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The Business News Headlines 5 November 2021

Leading off today is the story about the jobs report from the Labor Department and what some are saying should have been...better. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 5th day of November and because it is Friday click through for Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The jobs report and still concern;
  • The markets reacted;
  • Fake news (again) about Bitcoin;
  • Apple to drop mask rules in some stores;
  • Panic is setting in over the vaccine mandate;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The highest hourly rate is in this city.

Those stories PLUS "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. To hear that...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 4 November 2021

Hey, it's Friday Eve!  Thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Oh, those charging stations;
  • 1.4 billion people is a very attractive market;
  • He was ousted as the CEO of Papa Johns but...
  • You know that name...Meta...uh...there is a problem;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Details of the vaccine mandate;
  • One company has now vaccinated 96% of their workers.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media. She specializes in products for the dog and cat lovers among us. Here we talk about her work in journalism, how she made the switch to PR and what it really takes to be successful in promoting another company and some cat talk. Meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media! To listen to 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.

The Business News Headlines 3 November 2021

Early in the day nerves were a bit frayed as investors waited for the Fed to report from its two day meeting.  In the end...Wall Street hit more records.  Also, stick around for the interview with entrepreneur Basel Nassar from Boss Dog Brand...it's a great story about marketing and relationships for this growing pet food and product company based in Washington State.  But, first the news:

  • What moved Wall Street today;
  • Jeff Bezos buys part of an island;
  • Workers and a manager walk out...and what that means;
  • Roku has a problem going into the holiday season;
  • Truckers sitting idle rack up years of "wait time";
  • Thousands of counterfeit items on the Internet;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, is it a "workers economy" as some suggest?

Those stories plus you'll meet Basel Nassar the founder behind Boss Dog and Boss Cat food, treats and gear. You'll learn about how this entrepreneur leveraged his Greek Yogurt business to create Boss Nation Brands. It's a great conversation and you can hear 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 1 November 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and some exciting news from the world of business. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Capital investment is way up and why;
  • Oil prices fell and why...but rebounded today;
  • World hunger and...Elon Musk;
  • Tough times over at Amazon and why;
  • John Deere workers get another shot at a contract;
  • A Detroit automaker wants folks to retire early;
  • The Facebook whistle blower says Mark must go;
  • Watch out McDonald's...Arby's is taking aim;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling distracted...at the office not at home.

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 October 2021

With the economic data we got this morning it should have been a down day on Wall Street...should have been.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • U.S. GDP growth shrinks to 2%;
  • Consumer spending cooled;
  • But, fewer Americans filed for unemployment;
  • The Billionaire Tax. How much might Musk and Bezos pay;
  • Is the pandemic buying boom gone? Ask Amazon;
  • But you DO love your coffee. Ask Starbucks;
  • A white worker awarded $10 million - discrimination;
  • Universal Orlando surprises everybody;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's in a name? Ask Mark Zuckerberg.

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 October 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street...and we'll share why. Also today we're going to get "hyper-local" with our guest segment and visit with Mike Jones a public defender and candidate for Mayor of the small Iowa community of Windsor Heights. He's taking on an incumbent and details...why.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street ticks down and why;
  • Another burger place in San Francisco forced to close;
  • Fail to tip your Door Dash Driver...could mean cold food;
  • Ford reports some good earnings and surprises Wall Street;
  • Carvana, Hertz and Tesla;
  • Finally some good news from Harley-Davidson;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is that MBA worth it?  We have an answer.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mike Jones who is currently a City Councilman for Windsor Heights, Iowa and Mayor Pro-Tem. So...why is he challenging the incumbent? We asked in this hyper local segment...enjoy.  You can hear that conversation 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 26 October 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines, grateful, as always, that you're here with us.  This is what we've got for you today:

  • The Pfizer vaccine is approved for kids 5 - 11;
  • The richest person on the planet is...
  • New records on Wall Street but just barely;
  • Burger King is not having a good year;
  • McDonald's workers walk out and why;
  • GM takes the wraps off an amazing vehicle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Three states lead the nation in voluntary job quits...why?

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 22 October 2021

OK, I know we're a bit late with the business news headlines.  We were, shall we say, distracted by Ty Rushing (@RushTheWriter) who shared a video of him trying some Mountain Dew flavor that is...spicy? It's a new thing for him called #TyTries.  Sorry... Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Dow ends the week at an all time high;
  • Will the military take over trucking;
  • The most "horrifying" auto company is...
  • GM is finally shipping pickups out of storage;
  • Intel wants the feds to make good on their support;
  • This chain is pulling meat from its menu;
  • We've got some good economic news for you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Let's go "Re-Wilding"!

Those stories and some fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro and you can hear it all here.

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2021

Hi and thanks for clicking through. We broadcast out of the Midwest and the temps here have plummeted; welcome to a real fall. Speaking of going down the Dow sank by over 120 points early on the trade but rebounded this afternoon. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Even if your bank offers this...call the FBI;
  • What's the deal with Marriott and "resort fees";
  • You like Bezos and Musk but hate billionaires;
  • Will the McPlant be a thing or not;
  • No new cars so used cars boost sales;
  • Apple may have a shortage of gizmos for the holidays;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stormy skies still ahead for Southwest.

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 19 October 2021

Inflation? Forget about it we're now focused on earnings and Wall Street bounced up again today. Also, don't skip the interview with Shelly Skuster who is running for the Des Moines School Board. Yes, it's hyper-local but it also has a business link.  Here's what we've got:

  • Farmers are buying early and why;
  • Positive earnings boosts the markets;
  • Unions, Kentucky and Replacement Workers;
  • The docks and working 24/7 is it working?
  • Retail workers and enraged customers;
  • What's this story about Walgreens;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook fined nearly $15 million and we'll tell why.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Des Moines Public School Board Candidate Shelly Skuster. What motivated her to run and what is the deal with such hot school board races all across Iowa? Asked and answered. To listen 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.

 

 

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