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The Business News Headlines 24 July 2020

It was another sobering day on Wall Street as investors had plenty to grumble about. Welcome to the business news headlines for Friday the 24th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Something new at Chipotle and McDonald's
  • Nearly 1/2 of the American workforce is out of a job;
  • Two employment companies join forces;
  • More job cuts announced today;
  • What do idle airplanes...do;
  • Being Black and home ownership;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from Home in Germany.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. From traveling cocktail parties to baseball to State Fair Food without the fair some old radio stories and a bunch more. Have some fun with us...you deserve it. To hear that segment, click here

 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview

Each Friday we've got Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week and he's got a bunch of stuff including Summer Stir this evening Downtown, antiques in Indianola, Zoo Brew is back, get your Flo On this weekend. Farmer's Markets are happening next week the drive-in plays at the Des Moines Playhouse. Hungry for Fair Food? Gotcha covered.  Wanna laugh?  Tee Hee's is on with female fun. Those stories and more plus you'll hear some old radio tales and other stuff that lightens the load on a weekend.  

Meet Voice Actor Abi Horton

Sometimes, when listening to the radio or television commercial, we forget about the work that goes into making the audio work...just right. Meet voice actor Abi Horton who has the interesting back-story of being raised by an American father and a British mother and is able to work both accents into her career. Here we talk about getting work, working with clients and agencies and the three ways in which voice actors market themselves. Have some fun and meet our newest friend Abi Horton and her website is here

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 20 May 2020

Midweek and it feels like a roller coaster on Wall Street.  Welcome to this edition of the business news headlines. Give us ten minutes and you'll get the top business news stories of the day:

  • Billions of dollars and banks are...worried;
  • Trouble at McDonald's;
  • We've got buyers but no inventory;
  • Stimulus dollars and prepaid debit cards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook gets into online shopping.

Those stories PLUS a fun conversation with professional voice artist Sharon Feingold. How she got into the business, who she does work for and much more in this interview that talks about the business of being a voice professional.  Click here to listen. 

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It’s About The Voice with Sharon Feingold

The spoken word contains great power especially when it comes from trained voice professionals. The inflection, the urgent message the information all have an impact on consumers. Meet Sharon Feingold of Atlanta a professional voice talent used by many national companies to create a connection with current and potential customers. Here we talk about the business of voice professionals, how she broke into the business, the work she does, the competitive nature and advice on getting started. Plus...some other fun facts.  Enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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

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Talking Radio and 40 Years Behind the Mic with Jeff Stein

The business of radio broadcasting has changed greatly yet the reason why we do what we do...has never been  more important. Here is a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein the Program and News Director for News Talk 1540 KXEL who began his Iowa radio broadcasting career 40 years ago in Marshalltown. We'll share some stories talk about the importance of the media, transparency issues and how we deliver the news using technology and digital access that continues to change. In addition Jeff will be presenting a gripping Iowa Almanac history seminar for the Ames Public Library and YOU can join the event on Tuesday the 28th starting at 7PM.  Here is my friend Jeff Stein... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 Very Personal Story of Robert “Lewy” Lewis

In the twelve years I've been doing the Business News Hour I've sat down with thousands of established business owners, startups, politicians and non-profits. I'm truly grateful to them for allowing me the opportunity to ask tough questions and learn more about them and their business. In all these years there have been less than four or five guests who have really opened up and gotten personal. That's not a dig and I get it. We all must be careful...after all it's business. You are about to hear a very personal story from Robert "Lewy" Lewis the owner of Quester Market Research. You may remember he was with us not long ago and here is that link. After we did that business interview I asked him if he would share his personal story and struggles about his disability and his pain. I was surprised when he agreed. Here you will learn more about the Disability Owned Business Enterprise and what that recognition meant to "Lewy". And then we're going to talk about a lifetime of pain and how medical cannabis is the one thing that has allowed "Lewy" to continue working. Spend some time with my friend...I think you'll find it enlightening and engaging. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 19 February 2020

It's mid-week and the markets bounced back today and no doubt would have gone higher if it wasn't for the Fed suggesting that interest rates are going to stay put for a bit.  Here are the stories for today:

  • More and more seniors are entering the job market...and what are they doing?
  • Bottled water is in trouble in more than one state;
  • Another restaurant chain ignoring child labor laws;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • "Friends" continues to make new friends and lots of money.

Those stories plus a Marketing Tip this time about podcasting. What is it about content that really impacts? You will be surprised. Also in this segment I'll offer some equipement tips, social media tips and more.  It's called "Think Before You Podcast" and you can here that...here. 

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The Business News & More 29 October 2019

Investors are looking at a couple of things: Earnings and the expected rate cut by the Fed. But...and you knew that was coming...if the Fed does cut rates and their is an economic downturn...what then? In the business news headlines today:

  • Wall Street and the Flatline;
  • Did something fishy happen with that government deal;
  • Happy Birthday to YOU...Internet;
  • Lyft Pink is seeing green;
  • Uber and a new business plan;
  • Grubhub...more trouble;
  • Online videos are crushing television. Hello TV executives.

Those stories plus a conversation with Stephanie Preusch who is the Executive Director for the Neighborhood Finance Corporation. Now, while that sounds like a fancy name they are anything but. Think of low cost entry into homeownership PLUS funds to fix up a home. The surprising world of housing options with this non-profit organization. Listen here. 

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Entrepreneurs from The Runway

Tucked into the cavernous building once known as the Southridge Mall is The Runway. It's a place where entrepreneurs can gather, work, learn and expand their business. At a recent open house I sat down with four individuals who are starting or working on their businesses. You'll meet Kourtney Perry of Privacy, LLC an event company that is helping put on a show October 31st, Twayne Deering from Toppz Handiman Services you can reach him at 309-635-7825. I also visit with Jeremiah Wright who is the founder of Get It Wright Fitness he's a fitness coach and you'll meet Sara Letsch who has two businesses, Nymph in the Woods Jewelry and Fit Life with Sara. Busy people and you get to learn more 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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

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