Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 6 July 2021

For those of you who were busy celebrating the U.S. holiday of Independence day welcome back. Yes, we too took some time off. Today, and just ahead of a conversation with journalist Julie Gammack we've got these news stories for you:

  • About that four-day work week;
  • What is dragging the U.S. economy;
  • Some Tyson chicken news you need;
  • Crude oil prices fall...a bit and why;
  • "Everybody quit" says this McDonald's worker;
  • Get your free Subway sandwich and when;
  • Keystone Pipeline vs. the Biden Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More about the ransomware attack. 

Now comes Julie Gammack and 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. To listen, 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.

 

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 22 June 2021

We'll kick off the news with a shocking story about Amazon and then don't miss our business interview with John Danielson who is the U.S. representative for the Italian based agricultural parts company, Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • Amazon destroys millions of products each year;
  • The IKEA menu that...well...was an embarrassment;
  • Abigale Disney throws shade on billionaires;
  • More about the Ford F-150 Lightning;
  • Subway really didn't need this press;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bumble employees get a week off...with pay and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet John Danielson in a business story of Agri Parts….a family owned company based in Italy…in a town known for building Lamborghinis and Ferrari’s.  John Danielson of Wisconsin is the U.S. rep and we’re talking international business and business growth. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

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 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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 6 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

Thanks for listening! 

Stand Up Rural America with Lorie Vincent

What does Rural America want...and need?  Meet Lorie Vincent the principal at Acceleration by Design based in Austin, Texas. Here we talk about the second Stand Up Rural America which will take place April 27 - 29 in Charleston, West Virginia. So, what is it? Why does it matter? Who will learn and why it's important that you show up and steal as many ideas as possible. Registration is going on right now. Meet Lorie Vincent: 

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 10 March 2021

For more than one reason today marked an historic day when it comes to American families and fighting the pandemic. A reminder, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The audacious bill becomes law;
  • The American Rescue Act tax cuts;
  • The legislation impact on schools;
  • We paid more for the stuff we bought;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Impostor Syndrome" explained.

For the interview we'll introduce you to the amazing Zakiya Jenkins who, as a female entrepreneur, started the non-profit known as Grace Fitness. How and why she started on that journey is an inspiring story and what she is doing now...is even better. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good story! 

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.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App