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The Business News Headlines 22 April 2022

It was the worst day on Wall Street since October of 2020 as all three indexes ended the day and the week deeply in the red.  We'll be sharing those numbers and what happened in just a bit.  But first:

  • The leading cause of child deaths is...
  • The Ghost Drone is headed to Ukraine;
  • Business at Verizon slumps and why;
  • McDonald's customers re-thinking options;
  • Anheuser Busch InBev to take a billion dollar hit;
  • After weeks of deflection news about Koch and Russia;
  • Janet Yellen on a possible recession;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some companies to take attendance...what?

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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. 

 

Investigate Midwest Acquires Iowa Watch

It's a big deal when it comes to reporting issues important to the world of agriculture and issues that impact the rural Midwest and Nation. Investigate Midwest has acquired IowaWatch and its team, bringing together a combined 25 years of public service journalism to Iowa and the Midwest.  IowaWatch (The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism) will cease operations as a nonprofit and evolve into an expanded Iowa-based newsroom within Investigate Midwest (The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting) under an agreement approved this month by the boards of directors of both nonprofit organizations. Here we talk about what that means with Lyle Muller the former Executive Director of Iowa Watch and Pam Dempsey the Executive Director of Investigate Midwest. And you can help support their work by offering up a donation. To do that...just follow 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. 

The Business News Headlines 15 April 2022

Welcome back and while it is April 15 relax, your Federal Income Tax filing date is Monday the 18th at Midnight. Hey, we're here to help and here's what we've got for the business news headlines from today:

  • Might the answer be apprenticeships;
  • Did you notice gas prices are headed down;
  • More Americans being locked out of vehicles;
  • A new report out about Long COVID;
  • Big union news out of California;
  • The latest EV company is from Vietnam;
  • No markets today, we're back on Monday;
  • Keep that camera on...or else...say bosses.

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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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2022

It truly was an historic day in the United States and that leads off our newscast today. Also, make sure you click through for the interview as we visit with a young marketer who moved from South Africa to Italy and gives us an update about Italian manufacturer Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • The Supreme Court and KBJ;
  • Covid-19 and Washington, D.C.;
  • Buying a home in Canada...hold on;
  • The biggest overhaul of the USPS...ever;
  • Oil was off and than up today;
  • The NLRB back in the news with a big change;
  • Big Oil and paychecks made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the workers? Are they now entrepreneurs?

And, for the interview you'll meet Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture. To listen to that conversation CLICK HERE. 

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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. 

 

The Agri Parts Story with Caterina Ciani

The wonders of technology can put people together from all over the planet. Today we're in Bologna, Italy with my guest Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture.  We'll also chat a bit about how the company has been able to drive new sales records. A delightful conversation...join us.

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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. 

The Business News Headlines 6 April 2022

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines as we kick off the newscast today with some consumer news that...we think you can use especially in light of the higher cost of everything.  Let's go!

  • The credit card myth that costs you a bunch;
  • Oil executives were in the hot seat today;
  • If keeping score WTI Crude fell by 4.99 a barrel;
  • The reason? More nations releasing oil reserves;
  • The Fed Minutes and what they mean;
  • The Rhoads Scholar turned union activist;
  • Record numbers filing for the right to have a union;
  • Inflation be damned...you're still buying stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Janet Yellen and some sobering news.

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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. 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2022

Welcome to a brand new month and another bang up jobs report. It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and we'll kick things off with the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Job number rebound again;
  • Meanwhile oil prices fell again;
  • A clothing chain to close 240 stores;
  • Guess what...GameStop is back in the news;
  • UPS and new electric bikes are a thing;
  • General Motors bested again in sales;
  • Amazon workers in New York to form a union;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, book stores are making a comeback!

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 31 March 2022

It is the final day of March and it was a first quarter bust for the stock market as inflationary pressures, the war in Ukraine and renewed concerns regarding the next COVID variant took its toll. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Biden urges oil companies to produce more oil;
  • Or pay a fee for idle oil wells;
  • The price of oil fell today by over $7 a barrel;
  • Ford and GM to halt production at two plants;
  • If gas prices continue to go up what will American's do?
  • The Russian Ruble is up in value. How is that possible?
  • Amazon and unions back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Age, diversity and corporate profit...it's a match.

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 March 2022

The world was caught off guard today as what Russia said and what Russia did were two different things. Yesterday the Russians said they would scale back their attack on Ukraine but it seems they lied as the shelling of civilian targets continued.  That had an impact on the markets. And, stick around for the interview with Jill Watkins and Jourdan McChesney from EntreFEST this year in Iowa City.  

  • New COVID cases climb in Canada;
  • Russia lies and the markets react;
  • Sen. Joe Manchin takes a swing at taking wealth;
  • Pizza, gotta love it. We have a list of the best;
  • That Applebee's executive about wage cutting...an update;
  • Russian oil tankers are disappearing no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Guess who may be filling your next prescription?

Those stories plus this conversation with Jill and Jourdan about EntreFEST 2022 happening in Iowa City this coming June. Click through to learn more about this premier event, what is offered and get a discount with a special promo code. To listen 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. 

 

 

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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