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The Business News Headlines & More 18 July 2019

Is resurrection possible? Welcome to the Thursday, July 18th Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we'll look at that store about Toys R Us and more:

  • Netflix adds millions of subscribers but still disappoints;
  • Disney says it's all a stunt;
  • Did you download FaceApp? Maybe you shouldn't have;
  • The UBER "glitch" that has riders paying 100% more;
  • The IRS is changing Form 1040.

Those stories and a conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak who is currently barnstorming Iowa getting out his message. In Part One we'll introduce you to Admiral Sestak and cover his 30 years in the U.S. Navy and how that prepared him for congress and now president. To hear Part One click here.

Then, in Part Two I ask Admiral Sestak what happened in 2016 when so many working families deserted the Democratic Party in favor of Donald Trump. He then tell me what must be done to preserve working families moving forward. We also talk rural issues, aging issues and more. To hear that segment, click 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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Tax Shortcuts = Tax Troubles with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA

He says he can spot errors in a tax return in under sixty-seconds and many of those errors are, according to CPA Bruce Schmiedlin of Bruce Tax & CPA, due to lazy entries and tax preparers not spending enough time asking important questions. Bruce details all of that and talks about what you, as a small business person or individual needs to know to avoid big tax problems down the road. 

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines and More 20 June 2019

As predicted the markets shot up on the open and then settled later in the trading day. It's Insight on Business the News Hour for Thursday the 20th of June, thanks for being here. Today and just a click away:

  • Might the trucking slowdown be telling us something;
  • Shaq wants to buy a company, one you would know;
  • Private label items and the grocery war;
  • Steel tariffs were supposed to boost steel production;
  • Want to open a fast-food franchise? Bring cash;
  • Two stories about jobs and working;
  • A marketing tip for recruiting and retention

Those stories plus for The Interview we're talking with our friend Carlos Alvarez about IMPACT - Speak Your Way to Success. Carlos, from Tero International, has loads of tips that will help you take control over your career by becoming a better communicator. To hear that conversation just click here. 

Thanks for coming by!

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 and More 18 June 2019

And the day started with a Tweet...but of course. It's the Business News Hour for Tuesday the 18th of June thanks for coming by. Inside and just a click away:

  • All it took was a Tweet;
  • What? Facebook Money;
  • Target digital disaster has a price tag;
  • MasterCard says "pick your name";
  • No more tipping pizza delivery folks;
  • More foldable phones;
  • Apple and apps;
  • How much plastic do you think you eat each week?

Those stories and more along with an international guest. Meet Nick Young from the United Kingdom in this Small Business Spotlight featuring Nick Young Tractor Parts. Nick talks about agriculture, tractors, parts and Brexit in this conversation recorded at a recent meeting of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. Click here to listen

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines and More 5 June 2019

The markets shrugged off a lousy jobs report and opened higher this morning. Hera are the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • Looks like we stopped hiring;
  • China now targeting a major automaker;
  • Not new and shinny but some of America's oldests businesses still in business;
  • The car company that sells only 33 cars a month in the U.S.;
  • The one very bright spot in retail malls is...
  • Russia and Twitter - It's worse than we thought.

Those stories and more along with a conversation with James Goodlett who we think is one of the most talented musicians we've ever met. His music is something out of film production and it's not only dramatic but also very original. James Goodlett and his mission to become...more. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Quick Bites - Three Questions for Brad Anderson

Before we launch into lunch I get to ask our Out to Lunch guest, Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa three questions. Each guest gets the same three questions and this gives you a chance to get to know more about our guest. So, let's go...Quick Bites with Brad! 

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. 

 

Friday Fun and Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts from Cityview

It's Friday so let the silliness rule as I visit with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Expect nothing too serious and join us as we talk sports, music, arts and entertainment along with a good deal of riffing on the content. Here you go and have a great weekend! 

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 9 May 2019

It's the business news headlines on a very chilly May 9th...thanks, as always for clicking through. Today we're going to share with you these stories:

  • Nike knows what's wrong and they are out to disrupt;
  • The Markets - China - U.S. Don't ask;
  • More retail stores to close making 2019 a record;
  • A Facebook founder says the company should be broken up;
  • Home buyers can't get a mortgage because of this really weird reason;
  • Uploaded photos and facial recognition software...sold to the military?
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus we'll be talking food and a bit of family history with Paul McSheehy who manages Trostel's Dish. Paul married into the Trostel family and he'll share some stores about his famous father-in-law and chat about the restaurant that is our new partner for our Out to Lunch series.  Click here to listen to the back-story of Trostel's Dish.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 7 May 2019

Unlike yesterday the markets didn't recover from trade war fears. It's the Tuesday, May 7th edition of the Business News Hour. On tap today:

  • Yeah, that trade war stuff;
  • Who REALLY is paying for the tarifs;
  • So how come no inflation;
  • Quarterly numbers for Lyft...they lost a ton;
  • Uber and a strike;
  • If it's not talc it's hips. Johnson & Johnson settles;
  • Veggie Burgers are a deal...no, really;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Plus former Texas congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke was in Iowa and we caught up with him at an event hosted by the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. Ten Minutes with Beto can be found right here.

Thanks for listening. 

The NY Media Empire of Victoria Schneps-Yunis

I recently attended the annual meeting of the New York Press Association where I spoke and met loads of interesting, hard-working publishers, editors, reporters and staff at, mostly, community based newspapers. One of the most interesting people has to be Victoria Schneps-Yunis who oversees dozens of newspapers, magazines, websites and now two podcasts...all part of Schneps Media. And, it all started with one newspaper from her kitchen table. I think you'll enjoy this...meet Victoria. 

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.