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The Business News Headlines 12 May 2021

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall Street;
  • Gasoline hording and rising prices;
  • Hertz accepted a buy-out and it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Rethinking "low skilled workers".

For the interview you'll meet Andrew Finn who goes by his stage name in the air guitar world as "The Flying Finn".  Andrew is an international star and he's in to chat it up about this amazing sport, ESPN and international competition. To listen in click here.

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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 Air Guitar World with The Flying Finn

Over the years we've interviewed hundreds of people from entrepreneurs and their startups to political folks and seasoned business people. This conversation is a...first. Here you will meet an international star from the world of air guitar competition. You read that correctly. Andrew Finn is "The Flying Finn"Andrew has been performing for 16 years and recently on the international stage in (of course) Finland! And, in case you think this is a "one off", ESPN is slated to showcase the world of air guitar competition this summer. Here is a link to a video from his competition in Finland.  I sat down with Andrew to learn more and it's quite the story.

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 May 2021

Some massive moves on Wall Street today as investors are in a word...spooked. Meanwhile some changes are coming regarding unemployment benefits and folks are concerned. Speaking of employment we'll be visiting today with Keenan Crow about kids, sports and gender.  It's a story playing out in some 30 U.S. states.  But first, the news:

  • Biden says you must take that job;
  • The link between jobs and the cost of goods;
  • The Dow cratered today and we'll share why;
  • Retirees are mad as hell at Verizon;
  • The Jones Act and fuel is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Our ever expanding "unfriendly skies".

Then, for the interview it's Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. We're talking about kids, sports and gender.  As we said earlier this is not only about Iowa because some thirty states are also considering similar moves. What is it all about? What is the business connection? Why does it matter?  All asked and answered. 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.

 

Transgender Youth, Sports and Business with Keenan Crow

Recently Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) surprised even members of her own party when she, on Fox News, announced she wanted a bill on her desk to deal with keeping transgender youth from participating in sports. The bill would make sure kids who self-identify their gender are not allowed in sporting activities that do not match the sex of their birth. She says it is about "fairness".  Meanwhile business groups in Iowa are clamoring for highly skilled and motivated workers. We think there is a link. With me is Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. To learn more about this issue from One Iowa here is yet another link from One Iowa Action - Let Them Play.  

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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 3 May 2021

Welcome to a brand new month...with some lingering business news stories and a bit of a rift between the "old guard" and some new investment methods.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Dow was up the Nasdaq down and why;
  • The person who will replace Warren Buffet is;
  • The "old" vs. the "new" and Mr. Buffet is in the mix;
  • A lack of stuff and people could stall the economy;
  • President Biden to increase refugee numbers;
  • Some businesses and their 401(k) and some surprises;
  • Folding phones are back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • They say "herd immunity" may not come to the U.S.

Also today you'll meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and his work in diversity training for businesses and communities. We'll also discuss his books and his new effort at creating "diversity institutes" in Iowa and the nation.  To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 27 April 2021

The month of April is winding down and "winding down" is what happened on Wall Street before the closing bell...but after?  That's a different story. Thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • After the bell Alphabet stock soars;
  • What's driving corn prices? We'll tell;
  • Europeans are buying U.S. wineries;
  • The State of Maine is charging things up;
  • Where are the most desirable homes? You'll be surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, are we really going back to the office?

For the interview you'll meet Jill Wilkins and Jourdan McChesney from the upcoming event known as EntreFEST. We'll explore what it is, who should come, what to expect and you can join EntreFEST from anywhere on the planet. More about the world of entrepreneurs, technology, funding and fun is just a click away

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.

EntreFEST 2021 with Jill and Jourdan

Coming up in June is EntreFEST 2021 a multi day event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that focusses on building understanding, community and providing resources for entrepreneurs from across the county. Here Jill Wilkins, COO for NEWBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator visit with me about what it is, who should go, how to get there and if you want to do the event virtually you can join from wherever you are on the planet.  And, if you sign up feel free to use the Promo Code LIBBIE to get 20% off your registration fee.  Nice....

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 April 2021

A couple of things rattled investors today and we'll talk about that first. Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. And, stay with us for the interview as we'll introduce you to the Fastline Marketing Group based in Kentucky and doing business nationwide.  Let's go:

  • This rattled investors today;
  • McDonald's customers not...pleased;
  • The hot housing market...too hot?
  • Good news for American farmers today;
  • Trucker J.B. Hunt says business is just fine;
  • Solar stocks bounced up today and why;
  • Folks are freaking out...and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google and the planet...something new.

For the interview you'll meet the president of the Fastline Marketing Group, John Anderson. For those of you in the ag sector the name Fastline has been a steady partner of over forty years for equipment dealers and farmers when it comes to buying and selling. Today John will explain what the new changes are and how they will benefit their customer of today...and tomorrow. To listen, just click here. 

Fastline Marketing Group with John Anderson

Our bet is there is not a farmer or a rancher who does not know the Fastline brand as it's been a successful part of the agricultural equipment world for 43 years. And, as times have changed, so too has this company.  Meet the Fastline Marketing Group offering their current clients new ways to reach the end users. From a totally redesigned website to new digital offerings to a targeted approach to marketing that will see the company thrive for the next forty years.  Meet John Anderson the president of Fastline Marketing Group as we talk about the changes and the direction of this storied company.

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 April 2021

Investors on Wall Street were, today, more concerned with COVID19 then they were with some good earnings and that's where we'll start and stay with us for our conversation with entrepreneur and author Ben McDougal. But, first the news:

  • Investors are worried;
  • A big move in Philadelphia for business;
  • Imagine Regional Economic Collapse;
  • Prices on many household items going up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • People NOT fleeing like we thought.

For the interview you'll meet Ben McDougal a professional connector, entrepreneur and now an author of the book, "You Don't Need This Book".  We take a walk down the path of the entrepreneurial eco system.  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.

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