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The Business News Headlines 27 September 2022

Welcome back! Yesterday our crew took the day off in honor of the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Something similar will happen next week as the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur will keep us out of the studio.  So, now you know... In the news: Home sales rebound in August, consumers continue to be optimistic about the economy…meanwhile Wall Street sinks yet again. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 27th day of September. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • In spite of everything home sales rose in August;
  • Consumers weigh in on the future of the U.S. economy;
  • Costing more or less to rent? Some new numbers are out;
  • Inflation pushed the 10-Year T-Bill to near 4%;
  • Will the stock market get "over it"? Asked and answered;
  • Businesses in Hong Kong are pushing the government to open up;
  • Florida is bracing for Hurricane Ian and the potential damage cost;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wages and the new normal of "job hopping".

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 2022

It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines welcome back! It was a dismal week on Wall Street as the Dow sunk to it’s lowest level since 2020. Oil is also way off the mark and General Motors investing big…again in electric vehicles. It’s the business news Headlines for Friday the 23rd day of September, thanks for being with us everybody. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • The Dow sinks yet again and why;
  • Oil settles lower but gas prices are still high...why?
  • General Motors to invest millions in new EV upgrades;
  • The top 5 housing markets that have cooled the most;
  • The 4-Day Work Week. What the numbers say about it;
  • The Super Bowl has a new halftime sponsor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are happy with their wages. Who might they be?

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 14 September 2022

Midweek and welcome back! You know, the last thing the economy needs is a rail strike…but looks like it’s what we get. The markets closed up…slightly and there was some good inflation news….about wholesale prices.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 14th of September, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The looming rail strike and what that means;
  • Amtrack already cuts service;
  • The markets closed up as did oil;
  • Good inflation news from wholesale prices;
  • Job postings and wage transparency is a deal;
  • Germany sold its stake in Lufthansa;
  • California goes after Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoffs coming to Silicon Valley.

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 12 September 2022

Welcome back to a brand new week of the business news headlines! The U.S. Dollar is worth more…and what that means for you, the markets continued to rally today and the bets are in that inflation numbers will drop.  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 12th of September, thanks everybody for being with us again.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The strong U.S. Dollar means what?
  • Markets continued to rally and oil was up;
  • Bets are that inflation will deflate;
  • Ford wants to bring down the cost of EV's so...
  • College textbooks are pricy. 4 ways to lower that hit;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The "Queen and Her Final Journey.

Those stories plus you'll hear from Liz Cooney the Director of Training at Tero International as we talk about "Fact or Fiction" when it comes to creating and then delivering a masterful presentation. And, we have some fun doing it.  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. 

 

Building a Better Business with Claudia Schabel

What might help your business become even more productive even more profitable? Would you believe that embracing diversity can do just that. Here we visit with Claudia Schabel, who not only has an interesting personal story, but is the President/CEO of Schabel Solutions specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion. Want proof as to how embracing this might benefit your business and your personal life?  Spend some time with Claudia...

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 25 August 2022

Welcome back!  So, mortgage Rates have jumped again, Wall Street does a major turnaround (that surprised many) and FedEx partners threaten to stop holiday deliveries.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 25th day of August, thanks for being with us everybody.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Rising rates put the hurt on housing;
  • A surprise from Wall Street and a word about oil;
  • Just in time for the holidays...more shipping issues;
  • Layoffs may be a good thing as workers finding  jobs quickly;
  • Let's talk about the real reason there is inflation....shocking;
  • Increasing profits by shrinking product;
  • Credit Card Interest rates...up and may go higher;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some good news from the IRS?  Yep.

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. 

Motivating Employees - Be Careful with Ro Crosbie

One of the major issues among many businesses is how to keep your employees motivated. After all, motivated workers produce a better product and they have a better feeling about their employer. As quality and productivity raises so too does the bottom line. But, yes, there is a but.  You need to be a bit careful is what is being offered. Here Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International talks to us about that very topic. Not going far enough is discouraging but going too far?  That too may have a negative impact on business. Interested?  Let's 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 11 August 2022

It was a one – two punch of good economic news…we think...but that couldn't hold Wall Street together. Oh and tonight the Chicago Cubs face off against the Cincinnati Reds in Iowa at the Field of Dreams.  Will I be watching?  Yep.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of August, thanks for being with us!  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Some economic news to chew over;
  • The DOJ and former President Trump;
  • Walgreens needs pharmacists how badly?
  • Happy Holidays - The USPS is raising rates;
  • The Chicago Mayor has words about companies leaving;
  • A fight at at GM plant results in the death of a worker;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen X worries about caring for their aging parents.

For the interview you'll meet Julie Gammack the founder of the Okoboji Writers Retreat. This is an amazing adventure for any creative to attend. Here we talk about who should go, what to expect and how much fun the event offers. In other words we ain't stuffy.  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. 

Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 with Julie Gammack

Last year when my friend, journalist and entrepreneur, Julie Gammack called to invite me to attend the Okoboji Writers Retreat I was happy to say "Yes!". I figured that maybe 50 writers, speakers, creators might show up.  Uhm...I was wrong. Over 120 folks showed up to listen, learn and get motivated to create. Now it's time for the Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 and it's a big deal.  Here Julie will explain what to expect and some of the folks who will be attending.  And she leaves us with a tease of something else she is working on.  Listen in and consider joining us in September. Oh and this is NOT a stuffy event...we have a blast!

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 2022

It was a major surprise as the new inflation numbers came in and shocked Wall Street.  It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 10th day of August, thanks for being here.  And, stick around for a major story that will have a huge impact on consumers, retailers, farmers and restaurants.  No, really.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The surprising news about inflation;
  • The Ford Lightening price could be scary;
  • Schools resume but where are the teachers;
  • Boeing starts delivery of new aircraft;
  • Biden addresses inflation concerns;
  • Disney adds more streaming customers;
  • Papa Johns is changing...pizza;
  • Coca Cola has a "dreamy" new flavor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google tells Apple to get the message.

For the interview you'll meet Chad Tentinger the founder of Cattlemen's Heritage which, in his words, is a way to save the family farm.  Think beef production in a whole new way from technology, to great pay, benefits, increased profit to farmers, less risk and more.  Oh...and his plan will allow you the consumer to know much more about what you are buying or ordering in restaurants right down to the farm the animal came from.  This is...big and you can hear our conversation 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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