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The Business News Headlines 28 April 2022

The gross domestic product of the United States contracted by 1.4 in the first quarter of the year. But, there is a but and that story leads us off today. In addition stay with us because today is an International Day of Mourning remembering the workers who died due to illness or injury while on the job. You'll be hearing from Charlie Wishman the President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO about the day and the 71 Iowans remembered at multiple stops across the state.  For the interview you'll been the great talent of John Busbee as we talk marketing and culture...yes, there is a connection. Let's go!

  • The economy shrank but, there is a but;
  • 120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled and why;
  • Disney & DeSantis - We've got new...news;
  • Taking a page out of Costco's playbook;
  • McDonald's leaving Russia but it's very expensive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Charlie Wishman about the Workers Memorial Day.

For the interview you'll meet John Busbee who is a marketer, writer, film producer and the founder of The Culture Buzz. What does marketing and culture have in common?  You can hear that conversation by clicking this link.

Thanks for coming by!

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 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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 20 April 2022

Welcome back to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th of April and yes, we'll have a 4/20 story for you. Also, make sure you click ahead for a conversation about issues that face so many parts of the country and what the Greater Des Moines Partnership is taking to Washington D.C. in May.  But, first the news:

  • The company lost $50b in value today;
  • The 4/20 report on cannabis;
  • The Biden Administration and student debt;
  • An update on oil stocks;
  • Uber Eats and "reverse discrimination";
  • Unions and big tech companies is a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The most affordable city to buy a house...will surprise you.

For the interview you'll meet Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the 4th largest chamber organization in the nation, The Greater Des Moines Partnership. Over 170 Central Iowa leaders are headed to Washington, D.C. in May.  Why?  To address some of the same issues your city and state are facing.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

 

DMDC 2022 with Andrea Woodard

We're going to get slightly "hyper-local" with this conversation about the Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Partnership and the upcoming business gathering in Washington, D.C. While, on the surface, this might seem to be about Central Iowa the issues raised by Andrea Woodard the Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy for the Partnership should resonate with every person listening to this conversation. We start off by sharing exactly what the Partnership is...and you might be surprised about what this organization brings to Iowa and the nation.

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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 13 April 2022

Thanks for coming by again today. It's been a busy news day from profits to the markets and make sure you click ahead for the conversation about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Some amazing facts that impact business recruitment and retention. But first the business news headlines:

  • Who is really responsible for high fuel prices;
  • Amazon has a new name for a streaming service;
  • And...you'll be able to hear why;
  • Yesterday it was Honda; today it's Toyota and EV's;
  • Corporate profits are higher than...ever in history;
  • Are those profits tied to...record inflation?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Women and "Office Housework".  What?

For the interview you'll meet Bob Rafferty from the group, Iowa Business for Clean Energy. The conversation centers on the electric grid in the Hawkeye State plus why some cities pay as much as 50% more for electricity than others, what about clean energy and how do we get there? The bottom line is, as he says, nothing will be done for our antique system until business gets involved. So, there is a special event hosted by his group on April 28th and business is invited. To listen to that conversation click here.

Thanks for coming by!

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. 

 

Clean Energy for Iowa - What Business Needs to Know

We'll bet its not something that you think about...but you should.  We're talking about the electrical grid in the State of Iowa. Is it reliable, what are we doing to modernize the grid what about clean energy, how do we store and distribute energy into the future? Big questions for businesses across the state. Meet Bob Rafferty the Executive Director of Iowa Business for Clean Energy as those questions are asked and answered. In addition Bob talk about an upcoming seminar that business leaders should know about and attend.  Here is that important conversation. 

Thanks for coming by!

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.

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. 

 

 

EntreFEST 2022 with Jill and Jourdan

Got a business idea? Own a thriving business but want to make some changes? Are you an early startup looking for funding? Want to connect with professionals who have answers to so many of your questions? Good news...EntreFEST is the place to be this June in Iowa City, Iowa. Here to talk about it is Jill Watkins COO for NewBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator. We'll be talking about what you can expect to happen during the two days starting on June 9th and running through the 10th. If you've never gone you will be blown away by how professional this event is and even more excited once they release the names of the headlines. I'm honored to be back this year and if you want 20% off your ticket fee just the promo-code LIBBIE.  Let's go!

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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 29 March 2022

As talks between Ukraine and Russia, brokered by Turkey and Israel, continue there was a positive move on Wall Street. Also, at the end of the newscast make sure you click through for a conversation about the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. My guest is Terrence Thames and it's something you should hear...no matter where you live and work.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street had a day and why;
  • The Biden Budget and Social Security;
  • It was a rough day for former President Trump;
  • Job openings and quits in February were huge;
  • The Millionaire Tax is a hot topic;
  • Tax dollars and fossil fuel subsidies;
  • Still wearing a mask in public?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • If your boss has an MBA watch your paycheck.

Those stories plus a conversation with Terrence Thames from the upcoming Black and Brown Business Summit. While this two day event is being hosted by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce in Iowa it's something that can be seen and heard nationwide. And, when Terrence shares the names of two of the key presenters you'll be able to gauge the importance of the event.  To listen, 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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