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Michael Libbie
Des Moines, Iowa
Working to restore Iowa Values for Iowa Families
Interests: Public Policy, Government Affairs, Marketing, Advertising, Iowa
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Another Sunday and another edition of Sunday Morning Coffee! Dig in for a bit of a Golden Calf story...it's really biblically correct you know. Don't let a lack of policy hold you down. Voting, Propane, Trucks, Wages and good news!!!!! "Iowa is past the pandemic!" Enjoy... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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Today: Another rough day on Wall Street. More small businesses closing. Personal income is up and why. Housing prices still climbing. Oil prices stalled out. Consumers weigh in on Costco and the $16 an hour minimum wage. Some payment problems and an island for sale. PLUS, "Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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In under ten minutes we'll have you up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day plus a look at what happened on Wall Street and why. Go! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The past year has seen successful businesses alter their models to meet the unique times of the pandemic. Here we talk about that and more with Liz Cooney the Director of Training at Tero International. Plus CEO confidence has hit a new low...and how to turn the corner. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: Some Trump mortgage rules may change. The Dow and inflation. Day two on Capitol Hill for Fed Chair Jerome Powell and what he said. Home mortgage rates headed up? Say goodbye to cheap fuel prices. GameStop...again. The Wall Street Report and we'll talk "Chicken Wars". For the interview it's Liz Cooney from Tero International on change and confidence. Go! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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For ten days the Small Business Administration has a focus on small and micro-businesses, female owned businesses and minority owned businesses and the Paycheck Protection Program. Serious help for Main Street. Meet June Teasley: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: For some the tax deadline is extended. Momentum is building for a stock trading tax. Fed Chair Powell talks about the real level of unemployment. Door Dash and the future of food delivery is the question. Gas prices rise as does the price of oil. The Wall Street Report and home prices continue to rise. For the interview we're talking about the new rules for the Paycheck Protection Program with June Teasley from the Small Business Administration. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: New rules support small businesses and funding with the PPP. The "My Pillow Guy" in hot water. Unemployment, Fraud and the IRS. How wages impact working conditions. Yes, the wealthy do pay lower taxes...like how much? The Wall Street Report and the King of Smartphones is....thanks for listening! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee the political stories you've seen or missed all laced with my, usually acerbic, commentary. Not to worry...I leave few stones unturned. Grab a cup or two.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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We continue our conversations about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship with Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent search firm. Here you'll learn more about what drives the typical entrepreneur, what his firm does and why. Plus some advice to find The Blue Ocean. Go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Walmart and stimulus dollars. How about that $15 an hour wage? New unemployment numbers spell trouble. "Chips, we need chips!...but hold the salsa. Tesla cuts and raises prices. Congress and GameStop. Texas is a mess and it's impact on you. The Wall Street Report and what is "sheltering in job"? For the interview entrepreneur Desmund Adams talks about passion, perception, productivity, profits and the Blue Ocean. Go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Retail spending soars and why. IRS says all stimulus dollars are out...but. Shooting down the $50K student debt reduction. Remote workers and the home office. Bitcoin bounce. Wall Street Report and it's just like Uber and Lyft only it...isn't. Think...jets. Plus staying with National Entrepreneurship Week it's start up Chop Local that does three amazing things. Go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Insight on Business
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It's National Entrepreneurship Week in the U.S. and who better to talk about why business people should be always thinking like an entrepreneur than Jason Feifer from Entrepreneur. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Good reasons to file your taxes now. New foreclosure/forbearance information. Worried about inflation? Rolling power outages our story and yours. Farmers and profits and the USDA. The Wall Street Report and the "Pandemic Blues". For the interview a reprise of my conversation with Jason Feifer from Entrepreneur about business and how to think to win. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Insight on Business
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So much hinges on you and your professional/personal brand. Here author, speaker and trainer Sima Dahl discusses that, offers some tips and we even chat a bit about overall business and personal marketing. Go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Insight on Business
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While U.S. markets were closed today we did take a peek at the international markets. Oil is moving up again. Some thoughts about entrepreneurship and why. BoA says "retail traders" are here to stay. Feeling guilty about being "pandemic lazy". Just stop it! Those stories plus meet entrepreneur Sima Dahl who has an amazing back story and today helps people create and maintain their personal brand and why...that is so important. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee, the Valentine's Day Edition, and yes, it's just hot enough to warm you up on this very cold Sunday. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at SundayMorningCoffee
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It's Friday! In the news: House committees are moving quickly on the stimulus. Home prices continue to increase and some potential good news for first time homebuyers. Careful there is shrimp in that sauce. Looks like another summer that will be a bummer. Janet Yellen and G7. The Wall Street Report and COVID19 is busting romance. Those stories PLUS Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. You deserve it. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Insight on Business
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What a list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts. Food, Fun, Music, Sports and No Balls....whoa! Have some fun, you deserve it! Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: What does the Biden Stimulus Plan do for the economy? Words you shouldn't say to employees. Mortgage rates rise again. Goodyear posts a loss of $1.3 billion but stock goes up. Disney says goodbye to Mandalorian star Gina Carano and why. The Wall Street Report, new unemployment filings are in and remote workers and apartments. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Insight on Business
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As the United States enters the second year of dealing with COVID19 we invited Joe Galasso back to discuss a number of issues from proper cleaning to protocols necessary to keep infection rates down. Meet Joe the founder of Protective Environmental Systems. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Something that both Biden and Romney want and it could help save the economy. A deeper look at the American Rescue Plan and kids. Landlords and rents...it's an issue. A new mortgage forbearance story. Stocks waivered after a Jerome Powell speech. GM beats estimates but...that chip trouble. Is the 9-5 workday...gone? For the interview it's Joe Galasso as we talk COVID and Cleaning. Go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Insight on Business
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As the U.S. enters the second year of COVID19 Wallet Hub looks at each state, using five key metrics, to determine which states are the safest and which...are not. Meet Jill Gonzalez. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Mortgage delinquencies and COVID19, Investors hit the pause button, Apple and autonomous vehicles, a GameStop story...again, Banks, Overdraft Fees and some tips, The Wall Street Report and a word about Dogecoin and Bitcoin. For the interview a shocking look at states that are deemed "safe" and "unsafe" when it comes to COVID19. Our guest is Jill Gonzalez from Wallet Hub. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Insight on Business
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A conversation about legislation in D.C. called the PRO Act and what it would mean for unions. Plus the racial implications of "Right to Work" and how it started. Also thoughts about the union vote in the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Alabama. My guest is Charlie Wishman from the Iowa AFL/CIO. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Insight on Business