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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. 

 
 

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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 24 June 2022

Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a woman’s constitutional right for an abortion…and then businesses got involved.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 24th day of June…thanks, as always, for being with us. 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:

  • SCOTUS, Roe v. Wade and Business;
  • Child Care...now what?
  • Wall Street soared today;
  • McDonald's is changing their business model;
  • A major U.S. aluminum producer shuts down;
  • Frontier Airlines get sweeter on Spirit Airlines;
  • Apple is ready to bargain with a union store;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will any recession be the end of WFH?

Those stories PLUS for the interview you'll meet young Lucas Haviland who is headed to DePaul University this fall but landed a great summer gig with an international company where he hope to better hone his, already, amazing communication skills. 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 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. 

The World is Waiting for Lucas Haviland

Over the years we've interviewed thousands of business people, politicians, startup dreamers, media professionals, musicians and actors. Every one is different and every conversation has merit. Here you're about to meet a young man who not only has a ton of talent but a true gift of communication. Lucas Haviland is a recent high school graduate on his way to DePaul University. But before he gets there he won a role as a summer intern at Tero International. Why? We'll let him explain what he is learning and where he hopes to 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 21 June 2022

Like many, we took yesterday off due to the national holiday of Juneteenth and recovered a bit from a fantastic Father's Day.  And...a couple of days off seemed to do Wall Street some good as well. Before we get there 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: 

  • No News - Good News?
  • 5 U.S. cities with massive unoccupied housing;
  • Customer Service and Fast Food Flops;
  • Kellogg's to become three companies;
  • Dairy Queen, Bottled Water and The Blizzard;
  • Uber & Lyft face a class action legal issue;
  • Beer trouble in...Germany;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • UberX Share is starting up and what that means.

For the interview you'll hear from Liz Kennedy in what was a totally unplanned conversation that we found interesting and amazing. From who owns The Cedar Rapids Gazette to exploring big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa. This is some serious good stuff....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 9 June 2022

Once again, the business news headlines are coming to you from Iowa City, Iowa the home for EntreFest 2022 where we've been busy all day meeting and recording some amazing stories we'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. We really love this event where well over 400 people came to learn and share.  Meanwhile, in the news:

  • Investors bolted for the door today;
  • Changes coming to Kohls;
  • Tesla saw amazing production numbers in China;
  • Ford sued by customers...think fires under the hood;
  • They fell into a vat of...chocolate. Willy Wonka?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stitchfix announces...layoffs.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Ben Snyder a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. It's really a great story and you can hear the excitement in his voice.  Think pedicabs and the business is growing.  To hear 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. 

Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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 6 June 2022

There are some cities in the U.S. where the price of a home is actually…falling.  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 6th of June, thanks for being with us! And, here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The top 5 cities where housing costs are going down;
  • The two-story Taco Bell drive through...amazing;
  • Online grocery sales still strong;
  • But, the competition is fierce;
  • Unions cry foul on a Starbucks decision;
  • The 10-year T-Bill and the markets;
  • New stuff for the Apple Watch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Live audio listening going down.

Those stories plus you'll meet businessman, author and keynote speaker Jack Stack who recently surprised some 500 people gathered at The Central Iowa Business Conference with two words.  What are they and why should you pay attention?  To listen, 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. 

 
 
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