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Labor Unions, Middle Class & The PRO Act with Charlie Wishman

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Charlie Wishman is the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO. He was with us several months ago talking about the PRO Act that was, then, winding it's way through Congress. We thought it would be a good time to welcome him back so we might discuss, wages, the middle class the impact of "Right to Work", the work of organizing a workplace and how the PRO Act impacts (The link is to NPR) all of that. Here is our conversation: 

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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 14 May 2021

The end of another business week and Wall Street had a day...but not enough to make it a positive week. Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to go hyper-local on you and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, the news:

  • The CDC and masks;
  • A union rips the CDC and fears for their workers;
  • Disney stock continues to fall but not Netflix;
  • In a surprise DoorDash does well;
  • GM and more EV news;
  • The oldest car company in the U.S. is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The troubling retail sales numbers.

As promised here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his list of Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...and, in one case, beyond. To listen click here

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The Business News Headlines 13 May 2021

What a difference a day makes as investors on Wall Street took advantage of "the dip" and came back to buy.  And, today we've got a treat as we welcome back Carlos Alvarez from Tero International. You'll hear about that today as well.  In the news:

  • It seems you are ready to spend...money;
  • McDonald's says the company will boost pay;
  • The Disney Company missed revenue and why;
  • The Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom?
  • Shares of AMC Theaters soared today;
  • People are furious with Kroger;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Unemployment claims fall;
  • Be careful what you...write.

Those stories plus for the interview Carlos Alvarez is back in front of business professionals who want to learn the basics of how to "Speak Your Way to Success". Carlos hasn't been in front of Tero International clients for a year but...what he learned while away is truly interesting.  Learn more and click here for that story. 

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 12 May 2021

It's been a nightmare on Wall Street now for three days and the inflation numbers today really drove the markets down. Also today we've got an interesting conversation about the world of air guitar competition. No, really! And if you think this is too weird know that ESPN will, this summer, air the competition. You'll meet The Flying Finn in just a bit. In the news:

  • Consumer prices shot up in April;
  • The impact on Wall Street;
  • Gasoline hording and rising prices;
  • Hertz accepted a buy-out and it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Rethinking "low skilled workers".

For the interview you'll meet Andrew Finn who goes by his stage name in the air guitar world as "The Flying Finn".  Andrew is an international star and he's in to chat it up about this amazing sport, ESPN and international competition. To listen in 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 11 May 2021

Some massive moves on Wall Street today as investors are in a word...spooked. Meanwhile some changes are coming regarding unemployment benefits and folks are concerned. Speaking of employment we'll be visiting today with Keenan Crow about kids, sports and gender.  It's a story playing out in some 30 U.S. states.  But first, the news:

  • Biden says you must take that job;
  • The link between jobs and the cost of goods;
  • The Dow cratered today and we'll share why;
  • Retirees are mad as hell at Verizon;
  • The Jones Act and fuel is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Our ever expanding "unfriendly skies".

Then, for the interview it's Keenan Crow the Director of Policy and Advocacy for One Iowa. We're talking about kids, sports and gender.  As we said earlier this is not only about Iowa because some thirty states are also considering similar moves. What is it all about? What is the business connection? Why does it matter?  All asked and answered. 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 3 May 2021

Welcome to a brand new month...with some lingering business news stories and a bit of a rift between the "old guard" and some new investment methods.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Dow was up the Nasdaq down and why;
  • The person who will replace Warren Buffet is;
  • The "old" vs. the "new" and Mr. Buffet is in the mix;
  • A lack of stuff and people could stall the economy;
  • President Biden to increase refugee numbers;
  • Some businesses and their 401(k) and some surprises;
  • Folding phones are back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • They say "herd immunity" may not come to the U.S.

Also today you'll meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and his work in diversity training for businesses and communities. We'll also discuss his books and his new effort at creating "diversity institutes" in Iowa and the nation.  To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Diversity, Inclusion and Business with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

My guest is a friend of the broadcast. I met Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. several years ago at a seminar for teachers and civic leaders. We sat down for a conversation and it was a hit. Today we'll talk about his work, his books, why diversity should matter for business leaders, Aaron Rogers (no, really) and his effort to build a series of "diversity institutes" in communities across Iowa and elsewhere. Meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. 

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 April 2021

The final day of April and we're heading into the weekend with loads of interesting business news stories plus, a bit later, Jeff Pitts is in the chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...but first the news:

  • Stocks finished lower and why;
  • Household income soared in March;
  • And, you were buying stuff!
  • Big tech on a big roll;
  • Macy's union wins a decision;
  • Meanwhile the UAW is not happy with GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why investors are pleased, it would seem;
  • Boeing gets tough with "hate speech".

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about some hyper-local things going on in the Metro.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks! 

The Business News Headlines 29 April 2021

Thanks for coming by on this the next to the last day of April 2021. We've checked the business news stories for you and here's what we've got for you today:

  • So, are you up for a cruse?
  • Strong economic data moved the markets;
  • Consumers are buying stuff...for home...still;
  • Ford, GM and others saw troubles and why;
  • Q1 is behind us. Where might we be headed?  Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The First 100 Days and the Biden Stock Market;
  • BOA one of the best according to LinkedIn and 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 28 April 2021

Thanks for coming by for the business news headlines of the day. Here's what we've got for you on this Wednesday afternoon:

  • Working from home took a hit today;
  • The Fed leaves interest rates alone;
  • Investors sitting on piles of cash...what to do?
  • Looks like we're back to eat in restaurant chains;
  • The trade gap is wider but, it's not all bad news;
  • Bitcoin Fog is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook beats estimates as does Ford.
  • And, yes, another corn story.

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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