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The Business News Headlines 20 February 2020

It was a wild day on Wall Street as traders decided to take some profits.  Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  Today:

  • Pizza is good so is the marketing and innovation;
  • General Mills and the $13 box of cereal;
  • Morgan Stanley is in a buying mode;
  • Nissan has a deal for you...sort of;
  • Mayor Pete and the American Dream;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Lingerie isn't what it used to be.

Those stories PLUS a conversation about the skills required to be a top sales person.  My guest is  Kyle Hopkins a Tero International Trainer who says the world of sales has transformed from product knowledge to having the ability to communicate and respond to a customers real needs.  You can listen here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Cal Woods for U.S. Senate - Iowa - Part One

In this opening segment you'll meet candidate Cal Woods and learn about his decision to run for the United States Senate. We'll talk about his time as a newscaster and now an entrepreneur. His travels and what he wants to accomplish for all of Iowa. You can learn more about Cal by going to his website

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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Cal Woods for U.S. Senate - Iowa - Part Two

In this, the second part of my conversation with Cal Woods, we talk about several major issues that are being talked about here in the Hawkeye State. From health care to jobs to infrastructure Cal shares his insight. Now that you've heard Part One and Part Two visit his website for 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

The Business News Headlines 10 February 2020

Wall Street rebounded from the sell off on Friday as investors looked beyond several key concerns. It's the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Today:

  • The Trump Budget and pesky numbers;
  • Yes we're still concerned about the coronavirus;
  • Foam cups are fighting for their lives;
  • Wall Street came back with tech leading;
  • What? Amazon vs. Trump...it's a story;
  • The Oscars broke two records last night.

Those stories plus....Each Monday Laura Kinnard, the author of DMBizMixer.com, and I chat it up about business events going on this week in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro and...there are plenty. From networking to publishing parties to branding talk to diversity to chamber talk, to celebrating advertising we've got a full week.  Pick one or two and then...GO! And, if you want us to chat it up about your event just use #DMBizEvents on Social Media and Laura will pick it up. Listen to this week's lineup here. 

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 7 February 2020

Somebody on Wall Street seemed to wake up today. Investors have been in La-La Land as they have ignored the coronavirus outbreak. Today, that changed.  It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines:

  • They got the memo...finally;
  • Burberry says the virus is hurting business big time;
  • Heard of "Flight Shaming"?
  • Ford shakes up it's leadership team and why;
  • The American Affordability Crisis;
  • Google Maps makes changes.

Those stories PLUS it is FRIDAY and we've got 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.  Let the weekend begin! Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 6 February 2020

Three things moved the markets higher today: China, Earnings and the Economics of the U.S.A. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Cue Billy Joel - We've got the top 10 states where people are "Movin' Out";
  • A Blue Collar Boom?  Really?  We looked;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Need a job? Amazon needs 15,000 workers;
  • Those "job hopping kids"!  Not so fast.

Those stories plus a new media story: Well known for her work covering politics in Iowa for the Des Moines Register Kathie Obradovich has moved on to a new challenge. Kathie is now the Editor-in-Chief for the new Iowa Capital Dispatch which carries the tagline: "Community Journalism for Democracy". Here we talk about that transition, where this idea started, who is in play and how fast it's spreading. Plus we'll chat a bit about Iowa politics and why transparency is so important in these days when trust is such a factor. Here is that interview.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 31 January 2020

This just in as the markets closed: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared a public health emergency over the new coronavirus Friday. Starting Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, all passengers on flights to the United States who have been in Hubei province in China in the last 14 days will be subject to up to 14 days of quarantine.

Now we can be worried...in other news today:

  • Two major U.S. corporations worry about the global economy;
  • The 10 "Most Hated" companies in the U.S.
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Big day for the U.K.

Those stories and some lighter moments: Put away your cares and woes...turn that frown upside down...it's time for "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Yes, we laugh, giggle a bit and share Jeff's top picks of places to go. You can listen here! 

Thanks for listening. 

THe business News Headlines 30 January 2020

It was quite the day on Wall Street as investors continued to pay attention to the deadly coronavirus but then...a break through:

  • Facebook stock lost $50 billion;
  • President Trump and job promises;
  • Retail takes yet another hit;
  • Levi Strauss closes stores in China;
  • Amazon and holiday sales numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from home a bigger deal;
  • Fast food labor shortages...fix it by....

Those stories plus some thoughts on business and being truthful.What a timely topic from our friends at Tero International: Here Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer at Tero dives into honesty, reputation management, business transparency and much more. And how timely is this?  Just this week CNN issued a story about a major study about honesty in business and in our personal lives. Click through to listen.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 22 January 2020

It's been a day of impeachment hearings and concerns over a new virus imported from China. In fact, China figures in several of our stories today:

  • Not going to give up plastic says Coca-Cola;
  • Yet another retail chain closing stores;
  • Did the FAA do a "sweetheart" deal for Southwest;
  • The fallout from two years of a trade war coming home to roost;
  • Vaccine stocks were up...think China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Worst City - Best City to grow up in the U.S. and why.

Those stories plus a riveting conversation about cannabis production in the United States. You'll meet John Haas from Phoenix, Arizona who tells me it's worse than the wild west when it comes to nearly everything concerning the growing of cannabis...and he's a grower.  You can catch that here.

Thanks for coming by! 

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! 

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