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The Business News Headlines 6 June 2022

There are some cities in the U.S. where the price of a home is actually…falling.  It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 6th of June, thanks for being with us! And, here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The top 5 cities where housing costs are going down;
  • The two-story Taco Bell drive through...amazing;
  • Online grocery sales still strong;
  • But, the competition is fierce;
  • Unions cry foul on a Starbucks decision;
  • The 10-year T-Bill and the markets;
  • New stuff for the Apple Watch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Live audio listening going down.

Those stories plus you'll meet businessman, author and keynote speaker Jack Stack who recently surprised some 500 people gathered at The Central Iowa Business Conference with two words.  What are they and why should you pay attention?  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. 

 
 

The Business News Headlines 27 May 2022

There are some signs that inflation is…cooling off.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 27th day of May, thanks for being with us everybody and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Data suggests that inflation really is cooling;
  • Consumers are still consuming and how we know;
  • Some disturbing news about...ketchup;
  • She says these things you should never buy at Sam's Club;
  • The baby formula crisis is getting worse;
  • The history of a huge business blunder...really huge;
  •  The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon Musk gets sued by Twitter shareholders and why.

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 23 May 2022

It’s the Monday edition of the business news headlines which I wrote in a airport terminal and then do to a crash of a twin engine Cessna through the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport (nobody hurt) we had to wait hours for the FAA to open up the airport. Then over an hour later we finally took off. Not arriving in Iowa until 9:00PM.  What a day and here's the news:

  • The Markets bounced back;
  • Not a good couple of weeks for Elon Musk;
  • In case you've run out of stuff to worry about...
  • Summer road trips in spite of higher gas prices;
  • Another big chain leaves Russia;
  • The IRS is raising interest rates;
  • A major bank increased its minimum wage...a bunch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Mandatory Vacation"?

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 20 May 2022

Some investors are telling younger people…”Go and buy on the dip”.  Will they…listen? It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 20th day of May…thanks everybody for being with us.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go buy the dip they say and why;
  • A scary retail trend is shaping up;
  • Inflation hitting lower income families;
  • This is a WILD court order and the impact...
  • Target and retail miss-steps;
  • Housing prices increase yet again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another scandal at Wells Fargo

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 12 May 2022

How many times do we have to run a story about restaurants and…tips?  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 12th of May and coming to you once again from Washington, D.C. as we take part in the 2022 Greater Des Moines Partnership trip to the capital. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another restaurant story of wage theft;
  • The population growth of the U.S. is...slow;
  • The three states people are leaving and why;
  • Carvana laid off workers and today....
  • He worked for a whole day and walks with $700k;
  • Jerome Powell and the U.S. Senate;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Twitter is on a cost cutting run and why.

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 5 May 2022

Yesterday investors rocked Wall Street as the major indexes all finished well into the green. All of that ended today as we watched the bears come out. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 5th of May.  Thanks for being with us!

  • It was a big U-Turn on Wall Street;
  • Burger King sued over...photos;
  • Getting more oil for the stockpiles;
  • Bird Flu - Another hit to your wallet;
  • The next CEO at Twitter? Yeah you guessed;
  • New news about J&J Covid vaccine;
  • Amazon looking for more tax breaks;
  • Fresh news about first-class stamps;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • People are quickly un-retiring in huge numbers.

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 25 April 2022

Welcome back we hope you had a great weekend. We kick things off taking a hard look at the economy as what was once a rapid recovery is now just crawling along. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Why our economy is sputtering;
  • Twitter to be consumed by Elon Musk;
  • That that might mean for Truth Social;
  • McDonald's asked but will they listen;
  • The price of oil fell and why;
  • Starbucks in some union trouble;
  • Meanwhile in Maryland a new union shop;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bias in the office? But among...who?

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 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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 22 February 2022

It's really about economics. The failed and flawed dream of resurrecting the Soviet Union, which in itself failed, is a significant danger to the world economy and our first story bears this out.  Here's what we've got for you on this 22nd day of February:

  • Winners, Losers and Russia;
  • The price of gold is up again;
  • AT&T shuts down 3G and what that means;
  • DIY project soar and Home Depot says, thank you;
  • Move over electric here comes hydrogen;
  • A new COVID update;
  • The National Guard back in D.C.?
  • Tesla hit with another racial lawsuit;
  • Labor troubles in Ohio;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tech jobs head east and where? We'll share.

Speaking of technology this is an amazing conversation about the Farmers Business Network (FBN) that is, sort of the "Amazon of Agriculture".  My guest is one of the founders of FBN, Charles Barron.  You're going to learn much in this fascinating interview.  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. 

The Business News Headlines 21 February 2022

As we got ready to deliver the business news headlines we got a report that Russian President Putin has ordered troops into separatist regions of Ukraine once again ratcheting up tensions there. Perhaps its a good thing the markets are closed today.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • In December Russia imported lots of...cash;
  • Yes there will be a rate hike but by how much;
  • Starbucks fires a worker who helped start a union;
  • More Starbucks locations are moving toward unionization;
  • Could Apple be...next;
  • McDonald's, Pigs and a Billionaire...in the news;
  • We've got a "Burning Ship" update;
  • Some surprising news out of Harley-Davidson;
  • And, finally sleeping like it's 1802 is...vintage.

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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