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The Business News Headlines 29 September 2021

Stick around after the news headlines for a conversation about refugees and immigrants with our guest Karri True-Funk from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.  But first the news:

  • Ultra luxury vehicles go all electric;
  • Dollar Tree announces a price shift;
  • Oil is back in the news;
  • Hey, it's National Coffee Day;
  • Then it's International Coffee Day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Pot in the office...no, it's a thing, really.

For the interview you'll meet Kerri True-Funk who is a Field Office Director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. This is some top-of-mind information as the U.S. gets ready to welcome thousands of Afghan refugees. We'll talk about what they do, how they find jobs and housing and how businesses can benefit by partnering with them.  You can hear all of that right...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 Business News Headlines 27 September 2021

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news:

  • Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues;
  • Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers;
  • The price of oil is headed up and why;
  • Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but;
  • A new economic report is out about our GDP;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Women leaders and "Office Housework".

Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...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 Business News Headlines 24 September 2021

It's the final Friday of the month of September...like where did that go?  Hey, right after the news headlines we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...hey, it's Friday!  In the news:

  • Shades of 2008 in...China;
  • Costco says destroy this product;
  • Remember Lay-a-Way. News from Walmart;
  • Customers are back but not fast food workers;
  • But it's not just food service...what FedEx said;
  • China and Cryptocurrency it's a big deal;
  • Credit card trouble over at AARP;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Let's do email etiquette 101 shall we?

Then it's Jeff  Pitts from Cityview Magazine as we get hyper-local and riff about a bunch of stuff happening this weekend and going into next week. To listen that that...just 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 Business News Headlines 3 August 2021

What a difference a day makes on Wall Street. Stocks rebounded today and I'll share those details in just a bit. Also, you can follow us on Twitter. Where? @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • That Senate Infrastructure Bill? Think safety;
  • Shipping issues that could impact the 2021 holiday season;
  • We know you want to know more about Bill & Melinda;
  • Juice, we're talkin' juice;
  • That Robinhood IPO...yikes;
  • Masks are back and we'll share where;
  • Another ammo story today;
  • Tough news...some beer is going away;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Returning renters are seeing higher...rents.

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 Business News Headlines 18 June 2021

For those of you celebrating today who are some federal and state workers, Happy Juneteenth. And, no the markets were not closed today but...they should have been considering what happened.  Also, because it's Friday stick around and listen to Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  But first:

  • A word snuck back onto Wall Street;
  • It's the Oat Milk War;
  • The great U.S. retreat from the ocean;
  • Workers, Cars and Pot;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Employers and Juneteenth.

Now click through and listen as Jeff and I riff about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro from art to sports to music the throwing skillets...no, really.  To listen, 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 Business News Headlines 4 June 2021

The end of another week and we're glad you're with us. Today some positive job numbers moved the markets. We'll have that and more  PLUS, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. It's our hyper-local story.  In other news:

  • The jobs report moved some numbers;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" sues two companies;
  • Who is worth more? Amazon or Google;
  • Rising prices is a good thing says this chain;
  • Tesla, Bitcoin, Facebook and President Trump;
  • Talking Thanksgiving with Walmart;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An Elon Musk Restaurant?

Also, like we said, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about stuff going on in the Metro. From plays to music to crawfish (yes...crawfish) he's got a list and you can hear it all here.

The Business News Headlines & Jeff Pitts 28 May 2021

It's the start of the Memorial Day Weekend...but we're still here with the latest business news headlines plus a fun look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • The Pandemic and CEO Pay;
  • The big story is...Inflation;
  • Summer Driving driving gas prices;
  • A bank called it quits...sort of;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Two Post Office stories...wow.

Then click through for Jeff Pitts who is in to talk it up about "Stuff to DO" here in Des Moines. From sports to music to yoga...hey it's the weekend!  To listen to that, click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine joins me to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Even if you're not in Central Iowa you can listen in to catch a "flavor" of the Metro.  Here's who we're talking about today:

  • The Iowa Cubs are in action;
  • The Water Park at Adventureland (burrr);
  • Some fighting going on at The Well;
  • Night Ranger, Skid Row & Great White;
  • The Iowa Barnstormers;
  • Ballet DSM and Max Wellman;
  • The Johnston Farmers Market;
  • The Downtown Farmers Market;
  • Get some Outdoor Yoga on;
  • Principal Charity Classic;
  • The Concert Series in Ames;
  • Zoo Brew and you know where;
  • The Clive Public Library Author Series.

Whew...

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.

 

 

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!

Usually we do this on Friday afternoon BUT because it was New Years Eve Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine is in to chat about some picks for this weekend and things to do into next week. Inside we'll chat about dancing on the pool table at a holiday party long ago (And, I said "News Girl"..ouch) Apples and ARL, Brenton Skating, football and basketball this weekend. Also the Des Moines Bucs face off against the Omaha Lancers (hate 'em) the Science Center and Sue, Living History Farm Dinners and snowmobiling at Big Creek. Have some fun already...  Have some fun already.

Thanks for listening! 

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