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The Business News Headlines and More 20 June 2019

As predicted the markets shot up on the open and then settled later in the trading day. It's Insight on Business the News Hour for Thursday the 20th of June, thanks for being here. Today and just a click away:

  • Might the trucking slowdown be telling us something;
  • Shaq wants to buy a company, one you would know;
  • Private label items and the grocery war;
  • Steel tariffs were supposed to boost steel production;
  • Want to open a fast-food franchise? Bring cash;
  • Two stories about jobs and working;
  • A marketing tip for recruiting and retention

Those stories plus for The Interview we're talking with our friend Carlos Alvarez about IMPACT - Speak Your Way to Success. Carlos, from Tero International, has loads of tips that will help you take control over your career by becoming a better communicator. To hear that conversation just click here. 

Thanks for coming by!

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 and More 18 June 2019

And the day started with a Tweet...but of course. It's the Business News Hour for Tuesday the 18th of June thanks for coming by. Inside and just a click away:

  • All it took was a Tweet;
  • What? Facebook Money;
  • Target digital disaster has a price tag;
  • MasterCard says "pick your name";
  • No more tipping pizza delivery folks;
  • More foldable phones;
  • Apple and apps;
  • How much plastic do you think you eat each week?

Those stories and more along with an international guest. Meet Nick Young from the United Kingdom in this Small Business Spotlight featuring Nick Young Tractor Parts. Nick talks about agriculture, tractors, parts and Brexit in this conversation recorded at a recent meeting of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines and More 5 June 2019

The markets shrugged off a lousy jobs report and opened higher this morning. Hera are the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • Looks like we stopped hiring;
  • China now targeting a major automaker;
  • Not new and shinny but some of America's oldests businesses still in business;
  • The car company that sells only 33 cars a month in the U.S.;
  • The one very bright spot in retail malls is...
  • Russia and Twitter - It's worse than we thought.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with James Goodlett who we think is one of the most talented musicians we've ever met. His music is something out of film production and it's not only dramatic but also very original. James Goodlett and his mission to become...more. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Quick Bites - Three Questions for Brad Anderson

Before we launch into lunch I get to ask our Out to Lunch guest, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa three questions. Each guest gets the same three questions and this gives you a chance to get to know more about our guest. So, let's go...Quick Bites with Brad! 

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. 

 

Friday Fun and Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts from Cityview

It's Friday so let the silliness rule as I visit with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Expect nothing too serious and join us as we talk sports, music, arts and entertainment along with a good deal of riffing on the content. Here you go and have a great 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 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 9 May 2019

It's the business news headlines on a very chilly May 9th...thanks, as always for clicking through. Today we're going to share with you these stories:

  • Nike knows what's wrong and they are out to disrupt;
  • The Markets - China - U.S. Don't ask;
  • More retail stores to close making 2019 a record;
  • A Facebook founder says the company should be broken up;
  • Home buyers can't get a mortgage because of this really weird reason;
  • Uploaded photos and facial recognition software...sold to the military?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus we'll be talking food and a bit of family history with Paul McSheehy who manages Trostel's Dish. Paul married into the Trostel family and he'll share some stores about his famous father-in-law and chat about the restaurant that is our new partner for our Out to Lunch series.  Click here to listen to the back-story of Trostel's Dish.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 7 May 2019

Unlike yesterday the markets didn't recover from trade war fears. It's the Tuesday, May 7th edition of the Business News Hour. On tap today:

  • Yeah, that trade war stuff;
  • Who REALLY is paying for the tarifs;
  • So how come no inflation;
  • Quarterly numbers for Lyft...they lost a ton;
  • Uber and a strike;
  • If it's not talc it's hips. Johnson & Johnson settles;
  • Veggie Burgers are a deal...no, really;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus former Texas congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke was in Iowa and we caught up with him at an event hosted by the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. Ten Minutes with Beto can be found right here.

Thanks for listening. 

The NY Media Empire of Victoria Schneps-Yunis

I recently attended the annual meeting of the New York Press Association where I spoke and met loads of interesting, hard-working publishers, editors, reporters and staff at, mostly, community based newspapers. One of the most interesting people has to be Victoria Schneps-Yunis who oversees dozens of newspapers, magazines, websites and now two podcasts...all part of Schneps Media. And, it all started with one newspaper from her kitchen table. I think you'll enjoy this...meet Victoria. 

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 Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL 7 April 2019

Something new this week! We've decided to also podcast our Sunday afternoon program, Insight on Business the News Hour - Week in Review that airs at 2pm Central. That way, if you weren't able to be with us then...you can be with us on your time.  Nifty huh? Inside some of the biggest national business news stories of the past week. Go ahead, start you new week by keeping on track of what happened. 

Also this week I did something I've never done. I just "riffed" on a piece I  did for the New York Press Association called "Five in 24 - Five things any business can do to rebrand themselves and sell more stuff." Why not right. Then, at the tail end of this you'll get a very quick review on what happened on Wall Street last week. To hear that part, just CLICK HERE! 

Finally our interview this week was with Paul Allen a co-founder of Ancestry.com. Since leaving that company Paul has started something called SOAR.com that he uses to bring the message of "strengths" to the business world. Inside you'll hear about Ancestry.com and how it grew and then sank and now is growing again (something you didn't get on the radio broadcast on Sunday) you'll also learn about the 34 strengths people have and how knowing yours and your employees and your team's strengths can make all the difference in the world. Paul Allen, the extended interview not heard on KXEL. Listen to that piece right here!

Thanks for coming by and we'll catch you next week on News/Talk 1540 KXEL! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Riffing 5 in Twenty-Four and The Markets KXEL 7 April 2019

Also this week I did something I've never done. I just "riffed" on a piece I  did for the New York Press Association called "Five in 24 - Five things any business can do to rebrand themselves and sell more stuff." Why not right. Then, at the tail end of this you'll get a very quick review on what happened on Wall Street last week. 

Go ahead have a listen...and yes, I am available to do the same for your association is you are seeking a way to grow your business.