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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, Iowa Book Fair with Tyler Granger

Sometimes, even though we have an international audience, we get to do some hyper-local things and that's what you're getting today.  Why? Because we think this is such a neat idea we hope that someone in another town, state or nation might pick up on the idea and do a local book fair where you live. Here you'll meet Tyler Granger from Windsor Heights, Iowa who has put together a book fair featuring Iowa writers ranging from history to news to romance to mystery to children's books.  He has done a masterful job in promoting the event as well. The event is on October 3rd starting at noon and HERE is a link to that Facebook Page

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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. 

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 9 June 2022

Once again, the business news headlines are coming to you from Iowa City, Iowa the home for EntreFest 2022 where we've been busy all day meeting and recording some amazing stories we'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. We really love this event where well over 400 people came to learn and share.  Meanwhile, in the news:

  • Investors bolted for the door today;
  • Changes coming to Kohls;
  • Tesla saw amazing production numbers in China;
  • Ford sued by customers...think fires under the hood;
  • They fell into a vat of...chocolate. Willy Wonka?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stitchfix announces...layoffs.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Ben Snyder a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. It's really a great story and you can hear the excitement in his voice.  Think pedicabs and the business is growing.  To hear 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. 

Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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 June 2022

Welcome back and, a programing note, we're headed out on the road for the next couple of days for EntreFest a major event this year being held in Iowa City, Iowa. Entrepreneurs from across the country will come to learn and to engage their ideas with peers and other professionals. And, yes, we'll have some updates from the event. Perhaps we'll see you there this year or next? Today, here's what we've got for you:

  • Oil topped $122 a barrel today...ouch;
  • Forced "Monkey Labor"? It's a story;
  • Refineries are shutting down...what?
  • Running out of beer in Pennsylvania?
  • The "Hero Pay" story from Minnesota;
  • Smucker's not afraid to raise prices and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Inflation meet "Shrink-Flation".

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 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.

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. 

 

 

EntreFEST 2022 with Jill and Jourdan

Got a business idea? Own a thriving business but want to make some changes? Are you an early startup looking for funding? Want to connect with professionals who have answers to so many of your questions? Good news...EntreFEST is the place to be this June in Iowa City, Iowa. Here to talk about it is Jill Watkins COO for NewBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator. We'll be talking about what you can expect to happen during the two days starting on June 9th and running through the 10th. If you've never gone you will be blown away by how professional this event is and even more excited once they release the names of the headlines. I'm honored to be back this year and if you want 20% off your ticket fee just the promo-code LIBBIE.  Let's go!

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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 29 March 2022

As talks between Ukraine and Russia, brokered by Turkey and Israel, continue there was a positive move on Wall Street. Also, at the end of the newscast make sure you click through for a conversation about the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. My guest is Terrence Thames and it's something you should hear...no matter where you live and work.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street had a day and why;
  • The Biden Budget and Social Security;
  • It was a rough day for former President Trump;
  • Job openings and quits in February were huge;
  • The Millionaire Tax is a hot topic;
  • Tax dollars and fossil fuel subsidies;
  • Still wearing a mask in public?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If your boss has an MBA watch your paycheck.

Those stories plus a conversation with Terrence Thames from the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. While this two day event is being hosted by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce in Iowa it's something that can be seen and heard nationwide. And, when Terrence shares the names of two of the key presenters you'll be able to gauge the importance of the event.  To listen, 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 Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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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