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The Business News Headlines 2 December 2022

Welcome back and the weekend is here. A programing note that we're back on the air with the business week in review and only on News/Talk 1540 KXEL this Sunday at Noon Central and yes, we stream. On tap is an interesting story about an Iowan who has befriended dozens of adult film actors and actresses and why. It is quite the story. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Well THIS was not supposed to happen;
  • What if we're being conned with this recession talk?
  • Russian oil and the $60 cap;
  • Retail theft and where are thieves selling their loot?
  • People are leaving states for a couple of reasons;
  • Insulin and Kansas, a big story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bank bonuses are sinking. We know....awww.

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 22 November 2022

We're kicking things off on the Tuesday Evening talking about beer and the world cup. So what do you do with millions of gallons of brew? Even with the threat of a railroad strike…Christmas is not cancelled. Starbucks ups its battle with the union. It’s the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 22nd day of November…thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Beer and FIFA and Qatar;
  • "Christmas is not cancelled";
  • Starbucks and unions...oh my;
  • Bob Iger makes some big changes at Disney;
  • Elon and Tesla and net worth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Inside the FTX mess...oh my!

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. 

National Civility Summit with Robert Palmer

On December 7, 2022, the first annual National Civility Summit for Local Governments will be held virtually beginning at 10 a.m. A partnership between the National League of Cities, the Iowa League of Cities, and The Center for Public Democracy at Drake University, this important event will focus on providing local governments and the officials that lead them with the tools and best practices they need to facilitate and provide engaged and participatory government. In addition interested parties who are not local government officials may also register. Here you will meet Robert Palmer from the Iowa League of Cities and here, again, is the link where you can register.

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 November 2022

It is the evening of Veteran's Day. We hope you had the opportunity to thank a vet for their service. Just ahead: The confusion over at Twitter is…uhm…still a dumpster fire.  Wakanda Forever is at the box office and Disney hopes it’s a hit. Welcome to the Friday, November 11th edition of the business news headlines.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Is Twitter imploding?
  • Wakanda Forever might be a huge blockbuster;
  • The markets gained and so too did oil;
  • Restaurants raising prices and getting called out;
  • And, yes, we have a list.
  • Consumers still sour on the economy but, there is a but;
  • He went from billions to broke in less than a week;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the right way to quit post pandemic?

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 28 October 2022

Welcome to Friday and the upcoming weekend. So, what's up? Record profits and the stock market. Elon Musk will have to pay fired Twitter executives nearly 200 million and anxious Twitter users who wish to leave find they have few alternatives. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 28th day of October, thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • It was the biggest day for the markets since spring;
  • Fired Twitter executives get cash;
  • There are few alternatives to Twitter;
  • Employers boost wages again but, there is a but;
  • Consumers are still buying and what they think;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's a sweet deal over at Hershey's.

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 25 October 2022

We're a bit ahead of ourselves. Usually the business headlines comes at you about 5PM Central however, today we're working ahead due to some meetings we're in yet today. (See a bit of behind the scenes stuff for you.) Today: Consumer Confidence falls, the stock market is on a binge and Adidas and Gap are done with Yeezy products.  It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 25th day of October, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Consumers hold a grim outlook but keep spending;
  • Why with all the doomsday talk is Wall Street on a roll?
  • Buh-Bye Ye;
  • Amazon to offer a new payment system and you may already use it;
  • The promise of a better life through college isn't happening for many;
  • Gen Z has some plans to skip out on college debt;
  • The  Wall Street Report;
  • Flexible work impacts office buildings and furniture manufacturers.

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 October 2022

It's a Throwback Thursday and if you followed along on our social media channels you got to see, and hear, some stuff that dates back several years.  But, for today: It was an historic day on Wall Street and we’ll share. what made it so astounding. Good news for retirees who will get a massive cost of living increase and mortgage rates hit a 20 year high.  IT’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 13th day of October, thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • A massive reversal for Wall Street and why;
  • An historic increase in Social Security payments;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing again will they go higher?
  • IKEA is celebrating. Hey, at least somebody is;
  • A massive grocery store merger?
  • Taco Bell takes on a classic "comfort food";
  • Nike has too much inventory so...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the serious drop in ACT scores.

Those stories and we go "Out to Lunch" with John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa.  We kick off our conversation with "Quick Bites" three questions each of our guests get and you can hear that...here.  Then we get into an amazing conversation about a host of issues impacting Iowa and consumers. Everything from soils to water to population losses, to alternative crops, how to get more farmers into farming and more.  He also talks about the Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Even if you don't live on a farm or in Rural Iowa this is a powerful conversation about new ideas and direction. You can hear that conversation 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. 

 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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 6 October 2022

It's Friday Eve!  Price stability…it ain’t and we're talking about Ford. Peloton lays off hundreds and why, Fear comes back to Wall Street.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 6th day of October, great to be back with you and thank you for being here. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Ford, again, pushes up the price of the F-150 Lightening;
  • Peloton lays off hundreds;
  • The markets shrank today and why;
  • There are issues with McDonald's Adult Happy Meals;
  • OPEC+ to cut oil production and Biden not happy;
  • The Pandemic and Layoffs - Some new thinking?
  • Marijuana pardons from the White House and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Billions lost by TikTok but there is a but. 

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 4 October 2022

Welcome back to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. A programming note: Our business headlines will not air tomorrow due to the holiday of Yom Kippur...we're all in shul.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The markets rallied big time;
  • Musk changes his mind about Twitter;
  • An update on the 4-day work week study;
  • Brands that YOU are kicking to the curb...a list;
  • This brand going retail after 76 years of door-to-door;
  • Job openings in the U.S. Up or down?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The class was "too hard" so the professor was...fired.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet two mayors from two very different towns. Donny Hobbs is the mayor of tiny Lohrville, Iowa population 381 and John Haila is the mayor of Ames, Iowa population 60,000. So are their issues similar or very different?  We enjoyed this conversation and think you might too.  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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