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The Business News Headlines 8 December 2022

Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines! Some odd news in the cast this evening from oil to giddy investors on Wall Street.  Why so happy? You won't believe it. Lots of things to get through today and grateful you are with us again.  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:

  • We were warned.  Yes?
  • Consumers flock to Rent the Runway but...
  • Investors are giddy about what they say is good news;
  • But is it?
  • Ford has found a way to cut staff and help at the same time;
  • The New York Times strike is a thing;
  • Ice Cream, Italy and Iowa;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • TikTok banned in  yet another state.

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 27 October 2022

Welcome to Friday Eve!  It's been quite the news day and we kick things off with what is some good news about the economy. Meanwhile, it finally happened mortgage rates top 7%.  The story is consumers are flocking to…McDonald’s. Welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines.  We're glad you're with us again. 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: 

  • What's that about the Q3 GDP?
  • An update on mortgage rates and housing;
  • Why is business at McDonald's so...strong?
  • It gets stranger by the day we're thinking Kanye West;
  • Oil prices were up today;
  • A big boost in Social Security but when will you see it?
  • Those high interest I Bonds? We've crashed the website;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remote work job offers are down but interest remains high.

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 August 2022

It wasn't that long ago that some retailers were saying they would offer steep discounts to lure shoppers. Now some are singing a different tune and are going to “pack and hold", the stock market slid again and the real reason we’re 4 million homes short in the U.S.  Those stories and more on this edition of Insight on Business – Headline News for Tuesday the 30th of August…thanks for being here everybody.  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: 

  • Pack & Hold or Sell It Off;
  • Big Lots is getting back to lower prices;
  • The markets tanked again and so too did oil;
  • Why are we 4 million homes short in the U.S.?
  • The lawyers for Elon Musk are busy...think Twitter;
  • The U.S. is reshoring jobs at a crazy pace;
  • Gas prices have now fallen for 70 days stright;
  • Consumer confidence is up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flying? Airlines say they will struggle for months.

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 August 2022

It's happening again, workers at another Amazon facility have just filed to form a…you guessed it…a union.  It’s the business news Headlines for Wednesday the 17th of August, thanks for being with us everybody. Also remember to click through for a hyper-local story that spells family fun. 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:

  • Amazon and more union news;
  • The markets fell today and why;
  • There is an energy crisis in Europe;
  • Profits tanked at Target for 2 reasons;
  • Some great Girl Scout Cookie news;
  • The higher cost of school supplies;
  • Upscale shops use this tricky...trick;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More student debt is forgiven.

For the interview you'll meet Lauren Campbell who is one of the organizers of an upcoming hyper-local event in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Sure this is very local but it does offer a better look at this community of 5,200 folks smack dab in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. Learn more about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival and our town by clicking 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 Business News Headlines 26 July 2022

Retail got hit today following a dismal report by…Walmart.  When you are the biggest it often, as it did today, impact other companies. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 26th day of July, thanks for being with us everybody. Also, a 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...and thanks for listening!

  • Walmart troubles and consumers;
  • So how overstocked is Walmart?
  • The Fed and Interest Rates...tomorrow;
  • Are U.S. and European banks guilty of war crimes?
  • The future of WWE minus Vince McMahon;
  • Target to open more distribution and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Renting in NYC means real...pain.

For the interview you'll meet Paul Pate the Secretary of State for Iowa. No, we're not talking politics but business. From the record number of LLC's created in just one year and what that means to why Iowa seems attractive to immigrants and what his office has done to streamline business filings.  To hear that conversation, 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 20 July 2022

One of the Big Three automakers to cut 8,000 jobs…and why.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th day of July….thanks, everybody for being with us. And, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Ford, Cash, EV's and Production;
  • Is the "Bear" hibernating?
  • McDonald's brings back a favorite;
  • What? Boycott Walgreens?  And why;
  • Another retail company said to eye bankruptcy;
  • Could GM be getting into restoration?
  • Remember when Tesla was big on Bitcoin?
  • We've got some positive chip news;
  • Where are the "job quitters" going?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Vacations  out of reach for many Americans.

For the interview you'll meet Lisa Carponelli and Kim Hopkins the entrepreneurs behind Velorosa - Cycling Wear for Bike-Minded Women.  They launched during RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in 2017 and still going strong. The who, what, where and why of Velorosa 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. 

Cycling Clothing for Women by Women - Velorosa

Here you'll meet two entrepreneurs who matched their love for cycling to the need for stylish cycling clothing.  Lisa Carponelli and Kim Hopkins made the bold move to launch Velorosa - Cycling Wear for Bike-Minded Women during RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in 2015. Pooling their money they hit the road and their "kits" were a success. Here you'll learn about the who, what, where and why of Velorosa and yes, they'll be at RAGBRAI again this year. One more thing get 15% off when you order online and use the promo-code: Insight15.  Slick huh? And, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is Lisa and Kim: 

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 13 July 2022

We are not alone in fighting inflation, the Bank of Canada is in the same boat. Meanwhile here in the U.S. the June inflation rate hit 9.1 percent….a new record.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 13th of July…thanks for being with us.  And, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Bank of Canada shocks Bay Street;
  • The Inflation Rate of 9.1% gets some attention;
  • Did you hear about the fake CPI report?
  • Kohls says it has a plan to bring back consumers;
  • Starbucks closing 16 stores and why;
  • You are still shopping Amazon Prime even though...
  • Some key numbers about inflation you should know;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoffs announced but there is a but.

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 19 April 2022

The big news today was what happened on Wall Street as investors shook off inflation fears and worries about Ukraine. I'll have those numbers for you in just a bit.  But to start things off here is what we've got for you:

  • API entrepreneurs to get a boost;
  • We've got news about Social Security;
  • Heard about the Great, Great Resignation?
  • Natural gas and oil were off on the day;
  • Wanna make $20 an hour...we'll share where;
  • Mail delivery times to get...cut;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix shares tumble in after hours trading and why;
  • The Whiteness of Abercrombie & Fitch.

Thanks for coming by!

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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The Business News Headlines 11 April 2022

Welcome back to another work week.  A reminder that the markets will be closed on Friday for the Good Friday and start of Passover. Today our first story is a shocking bit of news as we focus on folks that, even today, make less than fifteen-dollars an hour.

  • 50% of women of color make less than $15 an hour;
  • The link to Jim Crow?
  • Gas prices are trending lower and why;
  • Another tech giant to offer a stock split;
  • Recreational pot sales in New Jersey?  Could be.
  • Starbucks seeking a lawyer in union relations;
  • McDonald's closing stores and the impact on the bottom line;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Etsy sellers on strike and why.

Thanks for coming by!

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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