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The Business News Headlines 11 June 2021

We're about to put a fork in it...the end of the two-day entrepreneurial adventure known as EntreFEST. Our thanks to the staff and dozens of volunteers who worked so hard to put together a great event. While it's over for this year plan on making this a stop in 2022.  In the business news headlines: 

  • Walmart may have to step aside;
  • Digital restaurant orders soared last year;
  • Loyalty programs and keeping customers;
  • Lying about how much you have...ouch;
  • Manufacturing needs a PR move;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is "Rush Hour" gone forever?

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 June 2021

The end of another week and we're glad you're with us. Today some positive job numbers moved the markets. We'll have that and more  PLUS, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. It's our hyper-local story.  In other news:

  • The jobs report moved some numbers;
  • The "My Pillow Guy" sues two companies;
  • Who is worth more? Amazon or Google;
  • Rising prices is a good thing says this chain;
  • Tesla, Bitcoin, Facebook and President Trump;
  • Talking Thanksgiving with Walmart;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An Elon Musk Restaurant?

Also, like we said, Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about stuff going on in the Metro. From plays to music to crawfish (yes...crawfish) he's got a list and you can hear it all here.

The Business News Headlines 4 May 2021

We've fought against this all day long...but we have succumbed to saying, "May the Fourth Be With You".  There, happy now?  Let's dig into some of the big business news stories of the day:

  • Brand new trucks parked waiting for...parts;
  • Lost vehicle production is huge;
  • Lots of stuff not on shelves. What and why;
  • Money flowing into the markets...a good thing?
  • The Cryptocurrency Wars are heating up;
  • Treasury Secretary Yellen spooks Wall Street;
  • Fraud, Alpacas and Vermont.  No, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • News from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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 26 April 2021

And, yes, we hope you had a great weekend. Here in the Midwest we're seeing temperatures that are hitting 80 degrees...and last week it...snowed. Here's what we've got for you today from the business world:

  • The U.S. is in trouble and why;
  • The Dow struggled all day;
  • Apple announces a major U.S. investment;
  • The Supreme Court and guns;
  • Jessica Alba and Honest going public;
  • Tesla beat sales again but, there is a but;
  • Lyft has sold its self driving care division;
  • The Oscars audience numbers and yikes!
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Employers demanding vaccine proof.

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 5 April 2021

Welcome back from a long weekend.  Today we've got some great business news stories from what happened on Wall Street to buying homes for just $1,000.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • More stimulus checks have gone out;
  • Do you qualify due to income? Click to calculate;
  • Buying gas at Costco even if you're not a member;
  • Gun sales in the U.S. hitting record numbers;
  • The city with homes being sold for $1,000 each;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NLRB and Amazon;

In for the interview is entrepreneur Mensur Pudic yet another person we've profiled that started a business during the pandemic. His story is stunning and unique. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 30 March 2021

The next to the last day of March 2021 and thanks for coming by. Hey, if you want to follow us on Twitter we're @IOB_NewsHour so you can keep up with breaking news and the markets all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The boat is afloat but shortages may be coming;
  • More time to make an IRA or HSA contribution;
  • The evection ban has some landlords...selling out;
  • Bitcoin and Burritos;
  • Game Stop and Amazon;
  • Virginia to expand rail service...it's a big deal;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oh, and...Satan Shoes in the news.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & Jeff 26 March 2021

Once again we made it to the weekend kids!  We've not only got some interesting business news stories for you but also Friday is our "Hyper-Local" day when we get to visit with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • Get Vaccinated and Get Stuff;
  • Social Security and the IRS;
  • Some want tax credits to become permanent;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Medicare;
  • The Taxman and Etsy, eBay and more;
  • Fox News sued for $1.6 billion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, quit working so hard!

Those stories plus our look at Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Have some fun already and listen in!

 

The Business News Headlines 11 March 2021

All week long the lead story, even for business, has been the American Rescue Act and today President Biden signed it into law and we'll share why it happened a day early. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of March and here's what we've got:

  • Why the ARA was signed today
  • The president speaks to the nation tonight;
  • Some Americans could see stimulus dollars this weekend;
  • The ARA could be a boost for millennials;
  • Mortgage rates are increasing...again;
  • Forgiven student loans are no longer taxable;
  • Another restaurant wage theft story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon building out more grocery stores.

Then for the interview we'll introduce you to Cemen Tech a multi-national manufacturing company located in Central Iowa that we bet you have never heard about. You will today as we visit with CEO Connor Deering and this amazing story about a company doing business in some 70 countries. To hear this story just click this link! 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

The Business News Headlines 3 February 2021

Midweek and while the markets closed mixed there are signs pointing to a more robust economic recovery.  By the way, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • One word can describe Wall Street today..."meh";
  • The gap is getting wider. What does that...mean?
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants a meeting;
  • Oil prices were up again today and why;
  • Another day another GameStop story;
  • Cattle, Feed and a Feud;
  • Pandemic home remodeling is rockin';
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some new vaccine news.

Those stories PLUS I'll visit with Katie Olthoff about a startup that launched during the pandemic.  It's part of our series about entrepreneurs who took the dive during COVID19 and are making things happen. Katie and her partner launched Chop Local. Think farmers/ranchers, small processing facilities and consumers. And, yes, it is scalable. To listen, just click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

 

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