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The Business News Headlines 30 March 2022

The world was caught off guard today as what Russia said and what Russia did were two different things. Yesterday the Russians said they would scale back their attack on Ukraine but it seems they lied as the shelling of civilian targets continued.  That had an impact on the markets. And, stick around for the interview with Jill Watkins and Jourdan McChesney from EntreFEST this year in Iowa City.  

  • New COVID cases climb in Canada;
  • Russia lies and the markets react;
  • Sen. Joe Manchin takes a swing at taking wealth;
  • Pizza, gotta love it. We have a list of the best;
  • That Applebee's executive about wage cutting...an update;
  • Russian oil tankers are disappearing no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Guess who may be filling your next prescription?

Those stories plus this conversation with Jill and Jourdan about EntreFEST 2022 happening in Iowa City this coming June. Click through to learn more about this premier event, what is offered and get a discount with a special promo code. To listen CLICK THIS LINK.

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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. 

 

 

27 March 2022 - Third News Slug from News/Talk 1540 KXEL

In case you missed our Week in Review newscast Sunday afternoon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL here are the headlines from the third segment.  News about:

  • Olive Garden 
  • Streaming and Cable Cutting
  • High Gas Prices and President Joe Biden
  • Applebee’s the Uproar Over Gas Prices
  • Packaging Dangers and Food
  • MSRP and Car Prices

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The Business News Headlines 18 March 2022

We are being told that the two hour video conference between President Biden and President Xi Jinping was a frank and honest discussion about Ukraine. The White House said after the call that Biden described the implications and consequences if China provides material support to Russia. Meanwhile Xi said that his country was not in favor of the war and had they known about it they would have tried to stop it. Two words, stay tuned.  In other business news:

  • The markets had a surprisingly good week;
  • Not every U.S. business has left Russia;
  • It's the battle of the dollar stores;
  • This CEO made over 22 million dollars last year;
  • But, that's not all his board got wealthy too;
  • GM to buy up shares of an autonomous vehicle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Workers, perhaps yours, do not feel...valued.

Thanks for listening to this the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines.  We're back on the air this Sunday at Noon Central and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL with the Business News, Week in Review.

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 17 March 2022

The economic data and the jobs data today were surprising even in light of what is going on in Ukraine and with oil. Also, stick around because for the interview you're going to learn about the amazing story of Kemin Industries that has grown from a very modest start up to a family owned multi-national. There is so much to unpack and we've done that.  Meanwhile in the news:

  • Unemployment rolls are the smallest in 52 years;
  • Several other economic data points moved the markets;
  • Oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel again;
  • The sad Russian Oligarch who doesn't know how to live;
  • Texas Republicans are mad at Citigroup and why;
  • Amazon now owns a fabled movie studio;
  • And, the company may have to re-hire a fired worker;
  • Starbucks to phase out paper cups;
  • The Minnesota governor wants to give back tax money;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, we know what you're really doing on Tuesday at work.

Those stories and a conversation with global communications director Lauren Burt about Kemin Industries. Over the past sixty-one years this company has grown from very humble beginnings (like in the living room of a modest home) to a multi-national corporation that is still family owned but responsible for global food supplies. You can hear that amazing story...here

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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 25 February 2022

As the war rages in Ukraine world leaders including Pope Frances appeals for peace. Meanwhile investors in the U.S. are feeling confident that the sanctions may help and the markets reacted.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • You may have tightened your belt but corporate America?
  • Corporate profits are larger than ever;
  • The danger of building your business on Facebook;
  • The restaurant industry...forever changed?
  • The Musk brothers back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google is wooing folks back the office but...

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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 18 February 2022

This week it's been "rinse and repeat" as the markets once again tumbled in the face of mounting pressures in Europe.  It's the business news headlines for Friday the 18th of February. A programing note: The Business Week in Review heard each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will be pushed back to Monday morning at 8:00AM Central. Think UNI Men's Basketball...go Panthers!  In the news today:

  • Russia still said to be on the move toward Ukraine;
  • Oil prices fell today and why;
  • The worst car brand in the U.S. is...
  • Get ready to pay more for burger delivery;
  • A big shake up at Dollar Tree;
  • A ship is on fire so if your new car smells like...smoke;
  • Surprise!  Home sales spiked in January
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling ambitious or...not so much?

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 16 February 2022

Frankly we don't really know if they are coming or going. We're talking Russians. It's the busines news headlines for Wednesday the 16th day of February thanks, as always for being with us again today. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Coming, Going & Wall Street;
  • So, you're back to buying stuff;
  • The price of gold shot up again;
  • Firehouse Subs is on...fire;
  • Well Dr. Fauci where are we;
  • Big reason for inflation two words: Used Cars;
  • Unruly airline passengers AND...diners;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Have you "Slugged" yet?

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 14 February 2022

We kick off the business news with a story about crooks and not so much business. Welcome back it is Valentine's Day the 14th of February, 2022 and this is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Those bumper stickers and your story for crooks;
  • Which Super Bowl ads won and which lost;
  • Small Businesses, Customers, and Pricing;
  • "Skip the Spouse and Buy a House" no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some comments about business from the SBA chief.

Also, SBA chief Isabel Guzman was in the Des Moines Metro on a visit with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was at Fox Brewing Company to talk up the success of some recent funding. After her visits I spoke with owner Brian Fox about the headwinds he and others in the hospitality industry face. You can hear that conversation right...here. 

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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.

Headwinds Remain for the Hospitality Industry with Brian Fox

Earlier on Monday, Valentine's Day, Isabel Guzman the administrator of the Small Business Administration was in Iowa on a small business tour with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was Fox Brewing Company owned and operated by Brian Fox. After the event I asked Brian about the SBA and some of the issues surrounding the brewing industry as well as the issues facing hospitality folks.  Meet Brian:

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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 11 February 2022

In case you've run out of stuff to worry about...one word: Russia. It's the business news headlines for Friday the 11th of February, thanks for being with us again today.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Yeah, that Russia thing;
  • Gold and Oil prices spiked today;
  • To tame inflation the Fed may do something drastic;
  • Speaking of drastic...think trucks and Canada;
  • People are moving for many different reasons we'll share;
  • We've got a list of the top 10 U.S. grocery stores and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Super Bowl ads on Sunday some thoughts and costs.

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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