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The Business News Headlines 22 July 2021

A surprising number of new unemployment cases surprised the business community today and that had an impact on Wall Street. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 22nd of July and here's what we've got for you:

  • Warren Buffett sells a prized business;
  • It wasn't by much but we beat the flatline;
  • Religion, Politics and Business...in the news;
  • Another vehicle manufacturer goes all in on electric;
  • A fast food restaurant without...food;
  • The four fast food places who have raised prices the most;
  • The Wall Street Report & new unemployment numbers;
  • Where have all the employees gone? We may have found them.

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 July 2021

For a second day in a row Wall Street soared. In fact the difference between the Dow close on Monday to the close today...a whopping 836 points to the positive.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Was Monday a fluke;
  • Take an 11 minute ride and come back to grief;
  • The economy to survive a resurgence of Delta;
  • Costco bring back a COVID protection program;
  • Jerome Powell, AOC and inflation;
  • Buy now get a chip later;
  • A new shipping competitor for Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget baby showers...have a business shower!

For the interview we're talking about those tough conversations that are making their way into our business and personal life. Issues of politics, race, religion, gender and more can be difficult conversations to deal with. However, if you know how to listen and react you may find the conversation productive. My guest is Liz Cooney who is the Director of Training at Tero International. To listen in...click this link

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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.

 

Navigating Difficult Work Conversations with Tero International

It seems to be "top of mind" awareness...those difficult work conversations when it comes to issues such as race, politics, religion and really any topic that might make folks feel uncomfortable. They happen at home and in social settings but, when they happen at work it can be like a minefield. Here Liz Cooney the Director of Training at Tero International talks about how to talk about those issues, what to do and not do when they come up and more. Plus she references the book, "We Can't Talk About That At Work" by Mary Frances-Winters. Here's Liz...

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 16 July 2021

It's the end of yet another work-week (at least for some...right?) and what a Friday it's turned out to be. One would think with some great retail sales numbers Wall Street would have had a party. One would...think. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nobody seems to be buying "temporary";
  • A deeper dive into the Consumer Confidence numbers;
  • it's a "used car frenzy";
  • American Airlines is betting you want to travel;
  • This company wants to hire 50,000 workers in 60 days;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget semiconductors we've got another chip issue!

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we get our "Friday Fun Face" on and talk about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next. To enjoy that, 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 14 July 2021

Sometimes it takes only one word to motivate people and today's word was..."Moderate". It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 14th of July, thanks for being with us...here's what we've got for you today:

  • That word that lifted spirits;
  • Microsoft has an idea that might work;
  • More oil should soon flow;
  • Stockpiling...chicken. It's a thing;
  • The cars catch fire after being fixed?
  • The $16,000 auto repair that came in at $700;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Beer, Wine, Liquor and...supply chains.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Desmund Adams the man behind the socially responsible search firm, Focus & Find. We're talking about profitability and business and listen to what he has to say about twigs...and a red string. It is...stunning. Desmund Adams and business profits 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.

Building A Profitable Business with Desmund Adams

Profit...it's what we all want for our business but, how might we get there? Sure there are some standard answers like giving the consumer what they want or need. Knowing who your consumer is and how to reach them. But, what if your business or corporation is missing a third or even a one-half of your potential customers? Might the miss not be in marketing or advertising but in how diverse your business...is?  What might you do to change that? Meet Desmund Adams, author and the Founder/President/CEO of Focus & Find who will give you some solid examples of how to reach a responsible goal and become more...yes...profitable. 

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 13 July 2021

We all know it...but why has it taken Wall Street investors so long to figure it out?  Two...different worlds?  It's the business news headlines from today and here's what we've got for you.

  • Inflation; blame it on...inflation;
  • More trouble for Boeing;
  • Luring workers at McDonalds with...
  • An entire Burger King crew...quit and social media went wild;
  • Elon Musk wins either way?
  • GM, EV's, FedEx Germany and China...it's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Train service cancelled why? Nobody to work them.

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 8 July 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened on Wall Street today as two major issues collided. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Inflation & Covid19 and the economy;
  • A deeper dive into recovery fears;
  • Grocery stores turn to stockpiling;
  • Microsoft and an emergency fix;
  • Business, Politics and Toyota;
  • Yet another Amazon injury report;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • New unemployment claims rise;
  • The "Two Pizza Rule" is in effect. Or should be.

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 30 June 2021

The final day of June and the number of new workers, according to ADP, may set the pace for a better economy. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The ADP jobs report was solid;
  • U.S. Tribal Governments get some cash;
  • A new crop of folks buying RV's;
  • Ford is shutting down some plants and why;
  • New regulations will impact the autonomous vehicle market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple not moving on working from the office.

Those stories plus a brief conversation with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from Iowa, who is cross-crossing the state talking about voting rights. It's called Democracy on Tap. Now, you might wonder if there is a business aspect to this and...there is.  J.D. explains. 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.

 

Democracy on Tap with J.D. Scholten

Late last evening we were able to catch up with J.D. Scholten in one of many stops he's made with Democracy on Tap a voting rights effort from the New Iowa Project. The event, held at a local brewpub (like all the stops), is designed to get voting activists involved following the recent purge of voters from the rolls as well as a long list of "voter suppression" legislation recently passed by the Iowa Legislature. You might be wondering why we covered this event...because our focus is on business. Well, there is a very real business impact...click through to learn more. 

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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