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The Business News Headlines 30 June 2022

To suggest that the first half of 2022 was bad for the markets would be…an understatement.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 30th and final day of June…thanks for being with us everybody. A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • It's been a tough year for Wall Street;
  • President Biden lashes out at Russia;
  • Natural gas prices crater;
  • Meta says it will become more...lean;
  • Ben & Jerry's and Israel;
  • Tesla is tracking workers;
  • Might Tesla lose massive market share;
  • Retailer say, "Don't return it and keep the cash";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • San Francisco is getting hammered with layoffs.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Justin Patton who, by the way is just what we need on a day like today...and really every day.  To listen to that conversation 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 28 June 2022

We're kicking things off with a bit of investment trivia…we think  you’ll like. Mostly because the markets tanked today. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 28th of June…thanks for being with us.  A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Let's dial it back to 1995;
  • Consumer confidence hits the skids;
  • Chip makers want to but, there is a but;
  • Using a card for gas? We've got a warning;
  • And we've got a solution as well;
  • More COVID vaccine news;
  • Could WFH actually help the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The party is over at Airbnb.

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 22 June 2022

It was a choppy trading day on Wall Street and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said…didn’t help.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 22nd day of June, thanks for being with us again today.  And, a reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you:

  • The markets couldn't hold it together and why;
  • A "Gas Tax Holiday" means what?
  • Kraft is changing the name of its Macaroni and Cheese;
  • Oil headed lower in price and why;
  • Amazon has what is being called a "diversity problem";
  • EV sales are booming yet automakers are cutting staff;
  • FedEx has a new way to prove your package was delivered;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job offers made just weeks ago being...rescinded and why. 

For the interview you'll hear from a young man headed to DePaul University but first a side trip as a summer intern at a major training company. Learn what Lucas Haviland hopes to gain from this experience and more. 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. 

A Rare Business Model for the Media - Liz Kennedy from The Gazette

Nothing ever happens by accident. I'm reviewing interview notes during EntreFest held this year in Iowa City, Iowa when a woman sees my press badge. Turns out Liz Kennedy is in charge of digital media for The Cedar Rapids Gazette. That led to this conversation about Iowa Ideas a multi day virtual event covering significant health issues impacting Iowans. (Yes, you can attend!) There is a shocking story about who owns the Gazette (which sheds new light on how they cover the news) and how badly they want your ideas and input. And, if that's not enough there is a fall (October 13-14) Iowa Ideas virtual event with the keynote being none other than the famous Simon Estes. So much to unpack here...enjoy. I sure did! 

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 May 2022

There are some signs that inflation is…cooling off.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 27th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Data suggests that inflation really is cooling;
  • Consumers are still consuming and how we know;
  • Some disturbing news about...ketchup;
  • She says these things you should never buy at Sam's Club;
  • The baby formula crisis is getting worse;
  • The history of a huge business blunder...really huge;
  •  The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon Musk gets sued by Twitter shareholders and why.

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 May 2022

Some investors are telling younger people…”Go and buy on the dip”.  Will they…listen? It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 20th day of May…thanks everybody for being with us.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go buy the dip they say and why;
  • A scary retail trend is shaping up;
  • Inflation hitting lower income families;
  • This is a WILD court order and the impact...
  • Target and retail miss-steps;
  • Housing prices increase yet again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another scandal at Wells Fargo

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 May 2022

There was some solid news today…from the world of retail and…manufacturing and it was welcome. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 17th day of May coming to you from the beaches of Florida.  Thanks everybody for being with us.

  • Welcome news from the Commerce Department;
  • The FBI issues warnings about two retail centers;
  • The President and First Lady visit Buffalo;
  • Investors warned about Truth Social;
  • The erratic behavior of Elon Musk;
  • Netflix lays off more people;
  • Boeing got some bad news from China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Who says investment people are not...fun?

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 16 May 2022

It was a rocky start to the week as some weak data impacted Wall Street. It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 16th day of May…thanks for being with us everybody. 

  • The "Rocky Start" explained;
  • After more than 30 years they are leaving;
  • Over priced pizza?  Who? We share names;
  • The White House - Jeff Bezos and Taxes;
  • A major sponsor wants OUT of Canton;
  • Gun Sales and Gun Stocks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Even at $200 a year this chain is worried about finding managers.

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 11 May 2022

Greetings from Washington D.C. on this beautiful spring day. We're here with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the fourth largest chamber group in the country as roughly 185 participants attempt to talk business with key legislators and staff.  Glad you're here with us.  In the news:

  • Inflation ticks down but...enough?
  • Rep. Rodney Davis says, "Build it here."
  • Work from home brands are struggling;
  • Looks like Kohls may survive, for now;
  • Ever hear of DeliverThat?  You will today;
  • A key abortion rights bill fails in the Senate;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another layoff story. It's becoming a thing.

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 Women’s Leadership Survey with Tiffany O’Donnell

Data drives decisions. It's something that Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Women Lead Change told me prior to this conversation about a national survey they are doing to dive further into the issues that surround how women are navigating a changed world of work. WLC has, once again, teamed up with the University of Illinois - Chicago for this important work Tiffany hopes will encourage business leaders address the issues that have proven to be barriers. And, you can help by taking this survey. Here is that link and here is our conversation: 

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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