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The Business News Headlines 22 July 2021

A surprising number of new unemployment cases surprised the business community today and that had an impact on Wall Street. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 22nd of July and here's what we've got for you:

  • Warren Buffett sells a prized business;
  • It wasn't by much but we beat the flatline;
  • Religion, Politics and Business...in the news;
  • Another vehicle manufacturer goes all in on electric;
  • A fast food restaurant without...food;
  • The four fast food places who have raised prices the most;
  • The Wall Street Report & new unemployment numbers;
  • Where have all the employees gone? We may have found them.

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 Okoboji Writers Retreat with Julie Gammack

If there is such a thing as "Journalistic Royalty" then my guest makes the cut. Meet Julie Gammack who followed in the footsteps of her father the late Gordon Gammack as he plied his trade with the Des Moines Register & Tribune for 40 years covering three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Then Julie also wrote and continues to contribute to the Des Moines Register as well as writing on Substack.  

Now comes the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat.  

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 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup 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.

 

 

Roger Sanders the Two Lane Rambler

You never know where you'll find an interesting story. A couple of weeks ago we got an email from an old friend, Roger Sanders, asking if we might take a look at his new adventure and business. Two Lane Rambler is all about "Discovering Rural America" as this former newspaper and magazine writer travels the back roads and helps you discover hidden treasurers tucked away in small towns and villages. We think it's a neat idea and pleased to share it with you. Enjoy...

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.

The Business News Headlines 17 June 2021

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us. And, make sure you click ahead for the amazing story about Marcus Bullock and Flickshop a life altering business...no, we mean it.  In the news:

  • Americans quitting jobs in record numbers...and it's OK;
  • Mail trucks and legal issues;
  • Black shoppers are leaving $300 billion on the table and why;
  • Food prices continue to soar and why;
  • The housing crunch is...dire;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working remote? Not in Colorado you won't.

For the interview, and it is amazing, you'll meet Marcus Bullock who went to prison at age 15 for eight long years. What he learned is what motivated him to start Flickshop where he and his team are changing lives one photo at a time. But...there is so very much more.  To listen, just click here! 

Changing Lives One Photo At A Time - Marcus Bullock

I was late getting to the keynote address by a guy named Marcus Bullock. He was kicking off EntreFest a startup and entrepreneurial conference in Cedar Rapids Iowa. I almost didn't go because I was working on my presentation and, frankly, what kind of business is something called Flickshop? I'm grateful I went and sat in the front row.  His story, from going to prison at age 15 to creating a company and an educational component that helps prison inmates keep connected and then gives them skills to be used on the outside, was one of the most important speeches I've heard. There is so much to unpack here...so, let's get at it and meet Marcus Bullock.   

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 June 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday and today, in the U.S., it is Flag Day...happy Flag Day to our friends in America. Coming up our Small Business Spotlight shines on the 1910 Sip House...a really cool story but first...the business news headlines:

  • More bad news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Another mall owner flies for Chapter 11;
  • Wall Street is NOT the economy;
  • Ford is betting on...small;
  • Oil prices shot up again today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "quite rate" among workers is...massive.

Also, like we teased, you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees the people behind the start-up of the 1910 Sip House. It's quite the story...and how they ended up in the Small Business Spotlight is also quite a story.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

The 1910 Sip House - Small Business Spotlight

Not long ago our friends, Steve & Donna, introduced us to "Bada Bing" one of many flavors of hard cider created at the 1910 Sip House located on Ethel Lake in Minnesota. Listening to them tell the story about these two people, Karen & Jeff Lees, who traveled from Colorado to Minnesota and opened up a hard cider bar in a grain bin...well, we knew we had to reach out and put them in our Small Business Spotlight. Enjoy...we did! 

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 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the business news headlines and a great conversation about food...to be specific...Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage from Brooklyn, New York.  No, really.  But, first the news:

  • Ohio wants Google to be a utility;
  • Wealthy Folks, the IRS and Taxes;
  • Warren Buffet pushes back on ProPublica;
  • Nude photos, iPhones and Apple;
  • Wendy's stock soars and why;
  • Single use plastic bags on the way out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It was a bad morning for the Internet.

For the interview you'll meet the founder of Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. His name is Howard Allen and his story is pretty cool. Why the name "Maroon" and how did he come up with this idea to create chicken sausage. We'll cover it all and you can listen 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.

 

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