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Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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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 12 January 2022

Welcome back!  We'll kick of this segment of the Business News Headlines with something that  just might bring back..."The Gold Guys".  Let's go!

  • Gold prices are up and why;
  • Inflation? Yep, we'll take a deeper dive;
  • Oil prices are up...too;
  • Recall notice for some Coke products;
  • The IRS has some updated tips for you;
  • We've got a "Shrinkflation" story...think wings;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, most people underestimate their pay.

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 January 2022

Welcome back and glad you made the trip. What started out as a positive day on Wall Street came crashing down as investors checked the minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve meeting.  That story leads us off...

  • Feds spoke...markets tank;
  • Could 3-D printing relieve the housing shortage;
  • Former NBC president Michael Gartner did something cool;
  • Starbucks and Unions...it's a story;
  • Great, COVID home test kits just got more expensive;
  • Is the supply chain trouble behind us?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Seems the Metaverse is off to a slow start.

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 December 2021

We're clearly on the downward drive of 2021 but still there is always breaking news from the world of business. Today we'll start out talking about the Santa Rally and some surprising news from Apple.  Let's go:

  • The Santa Rally stalled and why;
  • A retail giant is back but, will it last?
  • A pay-day loan company is in really hot water;
  • Apple is in the "giving mode" it would seem;
  • Gas to hit close to $4 a gallon? We're not buying it;
  • EV maker Rivian made an announcement today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not flying? You are soooooo lucky.

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 22 December 2021

There was plenty of positive business news today as we edge ever closer to the Christmas holiday.  And, a programing note: Because the markets are closed on Friday we'll also be taking a breather BUT...watch out Twitter Feed as we'll be loading up with plenty of great long-form business interviews some several years old but still interesting stories. For today:

  • The FDA did something big today;
  • Walgreens is limiting sales of this product;
  • The answer to the labor shortage? We'll share;
  • One Starbucks item could rake in $3 billion this month;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren goes after high grocery prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, has the U.S. just shrugged off Omicron?

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 December 2021

When it comes to the business news it's always something and the "something" today was the Fed. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 14th of December and stick around for our Small Business Spotlight featuring Schmidt Machine of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  But first:

  • Two things about the markets today;
  • OPEC says oil consumption will increase;
  • The International Energy Agency says the opposite;
  • Jobs, Money and Divorce...it seems there is a link;
  • Even 6-Figure earners are having trouble finding a home;
  • $35 billion going all in on battery cars says the largest automaker;
  • A deeper dive into the Fed Meeting;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "West Side Story" ain't producing...some thoughts.

Those stories plus in our Small Business Spotlight you'll meet Kevin Schmidt who leads a family company in business since 1928. The Schmidt Machine Company story 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 19 November 2021

Welcome to Friday!  The Blue Chips had a rough day today and we'll share why. Also, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts is in to check out a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Enjoy!  But, first the news:

  • Tough day the the Dow...blame COVID;
  • Gas and Oil companies faltered today;
  • Some thoughts on the red-hot housing market;
  • Is truck driving...worth it?
  • Who, really, is responsible for the high cost of insulin?
  • Seems a joint EV deal between Ford and Rivian is dead;
  • Another Detroit automaker is pushing vaccines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, might inflation be your...friend?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in....to listen to that conversation about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro just click here!

 

Kids, Cancer and Pinky Swear with MaryBeth Meyer

A chance meeting the other day put me back in touch with a long-time friend MaryBeth Meyer and when she told me about her work with the Pinky Swear Foundation I knew we had to have this conversation. You'll learn more about what this amazing non-profit does for kids with cancer and...their families. And how MaryBeth came to know about the organization through a first hand experience. It will...we hope...move you to become part of Pinky Swear...it truly moved us. 

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 November 2021

It's Election Day in America and if you have not yet voted in your local election time is wasting. Get on it. Polls in my part of the country close at 8PM.  Here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The Chipmunks are for sale...interested?
  • Facebook ditching facial recognition and why;
  • Hey, quit talking to Alexa so much...says Amazon;
  • For many communities it's already infrastructure week;
  • The rental car business is hot again;
  • Zillow to shut down its home buying group;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Would a "trophy office" lure you back to the office?

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 27 October 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street...and we'll share why. Also today we're going to get "hyper-local" with our guest segment and visit with Mike Jones a public defender and candidate for Mayor of the small Iowa community of Windsor Heights. He's taking on an incumbent and details...why.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street ticks down and why;
  • Another burger place in San Francisco forced to close;
  • Fail to tip your Door Dash Driver...could mean cold food;
  • Ford reports some good earnings and surprises Wall Street;
  • Carvana, Hertz and Tesla;
  • Finally some good news from Harley-Davidson;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is that MBA worth it?  We have an answer.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mike Jones who is currently a City Councilman for Windsor Heights, Iowa and Mayor Pro-Tem. So...why is he challenging the incumbent? We asked in this hyper local segment...enjoy.  You can hear that conversation 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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