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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! 

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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 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: 

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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

It was another rough day on Wall Street as the markets seem to be headed into bear territory. It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 9th day of May…thanks for being with us everybody. And, stick around for our conversation with Karl Brauer from ISeeCars.com we're talking car prices, EV's and more. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The bears are out big time;
  • This shortage is being called a national crisis;
  • Will Lordstown Motors survive;
  • Uber is cutting back and why is the question;
  • President Biden and a big deal today;
  • He quit rather than go back to the office;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This CEO says the days of the office are over.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet returning guest Karl Brauer who was featured on our Week in Review this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. We'll talk about the price of used cars, what is causing the shortage, how to find deals on iSeeCars.com and the EV story.  If you like cars you'll enjoy this!

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 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 3 May 2022

The best word for the U.S. stock market today was, "wobble" as the major indexes rose and fell throughout the afternoon. But in the end it was all green. In other news here's what we've got for you today and make sure you click through for the interview about the Central Iowa Business Conference that is becoming a major Midwestern event.

  • Car parts, pizza and a lottery win;
  • Roe v. Wade and Canada;
  • Apple to build an electric car;
  • Some investment advice from Warren Buffett;
  • Starbucks employees on a union roll;
  • Meanwhile the company is fighting back with cash;
  • More workers are quitting we've got new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • California "pausing" on the 4-day work week.

Those stories and this conversation with Todd McDonald about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference and the major names that are coming to present in what is quickly becoming a major Midwestern event. 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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