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The Business News Headlines 17 May 2021

Not to be a downer is Federal Income Tax Filing Day. So, yes, there is that. There are also some interesting business news stories to share with you today so, let's go!

  • The Bill Gates persona is cracking;
  • What's with the chicken shortage;
  • The best company in the U.S. is;
  • The worst company in the U.S. is;
  • The tweet that crashed Bitcoin;
  • The streaming war gets hotter;
  • Mask mandates and major retail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retraining/Retaining vs. Hiring.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 April 2021

Welcome back and we're closing in on the Weekend. Thanks for coming by and a reminder that you can follow us all day, and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Fed stays "dovish" and the S&P roars;
  • The new jobless claims surprised everybody;
  • Southwest recalling employees for....
  • Embattled NRA chief says it was a memory issue;
  • Hey, chip makers, hurry up will ya;
  • Boomers and Blue Chips;
  • A new weed story for you from Canada;
  • Levi sales down but outlook up;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Introvert/Extrovert?  How to find out!

Plus for the interview you'll meet Rob Perry who is in charge of sales and marketing for Reliable Aftermarket Parts a company based in Michigan. RAParts has seen monumental growth over the past several years and we break that down.  We're talking world-wide sales, technology and customer service.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 


The Business News Headlines 30 March 2021

The next to the last day of March 2021 and thanks for coming by. Hey, if you want to follow us on Twitter we're @IOB_NewsHour so you can keep up with breaking news and the markets all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The boat is afloat but shortages may be coming;
  • More time to make an IRA or HSA contribution;
  • The evection ban has some landlords...selling out;
  • Bitcoin and Burritos;
  • Game Stop and Amazon;
  • Virginia to expand rail's a big deal;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oh, and...Satan Shoes in the news.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 22 March 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday as we take a look at some of the top business news stories of the day. Here's what we've got ready for you:

  • 7 Things you SHOULD NOT buy with your stimulus;
  • Tax software upgraded for unemployment benefits;
  • More stimulus payments on the way;
  • Mortgage rates continue to climb;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wanna make $2,400? We'll share how.

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 5 February 2021

It is the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and the day when Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine comes in to do our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. But, first the news:

  • Unemployment Rate...did we party too soon?
  • Millennials and saving money: Three headwinds;
  • Solar is HOT but will it continue;
  • Tesla and another recall;
  • Amazon, Unions & Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Well, Tiffany and Co. back to the office.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts is with us to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Des Moines Metro. From the opening on the Iowa Stars hockey season to some historical classes at Living History Farms to Botanical Blues and basketball. It's quite a list and to hear that...just click here! 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 27 January 2021

Already mid-week.  Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines and, yes, we've got about ten minutes worth to get you up to speed. Remember you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what made the headlines today:

  • One word put the markets in a tailspin;
  • Boeing reported earnings today...ouch;
  • Forced labor in China is a story;
  • ThreadUp to go public;
  • CVS & Walgreens in hot water;
  • The rise of the independent investor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retirement woes is a real deal.

Those stories plus, for the interview, it's Jaylin Cavil from the Black Liberation Movement. While politics takes center stage here there are a host of business related issues that are connected such as wages, health care, productivity and financial security. Jaylin also explains the name change and we break down the organizations six legislative, not requests...but...demands.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by!


The Business News Headlines 23 December 2020

We talked about how this year, from the news side, is so different from past years. Usually by now we're relegated to doing "The Best Of" because the news cycle is so...calm. Not this year and he're what we've got for you today:

  • Too much ethanol and too much corn;
  • The Chairman of the SEC just quit;
  • American families to spend $1,000 on...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • While other retailers shutter this company is expanding.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 8 December 2020

Welcome back to the business news of the day. Here are some of the top stories we've got for you...and remember, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • Stimulus dollars not from Congress but state & local;
  • The price of oil has, once again, stalled out;
  • The Streaming Wars are heating up;
  • Stitch Fix...whoa...had a great day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the Fauci Effect?  We'll tell.

Those stories plus you'll meet Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent acquisition company that has a stunning message for business and it's not all about fluff. Listen to that remarkable conversation here

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald''s a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

Thanks for listening! 

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