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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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 1 February 2022

On Wall Street the session was in a word, "Choppy" but in the end the three major indexes were able to pull out another winning day. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the first of February. Thanks for being with us and here's what we've got today:

  • Three in a row;
  • Again, be careful what you post;
  • Some union news out of the oilfields;
  • What, just what were you thinking...Tesla?
  • GM talked profits and chips today;
  • We've got some Supreme Court news;
  • Uhm...some Valentine's Day news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the GOAT makes it official.

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 January 2022

We thought, at the opening bell on Wall Street that we'd report the results of a rally. But, that was not to be. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said some hawkish things about interest rates and that drove the markets lower on the day.  Let's kick off with that report:

  • Is a rate hike of .25% too much?
  • Now you can worry about counterfeit stamps;
  • Heating bills are heating up and why;
  • Some strange things coming to McDonald's;
  • More oil coming out of reserves;
  • Still workers not ready to head back to the office;
  • N-95 face masks are getting to retailers but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Podcasting is hot and so is the revenue...ask Amazon.

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 for 13 January 2022

It was a busy news day and one that did not favor Wall Street. And, once you finish listening to what we've got for you today make sure you listen to the conversation about Electric Vehicles with the founder and hosts of Roadworthy Drive, Ken Chester. Some amazing facts and predictions await you.  Let's go!

  • Yep, you are pretty much on your own;
  • Stocks sank due to a number of issues;
  • Let's talk chicken and a old/new Popeye's deal;
  • Let's talk non-chicken and KFC;
  • Ford stock was up a bunch today and why;
  • The new unemployment numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The restaurant ended tipping and pays $25 an hour.

Now for the interview:  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time. To listen...just 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 7 January 2022

Hey, welcome back to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Yep...Friday. We'll kick things off with the confusing jobs report and then, a bit later, our hyper local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • Disappointing job numbers;
  • Or...were they?
  • This 91,000 pennies stunt...not a good idea;
  • COVID pills and a "Catch 22" at Walmart;
  • Heard of "retail shrink"? You will today;
  • Where's the beef? In recall mode;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Major businesses cutting paid COVID time off...ouch!

Those stories plus our time with Jeff Pitts. Each week we welcome back Jeff the managing editor for Cityview Magazine for a hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, as always he's got a list.  We start out talking rodeo...with a back story. Move on to the Des Moines Playhouse and Pigeons. Drake men's basketball is on tap this weekend and next week. There is a Chili Cook Off in Windsor Heights on Saturday and it's a benefit. No Sleep Stand Up over at Wooly's on Saturday night. Some great live jazz at one of the finest places in the city Noce! Blues in the warmth of the Botanical Gardens. The Iowa Wolves are in action next week as is Drake women's basketball and the Winter Gymnastics event and Chow's Winter Classic next week as well.  Enjoy! To listen to all of this fun just 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 3 January 2022

Welcome, once again, to a brand new year. Glad you've clicked through. Here are the business news headlines we've got for you today and there are some surprises just ahead.

  • Need a used car? Get ready for sticker shock;
  • New car sales off a whopping 23% from last year;
  • The first trading day of 2022 was...good;
  • The number one carmaker in the U.S. is...
  • How about some plant based sausage for lunch;
  • And a real meat story with some...serious cash;
  • Starbucks says it's employees must get the jab or...
  • COVID home tests from a surprising place;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do we call this Return to the Office 3.0?

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 December 2021

We're clearly on the downward drive of 2021 but still there is always breaking news from the world of business. Today we'll start out talking about the Santa Rally and some surprising news from Apple.  Let's go:

  • The Santa Rally stalled and why;
  • A retail giant is back but, will it last?
  • A pay-day loan company is in really hot water;
  • Apple is in the "giving mode" it would seem;
  • Gas to hit close to $4 a gallon? We're not buying it;
  • EV maker Rivian made an announcement today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not flying? You are soooooo lucky.

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 December 2021

The business news headlines kick off with a sobering statistic on this the day before Christmas Eve. Thanks for being with us. A programing note: The markets are closed tomorrow (Friday) and so, sorta, are we. However we'll be posting up some long form business interviews that you can listen to as you make your way to Grandmother's House.  For today:

  • A sobering statistic about the U.S. life expectancy;
  • Wall Street was up for the third day in a row;
  • We've got a new product recall to share;
  • The suit against Subway is...well, not good;
  • A refinery fire moves gas prices higher;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some positive economic data from today;
  • The most visited website on the planet is...

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 December 2021

It was a dramatic reversal on Wall Street today as the major averages all surged higher. Why? Two strong reasons. Also some new rules for employers and we'll tackle that story first. Thanks for being with us again today.

  • Got 100+ employees? The Labor Department has a message;
  • The biggest European agriculture show...cancelled;
  • U.S. markets rebounded today and for two good reasons;
  • Hertz is being sued and you will not believe why;
  • California is suing Walmart think landfills;
  • Trucking company J.B. Hunt hands out nearly $10 million;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What President Biden said about tackling the latest surge.

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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