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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! 

Our Small Business Spotlight - Premium Solutions with Kris Gregersen

Today we're going to talk about the world of promotional products with Kris Gregersen who has been in that field for two decades selling to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We start off by talking about why having a local consultant trumps the online world. Then it's into what is selling, what is hot what companies need to consider when using promotional products to market themselves. The business has changed greatly in 20 years... Today it's Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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 March 2019

It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 22nd day of March...thanks for clicking through today. Inside:

  • Stocks struggle as fears of a global economic slowdown rise;
  • More troubles for Boeing;
  • GM says they are not moved to open any plan in Ohio but an investment in Michigan;
  • Forget about "beer brackets" we've got a full scale beer war going on;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Marti Hupp and Greg Patterson join us to talk about Pedal Off the Pounds a program from the Des Moines Cycle Club...you will be amazed at what it has done for people and the world of cycling in the Des Moines Metro. Listen to Marti and Greg here

Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Always fun...nothing too serious.  You can catch that conversation here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 March 2019

Today marked the fifth day in a row the markets stumbled and that makes this the worst week for Wall Street so far this year. In other business news on this International Women's Day:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added only 20,000 jobs in February;
  • Cage Free Eggs are coming because you want them but...when?
  • Walmart is sending workers bonus checks about $225 per worker;
  • Fifteen things invented by women you might not know about;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we get "weird" on a Friday-Fun-Day with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed as we check out Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Do NOT expect anything serious coming out of this conversation. Hey, it's Friday! To hear that wacky stuff click here

Thanks for listening.

Effective Communication Starts With Listening…

Our topic today is effective communication and it all starts by being an "active listener". Wayne Bruns of Tero International and I chat about tips you can use everyday to improve your skills at not only listening but also encouraging conversation and discussion at work or at home. I think you'll enjoy what you'll be "actively" listening to.... 

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 7 February 2019

The business news headlines of the day deals with what happened and why on Wall Street, notes about the economy and stories of basic interest for people who are interested in what business is or is not doing. On tap today:

  • The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping off;
  • That sent shock waves through Wall Street;
  • Twitter, for the first time, tells us how many daily users they have;
  • Wells Fargo customers not happy, for the second time in a week;
  • A growing slug of renter are....
  • Sears has been sold which could save 45,000 jobs;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus today we're talking with Dr. Mark Finkelstein the director of the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Iowa about the troubling rise in hate groups and in particular anti-semitic groups. What is the cause and what can you do about it. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening.  

The Business News Headlines 4 February 2019

Welcome to a brand new week and we've got the business news headlines up for you along with Laura Kinnard with business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Click through to learn about:

  • The 1,500 jobs in the U.S. that pay more than the median wage;
  • Tech led the markets today;
  • Women spend $1.4 billion on this every year;
  • Iowa has an issue with sexual harassment in the government work space;
  • Wall Street did what today and why.

Those stories and, as promised, Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to chat a bit about upcoming business networking and education events this week. To hear than, click here.

Thanks for listening!  

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! 

Trucking, Transportation and DLS Worldwide

We're in Mobile, Alabama doing duty with the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) and their annual meeting and trade show. We thought this conversation with Stephen Haas from DLS Worldwide might be of interest. Here we talk about their parent company R.R.Donnelley, the trucking industry, self-driving vehicles and the NTPDA of which he is a member. 

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.