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Brian Finley and Vaccine Alerts

"I just wanted to do something that helped people..." Those are the words of Brian Finley of Iowa City, Iowa the creator of several Twitter streams that advise people where they can go to get their COVID19 vaccine.  He started with @IAVaccineAlerts and now also works with @MNVaccineAlerts, NEVaccineAlerts, MOVaccineAlerts and ILVaccineAlerts. And, it's just him. We talk about his motivation, how it all works the contributions he's received that he has turned over to charity and more. It's a fascinating story.  Meet Brian Finley

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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 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

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An Uncommon Voiceover Artist meet Laura Keenan

We really enjoy visiting with voiceover artists. These are the people behind the radio, television ads you hear and see the instructional videos, audio books...the list is very long. Not long ago we were introduced to Laura Keenan, "Silk and Steel Voiceover" from Los Angeles who has spent years learning and getting ready to launch her VO business. Here you'll learn what she went through so that she could feel comfortable with her talent. It's a great story. 

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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 20 January 2021

I've got to be honest with you the world of business paused a bit today as Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and this historic swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris.  However, the inauguration did impact business...let's go!

  • The stock market reacted to the inauguration;
  • How might the Biden Administration impact you;
  • Experts are projecting fewer COVID19 deaths;
  • Netflix vs. Disney+ think content;
  • The NRA and bankruptcy;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Messing around with the SAT.

Those stories plus a walk down radio memory lane with Jane E. Morgan who is, this year, celebrating her 40th year behind the microphone but, that's not all. She has also relaunched her voice-over business. Click here to learn more about her entrepreneurship. 

 

Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

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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 9 November 2020

There were times last week when we wondered if we'd make it to Monday...whew!  Today we've got these business news headlines and then a fun, but informative conversation with a new friend from Fort Worth, Texas.  But first:

  • Two things impacted the markets;
  • Why Uber shares were up so much;
  • Would you eat a....McPlant?
  • The news that rocked the world today;
  • Santa to take a hit this year;
  • Coca Cola continues to cull;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The disappearing MBA program.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet "recovering attorney" Malone Ranger who is now a noted public speaker and, get this, is the Mid-Day Air Personality on 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas.  Learn the "Business of Being Malone Ranger" by clicking through right here.  

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The Business of Being Malone Ranger

Over the years we've interviewed thousands of people. Each one that appears on our show has an interesting story and we learn so much. Today is no different. We had a blast connecting with Malone Ranger who, in her words, is a "recovering attorney" who is now a professional speaker and....and the Mid-Day talent at 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. We'll even visit about Chuko the "world's smartest horse". Have a listen and enjoy! 

The Business News Headlines 5 November 2020

Yes, we get it...you're obsessed with waiting for election results but...there is other news going on and here is what we've got teed up for you today:

  • A reminder Wall Street is not the economy;
  • The Fed today said this about that;
  • Who is likely to own much of your radio station;
  • Poverty and kids in the U.S. some sobering stats;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Uber revenue declines  but not its stock;
  • Foreign students seeking an MBA bypass the U.S.

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The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

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