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The Business News Headlines & More 8 July 2020

Ever wonder where the disconnect is?  Stocks rallied today while 32% of Americans missed making their July housing payment.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • That housing story is a shocker;
  • Americans are moving and why;
  • Mortgage rates hit an all time low;
  • Amazon to share more sellers information;
  • Fraud and the Paycheck Protection Program...no, really?
  • Companies slash dividends and it's a big number;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Colleges sue the Trump administration.

Those stories plus you'll meet two summer interns who are working and learning at Tero International. Meet Jessica Durbala and Niko Dedic and what they are doing, where they hope to go and what opportunities are in front of them.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Learning, Earning - Internships with Tero International

This is going to be something different. All over the county there are young people attempting to make plans for their future careers. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, somethings change. But the desire to learn a trade continues. Here you will meet two summer interns working at Tero International. Jessica Durbala is a student at Columbia University in Chicago and Niko Dedic studies at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Both have very different career goals but it's great to listen to the hope and dedication they have toward learning and growing in their fields of study.  Enjoy...we did. 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News & More 2 July 2020

Welcome to the Day Before a Holiday! It's the business news headlines for July the 2nd and we've got plenty waiting and just a click away:

  • The Jobs Report, The Jobs Report! But...;
  • This housing story doesn't make sense butl;
  • Markets boom but small businesses worry;
  • Tips for small to mid-size businesses to "Stay in the Game";
  • Hiring and Construction;
  • The Wall Street Report

Those stories plus a conversation with John Vuong the principal at Local SEO Search. We're going to talk about your website, your customers, finding you, and ramping up your efforts to constantly build your business and see results with in comes to your ROI.  To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by and for those of you in the U.S. who are celebrating...may you have a meaningful Independence Day. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Lordy, lordy...he's back!  Jeff Pitts from Cityview has been gone from our Friday "Stuff to DO" briefing as the staff from Cityview took some COVID19 time off.  Now the crew is back on duty and here Jeff rejoins us as we talk about stuff to do online...like an online film festival from our friends at the Interrobang Film Festival. Or how about an opera from Des Moines Metro Opera. And, nope, not in Italian but in French!  Those things and much more.  Enjoy, have a laugh or two...you deserve it.  

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 16 June 2020

You've been busy buying stuff...and we know what and where. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday and here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Retail Sales Numbers - A Deep Dive;
  • Restaurants are "running on fumes";
  • Working parents are struggling and what that could lead to;
  • Ever heard of Barbicide? You will today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A bunch of companies are giving June 19th as a day off...and why.

Those stories plus the story of moss walls...no, really. Our guest for the interview is Kasey Riley one half of the talented duo behind the Kansas City company known as The Fat Plant Society. You'll learn about the benefits of moss walls and why they are becoming popular among businesses seeking to hire millennials. To hear that just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Voice Actor Abi Horton

Sometimes, when listening to the radio or television commercial, we forget about the work that goes into making the audio work...just right. Meet voice actor Abi Horton who has the interesting back-story of being raised by an American father and a British mother and is able to work both accents into her career. Here we talk about getting work, working with clients and agencies and the three ways in which voice actors market themselves. Have some fun and meet our newest friend Abi Horton and her website is here

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 20 May 2020

Midweek and it feels like a roller coaster on Wall Street.  Welcome to this edition of the business news headlines. Give us ten minutes and you'll get the top business news stories of the day:

  • Billions of dollars and banks are...worried;
  • Trouble at McDonald's;
  • We've got buyers but no inventory;
  • Stimulus dollars and prepaid debit cards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook gets into online shopping.

Those stories PLUS a fun conversation with professional voice artist Sharon Feingold. How she got into the business, who she does work for and much more in this interview that talks about the business of being a voice professional.  Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by.

It’s About The Voice with Sharon Feingold

The spoken word contains great power especially when it comes from trained voice professionals. The inflection, the urgent message the information all have an impact on consumers. Meet Sharon Feingold of Atlanta a professional voice talent used by many national companies to create a connection with current and potential customers. Here we talk about the business of voice professionals, how she broke into the business, the work she does, the competitive nature and advice on getting started. Plus...some other fun facts.  Enjoy! 

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 24 Apri 2020

It's beginning to look like a good time to become a vegetarian.  Here are the top business news stories for you on this the 24th day of April. 

  • Beef, pork and now turkey plants...closed;
  • Remember the lotteries?
  • President Trump to USPS, "Raise rates!";
  • Neiman Marcus to file Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Still not getting the "bailout" right.

Those stories plus a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein as he will soon mark his 40th year as an Iowa radio broadcaster. We'll tell some stories, share some technology, promise not to talk about COVID-19 (but then fail) and also how you, the public, is changing in how and when  you get your information. Listen to that conversation here and make plans to attend his virtual history program on Tuesday the 28th.  Click here for more! 

Thanks for listening!