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The Business News Headlines 12 April 2019

It's the business news headlines for Friday the 12th day of April, thanks for coming by. On the newscast today:

  • Markets move up on financials and entertainment;
  • Another retail chain in trouble;
  • Despite "fake news" and privacy issues social media still strong;
  • A company that knows if you are going to quit...before you say anything;
  • While Uber goes public drivers struggle to make a living;
  • GE pays a big fine;
  • 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang and the hologram story;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories an we'll introduce you to two young podcasters from Iowa City, Iowa. Michele Guild does "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and Justin Comer does "I Hear I C" featuring artists from the Iowa City area. Both can be found on the new Iowa Podcast Network. Here is Michele and Justin...

And, because it's Friday we've got the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts with his list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Listen here

Thanks for coming by! 

Meet Podcasters Michele Guild and Justin Comer!

Back in March there was an Iowa Podcaster Meetup in the Des Moines Metro where I hooked up with Michele Guild of "Welcome to My Podcast" podcast and musician Justin Comer from the podcast I Hear I C. Both can be found on the Iowa Podcast Network. So, what do they talk about and why?  Join us for that conversation...good times and thanks to them both for sitting down for the visit. 

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 9 April 2019

You might say that investors get...well, nervous. It's the business news hour for Tuesday the 9th day of April. Inside:

  • No, not nerves of steel;
  • Job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • Robots coming to Walmart in a big way;
  • Motel 6 owes millions to former guests but finding them may be difficult;
  • Thing Uber and your local mall;
  • Levi Strauss made a move that is paying off;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll visit with Katherine Haine from CityMedia.ca about the business of digital reputation. What? No, really, her company will scrub the internet to discover how your website and your social media look to consumers and then...if it needs fixing they can do that too. What is cool is the "health check" is...free. Click here to hear that conversation.

Then from a very different world meet Andy Ward and the Hey Buddy Podcast. Andy is a police officer from a small town in Eastern Iowa and when he puts down the badge he gets with friends and riffs about stuff they think is cool. We think it's worth a you knowing more. Listen in here

Thanks for coming by! 

Hey Buddy - Meet Iowa Podcaster Andy Ward

He is a police officer...he is a podcaster...he is from Sabula, Iowa. Yikes!  Meet Andy Ward from the Hey Buddy Podcast where he and friends riff about stuff he thinks is fun, cool and a bit off beat. Andy is part of the Iowa Podcast Network. Go on...have a listen. He is a fun guy...even if he is a cop from the only island community in Iowa. No, really!  

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 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in the house. Listen to Laura here

Thanks for coming by! 

Connecting with Consumers - Meet Val Hoeppner

Every once in a while things click. Last week I was in New York for the New York Press Association Spring Meeting. One of the other speakers there was Val Hoeppner a media strategist from Nashville who has assisted many newspapers in re-thinking how they connect with consumers. But, beyond newspapers Val says there are significant ways in which any business can do the same and you've really got to know WHO your trying to reach. Here we talk about apps, blogs, podcasting, social media and more. Bam!  Good stuff inside. 

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 25 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines. Click through to hear these stories that made the cut today:

  • Hmmm...that Inverted Yield Curve...again;
  • Suit sellers scramble as more companies relax their dress code;
  • Apple wants you to know they do other stuff than make iPhones;
  • Boeing working at getting their fleet of 737's back in the air;
  • Coal - It's just a matter of time;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we'll have you meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the transportation and technology podcast Roadworthy Drive. We met Ken and Sasha at the recent Podcast Iowa gathering and sat down with them to find out what it is they talk about. Ends up cars, trucks, technology and more. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is with us talking up business networking and educational events happening in the Metro...and we've got a full plate. To listen to that list, click here

Thanks for listening! 

Roadworthy Drive with Ken and Sasha

What's hot and what's not when it comes to transportation? Meet Ken Chester and Sasha J. Little from the podcast, Roadworthy Drive. Each week Ken and Sasha let loose with their review of cars, trucks, trikes, technology...if it has to do with getting you from "Point A" to "Point B" it's likely that they've talked about it. Roadworthy Drive is...on 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 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.

Podcast USA with Stephen Meader

Podcasting is a big, big deal. In 2018 alone there were 200,000 podcasts started. Also last year Stephen Meader, who lives in New England, thought it might be a neat deal to aggregate podcasts by states and so he launched Podcast USA and then connects with various states to aggregate those state podcasts. Podcast New Hampshire, Podcast Iowa and so on....currently there are 10 states in the group. Recently Stephen held a "meet-up" of Iowa podcasters and we caught up with him and talked...podcasting. 

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 18 March 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour for the 18th of March. Inside we've got a couple of retail stories and more. Here's what's on tap today:

  • This retail giant barely spends a dime on advertising yet...
  • This retailer started in 1962 today they announced they are done;
  • Ride hailing service LYFT is on the IPO road show;
  • Sen. Cory Booker talks to us about agriculture and more;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Plus you'll meet Peter Stockdale from the Audible Farm Podcast. We caught up with Peter at the recent Podcast Iowa event. What does he talk about? Entertainment giving entertainers a voice beyond their local area. To hear that conversation click here.

Also, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com in with this week's picks for business education and networking opportunities. Listen in here. 

Thanks for coming by!