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The Business News Headlines 14 May 2021

The end of another business week and Wall Street had a day...but not enough to make it a positive week. Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to go hyper-local on you and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, the news:

  • The CDC and masks;
  • A union rips the CDC and fears for their workers;
  • Disney stock continues to fall but not Netflix;
  • In a surprise DoorDash does well;
  • GM and more EV news;
  • The oldest car company in the U.S. is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The troubling retail sales numbers.

As promised here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his list of Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...and, in one case, beyond. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 12 May 2021

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall Street;
  • Gasoline hording and rising prices;
  • Hertz accepted a buy-out and it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Rethinking "low skilled workers".

For the interview you'll meet Andrew Finn who goes by his stage name in the air guitar world as "The Flying Finn".  Andrew is an international star and he's in to chat it up about this amazing sport, ESPN and international competition. To listen in 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.

 

The Air Guitar World with The Flying Finn

Over the years we've interviewed hundreds of people from entrepreneurs and their startups to political folks and seasoned business people. This conversation is a...first. Here you will meet an international star from the world of air guitar competition. You read that correctly. Andrew Finn is "The Flying Finn"Andrew has been performing for 16 years and recently on the international stage in (of course) Finland! And, in case you think this is a "one off", ESPN is slated to showcase the world of air guitar competition this summer. Here is a link to a video from his competition in Finland.  I sat down with Andrew to learn more and it's quite the story.

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 we spend some time with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and go "hyper-local" talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. As usual Jeff does not disappoint.  On tap today:

  • Mother's Day (do NOT forget);
  • The Iowa Cubs;
  • The Iowa Wild (two games!);
  • The Pella Adventure;
  • Farmer's Market Talk;
  • At Wooly's it's George Ducas!
  • The Race Against Hunger in Norwalk;
  • The Renaissance Fair at Sleepy Hollow;
  • How many miles of bike trails?
  • TED Talks coming to DSM;
  • The AVID Speaker Series;
  • What is going on at Smash Park?

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.

Weekend Fun with Cityview Magazine

At the start of every weekend we get hyper-local with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  Here's what we've got for you this week:

Thanks for listening! 

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!

Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we get to mix it up on a hyper-local level with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine talking about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Look, no matter where you are from it will make for an interesting, and fun, diversion.  Plus you'll learn a bit more about our city.

Today we're talking about the Bucs Hockey as they take on a Sioux City team (we hate 'em) on Friday and Saturday. Girls Basketball Finals are going on. How about a "Stroll Under the Dome" and we ain't talking about the Capitol. The Iowa Deer Classic is this weekend but you won't be able to see anybody...listen as to why. The Des Moines Playhouse is in session. Theater Midwest is putting on a neat show "When the Messenger is...Hot!"  Yikes! Over at Noce it's a Linda Ronstadt night on Saturday. Iowa vs. Wisconsin (we hate 'em) is on Sunday. Boys Iowa Highschool Basketball next week. We'll talk a bit about CI Week and DMACC and a bit of trivia at Smash Park

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 23 December 2020

We talked about how this year, from the news side, is so different from past years. Usually by now we're relegated to doing "The Best Of" because the news cycle is so...calm. Not this year and he're what we've got for you today:

  • Too much ethanol and too much corn;
  • The Chairman of the SEC just quit;
  • American families to spend $1,000 on...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • While other retailers shutter this company is expanding.

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Expect NOTHING serious here just a couple of guys riffing about whatever.  But we do talk about the Animal Rescue League, The Veteran Coat Drive, free food from Quick Trip for kids, the Trick and Tree event at the Botanical Center and much more. Enjoy...laugh a little, you've earned it! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week I get to visit with Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Hey, it's Friday and we often go off the rails.  Today we'll visit about The Des Moines Art Center, Funerals, the Des Moines Bucs are moving to Wells Fargo Arena for some hockey tonight. Hey the Roller Skating Club is meeting...didn't know did you?  Some Iowa State Football is on this weekend.  A bunch of Halloween Events.  Have a listen!

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