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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.

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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 Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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 2 May 2022

It was enough to make you dizzy as Wall Street rose and fell rose and fell and then...rose again. They use the word volatile to describe days like today.  Here's what we've got and make sure you click through for the special two-part segment on The Business of Kosher.  Let's go:

  • The markets were nuts today;
  • A reference to the economy and 1939;
  • We bet Dollar General is having second thoughts;
  • Another stimulus payment in your future?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix takes the ax to the Royals.

Those stories and a conversation about the "Business of Kosher". What is Kosher? Why does it matter? How does something become Kosher? All of those questions asked and answered by my guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been traveling the state for the Orthodox Union for the past eighteen years helping manufacturers become, well, Kosher.

To Listen to Part One click here.

To Listen to Part Two Click here.

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The Business of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part One

Over the years I've been asked thousands of times, "What is Kosher and why is it important?" Today you'll hear from a returning guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who, for eighteen years, has been traveling all across Iowa to visit companies who wish to have their products certified as Kosher through the Orthodox Union.  What does all of this mean, why is it important, how come there are so many Kosher items available and what what is driving demand?  Join us for this in depth conversation about "The Business of Kosher". And, make sure you click through for Part Two. 

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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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part Two

Here, in Part Two of our discussion about Kosher we'll talk more about what goes into making sure a product is Kosher, the costs involved and why there are so many products that are certified Kosher. My guest is Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been working with the Orthodox Union for the past 18 years. This is a topic so many people ask about we hope to help you better understand. This is Part Two!

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 13 April 2022

Thanks for coming by again today. It's been a busy news day from profits to the markets and make sure you click ahead for the conversation about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Some amazing facts that impact business recruitment and retention. But first the business news headlines:

  • Who is really responsible for high fuel prices;
  • Amazon has a new name for a streaming service;
  • And...you'll be able to hear why;
  • Yesterday it was Honda; today it's Toyota and EV's;
  • Corporate profits are higher than...ever in history;
  • Are those profits tied to...record inflation?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women and "Office Housework".  What?

For the interview you'll meet Bob Rafferty from the group, Iowa Business for Clean Energy. The conversation centers on the electric grid in the Hawkeye State plus why some cities pay as much as 50% more for electricity than others, what about clean energy and how do we get there? The bottom line is, as he says, nothing will be done for our antique system until business gets involved. So, there is a special event hosted by his group on April 28th and business is invited. To listen to that conversation 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. 

 

Clean Energy for Iowa - What Business Needs to Know

We'll bet its not something that you think about...but you should.  We're talking about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Is it reliable, what are we doing to modernize the grid what about clean energy, how do we store and distribute energy into the future? Big questions for businesses across the state. Meet Bob Rafferty the Executive Director of Iowa Business for Clean Energy as those questions are asked and answered. In addition Bob talk about an upcoming seminar that business leaders should know about and attend.  Here is that important conversation. 

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 7 April 2022

It truly was an historic day in the United States and that leads off our newscast today. Also, make sure you click through for the interview as we visit with a young marketer who moved from South Africa to Italy and gives us an update about Italian manufacturer Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • The Supreme Court and KBJ;
  • Covid-19 and Washington, D.C.;
  • Buying a home in Canada...hold on;
  • The biggest overhaul of the USPS...ever;
  • Oil was off and than up today;
  • The NLRB back in the news with a big change;
  • Big Oil and paychecks made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the workers? Are they now entrepreneurs?

And, for the interview you'll meet Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture. To listen to that conversation 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. 

 

The Agri Parts Story with Caterina Ciani

The wonders of technology can put people together from all over the planet. Today we're in Bologna, Italy with my guest Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture.  We'll also chat a bit about how the company has been able to drive new sales records. A delightful conversation...join us.

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 5 April 2022

When "Big Oil" was asked to forgo bonuses and shareholder rewards to help Americans deal with the pain at the pump "Big Oil" said it was just a gimmick. Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines and here is what we've got for you:

  • Not interested...it's a "gimmick";
  • A Gas Stimulus Update;
  • A tough day on Wall Street;
  • A 19 year-old union organizer...fired;
  • Have you heard about...Cracker Jill?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Only a third of the work day is spent on...work?

For the interview: Not long ago I was invited to take part in one of the more than fifty Tero Clinics created by Tero International. I was asked to fill out a personal assessment and then, several weeks later, directed to attend a 90-minute Zoom event. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International and I talk about that experience which, quite frankly, blew me away. To listen to that conversation 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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