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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday, along with the business news headlines, we get hyper-local with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and offer up "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Even if you don't live her you might enjoy the, mostly, mindless banter.  It's all in fun and it is, after all, Friday!

We're talking Iowa Barnstormers and the playoffs. The final Zoo Brew of the season. We've got some Farmer's Market news...oh, and Final Mix will be at the West Des Moines Valley Junction Farmer's Market on Thursday.  It's a "must go"! We're talking quilts, the Dam to DSM Run, Fall Gardening tips, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh...it's a restaurant that recently opened. The Kosmic Kingdom Music Festival at Sleepy Hollow. "The Perfect Rendezvous" is playing in Ankeny.  It's Altoonapalooza and the Waukee Palooza and Ingersoll LIVE.  So much to do and there is...more...always more!!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 17 August 2021

We're back and so are you.  Thanks for being here and a reminder that you can follow along all day and all night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up with the business news and our long form business interviews.  Thanks, in advance!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We were almost...almost...normal;
  • Retail sales numbers disappoint;
  • There is a shrimp recall;
  • McDonald's is going for the sweets;
  • Homebuilders are in a funk;
  • Sam's Club is having a heck of a year;
  • A manufacturing rebound?
  • How to hold down two full time jobs;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • CBS is selling an iconic building.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 13 August 2021

It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines once again on the road and once again coming to you from Grounds for Celebration a nifty coffee shop in the Village of Windsor Heights that let's us squat for several hours to write and deliver the news...thank you! Here's what we've got for today:

  • A big question for Disney;
  • In theaters only this weekend, will you go;
  • What? Might McDonald's bring back a favorite;
  • When drunk what do people buy? We have a list;
  • Food, Restaurants and Menu Prices;
  • Two factors that may impact the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? A shortage of....dogs?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is back...hey, it's Friday...with his list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro: From sports to music a play at a winery and more.  Click here to listen! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2021

It's our second day of remote work...no internet at the studio so today we took it on the road to a great little coffee shop, Grounds for Celebration, in the Village of Windsor Heights, Iowa.  Good stuff!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • They say inflation is transitory, but...
  • The Bundling War and cell phones;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" dashes off the stage;
  • The least trusted retailers are;
  • Evictions, Renters and Landlords;
  • President Biden and prescription drug prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hollywood: Not all glitz and glamor.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur and cyber security expert Greg Edwards in this captivating conversation about ransomware. Who it impacts, who should be concerned, what to do and more.  Greg Edwards from CryproStopper is right here and it's a must listen

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2021

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio where we produced the news headlines today. The reason? No internet at our studio. The crew here in West Des Moines, Iowa came to the rescue.  Thanks!  In the news:

  • The "Word of the Day is...Moderate;
  • So angry they are ditching Prime;
  • Big news about Kentucky and...Amazon;
  • Some new headlines about vaccinations;
  • A BIG Social Security COLA could be coming;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? Even bias about working from home?

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 10 August 2021

Leading off the business news headlines today is a story about COVID and...Disney. And, later, for the interview, you'll meet franchise attorney Rush Nigut and his non-legal business of baseball equipment. It's a great story but first the news:

  • The COVID concerns for Disney;
  • The USPS to announce holiday rate increases;
  • Hey, it really IS "Infrastructure Week";
  • So, what is in the bill? We'll share the numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID cases rising in Texas & Florida.

Then a conversation with Rush Nigut about franchise law but then we quickly pivot to baseball and how that sport is channeled into his DNA...it's a family thing. His love of the game led him to Victory Mounds a business that ships baseball equipment all across the nation.  It's a good story and you can get there by clicking here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 9 August 2021

Welcome back to another busy work week and the business news headlines for today. Here's what we've got for you this afternoon:

  • Paying a living wage is good for...babies;
  • More workers are quitting and HR is worried;
  • McDonald's to answer to Italian authorities;
  • Starbucks is being sued by a former manager;
  • Bitcoin is surging in value...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Back to the Office 2.0?

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 3 August 2021

What a difference a day makes on Wall Street. Stocks rebounded today and I'll share those details in just a bit. Also, you can follow us on Twitter. Where? @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • That Senate Infrastructure Bill? Think safety;
  • Shipping issues that could impact the 2021 holiday season;
  • We know you want to know more about Bill & Melinda;
  • Juice, we're talkin' juice;
  • That Robinhood IPO...yikes;
  • Masks are back and we'll share where;
  • Another ammo story today;
  • Tough news...some beer is going away;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Returning renters are seeing higher...rents.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

 

The Business News Headlines 2 August 2021

It's a brand new month and welcome to August! But it sort of feels like the "same old" in a way as the U.S. grapples with rising cases of COVID19. That story starts our list of news today:

  • Some bad news some good news on COVID;
  • For the second time this year it's ammo issues;
  • Heard about the electric...jet?
  • A labor problem or a wage problem?
  • The battery pack blew up, took days to put out the fire;
  • Running out of stock because of...Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Delta puts a wrench into returning to the office.

Those stories plus you'll meet Dr. Glenn Hurst a physician who made the choice to serve in Rural America. Today we'll talk about rural health care, rural economics and his new book. All of this before he launched a bid to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 30 July 2020

It was the final trading day for the month of July and Wall Street went out with a whimper. That's just one of the stories we've got for you today...here are the rest:

  • The My Pillow Guy pulls his advertising;
  • Former President Trump and tax returns;
  • Mask? No Mask? Businesses are often confused;
  • Work from home may continue for many into 2022;
  • Door knocking to find a house to buy? Yep;
  • Johnson & Johnson and another court case;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking for a new gig? We may have a hot tip.

Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. He should know something about that...he is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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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