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Keeping Iowa First in the Nation - A Discussion

There has been much said about the Iowa Caucuses and should they or should they not remain first in the nation come 2024. Here is a non-political conversation about why Iowa should remain first in the nation coming from four individuals deeply involved in the effort. You'll hear from Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee, Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership the fourth largest chamber in the nation.  We think you'll find this not only informative but also...fun. 

Make sure you move forward for Part Two where Jay Byers offers up ten solid, and often funny, reasons to #KeepIowaFirst. 

Thanks for coming by!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Keep Iowa First a Conversation - Part Two

Here is Part Two of our discussion about keeping the Iowa caucus first in the nation. We open up this segment with Jay Byers the President/CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership offering up ten well thought out, and sometimes fun. reasons for the Democratic National Committee to #KeepIowaFirst. You'll also hear from Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee.

Thanks for coming by!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 6 May 2022

In a word trading on Wall Street this week was…Turbulent. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 6th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody. And, a reminder, we're back on Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL...just in case you've missed some stuff. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, it was...turbulent as the markets went south;
  • Even in the tight job market a wave of layoffs;
  • It was a great jobs report and we'll share the numbers;
  • Boeing is moving and you won't guess to where;
  • Vegans rejoice more places changing menus;
  • A second Staten Island Amazon facility had a union vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A trend: New hires ghosting their employers on the first day.

Thanks for coming by!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 7 February 2022

Two words would describe what went on with the stock market today: "Sluggish" and "Choppy" come to mind. That story and more plus click through for a conversation about young people, voting and a place called Tapestry Farms. Our guest from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa is Adyson McKinney.  But first:

  • Choppy and Sluggish;
  • A Vegas icon sold;
  • Talking taxes and the expense we all go through;
  • Facing a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers you would think...
  • Super Bowl Ads - What might we expect;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon just doubled some salary levels...no, really!

Those stories and you'll meet Adyson McKinney who will be talking up voting, education, and giving to an interesting non-profit. To listen in, just click here!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

Talking Learning & Voting with Adyson McKinney of St. Ambrose University

Not long ago I was made aware of a student led program coming out of St. Ambrose University based in Davenport, Iowa. Adyson McKinney is the president of the Student Democrats and this bright young woman is with us to talk about questions young voters have and a program scheduled for Friday the 11th of February that doubles as a fund-raiser for Tapestry Farms...which in itself is an amazing story.  Click through to meet Adyson. 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 18 January 2022

Welcome back! We took some time off yesterday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday but back today with the business news headlines and a conversation about something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. But, first the news:

  • The 5G rollout got rolled back;
  • Lousy day on Wall Street and why;
  • Trucking and Vaccine Mandates;
  • Kohls department story troubles...again;
  • What? No check out lanes at this grocer?
  • Oil prices on the rise Omicron or not;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bored? Wordle is out...big time.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mitch Henry the founder of something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. What is it and what do they do?  Click here for details.  I can share it has something to do with...politics. To hear this conversation just click here! 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 23 November 2021

Our top story today will depress the heck out of my granddaughter...the Dollar Store is officially dead as Dollar Tree today raised their prices by a whopping 25%.  Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith a Iowa House member who has announced his intention to become the next governor of this state. The intersection of business and politics today.

  • The Dollar Store Story;
  • President Biden and oil;
  • Are gas prices historically high?
  • Walmart ain't going back to 24/7;
  • Best Buy and organized crime;
  • Retailers betting on Black Friday foot traffic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • He will take his salary in...Bitcoin.

Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) and his really interesting story. Rep. Smith is running to become the next Iowa governor so we talk about business, education, hunting and so much more. To listen, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 2 November 2021

It's Election Day in America and if you have not yet voted in your local election time is wasting. Get on it. Polls in my part of the country close at 8PM.  Here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The Chipmunks are for sale...interested?
  • Facebook ditching facial recognition and why;
  • Hey, quit talking to Alexa so much...says Amazon;
  • For many communities it's already infrastructure week;
  • The rental car business is hot again;
  • Zillow to shut down its home buying group;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Would a "trophy office" lure you back to the office?

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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 27 October 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street...and we'll share why. Also today we're going to get "hyper-local" with our guest segment and visit with Mike Jones a public defender and candidate for Mayor of the small Iowa community of Windsor Heights. He's taking on an incumbent and details...why.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street ticks down and why;
  • Another burger place in San Francisco forced to close;
  • Fail to tip your Door Dash Driver...could mean cold food;
  • Ford reports some good earnings and surprises Wall Street;
  • Carvana, Hertz and Tesla;
  • Finally some good news from Harley-Davidson;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is that MBA worth it?  We have an answer.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mike Jones who is currently a City Councilman for Windsor Heights, Iowa and Mayor Pro-Tem. So...why is he challenging the incumbent? We asked in this hyper local segment...enjoy.  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 business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

 

Meet Mike Jones for Mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa

Living in a small community...even one that is surrounded by the Des Moines Metro...has some advantages. Windsor Heights, Iowa has roughly 5,000 folks living in this "land-locked" city. While small it does have the ability to do some big things and one of those is business development. Here Mike Jones, who is running for Mayor of Windsor Heights sits down to talk about his race, why he decided to run and some thoughts about roads, waterways, taxes, housing, diversity, branding and...yes...business development.  Meet Mike!

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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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