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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
Recent Activity
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Today: The sell-off on Wall Street Continues. The number one financial fear for families. Food stockpiling is a thing...again. Technology in the hot seat. Chain restaurants and closures. At least TicTok is hiring. For the Interview singer/songwriter/performer Roxi Copland talks about her business, getting radio air, COVID19, and Spotify. Continue reading
Posted 57 minutes ago at Insight on Business
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The surprising research behind confidence. Here Ro Crosbie from Tero International talks about a project that has been in the works for 25 years and can now be implemented to assist people in understanding...confidence. Stunning research... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Insight on Business
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Today: Visa, Mastercard and the DOJ. The Biden 401(k) tax plan. AirBnB IPO. Predicting your food order. The Chicken Wars, Wall Street and more layoffs. PLUS, for the interview Ro Crosbie on confidence the different kinds and what happens when it's out of sync. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Meet Alec Davis part of the team who recently launched a new restaurant in the midst of a pandemic. Part of our series of entrepreneurs who have moved forward with their start up. While it's a hyper-local story to Des Moines, Iowa there are some nuggets for folks...everywhere. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Here is proof hat an entrepreneur can work for a very long time. Meet Peter Children of Universal Products a professional who has been assisting non-profits and for profit companies build loyal customers through his beautiful offerings. No, we're not talking pens and ice scrapers.... Continue reading
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The business news headlines: The worst day on Wall Street since early September. The ways holiday shopping will change. Job benefits that are non-traditional. Pandemic Fatigue is real. Those stories and more PLUS our series on entrepreneurs who are launching during the virus. Today we're talking about a hyper-local story and....PIZZA! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insight on Business
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Fight like hell... We're in the fight for the soul of our nation... Sunday Morning Coffee is served with a healthy dose of opinion about the stories you may have seen or missed. Grab a cup.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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These stories: Wells Fargo and benefits. Mixing politics and business. Hamburgers, lawsuits and racial equity. Some sober thoughts about jobless numbers. Those stories and more along with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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We've all seen the signs and what some in the media say about the No Justice - No Peace movement. But, what are they really about and what should business know about what they are attempting to do. Here you'll meet Al Womble one of the organizers of the Iowa organization. And, yes, we talk about...business. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Goldman Sachs and $4 billion. Disruption in the grocery business. Microsoft extends work from home. Airbus is ramping up. Retailers that are opening new stores. Home sales way up. Wall Street and Flight Attendants without a Plan B. PLUS, what does No Justice No Peace mean for business? We asked Al Womble an organizer for that group.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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As part of our ongoing series featuring entrepreneurs who have made the decision to open their business in the midst of a pandemic...meet Shirley Macleod from Tint World of Iowa. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: The Fed says, "Uneven" about the recovery. Two words: Stimulus & Nope. Mortgage rates and housing. City budgets and COVID19 think...Chicago. Too much oil and gas. Tesla and Chipotle in the news. The Wall Street report and a streaming service to call it quits. PLUS another in our series of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses during the pandemic. All here: Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Due to COVID19 more entrepreneurs? Google and Legal Issues. GM to spend billions. Playing the lottery? Ouch. Halloween spending by Americans. Dairy free...milk? The Wall Street Report and to survive big oil gets...bigger. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: The states where people struggle to pay for housing. Junk Bonds and Dave & Busters. Getting creative with empty malls. Digital skills HBCU's and Google. Target is getting "gifty" again. Those stories and more...here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served: Some notes on the public colonoscopy of last week. Did you hear about Wichita? Who is running for governor in Iowa? The terrorist threat. No Love, No Tacos. A COVID19 story and a visit with Helen Miller. Grab a cup. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The business news headlines: Retail numbers surprise as does the deficit. Detroit is buzzing about EV's. A study tell us what your spending $ on. A deep dive into the retail numbers. The Wall Street Report and Coke is pulling brands. PLUS Friday FUN with Jeff Pitts from Cityview... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: A paywall for ZOOM? New unemployment numbers are sobering. Today, by the way, is Tax Day for millions. Two fitness companies back in court. The Wall Street Report and college freshmen are taking a...pass. Especially at Community Colleges. Those stories and more here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Insight on Business
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Meet Justin Jarrell a very talented singer/song writer that also has the ability to create his own videos on a set that he built. It's pretty amazing and you'll learn more here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Insight on Business
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Welcome back and thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines on this the 1th of October, 2020. Oh, and if you want to reach out on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour. Here is what we've got cooked up for you today: Nope on the hope of a stimulus before the election; Mortgage rates fall again but...buyers are scarce; If the election has you worried about the markets... Pay equity and Princeton University; Rents and cities like San Francisco; Price fixing and...chickens; What consumers are more worried about; The Wall Street Report; And, yes, more Work from Home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Insight on Business
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Is there an upside to the pandemic and climate? Plus another company says to Work from Home...go. McDonald's is being sued. AMC talks about money it doesn't have. President Trump wants help from the Supreme Court. Proof that 2020...sucks? Yep, we've got more. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Insight on Business
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Meet entrepreneur Steve Wilke-Shapiro who, in the midst of a pandemic, makes the decision to strike out on his own and create Sequel Architecture a firm that looks at stories, history and relationships...first. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Oil, Technology, Wall Street, More Stuff in Short Supply, Movies, a new retail chain with only COVID19 stuff...no, really. Plus in our Small Business Spotlight it's Steve Wilke-Shapiro and his startup Sequel Architecture. Click through to listen.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Insight on Business
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You'll catch a theme in this edition of Sunday Morning Coffee and it has to do with the number 22. Thanks for reading! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The business news headlines from dress codes for "Work from Home" to the economy and a "Second Wave" of COVID19 and more between those stories. PLUS because it's Friday Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Insight on Business
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This is a stunning new program designed to help businesses and individuals learn more about equity when it comes to everything in our lives. While it comes from the United Way of Central Iowa it is available to anyone...anywhere. Meet Elisabeth Buck.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Insight on Business