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The Business News Headlines 7 June 2022

The surprising reality about the price of…gasoline. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 7th of June, thanks for being with us. And, stay with us for a conversation with playwright Cathy Lesser Mansfield who is bringing this historical opera "The Sparks Fly Upward" to Cleveland this week. And, you can be anywhere on the planet and see this great piece of work.  Let's go!

  • What's really behind the cost of gasoline;
  • Where it's headed and when it might come down;
  • 10 cities that will pay you to move there;
  • We're going to whine about wine prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Target has a problem. Too much stuff!

For the interview you'll meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. To listen to our 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. 

 

The Sparks Fly Upward in Cleveland

Here you will meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. Tickets and more can be found here. It was such a joy to connect with Cathy again...and for good reason.   

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 2 June 2022

ADP is issuing a warning about the May Job Numbers…it’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 2nd day of June…thanks for being with us.  And, just a teaser, if you are under the age of 55 we suspect the last story today might not have the same impact on you than those traveling folks of the 60's and 70's.  Here's what we've got:

  • If the numbers hold it's a job failure;
  • Oil prices climb;
  • Wall Street shrugged off some news;
  • Facebook is sending out checks;
  • Some $5.8 billion in student debt forgiven;
  • Time to bring back the "Brown Bag" for lunch?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Today we lost something iconic...no, really.

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 May 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  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. 

Keeping Iowa First in the Nation - A Discussion

There has been much said about the Iowa Caucuses and should they or should they not remain first in the nation come 2024. Here is a non-political conversation about why Iowa should remain first in the nation coming from four individuals deeply involved in the effort. You'll hear from Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee, Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership the fourth largest chamber in the nation.  We think you'll find this not only informative but also...fun. 

Make sure you move forward for Part Two where Jay Byers offers up ten solid, and often funny, reasons to #KeepIowaFirst. 

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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part One

Over the years I've been asked thousands of times, "What is Kosher and why is it important?" Today you'll hear from a returning guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who, for eighteen years, has been traveling all across Iowa to visit companies who wish to have their products certified as Kosher through the Orthodox Union.  What does all of this mean, why is it important, how come there are so many Kosher items available and what what is driving demand?  Join us for this in depth conversation about "The Business of Kosher". And, make sure you click through for Part Two. 

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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part Two

Here, in Part Two of our discussion about Kosher we'll talk more about what goes into making sure a product is Kosher, the costs involved and why there are so many products that are certified Kosher. My guest is Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been working with the Orthodox Union for the past 18 years. This is a topic so many people ask about we hope to help you better understand. This is Part Two!

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 13 April 2022

Thanks for coming by again today. It's been a busy news day from profits to the markets and make sure you click ahead for the conversation about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Some amazing facts that impact business recruitment and retention. But first the business news headlines:

  • Who is really responsible for high fuel prices;
  • Amazon has a new name for a streaming service;
  • And...you'll be able to hear why;
  • Yesterday it was Honda; today it's Toyota and EV's;
  • Corporate profits are higher than...ever in history;
  • Are those profits tied to...record inflation?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women and "Office Housework".  What?

For the interview you'll meet Bob Rafferty from the group, Iowa Business for Clean Energy. The conversation centers on the electric grid in the Hawkeye State plus why some cities pay as much as 50% more for electricity than others, what about clean energy and how do we get there? The bottom line is, as he says, nothing will be done for our antique system until business gets involved. So, there is a special event hosted by his group on April 28th and business is invited. 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 Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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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