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The Business News Headlines 25 April 2019

Thank you for coming by again today...we've got plenty to unpack on this edition of the Business News Hour starting out with:

  • Vacation Plans? Many Americans are skipping it this year;
  • 3M played a major role in what happened to the Dow;
  • GM is (sort of) adding 400 jobs;
  • The "Store of the Future" lasted six months;
  • Amazon reported earnings today after the bell;
  • So too did Starbucks;
  • The big next job isn't "plastics" but in another hot job market;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Then we get to go Out to Lunch with Ro Crosbie the founder, President and CEO of Tero International. But, before we order lunch we've got to do Quick Bites, three questions we ask each of our Out to Lunch guests. Listen here

We wrap up the day talking business over lunch with Ro and you get to listen in. We're at the Range Grill + Golf for some great business stories, a peek at the future of Tero International and a couple of laughs. Click through and go Out to Lunch with us...you can hear that segment here. 

Thanks for coming by. 

Out to Lunch with Ro Crosbie of Tero International

It's quite the story how Ro came to the United States for a job, meets her husband to be and forms a company that consisted of her....just her. That company Tero International now does work in many countries teaching time-tested and fact-based skills to individuals and corporations that want to achieve, lead and succeed. Listen in as we talk about the early days to what is on tap for the future. Out to Lunch with Ro Crosbie is now 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 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 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! 

Our Small Business Spotlight - Premium Solutions with Kris Gregersen

Today we're going to talk about the world of promotional products with Kris Gregersen who has been in that field for two decades selling to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We start off by talking about why having a local consultant trumps the online world. Then it's into what is selling, what is hot what companies need to consider when using promotional products to market themselves. The business has changed greatly in 20 years... Today it's Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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 22 March 2019

It's the Business News Headlines for Friday the 22nd day of March...thanks for clicking through today. Inside:

  • Stocks struggle as fears of a global economic slowdown rise;
  • More troubles for Boeing;
  • GM says they are not moved to open any plan in Ohio but an investment in Michigan;
  • Forget about "beer brackets" we've got a full scale beer war going on;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Marti Hupp and Greg Patterson join us to talk about Pedal Off the Pounds a program from the Des Moines Cycle Club...you will be amazed at what it has done for people and the world of cycling in the Des Moines Metro. Listen to Marti and Greg here

Also today Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Always fun...nothing too serious.  You can catch that conversation here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 13 March 2019

You would think that when a company is faced with not one but two planes falling from the sky their stock would go...down. Nah... It's the business news headlines for the 13th day of March. Here is what's inside:

  • Solid economic data had Wall Street dancing;
  • Tech stocks lift the markets;
  • News about Boeing and the FAA grounding the airplanes;
  • "What bugs you about our company?" The Walmart CEO askes...and finds out;
  • The college admission scandal...what the hell where they thinking;
  • Wells Fargo CEO gets grilled by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Also the story you've got to hear. The media landscape is always changing the latest to enter the field is Happs.TV. Think of it as "happening" where, in real time, citizen journalists cover stories from around the globe. I met up with Andrew King of Happs.TV this week and asked him to share with us the story. It's pretty amazing. Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening! 

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.

Effective Communication Starts With Listening…

Our topic today is effective communication and it all starts by being an "active listener". Wayne Bruns of Tero International and I chat about tips you can use everyday to improve your skills at not only listening but also encouraging conversation and discussion at work or at home. I think you'll enjoy what you'll be "actively" listening to.... 

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 7 February 2019

The business news headlines of the day deals with what happened and why on Wall Street, notes about the economy and stories of basic interest for people who are interested in what business is or is not doing. On tap today:

  • The meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping off;
  • That sent shock waves through Wall Street;
  • Twitter, for the first time, tells us how many daily users they have;
  • Wells Fargo customers not happy, for the second time in a week;
  • A growing slug of renter are....
  • Sears has been sold which could save 45,000 jobs;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus today we're talking with Dr. Mark Finkelstein the director of the Jewish Community Relations Commission of Iowa about the troubling rise in hate groups and in particular anti-semitic groups. What is the cause and what can you do about it. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening.  

The Business News Headlines 4 February 2019

Welcome to a brand new week and we've got the business news headlines up for you along with Laura Kinnard with business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Click through to learn about:

  • The 1,500 jobs in the U.S. that pay more than the median wage;
  • Tech led the markets today;
  • Women spend $1.4 billion on this every year;
  • Iowa has an issue with sexual harassment in the government work space;
  • Wall Street did what today and why.

Those stories and, as promised, Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to chat a bit about upcoming business networking and education events this week. To hear than, click here.

Thanks for listening!