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The Business News Headlines 26 November 2021

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the stock market had its worst day since October of 2020 as a new COVID variant roiled the markets.  And, because it's Friday, make sure you click through for Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • The markets react to more COVID news;
  • Pfizer stock surges and why;
  • Fast food restaurants getting rid of dining rooms;
  • The FBI weighs in on scams;
  • Oil prices took a beating today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some Black Friday surprises.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview. To hear us talking about cool stuff to do just click here and thanks for listening!

 

Stuff to DO with Jeff Pitts and Cityview

Each Friday Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week.  Today we're riffing about a bunch of holiday events from Disney on Ice to the Festival of Trees to Jolly Holiday Lights to Santa Rockin' Lights at Living History Farms music in Pella, Martina McBride in Ames authors at Beaverdale Books, Wil Farrell trivia at Smash Park...click through and have a fun weekend and week.

That's a wrap and 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 24 November 2021

The day before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving and we're still at it. A programing note we're off tomorrow but to keep you in the business news "fix" we'll be posting up some of our long-form interviews from our Out to Lunch series. That's where we take thought leaders out to lunch and then record our conversation. And, it's something we hope to bring back in the new year.  But, for today...here's what we've got for you.

  • After the UAW strike John Deere shares some numbers;
  • The new unemployment numbers the lowest in over 50 years;
  • Economic growth figures revised;
  • Still American's are grumpy even with the good news;
  • West Coast ports are doing a better job off-loading ships;
  • Oil prices dropped today and nobody got the numbers right;
  • UPS wants 100,000 holiday workers but, yeah, there is a but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The beauty company Lush says goodbye to social media and why.

That's a wrap and 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 23 November 2021

Our top story today will depress the heck out of my granddaughter...the Dollar Store is officially dead as Dollar Tree today raised their prices by a whopping 25%.  Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith a Iowa House member who has announced his intention to become the next governor of this state. The intersection of business and politics today.

  • The Dollar Store Story;
  • President Biden and oil;
  • Are gas prices historically high?
  • Walmart ain't going back to 24/7;
  • Best Buy and organized crime;
  • Retailers betting on Black Friday foot traffic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • He will take his salary in...Bitcoin.

Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) and his really interesting story. Rep. Smith is running to become the next Iowa governor so we talk about business, education, hunting and so much more. To listen, click here.

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.

Ras Smith - A Conversation About Iowa

While we don't do "politics" on the Business News Hour we do realize that politics and business are greatly linked. Employers want highly skilled bright workers and those workers must come from world class classrooms. Many women have left the workforce because there is a lack of reliable child care and the list goes on. Today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) who has announced his candidacy for governor. You're just a click away from a whole host of issues that impact every person and business in the State of Iowa. Go...

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 22 November 2021

It is the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and it is also the 58th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. How many of us remember that awful day. In the business news headlines:

  • What was up suddenly turned down;
  • Oil futures go up and we'll share why;
  • Musk and Boebart agree on this point;
  • Will Powell be confirmed by the Senate;
  • Gambling more are you;
  • Target makes an announcement about Thanksgiving;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Dads are slacking off again it would seem...and why.

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 19 November 2021

Welcome to Friday!  The Blue Chips had a rough day today and we'll share why. Also, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts is in to check out a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Enjoy!  But, first the news:

  • Tough day the the Dow...blame COVID;
  • Gas and Oil companies faltered today;
  • Some thoughts on the red-hot housing market;
  • Is truck driving...worth it?
  • Who, really, is responsible for the high cost of insulin?
  • Seems a joint EV deal between Ford and Rivian is dead;
  • Another Detroit automaker is pushing vaccines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, might inflation be your...friend?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in....to listen to that conversation about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro just click here!

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview & Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we spend some time riffing about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and today we've got lots of stuff to talk about. From The Iowa Wild hitting the ice on Friday to Shakespere at Simpson College some quilt talk, violins, threads at the Historic Franklin Jr. High, Gladys Knight and the Pips at Hoyt Sherman...wow!  Some sports talk about basketball, football and a whole bunch more. Get local with us...and have some fun.

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 18 November 2021

Yes, it is...Friday Eve and welcome to the business news headlines for Thursday the 18th day of November.  And, stick around for the interview with author Rachelle Chase about the once equality centered town of Buxton, Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • U.S. Consumers seem...resilient;
  • Unemployment numbers fall again;
  • Could the "chip troubles" be over soon?
  • President Biden's approval numbers sink;
  • KFC has some bad numbers too;
  • Another job walk out and why;
  • UAW workers end their strike against Deere;
  • CVS Pharmacy closing stores and why;
  • Will there be a "Fed Chair Shuffle"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Apple adjusts, again, the return to the office.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written the remarkable books about Buxton, Iowa...called the "Black Utopia" To hear that conversation click here

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.

 

Living in Harmony - Meet Author Rachelle Chase

This is both a story about history and also hope. Here you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written two books about the racially diverse community of Buxton, Iowa. A community that was started by "Corporate America" yet the citizens, both black and white, lived in harmony. The amazing thing is Buxton dates back to 1900 in a time when discrimination and inequality were the order of the day. You'll also learn more about her non-profit Uniting Through History. Meet Rachelle and her 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.

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