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The Business News Headlines 7 December 2022

Back with you mid-week and a reminder today is Pearl Harbor Day. We just don't want you to lose sight of "The day that will live in infamy." The words of President Franklin Roosevelt. Lots of things to get through today and grateful you are with us again.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Rejoice Rural America GM will have you covered;
  • Coca-Cola is upping its marketing game for Christmas;
  • The most searched term on Google for 2022 was...
  • Carvana in some serious trouble;
  • Wireless Advocates shuts down leaving Costco a problem;
  • Watch out Taco Bell and Chipotle there are changes coming;
  • NYT employees are fed up and going on a 24 hour strike;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How much money did Amazon lose due to an outage?  Yikes!!

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 5 December 2022

Welcome once again to a brand new week and some of the top business news stories to get you up to speed.  Stick around for the interview as we learn why Rural Iowa business person Patrick Palmer has, over the years, befriended dozens of aging adult film stars and what he does to help them out. It's quite the story.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nike cuts ties with yet another star;
  • A car rental company just settled over 300 cases of wrongful arrest reports;
  • Delta pilots pick up a 34% raise;
  • Lower rates and oil at $40 a barrel?  That is the prediction;
  • Homes are flying off the market listing and why;
  • The food delivery settlement made news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's this Chatbot all about?  We'll share.

He is a returning guest and this time Patrick Palmer has a story about aging adult film actors and his efforts to help them. How and why does this Rural Iowa businessperson and City Council member befriend dozens of current and former entertainers? And, why has he brought several to Iowa?  The answers to those questions may surprise you. It's a hobby that has turned into a business. We found the conversation to be very interesting. 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. 

Behind the Adult Film Industry Curtain with Patrick Palmer

He is a returning guest and this time Patrick Palmer has a story about aging adult film actors and his efforts to help them. How and why does this Rural Iowa businessperson and City Council member befriend dozens of current and former entertainers? And, why has he brought several to Iowa?  The answers to those questions may surprise you. It's a hobby that has turned into a business. We found the conversation to be very interesting. 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 13 October 2022

It's a Throwback Thursday and if you followed along on our social media channels you got to see, and hear, some stuff that dates back several years.  But, for today: It was an historic day on Wall Street and we’ll share. what made it so astounding. Good news for retirees who will get a massive cost of living increase and mortgage rates hit a 20 year high.  IT’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 13th day of October, thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • A massive reversal for Wall Street and why;
  • An historic increase in Social Security payments;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing again will they go higher?
  • IKEA is celebrating. Hey, at least somebody is;
  • A massive grocery store merger?
  • Taco Bell takes on a classic "comfort food";
  • Nike has too much inventory so...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the serious drop in ACT scores.

Those stories and we go "Out to Lunch" with John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa.  We kick off our conversation with "Quick Bites" three questions each of our guests get and you can hear that...here.  Then we get into an amazing conversation about a host of issues impacting Iowa and consumers. Everything from soils to water to population losses, to alternative crops, how to get more farmers into farming and more.  He also talks about the Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Even if you don't live on a farm or in Rural Iowa this is a powerful conversation about new ideas and direction. You can hear that conversation right 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. 

 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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 October 2022

The weekend is upon us and we're glad you're here again today.  The big question is: What’s behind Saudi Arabia and thumbing their nose at the U.S.? The jobs report came out today and Wall Street sank…  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 7th day of October, great, as always, to have you with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Oil, Saudi Arabia and the White House;
  • The jobs report spooked investors and why;
  • Some history about job numbers;
  • New cars are coming but can Americans afford them?
  • Another issue - We're losing truck drivers;
  • Speaking of Trucks news from Tesla...finally;
  • A judge struck down a student loan challenge;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Are employers putting too much attention to Gen Z?

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. 

What is the Iowa League of Cities? We Ask Alan Kemp

In every state, except one, there is a group that represents cities and towns in areas such as economic development, public safety, infrastructure and more. One such group, The Iowa League of Cities, recently held their annual convention and trade show in Waterloo, Iowa. We were there to find out more about this association and what they do.  My guest is Alan Kemp the Executive Director for the League and we talk about a host of things from local control or home rule to what legislatures across the country seem to think about that...and more. Let's go! 

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 9 September 2022

Welcome to Friday and the business news headlines: Bank notes and the United Kingdom, Wall Street has a week and a strike that could spell more trouble for the U.S. economy.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 9th day of September…thanks so much for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • What is to become of trillions of U.K. currency?
  • Wall Street has a good week, finally;
  • A big strike could put the breaks on the economy;
  • More economists are saying the inflation spike is behind us;
  • New data says Americas lost over 20% of their wealth but...
  • Gun sales have slumped seems there is little interest;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • King Charles III and his televised address.

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 August 2022

While it's not really business news this story could impact a decision to move to a state or...not.  We're talking murder rates.  It's the business news headlines for Monday the 8th day of August, thanks for being here.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • States that lead in the rate of murders in ten years;
  • You'll find that story amazing and not what you are expecting;
  • The price of oil went up today;
  • No, you can't switch "Made In" labels as this company learned;
  • Two talking  points from the Inflation Reduction Act;
  • A big increase in social security payments?
  • Some surprising inflation news from the New York Fed;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Serious concerns about the housing market.

For the interview we took this one on the road.  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive and we did it while we were rolling down the road.  Hey we were talking about cars, technology and transportation so...why not.  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. 

 

Jeff Stein of News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and Birthdays

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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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