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The Business News Headlines 6 May 2022

In a word trading on Wall Street this week was…Turbulent. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 6th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody. And, a reminder, we're back on Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL...just in case you've missed some stuff. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, it was...turbulent as the markets went south;
  • Even in the tight job market a wave of layoffs;
  • It was a great jobs report and we'll share the numbers;
  • Boeing is moving and you won't guess to where;
  • Vegans rejoice more places changing menus;
  • A second Staten Island Amazon facility had a union vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A trend: New hires ghosting their employers on the first day.

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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 Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part One

Over the years I've been asked thousands of times, "What is Kosher and why is it important?" Today you'll hear from a returning guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who, for eighteen years, has been traveling all across Iowa to visit companies who wish to have their products certified as Kosher through the Orthodox Union.  What does all of this mean, why is it important, how come there are so many Kosher items available and what what is driving demand?  Join us for this in depth conversation about "The Business of Kosher". And, make sure you click through for Part Two. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 March 2022

The world was caught off guard today as what Russia said and what Russia did were two different things. Yesterday the Russians said they would scale back their attack on Ukraine but it seems they lied as the shelling of civilian targets continued.  That had an impact on the markets. And, stick around for the interview with Jill Watkins and Jourdan McChesney from EntreFEST this year in Iowa City.  

  • New COVID cases climb in Canada;
  • Russia lies and the markets react;
  • Sen. Joe Manchin takes a swing at taking wealth;
  • Pizza, gotta love it. We have a list of the best;
  • That Applebee's executive about wage cutting...an update;
  • Russian oil tankers are disappearing no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Guess who may be filling your next prescription?

Those stories plus this conversation with Jill and Jourdan about EntreFEST 2022 happening in Iowa City this coming June. Click through to learn more about this premier event, what is offered and get a discount with a special promo code. To listen CLICK THIS LINK.

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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 March 2022

It took all day for the Dow to turn the corner but in the end the index advanced. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and click ahead for a brief interview with organizers of a march for peace in Ukraine. It's a very diverse and surprising group. But first the news:

  • Home Depot too "Woke"?
  • Threats of a boycott but their stock was up on the day;
  • Pro-union baristas at Starbucks being forced out?
  • Something soon to disappear from Walmart;
  • Foreclosure rates climb;
  • We've got the top five states dealing with foreclosures;
  • Wells Fargo, paying your rent and getting points;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • No Return to the Office for this company...ever.

Click ahead for this conversation about why such a diverse group of people launched a march for peace. What is the connection between Liberia and Ukraine?  To listen just click here.

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The Business News Headlines 15 March 2022

Welcome back and we're glad you're with us again today everybody. It's the 15th day of March and we've got some of the hottest business news stories for you. Plus, click ahead for the interview about Tupelo Honey a restaurant that has, now, 19 locations in second tier cities. Why is that and what is the culture behind the company. It will surprise you. But first the news:

  • The U.S. Senate passed a bill...no, really;
  • The price of oil came crashing down today;
  • Running for the Fed? Don't mention climate;
  • "Pssst, hey buddy, wanna buy some plastic knives?"
  • If Amazon and Alphabet go to the Dow who's kicked off;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Trading in full time jobs for part time and making more money.

And, click ahead for the interview featuring Steve Frabitore the Owner / CEO of Tupelo Honey as well as Executive Chef and V.P. of Culinary Eric Gabrynowicz. While a new restaurant opening isn't breaking news what this team is doing is breaking some long standing rules...and winning. To listen just click here.

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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 February 2022

In case you've run out of stuff to worry about...one word: Russia. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 11th of February, thanks for being with us again today.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Yeah, that Russia thing;
  • Gold and Oil prices spiked today;
  • To tame inflation the Fed may do something drastic;
  • Speaking of drastic...think trucks and Canada;
  • People are moving for many different reasons we'll share;
  • We've got a list of the top 10 U.S. grocery stores and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Super Bowl ads on Sunday some thoughts and costs.

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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