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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: American Airlines is cutting flights and why. The executives of this embattled EV manufacturing facility sold millions of company stock before reporting a lack of money. Today is Amazon Prime Day but...those prices? Jeep is looking at a major PR issue. The Wall Street Report and your catalytic converter and...thieves. For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the Small Business Administration....go! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served on a rainy morning in Central Iowa. Grab a cup for an observation on Juneteenth, the Southern Baptist Convention, Voting only if you are white, China is not the enemy...we are, Joni and Chuck in the news and Ras Smith announces while Jeff Kaufmann cements his reputation as a jerk Enjoy...but careful, it's hot! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SundayMorningCoffee
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A dirty word came back to Wall Street. Time for the Oat Milk War. The U.S. retreat from the ocean and what that has meant for manufacturers and consumers. Worker, cars and pot. The Wall Street Report and how employers are embracing Juneteenth. PLUS Jeff from Cityview is in and we riff on Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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You are about to hear an amazing story from the founder of Flikshop. His name is Marcus Bullock and what he has created is changing and saving lives...and he's not done...more to come. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers and that could be a good thing. The USPS is being sued over mail trucks. Black shoppers are not pleased with what is being offered so they are leaving up to $300 billion on the table. Food prices soar and why. The housing crunch is, in a word, "dire". The Wall Street Report and if you want to work remotely don't live in Colorado. Those stories and you'll meet Marcus Bullock the founder of Flickshop...something that is actually changing lives one photo at a time. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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Mississippi files a lawsuit over drug pricing and why. Meanwhile legal issues in Indiana regarding unemployment benefits. That big ship just got...docked. The Fed is talking inflation. Ford brings back a nameplate not out since 1996. House hunting? We've got mortgage rates. The cost of renting is up...again. The Wall Street Report and young women say no to having children and...why. Let's go! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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A surprising conversation about refugees, population, housing, jobs and why immigrants may well be the answer to the stagnant population growth in Iowa. Plus a hyper-local event happening soon in Des Moines! Meet Stephanie Moris. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: Spying on workers is...costly. Trade tensions ease between the U.S. and the EU. A new chair for the FTC and...she is 32. The EV Endurance is back in the news. Short sellers losing to AMC. She is giving away a fortune to charity...and why. The Wall Street Report. Retail sales sputter in May and might we have a "New Facebook"? Those stories plus the value of refugees with Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa. Think workers, businesses and communities. Go! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today in our Small Business Spotlight you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees who moved from Colorado to Minnesota and created the 1910 Sip House...think hard cider in a refurbished gain bin. No, really! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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Today: Will the Endurance ever be built? Another mall owner files for Chapter 11. Wall Street is NOT the economy. Ford is betting on small. Oil prices shot up again today. The Wall Street Report and a massive number of Americans are quitting their jobs. Those stories plus you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees from the startup 1910 Sip House in a very rural part of Minnesota. Their story is really cool and that is why they are in our Small Business Spotlight. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served...lots of stuff, lots of names. Grab a cup! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at SundayMorningCoffee
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Today: Walmart may have to take a "back seat". Digital restaurant orders soared last year. How to create a rewards program that is digital. Manufacturing needs a PR move. The Wall Street Report and is the Rush Hour gone forever? Those stories and more. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Coming to you from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and from EntreFest it's the business news headlines. Today: Inflation kicks up but investors go like, "Meh". Want an RV or a travel trailer...good luck. News from agriculture about corn and soybeans. Those hot day-traders just cooled off a bit. That new Alzheimer's drug and Medicare. The Wall Street Report. New work from home guidance from Amazon. And can your employer force you to get vaccinated? Go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Meet Congresswoman Cindy Axne in this wide ranging conversation about a host of things from taxes, to farming, to families to child care to drug prices...a long list asked and answered. Go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: A tech giant tells workers to "stay home". A company that was a big deal today said they are almost broke. Billionaires push back on paying taxes. Another Bill & Melinda story. Lumber prices in the news. Google is laying cable. The Wall Street Report and the real reasons hospitality workers are quitting. PLUS Congresswoman Cindy Axne in to talk business. From taxes, to farms, to child care to drug prices, transportation, roads, bridges and more. Go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Meet Howard Allen who dove into the world of taste with Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. What it is, where is comes from and how he's created something remarkable. It's a great story...enjoy and get you some! Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Ohio and Google. Wealth folks the IRS and Taxes. Warren Buffet pushes back on ProPublica. Nude photos, iPhones and Apple. Salads and Wendy's stock. Single use plastic bags a problem. The Wall Street Report and it was a bad morning for the Internet. PLUS for the interview you'll meet Howard Allen from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage in Brooklyn, NY. It's quite the story. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Imagine a world where animals are given various vaccines without...needles. Meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from the startup Mazan Animal Health an Iowa based company that is developing vaccine delivery through...feed. From hogs to dogs it's an exciting development. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Refueling military jets with a drone. A major restaurant chain and its franchisees at war. The Feds claw back millions in ransomware payments. The new $56K a year drug for Alzheimer's...is it a fair price? A new COVID-19 vaccine may hit soon and it's different. The Wall Street Report and a hiring bias that will not go away. PLUS giving vaccine without a needle...meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from Mazan Animal Health. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at Insight on Business
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A wide variety for you today. From the crime of religion in Canada to "45" back on stage to denial in West (By Gosh) Virginia to Muhlbauer for U.S. Senate (video) to Todd Prichard leaving his Iowa Legislature leadership role to hanging out with the Clive Democrats and finally three Partly Personal stories. Go...and enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at SundayMorningCoffee
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The news was all about jobs today also the My Pillow Guy sues two companies. Rising prices is good for this company. Thanksgiving and Walmart. An Elon Mush Restaurant? Those stories plus lots of things to DO in the Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts and Cityview. Go and have some fun! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at Insight on Business
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For the first time in history the average price of a used vehicle is $25,000. What is causing the price spike? When will it moderate? What about new vehicle production? All asked and answered by Karl Brauer from ISeeCars.com. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Big news from the unemployment line. Consumers (you) and shortages. Wait, say it ain't so...a shortage of...liquor? Twitter is in the news. AMC even thinks its stock is overpriced. BlackBerry and Canada. The Wall Street Report and these employees say they would rather quit than go back to the office. For the interview Karl Brauer from ISeeCars.com is in to talk about the wild price swings for used vehicles. What's hot today and when will prices come down... GO! Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Insight on Business
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Today: Yet another cyber attack this time hitting transportation. Calls to "decentralize" meat production grow. The $6 million baseball card...think Babe Ruth. Amazon and injured workers is in the news so too is Prime Day. The Wall Street Report and unruly behavior in the not so friendly skis results in a big change for major airlines. Go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Insight on Business
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What are the real issues facing Rural America and what is it about the media that far too often...gets it wrong? Meet Becky McCray and Deb Brown who are on a mission to help rural communities become better and do away with "stinkin' thinkin'". Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Insight on Business