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The Business News Headlines 21 July 2022

In yet another surprise U.S. jobless claims were up and over expectations. and that caused us to do a double take.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 21st of July, thanks, as always, everybody for being here. And, a reminder that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Those jobless numbers surprised and what that means;
  • Wall Street posted another winning day;
  • Fighting unions this time Chipotle? 
  • More corporate job cuts announced;
  • EV prices and consumer reluctance but, there is a but;
  • Snap stock...well, snaps;
  • Consumers and brand loyalty. You need to hear this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Americans now priced out of...America?

For the interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International about the opportunities and the challenges of the remote workforce. How can leaders better position their workers and those teams? What should they know in advance and how can they become a motivating factor? Asked and answered right 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 31 May 2022

There’s been lots of fuss about the lack of baby formula…but that’s not all that is scarce on grocer shelves…. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 31st and final day of May. Thanks for being with us everybody and here's what we've got for you today:

  • More than baby formula missing from shelves;
  • We have a list of missing stuff and...why;
  • GM might just have changed charging EV's;
  • Customer frustration and a tweet that should never be sent;
  • Consumer spending is changing and that worries retail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New numbers from the housing industry.

For the interview you'll meet Brenna Young who has reimagined herself, in true entrepreneurial spirit, from catering expert to an expert at navigating craft...boats.  Her new business, Party on the Lake, is not only amazing but even more surprising when it's coming out of...Iowa. To listen, Click here

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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. 

Trained by the U.S. Coast Guard meet Brenna Young

This truly is one of the more inventive business adventures we've ever featured. Brenna Young was on our newscast several years ago when she had a catering business. A couple of years ago she sold that and reimagined herself as a "Boat Captain for Hire". She went to the United States Coast Guard training facility and now can captain your boat...wherever. She recently traveled to Florida to better learn about navigating the Gulf of Mexico. Her business, Party on the Lake, is a real tribute to entrepreneurship. Listen as we talk about it.

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. 

Visiting Iowa’s 942 Incorporated Communities with Dave Miglin

Five years ago, on a whim, Dave Miglin the Vice President of Media & Digital Services at Strategic America, a marketing & advertising agency, thought up the idea of visiting every one of the then 955 Incorporated Communities in Iowa.  Recently he finished that project and now wants to find ways to go back and help these towns find ways to capitalize on what they have.  From the tiny community of Le Roy to the redemption at West Bend. Listen as we name names and Dave shares some interesting stories about his journeys. 

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 20 July 2021

It is the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and today we've even got a bit of Diana Washington kicking things off. Figured you would rather hear 15 seconds of her singing than...me.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, what a difference a day makes;
  • Jeff Bezos goes to space and not everybody is pleased;
  • Cities and States may soon see opioid settlement cash;
  • Food prices? This grocer says they will go up even more;
  • Another student loan company calls it quits;
  • GM and more...yes...more CHIPS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Tokyo Olympics and more troubles.

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.

 

Roger Sanders the Two Lane Rambler

You never know where you'll find an interesting story. A couple of weeks ago we got an email from an old friend, Roger Sanders, asking if we might take a look at his new adventure and business. Two Lane Rambler is all about "Discovering Rural America" as this former newspaper and magazine writer travels the back roads and helps you discover hidden treasurers tucked away in small towns and villages. We think it's a neat idea and pleased to share it with you. Enjoy...

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 Entrepreneur and Publisher Gale McKinney

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gale McKinney for decades and why this is the first time he's graced our microphones is amazing (and I'm a bit embarrassed). Gale is the founder of Twin Rivers Media the publisher of American Cattlemen, American Dairymen and The Iowa Sportsman. In addition, Gale and his family own a retail sporting goods store and a hardware store. Here we talk about the magazine business, the niche markets he serves and the boom in Iowa outdoor activity. Meet Gale: 

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview!

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins me to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. This week we'll talk about a sidewalk sale in the Historic Valley Junction, stuff going on in Cumming, we've got goats and yoga, the Summer Concert at Adventureland, art in Ames and a bunch more.  Don't expect much here to be serious.  Have some fun already...it's been a week.

The Business News Headlines 13 August 2020

We're back following three days of being without power and having to cobble together broadcast equipment in any number of places.  I'll share that brief story first.  In the business news headlines:

  • REI had a big announcement today;
  • Impossible Foods racking up the coin;
  • A COVID19 "building boom"?
  • Who is delivering a majority of Amazon orders?
  • Yet another company announces "Work from Home:;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An industry that six months ago was booming...now on the ropes?

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney one of the Tero International Trainers about personality preferences and how knowing yours and the personalities of your team can have a positive impact for everybody especially in this age of our nearly endless virtual meetings.  Liz Cooney and the world of Myers/Briggs is right here. 

Thanks for listening!

Talking Whiskey with Sam Hoyle

Time for an update about Rackhouse Whiskey Club with our friend and founder Sam Hoyle. Imagine going on a journey and learning the history of some of the nation's small batch whiskey distillers and then getting the opportunity to taste their work. That's what Rackhouse is all about and your just a click away from learning more about some fascinating stories from the still. Enjoy and...as Sam says, "Cheers!". 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long 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 at 2pm 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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