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Lots of things are not happening but there are plenty of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this holiday weekend. Some communities are doing fireworks...think Urbandale and Waukee. There is a full day of fun at Living History Farms. Some Farmers Markets happening in West Des Moines and Beaverdale.  Here, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine shares a list of things happening this weekend into next week. And...this is BIG...the July Edition of Cityview is out. Pick up a copy.  Meanwhile enjoy this...have a laugh or two.  You deserve it! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines 29 June 2020

On Wall Street it was a complete reversal to what we saw on Friday.  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Stunning News - Half of Americans Out of Work;
  • Next up...the Cash Cliff;
  • Cake news from Costco - No, there's a point;
  • The world without an office...but will it last;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The end of the Master Bedroom.

Those stories plus Kathleen Riessen a speaker, author and business coach joins me to talk about the important stuff every successful business person pays attention to. We'll talk about her book "Joy in Uncertainty" and more. To hear that conversation, click here.  

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 7 May 2020

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 7th of May. Here's what we've go on tap for you today:

  • Caution to the wind or are investors just pumped;
  • On the retail front another department store files Chapter 11;
  • Meanwhile an Iowa based department chain will open tomorrow;
  • Malls are opening up but they are not being met by...shoppers;
  • Canned food is a big business so to is making the cans;
  • Pizza seems to be a hit during the pandemic;
  • We've got the Wall Street Report
  • And, WHAT? No more "free lunch" in Silicon Valley?

Those stories and an impactful conversation with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Internet Sales & Sales Tax with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson

While in Maricopa, Arizona for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Annual Conference and Trade Show we were able to sit down with Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. 

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Talking Radio and 40 Years Behind the Mic with Jeff Stein

The business of radio broadcasting has changed greatly yet the reason why we do what we do...has never been  more important. Here is a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein the Program and News Director for News Talk 1540 KXEL who began his Iowa radio broadcasting career 40 years ago in Marshalltown. We'll share some stories talk about the importance of the media, transparency issues and how we deliver the news using technology and digital access that continues to change. In addition Jeff will be presenting a gripping Iowa Almanac history seminar for the Ames Public Library and YOU can join the event on Tuesday the 28th starting at 7PM.  Here is my friend Jeff Stein... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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.

Thanks for coming by! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International