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The Business News Headlines & More 22 August 2019

It was predicted that the markets would open lower this morning and they did and then started to claw their way back above the flatline. It's the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 22nd of August. That story and these:

  • Dick's Sporting Goods wins but takes a pass on gun sales;
  • Jobless claims are in and it's a mixed bag;
  • The Affordable Care Act is back in the news and growing;
  • Thousands leave the private health care insurance world;
  • Retail numbers are good, unless you are a department store;
  • There was an opps with the Iowa Department of Public...Safety/

Those stories and our interview today is with Kim Robinson the owner of a video business, D2D Training, that trains door to door sales people. No, really! I had no idea how big this business is and we take a deep dive into sales and sales training videos. You can hear all of that 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 21 August 2019

Wall Street showed up again today in spite of global concerns, the trade war and more. That's first up today and then we'll dive into these stories:

  • Target and Lowes did well in the second quarter;
  • The Fed Minutes and what it may mean going forward;
  • Health Insurance and family/business costs;
  • The U.S. Budget Deficit...lots of zeros at the end of "1";
  • A Nebraska woman scammed out of over $162,000. No, it's a story.

Those items and a conversation with Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International about employee engagement or employee entitlement. She gives me (and you if you wish) a quiz on how to avoid the trap of making employee recognition something that does the opposite of motivation. Good stuff 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 19 August 2019

The markets recovered some of their August sell-off today with the Dow up 249 points, the Nasdaq gaining 106 points and the S&P 500 up by 34 points and change.  The reason? Bond yields rose, the government is giving U.S. businesses 90 days to do business with Huawei and President Trump telling everybody that the trade talks are going well.  It was enough to boost stocks.  In other news:

  • Target to launch yet another private brand;
  • The problem for restaurants with food delivery companies;
  • Major corporate CEO's today stunned the world;
  • Stress and the job search.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer joins me to talk about the business of the Iowa State Fair that say 1.1 million visitors attend, some networking events and the Hashies are this week. You can hear all of that 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines and More 13 August 2019

All the overnight signs pointed to a down open on Wall Street...but NOPE not today. A strong opening caused by some changes in the U.S. China trade war and some of that had to do with...toys. Thanks for joining us..here's what's on tap:

  • The U.S. and China spat took a breather today;
  • Being rich is...good;
  • Got a Funko-Pop?  Don't know? It's a story;
  • Boeing on the other end of business;
  • So, you wanna own a food truck? Some numbers;
  • The job market...explained.

Those stories plus a conversation about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference with Todd McDonald and Leisa Fox. This is the third year for the event and we've given it the hashtag of #CIBC19 because, well, nobody else has that we can find. Listen to that conversation 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 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. 

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The Business News and More 2 August 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to come out we get Trade Policy by Twitter and there go the markets. That story is first up today as Wall Street struggled all day long.  Also today:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added 164,000 jobs;
  • Wages year over year up by 3.1% but...there is a but;
  • Somebody really was listening to Siri and Google...but no longer;
  • Best food places in America according to a new survey;
  • Goodbye eating in restaurants? Food delivery is the new thing.

Those stories plus Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine are here to chat it up about music, sports, the arts, movies and more as we riff "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that, click here.

Thanks for 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines - 26 July 2019

If you own stock...tech stock...you had a pretty good day on Wall Street. It's the Business News Headlines for a Friday and you're a click away from Friday Fun with Trevor and Jeff from Cityview Magazine.  Today we've got these stories for you:

  • Tech stocks rock, who did what;
  • Consumer spending is way up...but where did they get the money?
  • Justice Department says OK to the T-Mobile-Sprint deal;
  • J.C. Penny, will they make it? At least they are trying;
  • A judge slashed $2 billion from a jury decision;
  • McDonald's for the win with cheap, classic food;
  • Costco and the Costco Card.

Those stories and more along with Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We call it "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" things like music, festivals, markets, sports...yeah...we've got a list and you can hear that...here

Thanks for 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 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. 

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Business, The Economy and Poor People

Follow this line of thinking: If there are 140 million Americans that are poor, that's 43% of the U.S. population, what does that do to our overall economy? If people are shut out of housing or spending up to 50% of their income on shelter there is little left for food, insurance, transportation and education. This week the National Poor People's Campaign came to Iowa. There was little media attention paid to the visit by Rev. Dr. William Barber II but we were able to visit with him and Steve Roach Knight the movements communication director. Connect the dots with us as he explains what this is all about. 

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 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. 

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Four Questions for Andrew Yang

This conversation marks the third time we've had the opportunity to sit down with 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopeful, Andrew Yang. We recently caught up with him as he toured Iowa and sat down for Four Questions. We start out talking about measuring GDP, jobs, workers, unions, small business and his Universal Basic Income of $1,000 to individuals 18 to 64. Meet Andrew Yang... 

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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 22 July 2019

Wall Street struggled all day long as investors kept an eye toward earnings reports. In the end the Dow was up by just 17 points the Nasdaq gained 57 points on the back of tech and the S&P 500 was up by 8 points. Oil also gained on the day.  In other news:

  • We break down what stock buybacks do to CEO salaries;
  • That Equifax settlement means you could get $20,000...but, now so fast;
  • Facebook and a huge settlement coming;
  • Ford is seeing its business in China sliding;
  • Posting reviews about a business? Careful folks are getting sued;
  • Job applicants suing companies who look at stuff without permission;
  • People and Podcasts - We've got new numbers.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and Curated Growth is in to talk about business networking events and we spend some time talking about social media and B2B marketing.  Think data and content.  You can hear that conversation right here. 

Thanks for 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 18 July 2019

Is resurrection possible? Welcome to the Thursday, July 18th Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we'll look at that store about Toys R Us and more:

  • Netflix adds millions of subscribers but still disappoints;
  • Disney says it's all a stunt;
  • Did you download FaceApp? Maybe you shouldn't have;
  • The UBER "glitch" that has riders paying 100% more;
  • The IRS is changing Form 1040.

Those stories and a conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak who is currently barnstorming Iowa getting out his message. In Part One we'll introduce you to Admiral Sestak and cover his 30 years in the U.S. Navy and how that prepared him for congress and now president. To hear Part One click here.

Then, in Part Two I ask Admiral Sestak what happened in 2016 when so many working families deserted the Democratic Party in favor of Donald Trump. He then tell me what must be done to preserve working families moving forward. We also talk rural issues, aging issues and more. To hear that segment, click 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

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