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The Business News Headlines 24 December 2019

Christmas Eve and yep, we're working the business news stories of the day. A programming note we'll be absent tomorrow (markets are closed) however if you watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour you'll get to hear some of our most requested interviews of the past year.  On tap for today:

  • Why do retail stores play music and who picks it out?
  • Boeing employees may have had worries about the Max 737;
  • Stocks closed mixed today;
  • A Nike shoe sells out, in North America, in two hours.

Those stories plus a conversation with Dr. Dan McGehee from the Public Policy Center of the University of Iowa. He oversees safety and vehicles. We'll be talking about automatic functions that are here and some that are coming and the difference between "automatic" and "autonomous".  Click here to listen! 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 23 December 2019

It's Christmas Eve...Eve and we've not only got the business news headlines but also a look at some fun stuff for business events in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro and a look at some friends in Detroit. On tap:

  • Super Saturday was really...SUPER for Retail;
  • China trying to boost it's economy cuts tariffs;
  • Boeing CEO out and the stock...up;
  • The slow railway in Europe that is winning;
  • Retail took a big hit this year. More to come?
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The U.S. sides with Germany about Roundup.

Also today, because of the holiday Laura Kinnard is in to chat it up about some things going on in the Des Moines Metro tonight and into later in the week. Think...Festivus and more. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News and More 16 October 2019

Yesterday everybody was excited about earnings reports...today...not so much. We've got a full boat for you let's get started:

  • Yesterday was a memory as retail sales numbers sank Wall Street;
  • The United Auto Workers and General Motors...a settlement?
  • Need new tires before winter? We've got a tip;
  • Airlines are fretting over the return of the Boeing Max 737;
  • The ghost of 2016 comes back to haunt Wells Fargo;
  • Big meat is falling in love with...no meat.

Those stories plus my two-part interview with Des Moines mayoral candidate former Sen. Jack Hatch. In Part One we'll review who Jack is and why he is running. He'll talk about water, Des Moines, education and "forgotten neighborhoods". Here is Part One

Then in Part Two we'll talk about something nobody seems to want to discuss and that is the crushing poverty just outside of downtown. He's got some ideas and we were eager to listen. Plus, and yes, we'll talk about potholes.  Here is Part Two with Jack Hatch.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 2 October 2019

Yesterday it was manufacturing numbers that sent the markets down...today the employment numbers did the same. Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 2nd of October.  Today:

  • The markets tanked and why;
  • The U.S. has a "hiring" problem;
  • High prices got you down? There is Zulily ya know;
  • What's new for cars? The 7 year loan;
  • Automakers see trouble ahead;
  • Why not spend $ on your current workforce...no, really.

Those stories and more along with this conversation with Kari Carney and Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa. I know...right?  You'll hear about the work they do and why it's becoming even more important as we look to the future of climate change. Listen here. 

Meet 1,000 Friends of Iowa

You are forgiven if you're not familiar with 1,000 Friends of Iowa...after all they have only been around for a couple of decades.  I know...right? Originally formed as the Rural-Urban Stewardship Project the group changed their name and became a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in 1998. Here Kari Carney the groups Executive Director and Julia McGuire share with you...and me...the reason 1,000 Friends of Iowa is more important today than ever. We'll also talk about the 18th Annual Best Development Awards and how YOU can get involved and nominate a deserving project. 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 28 August 2019

All signs pointed to a lower open on Wall Street and the Dow did sink early in the day but rebounded as energy stocks took over. That store and more like these wait for you a click away:

  • The Inverted Yield Curve means...what?
  • Retail isn't, they say, in major trouble;
  • Hudson's Bay is selling Lord & Taylor;
  • Facebook and Political Advertising;
  • Great Britain to shutter Parlament. No, not kidding.

Those stories and more along with this TWO part conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne who represents Iowa's Third Congressional District. In Part One we talk about some of the accomplishments going on in Washington D.C. even as people say "nothing is happening". That and more in this first part.

In Part Two of our conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne we talk about jobs, agriculture and more about health care, education...older Iowans and caregiving. Here is Part Two.

Congresswoman Cindy Axne - Part Two

Frankly there was so much to talk about with Congresswoman Cindy Axne that it took two segments. Here we continue our discussion about her efforts in Washington D.C., jobs, roads, broadband and a host of issues important, not only to Iowa's Third Congressional District but the entire nation. Enjoy Part Two.

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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National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines and More 14 June 2019

You would think that a strong retail report would move Wall Street into the green today...you would...think. It's the business news headlines for Flag Day here in the U.S. and here are the stories inside:

  • Retail Sales vs. Global Tension - And the winner is;
  • Bayer buys trouble with Roundup now spending plenty;
  • Just how much do we love our pets?
  • 600 companies say, "Enough already!";
  • Foldable phones...just don't get it;
  • Dad taking time off? Don't bet on it;
  • Big meat goes...meatless.

Those stories plus our Friday Fun Day exchange with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Join us as we riff about a bunch of things from movies to sports to music and more... To listen to that, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 29 May 2019

Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 29th day of May...where has this month gone? We've got a quick programing note...we're trying something a bit different and putting this up well before 5pm Central. Why? We noticed that getting the news headlines in advance of the end of the day seems to be the right thing to do. So...we're going to try this for a bit.  Meanwhile today:

  • That "Trade War Thingy" just got more interesting;
  • The markets take a bath on worry;
  • IHOP pulling our leg...again?
  • That Galaxy Fold the wait ain't over;
  • Lordstown, Ohio back in the news;
  • So, you're "optimistic" about the economy...is that a good thing?
  • Putting ear plugs on smart speakers;
  • And the favorite airline is....

Those stories plus we go Out to Lunch with our guest Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa. But before we settle in to order we always do "Quick Bites" three questions for our guest. Let's see how Brad does: To hear that segment click here. 

Out to Lunch is a weekly segment where I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch and you get to listen in on our business conversation. Click through to learn more about Brad, his passion about public service, the new programs being rolled out and how they will impact every family...not just AARP members. Enjoy. To listen in click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 May 2019

The business news headlines on the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Here's what we have in stock for you today:

  • Another retail chain says goodbye;
  • Over 120 companies send a letter to President Trump saying "Stop!";
  • A new study says Millennial's may never be economically secure;
  • Heard of "Dot Amazon"?
  • Google and China have 90 days in a reversal from Washington;
  • Local business, the environment and agriculture...again.

Those stories and in for The Interview is Emily Wyatt from the Des Moines Area Religious Council talking about food insecurity, their mission and an event happening this week.  To hear that, just click here

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