Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 9 July 2020

Can you believe it's already Thursday?  Here is what we've got for you today in the business news headlines:

  • Big means better when it comes to restaurants;
  • Starbucks says no face masks, no service;
  • Boeing and the Feds;
  • Jumbo loans at Wells Fargo;
  • Meanwhile Wells may cut thousands of jobs;
  • Reopening of schools the decisions are tough;
  • The Biden Economic Plan rolled out today;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Supreme Court decision today;
  • How much should you tip during the pandemic.

Thanks for listening! 

Connecting with Consumers Through Your Website with John Vuong

Look, we get it. If you are in business your goal is to sell more of your product/service and to make sure people, who may be interested in what your selling, can FIND YOU. In this segment you'll meet John Vuong from the company Local SEO Search. We're going to spend some time talking about how people can find you, what you need to know to make that happen and focus on your return on investment or ROI. We get it, you've got lots of stuff on your plate and that's why folks like John are here...to help you make the most of your time and your investment. 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 1 July 2020

Welcome to a new month and a new quarter as we kick off Q3 today. It was a wild business news day from housing to vehicles to boycotts.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Mortgage rates drop yet again;
  • But, where are the buyers;
  • Airbus to cut thousands of jobs;
  • Fiat Chrysler and auto sales;
  • Tesla beat...Toyota;
  • The ADP Jobs Report;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the corporate boycott of Facebook making a dent?

Thanks so much for coming by.  

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 June 2020

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Another retail center files for bankruptcy;
  • Speaking of tanking companies we've got a list;
  • How bad will it get for commercial real estate;
  • A new travel ban in effect and the states involved;
  • Remember the Segway?  Say, goodbye.

 Thanks for listening.

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 22 May 2020

Well, that week went fast. A reminder that we're on again this Sunday at Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL with Insight on Business the News Hour Week in Review.  But, for today, this is what we've got for you:

  • Cash - The New Typhoid Mary;
  • Cash handouts to everybody...it could happen;
  • The "other farmers" who are struggling;
  • China plays today in two stories;
  • The Wall Street Report

That's a wrap for this week.  Thanks for listening!

Internet Sales & Sales Tax with Constitutional Law Professor George Isaacson

While in Maricopa, Arizona for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Annual Conference and Trade Show we were able to sit down with Professor George Isaacson who is also the Senior Partner for the law firm Brann & Isaacson for another conversation about online sales and sales tax. With over 12,000 tax bodies in the United States it's increasingly difficult to manage and collect taxes. However, there is a solution.  We open up by talking about the Constitution and trade. 

 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 21 April 2020

It was yet another down day on Wall Street driven by some odd things with the world of oil...but that's just one story. Here are the others:

  • If you didn't get your stimulus it's coming;
  • The government website has...troubles;
  • Falling oil futures and what that means at the pump;
  • HBO Max to come online soon (more binge watching);
  • The White House says Q2 drop in GDP may be the worst...ever;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Casinos want to be the first to re-open.

Also today a visit with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and the Runway Innovation Studio about co-working, branding and staying on top of technology as you find ways to work...remotely. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 20 April 2020

In case you had not heard the price of oil for May delivery fell into negative numbers. Like -$37.63 a barrel. We'll share why and that's just one of several stories we've got on tap today:

  • Big businesses get cash; Mom & Pop...nada;
  • Wells Fargo...again;
  • Too much oil means: Think Supply & Demand;
  • Another meat processing facility to close;
  • The clothing industry is trouble...a confession;
  • Debt collection and stimulus checks;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Students to miss out on summer internships. 

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Charlie Wishman the Secretary Treasurer for the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO about "essential workers". If they are so "essential" why are we not doing more to protect them?  It's a good question and today those issues were taken directly to Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa.  Click here for the story. 

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 16 April 2020

You would think that with the lousy jobs report that came out today the markets would have...well gone down. They didn't and we'll share that story and more.  Here's what we've got lined up for you:

  • Meat processing factories closing the impact...
  • Who loses if we lose the U.S. Postal Service;
  • Gold's Gym to close 30 facilities;
  • Oil prices continue to fall...and why;
  • Healthcare workers get a bonus from Mazda;
  • Starbucks has a "plan";
  • U.S.home building stalled out;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Booze, we're talkin' booze.

Those stories plus The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot. To listen, click here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 13 April 2020

So many things going on in the world of business and we've got the top news stories just a click away.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Essential or...not;
  • The bottom could be falling out of the used car market;
  • Amazon and third party sellers;
  • Sexual harassment at McDonald's?
  • The Oil Deal - Too little too late;
  • Sobering news about the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Post Pandemic" Office.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard is in talking about how some are finding out that going digital isn't the waste of time they may have once thought it was. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening!