Listen right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 26 March 2019

It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 26th of March...thanks, everybody, for being with us again today. Inside you'll hear about;

  • Investors still eyeing the global economy;
  • New car sales slump and it's not design issues;
  • More retail store closings;
  • Walmart seems to be winning at the curb and gaining new customers;
  • Ya know that iPhone update?  Better get to it;
  • Housing numbers are hurting;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today you are in for a major treat. His name is Mike Curtin and he's the CEO of something called the D.C. Central Kitchen a program that has served the Washington D.C. area for thirty years. But...it's not about just feeding people...that seems to be secondary. This is about delivering hope and purpose and a way out of poverty. Plan on listening to the end...it's a great story. To hear that story, click here

Thanks for listening! 

The D.C. Central Kitchen with Mike Curtin

There is so much packed into this conversation that make sooooo much sense. Meet Mike Curtin the CEO of the D.C. Central Kitchen an inspired 30 year old food program that is more, way more, than food.  You'll hear us talk about how Mike got into the food world and then we launch into defining "Social Enterprise" and how "Food will not end hunger but training will". My thanks to the Des Moines Area MPO for allowing us the time to interview Mike before his speech. You've really got to listen to this....it's really inspired stuff!

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 March 2019

It's the 12th day of March and thank for clicking through for the top business news stories of the day. These stories are just a click away:

  • Wealthy folks bribe their kids into trendy colleges and universities;
  • Boeing continues to have troubles with their stock and worried passengers;
  • Dick's Sporting Goods to rid itself of rifles and some shoes;
  • You may have forgotten about Lumber Liquidators but the SEC didn't;
  • The UK votes against the Theresa May Brexit plan...now what;
  • Windsor Heights said "no" to Aldi but not Waukee;
  • Is it really a paid family leave proposal from Sen. Joni Ernst;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus I'll have a conversation about the Latino Community not only in Iowa but in the United States with Joe Henry an official with LULAC the League of United Latin American Citizens. And yes, we'll touch on the impact Latinos have on business, education, voting and more here in Iowa with LULAC Council 307. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 28 February 2019

In spite of some positive economic news today the failed trip to Hanoi regarding the talks between the U.S. and North Korea had investors upset. That story along with:

  • Employees walk out of three Sonic locations in Ohio;
  • It seems that Millennials have "buyers remorse" about their new home;
  • The GAP is spinning off Old Navy;
  • The tip I was given last week about the University of Iowa Community Credit Union was spot on;
  • The Des Moines Blank Park Zoo owes about $5 million in water bills...yikes!
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kirk Miller from Casey's General Store, an Iowa based convenience store chain, about a new fuel card for businesses. We talk about this new offering, how it works and how it is different than others and who can get it. Also we talk about pizza (you KNEW that was coming) and how a unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Bees, Honey and Food - The Economic Impact

This week while working on another story for the Business News Hour I ran across an educational display in the Iowa Statehouse where bee keepers and honey manufacturers were there to talk about the economics of bees and the link to our food. The story hinges on how commercial and hobby bee keepers continue to see mounting losses from "bee kills". With me is Kari Kenoyer of the Iowa Honey Producers Association, Phil Ebert of Ebert Honey and State Apiarist Andrew Joseph. I start by asking Andrew a question about bee kills...

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 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! 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Business

This past weekend the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, was in Iowa talking with folks that may be interested in seeing him run for president. He met with several party leaders including former Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (who last week said he would not run for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Joni Ernst) to talk and kick tires. I caught up with the Mayor at the Asian Latino Coalition event where he received a warm welcome from Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and a crowd of roughly 75 people. After the photos and handshakes we sat down for this conversation and yes, I did ask about Amazon... 

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 22 February 2019

Wall Street was up today and the Dow climbed above 26,000 for the first time since last November. It is the Business News Hour today broadcasting from the AMA-Iowa Experience in West Des Moines Iowa.  Thanks for coming by. In the news:

  • David Stockman is back in the news with a warning;
  • Oh, how the ultra-wealthy live;
  • A frightening story about your personal data and apps;
  • Politics and Agriculture not a good mix;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and Cassandra Pudenz the president of the AMA-Iowa Chapter on their work and this conference. To hear that conversation click here.

And, coming up Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the Metro from Cityview Magazine. To hear that conversation click here

The Business News Headlines 21 February 2019

A busy day in the world of business news and we start out by checking what happened on Wall Street and then we'll share these stories:

  • Door Dash is worth a ton of money...who would have thought;
  • The housing sector is showing some weak signs;
  • It's good to be a....cat;
  • Overstated gas mileage? This time it's Ford;
  • Banks are getting tighter on farm loans and at a time when the rural economy is hurting;
  • Wells Fargo is leaving The Financial Center in downtown Des Moines. Opportunity?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories and a conversation with our friend Maureen Burger from Tero International. To hear that conversation click here.