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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 26 December 2019

Back from the holiday and the stock market continued its winning ways today. That is part of what we've got to share with you. In other business news:

  • Consumers spent loads this holiday season;
  • Yet another reason to part with some of your cash;
  • Workers in half of U.S. states to get a raise;
  • Shoppers tell Target to ditch the plastic;
  • The Santa Session is happening on Wall Street;
  • Got sloppy co-workers? A researcher says there are two reasons for that.

Those stories plus a two part interview with Admiral Mike Franken who is running to represent the Democrats in the November 2020 election and become the new junior U.S. Senator from Iowa. Here is Part One of that conversation.

And, here is part two of my interview with Mike Franken.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines & More 24 September 2019

If it's not China it's consumers, if it's not consumers it's impeachment. The markets whipsawed today by worries that President Trump may not survive a congressional inquiry. The Dow lost 142 points to 26,807 the Nasdaq was off by 118 points and the S&P 500 down by 25 points. Wall Street had issues today.  Also in the news:

  • Consumers are not as jolly about the economy;
  • The thing you don't know about is called the REPO Market;
  • The new "Wealth Tax" from Sen. Bernie Sanders;
  • Big Pharma fights against lower prices;
  • A beer IPO may be a really, really big deal.

Those stories and our guest for The Interview is Matt Kiernan from CLE Productions. We'll talk about the magic they make for events plus you'll be invited to a CLE Production Talks featuring international planned events thought leader Professor Joe Goldblatt. You can listen in to all of that here

The Business News Headlines & More 6 September 2019

It's Friday...man did that come up fast this week. It's the business news headlines and we start off with the jobs report and the impact on Wall Street and...you:

  • The Jobs Report and Wages;
  • Six ways to save money...and food;
  • Facebook in trouble...again;
  • Too much coffee? Not in Chicago;
  • September = iPhones;
  • Skills and your career...lots of folks say they don't have 'em.

Those stories and more along with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Look, we spend every day on serious stuff...at least once a week we'll share some fun stuff...and stories from "brick-banging" to learning to be a director with some jousting thrown in for flavor.  Here you go! 

The Business News Headlines & More 27 August 2019

The stock market was set to open lower this morning but...SURPRISE at the open the Dow jumped up by over 100 points. Only to edge lower at mid-day. Why?  That reason is in the newscast today. Also:

  • The 401k lawsuits are mounting we share why;
  • Johnson & Johnson must pay Oklahoma $572 million but the stock goes up;
  • China says, "Hey, nobody called!" And that is part of the problem;
  • China and Costco...we think it's a hit;
  • Boeing and Russia...think lawsuit;
  • Seeking nominations in Iowa.

Those stories and more today along with a look back at a conversation I had with California Congressman Ro Khanna who was instrumental in bringing high technology to Rural Iowa. That space in Jefferson will open to the public on September 7th. We thought it important to go back to last year and this conversation with the Congressman. Here is that conversation. 

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 & More 11 July 2019

Today the Dow topped 27,000 for the first time in history. What happened and why?  We'll share that story plus offer you the news on these issues:

  • The White House abandoned plans for more affordable drugs;
  • Bad news for many women...think Charming Charlies;
  • Dollar General wants to lure better heeled customers;
  • An American manufacturer sees profits in trouble and we'll share why;
  • Hate Robo-Calls? AT&T says come see us.

Those stories plus Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa will share with you their plan to bring 20 presidential candidates to five Iowa cities in six days to talk about the important issues facing the over 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa. It's a big, really big, deal. To listen to that conversation click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

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 9 July 2019

The Dow opened more than 100 points down this morning as investors fret about the Fed Chair address tomorrow. It's all about the interest rates. Also today:

  • Mixing Business & Politics - Not a Good Idea;
  • Virgin Galactic to g public;
  • Another multi-billion dollar acquisition;
  • Twitter and President Trump;
  • Drug prices and transparency;
  • Biggest threat to the global economy is...
  • Airport money.

Those stories plus Four Questions for former Maryland Congressman and current presidential candidate John Delaney as we talk about his stand on health care, voting rights, education and getting financing to minority communities. You can hear that conversation 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines and Gov. Jay Inslee

Welcome back to Insight on Business the News Hour for Tuesday the 4th of June. Thanks for coming by. Today in the business news headlines ahead of our conversation with 2020 presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA):

  • Trade tensions dissipate and tech rallies;
  • Tesla gets $ from who???
  • CVS expanding even more into the health care arena;
  • Imagine an airplane where the seats are in the wings;
  • How much must you make in a year to be...rich?
  • New toys for millennials seeking comfort in the past.

Those stories and a conversation with Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) as he makes his case for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 elections. While you may have heard of Gov. Inslee and his stand on climate change we didn't start there but on the surprising economics of Washington State. Here is that story. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 16 May 2019

Hey, thanks everybody for clicking through today for the business news headlines. On tap today:

  • Another positive day on Wall Street;
  • Walmart, Prices & Tariffs;
  • Supermarket bill going up...ahh...yep;
  • Pinterest Stock slipped big time after the bell;
  • Vermeer is looking for about $6 million is state assistance
  • 5G is here but only in limited areas.

Those stories and our friend Beau Fodor from Panache is back with us to announce the third season of his amazing Field to Table Dinners. The first dinner is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd and in this conversation you'll learn more about Beau, his business and these amazing dinners. Click here for that interview

The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening!