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The Business News Headlines & More 24 October 2019

The markets struggled all day and in the end the Dow missed making it back to the flat-line. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th day of October. And, we've got a shorter segment today because we've got a rare two-part interview with the current Mayor of the City of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank Cownie.  In the news:

  • What happened today on Wall Street;
  • Tesla is now the most valuable U.S. automaker;
  • Flight Shaming...it's a thing;
  • Twitter stock drops and we'll share why;
  • Pot profits...going up in smoke.

Those stories plus a two-part long form interview with Mayor Frank Cownie.  Mayor Cownie has served the city of Des Moines, Iowa for 16 years and he wants another four. I'll ask him why voters should reward him for that. Plus we'll talk about promises made and he says...kept. Here is Part One

Then in Part Two we'll talk about the water issue that impacts not only Des Moines but also the surrounding communities that buy water from the Des Moines Water Works. We'll also get into flooding, climate change and more.  Here is Part Two.

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie - Part One

A conversation with Mayor Frank Cownie, the longest serving mayor for the City of Des Moines, Iowa is running for re-election. Here in a two-part conversation we talk about what he has promised to do, what he has done, the issues that so many people care about. We also talk about hyper-local issues like potholes and the technology that he has implemented to connect citizens with their local government. So much to unpack here...click to listen.

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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Mayor Frank Cownie - The Interview Part Two

Here I continue my conversation with Mayor Frank Cownie and first ask him about the issues regarding water, water safety and the impact it has on not only the residents of Des Moines but the communities that are the customers of the Des Moines Water Works. So much inside to unpack on that issue and others. Click in to listen. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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 15 July 2019

Welcome to another week. Wall Street opened higher this morning but then the dull-drums set in. We'll have that story and more in this edition of the Business News Headlines.  Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • Bank Stocks;
  • Massive layoffs in several states;
  • Luxury, it seems, is a luxury;
  • Prime Day and workers walk;
  • China and it's GDP;
  • The story about the down side of one-day delivery;
  • Congress said to be teeing off on tech and currency.

Those stories and a visit with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com with a host of things going on here in the DSMUSA Metro and even around the state. We kick things off with the massive event with AARP-Iowa. To listen to that 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

 

Business Thoughts and a Bit of Politics with Laura Kinnard

Each week Lauran Kinnard joins me to chat it up about business events, education and more. She is from Drake University, DMACC and the author of DMBizMixer.com and in the know when it comes to entrepreneurial events. Here we start off talking about the AARP-Iowa big event of 5 Iowa Cities in 6 Days with 20 Presidential Candidates and then get into a raft of things happening this week from One Million Cups at a special location to Stories I'll Tell My Daughter. Click through to learn 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. 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 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 Interesting Story of James Jordan with author Louise Gately

Suddenly we've been telling stories about writers who tell stories. Our third author in less than a week. Meet Louise Gately and her book, "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy". Here you'll learn about his successful effort to move the Iowa State Capital from Iowa City to Des Moines. His efforts in the Underground Railroad, slaves from Missouri and his work to develop a railroad hub that served Iowa for decades. Louise spent years researching the story of Mr. Jordan and we think you'll enjoy the result. You can purchase the book through the Historic Valley Junction Office. Here is that 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.

Quill & Nib - Our Small Business Spotlight

Years ago Rob Beers was chided by his Mother suggesting that he get a "real job". A guy that marches to his own drummer, Rob decided to go into retail but in something very special. Rob liked custom and high end pens. Our Small Business Spotlight shines on the Quill & Nib located in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa. Oh...and don't go looking for a website...as Rob says..."people find me because of my high quality work...and what we sell". You've got to listen. And then call him at 515-223-6299.

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.

Wine Styles - A Look Back

Five years ago we sat down with Jeff and Bryan McGinness who had recently purchased the Wine Styles franchise opportunity and were looking to expand their market. That was when there was just one location in the Des Moines Metro. Today there are three and there are now 15 Wine Styles Craft Beer and Retail Wine locations from Alaska to Virginia. Step back in time with us as we get into our Way-Back Machine and talk...wine and business. 

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 18 December 2018

It was yet another wild day on Wall Street and we'll have the details for you in this business news headlines review. In other business news today:

  • Toys R Us may be gone from the U.S. but thriving in another nation;
  • Jeff Bezos and money;
  • More job cuts from General Motors;
  • Twitter not a place for...women;
  • FedEx says the slowing economy is hurting their future;
  • The rural town of Slater, Iowa and cutting edge water technology;
  • What happened today in the markets and why.

Also today we'll lead off with Brad Anderson the State Director of AARP-Iowa as he talks about a March vote on something called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. Is it something that older members in Polk County, Iowa will support...and why should they. To listen to that conversation click here.  

Then we'll spend some time with Anthony Carroll the Legislative Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about a measure the organization is pushing in the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature. It's called the Iowa Care Act and we'll spend some time talking about the effort which will touch every family in the state. To hear that interview click here

Thanks for listening!