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The Business News Headlines 3 May 2019

Hey...yeah...it's Friday so only TWO more working days until Monday...right?  It's the Business News Hour for the 3rd day of May...thanks for coming by. Today:

  • All the boo-hah over the jobs report hides an issue;
  • The markets had a great day;
  • Let's talk wages;
  • Burger King and Mental Health;
  • Jeff Bezos about to make Mo Money from...
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories PLUS, because it is FRIDAY, we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine with us to chat it up about"Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, sports, food, fun and silliness just a click away. Here is that link. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 29 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour and we've got lots to share with you this afternoon. Get started with:

  • The Ford Motor Company reclaims the number two spot for automakers;
  • Move over AirBnB a big chain is after you;
  • Google parent company struggled today;
  • Did you hear somebody has hacked the McDonald's App...it's a mess;
  • What happened on Wall Street and what to look for this week.

Also today was the Annual Workers' Memorial Day. A day set aside by the AFL/CIO to remember workers who died on the job over the past year. We were there at the emotional event and have a report with Mark Cooper from the South-Central Iowa AFL/CIO and Holly Sagar with a personal reflection on the day. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer in to chat about some upcoming networking and business education events happening this week. Click here for that!

Thanks for listening! 

The Worker’s Memorial Day Event

It was a somber morning at the Iowa State capital in Des Moines as families and friends, co-workers and dignitaries gathered to mark yet another Workers' Memorial Day. Twenty-six Iowans left for work and didn't return last year. Inside you'll hear from Mark Cooper the president of the South-Central Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO and event organizer Holly Sagar who has a very personal connection with the Memorial. Click ahead for more.

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 25 April 2019

Thank you for coming by again today...we've got plenty to unpack on this edition of the Business News Hour starting out with:

  • Vacation Plans? Many Americans are skipping it this year;
  • 3M played a major role in what happened to the Dow;
  • GM is (sort of) adding 400 jobs;
  • The "Store of the Future" lasted six months;
  • Amazon reported earnings today after the bell;
  • So too did Starbucks;
  • The big next job isn't "plastics" but in another hot job market;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Then we get to go Out to Lunch with Ro Crosbie the founder, President and CEO of Tero International. But, before we order lunch we've got to do Quick Bites, three questions we ask each of our Out to Lunch guests. Listen here

We wrap up the day talking business over lunch with Ro and you get to listen in. We're at the Range Grill + Golf for some great business stories, a peek at the future of Tero International and a couple of laughs. Click through and go Out to Lunch with us...you can hear that segment here. 

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2019

It's a big week for earnings reports and we'll detail the data for you. Welcome to the Business News Hour here are the stories that are just a click away:

  • It's "wait & see" on Wall Street;
  • A sluggish start to the home buying season;
  • A Tesla Model S...explodes;
  • Apple Pay and JC Penny;
  • Two stories about the automobile market
  • ACLU of Iowa files suit against Ag-Gag 2.0
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Debbie Sears of Sears Insurance but...we're not talking about insurance we're talking hunger in Iowa and the event she "cooked up" that brings some of the top chefs together to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa. It's called Another Plate at the Table. Learn how she has turned tragedy to action. Click here for that story.

Also, because it's Monday, Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business networking and education events in the DSMUSA Metro. Here is that conversation.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2019

No markets today due to the Good Friday holiday but we've still got some numbers for you. That and a couple of hot business news stories. And, we go Out to Lunch with the Executive Director of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, Haley Anderson and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with stuff to do...but first the business news:

  • Global stocks did what today;
  • The Samsung foldable phone...breaking;
  • Guns and people - 20 years after Columbine;
  • Whitewashing slavery;
  • New home construction slips in March.

Those stories and our Quick Bites time with Haley Anderson (Three questions) and Out to Lunch segment with Haley Anderson is right here.

Finally, Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. You can find that here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 18 April 2019

Due to Good Friday today is the final trading day on Wall Street and we've got the numbers and why coming up on this Thursday edition of the Business News Hour:

  • Positive earnings push the markets;
  • Former Sears CEO is being sued;
  • A beer story;
  • A "smokes" story;
  • Trailer park owners in Iowa about to get sent a notice;
  • What happened on Wall Street & Why.

Those stories and a hyper-local piece about affordable housing. This is something we stumbled onto early this week and it has to do with the Merle Hale Mall and that re-imagine effort, Anawim Housing an affordable housing non-profit and the City of Urbandale. To hear that...just click here

Thanks for listening.

The Affordable Housing Battle in Urbandale, Iowa

Everybody talks about it. "It" is affordable housing. There is a direct link between communities being able to provide affordable living conditions and economic development. And, there is a big impact that affordable housing has on filling jobs. With over 17,000 open positions in the Greater Des Moines Metro it's something that really matters. Affordable housing is on the short list of the goals espoused by the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as one of the communities in this story. It's a story I stumbled on early this week and it has to do with the Merle Hay Mall, Anawim Housing and the City of Urbandale.  Let's get started.... 

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 16 April 2019

Today the markets were up...a bit...but they were up. That story and more today in the Tuesday, April 16th Edition of the Business News Hour:

  • The Health Care Industry slams Medicare for All;
  • We know where you can get a great paying job;
  • Netflix grows even with rising rates;
  • This week yet another Facebook scandal;
  • Then there were twenty-one - A convenience store story;
  • Iowa ice cream headed to New York;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

2020 presidential hopeful Secretary Julian Castro was in Iowa and we caught up with him in what we're calling Ten Minutes with Julian Castro. Click here to listen.

What happens when you get a Mom who really wants to do something for education? You start something really different. Meet Kristyn Arnold from ANAWIM Housing who has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools for a very different kind of fund raiser. Imagine a fund raiser where you don't have to spend any money but just...show up! Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by!

2020 Presidential Hopeful Secretary Julian Castro

We all know that Iowa is "ground zero" when it comes to the 2020 Presidential Election and this week former San Antonio Mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in Iowa for another swing through the state. We caught up with him following a standing room only event sponsored by the Iowa Asian-Latino Coalition in Des Moines. Ten Minutes with Julian Castro: 

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.