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The Business News Headlines 1 July 2022

Earlier it was all about Meta getting lean…today it’s about pushing people…out? Hey, it's just...business.  And, this is the business news headlines for Friday the first day of July…thanks for being here and may you have a fantastic Canada Day and 4th of July Holiday. A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Zuckerberg: "We're turning up the heat..."
  • Property Taxes and Big Box in Kansas;
  • Kohls no longer dealing for that sale;
  • How may Hummer EV's are built in a day?
  • GM builds 95,000 vehicles without some parts;
  • Lilly Tomlin, Ford and dead pigs;
  • McDonald's Russia re-brand: "Ain't the same.";
  • Exxon and monster profits; as you pump your gas;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • American manufacturing is slowing down.

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 June 2022

If you had to pick a city to live in…why not make it the most livable city on the planet?  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 27th of June…thanks for being with us everybody. And, yes, we've got a list. A reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The Most Livable Cities;
  • A sketchy day on Wall Street;
  • McDonald's and customer service;
  • Some positive economic data;
  • Gasoline prices headed down;
  • A Gay Judge calls out Justice Thomas;
  • Russia defaults on debt; first time since 1918;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flying? Not so fast....

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 15 June 2022

Uncertainty is the worst thing for Wall Street…proof…today. It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 15th day of June, thanks for being with us again. And you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today: 

  • The markets reversed on the Fed news and why;
  • They are called "forever chemicals" think...water;
  • Kids, vaccines and the FDA;
  • More oil in reserves sends the price down;
  • President Biden to refineries, "get busy";
  • Some burger chains are hurting, we have a list;
  • Now more expensive to own rather than rent;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Watch out TicTok...YouTube is coming hard!

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 8 June 2022

Welcome back and, a programing note, we're headed out on the road for the next couple of days for EntreFest a major event this year being held in Iowa City, Iowa. Entrepreneurs from across the country will come to learn and to engage their ideas with peers and other professionals. And, yes, we'll have some updates from the event. Perhaps we'll see you there this year or next? Today, here's what we've got for you:

  • Oil topped $122 a barrel today...ouch;
  • Forced "Monkey Labor"? It's a story;
  • Refineries are shutting down...what?
  • Running out of beer in Pennsylvania?
  • The "Hero Pay" story from Minnesota;
  • Smucker's not afraid to raise prices and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Inflation meet "Shrink-Flation".

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 June 2022

The surprising reality about the price of…gasoline. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 7th of June, thanks for being with us. And, stay with us for a conversation with playwright Cathy Lesser Mansfield who is bringing this historical opera "The Sparks Fly Upward" to Cleveland this week. And, you can be anywhere on the planet and see this great piece of work.  Let's go!

  • What's really behind the cost of gasoline;
  • Where it's headed and when it might come down;
  • 10 cities that will pay you to move there;
  • We're going to whine about wine prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Target has a problem. Too much stuff!

For the interview you'll meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. To listen to our 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 6 June 2022

There are some cities in the U.S. where the price of a home is actually…falling.  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 6th of June, thanks for being with us! And, here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The top 5 cities where housing costs are going down;
  • The two-story Taco Bell drive through...amazing;
  • Online grocery sales still strong;
  • But, the competition is fierce;
  • Unions cry foul on a Starbucks decision;
  • The 10-year T-Bill and the markets;
  • New stuff for the Apple Watch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Live audio listening going down.

Those stories plus you'll meet businessman, author and keynote speaker Jack Stack who recently surprised some 500 people gathered at The Central Iowa Business Conference with two words.  What are they and why should you pay attention?  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 25 May 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  To listen to 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 23 May 2022

It’s the Monday edition of the business news headlines which I wrote in a airport terminal and then do to a crash of a twin engine Cessna through the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport (nobody hurt) we had to wait hours for the FAA to open up the airport. Then over an hour later we finally took off. Not arriving in Iowa until 9:00PM.  What a day and here's the news:

  • The Markets bounced back;
  • Not a good couple of weeks for Elon Musk;
  • In case you've run out of stuff to worry about...
  • Summer road trips in spite of higher gas prices;
  • Another big chain leaves Russia;
  • The IRS is raising interest rates;
  • A major bank increased its minimum wage...a bunch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Mandatory Vacation"?

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 May 2022

If you are an investor you are scared…for a large percent of the population it’s pretty…meh.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th day of May…thanks for being with us as we regroup from our mobile studio in Florida. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Just how many folks are into stocks;
  • Nearly 2 million Americans did this so far this year;
  • Restaurants and their Public Image...naming names;
  • McDonald's has found a buyer for Russian locations;
  • The Amazon of cars is in trouble. We'll detail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Who really wants the 4-Day Work Week?

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 Iowa Airport for the World with Kevin Foley

He is a returning guest talking about a reoccurring topic. Meet Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. We're in Washington, D.C. on a mission with the Greater Des Moines Partnership pitching the idea of funding for this massive project that will be an economic development driver for not only the Central Iowa but also the entire region. Here you'll learn about where people come from to fly out of Central Iowa and the experience going or coming. Plus some hard numbers moving forward to get this project...done. And, during the conversation I promised a link to the amazing story of Cheng Lor and his vision of airport hospitality. Here is that link

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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