Insight On Business the News Hour

Joshua V. Barr - Raising The Bar on Equality

Today, for the interview, you'll meet entrepreneur Joshua V. Barr who left his paid job to start a new company, Raising the Barr. What is that all about?  We’ll talk about what diversity really means for businesses, individuals and communities. The divisive nature of our society and what he thinks might be the answer that will heal our divisions. Joshua V. Barr for the interview. 

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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 21 October 2022

Welcome to Friday...ah the weekend could not be here sooner. Here's what's going on: Work From Home takes a backseat to now…Work When Ever”. Can we ditch 9 to 5? Speaking of work the IRS increases the amount of money you can contribute to your 401k. And the markets roared Friday on a hope and a prayer.  It’s the business news headlines for the 21st day of October…thanks for being with us.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • Ditching 9 to 5? A new survey says it's hot;
  • The IRS with even more good news, really;
  • The markets roared on a hope and prayer;
  • Growing concern over the holiday shopping season;
  • Some numbers about credit card interest rates;
  • We'll take a deep dive into pet insurance;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon Musk, Twitter, The White House and more.

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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 17 October 2022

Welcome to a brand new business week for many of you.  While some of us were on duty even yesterday...right?  Did you hear? The FDA Rule on hearing aids came into effect. Also, what happened in Great Britain that helped boost the markets today and some words about those stocks….  It’s the Business News Headlines for Monday the 17th of October, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • Hearing Aids and Walmart made the news;
  • A dramatic reversal in Great Britain;
  • The markets rally after a rough week;
  • Some thoughts on the future of the housing market;
  • Smartphone crater in price? Well...sort of;
  • The Kroger/Albertsons deal being questioned by some;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Fewer Americans rolling up their sleeves and that's a problem.

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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. 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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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. 

Two Mayors - Two Very Different Communities

While we were at the Iowa League of Cities event in Waterloo we made the decision to sit down with both the outgoing president of the League, Mayor Donny Hobbs (R) from Lohrville (pop. 381) and Mayor John Haila (L) of Ames (pop. 60,000). What do they have in common? What are the burning issues? How do you keep the lights on? What about economic development and so much more. Two mayors from two very different Iowa communities. Enjoy, we did!

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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. 

 
 

 

Out to Lunch with Deidre DeJear!

Welcome to a special edition of Insight on Business the News Hour. Here you'll meet Deidre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for Governor of Iowa. We recently went "Out to Lunch" with Deidre at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub+ Patio in West Des Moines. We kick off each of our "Out to Lunch" events asking our guest the same three questions...we call that portion "Quick Bites" and then move into our interview. You're about to learn some surprising things about Mrs. DeJear from her background, her service to others, her thoughts about a whole host of business and political issues. Strap in...and meet Deidre DeJear.

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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 13 September 2022

It was one of those days and some of it was not expected.  Key inflation numbers surprised and the markets reacted. Also today, Twitter made the news in two ways….It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 13th day of September, thanks for being with us everybody.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Inflation surprised many and ticked back up;
  • That had an impact on the Markets and oil was up a tad;
  • Twitter whistleblower went before congress...ouch;
  • Meanwhile shareholders voted to move forward with the Musk sale;
  • Chrysler is saying goodbye to yet another model;
  • Starbuck to spend $450 million next year to do...what?
  • Retirees are unlikely to be hit too hard by inflation and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • RTO?  Some media people are not having it.

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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 8 September 2022

Welcome back! The story out there continues to be about a very tight labor market that is keeping the recession at bay, stocks wobbled and the longest serving British monarch has died at the age of 96. It’s the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 8th day of September…thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Recession? What the labor market has to say;
  • Stocks wobbled all day;
  • Queen Elizabeth dies at the age of 96;
  • Mortgage rates are up, yet again;
  • Might the signals be true that Inflation is receding;
  • Package delivery by drones just got closer;
  • How about electric air taxies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple is not yet ready to deal with "green bubbles".

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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 11 August 2022

It was a one – two punch of good economic news…we think...but that couldn't hold Wall Street together. Oh and tonight the Chicago Cubs face off against the Cincinnati Reds in Iowa at the Field of Dreams.  Will I be watching?  Yep.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of August, thanks for being with us!  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Some economic news to chew over;
  • The DOJ and former President Trump;
  • Walgreens needs pharmacists how badly?
  • Happy Holidays - The USPS is raising rates;
  • The Chicago Mayor has words about companies leaving;
  • A fight at at GM plant results in the death of a worker;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen X worries about caring for their aging parents.

For the interview you'll meet Julie Gammack the founder of the Okoboji Writers Retreat. This is an amazing adventure for any creative to attend. Here we talk about who should go, what to expect and how much fun the event offers. In other words we ain't stuffy.  To listen, just 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. 

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2022

The Jobs Report was, in a word, astounding and, we'll add a second word…surprising. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 5th day of July thanks for being with us again. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The amazing jobs report and fallout;
  • Paying more for poultry? It's a bet;
  • It was a wild day for oil prices;
  • Gas prices continue to tumble;
  • Are quitters regretting their quit?
  • Verizon layoffs but how many;
  • T-Mobile not far behind;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Boomers staying on the job longer it would seem

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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