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The Business News Headlines 5 January 2022

Welcome back and glad you made the trip. What started out as a positive day on Wall Street came crashing down as investors checked the minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve meeting.  That story leads us off...

  • Feds spoke...markets tank;
  • Could 3-D printing relieve the housing shortage;
  • Former NBC president Michael Gartner did something cool;
  • Starbucks and Unions...it's a story;
  • Great, COVID home test kits just got more expensive;
  • Is the supply chain trouble behind us?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Seems the Metaverse is off to a slow start.

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.

Ras Smith - A Conversation About Iowa

While we don't do "politics" on the Business News Hour we do realize that politics and business are greatly linked. Employers want highly skilled bright workers and those workers must come from world class classrooms. Many women have left the workforce because there is a lack of reliable child care and the list goes on. Today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) who has announced his candidacy for governor. You're just a click away from a whole host of issues that impact every person and business in the State of Iowa. 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 2 November 2021

It's Election Day in America and if you have not yet voted in your local election time is wasting. Get on it. Polls in my part of the country close at 8PM.  Here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The Chipmunks are for sale...interested?
  • Facebook ditching facial recognition and why;
  • Hey, quit talking to Alexa so much...says Amazon;
  • For many communities it's already infrastructure week;
  • The rental car business is hot again;
  • Zillow to shut down its home buying group;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Would a "trophy office" lure you back to 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 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 30 August 2021

Just hours ago the last U.S. military air-cargo plane left Afghanistan marketing the end of the war that has lasted twenty years. Meanwhile in the business news headlines:

  • Housing sales slow yet again;
  • Ikea wants your "slightly used" furniture;
  • Get ready to pay more at the pump and why;
  • Another restaurant shortchanging workers;
  • PayPal and stock trading?
  • Robinhood and the SEC;
  • The E.U and a new U.S. travel ban;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More news about the great "job reshuffle".

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 17 August 2021

We're back and so are you.  Thanks for being here and a reminder that you can follow along all day and all night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up with the business news and our long form business interviews.  Thanks, in advance!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We were almost...almost...normal;
  • Retail sales numbers disappoint;
  • There is a shrimp recall;
  • McDonald's is going for the sweets;
  • Homebuilders are in a funk;
  • Sam's Club is having a heck of a year;
  • A manufacturing rebound?
  • How to hold down two full time jobs;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • CBS is selling an iconic building.

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 July 2021

We saw it coming early this morning as Wall Street Futures indicated the markets were set for a loss. But, in the end, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got:

  • The U.S. population could...actually...shrink;
  • What jobs are going unfilled? Just about all of them;
  • Not enough servers and that hurts tips;
  • China, EV's and what's this about;
  • Intel led the markets down and why;
  • Microsoft reported earnings;
  • Apple reported earnings;
  • Alphabet reported earnings and so did Starbucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CDC changes direction on masks.

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 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup 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 17 June 2021

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us. And, make sure you click ahead for the amazing story about Marcus Bullock and Flickshop a life altering business...no, we mean it.  In the news:

  • Americans quitting jobs in record numbers...and it's OK;
  • Mail trucks and legal issues;
  • Black shoppers are leaving $300 billion on the table and why;
  • Food prices continue to soar and why;
  • The housing crunch is...dire;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working remote? Not in Colorado you won't.

For the interview, and it is amazing, you'll meet Marcus Bullock who went to prison at age 15 for eight long years. What he learned is what motivated him to start Flickshop where he and his team are changing lives one photo at a time. But...there is so very much more.  To listen, just click here! 

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