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The Business News Headlines 3 June 2020

It was another active business news day with he Dow above 26,000 for the first time since since early March.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Ben & Jerry's comes on strong regarding "systemic racism";
  • If the economy is so good why did American Express...;
  • Walmart has pulled guns and ammo off of shelves;
  • The Atlantic and "Why Do People Loot";
  • Another retailer warns of stores closing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Snap and President Trump.

Those stories are just a click away...thanks for coming by and remember you can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Stay safe...

 

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. 

Thanks for coming by.

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2020

Once again "Hope springs eternal" as investors cheered news about a possible vaccine and oil for July delivery shot up.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What's going on with the bulls on Wall Street;
  • Restaurants say "social distancing" will do their businesses in;
  • What are "Negative Interest Rates;
  • What about your home mortgage;
  • Mark Cuban is all in for "Trickle Up Economics";
  • Can virtual meetings promote gender equality?

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio is in to talk about virtual events and some thoughts about the future of the...office.  You can hear that...here.

Thanks for listening! 

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 21 April 2020

It was yet another down day on Wall Street driven by some odd things with the world of oil...but that's just one story. Here are the others:

  • If you didn't get your stimulus it's coming;
  • The government website has...troubles;
  • Falling oil futures and what that means at the pump;
  • HBO Max to come online soon (more binge watching);
  • The White House says Q2 drop in GDP may be the worst...ever;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Casinos want to be the first to re-open.

Also today a visit with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and the Runway Innovation Studio about co-working, branding and staying on top of technology as you find ways to work...remotely. You can hear that conversation here. 

Talking Technology and Brands with Laura Kinnard

Each week I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio and chat a bit about business. This week we're talking about co-working and how come those places are still open. We're all about sharing new platforms for digital networking and a brief conversation about businesses "staying in the game" so they do not lose market share. Here's Laura....

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

No Longer a “Waste of Time” - Going Digital with Laura Kinnard

If it is true that "necessity is the mother of invention" look no further than COVID19 and how some businesses and organizations are suddenly adopting some form of digital marketing. For years Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMACC has been all about encouraging her students and the businesses to adopt a digital platform to reach consumers. Now many are there. Today we offer some shoutouts to Chris Snider of Drake, Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital, Debbie Marshall, FUSE Chamber, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Iowa Center for Economic Development.  See...we've been watching! 

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

Overwhelmed and Distracted - Working Displaced with Laura Kinnard

While there are loads of business event taking place in the virtual world we're finding many people who have left the confines of their office are experiencing difficulty in concentrating in their new world. Here Laura Kinnard of Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio (all of which are currently closed) chat about this and more. Today, more than ever there is a need to continue to stay in touch with customers and clients but how do  you do that when dealing with disruption. 

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 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 26 Mach 2020

In normal times an unemployment report like we received this morning would have shut the markets down. But these are not normal times.  Click ahead for the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th of March:

  • No, these are not normal times;
  • Truck drivers get a reprieve;
  • Vacuums to Ventilators;
  • Panic buying is hurting employees;
  • UAW wary of opening up auto plants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Nurses on the front lines.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Janice Person who recently started her company JP Loves Cotton. We'll talk about consumers, branding, transparency, trust, agriculture and consumers. It was great to reconnect with my friend from St. Louis about her new adventure. Listen to that conversation here. 

Building Brands and Awareness with Janice Person

In this wide ranging conversation I reconnect with Janice Person akd J.P. Loves Cotton about business, agriculture, brand building and making connections. In addition we talk about connecting consumers with agriculture and how she is making that happen at the same time. Meet Janice Person, speaker, brand builder, marketer, podcaster and friend. I think you'll enjoy this. 

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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