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The Business News Headlines & More 19 July 2019

We're rolling through a Friday and the markets reacted positively to some news from Microsoft. To check on the numbers follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour for regular updates. Today we've got these interesting business stories for you:

  • JCPenney trying to buy time...but for...what;
  • China losing manufacturing factories but to where;
  • Divorce rates for folks over 50 are skyrocketing;
  • The impact on men and women who get a "Grey Divorce";
  • Is your boss...spying on you?  Do you...know.

Those stories and because it's Friday we've got Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that wacky conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 16 July 2019

It's all about the numbers...and so we begin earnings season on Wall Street and some big names reported those numbers today before the bell. We'll talk about it. In addition to that story:

  • Abigail Disney is, in a word, livid;
  • Prime Day has a promotion...sort of;
  • Retail sales numbers are in;
  • Where the money is coming from for consumers to buy stuff;
  • Politics and the Twitter Feed of President Trump.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio as he made a quick stop in Iowa to press on with his 2020 presidential run. I asked him four question and his answers surprised me and I'll bet they surprise you as well. To listen to that conversation, click here.

Also today is the second day of the 2020 Presidential Forum sponsored by AARP-Iowa. We were in Des Moines at the first stop of this five city swing and visited with attendees. You can hear their reaction 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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Business News Headlines - 12 July 2019

All the signs point to a rate cut...at least that is what Wall Street is banking on. That's just one of the stories we've got for you today in the business news headlines:

  • Thank you Mr. Powell;
  • Another casualty in D.C.
  • The Big Mac Index says this about the dollar;
  • Getting engaged? Better buy that dimond now;
  • More sad retail stories;
  • Got a bad boss? Could impact your health;
  • Airlines and in-flight booze.

Those stories plus some time with Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine with our Friday Fun section of Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro this weekend into next week. To listen to that segment just 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

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Business Thoughts with Laura Kinnard

As we sit down in our favorite coffee shop, Grounds for Celebration in the Village of Windsor Heights, we're hearing music from the 60's and then get into a conversation about why consumers demand things be curated for them. Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com joins me. Today we also touch on retail, services, social media and several events designed for networking and business education going on this week in the Greater Des Moines Metro. 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News and More 3 July 2019

The stock market closed early today ahead of the Independence Day Holiday and the Dow closed at a record up 179 points to close at 26,9866. Today you'll hear these stories plus a story about a different nation and their call for freedom and independence. Here's what's on tap:

  • This automaker sold only 933 cars in the U.S....why?
  • Thoughts about Lee Iacocca;
  • Tesla delivers;
  • You know that flag outfit you'll be wearing...it's illegal;
  • Candy bars are getting...green.

Those stories plus an on-the-spot interview with a group of women from Sudan who were calling attention to the plight of their home nation. You'll hear several voices talk about the brutality there and their desire to let people know of their call for freedom. 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines & More 1 July 2019

Welcome to a new month and a holiday shortened work week for many of us. Today the markets started out with a bang...moderated a bit but by the bell the Dow was up 117 points to 26,717 the NASDAQ gained a whopping 84 points and the S&P 500 was up by over 22 points.  In other business news headlines:

  • Another daily newspaper shuttered today;
  • Millennials are following in their parents and grandparents footsteps;
  • What are the top five performing franchises in the U.S.
  • And, what five franchises are in trouble;
  • Wells Fargo and Principal Financial in the news;
  • Facing an industry turnover rate of 117% this chain does something different.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com as we talk about road diets, food diets, business blogging and even  some networking events in this short week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 24 June 2019

Welcome to Monday and the business news headlines for the 24th of June...thanks as always for being here and clicking through. Today we've got these stories and a click away for Laura Kinnard.

  • Along with everything else Midwestern Farmers face big hurdles;
  • Gaming is gambling you are into throwing $ at them;
  • The fast food world has a new star;
  • Fresh beef and McDonald's a good investment;
  • Legal issues between two big companies over a name;
  • Supreme Court and tariffs;
  • New issues with Iran;
  • Robots at Casey's?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about art as a business, the Des Moines Social Club (not to be confused with the Social Media Club of Des Moines...which we also talk about), the DSM Magazine event and networking for women. To hear all of that...click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines and More 11 June 2019

Each day we bring you the business news headlines on your time. Today we've got a bunch of interesting stories. Let's go!

  • The Dow opened higher but will it last;
  • The most valuable brand in the world is...
  • Stuff you didn't know: Shutterfly sold;
  • Will they stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger;
  • Iconic products, you know, that are no longer made in the U.S.A.;
  • Might want to wait to fill up;
  • President Trump Tweets more attacks;
  • Did you "smile" for the candid camera?

Those stories and a conversation with the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer. He is all about sharing with businesses owners and managers that thinking like an entrepreneur will pay big dividends. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines & More 7 June 2019

You would think...think that because of the lousy job numbers posted this morning from the Labor Department the stocks would react downward...you would think.  It's the business news hour for Friday the 7th of June, thanks for coming by.  Today:

  • The reason the markets soared today;
  • Let's talk tax cuts and working families;
  • Parents who work for Nike are mad...really pissed;
  • A bookseller to be sold;
  • Another state to sue over the opioid crisis;
  • A burger that "bleeds" beet juice;
  • Why universities are shutting down their MBA programs.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview Magazine Jeff Pitts and his "faithful companion" Trevor Babcock. Have some fun already...you deserve it.  To listen in, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines and More 6 June 2019

Today the markets opened lower, gained some steam but then fell a bit. You can keep up with the latest market news by following our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour.  Today here are the stories we've got for you:

  • Bernie Sanders and Walmart;
  • Walmart and the Minimum Wage and new vests;
  • What states will hurt the most if the tariffs get placed on Mexico?
  • The science of stopping a bullet;
  • That vehicle merger?  Forget about it;
  • Cars, car loans and what folks are willing to pay;
  • Some of the worst cities in America are...

Those stories plus a conversation with one of the founders of the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition a group that is punching above their weight in the first in the nation caucus state. Our guest is Mitch Henry. Click here for that conversation.

Thanks for coming by!