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Keeping Iowa First in the Nation - A Discussion

There has been much said about the Iowa Caucuses and should they or should they not remain first in the nation come 2024. Here is a non-political conversation about why Iowa should remain first in the nation coming from four individuals deeply involved in the effort. You'll hear from Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee, Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership the fourth largest chamber in the nation.  We think you'll find this not only informative but also...fun. 

Make sure you move forward for Part Two where Jay Byers offers up ten solid, and often funny, reasons to #KeepIowaFirst. 

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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. 

Keep Iowa First a Conversation - Part Two

Here is Part Two of our discussion about keeping the Iowa caucus first in the nation. We open up this segment with Jay Byers the President/CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership offering up ten well thought out, and sometimes fun. reasons for the Democratic National Committee to #KeepIowaFirst. You'll also hear from Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee.

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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 6 May 2022

In a word trading on Wall Street this week was…Turbulent. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 6th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody. And, a reminder, we're back on Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL...just in case you've missed some stuff. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, it was...turbulent as the markets went south;
  • Even in the tight job market a wave of layoffs;
  • It was a great jobs report and we'll share the numbers;
  • Boeing is moving and you won't guess to where;
  • Vegans rejoice more places changing menus;
  • A second Staten Island Amazon facility had a union vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A trend: New hires ghosting their employers on the first day.

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 5 May 2022

Yesterday investors rocked Wall Street as the major indexes all finished well into the green. All of that ended today as we watched the bears come out. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 5th of May.  Thanks for being with us!

  • It was a big U-Turn on Wall Street;
  • Burger King sued over...photos;
  • Getting more oil for the stockpiles;
  • Bird Flu - Another hit to your wallet;
  • The next CEO at Twitter? Yeah you guessed;
  • New news about J&J Covid vaccine;
  • Amazon looking for more tax breaks;
  • Fresh news about first-class stamps;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • People are quickly un-retiring in huge numbers.

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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 2 May 2022

It was enough to make you dizzy as Wall Street rose and fell rose and fell and then...rose again. They use the word volatile to describe days like today.  Here's what we've got and make sure you click through for the special two-part segment on The Business of Kosher.  Let's go:

  • The markets were nuts today;
  • A reference to the economy and 1939;
  • We bet Dollar General is having second thoughts;
  • Another stimulus payment in your future?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix takes the ax to the Royals.

Those stories and a conversation about the "Business of Kosher". What is Kosher? Why does it matter? How does something become Kosher? All of those questions asked and answered by my guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been traveling the state for the Orthodox Union for the past eighteen years helping manufacturers become, well, Kosher.

To Listen to Part One click here.

To Listen to Part Two Click here.

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The Business of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part One

Over the years I've been asked thousands of times, "What is Kosher and why is it important?" Today you'll hear from a returning guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who, for eighteen years, has been traveling all across Iowa to visit companies who wish to have their products certified as Kosher through the Orthodox Union.  What does all of this mean, why is it important, how come there are so many Kosher items available and what what is driving demand?  Join us for this in depth conversation about "The Business of Kosher". And, make sure you click through for Part Two. 

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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part Two

Here, in Part Two of our discussion about Kosher we'll talk more about what goes into making sure a product is Kosher, the costs involved and why there are so many products that are certified Kosher. My guest is Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been working with the Orthodox Union for the past 18 years. This is a topic so many people ask about we hope to help you better understand. This is Part Two!

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 21 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. 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. 

Investigate Midwest Acquires Iowa Watch

It's a big deal when it comes to reporting issues important to the world of agriculture and issues that impact the rural Midwest and Nation. Investigate Midwest has acquired IowaWatch and its team, bringing together a combined 25 years of public service journalism to Iowa and the Midwest.  IowaWatch (The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism) will cease operations as a nonprofit and evolve into an expanded Iowa-based newsroom within Investigate Midwest (The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting) under an agreement approved this month by the boards of directors of both nonprofit organizations. Here we talk about what that means with Lyle Muller the former Executive Director of Iowa Watch and Pam Dempsey the Executive Director of Investigate Midwest. And you can help support their work by offering up a donation. To do that...just follow this link.

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 20 April 2022

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th of April and yes, we'll have a 4/20 story for you. Also, make sure you click ahead for a conversation about issues that face so many parts of the country and what the Greater Des Moines Partnership is taking to Washington D.C. in May.  But, first the news:

  • The company lost $50b in value today;
  • The 4/20 report on cannabis;
  • The Biden Administration and student debt;
  • An update on oil stocks;
  • Uber Eats and "reverse discrimination";
  • Unions and big tech companies is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The most affordable city to buy a house...will surprise you.

For the interview you'll meet Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the 4th largest chamber organization in the nation, The Greater Des Moines Partnership. Over 170 Central Iowa leaders are headed to Washington, D.C. in May.  Why?  To address some of the same issues your city and state are facing.  To listen, just 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. 

 

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