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The Business News Headlines 15 October 2021

We ended the week on an upswing and we found out something about American consumers...you are back to spending money.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Consumers opened their wallets in September;
  • The Social Security COLA is nice but, there is a but;
  • United Airlines & Unvaccinated Workers in the news;
  • A Boeing test pilot is in big trouble;
  • Are cashless sales a form of discrimination;
  • Stealing textbooks for cash?  Yep;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So you hate QR Codes huh?

Those stories PLUS the Friday Fun portion of the program.  For many of us it's the end of the work week so who to better join us for this hyper-local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro than Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Join the "Friday Fun" as we riff about comedy shows we can not share the name of, the Latino Ballet, spooky stuff going on at Blank Park Zoo and other places.  Hey, it's Friday and you deserve a break from the heavy news.  Listen to that 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 7 October 2021

So, you don't think politics and business are related? Well, some political moves today impacted the stock market...big time and that's our first story. And, click through for an interesting conversation about using horses to teach...leadership.  Let's go:

  • The Dow and Congress;
  • Top five "at risk" counties for housing;
  • Elon's brother to be kicked off Tesla Board;
  • Teen demographics and what they...like;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Lower first time unemployment numbers;
  • No jab, no job no...unemployment it would seem.

Those stories plus you'll meet Kim Gratny the founder of FullCIRCLE Creative + Coaching. A horsewoman who uses horses in her leadership training. It's really pretty cool.  Join us by clicking through 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 6 October 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had an interesting day. It made a 520 U-Turn. It was something to see and we'll share with you what the heck happened.  Here's what we've got:

  • McConnell, Stocks, Debt;
  • Job Numbers from ADP are out;
  • One premium car company is doing well;
  • First Walmart now Target: BNPL;
  • Ah, wait...who bankrolled One America News?
  • Denim is back says Levi;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A disturbing trend among...men.

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 September 2021

Welcome to the final broadcast of September 2021 and we lead things off by wondering if the federal government was a business...would it be able to stay in business.  Let's go:

  • Pushing back the shutdown date
  • A lousy third quarter for equities;
  • Monetary punishment for the unvaccinated;
  • Customers flee this retail chain;
  • Obsessed with getting stuff...quickly;
  • Automakers due to have a rough future;
  • Macy's and Amazon are in court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New unemployment numbers are in;
  • Social Media and your boss. Think about the "Mom Test".

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 29 September 2021

Stick around after the news headlines for a conversation about refugees and immigrants with our guest Karri True-Funk from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.  But first the news:

  • Ultra luxury vehicles go all electric;
  • Dollar Tree announces a price shift;
  • Oil is back in the news;
  • Hey, it's National Coffee Day;
  • Then it's International Coffee Day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Pot in the office...no, it's a thing, really.

For the interview you'll meet Kerri True-Funk who is a Field Office Director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. This is some top-of-mind information as the U.S. gets ready to welcome thousands of Afghan refugees. We'll talk about what they do, how they find jobs and housing and how businesses can benefit by partnering with them.  You can hear all of that 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 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.

The Business News Headlines 27 September 2021

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news:

  • Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues;
  • Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers;
  • The price of oil is headed up and why;
  • Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but;
  • A new economic report is out about our GDP;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Women leaders and "Office Housework".

Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...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 16 September 2021

It is the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. Our host, Michael Libbie, has the day off so you're getting Chap Ramsey and the written version of the headlines.  Here is what's been going on:

  • August Retail Surprise - It was a complete surprise as data showed retail sales grew by .7% in August. Economists had projected retail sales would fall by .8%.  Meanwhile if auto sales are excluded sales jumped by 1.8%. It was a solid report.
  • Wall Street - You would think that those kinds of numbers would boost Wall Street and while they did for a bit the markets ended the day mixed. Those numbers in just a bit.
  • New Jobless Numbers - This is what may have muted the markets. New jobless numbers came in 20,000 higher than the week before. Ending September 11. 332,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims.
  • Just Inhale - Despite opposition from health groups Phillip Morris (think cigarettes) announced that it had taken control of the U.K. inhaler company Vectura. Phillip Morris is hoping to see over half of it's revenue come from non-smoking products by 2025.
  • Guaranteed Income Test - What was non-existent just just six years ago is now catching on in 20 U.S. cities test the idea of guaranteed income. Most of the programs are paid for by using donations. But they all have one thing in common: they give some of society’s poorest and most marginalized people cold-hard cash, and then let them spend it however they want. And, it's catching on with some 45% of Americans favoring some type of guaranteed income program. 
  • Rents - Rents nationwide are rising at a fast pace, according to a new analysis from Realtor.com. The median rent for all sizes of rentals nationwide was $1,607 as of August, representing an increase of 11.5% from a year ago.
  • Wall Street - Stocks ended the day mixed with the Dow falling by 63 points the close at 34,751. The S&P 500 was down by nearly 7 points closing at 4,473. The Nasdaq outperformed getting 20 points above the flat-line to end the trade at 15,181.
  • Bye Bye - And, finally there is this: HBO abruptly lost 5 million subscribers this week, after its agreement with Amazon to sell digital subscriptions through its Prime service ended. Prime members have long been able to subscribe to HBO for $15 per month. HBO says they are willing to lose customers, in the short term, as they attempt to build their own relationship with consumers.

That's a wrap.  Thanks for reading!  Michael will be back in tomorrow.

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.

 

A Medical Cannabis Update with Steven Wilson of MedPharm

You would think that now, nearly three years into medical cannabis being legal in the State of Iowa folks might have a better handle on the changes that have been taking place. However, there remains lots of misinformation about what is legal, what works, how it works, how products are made and who can take advantage of them. Here returning guest Steven Wilson the dispensary manager for MedPharm sits down to give us the real story and, perhaps, where all of this may go. Learn more about Iowa's Newest Crop...

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.

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