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Talking Used Car Prices, New Car Production and more with Karl Brauer

He is a returning guest who knows tons about the car market. Karl Brauer is an analyst for ISeeCars.com that means he crunches the numbers and knows where the deals are and where they are not. Here we talk about the high cost of used cars, what's driving the market where the best deals are exactly how much more you'll pay today than a year ago and we ask about the future of electric vehicles. This aired originally during our Business Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. If you are into cars...and who isn't...we think you'll enjoy this.

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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 14 April 2022

For some today is the end of the week just ahead of the Good Friday and Passover holidays. A programing note the markets are closed tomorrow so we'll not be reporting on the equities. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What's going on?  Ask Elon;
  • There is a shortage of baby formula;
  • Banks are seeing a good thing in higher rates;
  • But, of course you aren't;
  • Higher costs are impacting diners;
  • Amazon is asking for 5% more and for...
  • The New York AG said to be investigating oil companies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Paying less to remote workers...really?

Thanks for coming by!

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 13 April 2022

Thanks for coming by again today. It's been a busy news day from profits to the markets and make sure you click ahead for the conversation about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Some amazing facts that impact business recruitment and retention. But first the business news headlines:

  • Who is really responsible for high fuel prices;
  • Amazon has a new name for a streaming service;
  • And...you'll be able to hear why;
  • Yesterday it was Honda; today it's Toyota and EV's;
  • Corporate profits are higher than...ever in history;
  • Are those profits tied to...record inflation?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women and "Office Housework".  What?

For the interview you'll meet Bob Rafferty from the group, Iowa Business for Clean Energy. The conversation centers on the electric grid in the Hawkeye State plus why some cities pay as much as 50% more for electricity than others, what about clean energy and how do we get there? The bottom line is, as he says, nothing will be done for our antique system until business gets involved. So, there is a special event hosted by his group on April 28th and business is invited. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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 Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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 February 2022

More sanctions and more trouble for Wall Street. But, an interesting note from Bank of America about the S&P 500 that we lead off with on this the 23rd day of February. Thanks for coming by and here's what we've got:

  • The S&P 500, Tech Stocks and Russia;
  • Rats!;
  • The USPS has some new things coming;
  • Does 10K steps really make a difference?
  • Once there were 2,000 plus Kmart stores...today;
  • Target has you figured out and we'll share what's going on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will more money stop the Great Resignation?

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 February 2022

Two words would describe what went on with the stock market today: "Sluggish" and "Choppy" come to mind. That story and more plus click through for a conversation about young people, voting and a place called Tapestry Farms. Our guest from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa is Adyson McKinney.  But first:

  • Choppy and Sluggish;
  • A Vegas icon sold;
  • Talking taxes and the expense we all go through;
  • Facing a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers you would think...
  • Super Bowl Ads - What might we expect;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon just doubled some salary levels...no, really!

Those stories and you'll meet Adyson McKinney who will be talking up voting, education, and giving to an interesting non-profit. To listen in, just 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.

The Business News Headlines 11 January 2022

Sure the Central Bank is going to deal with inflation but, said Fed Chair Powell today, "...interest rates should remain at historically low levels". That...was enough to move the markets. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What Fed Chair Powell said;
  • Buy a COVID home test and think insurance;
  • President Biden in support of changing senate rules;
  • The IRS has a problem that will impact you;
  • Bank of America just baited other banks;
  • United Airlines cutting some routes and why;
  • EV maker Rivian misses projections but...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CEO of the biggest bank on vaccinations.

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 21September 2021

Back with you on day two of the Okoboji Writers Retreat where roughly 150 people from across the country have come together to learn how to better communicate or how to get their work published. After the news stick around for my conversation with journalist Ty Rushing.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Almost Wall Street...all most;
  • Commodities in for a rough session?
  • Takata airbags back in the news;
  • More companies say goodbye to the office;
  • Danger looming in Washington;
  • Crypto Currencies under investigation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Talking "near beer" and the come back.

Those stories plus you'll hear from journalist Ty Rushing who is making a name for him self in Iowa.  We'll talk about journalist journeys, agriculture, wages, business and more plus his new gig with the Iowa Starting Line.  To listen click here.

Thanks for being with us...

 

The Business News Headlines 17 September 2021

Glad to be back with you and a shout out to Chap Ramsey who took care of the show yesterday for me.  It's the end of the business week and this is what we've got for you today:

  • The restaurant loses 30% of it's customers...daily;
  • Restaurants are shutting down and why;
  • Some Starbucks workers want a union;
  • Should you tip for takeout?
  • Vaccines, Mandates and United Airlines;
  • New news about booster shots;
  • He stole $30 million for...love;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Adult tantrums are a thing.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  Let's go!

Thanks for listening. 

The Business News Headlines 16 September 2021

It is the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. Our host, Michael Libbie, has the day off so you're getting Chap Ramsey and the written version of the headlines.  Here is what's been going on:

  • August Retail Surprise - It was a complete surprise as data showed retail sales grew by .7% in August. Economists had projected retail sales would fall by .8%.  Meanwhile if auto sales are excluded sales jumped by 1.8%. It was a solid report.
  • Wall Street - You would think that those kinds of numbers would boost Wall Street and while they did for a bit the markets ended the day mixed. Those numbers in just a bit.
  • New Jobless Numbers - This is what may have muted the markets. New jobless numbers came in 20,000 higher than the week before. Ending September 11. 332,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims.
  • Just Inhale - Despite opposition from health groups Phillip Morris (think cigarettes) announced that it had taken control of the U.K. inhaler company Vectura. Phillip Morris is hoping to see over half of it's revenue come from non-smoking products by 2025.
  • Guaranteed Income Test - What was non-existent just just six years ago is now catching on in 20 U.S. cities test the idea of guaranteed income. Most of the programs are paid for by using donations. But they all have one thing in common: they give some of society’s poorest and most marginalized people cold-hard cash, and then let them spend it however they want. And, it's catching on with some 45% of Americans favoring some type of guaranteed income program. 
  • Rents - Rents nationwide are rising at a fast pace, according to a new analysis from Realtor.com. The median rent for all sizes of rentals nationwide was $1,607 as of August, representing an increase of 11.5% from a year ago.
  • Wall Street - Stocks ended the day mixed with the Dow falling by 63 points the close at 34,751. The S&P 500 was down by nearly 7 points closing at 4,473. The Nasdaq outperformed getting 20 points above the flat-line to end the trade at 15,181.
  • Bye Bye - And, finally there is this: HBO abruptly lost 5 million subscribers this week, after its agreement with Amazon to sell digital subscriptions through its Prime service ended. Prime members have long been able to subscribe to HBO for $15 per month. HBO says they are willing to lose customers, in the short term, as they attempt to build their own relationship with consumers.

That's a wrap.  Thanks for reading!  Michael will be back in tomorrow.

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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