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Making a Difference - Bridges of Iowa

Even though Bridges of Iowa is celebrating 20 years of assisting people in kicking drug and alcohol abuse too few people know what it is and how they work. Meet Patrick Coughlin the Executive Director of Bridges of Iowa. Here you'll learn about why the founder of Casey's General Stores, Don Lamberti, started the program and why he has continued to be a major factor in the work of Bridges. It is both an inspiring and, yes, sobering story. Click through to learn 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. 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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Business News Headlines 4 March 2020

It's the day after Super Tuesday and the markets reacted to the Joe Biden win and some positive economic/jobs news. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden wins big;
  • Starbucks cancelled an event;
  • President Trump gives airlines a pep-talk;
  • United Airlines cuts flights;
  • GM to take on Tesla;
  • Ikea recalls 800,000 pieces of furniture;
  • In iconic book publishing house is for sale;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pay people to move to your city...it works.

Those stories and a quick marketing tip about QR Codes and why we're seeing more of them.  To hear that fast three minutes click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 January 2020

It wasn't poor earnings and it wasn't the Impeachment Trial but a virus that turned the markets south. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 21st of January...thanks for being here:

  • China strikes again only this time with a disease;
  • Boeing stops production of the 737 Max;
  • Rural hospitals are in trouble and why;
  • A Target shopper tries to shame a clerk but it all backfires;
  • A burger chain files for Chapter 11 protection;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Want to live the "American Dream"? Head to Canada.

Those stories and a return visit from attorney George Isaacson who was with us by phone several months ago. I caught up with him in Maricopa Arizona during a speaking engagement to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association on the impact of sales tax collection by states, counties, cities and others and what that is doing to online retailers and what should be done about the issue.  I think you'll also find the history behind the Constitution very interesting. Listen here.

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Retail Online Sales Tax - A Nightmare for Sellers

Back in November we promised you a return conversation with attorney George Isaacson from Brann & Isaacson a law firm in Maine. Mr. Isaacson represents multi–channel marketers and electronic merchants throughout the United States in connection with state sales, use and income tax matters, as well as regulatory issues.  I sat down with George in Maricopa, Arizona where he was speaking to members of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association about the impact that 12,000 tax entities in the United States has on the economics of small and medium size companies. What he says will shock you and how to fix it may give those of you selling on the Internet some...hope. 

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 12 December 2019

It's the Late Edition of the Business News Headlines...don't ask. Today we got a glimmer of hope regarding the U.S. China trade war...but, we've been here before. That story and:

  • Saudi Aramco had another big day;
  • Boeing and the saga of the 737 Max;
  • Krispy Kreme & Nazis;
  • The people who are benefiting from the economy;
  • Hot real estate markets- not where you think;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Make a great living by starting out here.

Those stories plus a review of a conversation about student loan debt with Steve McCullough of Iowa Student Loan. We're airing this tonight because we figure lots of families will be getting together and this could be a topic of conversation. You can listen to that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

 

Meet Michael Bornstein - A Young Survivor of Auschwitz

Recently authors Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat made several stops in Iowa speaking to adults and children about their book, "Survivors Club - The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz". After one of the events organized by the Iowa Jewish Historical Society I had the opportunity to sit down with them and talk about the story, Michael's ties to Iowa, the emotion Debbie brings to the presentation and how this story is being used as a teaching tool in schools across the country. 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 16 September 2019

The markets opened down today and stayed that way. The big story is oil and the price of oil and if...if a spike in fuel prices could tank the economy. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Fear as oil prices surge. Is the economy that fragile?
  • The United Auto Workers strike General Motors and why;
  • Regulators are looking at Big Tech and this Amazon story might be why;
  • Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy...told ya;

Those stories and a special report about authors Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat and their book, "Survivors Club - The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz". Both moving and hopeful and with an Iowa angle. More about the book here

Those stories and Laura Kinnard joins me to chat it up about business events this week and next here in the Greater Des Moines Metro. You can hear that conversation...here

The Business News and More 3 July 2019

The stock market closed early today ahead of the Independence Day Holiday and the Dow closed at a record up 179 points to close at 26,9866. Today you'll hear these stories plus a story about a different nation and their call for freedom and independence. Here's what's on tap:

  • This automaker sold only 933 cars in the U.S....why?
  • Thoughts about Lee Iacocca;
  • Tesla delivers;
  • You know that flag outfit you'll be wearing...it's illegal;
  • Candy bars are getting...green.

Those stories plus an on-the-spot interview with a group of women from Sudan who were calling attention to the plight of their home nation. You'll hear several voices talk about the brutality there and their desire to let people know of their call for freedom. To hear that, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines and More 12 June 2019

We've got the business news headlines for you and they are just a click away. Today you'll learn more about these stories and we go Out to Lunch with political organizer Pete D'Alessandro. Here's what's on tap today: 

  • The stuff you buy isn't going up in price;
  • Good news for drivers;
  • Two retail stories (Walmart & Kohls);
  • Why a company is scraping the launch of it's new laptop;
  • Wait! Amazon DIDN'T succeed at something?
  • How about a "submarine car";
  • Reverse mortagages are coming back to haunt;
  • The employees that don't want a raise.

Those stories and Quick Bites with our Out to Lunch Guest Pete D'Alessandro. Three questions we ask each of our guests. It will help you get to know our thought leader and political organizer. To hear Quick Bites click here. 

Then we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish with Pete and talk politics. Chicago politics, Illinois politics, unions, Iowa politics, and something called "Democratic Socialism" that Pete says scares the hell out of folks until they realize how many things are already working for them that comes from Democratic Socialism. To hear that conversation, over lunch, click here.. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines and More 11 June 2019

Each day we bring you the business news headlines on your time. Today we've got a bunch of interesting stories. Let's go!

  • The Dow opened higher but will it last;
  • The most valuable brand in the world is...
  • Stuff you didn't know: Shutterfly sold;
  • Will they stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger;
  • Iconic products, you know, that are no longer made in the U.S.A.;
  • Might want to wait to fill up;
  • President Trump Tweets more attacks;
  • Did you "smile" for the candid camera?

Those stories and a conversation with the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer. He is all about sharing with businesses owners and managers that thinking like an entrepreneur will pay big dividends. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening!