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The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2019

This is a bit late in getting out. We were, often, distracted by the images of eighteen years ago and 9/11 and our own memories of where we were at the time...never forget. In the business news headlines today:

  • The Dow breaks above 27,000 thank you Apple;
  • President Trump lobbies hard for a rate cut to zero;
  • Purdue Pharma is said to be close to a settlement;
  • UAW leaders to huddle in Detroit...will they strike GM?
  • Victoria's Secret rethinking the the "super model";
  • How about a Progressive Pizza Pie?

Those stories and we've got a rare extended interview. Today sitting down with Elizabeth Buck the President of The United Way of Central Iowa and Seth Johnson the program director for OpportUNITY and talking about poverty in Des Moines, Iowa. In a city that boasts a fantastic quality of life there are still large pockets of poverty and families dealing with housing, transportation, child care and wages. Here is Part One.

In Part Two of our conversation we start to look at ways to reduce the stress on working families and how the United Way of Central Iowa is working to that end. We also cover several bright spots including the high school graduation rate. Here is Part Two.

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 2 April 2019

It's been a busy business day as the Dow took a pause and we talk video in our interview. Here's what's ahead:

  • After a rousing day yesterday the markets stumbled;
  • What happened to the nation's largest drugstore chain;
  • Sexual misconduct and trying to hide it;
  • The Opioid case that just gets bigger;
  • Hey, PewDePie is back on top...what? You didn't know;
  • Tanger Outlets in Williamsburg, Iowa sold;
  • Home values climb in Polk County, Iowa by 10%;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus today we're talking VIDEO with Kyle Plummer the marketing director for Tero International. They have doubled down on their video production work and we'll even show you some video. We'll talk about the value of video, how they started and why they have created an amazing studio. Click here to hear that story.

Thanks for coming by!

The Local Option Sales and Service Tax with Brad Anderson of AARP-Iowa

Several communities in Polk County are set to vote in March on what is being called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax which would add a penny to the sales tax. We sat down with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa to talk about the impact of the tax on people living in Polk County, Iowa. Some of the things he says may surprise you.

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

 

Business News Headlines and More 30 October 2018

We open, once again, with the Wall Street Report. Why? Because it has been so crazy over the past several weeks and we'll shed some light on what might be coming tomorrow...from history that is.  In other news stories today:

  • The Costco "Black Friday Circular" was...ahem...leaked today and we'll share what's in it;
  • President Trump, in an interview, said he would end birthright status. The impact?
  • Business and Politics mingled today as a major corporation said "goodbye" to a congressman;
  • Jared Bernstein is the president of the Jewish Federation of Des Moines we asked him a couple of questions regarding antisemitism growth escalations in the nation and Des Moines.

Those stories and for The Interview we'll introduce you to Mom, Wife and now Candidate Heather Matson who is running for the Iowa House of Representatives District 38 made up of parts of Ankeny and northern Polk County, Iowa.  Heather Matson (Click for her website) for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 

Peterson Painting in our Small Business Spotlight

For years we've done what we call the Small Business Spotlight giving voice to small businesses all across the Midwest. Today we spend some time with Cary Peterson of Peterson Painting a commercial and residential, family owned painting company that has experienced steady growth. How? The message seems to be clear and that message is "living our values". It's a story that resonates with any consumer. Listen in!

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.

 

It’s Bigger Than You Think - ACCE Comes to Des Moines

We're a little less than a month away from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) coming to Des Moines, iowa. So? Well, that's what you may think however this is another example of how the Greater Des Moines Metro continues to punch above its weight. We caught up with Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership about the event, who is coming and what the residual impact will be. No matter what business you are in...you might want to pay attention. 

 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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

Talking Opportunity - Out to Lunch with Seth Johnson Part Two

In Part One of Out to Lunch with the Business News Hour, Seth Johnson talked about the issues that impact progress for so many here in Central Iowa. In this segment we tick off the programs that have been created that deal with each area. We also ask about progress. Here is Part Two of our conversation with Seth Johnson as we go Out to Lunch at Jesses Embers

 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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 June 2018

Today on the Business News Hour...President Trump throws a lifeline to coal power plants but owners say, "no thanks", Sears and K-Mart are not only losing they are also tired, old and weary. What? A business executive arrested?? But, not to worry it was not in the U.S. Why do we love Amazon Prime so much? Women in the media and Polk County, Iowa hires a PR firm. Seems they have some splainin to do. Those stories and the Markets are just a click away. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

Business News Headlines 21 May 2018

It's the Business News Hour coming to you this week from Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of (now) sunny Florida. In our remote studios at The Island Coffee Haus.  In the news today. Trade war? What Trade War and the markets surged. Housing issues across the U.S. and in the DSM Metro continue to push prices higher. Got...savings? A stunning report out this morning. Airlines have a problem and it could soon be yours. Those stories and more along with a conversation with Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer on business networking and events in the DSM Metro.  Click through for the news. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

Polk County Housing Trust Fund Today

There are so many positive things about living, working and doing business in Des Moines. Yet, we, like any other city, have issues that need addressing. Here is a conversation with Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund. We talk about affordable housing, wages 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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.