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The Business News Headlines 13 October 2022

It's a Throwback Thursday and if you followed along on our social media channels you got to see, and hear, some stuff that dates back several years.  But, for today: It was an historic day on Wall Street and we’ll share. what made it so astounding. Good news for retirees who will get a massive cost of living increase and mortgage rates hit a 20 year high.  IT’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 13th 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: 

  • A massive reversal for Wall Street and why;
  • An historic increase in Social Security payments;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing again will they go higher?
  • IKEA is celebrating. Hey, at least somebody is;
  • A massive grocery store merger?
  • Taco Bell takes on a classic "comfort food";
  • Nike has too much inventory so...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the serious drop in ACT scores.

Those stories and we go "Out to Lunch" with John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa.  We kick off our conversation with "Quick Bites" three questions each of our guests get and you can hear that...here.  Then we get into an amazing conversation about a host of issues impacting Iowa and consumers. Everything from soils to water to population losses, to alternative crops, how to get more farmers into farming and more.  He also talks about the Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Even if you don't live on a farm or in Rural Iowa this is a powerful conversation about new ideas and direction. You can hear that conversation 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. 

 

Quick Bites with John Norwood

Each time we do "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader we kick things off with "Quick Bites". Three questions that are always the same.  We ask about an important book, a great movie and what our guest might consider a dream job. Today we take John Norwood "Out to Lunch" at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio and ask him those questions as a warm up for our in depth dive into the future of agriculture. You see, John is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa and he has so much to share but first..."Quick Bites". 

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 10 October 2022

Welcome to a brand new business week! If you scouted the business news headlines it was pretty much…doom and gloom. From Bank of America and job losses to JP Morgan warning of a recession. It’s been a day. This is Insight on Business and the Business News headlines for Monday the 10th 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: 

  • Bank of America and Job Losses;
  • JP Morgan Chase warns of a recession;
  • The markets ended lower but it could have been worse;
  • We'll take a deeper dive into the jobs report;
  • Social Security raises and why it matters;
  • A McDonald's manager goes viral about kiosks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some layoffs at Spotify think podcasts.

Those stories and the interview is with Kirsten Anderson who has just released a book, "More Than Words" which she hopes will help people who, like her, face sexual harassment in the workplace.  Kirsten made the news a couple of years ago when she won a $1.75 million dollar settlement with Iowa over harassment issues at the Iowa Legislature. To listen to our conversation just click 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. 

More Than Words with Kirsten D. Anderson

We recorded this conversation before her book was out. Meet Kirsten Anderson speaker and now author of "More than Words - Turn Me Too into I Said Something". For some of you you may remember that Kirsten delt with workplace ssexual harassment while at the Iowa Legislature. Those issues prompted legal action and Kirsten was awarded $1.75 million. Here we talk, a bit about that, but more importantly why she wrote the book. She will tell you this is a "how to" book for people who are dealing with workplace harassment. Meet Kirsten Anderson oh, and yes, you can now order her book. 

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 15 September 2022

Welcome back! While it’s safe to say there will be no rail strike…tomorrow we’re not yet out of the woods. Wall Street fell today but you folks are still buying stuff…surprising retail sales numbers are in the news.  Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business – News Headlines for Thursday the 15th day of September…thanks 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 railroad strike: We're still not out of the woods;
  • The markets fell again today as did oil;
  • Some surprising retail sales numbers;
  • Thursday Night Football with a twist;
  • Verizon is losing customers and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Might there be a "White Collar" recession?

Those stories and something "hyper-local" as I visit with Tyler Granger about the upcoming Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair.  Why do this on a national news program? Because we thought it's a great idea and something that can be done...anywhere to celebrate local writers. To listen to that conversation with Tyler and Julie Granger click 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 Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair with Tyler Granger

Sometimes, even though we have an international audience, we get to do some hyper-local things and that's what you're getting today.  Why? Because we think this is such a neat idea we hope that someone in another town, state or nation might pick up on the idea and do a local book fair where you live. Here you'll meet Tyler Granger from Windsor Heights, Iowa who has put together a book fair featuring Iowa writers ranging from history to news to romance to mystery to children's books.  He has done a masterful job in promoting the event as well. The event is on October 3rd starting at noon and HERE is a link to that Facebook Page

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 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.

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. 

Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 with Julie Gammack

Last year when my friend, journalist and entrepreneur, Julie Gammack called to invite me to attend the Okoboji Writers Retreat I was happy to say "Yes!". I figured that maybe 50 writers, speakers, creators might show up.  Uhm...I was wrong. Over 120 folks showed up to listen, learn and get motivated to create. Now it's time for the Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 and it's a big deal.  Here Julie will explain what to expect and some of the folks who will be attending.  And she leaves us with a tease of something else she is working on.  Listen in and consider joining us in September. Oh and this is NOT a stuffy event...we have a blast!

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 27 July 2022

The Fed raised interest rates today and Chair Jerome Powell said something very…interesting and that lit up Wall Street.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 27th day of July…thanks, everybody for being with us. And, stick around for the conversation with entrepreneur, author and coach Sarah Young.  Also, a 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:

  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell said...
  • Biden just may have ended the fuel crisis;
  • When diners get angry...what do you do?
  • The list of unhealthy food choices is out;
  • Walmart to slash prices and we have that list;
  • More semi-conductor chips in your future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z gives social media a big..."Meh..."

For the interview you'll meet Sarah Young author, speaker and entrepreneur Sarah Young.  Her book, Expansive Impact - An Invitation to Lead in Everyday Moments is so impactful in the way it defines how we can always "be on" yet lead with our heart.  Here is a wide ranging conversation about the book and about her business Zing Collaborative. To listen to that conversation, 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. 

 

Lead, Love and Communicate with Justin Patton

It's said that one of the most devastating things a person can say about another (or yourself) is that he or she failed to live up to their...potential. You're about to meet keynote speaker, executive coach and author Justin Patton who understands what it's like to misunderstand potential but better yet...how to  regroup and come back as a leader who isn't afraid to communicate with honesty and love with passion. I sat down with Justin for this wide ranging conversation when he appeared at the Central Iowa Business Conference in May of 2022. This is some, seriously, good stuff!

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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