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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 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. 

The Business News Headlines 16 April 2019

Today the markets were up...a bit...but they were up. That story and more today in the Tuesday, April 16th Edition of the Business News Hour:

  • The Health Care Industry slams Medicare for All;
  • We know where you can get a great paying job;
  • Netflix grows even with rising rates;
  • This week yet another Facebook scandal;
  • Then there were twenty-one - A convenience store story;
  • Iowa ice cream headed to New York;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

2020 presidential hopeful Secretary Julian Castro was in Iowa and we caught up with him in what we're calling Ten Minutes with Julian Castro. Click here to listen.

What happens when you get a Mom who really wants to do something for education? You start something really different. Meet Kristyn Arnold from ANAWIM Housing who has partnered with the Des Moines Public Schools for a very different kind of fund raiser. Imagine a fund raiser where you don't have to spend any money but just...show up! Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 26 February 2019

Oh the headwinds of investing in volatile times. We'll kick it off with a look at what Wall Street took in today and what in the world happened to Home Depot and housing starts plus:

  • AT&T wins and the government loses;
  • No love loss between Elon Musk and the SEC;
  • Fiat Chrysler cutting jobs or are they really;
  • Arlington, Virginia is showing some backlash against the Amazon deal;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus in for The Interview is Karen Albritton from the Newport Board Group. We're going to be talking about change; what makes it so difficult, what are the dangers of sticking to a path that is running out of space, how does disruption figure in? Oh and that business of marketing and research/development of new ideas. Good stuff here and it's just a click away. To hear that conversation click here

The Business News Headlines 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

The Business News Headlines 14 January 2019

Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:

  • Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
  • Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
  • CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
  • A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
  • The shutdown claims another victim;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
  • Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
  • Wall Street did what?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 3 October 2018

Busy news day today with lots of information and a couple of stunning interviews. Today we'll share stories about:

  • The economy is roaring. Everybody is doing just dandy...or are they;
  • Amazon won't be giving its workers bonuses or stock shares, we'll tell why;
  • And the most wealthy person on the planet is...;
  • Barnes and Noble stock was up, big time, today. Why? Yeah, we'll tell you;
  • Wi-Fi gets numbers rather than gibberish;
  • The markets? We'll check the numbers.

For our first interview it's the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Jay Byers who is in to talk about tariffs and more to the point trade with...(wait for it)...Cuba. Jay Byers on trade and more.

Also today, you've heard the stories about how Amazon is playing all of us for fools and that the U.S. Post Office is taking a big hit. Not true says Vic McCuen the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers - Central Iowa Merged Branch. We'll also talk about the effort to take the post office...private and what that would do for Rural America. The price of stamps, retirement costs oh...and the eyes and ears of your neighborhood.  Vic McCuen a click away.

The U.S. Postal Service and Privatization with Vic McCuen

There are some in politics that would like you to think that the United States Postal Service is a mess. That they are losing money that companies like Amazon are taking advantage of the USPS and that to really work well we must privatize the service. Here to talk about all those things is Vic McCuen the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers - Central Iowa Merged Branch. He's going to share some things you don't often hear. Click through we believe you'll learn something. 

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.