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Insight on Business the News Hour is a daily look at the business news of the nation/region and long form business interviews.

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Interesting local perspective!

By Emily in Iowa - May 26 2017
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Michael asks great questions and it's great to hear about local work

Great Show!

By Brent Pohlman - May 18 2014
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Michael Libbie always brings a unique perspective! Well worth subscribing to.

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Interesting local perspective!

By Emily in Iowa - May 26 2017
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Michael asks great questions and it's great to hear about local work

Great Show!

By Brent Pohlman - May 18 2014
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Michael Libbie always brings a unique perspective! Well worth subscribing to.
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Insight On Business the News Hour

Latest release on Aug 14, 2020

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Insight on Business the News Hour is a daily look at the business news of the nation/region and long form business interviews.

The Business News Headlines 14 August 2020

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We made it to Friday...whew.  What a week!  Here's what we've got cooked up for you today the 14th of August:

  • How long can Wall Street ignore congress;
  • In case you're looking massive vacancies in NYC;
  • More serious concerns about the USPS;
  • Retail sales are up...what wasn't;
  • No new stimulus and the impact;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Nations imposing more travel restrictions.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine lightens the moment as we riff about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Click here to hear! 

Thanks for listening. 

Aug 14 2020

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

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Yes, it's Friday...expect only fun here as Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and I riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. A shout out to Advertureland, the Krantz Family (took me awhile). We also talk about the Iowa State Fair that ain't going on now. The Farmers Markets and more...oh and this really great program being done by the Girl Scouts of America.  Think cookies and drink.  Yeah...we're in.  Here's Jeff: 

Aug 14 2020

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The Business News Headlines 13 August 2020

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We're back following three days of being without power and having to cobble together broadcast equipment in any number of places.  I'll share that brief story first.  In the business news headlines:

  • REI had a big announcement today;
  • Impossible Foods racking up the coin;
  • A COVID19 "building boom"?
  • Who is delivering a majority of Amazon orders?
  • Yet another company announces "Work from Home:;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An industry that six months ago was booming...now on the ropes?

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney one of the Tero International Trainers about personality preferences and how knowing yours and the personalities of your team can have a positive impact for everybody especially in this age of our nearly endless virtual meetings.  Liz Cooney and the world of Myers/Briggs is right here.

Thanks for listening!

Aug 13 2020

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Personality, Leadership & Virtual Meetings with Tero International

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Your personality and your leadership style during COVID19 and, really anytime. Today a returning guest is Liz Cooney one of the trainers from Tero International. We're going to talk about how personality impacts leaders and why it's not only important to know more about your personality but also the members of your team. Here Liz will talk about The Myers & Briggs Foundation and how knowing your personality preference, and those that you lead, will help smooth out the road-bumps of leadership.  Let's go!  

Aug 13 2020

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The Business News Headlines 12 August 2020

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Once again from our "mobile studio" due to being without power for day three it's the business news headlines. They say we may be back with some juice...tomorrow...or Saturday.  In the newscast tonight:

  • Millennial Moms take a hit;
  • Airbnb looks to go public;
  • Roku surprises Wall Street;
  • More bad news from retail;
  • Heard of Ghost Kitchens?
  • United Airlines ramping up rewards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TicTok - More troubles.

Thanks for listening! 

Aug 12 2020

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The Business News Headlines 11 August 2020

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Back for the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines...once again, no power at our studio so we've had to grab some different gear.  They say, here in Iowa there are over 250,000 without power due to a storm that raged through yesterday morning.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Thousands are closing but nobody knows how many;
  • Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise;
  • How folks in Germany pay for stuff;
  • Amazon headed to the Motor City;
  • Shares of a service we've been using for months fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden has made his pick.

Thanks for listening!

Aug 11 2020

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The Business News Headlines 10 August 2020

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Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines... And, it's been quite the day. A major storm rolled thought Central Iowa this morning knocking down power lines, taking roofs off of buildings and leaving nearly 20,000 without power. Like...us.  So today we cobbled together a different mic, power source and more to deliver these stories:

  • Amazon to come to the aid of...Malls?
  • Blue Chips came alive today;
  • We've got a new housing report;
  • Changes coming to Uber and Lyft;
  • The president and Social Security;
  • We know what you've been buying and will share;
  • The "essential workers" that may soon be unemployed.

Thanks for listening...

Aug 10 2020

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The Business News Headlines 7 August 2020

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We made it to Friday kids!  Here's the business news headlines we've got ready for you today and some surprising stuff:

  • Markets stalled most of the day but the final hour....
  • A look inside the recent jobs report that's not so rosy;
  • Will the work from home trend continue;
  • Commercial Real Estate people hope not;
  • Out with urban living...in with the burbs;
  • The USPS continues to bleed...badly;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic has done a number on fashion with the exception of...

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to riff on Stuff to Do in the greater Des Moines Metro.  DO NOT expect anything serious here as we talk about music, bands, festivals, plays and broadswords. To hear that silliness click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Aug 07 2020

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

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Each weekday we bring you the top business news headlines and insights into business with long form business interview. But, all of that ends late on Friday when we get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with us to riff about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect anything too serious here. But you will hear about events happening like art and entertainment, a Renaissance Fair, music events and some "side conversations" about broadswords and bands.  We've got Zoo Brew and we also touch on RAGBRAI...remember that?  Here we go!  

Aug 07 2020

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The Business News Headlines 6 August 2020

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Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines for the 6th day of August, 2020. Here's what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • New York State seeks to dissolve the NRA;
  • Gold prices and the possibility of $4,000 an ounce;
  • Some scary job numbers;
  • Uber reported second quarter results;
  • How miserable is the United States;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Airlines and air fares...it's a mess.

Those stories plus you’ll meet hospital CEO Brian Dieter and CFO Gary Botine...as we discuss an issue that impacts nearly every hospital in the nation...and how that impacts you...the citizen. To listen to that segment, click here.  

Aug 06 2020

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Hospitals Facing Difficult Decisions & Time is Ticking

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Strap in because this segment deals with every community in the United States. Several months ago U.S. hospitals took advantage of something called the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program or MAAPP. It was intended to assist hospitals that were too large for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to pay for staffing and increased costs associated with COVID19. In addition many hospitals were told to cease "elective procedures" which also had an impact on their fiscal health. Here with us today is Brian Dieter, President & CEO of Mary Greeley Medical Center based in Ames, Iowa and Gary Botine the hospital CFO to explain the program, what it means to you and what they hope to negotiate in the coming weeks.

Aug 06 2020

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The Business News Headlines 5 August 2020

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Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 5th day of August. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It was all smiles on Wall Street;
  • Mortgage rates dive once again but...;
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline is a zombie;
  • Exxon is having "issues" with reserves;
  • Young people and the economy...it ain't pretty;
  • Bad news for movie theaters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tesla has a new rival and investors dig it.

Thanks for listening! 

Aug 05 2020

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The Business News Headlines 4 August 2020

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Welcome back to the Business News Headlines this time for Tuesday the 4th day of August. Here is what we've got on tap for you today...and just a click away:

  • The pandemic just hit NBC Universal;
  • Looking for Clorox Wipes...gonna have to wait;
  • Uber employees may work from home until...
  • Would you share your medical history with your employer;
  • The department store of the future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yes, your workday is longer...but you knew that.

That's a wrap. Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

Aug 04 2020

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The Business News Headlines 3 August 2020

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Welcome to the first business day of August!  Here's what we've got for you from the world of business:

  • Furloughed workers now seeing their jobs...disappear;
  • President Trump takes credit for the market bounce;
  • Clorox: Supply, Demand and a New CEO;
  • Retail bankruptcies continue to mount;
  • A storied brand sent to the trash bin today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stimulus Checks & Credit Cards...it's a story.

Plus today for the interview you'll hear from restaurateur Carl Wertzberger from a locally owned West Des Moines, Iowa eatery, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. It's a candid conversation about how to survive, and even thrive, in the face of COVID19. You'll hear a series of management practices that may work for any business.  To listen to that conversation just click here. 

Aug 03 2020

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The Restaurant Business During COVID19

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Depending on what data you look at the restaurant business is in serious trouble. We've had reports that as many as 70% of restaurants currently in operation will close forever as a result of COVID19. Today we're going to talk about that with Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's Kitchen + Pup + Patio located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inside you'll hear what Carl and his crew have developed that has allowed them to stay in business and even grow. From technology to menu design to staffing, training and attempting to stay a step ahead.  It's a great set of practical ideas for just about any business. Meet Carl: 

Aug 03 2020

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The Business News Headlines 31 July 2020

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You get the feeling it has been a very long...month?  For the final day of July 2020 here are the business news headlines we've got for you:

  • COVID19 kills so to does homelessness, starvation and stress;
  • Today you'll meet another Zombie Retailer;
  • Wine, it seems, is a big, big deal;
  • Electric Vehicles and charging stations;
  • Tesla going on a hiring spree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How Americans are coping with losing income.

Those stories and then we change gears and have some fun with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro in this fun, hyper-local visit. Expect...nothing too serious.  You deserve it! To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening!

Jul 31 2020

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

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Each week we climb into our Hyper-Local Machine and get Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine to come by and chat it up about "Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro". And, he does not disappoint. Now, for full disclosure do not expect much seriousness coming from this conversation. It's all in fun and hell, you need some fun right about now.  From virtual plays to reclaiming your summer concert series to broadswords...yes broadswords click through for some fun: 

Jul 31 2020

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The Business News Headlines 30 July 2020

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Getting closer to the weekend...welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We achieved a record today...but it wasn't good;
  • Walmart to cut jobs;
  • Starting today you can buy "plant burgers" there;
  • United to cut more pilots;
  • Coca Cola to launch a new product;
  • McDonald's announces two major programs;
  • California Pizza files for bankruptcy;
  • Nordstrom cutting staff and pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the "middle-ground" of restaurants going...away?

Thanks for listening!  

Jul 30 2020

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The Business News Headlines 29 July 2020

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It's already mid-week and welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 29th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets move higher on Powell remarks;
  • Boeing CEO "confident" no matter who wins in November;
  • Why Facebook bought Instagram;
  • Snap to snap up more women and minorities;
  • Jobs that can be done from...home;
  • Will J.C. Penny liquidate;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Food insecurity is rising in America.

Those stories plus a conversation about COVID19 and making buildings, busses, classrooms and homes...safe. My guest is Joe Galasso from the company Protective Environmental Systems who says he can help answer the question, "Is it safe?". To hear that interview, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Jul 29 2020

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But, Is It...Safe? Meet Joe Galasso

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We're talking about COVID19 and the question everyone has first, "But, is it safe?". There are so many theories so many problematic and false stories...and people are scared. Two weeks ago Joe Galasso reached out to us asking if we might be interested in telling his business story. Once we spent some time researching what he does we said we were interested in letting you know more about Protective Environmental Systems and what they provide to people and businesses across the country.  Here Joe answers our community question, "But, is it safe?"

Jul 29 2020

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iTunes Ratings

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Interesting local perspective!

By Emily in Iowa - May 26 2017
Read more
Michael asks great questions and it's great to hear about local work

Great Show!

By Brent Pohlman - May 18 2014
Read more
Michael Libbie always brings a unique perspective! Well worth subscribing to.