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The Business News Headlines 18 January 2021

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States and for that reason government offices, banks and Wall Street were closed today. So, all day we've been sharing some great interviews from the past five months.  But, there is business news and here is what we've got:

  • The #1 job in the U.S. that pays over $100K is...
  • Ford is shutting down yet another plant;
  • The $ you save by NOT going to the Super Bowl;
  • Markets in Europe give Stellantis a boost;
  • Tesla delivering cars in China;
  • Child care costs going way up;
  • Peloton brand problems open the way for competition.

Also today and for the interview:  You no doubt have had some tough decisions to make. Be they personal or professional they have a way of bogging you down. What if you had a tool you could use to help you make a solid decision based on fact?  Click ahead for my conversation with Deborah Rinner from Tero International. It's really a valuable gift for the new year. To listen, click here! 

Thanks for listening.

Business News Headlines 13 January 2021

It's midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you.  In less than ten minutes you are up to speed on some of the biggest business stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Tax forms and "Tax Time" one done...the other;
  • Investors and Chaos the thought is;
  • The House does impeach President Trump a second time;
  • Airlines/Airports and security;
  • Some Chinese products now banned;
  • Amazon and Parler headed to court;
  • Boeing has a new safety person;
  • Tesla has a major new rival;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another pandemic trend.

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 11 January 2021

So, aren't you glad we don't do...politics here. What a week and weekend.  Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today and, remember, you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour all day long.

  • $70.5 billion in returns what do you do?
  • A Bitcoin update for you;
  • T-Mobile is on a buying spree; 
  • More stimulus dollar confusion;
  • Drug news about dementia;
  • Vaccine news as well;
  • Pandemic Pricing...it's a thing;
  • Shipping stuff from China getting pricey;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Is Silicon Valley in trouble?

Thanks for listening and we'll see you on the Twitter Stream for more news and our long-form business interviews.

The Business News Headlines 28 December 2020

We hope you had a safe and meaningful Christmas Weekend and it's good to be back with you for the business news headlines on your time. BTW you can reach out to us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and stay up to date all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Trump reverses course;
  • The House votes to increase stimulus dollars;
  • The Santa Claus Rally;
  • A nifty job benefit if you can get it;
  • Another vaccine trial is underway;
  • Trouble for business in China;
  • Wonder Woman 1984 hauls in the cash;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The travel industry remake.

Those stories PLUS, for the interview it's Carrie Hansen and Jason Parkin from Clear Mortgage a company with not one but two goals.  To hear that, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by!

The Business News Headlines 17 December 2020

Welcome back for the business news headlines; the Thursday, December 17th Edition.  Reminder, you can follow us during the day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you....

  • The dollar fell today and what that means;
  • DoorDash...over priced?
  • Yet another IPO to launch soon;
  • Canoo and their new EV;
  • Robinhood Financial fined;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new scary unemployment numbers.

Those stories PLUS (maybe because it's Thursday) we've got an archived conversation with attorney Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm about the business documents every business, no matter the size, should have on hand. The conversation happened in the fall of 2016 but is ever so timely today.  You can listen in...right here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

He’s a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes

Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines 1 December 2020

Welcome to a brand new month and a new sponsor of the Business News Hour. Today we welcome Focus and Find a socially responsible search firm that specializes in providing diverse and inclusive slates of job candidates to large corporations across the United States....welcome.  In the news today:

  • The markets reversed course today and why;
  • Shake Shack to change and grow;
  • Travis Scott and McDonald's...it's a story;
  • "Movin' on Out" a San Francisco story;
  • Work from home saved this company $250K;
  • What? A child slavery story...
  • More oil job cuts announced;
  • Sephora and Kohl's to team up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Be careful and speedy in the grocery store.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 September 2020

The markets slid yet again today making this September, like many, rough on Wall Street. Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • They are not going quietly...think TicTok;
  • Tesla sues the Trump Administration and why;
  • The Fed offers a somber update on the economy;
  • Volkswagen is on a mission and you are the target;
  • Scams are on the rise and we'll give you some samples;
  • Who is responsible for a lack of small business capital;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Climate change and big name responses.

Thanks for listening!  And, you can join us outside of the news on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines & More 8 September 2020

Welcome back and we hope you in Canada and the U.S. had a good Labor Day Holiday. By the way, you want to follow us on Twitter it's @IOB_NewsHour.  On the newscast today:

  • Tesla stock tumbles big time;
  • Airline stocks and summer driving;
  • Consumers and their credit;
  • Demand for oil dries up...again;
  • Apple and their big event is coming;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Feeling "socially awkward"?

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Brent Roske, a noted filmmaker, who is bringing back Roske on Politics. We'll talk about his love for film, the films he's done with some cast members from West Wing and then get into what Roske on Politics is, where you can see it and also about the power Iowa has when it comes to national elections. Oh...and he has an amazing bit of trivia about Congress and Iowa...that shocked me.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 19 August 2020

It's the 19th Day of August and we've got these business news headlines for you...thanks for coming by!

  • The Fed threw some cold water today;
  • Oil prices flat, but could have been worse;
  • New Trump Administration sanctions;
  • Nearly 40% of Americans are nearly out of cash;
  • Walmart & Target sales soar...but still worried;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking for a gig?  Amazon is hiring;
  • Burger King gets creative and we talk about it.

Thanks for coming by.

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