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The Business News Headlines 18 October 2021

Since when is an increase of 4.9% for the GDP bad news? That story comes to you first and make sure you stick around for the conversation with Joseph Jones from the Harkin Institute...we're talking public policy.  But, first the news:

  • That troubling GDP number;
  • Ramping up another round of earnings;
  • Careful what you say in the drive-thru;
  • Hard to find stuff...we've got a list;
  • Electric Vehicles and automakers;
  • Why is beef so expensive...we have an answer;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is a 4-Day Work Week...possible? Some thoughts.

Also, for the interview Dr. Joseph Jones is with me to talk about the Harkin Institute. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) was in congress for forty years and today the Harkin Institute is researching and presenting public policy on a host of issues. To listen, 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 8 October 2021

We were expecting a big number when the September Jobs Report was released this morning. Uhm...THAT didn't happen. What did set the tone for the day.  Beyond that, make sure you click through for a lighter piece with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • That jobs report...ugh;
  • Wages, Workers and Jamie Dimon;
  • Vaccine mandates and the airlines;
  • Winter heating may get more pricy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Kids, No Kids and Work Life.

And, because it’s Friday Jeff Pitts is in from Cityview with his list of stuff to do in the Greater DSM Metro…music, history, festivals and some side trips…riffing on our own stream of conciseness.  To listen...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 Business News Headlines 31 August 2021

It's the final day of August 2021...where did THAT summer go?  Coming up, right after the news headlines you'll meet shooting instructor Amanda Robinson and her story about guns, gun rights, safety, gear and more.  But first:

  • The Pearl Milling Company and branding;
  • Home prices rise yet again;
  • But it's worse in Canada;
  • Microsoft coming out with Windows 11;
  • Supply Chain, COVID19 and Dollar Tree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Getting a tech job with...a little help.

Those stories plus my conversation with Amanda Robinson and her journey from attorney to firearms instructor for Crossroads Shooting Sports and how she works with women to help them better understand the world of gun ownership and the responsibilities that come with it.  To hear 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.

The Business News Headlines 28 July 2021

It's the final Wednesday of July 2021...time moves on...right? Stay with us after the news and check out the interesting story of Iowan Dave Miglin who, in five years, has visited each of the 942 incorporated communities in the Hawkeye State...why and what's next? We asked...but first the news:

  • Ice Crème and Israel, both hot;
  • Hey, good news! "We're in the money!"
  • No layoff for you they said;
  • Wanna work here? Get vaccinated;
  • The Fed and the Economy;
  • Masks, Retail and Actors;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy American! Says the U.S. government to the U.S. government.

Now the story of Dave Miglin who, five years ago on a whim, decided he would travel to every one of the then 955 incorporated communities in Iowa. Why? What did he learn? What's coming up next?  Click here as we name names...and ask those questions.

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.

 

 

 

 

Visiting Iowa’s 942 Incorporated Communities with Dave Miglin

Five years ago, on a whim, Dave Miglin the Vice President of Media & Digital Services at Strategic America, a marketing & advertising agency, thought up the idea of visiting every one of the then 955 Incorporated Communities in Iowa.  Recently he finished that project and now wants to find ways to go back and help these towns find ways to capitalize on what they have.  From the tiny community of Le Roy to the redemption at West Bend. Listen as we name names and Dave shares some interesting stories about his journeys. 

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 26 July 2021

Welcome back to a Monday and the final Monday of July...where did that month go...right?  The business news rolls on and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The shipping crisis gets worse;
  • New home sales tanked in June and why;
  • Your Costco Membership fee is about to go up;
  • Wait! What's NOW in short supply at Costco;
  • Careful what you write for business reviews;
  • Cigarettes to completely go away; 
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More "Work from Home" troubles. Who will win?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Sandi Yoder and Susan Jellinger from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society as they explain why they have been busy gathering the history of the Iowa Jewish Community. It's a whole lot of history coupled with business as they share some interesting stories of what they've learned and why they are doing this project.  To listen, 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.

Recording the History of Iowa Jews

It's a major effort: "Collect the audio and video history of the Iowa Jewish Community so that these memories will live on for generations." You are about to meet Sandi Yoder the Director of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society and Susan Jellinger the audio/visual assistant who conducts these interviews. So, what is the business angle?  As people migrated into Iowa a great many Jews followed. First as town-to-town peddlers selling everything from cloth to pots and pans. As time went on they set down roots and opened shops and stores. They became bank presidents and insurance executives, doctors, lawyers and the working families that took part in creating what exists today. Click ahead and learn what these very interesting women are contributing to the State of Iowa one interview at a time. 

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 20 July 2021

It is the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and today we've even got a bit of Diana Washington kicking things off. Figured you would rather hear 15 seconds of her singing than...me.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yes, what a difference a day makes;
  • Jeff Bezos goes to space and not everybody is pleased;
  • Cities and States may soon see opioid settlement cash;
  • Food prices? This grocer says they will go up even more;
  • Another student loan company calls it quits;
  • GM and more...yes...more CHIPS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Tokyo Olympics and more troubles.

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 12 July 2021

Welcome back to a new set of downs...so to speak. It's a Monday and we've got some of the top business news headlines for you to digest. It's what we do...each weekday. Let's go!

  • One, Two, Three records today;
  • He lifts off into space but the stock sinks;
  • Meanwhile this billionaire was in court and why;
  • Get ready to shell out more for ESPN+;
  • White Farmers vs. Black Farmers...it's a story;
  • Warren Buffett abandons a gas pipeline deal and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • We ain't out of the woods yet...new COVID19 numbers.

Also with us for the interview is Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International and we're talking about making mistakes.  Sure we've all made them but...what we do after realizing our mistake has a huge impact on your ability to lead. That and a new offering from Tero is 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.

The Business News Headlines 15 June 2021

Today, along with the business news headlines a conversation about the importance of refugees for not only businesses but also many rural communities. You'll meet Stephanie Moris and we'll also talk about World Refugee Day happening on the 20th of June. But, first these news stories:

  • Spying on employees is...costly;
  • Easing of trade tensions think U.S. and EU;
  • A new chair for the FTC and she's 32;
  • More news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Short sellers lose plenty betting against AMC;
  • She is giving away a fortune...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retail sales go south in May...and why;
  • What? We may have a "New Facebook"?

Those stories plus this interesting conversation about refugees, business, communities and how they contribute to the economy.  From creating new businesses to bolstering the population of small towns. You'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.  To listen, click 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.

 

 

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