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The Business News Headlines 18 September 2019

They said it was going to be a good day on Wall Street. Heck, record low unemployment, housing starts are up and the Fed was set to cut interest rates...what could go wrong?  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 18th of September...thanks for being here.  Today:

  • A bunch of news about housing and mortgage rates;
  • The Fed Rate Cut - What does it mean to you?
  • President Trump is not happy;
  • Pay your utility bills on time..think Equifax & credit;
  • GM to cut workers...in Canada;
  • Young workers demand new office rules.

Those stories  plus a story about pets in Iowa. What is is about the Hawkeye State that tells us you don't care about dogs and cats...you know those pets?  With me is Haley Anderson from the Iowa Pet Alliance and we'll talk about the sad reality of pets in Iowa.  It's pretty shocking. Here is that report. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 17 September 2019

Nearly as fast as oil prices went up yesterday they headed back down today.  But, all of that didn't much help Wall Street as investors wonder what's next when it comes to the Fed.  Here for you today we're looking at these stories:

  • Oil, Gas and Consumers;
  • GM hits back at the UAW;
  • She is paid $22 million and why;
  • The strike and the local economy;
  • Fed and Rates;
  • Your job will be...mostly gone says Brian Solis.

Those stories and more along with Marketing for Business with Phil K. James of Good Milkshake Digital. We're talking about how to get your existing customers to buy more of what they want from you...and it works across nearly every vertical. Restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, coffee shops even lawyers. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 September 2019

This is a bit late in getting out. We were, often, distracted by the images of eighteen years ago and 9/11 and our own memories of where we were at the time...never forget. In the business news headlines today:

  • The Dow breaks above 27,000 thank you Apple;
  • President Trump lobbies hard for a rate cut to zero;
  • Purdue Pharma is said to be close to a settlement;
  • UAW leaders to huddle in Detroit...will they strike GM?
  • Victoria's Secret rethinking the the "super model";
  • How about a Progressive Pizza Pie?

Those stories and we've got a rare extended interview. Today sitting down with Elizabeth Buck the President of The United Way of Central Iowa and Seth Johnson the program director for OpportUNITY and talking about poverty in Des Moines, Iowa. In a city that boasts a fantastic quality of life there are still large pockets of poverty and families dealing with housing, transportation, child care and wages. Here is Part One.

In Part Two of our conversation we start to look at ways to reduce the stress on working families and how the United Way of Central Iowa is working to that end. We also cover several bright spots including the high school graduation rate. Here is 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 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 29 August 2019

It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 29th day of August...thanks, everybody for being with us again today. Oh...hope that springs eternal caused the markets to react today. What was that?  We'll share:

  • Ya Gotta Have HOPE;
  • Pending home sales are slumping and why;
  • A shocking report about employee turnover;
  • This U.S. carmaker is now in last place for workers;
  • An e-cigarette official says, "Don't Vape!";
  • Those trendy office perks; might they be on the way out?

Those stories and I get to solo it for a Marketing4Business Segment. This time it's about content marketing and Facebook. What might you do to boost your customer engagement?  Here I offer up several examples and...while it take some work...they really do...work. You can hear that...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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

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The Business News Headlines & More 25 July 2019

It's the business news headlines for the 25th of July, thanks for coming by. In the newscast today:

  • Amazon wants you to come visit a fulfillment center;
  • Nissan to cut over 12,000 jobs;
  • The least appealing vehicle is...
  • Tesla sells more cars but still losing money;
  • Housing issues forecast a recession;
  • Seems you like cheap streaming TV...a bunch.

Those stories and more plus the link between poverty and business. Today Steve Roach Knight the communications director for the National Poor People's Campaign visits with me about what they are all about and we make the link between our national economy and...poverty. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 23 July 2019

Today it was all about earnings reports on Wall Street as Coke, Hasbro and United Technologies all beat expectations. In the business news headlines for today:

  • The closing of newspapers and our ability to know;
  • Harley Davidson reported some lousy numbers;
  • Coca-Cola thinks healthy and offers more caffeine;
  • More bad news for U.S. malls;
  • The $25 phone that billions will buy;
  • The 93% tax on California wine.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang. We sit down to talk about how he says we should be measuring the success of America, jobs, job loses, his basic income idea and small business. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines 10 July 2019

And we're off! Early this morning, on the hope of a Fed rate cut, the Dow jumped by well over 100 points. By mid-day investors continued to be hopeful. Catch regular updates on the market condition on our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour. In other news today:

  • The NRA isn't "cooking" their books but...
  • Health Care and Technology;
  • Netflix under siege;
  • China - Manufacturing - Trade it's all back;
  • President Trump and his Social Media Summit;
  • American Airlines is having a lousy summer;
  • The Epi-Pen shortage and new...news.

Those stories and more along with some tax talk from our CPA friend Bruce Schmiedlin from Bruce Tax & CPA who says some tax preparers are simply tucking numbers in returns causing issues for small businesses and their owners. To listen to that conversation just click here

Thanks for listening.

 

The Business News Headlines 29 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour and we've got lots to share with you this afternoon. Get started with:

  • The Ford Motor Company reclaims the number two spot for automakers;
  • Move over AirBnB a big chain is after you;
  • Google parent company struggled today;
  • Did you hear somebody has hacked the McDonald's App...it's a mess;
  • What happened on Wall Street and what to look for this week.

Also today was the Annual Workers' Memorial Day. A day set aside by the AFL/CIO to remember workers who died on the job over the past year. We were there at the emotional event and have a report with Mark Cooper from the South-Central Iowa AFL/CIO and Holly Sagar with a personal reflection on the day. Click here to listen.

And, because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer in to chat about some upcoming networking and business education events happening this week. Click here for that!

Thanks for listening! 

The Worker’s Memorial Day Event

It was a somber morning at the Iowa State capital in Des Moines as families and friends, co-workers and dignitaries gathered to mark yet another Workers' Memorial Day. Twenty-six Iowans left for work and didn't return last year. Inside you'll hear from Mark Cooper the president of the South-Central Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO and event organizer Holly Sagar who has a very personal connection with the Memorial. Click ahead for 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.