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The Business News Headlines 30 November 2022

It is the final day of November 2022 and the markets finished strong. That story and more are just ahead and thanks much for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The HR Department at Twitter has been busy;
  • Fed Chair Powell on the future of rate hikes;
  • What? The GDP in the US....up and by a bunch?
  • The Four-Day Workweek study is complete;
  • CNN starts laying off staff as advertising revenue declines;
  • Word to the wise: Now is NOT the time to cut marketing;
  • Grocery merger under the microscope;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and Job Cuts and Quits...oh my.

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 November 2022

It is a holiday shortened week for us...we actually get to take Thursday off. Oh, what we might do!  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Glad that you are with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • That railroad strike? Getting closer?
  • Retailers warn things will get rough;
  • Silicon Valley is laying off workers but...
  • Interest rates, tech and more with Paul Krugman;
  • What is going on with oil prices? We have an answer;
  • The story on the latest "Golden Parachute";
  • Mortgage rates fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon losing its customer service niche.

For the interview you'll meet Robert Palmer. On December 7, 2022, the first annual National Civility Summit for Local Governments will be held virtually beginning at 10 a.m. A partnership between the National League of Cities, the Iowa League of Cities, and The Center for Public Democracy at Drake University. To listen to that interview click here and yes, it is important. 

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. 

Joshua V. Barr - Raising The Bar on Equality

Today, for the interview, you'll meet entrepreneur Joshua V. Barr who left his paid job to start a new company, Raising the Barr. What is that all about?  We’ll talk about what diversity really means for businesses, individuals and communities. The divisive nature of our society and what he thinks might be the answer that will heal our divisions. Joshua V. Barr for the interview. 

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 3 November 2022

Once again it is Friday Eve and we've got the business news headlines for you.MPL_and_IOB95ycp.jpg  Like what? Generation Z is changing the workplace. How are they doing that?  We have a list. Holiday buying to increase slightly but, there is a but.  Amazon is hitting the pause button on hiring and why. It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 3rd day of November, thanks for being with us!  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • What Gen Z is doing when it comes to the workplace;
  • The National Retail Federation says holiday sales will increase;
  • But, there is a but about that;
  • Amazon hitting the pause button on hiring and why;
  • Yet another tech company laying off workers;
  • Crude Oil below $88.00 a barrel;
  • It's National Sandwich Day...we'll share some deals;
  • How much is Apple worth? The number will shock you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More news out of Twitter and it ain't pretty.

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 1 November 2022

Welcome to a brand new month!  Coming up in the newscast today we take on the issue of crime. It’s being framed as an election issue…but what are the…facts?  Should there be a tax on excessive oil company profits? Job openings are up…again. It’s the Tuesday, November 1st edition of the business news headlines…thanks everybody for being here.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The GOP is hammering the Democrats on crime but, there is a but;
  • Taxing massive oil profits or...not?
  • In a surprise the number of job openings increased;
  • Oil gained on the day closing at $88.57 a barrel;
  • Retailers want your "extra stuff" and willing to pay;
  • New I-Bonds are out and the rates are not too shabby;
  • Older workers...being "quietly fired"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wage transparency comes to American Express.

For the interview you'll hear from Steve Haas from the Fright Partners Group. If you ship anything, small to large you need to pay attention to what he has to say.  It's really good stuff.  You can hear that conversation by clicking 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 Business News Headlines 27 October 2022

Welcome to Friday Eve!  It's been quite the news day and we kick things off with what is some good news about the economy. Meanwhile, it finally happened mortgage rates top 7%.  The story is consumers are flocking to…McDonald’s. Welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines.  We're glad you're with us again. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • What's that about the Q3 GDP?
  • An update on mortgage rates and housing;
  • Why is business at McDonald's so...strong?
  • It gets stranger by the day we're thinking Kanye West;
  • Oil prices were up today;
  • A big boost in Social Security but when will you see it?
  • Those high interest I Bonds? We've crashed the website;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remote work job offers are down but interest remains high.

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 October 2022

We're a bit ahead of ourselves. Usually the business headlines comes at you about 5PM Central however, today we're working ahead due to some meetings we're in yet today. (See a bit of behind the scenes stuff for you.) Today: Consumer Confidence falls, the stock market is on a binge and Adidas and Gap are done with Yeezy products.  It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 25th day of October, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Consumers hold a grim outlook but keep spending;
  • Why with all the doomsday talk is Wall Street on a roll?
  • Buh-Bye Ye;
  • Amazon to offer a new payment system and you may already use it;
  • The promise of a better life through college isn't happening for many;
  • Gen Z has some plans to skip out on college debt;
  • The  Wall Street Report;
  • Flexible work impacts office buildings and furniture manufacturers.

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 October 2022

Welcome to Friday Eve...the weekend is almost upon us.  And a reminder that you can hear us each Sunday at Noon Central with the Business Week in Review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and yes, we stream.  Well, THAT didn’t take long…a lesson in surprise economics kicks us off today.  Also today, home sales fell again last month, the markets had a rough go and news from Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 20th day of October, thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • Saying Goodbye to Liz and that swift reaction;
  • Home sales continue to fall and why;
  • The markets had a tough day;
  • A major brand makes a debut at the Macy's Parade;
  • Student Loan Forgiveness made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Millions earmarked for Black Owned Startups.

Those stories plus you'll meet Will Garrett who is the president of a family owned company based in Sweet Home, Oregon. What do they do?  Radiator Supply House keeps things...cool. We're talking about a host of things and his take on how to recruit and retain employees even in his small town.  It's enlightening.  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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 12 October 2022

It's Mid-Week and we're glad you're with us.  Coming up, it would seem that inflation ain’t going anywhere soon. The jury says Alex Jones owes the Sandy Hook families nearly a billon dollars and what he said about that. It was another down day on Wall Street. It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 12th day of October.  Thanks everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The sticky part of inflation...again;
  • What Alex Jones did after the verdict;
  • Markets were off;
  • Oil closed lower but no relief at the pump;
  • Why older workers are not retiring;
  • CVS boost pay by 37% at a store seeking a union;
  • Meanwhile Apple is withholding benefits from a union store;
  • Gannett announces more cost cutting and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoffs from the technology sector.

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 10 October 2022

Welcome to a brand new business week! If you scouted the business news headlines it was pretty much…doom and gloom. From Bank of America and job losses to JP Morgan warning of a recession. It’s been a day. This is Insight on Business and the Business News headlines for Monday the 10th day of October, thanks everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Bank of America and Job Losses;
  • JP Morgan Chase warns of a recession;
  • The markets ended lower but it could have been worse;
  • We'll take a deeper dive into the jobs report;
  • Social Security raises and why it matters;
  • A McDonald's manager goes viral about kiosks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some layoffs at Spotify think podcasts.

Those stories and the interview is with Kirsten Anderson who has just released a book, "More Than Words" which she hopes will help people who, like her, face sexual harassment in the workplace.  Kirsten made the news a couple of years ago when she won a $1.75 million dollar settlement with Iowa over harassment issues at the Iowa Legislature. To listen to our conversation just 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. 

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