Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 30 November 2022

It is the final day of November 2022 and the markets finished strong. That story and more are just ahead and thanks much for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The HR Department at Twitter has been busy;
  • Fed Chair Powell on the future of rate hikes;
  • What? The GDP in the US....up and by a bunch?
  • The Four-Day Workweek study is complete;
  • CNN starts laying off staff as advertising revenue declines;
  • Word to the wise: Now is NOT the time to cut marketing;
  • Grocery merger under the microscope;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and Job Cuts and Quits...oh my.

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 November 2022

We kick things off with a story about consumers, confidence and facts that do not make sense. Then yet another company making demands of their workers...will it work? For the interview you'll meet Daniel and Christine Defenbaugh the founders of the national non-profit the 10-42  Project that travels the country in support of first responders and their families. But, how the project started is truly stunning. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • This story makes no sense:
  • This company is demanding workers come back;
  • They may be out of luck in the long run;
  • Biden, Unions, Congress and a Rail Strike;
  • Housing prices fell...again;
  • Drug store chains closing stores and cutting hours;
  • Some cool food news but you better hurry;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forced Fun is never...fun it would seem.

For the interview you'll meet Daniel and Christine Defenbaugh from the national non-profit The 10-42 Project and what they do to help first responders cope and heal. And the story about how it came to be is...stunning.  To listen and learn click this link.

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 November 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines. Grateful you're here with us again today.  In the news yet another report says inflation is coming under control and that impacted the markets. More head scratching news out of Mr. Musk and Twitter. Hey, have you heard?  It's the HOT DOG WAR.  Those stories and more just a click away. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Yet another report suggests inflation is going down;
  • Yet more Twitter drama...ugh;
  • Heard about the hot dog war...it's a real deal;
  • Housing costs to go down but mortgage rates remain high;
  • Real Estate agents unable to make their rents;
  • Americans are loading up on debt and why that matters;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Parents and sick kids are taking a major toll.

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 - 14 November 2022

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines and wow...do we have some stories for you. Kicking things off is a story about the slowdown in wage growth then more tech layoff news and a high powered executive wandering into the wrong house. Yes, it's awkward. Those stories and more just a click away. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The wage slowdown is here;
  • Jeff Bezos to give away his fortune...maybe;
  • Another tech giant to lay off thousands;
  • This executive wandered into the wrong house and why;
  • The "Smart Fridge" and food choices;
  • Meta has pulled the plug on a project;
  • Mortgage rates climb again;
  • The $55 billion pay package and why;
  • Elon Musk says he is working too hard;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the Gen Z workers?  We dunno.

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 September 2022

Welcome back! While it’s safe to say there will be no rail strike…tomorrow we’re not yet out of the woods. Wall Street fell today but you folks are still buying stuff…surprising retail sales numbers are in the news.  Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business – News Headlines for Thursday the 15th day of September…thanks for being here. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The railroad strike: We're still not out of the woods;
  • The markets fell again today as did oil;
  • Some surprising retail sales numbers;
  • Thursday Night Football with a twist;
  • Verizon is losing customers and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Might there be a "White Collar" recession?

Those stories and something "hyper-local" as I visit with Tyler Granger about the upcoming Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair.  Why do this on a national news program? Because we thought it's a great idea and something that can be done...anywhere to celebrate local writers. To listen to that conversation with Tyler and Julie Granger click this link!

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 Windsor Heights Fall Festival - Meet Lauren Campbell

We are about to get "hyper-local" on you with a story about a new event happening in our community of Windsor Heights, Iowa. For those of you not familiar with our "village" know that we are situated in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. So, it's like fifteen minutes from everywhere and the home to roughly 5,200 people. Here we talk about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival that takes place in September. Lauren Campbell, who also happens to be a business woman and a city councilor shares what to expect and how to get involved. Plus a shout out to Councilor Susan Skeries yet another of the driving forces behind this event.  Come...see us! 

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 August 2022

It was a one – two punch of good economic news…we think...but that couldn't hold Wall Street together. Oh and tonight the Chicago Cubs face off against the Cincinnati Reds in Iowa at the Field of Dreams.  Will I be watching?  Yep.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of August, thanks for being with us!  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Some economic news to chew over;
  • The DOJ and former President Trump;
  • Walgreens needs pharmacists how badly?
  • Happy Holidays - The USPS is raising rates;
  • The Chicago Mayor has words about companies leaving;
  • A fight at at GM plant results in the death of a worker;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen X worries about caring for their aging parents.

For the interview you'll meet Julie Gammack the founder of the Okoboji Writers Retreat. This is an amazing adventure for any creative to attend. Here we talk about who should go, what to expect and how much fun the event offers. In other words we ain't stuffy.  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. 

Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 with Julie Gammack

Last year when my friend, journalist and entrepreneur, Julie Gammack called to invite me to attend the Okoboji Writers Retreat I was happy to say "Yes!". I figured that maybe 50 writers, speakers, creators might show up.  Uhm...I was wrong. Over 120 folks showed up to listen, learn and get motivated to create. Now it's time for the Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 and it's a big deal.  Here Julie will explain what to expect and some of the folks who will be attending.  And she leaves us with a tease of something else she is working on.  Listen in and consider joining us in September. Oh and this is NOT a stuffy event...we have a blast!

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 August 2022

Is it too early for a scary story about…Halloween?  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the first day of August…thanks for being with us everybody. And stick around for a conversation with Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL as we chat about birthdays, broadcasting, the spoken word and its impact on consumers. Also, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Scary Stuff from Hershey;
  • A sports retailer closes all their stores;
  • USPS to cut 50,000 jobs;
  • Boeing and some good news for a change;
  • P&G, Cascade and Idle Dishwashers...it's a story;
  • Drone delivery coming big to six states;
  • Some union news about Starbucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Studying the four-day work week.

For the interview it's Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL as we chat it up about the business of broadcasting, listeners, their 80th Birthday Party and a bunch more about the impact of the spoken word.  To listen in, 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. 

Birthdays, Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and the Impact with Jeff Stein

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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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