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The Business News Headlines & More 16 September 2019

The markets opened down today and stayed that way. The big story is oil and the price of oil and if...if a spike in fuel prices could tank the economy. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Fear as oil prices surge. Is the economy that fragile?
  • The United Auto Workers strike General Motors and why;
  • Regulators are looking at Big Tech and this Amazon story might be why;
  • Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy...told ya;

Those stories and a special report about authors Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat and their book, "Survivors Club - The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz". Both moving and hopeful and with an Iowa angle. More about the book here

Those stories and Laura Kinnard joins me to chat it up about business events this week and next here in the Greater Des Moines Metro. You can hear that conversation...here

Business Events with Laura!

Each week we welcome Laura Kinnard back to our studio to chat it up about upcoming business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Laura teaches entrepreneurship at Drake University and the Des Moines Area Community College and is the author of DMBizMixer.com so...yep...she knows what is going on and where. Click through to learn more and then get out there...see stuff and be seen.  BTW: We'll see you Thursday at the Central Iowa Business Conference!

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 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! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

Each week the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts drops in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". This week we even have a studio audience. We're talking plays, music, the Iowa Cubs a little football and a bunch more. Have some fun already...you deserve it! 

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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Business Events with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and the author of DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today we riff about The Forge, AMA Iowa, the Carlisle Chamber, a Facebook event and shout out to Dave Milburn and the Urbandale Chamber with The Central Iowa Business Conference. Listen in and then...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

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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. 

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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

Laura Kinnard on Business Events, Social Media and More!

Each Monday we kick off our week with a conversation about business networking, education and special events in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and the Des Moines Area Community College and the author of DMBizMixer.com. Here we chat a bit about the business of the Iowa State Fair and then launch into The Hashies for 2019. And, if you have not yet gotten your tickets you can do that here. It's also Money for Mondays, Million Cups and more. 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