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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.

The Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL 7 April 2019

Something new this week! We've decided to also podcast our Sunday afternoon program, Insight on Business the News Hour - Week in Review that airs at 2pm Central. That way, if you weren't able to be with us then...you can be with us on your time.  Nifty huh? Inside some of the biggest national business news stories of the past week. Go ahead, start you new week by keeping on track of what happened. 

Also this week I did something I've never done. I just "riffed" on a piece I  did for the New York Press Association called "Five in 24 - Five things any business can do to rebrand themselves and sell more stuff." Why not right. Then, at the tail end of this you'll get a very quick review on what happened on Wall Street last week. To hear that part, just CLICK HERE! 

Finally our interview this week was with Paul Allen a co-founder of Ancestry.com. Since leaving that company Paul has started something called SOAR.com that he uses to bring the message of "strengths" to the business world. Inside you'll hear about Ancestry.com and how it grew and then sank and now is growing again (something you didn't get on the radio broadcast on Sunday) you'll also learn about the 34 strengths people have and how knowing yours and your employees and your team's strengths can make all the difference in the world. Paul Allen, the extended interview not heard on KXEL. Listen to that piece right here!

Thanks for coming by and we'll catch you next week on News/Talk 1540 KXEL! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Riffing 5 in Twenty-Four and The Markets KXEL 7 April 2019

Also this week I did something I've never done. I just "riffed" on a piece I  did for the New York Press Association called "Five in 24 - Five things any business can do to rebrand themselves and sell more stuff." Why not right. Then, at the tail end of this you'll get a very quick review on what happened on Wall Street last week. 

Go ahead have a listen...and yes, I am available to do the same for your association is you are seeking a way to grow your business. 

Print Media Dead? Meet Walter Sanchez of NYC

We hear it nearly every day, "Print media is dead or dying" but is that really the case or are we focused on only one area of print?  We're in Albany, NY for the New York Press Association and I sit down with Walter Sanchez who owns BQE Media in New York City. We talk about the success he is having with his hyper-local newspapers, what his focus is, how it connects with consumers and we'll spend some time talking about Amazon leaving NYC. He knows...as he was there and reporting on it...in a hyper-local way. 

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. 

Mega Busy Week for Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday afternoon we talk about business education and networking events with with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and DMBizMixer.com. This week it's especially business starting tomorrow and rolling all the way toward Friday. Click through and find your picks. If you want your business event mentioned and given some free publicity head to Twitter or Facebook and use #DMBizEvents and she will pick up on them. 

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 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer.com is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening.

A Medical Cannabis Dispensary Walk Through with Stephen Wilson

The idea of using cannabis as a treatment for all sorts of chronic illnesses is new to most Iowans. We know you're wondering what it's about and what it all looks like. We made contact with MedPharm Iowa who operates two brand new dispensaries; one in Windsor Heights (Des Moines Metro) and the other in Sioux City and got the tour. And, you get to come along. Our thanks to Stephen Wilson for the time. Click through and for photos check out Facebook Page or Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

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.

Small Business Saturday Marketing Tips from The Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL

Today on News/Talk 1540 KXEL we talked about some ideas for small business to use as we get close to Small Business Saturday which, this year, falls on the first Saturday following Thanksgiving (November 24). Click through and listen. Also, find out more about Small Business Saturday by following this link

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.