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Stuff to DO with Cityview Christmas Eve Edition

Yes, we're on it even on Christmas Eve. Here Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things going on mostly next week. But there are still light shows to see tonight and then some Iowa Wild Hockey next week. Some Drake games some trivia and the Bucs hit the ice as well. It's Friday Fun even on Christmas Eve. Enjoy and have a great Christmas. 

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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 in the DSM Metro with Jeff Pitts of Cityview

Welcome to the weekend! And, just like we do at the end of each business week our friend Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Even if you don't live close you'll get a "flavor" of the lifestyle events going down this weekend into next week. Like the East Village Promenade the Nutcracker ballet, Jordan Smith over in Pella, The Tall Grass Theater, "Geezers" in Ankeny, a bunch of basketball, the Iowa Stars take on Milwaukee, Lights, Trivia and a John Walters book signing at Beaverdale Books....whew!

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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 and a Bitcoin Machine…with Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine comes in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro but today...we spend some time talking about his fascination with a "Bitcoin Machine". "Hey, you just plug it in and it spits out money..." Clearly I'm not buying it (and neither is his Bride) but it makes for a fun listen. Then we get into sports, music, plays a little Big Ten conversation about the football game and more. Hey, it's Friday...have some fun already! 

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 17 November 2021

As we steam toward the weekend the buzz is all about inflation. From fuel to toys and that made for a rough day on Wall Street.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Court documents say Zillow...misled;
  • Stocks faltered and the Visa story;
  • Gasoline and President Biden and the FTC;
  • Empty shelves and Thanksgiving...don't panic;
  • The Dubai air show is a big deal for aviation;
  • Are inflation worries...over inflated?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A stunning number of overdose deaths rock the U.S.

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 November 2021

Early in the day nerves were a bit frayed as investors waited for the Fed to report from its two day meeting.  In the end...Wall Street hit more records.  Also, stick around for the interview with entrepreneur Basel Nassar from Boss Dog Brand...it's a great story about marketing and relationships for this growing pet food and product company based in Washington State.  But, first the news:

  • What moved Wall Street today;
  • Jeff Bezos buys part of an island;
  • Workers and a manager walk out...and what that means;
  • Roku has a problem going into the holiday season;
  • Truckers sitting idle rack up years of "wait time";
  • Thousands of counterfeit items on the Internet;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, is it a "workers economy" as some suggest?

Those stories plus you'll meet Basel Nassar the founder behind Boss Dog and Boss Cat food, treats and gear. You'll learn about how this entrepreneur leveraged his Greek Yogurt business to create Boss Nation Brands. It's a great conversation and you can hear 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 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.

 

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