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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 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 16 June 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for listening! Connect with us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour as we share stories and the market numbers all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • A lawsuit over insulin pricing;
  • And a lawsuit to stop action in Indiana;
  • The return to cruse life just got sidelined;
  • The Fed talks about growing inflation;
  • Ford brings back a vehicle last produced in 1996;
  • House hunting? We've got the mortgage rates;
  • Rents are going up...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Young women say "No!" to having kids 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 of the Refugee Alliance

You're about to meet Stephanie Moris who is the Director of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa (RACI). Given the fact that more people are leaving the State of Iowa than moving here gives business the opportunity to learn more about the refugee communities that are a part of RACI.  Here we'll talk about that, the barriers that many people face from debt to language to housing to a pathway to citizenship. We'll wind up with a conversation about a public celebration on 20 June...something that, perhaps, you might attend.  Here is Stephanie: 

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 2021

Welcome to the business news headlines for today. Also, make sure you click through for our long-form interview with Congresswoman Cindy Axne who represents Iowa in the Third Congressional District...we're talking...business.  In the news:

  • A tech giant says "stay home";
  • An EV company is nearly out of cash;
  • Billionaires are pushing back on taxes;
  • How about another Bill & Melinda story;
  • Lumber high prices a new normal?
  • Google is laying cable...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why hospitality workers are quitting.

Those stories and a conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne. We'll be talking about taxes, roads, bridges, child care, agriculture, drug prices and even cyber-security. To listen just click here.

 

A Business Conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

It's been some time since we've been able to do in person interviews and we were anxious to sit down with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) and talk about a host of business related issues from taxes to farming to child care to roads, bridges and even cyber-security.  It's a wide ranging conversation and we invite you to listen in.  There is so much going on outside of D.C. and you should know about it. If you are interested in more here is her campaign website

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 June 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, if this was your first day back, we hope you had a safe and memorable Memorial Day Holiday. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Texans and Tesla...it's a story;
  • Wages and truck drivers and you;
  • West Virginia governor and $700 million;
  • B.P. back in the U.S...think solar and why;
  • Chip makers cashing in;
  • Unions and Restaurants...a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ride hailing gets more...pricy.

For the interview you'll meet Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.town a two woman company out to help Rural America re-think and refresh. They are here to chat it up about the stories often missed by the media...and how do they know?  They asked folks that live in rural communities across the country.  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 18 May 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll have those numbers for you in a bit. For the interview today I'll be visiting with Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO about a host of issues impacting the working families in the U.S. plus the status of what is called the PRO Act working its way through Congress. But first the news:

  • Another cryptocurrency story with Elon Musk;
  • It's getting ugly - The Bill & Melinda split;
  • No more investments in...oil makes the news;
  • A leaked memo about Walmart is shocking;
  • Bitcoin traders betting on another fall in price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The apocalypse that didn't happen. 

Those stories plus a conversation with Charlie Wishman about working families, wages, union activity and the PRO Act. He also shares some surprising information about how more Americans are finding hope in union activity...something new in the face of uncertainty. To hear that, click here

Thanks for listening! 

 

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

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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