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The Business News Headlines 15 September 2022

Welcome back! While it’s safe to say there will be no rail strike…tomorrow we’re not yet out of the woods. Wall Street fell today but you folks are still buying stuff…surprising retail sales numbers are in the news.  Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business – News Headlines for Thursday the 15th day of September…thanks 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: 

  • The railroad strike: We're still not out of the woods;
  • The markets fell again today as did oil;
  • Some surprising retail sales numbers;
  • Thursday Night Football with a twist;
  • Verizon is losing customers and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Might there be a "White Collar" recession?

Those stories and something "hyper-local" as I visit with Tyler Granger about the upcoming Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair.  Why do this on a national news program? Because we thought it's a great idea and something that can be done...anywhere to celebrate local writers. To listen to that conversation with Tyler and Julie Granger 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. 

The Windsor Heights Fall Festival - Meet Lauren Campbell

We are about to get "hyper-local" on you with a story about a new event happening in our community of Windsor Heights, Iowa. For those of you not familiar with our "village" know that we are situated in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. So, it's like fifteen minutes from everywhere and the home to roughly 5,200 people. Here we talk about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival that takes place in September. Lauren Campbell, who also happens to be a business woman and a city councilor shares what to expect and how to get involved. Plus a shout out to Councilor Susan Skeries yet another of the driving forces behind this event.  Come...see us! 

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 August 2022

We kick things off today about a wild story dealing with some retail stores overcharging customers at check out. Also, today is the second day of the great Iowa State Fair and there is news out, at the end of the broadcast about the future of Major League Baseball at The Field of Dreams also in...Iowa. 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:

  • Retail over-charging and getting caught;
  • "Surprise!" says General Motors;
  • Job cuts happening at Best Buy;
  • Not to be outdone so too at Peloton;
  • Union News from Trader Joes;
  • How about a Ring reality TV show?
  • What's in the Inflation Reduction Act?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Quiet Quitting is having a moment.

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 July 2022

Once again, the worry is in when it comes to social media and advertising revenue.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 22nd day of July…thanks for being with us. Before we get into the news a note about recessions and advertising/marketing. Advertisers who cut back on their ad spends during tough economic times lose market share while those who continue gain. So, you want proof?  Here's an article we wrote several years ago that speaks that that very issue. One other thing: Remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Recession scares advertisers and social media;
  • "Nobody want to work anymore!" The myth;
  • Cannabis news from the U.S.;
  • Cannabis news from Canada;
  • Struggling to pay bills? You are not alone;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Love or Money?  Love, it seems loses out.

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 July 2022

In yet another surprise U.S. jobless claims were up and over expectations. and that caused us to do a double take.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 21st of July, thanks, as always, everybody for being here. And, a reminder that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Those jobless numbers surprised and what that means;
  • Wall Street posted another winning day;
  • Fighting unions this time Chipotle? 
  • More corporate job cuts announced;
  • EV prices and consumer reluctance but, there is a but;
  • Snap stock...well, snaps;
  • Consumers and brand loyalty. You need to hear this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Americans now priced out of...America?

For the interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International about the opportunities and the challenges of the remote workforce. How can leaders better position their workers and those teams? What should they know in advance and how can they become a motivating factor? Asked and answered 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. 

Cycling Clothing for Women by Women - Velorosa

Here you'll meet two entrepreneurs who matched their love for cycling to the need for stylish cycling clothing.  Lisa Carponelli and Kim Hopkins made the bold move to launch Velorosa - Cycling Wear for Bike-Minded Women during RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in 2015. Pooling their money they hit the road and their "kits" were a success. Here you'll learn about the who, what, where and why of Velorosa and yes, they'll be at RAGBRAI again this year. One more thing get 15% off when you order online and use the promo-code: Insight15.  Slick huh? And, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is Lisa and Kim: 

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 19 July 2022

Guess you know by now…green means…go and that's what happened today on Wall Street.  It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 19th of July, thanks, everybody for being with us again today.  And, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Investors think we've seen the bottom;
  • One more time with CEO wages;
  • Password sharing is a Netflix issue but;
  • So too is losing more subscribers;
  • Heard of "Freind-Shoreing"? You will today;
  • Sticky Keys, Apple and $50 million;
  • An interesting "Wrack-a-Mole story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Online media subscriptions in trouble.

For the interview you'll meet Dr. Greg Gilbaugh a dentist, business coach, author, speaker and a guy who has an interesting look at the intersection of business, family and faith. This is some seriously good stuff and 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. 

Business, Faith and Family with Dr. Greg Gilbaugh

Not long ago we were introduced to Dr. Greg Gilbaugh a practicing dentist from Iowa. But it was not about dental care but about...business. Greg is an author, speaker and business coach. This conversation covers that as well as the interesting intersection between business, faith and family. Here Greg offers up some thoughts about leadership, mission, employees and how faith can have a role...everywhere. Learn more about Dr. Greg Gilbaugh here and listen to what he has to say...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 24 June 2022

Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a woman’s constitutional right for an abortion…and then businesses got involved.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 24th day of June…thanks, as always, for being with us. And, a reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you:

  • SCOTUS, Roe v. Wade and Business;
  • Child Care...now what?
  • Wall Street soared today;
  • McDonald's is changing their business model;
  • A major U.S. aluminum producer shuts down;
  • Frontier Airlines get sweeter on Spirit Airlines;
  • Apple is ready to bargain with a union store;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will any recession be the end of WFH?

Those stories PLUS for the interview you'll meet young Lucas Haviland who is headed to DePaul University this fall but landed a great summer gig with an international company where he hope to better hone his, already, amazing communication skills. To listen to that conversation 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 9 June 2022

Once again, the business news headlines are coming to you from Iowa City, Iowa the home for EntreFest 2022 where we've been busy all day meeting and recording some amazing stories we'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. We really love this event where well over 400 people came to learn and share.  Meanwhile, in the news:

  • Investors bolted for the door today;
  • Changes coming to Kohls;
  • Tesla saw amazing production numbers in China;
  • Ford sued by customers...think fires under the hood;
  • They fell into a vat of...chocolate. Willy Wonka?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stitchfix announces...layoffs.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Ben Snyder a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. It's really a great story and you can hear the excitement in his voice.  Think pedicabs and the business is growing.  To hear that conversation 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. 

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