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It's Friday and the day Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine comes by to share his top of mind events happening in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week.  Today we riff about a host of things from Iowa State Football to "Walk for the Animals" at the Blank Park Zoo to bull riding, Food Truck Thursday, The Sheet and some movies that are on the screen. If you are into serious...don't stop. 'Cause it's Friday and you deserve to have a little fun! 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2020

For many of us waking up this morning our first thought was, "This is 9/11..." And remembering where we were on that awful morning that is seared into our memory. Here are the business news headlines from today:

  • Family lifeline...seasonal jobs;
  • The New York Times and employees/child care;
  • NYSE and taxes...they just want to move;
  • Meet the country that wants to pay with scrap iron;
  • A bunch of tech IPO's next week;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Martha Stewart and a bit of cannabis if you please.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview is back with us for a look at some Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro..from music to sports to jousting. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

He's back!  After a scare (you'll hear about it) Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is back with Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro.  We riff on a bunch of stuff from movies, to music, yoga, rodeo, cycling, a renaissance event at Sleepy Hollow, closed bars (with a great idea on how to skirt the shutdown...no, really!) and much more. Have some fun already...you've earned it! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each weekday we bring you the top business news headlines and insights into business with long form business interview. But, all of that ends late on Friday when we get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with us to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect anything too serious here. But you will hear about events happening like art and entertainment, a Renaissance Fair, music events and some "side conversations" about broadswords and bands.  We've got Zoo Brew and we also touch on RAGBRAI...remember that?  Here we go!  

The Business News Headlines 22 July 2020

Welcome to the Mid-Week edition of the business news headlines and we're all set with these stories today:

  • Markets move up think Pfizer;
  • Retail workers and an uncertain future;
  • Another automaker talking job cuts;
  • Millennials are killing off these businesses;
  • Existing home sales up in June;
  • Tesla is riding a big wave;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • COVID19 takes another industry down...

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Lordy, lordy...he's back!  Jeff Pitts from Cityview has been gone from our Friday "Stuff to DO" briefing as the staff from Cityview took some COVID19 time off.  Now the crew is back on duty and here Jeff rejoins us as we talk about stuff to do online...like an online film festival from our friends at the Interrobang Film Festival. Or how about an opera from Des Moines Metro Opera. And, nope, not in Italian but in French!  Those things and much more.  Enjoy, have a laugh or two...you deserve it.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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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The Business News Headlines 16 March 2020

Today the Dow had its worst day in memory and it's just...Monday. Here are the business news stories we've gleaned for you today.  Let's go!

  • The Fed action on rates did nothing to calm the markets and why;
  • Toilet Paper, Water, Guns and Ammo: "We've got to be ready.";
  • New directives from the White House on crowds;
  • Lenders and re-finance troubles;
  • Oil and Gold take a beating;
  • Airlines seek billions in assistance;
  • Restaurant workers are on their own;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL deal is in.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to chat about cancelled business events and more.  To hear that click here. 

The Business News Headlines 12 March 2020

Not long after the markets opened this morning the sell-off tripped the "circuit breaker" that Wall Street uses to regroup. When trading resumed fifteen minutes later...it was still bad. Here are the stories from today:

  • We hit the skids again today;
  • Retailers doing "crowd control";
  • More sports events cancelled;
  • Ohio public schools...closed;
  • Toilet Paper...we don't know either;
  • Cruise lines and phony information;
  • The surprise Trump Travel Ban;
  • The Fed pumps more money;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New developments at Amazon, Twitter and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Those stories plus a visit with Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board. Every business has "issues" what if there were a way to look at them through the eyes of other owners who...already figured them out. That and more with Roger. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by!  

Business News Headlines 28 February 2020

The investment world shuddered again today but it could have been much worse on Wall Street. It's Friday and here are the business news stories we've got for you:

  • Google his with the coronavirus;
  • Amazon workers to limit travel even in the U.S.;
  • Smart phone sales to take a beating;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a banking question;
  • GM to add 1,200 workers;
  • Usually when equities struggle gold is the go to but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some say it looks cool but it's a tough job working in the air.

Those stories and, because it's Friday, we've got some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro from the final weekend of DSM Ice Skating to an event at the Hotel Pattee in Perry to the Russians are coming to a book sale in Johnston to me buying a Howitzer for my front yard at the local gun show. Also we've got music, sports... you get the idea. Join us as we riff a bit while celebrating the weekend. Listen right here! 

Thanks, as always, for coming by!

Weekend Fun with Cityview Magazine and Jeff Pitts

It's been a tough week with the stock market, the coronavirus...so let's spend some time having some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro from the final weekend of DSM Ice Skating to an event at the Hotel Pattee in Perry to the Russians are coming to a book sale in Johnston to me buying a Howitzer for my front yard at the local gun show. Also we've got music, sports... you get the idea. Join us as we riff a bit while celebrating the weekend. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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