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The Business News Headlines 4 April 2022

Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. Wall Street started the day mixed but it came bouncing back especially in the tech heavy Nasdaq. We'll share those numbers in just a bit.  Kicking things off:

  • CEO pay numbers? Through the roof;
  • Mortgage rates are up...again;
  • Stuff that is sucking power and what to do;
  • He is now the biggest shareholder of Twitter;
  • The most popular truck in the U.S. is no longer;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's to happen with "Return to the Office?" Thoughts.

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 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. 

The Business News Headlines 28 March 2022

It took all day for the Dow to turn the corner but in the end the index advanced. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and click ahead for a brief interview with organizers of a march for peace in Ukraine. It's a very diverse and surprising group. But first the news:

  • Home Depot too "Woke"?
  • Threats of a boycott but their stock was up on the day;
  • Pro-union baristas at Starbucks being forced out?
  • Something soon to disappear from Walmart;
  • Foreclosure rates climb;
  • We've got the top five states dealing with foreclosures;
  • Wells Fargo, paying your rent and getting points;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • No Return to the Office for this company...ever.

Click ahead for this conversation about why such a diverse group of people launched a march for peace. What is the connection between Liberia and Ukraine?  To listen just click here.

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27March 2022 - First News Segment on News/Talk 1540 KXEL

We're trying something new. If you missed the newscast Sunday afternoon we're putting up the stories that were in each segment. Just in case you missed us on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.  Here is the first segment about:

  • No Beer For You Washington
  • Housing Prices and what Zillow says
  • The Great Resignation or The Great Regret
  • These Chains Leaving Russia or No?
  • This Company Paying Full Wages & Benefits to Ukraine Workers

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The Business News Headlines 24 March 2022

Even as the invasion of Ukraine tops the news cycle President Biden is in Europe pressing for more help for Ukraine, announcing new sanctions and committing to taking in 100,000 refugees. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets surge on Biden's remarks;
  • Some states are lifting their gas tax;
  • Congress considering action as well;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing faster than expected;
  • Breadsticks and Endless Salad in big demand;
  • Cutting the Cord is happening by the millions;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Boomers are moving...where to? It might surprise you.

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 21 March 2022

Welcome back to the start of another business week, grateful you're with us again today. While the war in Ukraine rages there are new concerns over a host of other issues that could impact the business world.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Oil surged again and why;
  • No beer for you Washington;
  • Home prices are rising and no end in sight;
  • The Great Resignation = The Great Regret?
  • How about some...FREE ice creme?
  • Cyber attacks from Russia...perhaps;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • EU companies offering jobs to Ukrainians.

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 February 2022

It's really about economics. The failed and flawed dream of resurrecting the Soviet Union, which in itself failed, is a significant danger to the world economy and our first story bears this out.  Here's what we've got for you on this 22nd day of February:

  • Winners, Losers and Russia;
  • The price of gold is up again;
  • AT&T shuts down 3G and what that means;
  • DIY project soar and Home Depot says, thank you;
  • Move over electric here comes hydrogen;
  • A new COVID update;
  • The National Guard back in D.C.?
  • Tesla hit with another racial lawsuit;
  • Labor troubles in Ohio;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tech jobs head east and where? We'll share.

Speaking of technology this is an amazing conversation about the Farmers Business Network (FBN) that is, sort of the "Amazon of Agriculture".  My guest is one of the founders of FBN, Charles Barron.  You're going to learn much in this fascinating interview.  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 18 February 2022

This week it's been "rinse and repeat" as the markets once again tumbled in the face of mounting pressures in Europe.  It's the business news headlines for Friday the 18th of February. A programing note: The Business Week in Review heard each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will be pushed back to Monday morning at 8:00AM Central. Think UNI Men's Basketball...go Panthers!  In the news today:

  • Russia still said to be on the move toward Ukraine;
  • Oil prices fell today and why;
  • The worst car brand in the U.S. is...
  • Get ready to pay more for burger delivery;
  • A big shake up at Dollar Tree;
  • A ship is on fire so if your new car smells like...smoke;
  • Surprise!  Home sales spiked in January
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling ambitious or...not so much?

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 February 2022

We kick off the business news with a story about crooks and not so much business. Welcome back it is Valentine's Day the 14th of February, 2022 and this is what we've got cooked up for you today:

  • Those bumper stickers and your story for crooks;
  • Which Super Bowl ads won and which lost;
  • Small Businesses, Customers, and Pricing;
  • "Skip the Spouse and Buy a House" no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some comments about business from the SBA chief.

Also, SBA chief Isabel Guzman was in the Des Moines Metro on a visit with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). Her first stop was at Fox Brewing Company to talk up the success of some recent funding. After her visits I spoke with owner Brian Fox about the headwinds he and others in the hospitality industry face. 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.

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