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The Business News Headlines 16 July 2021

It's the end of yet another work-week (at least for some...right?) and what a Friday it's turned out to be. One would think with some great retail sales numbers Wall Street would have had a party. One would...think. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nobody seems to be buying "temporary";
  • A deeper dive into the Consumer Confidence numbers;
  • it's a "used car frenzy";
  • American Airlines is betting you want to travel;
  • This company wants to hire 50,000 workers in 60 days;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget semiconductors we've got another chip issue!

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we get our "Friday Fun Face" on and talk about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next. To enjoy 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 14 July 2021

Sometimes it takes only one word to motivate people and today's word was..."Moderate". It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 14th of July, thanks for being with us...here's what we've got for you today:

  • That word that lifted spirits;
  • Microsoft has an idea that might work;
  • More oil should soon flow;
  • Stockpiling...chicken. It's a thing;
  • The cars catch fire after being fixed?
  • The $16,000 auto repair that came in at $700;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Beer, Wine, Liquor and...supply chains.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Desmund Adams the man behind the socially responsible search firm, Focus & Find. We're talking about profitability and business and listen to what he has to say about twigs...and a red string. It is...stunning. Desmund Adams and business profits 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 8 July 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened on Wall Street today as two major issues collided. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Inflation & Covid19 and the economy;
  • A deeper dive into recovery fears;
  • Grocery stores turn to stockpiling;
  • Microsoft and an emergency fix;
  • Business, Politics and Toyota;
  • Yet another Amazon injury report;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • New unemployment claims rise;
  • The "Two Pizza Rule" is in effect. Or should be.

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 July 2021

Doesn't feel like it...but it is.  We're already at mid-week and the business news headlines keeps rolling. Remember you can hook up with us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More jobs than people it seems;
  • The Fed gives investors a green light;
  • The issue? Hot dogs and hot dog buns;
  • This mega chain now wants into health care;
  • Brisk travel over the holiday...we'll share how brisk;
  • Let's talk about Jeff Bezos and...money;
  • Add another product in short supply & you are not going to be happy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Two Americas and it's not only a health issue but also economics.

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 2 July 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and, for a little hyper-local action, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But, firs the news:

  • This can't be good: Lordstown Motors and the DOJ;
  • GM turns heads with a lithium investment;
  • Oil and OPEC+ made the news;
  • Indiana and the U.S. Secretary of Labor;
  • Troubles at IBM;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Celebrating 850,000 jobs;
  • Too much PTO what will employers do?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. To hear that, just click here.

The Business News Headlines 30 June 2021

The final day of June and the number of new workers, according to ADP, may set the pace for a better economy. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The ADP jobs report was solid;
  • U.S. Tribal Governments get some cash;
  • A new crop of folks buying RV's;
  • Ford is shutting down some plants and why;
  • New regulations will impact the autonomous vehicle market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple not moving on working from the office.

Those stories plus a brief conversation with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from Iowa, who is cross-crossing the state talking about voting rights. It's called Democracy on Tap. Now, you might wonder if there is a business aspect to this and...there is.  J.D. explains. To listen, 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 28 June 2021

Where did that month go? It's the final Monday for June 2021 and a national holiday for the U.S. is coming right up. Meanwhile we've got some of the top business news stories for you like:

  • The FTC and Facebook;
  • Technology stocks ruled today and why;
  • "Don't worry!" says Lordstown Motors;
  • The Uber CEO delivered meals and made bank;
  • Best at 1 hour delivery? Amazon, Walmart or Target?
  • Trouble finding workers is a...thing;
  • Wait! How many Americans retired last year?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will Juul go up in...smoke?

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 25 June 2021

For many of us it's the end of another busy business week.  Thanks for listening. And, stay with us after the news and click through to listen to Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine get hyper-local with Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But, first the news:

  • The infrastructure plan means what for business;
  • Christmas is just six month away...you are welcome;
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker is back in the news;
  • Panasonic sheds all of its Tesla stock and why;
  • Pepsi to start selling...booze?
  • A reverse trend as businesses are leaving China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Next it's the Third Office making a play for your time.

Those stories PLUS Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We're talking art, music, sports, farmers markets and a host of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. To listen, just click here. 

Thanks again! 

The Business News Headlines 24 June 2021

Thanks for listening. It was a day full of some really positive news coming out of the White House and data on the economy and that boosted Wall Street. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got today:

  • Americans are flooding restaurants but...
  • What automakers are doing with engines;
  • Treasury Secretary Yellin issues a warning;
  • "We've got a deal!" said the president;
  • New jobless numbers are out;
  • Exxon is cutting staff and who;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Was Prime Day a...bust?

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 23 June 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Hey, know that you can reach us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New home sales fell again in May and why;
  • Might Amazon run out of...workers;
  • Those fast-food meal deals...say goodbye;
  • Anti-Virus creator John McAfee...dead;
  • Warren Buffett steps down from the Gates Foundation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Zoom Fatigue...so what causes it? Some thoughts.

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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