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The Business News Headlines 14 April 2021

It's the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a great long-form business interview coming your way today as well.  But first, here's what we've got for you:

  • As lockdowns ease fuel prices go up;
  • The fastest selling care in the U.S. is...
  • The Coinbase IPO story;
  • A U.S. shoe company CEO and $30 million;
  • More heat against voting restrictions;
  • Flying soon? Oh, that middle seat;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bernie Madoff dies.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet Traci Galligan the Senior Vice President for Human Resources from the nation's largest insurer and financial services company NCMIC which, we bet, you may never have heard of. Their motto is "Taking Care of Our Own". Who are they and what do they do for clients and employees? Find out more by clicking through here. 

Thanks for listening!

Serving the Nation for 75 Years the NCMIC Story

When we got the presser about a nationwide company started by Chiropractic Physicians to offer malpractice insurance celebrating 75 years in business that got us interested in learning more. Today we reach out to Traci Galligan the Sr. Vice President for Human Resources at NCMIC and learn their story, what they do, how the company has morphed and how "We Take Care of Our Own" spreads to clients and employees.  It's a great story.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 13 April 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Coinbase IPO is about...
  • The Consumer Price Index and...inflation;
  • Now it's rubber automakers are worried about;
  • "The Woz" hits TV with Unicorn Hunters;
  • A gas tax to pay for the Biden infrastructure plan;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Three-hundred movie theaters go...dark.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 8 April 2021

Welcome back and we're closing in on the Weekend. Thanks for coming by and a reminder that you can follow us all day, and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Fed stays "dovish" and the S&P roars;
  • The new jobless claims surprised everybody;
  • Southwest recalling employees for....
  • Embattled NRA chief says it was a memory issue;
  • Hey, chip makers, hurry up will ya;
  • Boomers and Blue Chips;
  • A new weed story for you from Canada;
  • Levi sales down but outlook up;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Introvert/Extrovert?  How to find out!

Plus for the interview you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts a company based in Michigan. RAParts has seen monumental growth over the past several years and we break that down.  We're talking world-wide sales, technology and customer service.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 29 March 2021

If you had not yet heard that ship that was blocking the Suez Canal...well, the boat...is afloat.  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Big news about how effective the vaccine is;
  • President Biden is asking for mask mandates;
  • Troubling signs of an increase in COVID19 infections;
  • A stimulus payment update;
  • A deadline for Medicare looms this week;
  • The eviction deadline is extended;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do these systems really "eat" resumes?

For the interview you'll meet professional videographer Nika Clark from Tero International. You'll learn more about this former broadcaster who now turns out very directed video work for Tero plus some solid tips for business as you consider using video in your marketing efforts. Click here to meet Nika! 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 25 March 2021

It's a busy business news day but we start off today with a special note from FEMA and while it's not business it may be helpful for those of you listening. Here's what we've got today:

  • FEMA to help pay for burial costs;
  • No, that vaccine was meant for...
  • 127 Million Households a big number;
  • Savings and getting a better bank deal;
  • Not another toilet paper shortage;
  • Good news from the unemployment line;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Getting high in New York State.

For the interview it's Desmund Adams with us from Focus and Find in the closing days of National Women's Month. Here is the question: As women make up the majority of Americans why are they not better represented in board rooms and c-suites?  And, what if we told you that if that happened businesses could drive better profits?  Click here to listen! 

 

The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 23 March 2021

Welcome back and we've got quite the mixed bag of news for you today plus an interesting conversation about high mileage vehicles that may not be that high at all. But first the news:

  • Rather than $15/hr how about profit sharing;
  • The "dust up" over Greenland;
  • What? A new social media platform?
  • The IRS and...Tax Evasion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This U.S. city is the first to pay reparations.

For the interview Karl Brauer is back from ISeeCars.com and this time we're talking about those high-mileage vehicles that consumers disregard but, in reality, they may only be starting their life cycle. We'll look at the top 16 vehicles in the U.S. that are still running strong after 200,000 plus miles. It's really good stuff! To listen, click here! 

Thanks for being here! 

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