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The Business News Headlines 8 October 2021

We were expecting a big number when the September Jobs Report was released this morning. Uhm...THAT didn't happen. What did set the tone for the day.  Beyond that, make sure you click through for a lighter piece with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • That jobs report...ugh;
  • Wages, Workers and Jamie Dimon;
  • Vaccine mandates and the airlines;
  • Winter heating may get more pricy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Kids, No Kids and Work Life.

And, because it’s Friday Jeff Pitts is in from Cityview with his list of stuff to do in the Greater DSM Metro…music, history, festivals and some side trips…riffing on our own stream of conciseness.  To listen...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 1 October 2021

Remember when we reported that October should be a better month for Wall Street than we saw in September. Well, today is the first day of the new month...here's what we've got for you today:

  • October moved the markets;
  • If you bought this at Kohls stop using it;
  • Consumers are letting Walmart have it;
  • Heard about the price of propane? Yikes;
  • John Deere and the UAW contract talks;
  • Brisk RV sales boost manufacturers stock prices;
  • Get ready for slower mail delivery;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Parents and New WFH Rules.

And, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts the managing editor is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  We've got a bunch of stuff to riff about...some old time memories and more.  To listen to Jeff all you've got to do is 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 30 September 2021

Welcome to the final broadcast of September 2021 and we lead things off by wondering if the federal government was a business...would it be able to stay in business.  Let's go:

  • Pushing back the shutdown date
  • A lousy third quarter for equities;
  • Monetary punishment for the unvaccinated;
  • Customers flee this retail chain;
  • Obsessed with getting stuff...quickly;
  • Automakers due to have a rough future;
  • Macy's and Amazon are in court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New unemployment numbers are in;
  • Social Media and your boss. Think about the "Mom Test".

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 September 2021

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news:

  • Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues;
  • Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers;
  • The price of oil is headed up and why;
  • Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but;
  • A new economic report is out about our GDP;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Women leaders and "Office Housework".

Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...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 22 September 2021

Back in the studio from a very informative and helpful event known as the Okoboji Writers Retreat. 2.5 days with writers, publishers, agents doing all kinds of work. Plus a screening of Storm Lake a movie about a small town newspaper and its amazing staff one, Art Cullen, who won a Pulitzer. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What a difference a day makes;
  • Kmart, Sears & J.C. Penny; an update;
  • Google and back at the office;
  • Changes in the restaurant industry;
  • The new Federal Reserve report;
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Child Tax Credit;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The fizz is out of the hard seltzer business.

Those stories plus a very passionate Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible recruitment firm. He says his mission is to change the direction of Corporate America and doing so by helping them find a way to drive profit while creating a better world for folks not yet born.  Strong stuff right 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.

 

 

 

Desmund Adams from Focus and Find - Passionate About the Future

Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find is passionate about changing the culture of corporate America. You can hear it in his voice. The goal, says Adams, is to get businesses to understand there is a better way toward more profit and it's been proven time after time.  Besides, as he says, he wants a better future for so many people some not yet born. We think you'll like this. 

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 21September 2021

Back with you on day two of the Okoboji Writers Retreat where roughly 150 people from across the country have come together to learn how to better communicate or how to get their work published. After the news stick around for my conversation with journalist Ty Rushing.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Almost Wall Street...all most;
  • Commodities in for a rough session?
  • Takata airbags back in the news;
  • More companies say goodbye to the office;
  • Danger looming in Washington;
  • Crypto Currencies under investigation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Talking "near beer" and the come back.

Those stories plus you'll hear from journalist Ty Rushing who is making a name for him self in Iowa.  We'll talk about journalist journeys, agriculture, wages, business and more plus his new gig with the Iowa Starting Line.  To listen click here.

Thanks for being with us...

 

The Business News Headlines 20 September 2021

It's the business news headlines for Monday the 20th of September and coming to you from the Lakes of Okoboji in Northwestern Iowa.  We're here for the Okoboji Writers Retreat created by newsperson Julie Gammack. It's been quite the day.  In the news:

  • The "Global Economy" proof;
  • What? States demand money back;
  • Heard of Ghosting Coasting? You will today;
  • GM and Chevy Bolt fixes;
  • Tequila Bottles, Air Force One and Boeing;
  • More supply chain troubles loom;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • We're going way too...fast.

Thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 16 September 2021

It is the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. Our host, Michael Libbie, has the day off so you're getting Chap Ramsey and the written version of the headlines.  Here is what's been going on:

  • August Retail Surprise - It was a complete surprise as data showed retail sales grew by .7% in August. Economists had projected retail sales would fall by .8%.  Meanwhile if auto sales are excluded sales jumped by 1.8%. It was a solid report.
  • Wall Street - You would think that those kinds of numbers would boost Wall Street and while they did for a bit the markets ended the day mixed. Those numbers in just a bit.
  • New Jobless Numbers - This is what may have muted the markets. New jobless numbers came in 20,000 higher than the week before. Ending September 11. 332,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims.
  • Just Inhale - Despite opposition from health groups Phillip Morris (think cigarettes) announced that it had taken control of the U.K. inhaler company Vectura. Phillip Morris is hoping to see over half of it's revenue come from non-smoking products by 2025.
  • Guaranteed Income Test - What was non-existent just just six years ago is now catching on in 20 U.S. cities test the idea of guaranteed income. Most of the programs are paid for by using donations. But they all have one thing in common: they give some of society’s poorest and most marginalized people cold-hard cash, and then let them spend it however they want. And, it's catching on with some 45% of Americans favoring some type of guaranteed income program. 
  • Rents - Rents nationwide are rising at a fast pace, according to a new analysis from Realtor.com. The median rent for all sizes of rentals nationwide was $1,607 as of August, representing an increase of 11.5% from a year ago.
  • Wall Street - Stocks ended the day mixed with the Dow falling by 63 points the close at 34,751. The S&P 500 was down by nearly 7 points closing at 4,473. The Nasdaq outperformed getting 20 points above the flat-line to end the trade at 15,181.
  • Bye Bye - And, finally there is this: HBO abruptly lost 5 million subscribers this week, after its agreement with Amazon to sell digital subscriptions through its Prime service ended. Prime members have long been able to subscribe to HBO for $15 per month. HBO says they are willing to lose customers, in the short term, as they attempt to build their own relationship with consumers.

That's a wrap.  Thanks for reading!  Michael will be back in tomorrow.

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.

 

Big News for Small Businesses and the NTPDA

Thanks for clicking through. As we work to get critical information to members of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association we thought this conversation about getting capital from the Small Business Administration would be very helpful. There have been many changes to the COVID19 Loan Program. Pay close attention to the new guidelines for gaining capitol for your small business. And, second, if you know a person who owns or manages a small business send this link to them. It could make a huge difference.  My guest is Veronica Pugin who is the Senior Advisor in the Office of Capital Access for the Small Business Administration. Here too is your link to the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program that we talk about. Know there are new guidelines and an easier way in which to apply for business capital.

Thanks for being here!

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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