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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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's Friday and with me, this time in studio, is Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine.  We're chatting it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  He's got quite a list from a parade to Art Week to the Bevington Bluegrass Festival, a band at Adventureland, Juneteenth in Des Moines and a bunch more all the way into next week.  Plus a shout out to Get Off My Lawn...you'll have 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 and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine joins me to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Even if you're not in Central Iowa you can listen in to catch a "flavor" of the Metro.  Here's who we're talking about today:

  • The Iowa Cubs are in action;
  • The Water Park at Adventureland (burrr);
  • Some fighting going on at The Well;
  • Night Ranger, Skid Row & Great White;
  • The Iowa Barnstormers;
  • Ballet DSM and Max Wellman;
  • The Johnston Farmers Market;
  • The Downtown Farmers Market;
  • Get some Outdoor Yoga on;
  • Principal Charity Classic;
  • The Concert Series in Ames;
  • Zoo Brew and you know where;
  • The Clive Public Library Author Series.

Whew...

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

If you're looking for hard news in this segment better move on....why? Because it's Friday the day when we get hyper-local and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click through to listen to us go off track several times, you can catch our "technical difficulty" that we left in and more.

Stuff to talk about The Lorax, Tattoos, Drake Observatory, The Velvet Rabbit, Farmers Market x 3, Covered Bridges and Wine, The Rodeo, Kites in Johnston, May Day, Planting Trees, Tulips in Pella and the Historic Valley Junction.  Go! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Welcome to Friday the day where we chuck the heavy business news and spend some time riffing about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  Plus you can always count on the "side-chatter" that keeps you entertained and, maybe, thinking. Here's Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview and his list!

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 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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.

 

It’s Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday as we slide into the weekend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And it's sort of an anniversary for us. In March Jeff celebrated four years doing this gig with me.  Pretty neat.  Here, along with some side-chatter, is what we've got for you:

Learn more by heading to Cityview Magazine!

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