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The Business News Headlines & More 19 July 2019

We're rolling through a Friday and the markets reacted positively to some news from Microsoft. To check on the numbers follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour for regular updates. Today we've got these interesting business stories for you:

  • JCPenney trying to buy time...but for...what;
  • China losing manufacturing factories but to where;
  • Divorce rates for folks over 50 are skyrocketing;
  • The impact on men and women who get a "Grey Divorce";
  • Is your boss...spying on you?  Do you...know.

Those stories and because it's Friday we've got Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that wacky conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 18 July 2019

Is resurrection possible? Welcome to the Thursday, July 18th Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we'll look at that store about Toys R Us and more:

  • Netflix adds millions of subscribers but still disappoints;
  • Disney says it's all a stunt;
  • Did you download FaceApp? Maybe you shouldn't have;
  • The UBER "glitch" that has riders paying 100% more;
  • The IRS is changing Form 1040.

Those stories and a conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak who is currently barnstorming Iowa getting out his message. In Part One we'll introduce you to Admiral Sestak and cover his 30 years in the U.S. Navy and how that prepared him for congress and now president. To hear Part One click here.

Then, in Part Two I ask Admiral Sestak what happened in 2016 when so many working families deserted the Democratic Party in favor of Donald Trump. He then tell me what must be done to preserve working families moving forward. We also talk rural issues, aging issues and more. To hear that segment, click here

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 10 July 2019

And we're off! Early this morning, on the hope of a Fed rate cut, the Dow jumped by well over 100 points. By mid-day investors continued to be hopeful. Catch regular updates on the market condition on our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour. In other news today:

  • The NRA isn't "cooking" their books but...
  • Health Care and Technology;
  • Netflix under siege;
  • China - Manufacturing - Trade it's all back;
  • President Trump and his Social Media Summit;
  • American Airlines is having a lousy summer;
  • The Epi-Pen shortage and new...news.

Those stories and more along with some tax talk from our CPA friend Bruce Schmiedlin from Bruce Tax & CPA who says some tax preparers are simply tucking numbers in returns causing issues for small businesses and their owners. To listen to that conversation just click here

Thanks for listening.

 

The Business News Headlines & More 8 July 2019

Welcome back to a full week of work...for many of us the mid-week holiday put a kink in our productivity. But, hope you had a great time with family and friends. It was a rocky day on Wall Street to open the week as investors deal with the Fed and tech companies had a tough day.  In other headlines:

  • Employee unrest at Amazon continues;
  • So how strong are the ties to the Chinese military;
  • It's about profit says this bank...profit;
  • States are actually falling apart and we're not talking earthquakes;
  • Employees spending hundreds each month to avoid co-workers;
  • Got...gas?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com on social media, the big deal with curating stuff, retail trade and business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro this week. You can catch that right here! 

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. 

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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

Independence and Freedom…In Sudan

As the United States gets ready to celebrate Independence Day 2019 there are other people in other places that are not accorded the same freedoms we enjoy. Recently I came, quite by accident, on a demonstration being held on the west side of the Iowa Statehouse. Over 100 people where there to bring awareness to some dire issues in their home country of Sudan. What you'll hear are their words about what is going on and what they want the world to know.

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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 1 July 2019

Welcome to a new month and a holiday shortened work week for many of us. Today the markets started out with a bang...moderated a bit but by the bell the Dow was up 117 points to 26,717 the NASDAQ gained a whopping 84 points and the S&P 500 was up by over 22 points.  In other business news headlines:

  • Another daily newspaper shuttered today;
  • Millennials are following in their parents and grandparents footsteps;
  • What are the top five performing franchises in the U.S.
  • And, what five franchises are in trouble;
  • Wells Fargo and Principal Financial in the news;
  • Facing an industry turnover rate of 117% this chain does something different.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com as we talk about road diets, food diets, business blogging and even  some networking events in this short week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 28 June 2019

It's the business news headlines just before you slip off into the weekend. The markets pretty much are stable as all eyes are on the G-20 and the meeting of the U.S. and China presidents. In other business news headlines:

  • The Taco Bell Hotel...no, really;
  • More tax breaks on the way;
  • Warning labels on...Tweets;
  • Some Supreme Court news;
  • Consumer spending numbers...doing your part?
  • Water in a can;
  • Merger in health care on the way.

Those stories and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine. Only thing is...don't expect anything too serious here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

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A Conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

Iowa, it would seem, is the political crossroads as the nation heats up for the 2020 election cycle. While we don't often talk politics we do like to sit down with thought leaders as they visit our state. Here we talk wages, technology and the economy with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was kind enough to give us some time to talk about what he has learned in Iowa and what he believes we need to do to move our economy forward. 

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. 

The Business News Headlines and More 25 June 2019

Each day we bring you news and information that makes our business news calendar. Today we've got these stories for you as well as a Small Business Spotlight featuring Gerald Young from Young G's BBQ Sauce....and yeah...it's good stuff!

  • Trade, Trade, Trade and G-20;
  • Companies finding work-arounds to tariffs;
  • Oh Oh...the Insta-Pot;
  • Big drug deal to talk about and why it matters;
  • Home prices rebound and that is good and bad;
  • A scary story about the cost of long term care and why it matters.

Those stories plus our conversation with Gerald Young a veteran who says he wants to give back to a nation that has given him opportunities with his Young G's BBQ SauceTo hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines & More 24 June 2019

Welcome to Monday and the business news headlines for the 24th of June...thanks as always for being here and clicking through. Today we've got these stories and a click away for Laura Kinnard.

  • Along with everything else Midwestern Farmers face big hurdles;
  • Gaming is gambling you are into throwing $ at them;
  • The fast food world has a new star;
  • Fresh beef and McDonald's a good investment;
  • Legal issues between two big companies over a name;
  • Supreme Court and tariffs;
  • New issues with Iran;
  • Robots at Casey's?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about art as a business, the Des Moines Social Club (not to be confused with the Social Media Club of Des Moines...which we also talk about), the DSM Magazine event and networking for women. To hear all of that...click here.

Thanks for listening!