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The Business News Headlines 4 October 2021

From social media outages to a whistleblower from Facebook on 60 Minutes...it's been quite the day kicking off the first full week of October. A reminder to click ahead for the interview with Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch as we talk about business and small communities and the struggle to stay...vital.  In the news:

  • Stocks took a drubbing today and why;
  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down. Why?
  • A busy data week ahead;
  • The Biden Administration and high meat prices;
  • Pharmacy retailers in court...think opioids;
  • Captain Kirk is really headed for space;
  • Oil prices rise and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Going back to the office is so...2019."

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Lyle Muller from The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism about how small towns are struggling to stay vital. What businesses work in some and fail in others. It's a stunning report and to hear that conversation, 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 10 August 2021

Leading off the business news headlines today is a story about COVID and...Disney. And, later, for the interview, you'll meet franchise attorney Rush Nigut and his non-legal business of baseball equipment. It's a great story but first the news:

  • The COVID concerns for Disney;
  • The USPS to announce holiday rate increases;
  • Hey, it really IS "Infrastructure Week";
  • So, what is in the bill? We'll share the numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID cases rising in Texas & Florida.

Then a conversation with Rush Nigut about franchise law but then we quickly pivot to baseball and how that sport is channeled into his DNA...it's a family thing. His love of the game led him to Victory Mounds a business that ships baseball equipment all across the nation.  It's a good story and you can get there by clicking 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.

Talking Baseball and Victory Mounds with Rush Nigut

The "Boys of Summer" and...baseball. Meet franchise attorney Rush Nigut who has a passion for the sport and cemented in his DNA by his family history. We kick things off talking about franchise law but quickly pivot to talk baseball and his business, Victory Mounds. It's a company that provides ball fields, across the country, with portable and permanent pitchers mounds and all manner of baseball related equipment. Learn about what his company offers, the safety factor, ease of use and more. Here's Rush on Victory Mounds...for the win!

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 August 2021

Welcome back to another busy work week and the business news headlines for today. Here's what we've got for you this afternoon:

  • Paying a living wage is good for...babies;
  • More workers are quitting and HR is worried;
  • McDonald's to answer to Italian authorities;
  • Starbucks is being sued by a former manager;
  • Bitcoin is surging in value...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Back to the Office 2.0?

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 29 July 2021

Just before we went into the studio we got this bulletin: Israel will roll out a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to older people, citing a drop in protection against severe disease driven by the Delta variant. That didn't hit before the markets closed.  In other news:

  • There are lies and there are LIES;
  • The GDP numbers look pretty good;
  • But the new unemployment numbers;
  • So, you really, really like grilling out;
  • Apple shared some disturbing news;
  • Data says NYC to gain San Fran...not so much;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember those fancy office perks?

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 2021

Where did that month go? It's the final Monday for June 2021 and a national holiday for the U.S. is coming right up. Meanwhile we've got some of the top business news stories for you like:

  • The FTC and Facebook;
  • Technology stocks ruled today and why;
  • "Don't worry!" says Lordstown Motors;
  • The Uber CEO delivered meals and made bank;
  • Best at 1 hour delivery? Amazon, Walmart or Target?
  • Trouble finding workers is a...thing;
  • Wait! How many Americans retired last year?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will Juul go up in...smoke?

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 May 2021

As they say, "We made it to the weekend!"  Well, sort of. It is Friday and the day that Jeff Pitts joins us to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro but first the business news headlines:

  • The Ford F-150 Lightning and 45,000;
  • John Deere is having a record year;
  • That proposed global corporate tax rate...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook was in court today;
  • Market volatility and summer;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pandemic Winners/Losers?

Plus, as we said, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To listen...just click here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 18 May 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll have those numbers for you in a bit. For the interview today I'll be visiting with Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO about a host of issues impacting the working families in the U.S. plus the status of what is called the PRO Act working its way through Congress. But first the news:

  • Another cryptocurrency story with Elon Musk;
  • It's getting ugly - The Bill & Melinda split;
  • No more investments in...oil makes the news;
  • A leaked memo about Walmart is shocking;
  • Bitcoin traders betting on another fall in price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The apocalypse that didn't happen. 

Those stories plus a conversation with Charlie Wishman about working families, wages, union activity and the PRO Act. He also shares some surprising information about how more Americans are finding hope in union activity...something new in the face of uncertainty. To hear that, click here

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 9 January 2021

Well, THAT was a week! Today we had even more excitement following a case of a U.S. Senator who said he "miss-spoke" about continued stimulus dollars and a President Elect who set the record straight. Here's what we've got:

  • The Markets tumbled early in the day and why;
  • The job numbers came in and they were not pretty;
  • Dominion did what they warned they would do;
  • Semi-Conductors and...vehicles.  It's a story;
  • General Motors shows off a new logo;
  • Deutsche Bank to pay a fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Business leaders backing Biden in several ways.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his lists of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro tonight into next week. To listen to that...click here. 

 

The Business News Headlines 17 December 2020

Welcome back for the business news headlines; the Thursday, December 17th Edition.  Reminder, you can follow us during the day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you....

  • The dollar fell today and what that means;
  • DoorDash...over priced?
  • Yet another IPO to launch soon;
  • Canoo and their new EV;
  • Robinhood Financial fined;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new scary unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS (maybe because it's Thursday) we've got an archived conversation with attorney Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm about the business documents every business, no matter the size, should have on hand. The conversation happened in the fall of 2016 but is ever so timely today.  You can listen in...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

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