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The Business News Headlines 2 December 2022

Welcome back and the weekend is here. A programing note that we're back on the air with the business week in review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL this Sunday at Noon Central and yes, we stream. On tap is an interesting story about an Iowan who has befriended dozens of adult film actors and actresses and why. It is quite the story. 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:

  • Well THIS was not supposed to happen;
  • What if we're being conned with this recession talk?
  • Russian oil and the $60 cap;
  • Retail theft and where are thieves selling their loot?
  • People are leaving states for a couple of reasons;
  • Insulin and Kansas, a big story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bank bonuses are sinking. We know....awww.

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 9 November 2022

Yes, it is the day after the Midterms and not everything went according to plan it would seem. Is it safe to say that Twitter is a dumpster fire? There have been some confusing things going on. We told you that credit card rates are rising…but by how much? Also a shocking story from an oil refiner says all you need to know about…greed?  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 9th day of November 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: 

  • Confusion abounds over at Twitter;
  • Credit Card Rates - Through the roof;
  • This refiner is cutting jobs and boosting shareholders;
  • The Meta jobs cut is, in a word, massive;
  • But then what happened to its stock price?
  • The "Red Wave" hit a "Blue Wall" and that is a worry;
  • Netflix has a game we think you'll love;
  • The biggest bakery chain is making major changes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Meta employees are speaking out. We have two examples. 

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 November 2022

One thing is for sure, by the end of the day we'll no longer be seeing what has been a raft of negative political ads and no matter where you sit that should be a welcome change.  In the business news headlines we're looking at how the rich and wealthy are throwing lavish parties and drinking $1,000 bottles of wine while most Americans are pinching pennies. Meanwhile how high might grocery prices go?  We have some thoughts. Sure the mid-terms are a big deal but…a report due out on Thursday might be even bigger. It's the Tuesday, November 8th edition of the business news headlines. 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 tale of two very different Americas;
  • New numbers for how high grocery prices might go;
  • The report on Thursday might be the big story of the week;
  • New numbers about the used car market and Carvana;
  • Which state might pass legal pot today? 
  • Facebook layoffs to hit sooner than we thought;
  • Consumers, Credit Cards and Spending;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oil prices fell again;
  • Pay transparency it really isn't.

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 November 2022

Welcome back to a Monday and our business news headlines. Coming up today all of a sudden a recession is not, as they say, a slam dunk. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal said Meta is planning some big layoffs. Also more news about the labor shortage and what that means. Welcome to the Monday edition of the business news headlines for the 7th day of November and 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: 

  • The biggest investment bank tells us to relax a bit;
  • The story is that Facebook is laying off thousands;
  • Why the labor shortage may mean even more layoffs;
  • We know about older workers but younger folks?
  • Speaking of layoffs look to the housing sector next;
  • Are used car dealers making a killing? Could be;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This school took away smartphones and the result?

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 1 November 2022

Welcome to a brand new month!  Coming up in the newscast today we take on the issue of crime. It’s being framed as an election issue…but what are the…facts?  Should there be a tax on excessive oil company profits? Job openings are up…again. It’s the Tuesday, November 1st edition of the business news headlines…thanks everybody for being here.  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 GOP is hammering the Democrats on crime but, there is a but;
  • Taxing massive oil profits or...not?
  • In a surprise the number of job openings increased;
  • Oil gained on the day closing at $88.57 a barrel;
  • Retailers want your "extra stuff" and willing to pay;
  • New I-Bonds are out and the rates are not too shabby;
  • Older workers...being "quietly fired"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wage transparency comes to American Express.

For the interview you'll hear from Steve Haas from the Fright Partners Group. If you ship anything, small to large you need to pay attention to what he has to say.  It's really good stuff.  You can hear that conversation by clicking this link.

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 October 2022

And a Happy Halloween to you and yours.  Here in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro many communities do "Beggar's Night" the evening before Halloween because in 1938 some folks got out of hand and tipped over outhouses. Not making that up.  What's in the news? That Verified Blue Check on Twitter…worth $240 a year? The Dow has its biggest monthly gain since 1976 and Elon Musk and a conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi….  And, it’s just the beginning.  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: 

  • We're not sure charging for verification is a good thing;
  • The Dow and 1976;
  • Musk, Pelosi and Conspiracy Theories;
  • The USPS has a strange warning out;
  • A deeper dive into interest rates and the Fed;
  • Some big names see a slowdown in consumer spending;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The SCOTUS about to hear a massive case about the Internet.

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 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.

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 October 2022

Welcome to Friday Eve...the weekend is almost upon us.  And a reminder that you can hear us each Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and yes, we stream.  Well, THAT didn’t take long…a lesson in surprise economics kicks us off today.  Also today, home sales fell again last month, the markets had a rough go and news from Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 20th 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:  

  • Saying Goodbye to Liz and that swift reaction;
  • Home sales continue to fall and why;
  • The markets had a tough day;
  • A major brand makes a debut at the Macy's Parade;
  • Student Loan Forgiveness made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Millions earmarked for Black Owned Startups.

Those stories plus you'll meet Will Garrett who is the president of a family owned company based in Sweet Home, Oregon. What do they do?  Radiator Supply House keeps things...cool. We're talking about a host of things and his take on how to recruit and retain employees even in his small town.  It's enlightening.  To listen 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 18 October 2022

It was a stunning reversal from last week on Wall Street and we'll share why. Meanwhile, in upstate New York Amazon workers turn down a union….some big profit numbers boost Wall Street and some McDonald’s are now selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 18th day 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:  

  • Workers say "nyet" to a new Amazon union;
  • Blue Chips earnings boost Wall Street;
  • McDonald's selling a rival food product;
  • More NFL coming to Amazon on Black Friday;
  • WeWork closes another big office;
  • He says a recession is in the bag 100%;
  • "Fix It or Forget It" say homebuyers;
  • A mortgage rate story...how high can it go?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The employee "churn" at Amazon is...astounding.

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 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.

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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