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Roadworthy Drive with Ken and Sasha

What's hot and what's not when it comes to transportation? Meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the podcast, Roadworthy Drive. Each week Ken and Sasha let loose with their review of cars, trucks, trikes, technology...if it has to do with getting you from "Point A" to "Point B" it's likely that they've talked about it. Roadworthy Drive is...on it!

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 14 March 2019

Wall Street struggled today facing pressure from a poor report on home sales and mixed signals about the U.S. China trade agreement that may...or may not...be coming soon. Here are the stories we're sharing and are just a click away:

  • Oh the headwinds for the stock market today;
  • Social Security and President Trump;
  • Retail stores that Business Insider says may be on the bubble;
  • 19,000 truck drivers and $100 million - It's a story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today author, film-maker Jeff Stein will join me to talk about an event happening in Des Moines on Tuesday the 19th. It's about his documentary "From the Battle Front to the Home Front - Iowa Broadcasters Go to War". You can catch that here

Then we've got a story about healthcare and healthcare insurance. Roxi Copland is trying to do what the insurance companies tell us all to do but it doesn't seem to work. Is the system broken or is it designed to be...broke?  Click through for that.

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! 

New from Casey’s General Store a Fleet Gas Card & Much More

It was one of those business interviews that just clicked. I sat down with Kirk Miller the Commercial Fuels Manager at Casey's General Store (an Iowa based convenience store chain) to talk about their new MasterCard themed fleet fuel card. Sure lots of places have fuel cards but this one is a bit different in the fact you don't have to use it at a Casey's if there is not one near you. We talked about that the company focus on pizza and how an unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. Lot's to unpack...here is Kirk: 

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 26 February 2019

Oh the headwinds of investing in volatile times. We'll kick it off with a look at what Wall Street took in today and what in the world happened to Home Depot and housing starts plus:

  • AT&T wins and the government loses;
  • No love loss between Elon Musk and the SEC;
  • Fiat Chrysler cutting jobs or are they really;
  • Arlington, Virginia is showing some backlash against the Amazon deal;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus in for The Interview is Karen Albritton from the Newport Board Group. We're going to be talking about change; what makes it so difficult, what are the dangers of sticking to a path that is running out of space, how does disruption figure in? Oh and that business of marketing and research/development of new ideas. Good stuff here and it's just a click away. 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. 

The Business News Headlines 14 February 2019

We've got the business news headlines and a bit of extra today. Let's start with the hot business stories:

  • A lousy retail sales report means...
  • Amazon makes official it's "NEYT" to NYC;
  • Airbus gives up;
  • Sweetheart candies. Hey, it's Valentine's Day;
  • An app that tracks...women;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a a conversation about transportation and what could be the future in many communities around Des Moines, a conversation about a "road diet" for University Avenue in Windsor Heights and Des Moines. Guests are Amanda Wanke of DART, Zac Bales-Henry of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum of Des Moines. To hear that conversation click here. 

 

DART, Transportation, Road Diets and the Western Suburbs

This week there was a celebration in Windsor Heights to mark what could be a model for other communities around Des Moines. The Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) partnered with the Windsor Heights Chamber to say thank you to the players in the new Transit Hub which is under construction between the Apple Valley Shopping Center and Sam's Club. I spoke with Amanda Wanke, External Affairs Officer for DART, Zac Bales-Henry, City Council of Windsor Heights and Josh Mandelbaum from the Des Moines City Council. 

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

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.

Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

Thanks for listening!!