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The Business News 31 December 2019

Nope, we didn't take the day off nor did we go home early.  Crazy...right?  Here are the business news headlines for the final day of 2019 plus the top interviews of each month this past year. Enjoy!  

  • You won't believe how many job openings there are;
  • More Silicon Valley workers unionize;
  • Tax cuts and the Middle-Class...it's a joke;
  • Cable companies raising prices;
  • Robo-Calls and you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Self control people...self control.

Those stories plus...come back and we'll share our top business interviews of 2019.  Feel free to click on whatever you wish to hear that conversation:

Our top conversation from December is this with U.S. Senate Candidate for Iowa Mike Franken

In November folks really connected with Improving Presentation Skills with Maureen Berger of Tero International.

Our big interview from October featured Stephanie Preusch about affordable housing in Des Moines;

September this piece about Iowa a Low Wage State took top honors;

In August our Small Business Spotlight on A New Look Windows & Exteriors took top honors;

July saw Four Questions for Andrew Yang as the big draw;

Our friend Carlos Alvarez shined in June with his Twelve Tips - Speak Your Way to Success;

The number one interview for May was Tom Hudson and Guns, Laws & Responsibility;

Brad Anderson and Iowa AARP - Flexing their Muscle took top honors for April;

In March we introduced you to Peter Stockdale from The Audible Farm Podcast a big winner;

This February interview about Black Businesses and Black Friday was a monster hit with Abena Imhotep;

We started 2019 off with this January conversation about Velocity Economics with Dr. Chris Draper.

Of course this is just a tiny fraction of the many, many interviews we conducted in 2019. What we found interesting is that not only are the topics wide and varied we also know that huge numbers were reached because our subjects employed successful social media techniques to drive traffic to their story. It's a lesson for everyone.

Thanks for being with us this past year. We look forward to another record 2020.

Michael, Chap, Aaron, Hunter & James - The Crew of Insight on Business the News Hour

 

 

The Business News Headlines 30 December 2019

Back to work...like we really ever left...right?  It's the business news headlines for the final Monday of 2019. In the news today:

  • A new Federal Reserve study on tariffs says....
  • New shipping costs for stuff over 50 pounds;
  • More retail headaches coming in 2020;
  • New Tesla vehicles are out...all made in China;
  • Gas prices to go up soon and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Paw-Ternaty Leave" Paid.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard on this holiday shortened week with some business events. Laura from DM Biz Mixer can be heard right here.

Thanks for coming by. 

 

Meet Admiral Mike Franken - Part One - Running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa

While the Business News Hour focuses on economics and business we often have the opportunity to sit down with people seeking office to get their take on those two items. Here we'll introduce you to Admiral Mike Franken of Iowa who is running to become the Democratic Nominee for the United States Senate. Here we do the introduction and start into some policy issues. And, yes, there is a part two. 

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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Meet Admiral Mike Franken Candidate for U.S. Senate - Iowa - Part Two

Here is the second of our two-part conversation with Democratic Candidate for the United States Senate, Admiral Mike Franken. We sat down in a coffee shop in Iowa and talked policy. Enjoy!  This originally aired on News/Talk 1540 based in Eastern Iowa. 

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

 

The Business News 18 December 2019

It's the Mid-Week Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for coming by. You want to reach us on Twitter you can do that @IOB_NewsHour. In the news today:

  • Retailers are getting ready for Super Saturday;
  • Amazon is updating their return policy;
  • Oh, the pain of the "sloping toilet";
  • Lots of job creation but...no people and why;
  • Chances of being audited next year...are up;
  • The Wall Street Report in a word: "Sluggish";
  • Fast Food Workers get a gut punch.

Those stories plus a conversation with Brian Waller of the Technology Association of Iowa as we talk about that groups legislative priorities going into the 2020 legislative session. Technology is a big, very big, deal in Iowa and we'll talk about that here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 December 2019

If everybody was so excited about the U.S. China Trade Deal how come Wall Street...sighed? It's the business news headlines for Friday the 13th of December:

  • Meh on Wall Street;
  • Affordable housing on a cruse ship;
  • Russian Police and Business;
  • General Motors and pickups;
  • Strip Clubs and CEO's;
  • Apple and genetic testing;
  • The markets did what today;
  • Labor Unions and holiday food baskets;
  • Retail contracted in November.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to talk about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. It's Friday!  Have some fun already!  You can hear that...here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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! 

 

The Business News Headlines 11 December 2019

The Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 11th of December, and thanks for coming by. Today we've got:

  • Apple WAS the world's largest public company but, no more;
  • Home Depot and...Opioids?
  • The Cocaine Santa Controversy;
  • Pay Up - Prices are headed up on...;
  • The Time Person of the Year;
  • The Word of the Year.

Those stories plus constitutional law professor and partner in the firm Brann & Isaacson of Lewiston, Maine, George Isaacson joins me to talk about online sales tax and how it impacts sellers, different product, the more than 11,000 tax jurisdictions and the risk sellers have in getting any of this...wrong. To hear that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 5 December 2019

At a time when so many retail stores are closing one company bucks the trend. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 5th day of December...thanks for coming by! In the news:

  • The success of retail here may forecast economic trouble;
  • Russia and OPEC and Oil;
  • The biggest IPO...ever;
  • Obamacare and falling insurance costs...for some;
  • Wall Street today;
  • Child care and parents;
  • Hung-Over or really sick?

Also today, on this Throwback Thursday the great Small Business Spotlight we brought you over a year ago. You'll meet entrepreneur Chad Hitsman and EdgeTech a sharpening service that comes to your home or your restaurant. No more dull blades and just in time for Christmas Dinner...or a gift? Hear that story here.

Thanks, again, for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 3 December 2019

U.S. Trade Policy...it's sort of like playing a game of "Wack-a-Mole" you never know what is coming up from where. Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines. Today:

  • Trade Deal with China: On, Off, On, Off...yikes;
  • Sprint "over counts" and rakes in millions;
  • Google is in some legal troubles from employees;
  • See the Peloton ad this weekend? Company stock down 7%;
  • Wall Street had a rough day, we've got the numbers;
  • You may not get "fries with that" a potato story.

We have all experienced "Death by Power Point". Today Maureen Berger a trainer from Tero International is in to give you tips on how to make sure your next presentation is not only remembered but that you also drive home your objective all with out the dreaded death by Power Point. You can listen to that here.

Thanks for coming by!