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The Business News Headlines 20 May 2019

Welcome to the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today we've got to ask about the games you may have downloaded:

  • Kill a journalist;
  • Tech stocks tank the market today;
  • Small business gives the economy a green light...sort of;
  • Fast food doing some interesting things to recruit and retain;
  • Ford laying off thousands of workers.

Those stories and through the magic of radio we've got Laura Kinnard joining us from Des Moines, Iowa to chat it up about business networking and education in DSMUSA this week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening~

Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we welcome Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com to our studio to talk a bit about business networking and educational opportunities. By the magic of broadcasting I'm on vacation and Laura is back in Des Moines. See how this works?  Click through 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 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 17 May 2019

It's the day before we head off on assignment in Florida so we're early with the business news headlines. Just a click away:

  • Consumers seem to be rocking the economy;
  • John Deere stock skids think trade war;
  • Walmart to get a new headquarters...take THAT Amazon;
  • And, the sad news that Grumpy Cat has died...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine so you know he knows...what to do. Listen to Jeff here.

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 15 May 2019

So, maybe it wasn't a "Dead Cat Bounce" after all... It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of May, thanks for being here.

  • Markets were up today thank you automobile tariffs;
  • Taxes and real estate developer Donald Trump;
  • Whole Foods has impressive foot traffic but is it for...food?
  • Pot lounges headed to Las Vegas but is it good for business?

Those stories plus our Out to Lunch segment today with John Norris a partner at the State Public Policy Group. John and I go back to 1982 when he was working with then Congressman Tom Harkin. His impressive work history and his passion for sustainable agriculture, water issues, Iowa  politics and more are all part of our conversation and YOU get to listen in.  Click here for that story. 

Out to Lunch with John Norris

My lunch guest is a long-time friend who I first met back in 1982. John Norris has an amazing story of public service and a deep love for the world of sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. We talk about all of that plus, family, the Obama White House, campaigns and his work with the State Public Policy Group. You're just a click away from listening in as we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish and talk business and politics and 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 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 14 May 2019

What a difference a day makes...twenty-four little hours.  It's the business news headlines and today this is what we've got cooked up for you:

  • 24 hours ago the sky was falling. Today? "Dead cat bounce";
  • While UBER was bleeding cash big banks raked in the loot;
  • How long will the trade war last? Some say a long time;
  • Hungry and stuck in traffic? Burger King has an app for that;
  • Heard about the class action suit against Turbo-Tax?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Also today we're going to deliver to you Quick Bites part of our Out to Lunch segment where I get to ask our guest three questions. Today it's John Norris, partner with the State Public Policy Group who is going to share with us his favorite book, movie and if he wasn't doing what he is doing now...what might he like to be doing. John Norris and Quick Bites at Trostel's Dish. Here is that conversation

Quick Bites with John Norris

Each week I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch but, before we dig into our long-form interview we ask each guest three questions. We call this Quick Bites and today those three questions are asked of John Norris a long-time friend and partner with the State Public Policy Group. John is passionate about rural economics, sustainable energy, agriculture and more. Tomorrow we'll load up Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish but today you get "Quick Bites"

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 13 May 2019

Last week we said today was going to be a mess when it came to the markets and yep...that's exactly what happened. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today:

  • It was all downhill on Wall Street as the trade war intensifies;
  • That UBER IPO...don't ask;
  • Big shake up at Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • Two investigations at Amazon reveil the company destroys thousands of products;
  • Drug makers in the hot seat for collusion on pricing;
  • The Supreme Court says folks can sue Apple;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...and why.

Those stories and our own Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer is in to talk about business networking, education and funding events here in the Metro as well as across the state. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

Talking Business with Julian Castro

This is so Iowan. This winter the Iowa Democratic Vice Chair Andrea Phillips created something called the 2020 Book Club where people read the books of announced presidential hopefuls and then invite the author to an event where people can ask questions about the book or, really anything. This week Julian Castro took part in the discussion about his book, An Unlikely Journey - Waking Up from My American Dream and afterward I was able to welcome him back to the Business News Hour and ask a couple of questions. 

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.