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The Business News Headlines 19 July 2021

Welcome to Monday and we're grateful to be back in the studio following several days based in Kansas City. A reminder that you can follow along on Twitter. You can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go...

  • The worst day since October of last year;
  • The vehicles you love and those you hate;
  • Walmart ordered to pay up...like $125 million and why;
  • Was anti-virus guru McAfee broke when he died:
  • More news about GM and EV's...think trucks;
  • Nike is in a bind and we'll share why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Gorilla Internet"?

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 June 2021

The final day of June and the number of new workers, according to ADP, may set the pace for a better economy. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The ADP jobs report was solid;
  • U.S. Tribal Governments get some cash;
  • A new crop of folks buying RV's;
  • Ford is shutting down some plants and why;
  • New regulations will impact the autonomous vehicle market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple not moving on working from the office.

Those stories plus a brief conversation with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from Iowa, who is cross-crossing the state talking about voting rights. It's called Democracy on Tap. Now, you might wonder if there is a business aspect to this and...there is.  J.D. explains. To listen, 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 23 June 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Hey, know that you can reach us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New home sales fell again in May and why;
  • Might Amazon run out of...workers;
  • Those fast-food meal deals...say goodbye;
  • Anti-Virus creator John McAfee...dead;
  • Warren Buffett steps down from the Gates Foundation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Zoom Fatigue...so what causes it? Some thoughts.

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 15 June 2021

Today, along with the business news headlines a conversation about the importance of refugees for not only businesses but also many rural communities. You'll meet Stephanie Moris and we'll also talk about World Refugee Day happening on the 20th of June. But, first these news stories:

  • Spying on employees is...costly;
  • Easing of trade tensions think U.S. and EU;
  • A new chair for the FTC and she's 32;
  • More news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Short sellers lose plenty betting against AMC;
  • She is giving away a fortune...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retail sales go south in May...and why;
  • What? We may have a "New Facebook"?

Those stories plus this interesting conversation about refugees, business, communities and how they contribute to the economy.  From creating new businesses to bolstering the population of small towns. You'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.  To listen, click 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.

 

 

The Business News Headlines 11 June 2021

We're about to put a fork in it...the end of the two-day entrepreneurial adventure known as EntreFEST. Our thanks to the staff and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard to put together a great event. While it's over for this year plan on making this a stop in 2022.  In the business news headlines: 

  • Walmart may have to step aside;
  • Digital restaurant orders soared last year;
  • Loyalty programs and keeping customers;
  • Lying about how much you have...ouch;
  • Manufacturing needs a PR move;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is "Rush Hour" gone forever?

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 June 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines. Follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour as we're there day and night sharing not only market reports and business news but also some of our long-form business interviews.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another ransomware attack;
  • Calls to "decentralize" meat production;
  • The $6 million baseball card and more;
  • Walmart to make some changes on Saturday;
  • Amazon and injured workers making the news;
  • Amazon confirms the 2021 Prime Day dates;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And unruly behavior on flights caused 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 12 May 2021

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall Street;
  • Gasoline hording and rising prices;
  • Hertz accepted a buy-out and it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Rethinking "low skilled workers".

For the interview you'll meet Andrew Finn who goes by his stage name in the air guitar world as "The Flying Finn".  Andrew is an international star and he's in to chat it up about this amazing sport, ESPN and international competition. To listen in 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 & More 7 May 2021

Just before we get hyper-local and spend some time with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine let's take a look at some of the top business news headlines from today:

  • The jobs report was...shocking;
  • The "We Build the Wall" guy is in the news;
  • Pfizer CEO not happy with Biden;
  • Jared Kushner and some legal issues;
  • Melinda, Bill and Jeffery...it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stuff you are buying as you consider office life.

Those stories plus we're in for some fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine as we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines Metro.  To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend. 

The Business News Headlines 30 April 2021

The final day of April and we're heading into the weekend with loads of interesting business news stories plus, a bit later, Jeff Pitts is in the chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...but first the news:

  • Stocks finished lower and why;
  • Household income soared in March;
  • And, you were buying stuff!
  • Big tech on a big roll;
  • Macy's union wins a decision;
  • Meanwhile the UAW is not happy with GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why investors are pleased, it would seem;
  • Boeing gets tough with "hate speech".

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about some hyper-local things going on in the Metro.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks! 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

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