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The Business News & More 29 October 2019

Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:

  • Wall Street and the Flatline;
  • Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
  • Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
  • Lyft Pink is seeing green;
  • Uber and a new business plan;
  • Grubhub...more trouble;
  • Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.

Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 30 July 2019

Wall Street struggled all day because a number of headwinds from China to the Democratic Debate happening tonight. That story and these coming your way today:

  • That much touted Costco digital app...oops;
  • Capital One and lawsuits...already;
  • How about a savings rate 30 times that of other banks;
  • Apple and earnings;
  • The high cost of housing moves inland;
  • A personal air-conditioner?  Yep.

Those stories and more along with our business interview with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register. Recently parent company Gannett rolled out a new payment plan for content. We talk about that, the business of newspapers, the work being done and the costs incurred...lots inside and it's just a click away. Like 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 of Newspapers with Carol Hunter of the Des Moines Register

The newspaper business has had a tough time. Over 2,000 have shut their doors and nearly 150 counties in the United States are without a news paper. Recently Gannett instituted new business guidelines for reading content. Here I sit down with Carol Hunter the Executive Editor of the Des Moines Register to talk about that and more about the future of the newspaper business from staffing to reporting and even some politics. Here is that conversation. 

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

5 Iowa Cities, 6 Days, 20 Presidential Candidates with Brad Anderson AARP-Iowa

It's never been done before but that hasn't stopped the team from AARP-Iowa as they kick off a five city tour in six days with twenty presidential candidates. Here Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa details what gets underway on Monday the 15th of July starting in Des Moines and ending next week in Council Bluffs the 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa will weigh in with questions for the candidates. Four candidates at each location and if you can't make it to the event you can watch it all online. Here's Brad with the details and here is the place to get tickets to the event closest to you.  

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 24 May 2019

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. Today, because it's Friday and we know where your head it at...sort of...we've got some interesting features we're sharing:

  • McDonald's and Politics;
  • The Harriet Tubman $20 bill? Don't count on it;
  • Technology, China and Trade;
  • Reparations - A history of a struggling nation;
  • Harley Davidson take a gamble.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next. Enjoy that fun stuff here.

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Quick Bites with Dave Price of WHO-HD TV 13

We go Out to Lunch with Dave Price the Political Director/Anchor/Managing Editor of WHO-HD TV-13 of Des Moines, Iowa. And, because we're just months away from the Iowa Caucus what he does and says and sees is sort of important. Dave has just finished his second book, this one called Caucus Chaos - Trump. But, before we get into all of that, it's time for Quick Bites - Three Questions we ask each of our lunch guests. Hear what he has to say about books, movies and the job he would like to have if he were not doing what he is doing now. Click through for Quick Bites. 

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 January 2019

Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:

  • Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
  • Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
  • CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
  • A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
  • The shutdown claims another victim;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
  • Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
  • Wall Street did what?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here

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Business News Headlines 20 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street and the it looks like the bears have come out to play. Today, and just a click away we'll share these stories:

  • Uncertainty the bane of the markets;
  • The stock market vs. the job market...it's OK to worry;
  • Drug prices are going up in the new year. Who? We'll tell;
  • You hold the future of Sears in your hand;
  • Alexa what are the neighbors doing?;
  • Iowans are drinking plenty and their favorite booze is...
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts. Jeff, who usually is with us on Friday's sharing "Stuff to DO in the Metro" has been with the popular magazine for several years. We'll talk about editorial calendars and who does what behind the scenes. To listen to our conversation click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 9 November 2018

It's Friday and we've got the business news headlines and some fun directly ahead. Some of the stories you are just a click away from are:

  • If we have to blame somebody...blame oil;
  • Meredith Corporation sells Fortune Magazine and why;
  • Ford Motor Company in more trouble...think debt;
  • General Electric stock...ouch...just two years ago a share was over 32 bucks;
  • Another restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa closes...and this one hurts;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also, because it's Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun. We'll be talking music, sports, theater and Tiny Tim...no, really.

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The Business News Headlines 2 October 2018

So much going on today and we've got the hottest business news stories just a click away. Today we'll talk about:

  • Amazon and $15 an hour - What was the push and who is next?
  • The resurrection of Toys R Us? 
  • Making a good product too...good?
  • A ruling for pot that went against employeers;
  • It is "The Best in the World" - What? 
  • Parents spending more on adult children than planning for retirement;
  • Mixed close on Wall Street but the Dow did hit a new record.

Those stories and a conversation with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) about a host of items. We're talking wages, health care, working families, international trade, the Supreme Court and much more. Sen. Merkley for the interview.

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