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The Business News Headlines 16 July 2019

It's all about the numbers...and so we begin earnings season on Wall Street and some big names reported those numbers today before the bell. We'll talk about it. In addition to that story:

  • Abigail Disney is, in a word, livid;
  • Prime Day has a promotion...sort of;
  • Retail sales numbers are in;
  • Where the money is coming from for consumers to buy stuff;
  • Politics and the Twitter Feed of President Trump.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio as he made a quick stop in Iowa to press on with his 2020 presidential run. I asked him four question and his answers surprised me and I'll bet they surprise you as well. To listen to that conversation, click here.

Also today is the second day of the 2020 Presidential Forum sponsored by AARP-Iowa. We were in Des Moines at the first stop of this five city swing and visited with attendees. You can hear their reaction here.

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 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. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 5 July 2019

Miss us?  We missed you.  We took the 4th of July off to be with family and friends. But, of course we were still out there on Twitter, @IOB_NewsHour. Today Wall Street trended lower and we'll share why.

  • The Jobs Report and Cold Water;
  • The BEST food chain in the U.S. is...;
  • Small companies tackle ways to combat Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Co-Founder of Wikipedia says the social media giants are "appalling";
  • Dog treats making people sick;
  • For some the economy is great...for others;
  • Leadership and working from home...

Those stories plus our weekly round up of Stuff to Do in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is right here!  Think history, houses, cars, music, sports. We've got it covered and you can listen in here.  

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. 

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AARP-Iowa

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The Business News Headlines 19 June 2019

It's the early edition of the Business News Hour and we lead off with clues...we're looking for clues on this the 19th day of June...and thanks for listening!

  • Clues, looking for clues;
  • Oh, Oh...this won't make President Trump happy;
  • Apple said to be moving suppliers away from China;
  • Amazon to FedEx, "Take that!";
  • Twitter says you ain't using it so...it's gone;
  • A phone launch coming;
  • The world of shrinking bonuses, but you knew that...right?

Those stories plus a conversation we had some time ago with Mike Curtin the CEO of the DC Central Kitchen where it's much more than food. Click here for that story.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines and More 14 June 2019

You would think that a strong retail report would move Wall Street into the green today...you would...think. It's the business news headlines for Flag Day here in the U.S. and here are the stories inside:

  • Retail Sales vs. Global Tension - And the winner is;
  • Bayer buys trouble with Roundup now spending plenty;
  • Just how much do we love our pets?
  • 600 companies say, "Enough already!";
  • Foldable phones...just don't get it;
  • Dad taking time off? Don't bet on it;
  • Big meat goes...meatless.

Those stories plus our Friday Fun Day exchange with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Join us as we riff about a bunch of things from movies to sports to music and more... To listen to that, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines & More 7 June 2019

You would think...think that because of the lousy job numbers posted this morning from the Labor Department the stocks would react downward...you would think.  It's the business news hour for Friday the 7th of June, thanks for coming by.  Today:

  • The reason the markets soared today;
  • Let's talk tax cuts and working families;
  • Parents who work for Nike are mad...really pissed;
  • A bookseller to be sold;
  • Another state to sue over the opioid crisis;
  • A burger that "bleeds" beet juice;
  • Why universities are shutting down their MBA programs.

Those stories and, because it's Friday we've got Stuff to DO in the Metro with Cityview Magazine Jeff Pitts and his "faithful companion" Trevor Babcock. Have some fun already...you deserve it.  To listen in, click here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines and More 6 June 2019

Today the markets opened lower, gained some steam but then fell a bit. You can keep up with the latest market news by following our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour.  Today here are the stories we've got for you:

  • Bernie Sanders and Walmart;
  • Walmart and the Minimum Wage and new vests;
  • What states will hurt the most if the tariffs get placed on Mexico?
  • The science of stopping a bullet;
  • That vehicle merger?  Forget about it;
  • Cars, car loans and what folks are willing to pay;
  • Some of the worst cities in America are...

Those stories plus a conversation with one of the founders of the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition a group that is punching above their weight in the first in the nation caucus state. Our guest is Mitch Henry. Click here for that conversation.

Thanks for coming by!

 

The Business News Headlines and Gov. Jay Inslee

Welcome back to Insight on Business the News Hour for Tuesday the 4th of June. Thanks for coming by. Today in the business news headlines ahead of our conversation with 2020 presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA):

  • Trade tensions dissipate and tech rallies;
  • Tesla gets $ from who???
  • CVS expanding even more into the health care arena;
  • Imagine an airplane where the seats are in the wings;
  • How much must you make in a year to be...rich?
  • New toys for millennials seeking comfort in the past.

Those stories and a conversation with Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) as he makes his case for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 elections. While you may have heard of Gov. Inslee and his stand on climate change we didn't start there but on the surprising economics of Washington State. Here is that story. 

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 3 June 2019

When we closed to books on Friday there was hope the markets would bounce back on the first trading day in June. That was not to be.  Here's what we've got just a click away:

  • Apple and iTunes and watches;
  • Farmers in Canada also in trouble;
  • Amazon says it's all about speed;
  • President Trump goes after AT&T;
  • News about Russia and Tinder;
  • Heard about "Deep Fakes?
  • And, we're not making this up, a new toilet paper roll for Millennials.

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk it up about business events and more. Click here to listen in. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Business News Headlines 30 May 2019

A different format at a different time of day. The business news on your time. Today we've got quite a list of interesting stories and you'll be able to track what happens on Wall Street by following our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour.  Today:

  • The bond yield and you;
  • Wait, Payless Shoes still open;
  • Careful what you promise;
  • Pssst Google says is it "confidential";
  • Who, other than consumers, gets stung by the trade war?
  • Ultra-Prepared Food - It could be killing you.

Those stories and we go deep into a conversation about firearms with Tom Hudson a partner in the Johnston, Iowa based Crossroads Shooting Sports. We talk gun sales, gun laws, training, responsibility and the odd reason why firearm sales are down. What he says might surprise you...listen in right here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 22 May 2019

It's the "Vacation Edition" of the Business News Headlines. Today as stocks struggle with trade concerns we've got these stories:

  • Department stores struggle and their stocks fade;
  • While some retailers sink Target gets a bump up;
  • Lowe's disappoints but Home Depot...nope;
  • Good news for Apple computer fans;
  • Want a Tesla? New pricing;
  • Just in case you've run out of stuff to worry about we've got a looming story;
  • Want extra time to do the SAT? Move to a more affluent school.

Those stories plus an amazing conversation with author and 2020 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson. We talk about economics, families, working folks, the system and so much more. And, at no time did it seem like she had to talk...politically. Very interesting and to hear that...click right here

Thanks for coming by!