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The Business News Headlines 20 January 2022

Once again, coming to you from a very chilly Kansas City, Missouri it's the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 20th of January. Oh, and check the photo in our Twitter Stream...think...Mahomes...that was fun.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Unable to hold the rally Wall Street fell;
  • Grocery stores and large profits but savings;
  • The five lowest paying companies...yes, we have a list;
  • Styrofoam and the way to recycle it;
  • The number of workers out due to COVID...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon about to disrupt again.

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 18 January 2022

Welcome back! We took some time off yesterday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday but back today with the business news headlines and a conversation about something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. But, first the news:

  • The 5G rollout got rolled back;
  • Lousy day on Wall Street and why;
  • Trucking and Vaccine Mandates;
  • Kohls department story troubles...again;
  • What? No check out lanes at this grocer?
  • Oil prices on the rise Omicron or not;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bored? Wordle is out...big time.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mitch Henry the founder of something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. What is it and what do they do?  Click here for details.  I can share it has something to do with...politics. To hear this conversation 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 Business News Headlines for 13 January 2022

It was a busy news day and one that did not favor Wall Street. And, once you finish listening to what we've got for you today make sure you listen to the conversation about Electric Vehicles with the founder and hosts of Roadworthy Drive, Ken Chester. Some amazing facts and predictions await you.  Let's go!

  • Yep, you are pretty much on your own;
  • Stocks sank due to a number of issues;
  • Let's talk chicken and a old/new Popeye's deal;
  • Let's talk non-chicken and KFC;
  • Ford stock was up a bunch today and why;
  • The new unemployment numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The restaurant ended tipping and pays $25 an hour.

Now for the interview:  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time. 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 Business News Headlines 12 January 2022

Welcome back!  We'll kick of this segment of the Business News Headlines with something that  just might bring back..."The Gold Guys".  Let's go!

  • Gold prices are up and why;
  • Inflation? Yep, we'll take a deeper dive;
  • Oil prices are up...too;
  • Recall notice for some Coke products;
  • The IRS has some updated tips for you;
  • We've got a "Shrinkflation" story...think wings;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, most people underestimate their pay.

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 January 2022

Welcome back to another week of the business news headlines and stick around and click through for an interesting conversation about the world of print magazines. Think print is dead?  Not so fast. But, first the news and this is what we've got for you:

  • Two words troubled Wall Street;
  • Billions being spent to enlarge ports;
  • He says he uses a Tesla to mine for crypto;
  • Who's winning? Hybrids or EV's? We'll tell;
  • Some really HOT & SPICY food news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The IRS has just warned us...

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. 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 Business News Headlines 7 January 2022

Hey, welcome back to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Yep...Friday. We'll kick things off with the confusing jobs report and then, a bit later, our hyper local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • Disappointing job numbers;
  • Or...were they?
  • This 91,000 pennies stunt...not a good idea;
  • COVID pills and a "Catch 22" at Walmart;
  • Heard of "retail shrink"? You will today;
  • Where's the beef? In recall mode;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Major businesses cutting paid COVID time off...ouch!

Those stories plus our time with Jeff Pitts. Each week we welcome back Jeff the managing editor for Cityview Magazine for a hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, as always he's got a list.  We start out talking rodeo...with a back story. Move on to the Des Moines Playhouse and Pigeons. Drake men's basketball is on tap this weekend and next week. There is a Chili Cook Off in Windsor Heights on Saturday and it's a benefit. No Sleep Stand Up over at Wooly's on Saturday night. Some great live jazz at one of the finest places in the city Noce! Blues in the warmth of the Botanical Gardens. The Iowa Wolves are in action next week as is Drake women's basketball and the Winter Gymnastics event and Chow's Winter Classic next week as well.  Enjoy! To listen to all of this fun 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.

Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Cityview

Each week we welcome back Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine for a hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, as always he's got a list.  We start out talking rodeo...with a back story. Move on to the Des Moines Playhouse and Pigeons. Drake men's basketball is on tap this weekend and next week. There is a Chili Cook Off in Windsor Heights on Saturday and it's a benefit. No Sleep Stand Up over at Wooly's on Saturday night. Some great live jazz at one of the finest places in the city Noce! Blues in the warmth of the Botanical Gardens. The Iowa Wolves are in action next week as is Drake women's basketball and the Winter Gymnastics event and Chow's Winter Classic next week as well.  Enjoy! 

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 January 2021

It's the business news headlines and not one word here about the January 6th insurrection in Washington D.C. last year. We try really hard to stick to business and not...politics. So, let's go!

  • Does the 4-day work week...work?
  • Wall Street closed lower and why;
  • Back to the office? Maybe not;
  • More workers calling in sick;
  • A fourth jab may be in your future;
  • Brand new a Taco "subscription";
  • New jobless claims are up but...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Great Resignation is also the Great Reshuffle.

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 4 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 3 January 2022

Welcome, once again, to a brand new year. Glad you've clicked through. Here are the business news headlines we've got for you today and there are some surprises just ahead.

  • Need a used car? Get ready for sticker shock;
  • New car sales off a whopping 23% from last year;
  • The first trading day of 2022 was...good;
  • The number one carmaker in the U.S. is...
  • How about some plant based sausage for lunch;
  • And a real meat story with some...serious cash;
  • Starbucks says it's employees must get the jab or...
  • COVID home tests from a surprising place;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do we call this Return to the Office 3.0?

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.

 

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