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The Business News Headlines 19 October 2021

Inflation? Forget about it we're now focused on earnings and Wall Street bounced up again today. Also, don't skip the interview with Shelly Skuster who is running for the Des Moines School Board. Yes, it's hyper-local but it also has a business link.  Here's what we've got:

  • Farmers are buying early and why;
  • Positive earnings boosts the markets;
  • Unions, Kentucky and Replacement Workers;
  • The docks and working 24/7 is it working?
  • Retail workers and enraged customers;
  • What's this story about Walgreens;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook fined nearly $15 million and we'll tell why.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Des Moines Public School Board Candidate Shelly Skuster. What motivated her to run and what is the deal with such hot school board races all across Iowa? Asked and answered. To listen click here.

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

 

Meet Des Moines School Board Candidate Shelly Skuster

Yes, we know that this is a national broadcast...and that many folks outside of the U.S. listen each day but...school board races in Iowa have become hot. There are all sorts of cultural issues driving this as well as masks, vaccines...you know the drill. Today we'll interduce you to Shelly Skuster. Yes, there is a business angle to education and something you may not know she's a former TV reporter.  See what we find?

Thanks for coming by!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 27 September 2021

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news:

  • Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues;
  • Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers;
  • The price of oil is headed up and why;
  • Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but;
  • A new economic report is out about our GDP;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Women leaders and "Office Housework".

Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...here.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Meet Jackie Norris - Des Moines Public School Board Candidate

Full disclosure: I've been a friend of Jackie Norris for years and while this may seem like a hyper-local conversation about her run for the Board of the Des Moines Public Schools there is more here. We start out talking about her time in the Obama White House where she served as the Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. You may remember her husband John ran for governor of Iowa. Today it's business and education. Enjoy this conversation and here is the website for Jackie Norris

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. He's in to help me riff about a whole host of things to going on in this, our Hyper-Local look at fun this weekend into next week.  Sup? Des Moines Street Style is a happening thing all over the Metro. The Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia De Los Santos (Jeff is practicing his Spanish) are making music tonight. The Wine and Whisky Walk from Cityview is happening in the West Glen Shopping Area. The Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the State Fairgrounds but...NO gun show! Octoberfest (in September) is happening. Last chance to see CABARET at the Des Moines Playhouse. Strap in and go to the Halfway to St. Pat's Day Bike Ride starting at Carl's Place. Illumifest is a big deal in West Des Moines. Knotfest happens on Saturday as well. The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival...is a go!  Applefest at Living History Farms (and we share some trivia). The Des Moines Symphony is tuning up. Family Movie Night is happening at the West Des Moines Valley Community Center...and we also talk about the Valley High School Football Stadium...yikes. So go out already and have some fun! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 13 August 2021

It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines once again on the road and once again coming to you from Grounds for Celebration a nifty coffee shop in the Village of Windsor Heights that let's us squat for several hours to write and deliver the news...thank you! Here's what we've got for today:

  • A big question for Disney;
  • In theaters only this weekend, will you go;
  • What? Might McDonald's bring back a favorite;
  • When drunk what do people buy? We have a list;
  • Food, Restaurants and Menu Prices;
  • Two factors that may impact the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? A shortage of....dogs?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is back...hey, it's Friday...with his list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro: From sports to music a play at a winery and more.  Click here to listen! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines and each Friday afternoon we offer up "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine.  Today we're talking about the Iowa State Fair, a "quirky" play going on in Indianola called "Title of Show"...think wine. The Iowa Barnstormers are in action this weekend. On Friday evening it's Architecture on the Move in downtown Des Moines. Yes we chat it up about the Downtown Farmers Market. Next week you can go to Indianola (again) for Tomahawks and Atlatls (we had to look that up). Zoo Brew happens at the Blank Park Zoo on Wednesday.  Also Bryce Vine is at the Val Air Ballroom for his "I Miss You A Little" tour. And on Thursday you MUST go to the Valley Junction Farmers Market to hear Stark Raving Madge and we tell you why.  Get out and have some fun already!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 16 July 2021

It's the end of yet another work-week (at least for some...right?) and what a Friday it's turned out to be. One would think with some great retail sales numbers Wall Street would have had a party. One would...think. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nobody seems to be buying "temporary";
  • A deeper dive into the Consumer Confidence numbers;
  • it's a "used car frenzy";
  • American Airlines is betting you want to travel;
  • This company wants to hire 50,000 workers in 60 days;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget semiconductors we've got another chip issue!

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we get our "Friday Fun Face" on and talk about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next. To enjoy that, just click here!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday, after we cover the business news headlines, it's time to welcome Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. He's in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  And, even if you don't live here you might enjoy the conversation. Always...light.  At least we think so.  Today we're talking about the architecture walk,  sports, music, opera in Indianola (who knew...right?), music at Adventureland, Rendezvous on Riverview, the Des Moines Playhouse, Zoo Brew, Farmer's markets and so much more. Have some fun already!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Democracy on Tap with J.D. Scholten

Late last evening we were able to catch up with J.D. Scholten in one of many stops he's made with Democracy on Tap a voting rights effort from the New Iowa Project. The event, held at a local brewpub (like all the stops), is designed to get voting activists involved following the recent purge of voters from the rolls as well as a long list of "voter suppression" legislation recently passed by the Iowa Legislature. You might be wondering why we covered this event...because our focus is on business. Well, there is a very real business impact...click through to learn more. 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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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