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The Business News Headlines 22 June 2022

It was a choppy trading day on Wall Street and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said…didn’t help.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 22nd day of June, thanks for being with us again today.  And, a reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you:

  • The markets couldn't hold it together and why;
  • A "Gas Tax Holiday" means what?
  • Kraft is changing the name of its Macaroni and Cheese;
  • Oil headed lower in price and why;
  • Amazon has what is being called a "diversity problem";
  • EV sales are booming yet automakers are cutting staff;
  • FedEx has a new way to prove your package was delivered;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job offers made just weeks ago being...rescinded and why. 

For the interview you'll hear from a young man headed to DePaul University but first a side trip as a summer intern at a major training company. Learn what Lucas Haviland hopes to gain from this experience and more. 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 9 June 2022

Once again, the business news headlines are coming to you from Iowa City, Iowa the home for EntreFest 2022 where we've been busy all day meeting and recording some amazing stories we'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. We really love this event where well over 400 people came to learn and share.  Meanwhile, in the news:

  • Investors bolted for the door today;
  • Changes coming to Kohls;
  • Tesla saw amazing production numbers in China;
  • Ford sued by customers...think fires under the hood;
  • They fell into a vat of...chocolate. Willy Wonka?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stitchfix announces...layoffs.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Ben Snyder a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. It's really a great story and you can hear the excitement in his voice.  Think pedicabs and the business is growing.  To hear 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. 

Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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 June 2022

The surprising reality about the price of…gasoline. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 7th of June, thanks for being with us. And, stay with us for a conversation with playwright Cathy Lesser Mansfield who is bringing this historical opera "The Sparks Fly Upward" to Cleveland this week. And, you can be anywhere on the planet and see this great piece of work.  Let's go!

  • What's really behind the cost of gasoline;
  • Where it's headed and when it might come down;
  • 10 cities that will pay you to move there;
  • We're going to whine about wine prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Target has a problem. Too much stuff!

For the interview you'll meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. To listen to our conversation 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 Sparks Fly Upward in Cleveland

Here you will meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. Tickets and more can be found here. It was such a joy to connect with Cathy again...and for good reason.   

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 May 2022

The best word for the U.S. stock market today was, "wobble" as the major indexes rose and fell throughout the afternoon. But in the end it was all green. In other news here's what we've got for you today and make sure you click through for the interview about the Central Iowa Business Conference that is becoming a major Midwestern event.

  • Car parts, pizza and a lottery win;
  • Roe v. Wade and Canada;
  • Apple to build an electric car;
  • Some investment advice from Warren Buffett;
  • Starbucks employees on a union roll;
  • Meanwhile the company is fighting back with cash;
  • More workers are quitting we've got new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • California "pausing" on the 4-day work week.

Those stories and this conversation with Todd McDonald about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference and the major names that are coming to present in what is quickly becoming a major Midwestern event. To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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 April 2022

The gross domestic product of the United States contracted by 1.4 in the first quarter of the year. But, there is a but and that story leads us off today. In addition stay with us because today is an International Day of Mourning remembering the workers who died due to illness or injury while on the job. You'll be hearing from Charlie Wishman the President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO about the day and the 71 Iowans remembered at multiple stops across the state.  For the interview you'll been the great talent of John Busbee as we talk marketing and culture...yes, there is a connection. Let's go!

  • The economy shrank but, there is a but;
  • 120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled and why;
  • Disney & DeSantis - We've got new...news;
  • Taking a page out of Costco's playbook;
  • McDonald's leaving Russia but it's very expensive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Charlie Wishman about the Workers Memorial Day.

For the interview you'll meet John Busbee who is a marketer, writer, film producer and the founder of The Culture Buzz. What does marketing and culture have in common?  You can hear that conversation by clicking this link.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

 

Creativity and Culture with John Busbee

You're about to meet a fellow that has been creating for decades. While his first love is culture and the arts John Busbee has been responsible for national advertising, branding, writing, producing and putting products and services "top of mind" for consumers for a very long time.  He is also the creator of a radio program The Culture Buzz which can be heard each Wednesday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Central on tiny but mighty KFMG Radio. Join us for a fun and informative conversation. Oh, and check this out for his broadcast archives

Thanks for coming by!

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 April 2022

Welcome back and to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 12th day of April And, make sure you click ahead for a fascinating conversation about the changing restaurant industry. From supply chain issues to employees to menus to technology that actually enhances the customer experience. This is good stuff.  But, first the news:

  • The Consumer Price Index and...
  • That created some waves;
  • The word of the day: "Bamboo";
  • Kohl's sold a building and why;
  • How about some slightly used yoga pants;
  • A major auto make to invest $40 billion in...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big changes coming to Baskin-Robbins.

Plus, for the interview you'll meet restaurant managing partner Carl Wertzberger as we discuss changes he's had to make to stay competitive during COVID and even today. It all has to do with thinking "out of the box" while working with technology to enhance the customer experience. Good stuff and you can hear that by clicking here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

 

 

Being Forced to Change - The Restaurant Industry with Carl Wertzberger

We've all seen it and most of us have been deeply impacted. We're talking about change. There has been massive adjustments in how and where we work. What we wear, what we eat and where we eat.  The restaurant industry has not been immune. Here, in a wide ranging conversation, restauranter Carl Wertzberger talks about overcoming supply chain issues, menu pricing, work flow and using technology to enhance the customer experience. Even though his restaurant Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio is located in West Des Moines, Iowa what he shares is an amazing story of change in an industry that has had to adjust to stay alive and...expand.

Thanks for coming by!

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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