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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 18 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen this link. 

The Business News Headlines 10 February 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and stay with us for the interview as we talk cleaning and Covid with Joe Galasso from Protective Environmental Systems.  Here are the news stories for you:

  • Biden & Romney agree on this;
  • A deeper look at the Biden Plan for kids;
  • Landlords and's a mess;
  • A mortgage forbearance story;
  • Stocks waivered on the words of the Fed Chair;
  • GM beats estimates but has chip troubles;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the 9 - 5 workday...gone?

For the interview we welcome back Joe Galasso the founder of Protective Environmental Systems a company that manufacturers American made hardware and chemicals to deal with viruses. In this segment we talk about cleaning protocols the South African variant and more.  To hear Joe just click this link.

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 9 February 2021

Welcome back and thanks for listening. Wall Street investors took a pause today and we'll share that story and these. Plus make sure you stick around for the interview today with Jill Gonzalez from Wallet Hub as we discuss which states are "Safe" with regard to COVID19 and which states are unsafe.  It's a stunning report.  But, first the news:

  • A look at mortgage delinquencies and a surprise;
  • Investors hit the pause button;
  • Apple and autonomous vehicles;
  • GameStop dropped again today;
  • Banks & Overdraft Fees a story and tips;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Who let the Dogecoin out" and more on Bitcoin.

Those stories plus this conversation with Wallet Hub analyst Jill Gonzalez about COVID19 and the states, using five metrics, their study says are safe and those who they say are...unsafe.  To listen to that shocking story, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 1 February 2021

It's a brand new month and welcome to the business news headlines for the first day of February. You're just a click away from some of the big business news headlines plus an interesting conversation about Americans and their cars and trucks.  Before that, he're what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street turned around today;
  • GameStop and other lose value;
  • Reports are that Robinhood is seeking more cash;
  • Large investors keeping tabs on the disruption;
  • The DOJ, SpaceX and hiring practices;
  • More mitten's a real thing you know;
  • Vending machines and COVID19;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Quality over Quantity - Men/Women & Networking. 

Those stories plus a look at quality and American vehicles. People in the U.S. are holding on to their cars and trucks longer and longer. Is it due to the economy or the quality of the manufacturing. And, which vehicles top the list of keepers?  My guest is Karl Brauer the Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.comClick here to listen. 

Thanks for listening! 


Americans Keeping Vehicles…Longer with Karl Brauer

It's a return visit from and this time I'm visiting with Karl Brauer who is the Executive Analyst for the company. He recently concluded a study about how long consumers are keeping their cars and, more importantly, which vehicles are still on the road ten and fifteen years after they were purchased. What is it? The economy? The vehicle quality? All asked and answered. Have a listen as we talk about you and your car.

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 28 January 2021

Welcome back to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, we're glad you're here. And, you can follow us all day for stock numbers and our business interviews on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for  you today:

  • Weekly jobless claims are in;
  • Earnings for Apple and McDonalds;
  • Oil futures fell today;
  • Speaking of falling...GameStop;
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wall Street;
  • Getting the message on EV is GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is your ZOOM etiquette slipping?

Those stories PLUS for the interview it's Jeff Griggs the COO of All States Ag Parts (ASAP) in to talk about some recent acquisitions in the United States and Canada. What is the driver, what are the companies and more. Acquisitions, Agriculture and ASAP can be heard by clicking here.

The Business News Headlines 22 January 2021

It's the end of an amazing week. Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines plus the hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street takes a pause and why;
  • Home sales were brisk during the holidays;
  • Looking for a job? Tesla is hiring and...
  • Unemployed and turning down a job;
  • Welcome to Texas now, start drilling;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If grocery delivery is so hot why cut 1,900 jobs?

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in...lots of fun stuff just a click away. Check it here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 21 January 2021

There has been a flurry of activity coming from the Biden White House and some of it centers on the world of business. That story leads off today and a reminder, you can follow us on Twitter, all day, @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • A slew of executive orders & some impact business;
  • A judge says the NRA lawsuit can go forward;
  • United Airlines stock pulled back today and why;
  • Social Media site Parler heard from a judge;
  • Electric Vehicles are a winner for automakers;
  • Ford Motor stock has done what since...Tuesday?
  • The Wall Street Report
  • New jobless numbers lower but...
  • New housing construction on a roll;
  • But, commercial office space, ouch.

Thanks for listening! 

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