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The Business News Headlines 16 April 2020

You would think that with the lousy jobs report that came out today the markets would have...well gone down. They didn't and we'll share that story and more.  Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Meat processing factories closing the impact...
  • Who loses if we lose the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Gold's Gym to close 30 facilities;
  • Oil prices continue to fall...and why;
  • Healthcare workers get a bonus from Mazda;
  • Starbucks has a "plan";
  • U.S.home building stalled out;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Booze, we're talkin' booze.

Those stories plus The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot. To listen, click here. 

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Voting? Vote By Mail with Jamie Fitzgerald

There is a primary election happening on the second of June. But...and this is a BIG BUT...out of an abundance of caution County Auditors are busy combining polling places and, more importantly, encouraging Iowans to vote by mail.  The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot.  Go! 

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 10 April 2020

While the markets are closed for Good Friday that doesn't keep us away from the top business news stories of the day. Here's what we've got teed up for you:

  • Consumer prices have fallen...a bunch;
  • New real estate listings also off the mark;
  • The unemployment number and where we're headed;
  • Walmart CEO says, "Stop shopping, so often";
  • Farm prices and COVID19 - It's confusing;
  • 3M sues for "price gouging";
  • An open economy by 1 May? Don't bet on it;
  • You baking yet?

Those stories plus on our Business Newsmaker Line is candidate Eddie Mauro who is running to represent the Democrats for the U.S. Senate this coming November. Here we talk a bit about who Eddie is, leadership, management, business and much more. Here is Part One.

In this, the second part of our two-part conversation with Eddie Mauro we focus a bit on policy issues from health insurance to housing, the disparity of income, climate change and more. Here is Part Two.

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Cal Woods for U.S. Senate - Iowa - Part Two

In this, the second part of my conversation with Cal Woods, we talk about several major issues that are being talked about here in the Hawkeye State. From health care to jobs to infrastructure Cal shares his insight. Now that you've heard Part One and Part Two visit his website for more.

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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The Business News Headlines 17 January 2020

It's Friday...and we've got the business news headlines coming to you from Arizona this week. On tap today:

  • The employment picture in the U.S. just got more...fuzzy;
  • Toyota moving production out of the United States;
  • Boeing finding more issues with the 737 Max;
  • Also the U.S. Air Force isn't too pleased with Boeing either;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • How much do evangelical leaders make...you won't find out;
  • Heard of Peacock yet?  You will today.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro IF you can get there.  Here is his report.

Thanks for listening.

Poor People’s Campaign a National Call for a Moral Revival - Iowa Part One

In this, the first of two parts of a conversation with several Iowan's involved in the upcoming Iowa Event for the Poor People's Campaign, I sit down with Rev. Jessica Petersen, labor leader John Campbell, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan and national coordinator Clinton Wright. What is this national campaign about, how did they get involved, what are the political, social and business demands, who are the poor people that are impacted and much more. Iowa is one of 20 states to be visited by the national leadership of Rev.Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on Wednesday the 15th of January. Details about the Iowa "We Must Do More" event are right here.

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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Poor People’s Campaign a National Call for a Moral Revival - Iowa Pt. Two

In this Insight Extra we continue our conversation with the Iowa leadership for the "We Must Do More" Event coming to Des Moines on January 15th and a planned march to the Democratic Debate at Drake University the afternoon of January 14th. Here again our guests, labor leader John Campbell, Rev. Jessica Petersen, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan, and national coordinator Clinton Wright. Here too is the link to the event

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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The Business News Headlines & More 6 November 2019

The markets were supposed to...go up today. That's not exactly what happened as as you can see by the close. Ouch  Why and what else are in the news today:

  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • The U.S. has a problem with...productivity;
  • Why watching productivity matters;
  • Bank of American raises their minimum wage;
  • You, yes you, are spending way too much on your vehicle;
  • A grocery store story;
  • A big soccer deal is headed to Des Moines, Iowa.

Those stories plus the organization that is taking on the high cost of prescription drugs is serious and elected officials at the federal and state level need to pay attention because these folks...vote. Brad Anderson is our guest and we'll talk about that and  more. To listen, click here. 

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Fighting the High Cost of Prescription Drugs with Brad Anderson

The 360,000 members of AARP-Iowa are mad as hell and they don't mind talking about the high cost of prescription drugs. Here Brad Anderson the State Director for the organization talks about what's going on to convince federal and state leaders to get moving on a host of ways to lower the price of prescription drugs. One of the most impactful are the stories people are telling and, according to Brad, folks are not shy. And, if you want to tell your story he's listening.  

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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The Business News & More 31 October 2019

Welcome to the Halloween Edition of the Business News Headlines...and yes, it was scary today on Wall Street. Stories we've got for you today:

  • The comeback for J.C. Penny might mean less clothing and more yoga;
  • Ford is closing another plant according to the tentative UAW contract;
  • We've got a Halloween Candy story for you;
  • The "go to" store for low income shoppers is....
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa joins me to chat it up about the Des Moines, Iowa City Council Forum they recently held. You'll learn about the top areas of concern for their membership, "complete streets", creating age friendly cities, new ideas for transportation...and more To listen to that conversation, click here