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The Business News Headlines 2 March 2022

It was another full day about news out of Ukraine as the Russian invaders pressed several key cities. Commentators are starting to question that logic as street to street fighting takes a bigger toll on the invaders.  We'll see.  In the news today?  Here's what we've got for you:

  • What is this the "KleptoCapture"?
  • U.S. stocks rebounded today on several news stories;
  • The Russian Stock Market closed, again, today;
  • The major companies what are leaving Russia is amazing;
  • GM quits its stake in Lordstown Motors and what that means;
  • Ford just slapped Tesla, big time;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More benefits even before starting work.

Those stories and you'll meet John Dyke the CEO of All States Ag Parts. Learn about the beginnings of the company, how they have grown, his thoughts about employees and where the company is headed next.  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. 

 

 

The Business News Headlines 1 March 2022

Yet another day where the Russian invasion of Ukraine has dominated the news. While many thought Ukraine would be overrun in the first day of the invasion the people there have slowed the advance of a huge Russian convoy and are reporting the destruction of weapons and mounting Russian troops. Meanwhile Russia has continued its attack on civilian targets.  With all of that happening here is what we've got for you today:

  • That burning cargo ship with fancy cars...sunk;
  • Markets in the U.S. and Europe tanked again and in Russia;
  • The price of oil is now over $100 a barrel;
  • FedEx and UPS have an announcement;
  • The "hack" can work both ways;
  • Cable companies under increased pressure and why;
  • Ford has some news for Russia;
  • The next big thing in snack foods?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big companies want to return to the office but there is a...but.

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 Great Resignation and Professional Development

Just this week we had a news story about how businesses are attempting to meet the wage issues of their employees in light of inflationary pressures. Some are instituting more than one annual performance evaluation hoping to increase wages twice a year. But is money always the answer?  My guest is Ro Crosbie the founder and president of Tero International and we're talking about the "The Roll of Professional Development During the Great Resignation".  Here she offers some solid evidence that businesses that continue to develop their talent have much better retention and productivity. Here is that conversation.

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 Cohesive Team with Remote Workers - Liz Cooney

While more and more Americans are returning to restaurants, theaters and sporting events they are resisting the return to the office. Employers are reluctant to push the return given the labor crunch but, still, it's important to be able to build a cohesive team even if working remotely. Meet returning guest Liz Cooney from Tero International as she talks about ways managers and owners can encourage team building even when everybody isn't in the office. 

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 3 February 2022

Wall Street reversed course today and in a big way. Much of the sell off was in the technology sector and, get this, today Meta (Formally Facebook) lost $252 billion in value. That was the worse wipeout in...history. Here's what we've got for you today and on the Birthday of the IOB Voice, Hunter Pease:

  • Jimmy Johns and a trend;
  • A deeper dive in rising food prices;
  • A tough day on Wall Street;
  • Wait! What? Square burgers from...
  • Amazon Prime announces a price increase;
  • Spotify is getting some serious attention;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What did Malinda French Gates do? We'll tell. 

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 2 February 2022

Four a fourth day in a row we watched the major indexes gain on Wall Street and while there were some scary moments as the Nasdaq flirted with the flatline, in the end, it was all green.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • Yes, the markets gained again;
  • Oil also shot up today;
  • This job pays $145,000 and there are 14,000 openings;
  • Folks in Wisconsin are crying foul and they are hot;
  • PayPal flushes 4.5 million "bad actors";
  • That cup of joe is gonna cost you more;
  • Google and 4th Quarter Earnings....WOW;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And Meta's (Facebook) stock tanked and why.

Those stories  PLUS for the interview you'll meet Todd Hickman from the Fastline Marketing Group based in Buckner, Kentucky. We'll be talking marketing to the agricultural community and answer that question about "print being dead". Far from it...but it also depends on what you're doing with it and who your target...is. 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.

The Business News Headlines 10 January 2022

Welcome back to another week of the business news headlines and stick around and click through for an interesting conversation about the world of print magazines. Think print is dead?  Not so fast. But, first the news and this is what we've got for you:

  • Two words troubled Wall Street;
  • Billions being spent to enlarge ports;
  • He says he uses a Tesla to mine for crypto;
  • Who's winning? Hybrids or EV's? We'll tell;
  • Some really HOT & SPICY food news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The IRS has just warned us...

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. 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.

The Little Village Story with Genevieve Trainor and Mike Draper

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. Enjoy!

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 4 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 World of Broadcasting with Jeff Stein - Part One

So much has changed over the past decade when it comes to broadcasting. Here Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL sits with us to explain those changes. How audiences habits have been altered and how broadcasters today find ways to reach them. It's a great "insiders look" at how the media, be it print or electronic, has had to find new avenues to get the message out. Enjoy!

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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