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The Business News Headlines 28 November 2022

The five-day workweek is so...2015! Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines, we're glad you are with us again today and we hope you had a great Thanksgiving Weekend! 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:

  • That five-day workweek?  Good luck;
  • Some history about how it came to be;
  • Oil tanked again today and why;
  • WOW, online Black Friday sales;
  • A boycott against this home improvement chain?
  • Why pay workers more when you can do it?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix posts a movie screen winner.

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 November 2022

It is the evening of Veteran's Day. We hope you had the opportunity to thank a vet for their service. Just ahead: The confusion over at Twitter is…uhm…still a dumpster fire.  Wakanda Forever is at the box office and Disney hopes it’s a hit. Welcome to the Friday, November 11th 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: 

  • Is Twitter imploding?
  • Wakanda Forever might be a huge blockbuster;
  • The markets gained and so too did oil;
  • Restaurants raising prices and getting called out;
  • And, yes, we have a list.
  • Consumers still sour on the economy but, there is a but;
  • He went from billions to broke in less than a week;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the right way to quit post pandemic?

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 November 2022

It was the best day for Wall Street since 2020 and was it...wild. Data shows that inflation is easing and then it was off to the races. If the day ends in a Y…you know a Twitter story made the news. What happens if you rely on automation for your social media? We have a story that is truly amazing. It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 10th 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: 

  • Data says inflation is waning;
  • What? Another Twitter story?  Sure;
  • Social Media automation can cause troubles;
  • They are called "forever chemicals" and it's trouble;
  • Mortgage rates are up again;
  • Housing confidence goes lower;
  • But wait! Did mortgage rates just drop?
  • The USPS actually made money, like lots of it;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retailer pumping the breaks on fast delivery 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 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 28 October 2022

Welcome to Friday and the upcoming weekend. So, what's up? Record profits and the stock market. Elon Musk will have to pay fired Twitter executives nearly 200 million and anxious Twitter users who wish to leave find they have few alternatives. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 28th 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: 

  • It was the biggest day for the markets since spring;
  • Fired Twitter executives get cash;
  • There are few alternatives to Twitter;
  • Employers boost wages again but, there is a but;
  • Consumers are still buying and what they think;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's a sweet deal over at Hershey's.

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 October 2022

Welcome to Friday Eve!  It's been quite the news day and we kick things off with what is some good news about the economy. Meanwhile, it finally happened mortgage rates top 7%.  The story is consumers are flocking to…McDonald’s. Welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines.  We're glad you're 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: 

  • What's that about the Q3 GDP?
  • An update on mortgage rates and housing;
  • Why is business at McDonald's so...strong?
  • It gets stranger by the day we're thinking Kanye West;
  • Oil prices were up today;
  • A big boost in Social Security but when will you see it?
  • Those high interest I Bonds? We've crashed the website;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remote work job offers are down but interest remains high.

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 24 October 2022

Welcome back to the start of another busy business week.  Coming up today: Kraft Heinz continues to raise prices, but there is or can be a problem brewing. Wall Street rallied yet again and what is the favorite restaurant chain for Gen Z?  We’ll tell ya.  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 24th 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:  

  • The danger of raising prices on food;
  • The markets continued their rally;
  • The favorite restaurant for Gen Z is...
  • They say mortgage rates will drop when/to what?
  • So, will home prices fall to become more affordable?
  • Beyond Meat and a new product hits store shelves;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Pfizer to increase COVID vaccine by 4 times the price now.

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 4 October 2022

Welcome back to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. A programming note: Our business headlines will not air tomorrow due to the holiday of Yom Kippur...we're all in shul.  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 markets rallied big time;
  • Musk changes his mind about Twitter;
  • An update on the 4-day work week study;
  • Brands that YOU are kicking to the curb...a list;
  • This brand going retail after 76 years of door-to-door;
  • Job openings in the U.S. Up or down?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The class was "too hard" so the professor was...fired.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet two mayors from two very different towns. Donny Hobbs is the mayor of tiny Lohrville, Iowa population 381 and John Haila is the mayor of Ames, Iowa population 60,000. So are their issues similar or very different?  We enjoyed this conversation and think you might too.  To listen 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. 

What is the Iowa League of Cities? We Ask Alan Kemp

In every state, except one, there is a group that represents cities and towns in areas such as economic development, public safety, infrastructure and more. One such group, The Iowa League of Cities, recently held their annual convention and trade show in Waterloo, Iowa. We were there to find out more about this association and what they do.  My guest is Alan Kemp the Executive Director for the League and we talk about a host of things from local control or home rule to what legislatures across the country seem to think about that...and more. Let's go! 

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 September 2022

And, welcome to Tuesday everybody!  In the news, Walmart and Target are working together and it has to do with credit cards. The markets fell today and in another credit card story GOP attorneys general are threatening major credit card companies and it has to do with gun sales.  It’s the Tuesday September 20th edition of Insight on Business News Headlines grateful you are with us again today. 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: 

  • Those "obscene" credit card fees;
  • The markets fell again and so too did oil;
  • GOP attorneys general threaten credit card companies and why;
  • A restaurant to sue a customer over a $,3000 tip;
  • A lackluster harvest could spell more food troubles;
  • More union news out of the retail sector;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoff news in the news.

Those stories plus we go OUT TO LUNCH with Diedre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for governor in the State of Iowa. We kick it off with "Quick Bites" three questions every guest gets and then dig into who Diedre is, what she stands for and her ideas about Iowa. It's quite a story and to listen to that conversation, over lunch, 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. 

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