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You Love Your Pet…Why Doesn’t Iowa?

We see the news stories way too often. Dogs and cats abused, tortured, left to die at the end of a chain without water on hot days or kept outside in the freezing cold. For those of us who truly love our pets those stories are haunting and terrible. Why do they bother us so? The answer to that is simple, we love our pet dogs and cats.You know what I'm saying is true. With me is Haley Anderson from the Iowa Pet Alliance. Join us as we try to answer the question, "We love our pets but why doesn't Iowa?". You'll find it troubling.   

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 14 August 2019

The Dow signaled before the bell this morning it was going to open down...and it did. Off by over 400 points. In the end the blue-chips closed off 800 points the worst day of the year. The reason is in our first story:

  • Fear of the "R-Word" is driving a sell off but there is more;
  • Walmart adjusts it's inventory moving 1,000 items out. We'll share why;
  • The Trade War, China & Tourists...and Macy's;
  • Imagine the bank paying YOU to get a home loan. It's a story.

Those pieces and we've got a Small Business Spotlight that features the fast rise of a home-improvement company Justin Williams founded in October of last year and in that short time was awarded the Small Business of the Year Award from his local chamber. What is the secret sauce?  We asked the A New Look Exteriors founder that question and more. Here is that conversation. 

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 12 August 2019

The markets started the morning down and just kept heading that way. It's the business news headlines for Monday the 12th of August...thanks for being here to start a new week. Up today:

  • Dare we say the word..."Recession"?
  • This expense is dialing back the lifestyle of Americans;
  • Heard of the term "Wealth Works"? Sounds better than it is;
  • Like pasta? We've got a tip for you;
  • Bayer, the EPA and Roundup;
  • Your career might depend on your..."AQ".

Those stories and Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is with us to chat it up about the Iowa State Fair, politicians, the business of the fair and some networking events happening in the city. Click here for that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 29 July 2019

Click through for the top business news headlines from today. So much going on and we start out with two big things that will impact the markets and our economy this week. Also:

  • GM to close a 78 year old plant near Detroit;
  • The business of private prisons...it's struggling; 
  • Some drug-maker news;
  • The business of sneakers...no, really;
  • Men and pedicures.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com as we chat it up about the reach of this newscast, the business of co-working, social media, the reunion of the Central Iowa Bloggers and more. To listen in, just 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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.