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The Business News Headlines 28 September 2021

Welcome back to what is an international bit of business news headlines. Click ahead to listen to my conversation with Alex Ho from a company called Tractor-Line and based in Malaysia.  But, first the news:

  • Stocks tumble led down by tech;
  • Consumer Confidence takes a beating;
  • Mixing politics and business at FedEx;
  • JP Morgan Chase and the government shutdown;
  • Amazon, Employees and Court;
  • It's more than chips hurting automakers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Great Reset" for younger Americans.

Those stories plus an international conversation with Alex Ho who is a director of sales and marketing for the Malaysian company Tractor-Line. It was some rough technology but the high points of the conversation are 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.

From Malaysia Meet Alex Ho and Tractor-Line

Technology can be our friend...sometimes. Stay with us on this as you are about to meet Alex Ho the director of sales and marketing for Tractor-Line a company based in Malaysia. The company has been in operation since 1989 and isn't limited to just manufacturing but the entire  process from design to production, machining to engineering, raw materials to finished goods and packaging. 

In addition the company specializes in a host of tractor parts hydraulic to axles, cylinders to buckets. Alex tells us their products are equal or better than some OEM parts. Finally Tractor-Line has the capacity to service global customers and seeking relationships with wholesalers, dealers, parts importers, and brands for OEM collaboration in industries that include construction, forestry, mining and agriculture. As a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) the company is seeking new frontiers for their services. Here is Alex: 

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 September 2021

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news:

  • Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues;
  • Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers;
  • The price of oil is headed up and why;
  • Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but;
  • A new economic report is out about our GDP;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Women leaders and "Office Housework".

Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...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.

Meet Jackie Norris - Des Moines Public School Board Candidate

Full disclosure: I've been a friend of Jackie Norris for years and while this may seem like a hyper-local conversation about her run for the Board of the Des Moines Public Schools there is more here. We start out talking about her time in the Obama White House where she served as the Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. You may remember her husband John ran for governor of Iowa. Today it's business and education. Enjoy this conversation and here is the website for Jackie Norris

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 September 2021

It's the final Friday of the month of September...like where did that go?  Hey, right after the news headlines we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...hey, it's Friday!  In the news:

  • Shades of 2008 in...China;
  • Costco says destroy this product;
  • Remember Lay-a-Way. News from Walmart;
  • Customers are back but not fast food workers;
  • But it's not just food service...what FedEx said;
  • China and Cryptocurrency it's a big deal;
  • Credit card trouble over at AARP;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Let's do email etiquette 101 shall we?

Then it's Jeff  Pitts from Cityview Magazine as we get hyper-local and riff about a bunch of stuff happening this weekend and going into next week. To listen that that...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.

 
 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. He's in to help me riff about a whole host of things to going on in this, our Hyper-Local look at fun this weekend into next week.  Sup? Des Moines Street Style is a happening thing all over the Metro. The Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia De Los Santos (Jeff is practicing his Spanish) are making music tonight. The Wine and Whisky Walk from Cityview is happening in the West Glen Shopping Area. The Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the State Fairgrounds but...NO gun show! Octoberfest (in September) is happening. Last chance to see CABARET at the Des Moines Playhouse. Strap in and go to the Halfway to St. Pat's Day Bike Ride starting at Carl's Place. Illumifest is a big deal in West Des Moines. Knotfest happens on Saturday as well. The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival...is a go!  Applefest at Living History Farms (and we share some trivia). The Des Moines Symphony is tuning up. Family Movie Night is happening at the West Des Moines Valley Community Center...and we also talk about the Valley High School Football Stadium...yikes. So go out already and have some fun! 

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 23 September 2021

Day two of the rebound on Wall Street but that's not the only big story from today and, make sure you stick around for an interesting conversation featuring author Beth Hoffman and her remarkable journey from the East and West Coasts...to a tiny town in Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • Amazon, AI Cameras and Unhappy Drivers;
  • Texas, Israel and Ben & Jerry's Ice Crème;
  • More retail concerns for the holidays;
  • Chips...we're talking chips again;
  • No shortage of unemployed workers...new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The "Snowbirds" are once again headed south.

For the interview you'll meet educator, reporter, farmer and now author Beth Hoffman and the story of her remarkable journey. And her new book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America".

We think you'll enjoy our conversation and to listen...click here.

Thanks for coming by!

 

 

Talking ”Bet the Farm” with Author/Farmer Beth Hoffman

While at the Okoboji Writers Retreat in September I met Beth Hoffman a woman with an interesting history. Think Queens, Long Island, Jersey, Berkley, California the University of California, San Francisco a stint reporting for NPR...and now a farmer on a beef ranch in Iowa. She's just published a book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America". We sat down to talk about her journey and her life now as the wife of a chef/butcher and 5th generation farmer John Hogeland near the tiny town of Lovilia (pop. 583). Here is her 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 22 September 2021

Back in the studio from a very informative and helpful event known as the Okoboji Writers Retreat. 2.5 days with writers, publishers, agents doing all kinds of work. Plus a screening of Storm Lake a movie about a small town newspaper and its amazing staff one, Art Cullen, who won a Pulitzer. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What a difference a day makes;
  • Kmart, Sears & J.C. Penny; an update;
  • Google and back at the office;
  • Changes in the restaurant industry;
  • The new Federal Reserve report;
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Child Tax Credit;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The fizz is out of the hard seltzer business.

Those stories plus a very passionate Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible recruitment firm. He says his mission is to change the direction of Corporate America and doing so by helping them find a way to drive profit while creating a better world for folks not yet born.  Strong stuff right 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.

 

 

 

Desmund Adams from Focus and Find - Passionate About the Future

Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find is passionate about changing the culture of corporate America. You can hear it in his voice. The goal, says Adams, is to get businesses to understand there is a better way toward more profit and it's been proven time after time.  Besides, as he says, he wants a better future for so many people some not yet born. We think you'll like this. 

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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