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A Rare Business Model for the Media - Liz Kennedy from The Gazette

Nothing ever happens by accident. I'm reviewing interview notes during EntreFest held this year in Iowa City, Iowa when a woman sees my press badge. Turns out Liz Kennedy is in charge of digital media for The Cedar Rapids Gazette. That led to this conversation about Iowa Ideas a multi day virtual event covering significant health issues impacting Iowans. (Yes, you can attend!) There is a shocking story about who owns the Gazette (which sheds new light on how they cover the news) and how badly they want your ideas and input. And, if that's not enough there is a fall (October 13-14) Iowa Ideas virtual event with the keynote being none other than the famous Simon Estes. So much to unpack here...enjoy. I sure did! 

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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 29 April 2022

Can we maybe just not chat about the stock market today….right?  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 29th day of April…thanks for being with us and here is what we've got:

  • Yes, Wall Street did tank today but...
  • Inflation up but so too in consumer spending;
  • What they are spending on is changing;
  • Powerball, Millions and Taxes;
  • Some big changes coming to Netflix;
  • Are people weary of...Amazon?
  • Just like that $238 million in student debt...gone;
  • The Wall Street Report (we had to);
  • Belt tightening over at Noom.

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. 

 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 April 2022

Welcome back from the holiday weekend. Our hope is that you had a couple of days filled with family and friends and a meaningful time together. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More Twitter drama from Jack Dorsey;
  • Want to build something? Better use U.S. steel;
  • Some things have gone DOWN in price, we have a list;
  • Natural gas prices are up and temperatures are down;
  • Taco Bell is bringing back a "fan favorite";
  • Alex Jones and Infowars are in the news;
  • Amazon and Unions...yet another story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • These people are not, ever, going back to work.

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 April 2022

Welcome back and while it is April 15 relax, your Federal Income Tax filing date is Monday the 18th at Midnight. Hey, we're here to help and here's what we've got for the business news headlines from today:

  • Might the answer be apprenticeships;
  • Did you notice gas prices are headed down;
  • More Americans being locked out of vehicles;
  • A new report out about Long COVID;
  • Big union news out of California;
  • The latest EV company is from Vietnam;
  • No markets today, we're back on Monday;
  • Keep that camera on...or else...say bosses.

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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2022

It truly was an historic day in the United States and that leads off our newscast today. Also, make sure you click through for the interview as we visit with a young marketer who moved from South Africa to Italy and gives us an update about Italian manufacturer Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • The Supreme Court and KBJ;
  • Covid-19 and Washington, D.C.;
  • Buying a home in Canada...hold on;
  • The biggest overhaul of the USPS...ever;
  • Oil was off and than up today;
  • The NLRB back in the news with a big change;
  • Big Oil and paychecks made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the workers? Are they now entrepreneurs?

And, for the interview you'll meet Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture. To listen to that conversation CLICK HERE. 

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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 29 March 2022

As talks between Ukraine and Russia, brokered by Turkey and Israel, continue there was a positive move on Wall Street. Also, at the end of the newscast make sure you click through for a conversation about the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. My guest is Terrence Thames and it's something you should hear...no matter where you live and work.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street had a day and why;
  • The Biden Budget and Social Security;
  • It was a rough day for former President Trump;
  • Job openings and quits in February were huge;
  • The Millionaire Tax is a hot topic;
  • Tax dollars and fossil fuel subsidies;
  • Still wearing a mask in public?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If your boss has an MBA watch your paycheck.

Those stories plus a conversation with Terrence Thames from the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. While this two day event is being hosted by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce in Iowa it's something that can be seen and heard nationwide. And, when Terrence shares the names of two of the key presenters you'll be able to gauge the importance of the event.  To listen, CLICK THIS LINK.

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 March 2022

The end of another work week for many of you and we've got lots of amazing stories for you today.  And, make sure you click ahead for the conversation with Kylie Gottschalk a new hire at Tero International. We call this segment "Bust to Trust" and it touches on the importance of being tuned in when doing a job interview.  Here's what we've got for the news:

  • A wild day on Wall Street and why;
  • High gas prices...the fault of President Biden?
  • A restaurant owner says high gas prices are good because...
  • They can cut wages for their employees.
  • Fast food and "forever chemicals" in packaging;
  • GM is shutting down an assembly line in Indiana;
  • The MSRP on vehicles used to be the starting point...
  • Not any more as vehicles become more pricy and why.
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Oscars air on Sunday...will anybody watch?

Those stories plus a conversation that is important for recruiters to hear. Kylie Gottschalk was fired from her remote job with no warning after working for just a couple of months. It was devastating for this professional educator. But then during an interview she got a major surprise. We call this segment, "Bust to Trust" and you can hear that by clicking 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 - 31 January 2022

The markets opened mixed on this the final day of trading for January but by the closing bell they were well into the green. Thanks for coming back for the business news headlines for this Monday in January.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • The rally continues;
  • Morgan Stanley has manufacturing concerns;
  • Restaurant workers told to pay back unemployment;
  • Lowes making some big changes...think...pets;
  • McDonald's is about to change direction;
  • Domino's Pizza will pay you to skip delivery;
  • Walmart is dating Angi;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Joe Rogan says he is sorry...oh...my!

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 December 2021

We're quickly closing the books on 2021 and some folks are saying it can't come soon enough. What a year. Thanks for being with us and here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • Armed guards in Midwestern grocery stores;
  • Stocks turned south today and why;
  • Hey, it's National Bacon Day! We've got deals;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Warren Buffett news;
  • No more overtime is what airline workers are saying;
  • The CDC says no cruse ships for you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The new COVID surge may have in impact on...your resolution.

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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