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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.

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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 July 2021

For those of you who were busy celebrating the U.S. holiday of Independence day welcome back. Yes, we too took some time off. Today, and just ahead of a conversation with journalist Julie Gammack we've got these news stories for you:

  • About that four-day work week;
  • What is dragging the U.S. economy;
  • Some Tyson chicken news you need;
  • Crude oil prices fall...a bit and why;
  • "Everybody quit" says this McDonald's worker;
  • Get your free Subway sandwich and when;
  • Keystone Pipeline vs. the Biden Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • More about the ransomware attack. 

Now comes Julie Gammack and the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat. To listen, just 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 Okoboji Writers Retreat with Julie Gammack

If there is such a thing as "Journalistic Royalty" then my guest makes the cut. Meet Julie Gammack who followed in the footsteps of her father the late Gordon Gammack as he plied his trade with the Des Moines Register & Tribune for 40 years covering three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Then Julie also wrote and continues to contribute to the Des Moines Register as well as writing on Substack.  

Now comes the Okoboji Writers Retreat where you can learn from some of the top names in journalism, fiction and non-fiction writing. Join us for a business conversation designed to not only introduce you to Julie but dig deeper into the upcoming retreat.  

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.

The Business News Headlines 21 June 2021

Forget everything about the massive sell off on Wall Street last week. Today things turned around and we'll share the numbers in just a bit. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights and why;
  • They sold millions in stock before reporting money issues;
  • Today is Amazon Prime Day but...those prices?
  • Jeep is looking at a major PR issue;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Thieves and catalytic converters...it's a story!

For the interview you'll meet a returning guest, Jayne Armstrong a District Director for the Small Business Administration who is here to do a victory lap of sorts and take a peek at the future of small businesses everywhere.  To listen, click here. 

 

The SBA Takes A Victory Lap with Jayne Armstrong

She is a returning visitor to the Business News Hour, Jayne Armstrong is the District Director for the Small Business Administration. She's here to update all of us on a remarkable year on the national and the regional front. Trillions of dollars were poured into the national economy to keep small businesses afloat and even in Iowa there were 173,000 loans totaling eight billion dollars.  A massive effort and we'll also take a peek at what she believes is in the future for Main Street.

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 15 June 2021

Today, along with the business news headlines a conversation about the importance of refugees for not only businesses but also many rural communities. You'll meet Stephanie Moris and we'll also talk about World Refugee Day happening on the 20th of June. But, first these news stories:

  • Spying on employees is...costly;
  • Easing of trade tensions think U.S. and EU;
  • A new chair for the FTC and she's 32;
  • More news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Short sellers lose plenty betting against AMC;
  • She is giving away a fortune...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retail sales go south in May...and why;
  • What? We may have a "New Facebook"?

Those stories plus this interesting conversation about refugees, business, communities and how they contribute to the economy.  From creating new businesses to bolstering the population of small towns. You'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.  To listen, click 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.

 

 

The Business of the Refugee Alliance

You're about to meet Stephanie Moris who is the Director of the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa (RACI). Given the fact that more people are leaving the State of Iowa than moving here gives business the opportunity to learn more about the refugee communities that are a part of RACI.  Here we'll talk about that, the barriers that many people face from debt to language to housing to a pathway to citizenship. We'll wind up with a conversation about a public celebration on 20 June...something that, perhaps, you might attend.  Here is Stephanie: 

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 June 2021

Great to have you with us as we broadcast from EntreFEST an entrepreneur and startup event that focuses on everything from story telling, to funding to marketing that takes place each year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Check it out! In the news:

  • Consumer prices are up, way up;
  • Investors went, "Meh";
  • "Sold Out" sorry camping folk;
  • Corn and Soybean prices are a story;
  • Those hot day-traders got cooled off today;
  • Medicare and the new Alzheimer's drug;
  • New Work From Home from Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Can your employer require a vaccination?

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