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The Business News Headlines 17 May 2019

It's the day before we head off on assignment in Florida so we're early with the business news headlines. Just a click away:

  • Consumers seem to be rocking the economy;
  • John Deere stock skids think trade war;
  • Walmart to get a new headquarters...take THAT Amazon;
  • And, the sad news that Grumpy Cat has died...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts with Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Jeff is from Cityview Magazine so you know he knows...what to do. Listen to Jeff here.

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 16 May 2019

Hey, thanks everybody for clicking through today for the business news headlines. On tap today:

  • Another positive day on Wall Street;
  • Walmart, Prices & Tariffs;
  • Supermarket bill going up...ahh...yep;
  • Pinterest Stock slipped big time after the bell;
  • Vermeer is looking for about $6 million is state assistance
  • 5G is here but only in limited areas.

Those stories and our friend Beau Fodor from Panache is back with us to announce the third season of his amazing Field to Table Dinners. The first dinner is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd and in this conversation you'll learn more about Beau, his business and these amazing dinners. Click here for that interview

A Field to Table Experience with Beau Fodor

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour as Beau Fodor of Panache brings us the third season of his Field to Table Experience. We kick things off talking a bit about his business and how he got started creating experiences to be remembered. This year's Place at the Table begins on Wednesday May 22nd and will be held at the amazing Keller Brick Barn near Waukee, Iowa. Tickets for the event are available at Midwestix. Go for the food and leave with the memories of a wonderful experience.

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 15 May 2019

So, maybe it wasn't a "Dead Cat Bounce" after all... It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th of May, thanks for being here.

  • Markets were up today thank you automobile tariffs;
  • Taxes and real estate developer Donald Trump;
  • Whole Foods has impressive foot traffic but is it for...food?
  • Pot lounges headed to Las Vegas but is it good for business?

Those stories plus our Out to Lunch segment today with John Norris a partner at the State Public Policy Group. John and I go back to 1982 when he was working with then Congressman Tom Harkin. His impressive work history and his passion for sustainable agriculture, water issues, Iowa  politics and more are all part of our conversation and YOU get to listen in.  Click here for that story. 

Out to Lunch with John Norris

My lunch guest is a long-time friend who I first met back in 1982. John Norris has an amazing story of public service and a deep love for the world of sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. We talk about all of that plus, family, the Obama White House, campaigns and his work with the State Public Policy Group. You're just a click away from listening in as we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish and talk business and politics 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 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. 

Quick Bites with John Norris

Each week I get to take a thought leader Out to Lunch but, before we dig into our long-form interview we ask each guest three questions. We call this Quick Bites and today those three questions are asked of John Norris a long-time friend and partner with the State Public Policy Group. John is passionate about rural economics, sustainable energy, agriculture and more. Tomorrow we'll load up Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish but today you get "Quick Bites"

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 8 March 2019

Today marked the fifth day in a row the markets stumbled and that makes this the worst week for Wall Street so far this year. In other business news on this International Women's Day:

  • The Labor Department said the U.S. added only 20,000 jobs in February;
  • Cage Free Eggs are coming because you want them but...when?
  • Walmart is sending workers bonus checks about $225 per worker;
  • Fifteen things invented by women you might not know about;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories and we get "weird" on a Friday-Fun-Day with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed as we check out Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Do NOT expect anything serious coming out of this conversation. Hey, it's Friday! To hear that wacky stuff click here

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 21 February 2019

A busy day in the world of business news and we start out by checking what happened on Wall Street and then we'll share these stories:

  • Door Dash is worth a ton of money...who would have thought;
  • The housing sector is showing some weak signs;
  • It's good to be a....cat;
  • Overstated gas mileage? This time it's Ford;
  • Banks are getting tighter on farm loans and at a time when the rural economy is hurting;
  • Wells Fargo is leaving The Financial Center in downtown Des Moines. Opportunity?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories and a conversation with our friend Maureen Burger from Tero International. To hear that conversation click here. 

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2019

The Business News Headlines starts out with a stall on Wall Street as our lead story and then we'll get into:

  • Getting a tax return or...gotta pay up? It's the reality of many Americans;
  • Walmart bucks the poor holiday sales trend;
  • What is Netflix becoming? We think we might know;
  • Des Moines, Iowa comes in as the 10th best Capital City in America.

Also today we're going to be talking with Carl Voss from the RAGBRAI Founders Project about the very cool statue headed to Water Works Park but they have money to raise. To listen to that conversation, click here

Freshman Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) stops by for a conversation about top legislative priorities that she says will have a positive impact on not only Iowans in the Third Congressional District but for Americans across the country. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening!