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The Business News Headlines 4 May 2021

We've fought against this all day long...but we have succumbed to saying, "May the Fourth Be With You".  There, happy now?  Let's dig into some of the big business news stories of the day:

  • Brand new trucks parked waiting for...parts;
  • Lost vehicle production is huge;
  • Lots of stuff not on shelves. What and why;
  • Money flowing into the markets...a good thing?
  • The Cryptocurrency Wars are heating up;
  • Treasury Secretary Yellen spooks Wall Street;
  • Fraud, Alpacas and Vermont.  No, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • News from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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 April 2021

The month of April is winding down and "winding down" is what happened on Wall Street before the closing bell...but after?  That's a different story. Thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • After the bell Alphabet stock soars;
  • What's driving corn prices? We'll tell;
  • Europeans are buying U.S. wineries;
  • The State of Maine is charging things up;
  • Where are the most desirable homes? You'll be surprised;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, are we really going back to the office?

For the interview you'll meet Jill Wilkins and Jourdan McChesney from the upcoming event known as EntreFEST. We'll explore what it is, who should come, what to expect and you can join EntreFEST from anywhere on the planet. More about the world of entrepreneurs, technology, funding and fun is just a click away

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 23 April 2021

The fear of higher capital gains was put in the rearview mirror today as investors came back to the buy.  A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter all day and night @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go!

  • GM, Unions & Mexico...it's a story;
  • Bitcoin continues to tumble;
  • How do folks get a credit score of 800+?
  • A big change coming to Walmart and why;
  • Prices are going up and we've got the top 5;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Work from home and productivity.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of items.  We'll talk mushroom hunting, Nuns, art, entertainment, hockey the Drake Relays and a bunch more.  Click here to listen to Friday Fun! 

 

 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2021

A couple of things rattled investors today and we'll talk about that first. Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. And, stay with us for the interview as we'll introduce you to the Fastline Marketing Group based in Kentucky and doing business nationwide.  Let's go:

  • This rattled investors today;
  • McDonald's customers not...pleased;
  • The hot housing market...too hot?
  • Good news for American farmers today;
  • Trucker J.B. Hunt says business is just fine;
  • Solar stocks bounced up today and why;
  • Folks are freaking out...and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google and the planet...something new.

For the interview you'll meet the president of the Fastline Marketing Group, John Anderson. For those of you in the ag sector the name Fastline has been a steady partner of over forty years for equipment dealers and farmers when it comes to buying and selling. Today John will explain what the new changes are and how they will benefit their customer of today...and tomorrow. To listen, just click here. 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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.

 

Stand Up Rural America with Lorie Vincent

What does Rural America want...and need?  Meet Lorie Vincent the principal at Acceleration by Design based in Austin, Texas. Here we talk about the second Stand Up Rural America which will take place April 27 - 29 in Charleston, West Virginia. So, what is it? Why does it matter? Who will learn and why it's important that you show up and steal as many ideas as possible. Registration is going on right now. Meet Lorie Vincent: 

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 April 2021

Welcome back from a long weekend.  Today we've got some great business news stories from what happened on Wall Street to buying homes for just $1,000.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • More stimulus checks have gone out;
  • Do you qualify due to income? Click to calculate;
  • Buying gas at Costco even if you're not a member;
  • Gun sales in the U.S. hitting record numbers;
  • The city with homes being sold for $1,000 each;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;

In for the interview is entrepreneur Mensur Pudic yet another person we've profiled that started a business during the pandemic. His story is stunning and unique. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

Business News Headlines 2 April 2021

The markets were closed today but we still have some business news headlines for you for Friday the 2nd of April.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Big news on the jobs front;
  • That $400,000 threshold from Mr. Biden;
  • The IRS is warning about a scam;
  • Major League Baseball out of Georgia;
  • A foreclosure tidal wave;
  • Are we "free to fly"?

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, nope, no April Fools stuff going on here today but...oh the memories of those pranks still make me smile. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can do that @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The American Jobs Plan...we break it down;
  • The life events that impact your care insurance costs;
  • "No Jab - No Job" says an employer and they mean it;
  • The Satan Shoe went to court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An update on the Pfizer vaccine.

Speaking of vaccines today you'll meet Brian Finley the Iowa City, Iowa man who several weeks ago launched @IAVaccineAlerts on Twitter. And now has done the same thing for Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri...all as a volunteer.  He'll share why he did it...how it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

Thanks for listening! 

 

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