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The Business News Headlines 11 June 2021

We're about to put a fork in it...the end of the two-day entrepreneurial adventure known as EntreFEST. Our thanks to the staff and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard to put together a great event. While it's over for this year plan on making this a stop in 2022.  In the business news headlines: 

  • Walmart may have to step aside;
  • Digital restaurant orders soared last year;
  • Loyalty programs and keeping customers;
  • Lying about how much you have...ouch;
  • Manufacturing needs a PR move;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is "Rush Hour" gone forever?

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 10 June 2021

Great to have you with us as we broadcast from EntreFEST an entrepreneur and startup event that focuses on everything from story telling, to funding to marketing that takes place each year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Check it out! In the news:

  • Consumer prices are up, way up;
  • Investors went, "Meh";
  • "Sold Out" sorry camping folk;
  • Corn and Soybean prices are a story;
  • Those hot day-traders got cooled off today;
  • Medicare and the new Alzheimer's drug;
  • New Work From Home from Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Can your employer require a vaccination?

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 9 June 2021

Welcome to the business news headlines for today. Also, make sure you click through for our long-form interview with Congresswoman Cindy Axne who represents Iowa in the Third Congressional District...we're talking...business.  In the news:

  • A tech giant says "stay home";
  • An EV company is nearly out of cash;
  • Billionaires are pushing back on taxes;
  • How about another Bill & Melinda story;
  • Lumber high prices a new normal?
  • Google is laying cable...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why hospitality workers are quitting.

Those stories and a conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne. We'll be talking about taxes, roads, bridges, child care, agriculture, drug prices and even cyber-security. To listen just click here.

 

A Business Conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

It's been some time since we've been able to do in person interviews and we were anxious to sit down with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) and talk about a host of business related issues from taxes to farming to child care to roads, bridges and even cyber-security.  It's a wide ranging conversation and we invite you to listen in.  There is so much going on outside of D.C. and you should know about it. If you are interested in more here is her campaign website

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 June 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines and a great conversation about food...to be specific...Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage from Brooklyn, New York.  No, really.  But, first the news:

  • Ohio wants Google to be a utility;
  • Wealthy Folks, the IRS and Taxes;
  • Warren Buffet pushes back on ProPublica;
  • Nude photos, iPhones and Apple;
  • Wendy's stock soars and why;
  • Single use plastic bags on the way out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It was a bad morning for the Internet.

For the interview you'll meet the founder of Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. His name is Howard Allen and his story is pretty cool. Why the name "Maroon" and how did he come up with this idea to create chicken sausage. We'll cover it all and you can listen 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.

 

Meet Howard Allen from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage

We all love to eat.  Some of us more than others...right? But, far too often we get into a rut eating the same stuff or the stuff we are used to. Today that changes. You'll meet entrepreneur Howard Allan from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. Howard has a great story about going from Chicago to Brooklyn, NY  to work on his trade as a freelance graphic designer. But then an idea set in motion his sausage company with an unusual name (we also break that down).  Enjoy and, yes, Howard can ship you your favorite Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage anywhere in the U.S. Listen in! 

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 7 June 2021

Welcome back and thanks for listening. Stay with us because after the news we've got a stunning interview about getting critters vaccinated without using...needles. You'll meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from Mazen Animal Health. Something new for hogs to dogs.  But, first the news:

  • Refueling military jets with a drone;
  • A major restaurant chain in fights with franchisees;
  • Clawing back millions in ransomware payments;
  • A new Alzheimer's drug - $56,000 a year. Fair?
  • A new COVID-19 vaccine may be on the way;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The hiring bias that won't go away.

Those stories and my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Filbey about delivering vaccines to critters from hogs to dogs without using a needle...think...corn.  To hear that conversation just click here. 

Giving Vaccines Without Needles - Mazen Animal Health

We are all turned on to the issue of vaccines as the world fights off COVID-19. We all know that that vaccine, among others, are administered with a "poke" in the arm. But, what if there were a way to deliver vaccine without the needle.  Meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from a new startup Mazan Animal Health.  And we're not only talking about farm critters but also companion animals...dogs and cats.  We think this is an amazing story and glad to share it with you.

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 4 June 2021

The end of another week and we're glad you're with us. Today some positive job numbers moved the markets. We'll have that and more  PLUS, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. It's our hyper-local story.  In other news:

  • The jobs report moved some numbers;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" sues two companies;
  • Who is worth more? Amazon or Google;
  • Rising prices is a good thing says this chain;
  • Tesla, Bitcoin, Facebook and President Trump;
  • Talking Thanksgiving with Walmart;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An Elon Musk Restaurant?

Also, like we said, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about stuff going on in the Metro. From plays to music to crawfish (yes...crawfish) he's got a list and you can hear it all here.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we roll in with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine to share with us "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Now, even if you're not from here you can get a "flavor" of stuff we...well, do. Also a bit of technical issues that I decided to keep in the newscast...just for fun.  Today Jeff is taking about:

  • The Love Offering;
  • Rendezvous on the River;
  • It's Capital City Pride Month;
  • Raccoon River Days in Van Meter;
  • The Clive Chamber;
  • Farmers Market;
  • Free Fishing Weekend;
  • "Learn At The Landfill";
  • Drive in at Jordan Creek;
  • Yo-yos;
  • Cajun Fest at Captain Roy's 
  • "Welcome to the Dark Slide";
  • The Garden Art Show;
  • The 41st Annual Ford and Mustang Show;
  • And, the Iowa Cubs play.

Whew....

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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