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The Business News Headlines 2 January 2020

Welcome back to the first news day of 2020! But, really those mid-week holidays have us doing another Monday.  In the news today:

  • Gas prices follow oil prices so, guess what;
  • Drug companies have started raising prices;
  • It was a costly quarter for Victoria's Secret;
  • The $30 Pizza-Gate in NYC;
  • Tesla stock way up and why;
  • Smoking is out a U-Haul;
  • Wall Street had a stellar day;
  • Pot now legal in Illinois think revenue.

Those stories plus a look back at the biggest news interviews of 2019. This time it's about Black Businesses and Black Friday.  It was a monster hit with Abena Imhotep enjoy!

The Business News 31 December 2019

Nope, we didn't take the day off nor did we go home early.  Crazy...right?  Here are the business news headlines for the final day of 2019 plus the top interviews of each month this past year. Enjoy!  

  • You won't believe how many job openings there are;
  • More Silicon Valley workers unionize;
  • Tax cuts and the Middle-Class...it's a joke;
  • Cable companies raising prices;
  • Robo-Calls and you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Self control people...self control.

Those stories plus...come back and we'll share our top business interviews of 2019.  Feel free to click on whatever you wish to hear that conversation:

Our top conversation from December is this with U.S. Senate Candidate for Iowa Mike Franken

In November folks really connected with Improving Presentation Skills with Maureen Berger of Tero International.

Our big interview from October featured Stephanie Preusch about affordable housing in Des Moines;

September this piece about Iowa a Low Wage State took top honors;

In August our Small Business Spotlight on A New Look Windows & Exteriors took top honors;

July saw Four Questions for Andrew Yang as the big draw;

Our friend Carlos Alvarez shined in June with his Twelve Tips - Speak Your Way to Success;

The number one interview for May was Tom Hudson and Guns, Laws & Responsibility;

Brad Anderson and Iowa AARP - Flexing their Muscle took top honors for April;

In March we introduced you to Peter Stockdale from The Audible Farm Podcast a big winner;

This February interview about Black Businesses and Black Friday was a monster hit with Abena Imhotep;

We started 2019 off with this January conversation about Velocity Economics with Dr. Chris Draper.

Of course this is just a tiny fraction of the many, many interviews we conducted in 2019. What we found interesting is that not only are the topics wide and varied we also know that huge numbers were reached because our subjects employed successful social media techniques to drive traffic to their story. It's a lesson for everyone.

Thanks for being with us this past year. We look forward to another record 2020.

Michael, Chap, Aaron, Hunter & James - The Crew of Insight on Business the News Hour

 

 

The Business News Headlines 30 December 2019

Back to work...like we really ever left...right?  It's the business news headlines for the final Monday of 2019. In the news today:

  • A new Federal Reserve study on tariffs says....
  • New shipping costs for stuff over 50 pounds;
  • More retail headaches coming in 2020;
  • New Tesla vehicles are out...all made in China;
  • Gas prices to go up soon and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Paw-Ternaty Leave" Paid.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard on this holiday shortened week with some business events. Laura from DM Biz Mixer can be heard right here.

Thanks for coming by. 

 

The Business News Headlines 26 December 2019

Back from the holiday and the stock market continued its winning ways today. That is part of what we've got to share with you. In other business news:

  • Consumers spent loads this holiday season;
  • Yet another reason to part with some of your cash;
  • Workers in half of U.S. states to get a raise;
  • Shoppers tell Target to ditch the plastic;
  • The Santa Session is happening on Wall Street;
  • Got sloppy co-workers? A researcher says there are two reasons for that.

Those stories plus a two part interview with Admiral Mike Franken who is running to represent the Democrats in the November 2020 election and become the new junior U.S. Senator from Iowa. Here is Part One of that conversation.

And, here is part two of my interview with Mike Franken.

Thanks for coming by!

Meet Admiral Mike Franken - Part One - Running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa

While the Business News Hour focuses on economics and business we often have the opportunity to sit down with people seeking office to get their take on those two items. Here we'll introduce you to Admiral Mike Franken of Iowa who is running to become the Democratic Nominee for the United States Senate. Here we do the introduction and start into some policy issues. And, yes, there is a part two. 

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. 

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The Business News Headlines 24 December 2019

Christmas Eve and yep, we're working the business news stories of the day. A programming note we'll be absent tomorrow (markets are closed) however if you watch our Twitter Stream @IOB_NewsHour you'll get to hear some of our most requested interviews of the past year.  On tap for today:

  • Why do retail stores play music and who picks it out?
  • Boeing employees may have had worries about the Max 737;
  • Stocks closed mixed today;
  • A Nike shoe sells out, in North America, in two hours.

Those stories plus a conversation with Dr. Dan McGehee from the Public Policy Center of the University of Iowa. He oversees safety and vehicles. We'll be talking about automatic functions that are here and some that are coming and the difference between "automatic" and "autonomous".  Click here to listen! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Automated Vehicles with Dan McGehee of the University of Iowa

We hear so much about self-driving vehicles but in reality how far away are they? My guest is Dr. Dan McGehee  the Director of the Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Research Division at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center. What he has to say about automated vs. autonomous vehicles may surprise you. What is really amazing is that his team works on projects that are 20 years ahead of production.  

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 23 December 2019

It's Christmas Eve...Eve and we've not only got the business news headlines but also a look at some fun stuff for business events in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro and a look at some friends in Detroit. On tap:

  • Super Saturday was really...SUPER for Retail;
  • China trying to boost it's economy cuts tariffs;
  • Boeing CEO out and the stock...up;
  • The slow railway in Europe that is winning;
  • Retail took a big hit this year. More to come?
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The U.S. sides with Germany about Roundup.

Also today, because of the holiday Laura Kinnard is in to chat it up about some things going on in the Des Moines Metro tonight and into later in the week. Think...Festivus and more. To hear that...click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News 18 December 2019

It's the Mid-Week Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for coming by. You want to reach us on Twitter you can do that @IOB_NewsHour. In the news today:

  • Retailers are getting ready for Super Saturday;
  • Amazon is updating their return policy;
  • Oh, the pain of the "sloping toilet";
  • Lots of job creation but...no people and why;
  • Chances of being audited next year...are up;
  • The Wall Street Report in a word: "Sluggish";
  • Fast Food Workers get a gut punch.

Those stories plus a conversation with Brian Waller of the Technology Association of Iowa as we talk about that groups legislative priorities going into the 2020 legislative session. Technology is a big, very big, deal in Iowa and we'll talk about that here.

Thanks for listening! 

Legislative Priorities from the Technology Association of Iowa

Knowing that every business is, at it's core, about technology the Technology Association of Iowa has a list of legislative priorities they will be taking to legislators as the 2020 session begins in January. Here Brian Waller the TAI President talks about the four main issues and offers some background on:

  • The Iowan Project;
  • IDEA Funding;
  • Empower Rural Iowa and Future Ready Iowa;
  • Innovation Tax Credits & Angel Investor Tax Credits.

Click through to learn more from Brian...

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