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The Business News Headlines & More 13 September 2019

We can share with you that the Dow closed up today...the 8th day in a row. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 13th...I know..right?

  • The markets opened higher and closed mixed;
  • You, yes YOU, are responsible for the economy;
  • Whole Foods is kicking about 1,900 off health care coverage;
  • Mortgage rates are back in the news;
  • Freddie and Fannie and our new love affair with them;
  • Remember the "Foxfire Books" dust them off for the Millenials in your life.

Those stories PLUS we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine in to share with you "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. That's right here! 

Thanks for listening! 

Marketing Des Moines with Ben Handfelt

For everything that's great about a community if you keep it a secret...well, nobody knows. Meet Ben Handfelt the Vice President of Marketing for Catch Des Moines. You might know it, in your city, as the convention and visitors bureau. Here, in the Capital City of Iowa, Catch Des Moines is all about promoting everything this community offers. It's good for business, for folks visiting, for people who are seeking a great place to live...you get the idea. Here we'll give you a  peek at what they do and you'll hear about the latest marketing effort "The S'S Are Silent". To check those videos you can go here.  But, promise to come back! 

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 5 September 2019

Early this morning the futures indicated the markets would open much higher and they did with the Dow rising well above 400 points and the markets stayed that way.  In the business news headlines today:

  • What happened on Wall Street & why;
  • Just what you need...a Facebook dating service;
  • Guns, Walmart & Stocks;
  • Air Travel and the 737 Max;
  • Why Apple is borrowing $7 billion;
  • The MOST demanding job...ever?

Those stories and more along with our guest chef and author Terrie Kohl. Here she talks about why she loves being the personal chef for hundreds of people, what cooking means, the new trends and we'll also talk about her new book, "Bringing Friends & Family Back Around the Table". Terrie Kohl in our Small Business Spotlight and thank you to The Coffeesmiths of Waukee, Iowa for letting us set up our studio at their location. To hear our conversation click here

Chef & Author Terrie Kohl in our Small Business Spotlight

She is one of the most positive people on the planet and you can hear that in her voice. Meet Terrie Kohl of Country Club Market who has been the personal chef for hundreds of people and who has now authored her new cookbook, "Bringing Friends & Family Back Around the Table". Here we talk about her start in the food industry, what she is doing for hundreds of families, her deep respect for family dinners and why she authored her new book. Meet Chef Terrie Kohl in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 30 August 2019

August goes down as the second worst month of the year for Wall Street but don't celebrate the end of the month too loudly. We'll tell you why coming up today. In other business news headlines:

  • Hope and second thoughts drove the markets;
  • The trucking industry and trouble ahead;
  • U.S. cities where middle class families can't live;
  • If rising costs bug you, wait until Sunday;
  • Heard of "Right to Repair"? You will today with Admiral Joe Sestak;
  • Baseball changes in the future.

Those stories plus we get on the lighter side of things with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro is right here!

Thanks for listening! 

Pizza, Baseball and More with Cityview

We get it...we've spent the entire newscast talking about the economy, jobs, housing issues...it's enough to make you...well, depressed. So it's on to fun stuff going on this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We'll spend some time on pizza, baseball, yoga and jousting. Hey...it's Friday! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 23 August 2019

Once upon a time Friday was known as a slow news day. Like if you wanted to bury something that might not be flattering you could release it on Friday. Well, that's not the case any more. Welcome to the Business News Headlines for Friday the 23rd day of August and thanks for being here.  On tap:

  • President Trump calls Fed Chair Jerome Powell an "enemy;
  • President Trump orders U.S. businesses to get out of China;
  • A Major Chinese company says sanctions against them not too bad;
  • The Great Recession is still fresh, what might the next bring?
  • Knowing who might quit next might be valuable;
  • Apple is said to launch several new products next month.

Those stories and more about this "Slow News Friday" are just a click away. Also, because it is Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview with us and "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To listen to us having a good time, 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we bring you Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with our friend Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine. Here we chat it up about some local events that may just rival the Iowa State Fair...oh, and we talk about that flame up a bit as well. Special Events for you and yours are just a click away!  Enjoy!

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Marketing for Business with Phil K. James

We're back with Marketing for Business and our friend Phil K. James with Good Milkshake Digital. Yeah, it's been several months but, we've hooked up again. Today we're talking about Facebook, data, sales and how you can master some pretty simple tricks to allow you to boost your engagement and collect data allowing you to re-market your product or service. Now, while Phil works a bunch in the hospitality industry his method, we prove, can be used along other verticals as well.  Click through...and even if we get a little "geeky" I think you'll get the point.

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 16 August 2019

We get it...it's Friday and we'll dish this up quickly for you. We'll start with a look at what's going on with Wall Street and then dive into these stories:

  • General Electric stock roars back after the CEO did;
  • More PR troubles for Wells Fargo...oh my;
  • He saved $100,000 in five years. How? We'll share;
  • John Deere is feeling the impact of the trade war and more;
  • Does praise work with employees? Yes but you could be doing it wrong.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine are back to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. We've got music, the State Fair, sports and more. DO NOT expect anything too serious here...go! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company