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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.

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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 10 February 2022

A couple things about the number: 1) It was larger than expected and 2) It didn't bother investors until interest rate talk heated up.  It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 10th day of February and here's what we've got for you today:

  • That number? Yep it was large;
  • Wait! He said what, when?
  • Big news about electric vehicles today;
  • That Canadian COVID protest shut down a Ford plant;
  • We've got an electric heater recall notice;
  • Comedian Dave Chappelle: "Not in my neighborhood!";
  • Walmart to change the "feel" of their stores;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How much is inflation costing the typical household?

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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 - 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!

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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 28 January 2022

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines!  Like we say around here, "Only two more working days until...Monday!"  In the news...the bulls came out to play today and...did they ever.  Let's go!

  • The markets turn green and wow;
  • Could you rethink Crypto:
  • Businesses are bouncing back faster;
  • Consumers, the Economy and something is wrong;
  • Walmart has some big news;
  • The Wall Street Repoort;
  • Wages an "Open Book" in NYC...no, really!

Those stories PLUS you get to hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  To listen, just 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 26 January 2022

We thought, at the opening bell on Wall Street that we'd report the results of a rally. But, that was not to be. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said some hawkish things about interest rates and that drove the markets lower on the day.  Let's kick off with that report:

  • Is a rate hike of .25% too much?
  • Now you can worry about counterfeit stamps;
  • Heating bills are heating up and why;
  • Some strange things coming to McDonald's;
  • More oil coming out of reserves;
  • Still workers not ready to head back to the office;
  • N-95 face masks are getting to retailers but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Podcasting is hot and so is the revenue...ask Amazon.

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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 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.

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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 19 January 2022

The day started out pretty good for the major U.S. indexes but that was not to last. It's the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 19th day of January and today coming to you from Kansas City, Missouri.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • The Nasdaq entered correction territory;
  • Some retailer want your old stuff and they'll pay;
  • Elon Musk is worried...very worried;
  • Railroads are feeling the pinch and we've got details;
  • President Biden in his first year the ups and downs;
  • United Airlines paints a rosy picture for the future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, is Peloton spinning out of control?

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.

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