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Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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 World of Electric Vehicles with Ken Chester of Roadworthy Drive

Hang on because this is an amazing conversation about electric vehicles and why automakers the world over are pouring billions into everything from battery production to chip production to motors that make internal combustion engines a relic. 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.

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 January 2022

Sure the Central Bank is going to deal with inflation but, said Fed Chair Powell today, "...interest rates should remain at historically low levels". That...was enough to move the markets. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What Fed Chair Powell said;
  • Buy a COVID home test and think insurance;
  • President Biden in support of changing senate rules;
  • The IRS has a problem that will impact you;
  • Bank of America just baited other banks;
  • United Airlines cutting some routes and why;
  • EV maker Rivian misses projections but...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CEO of the biggest bank on vaccinations.

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 January 2022

Welcome back and glad you made the trip. What started out as a positive day on Wall Street came crashing down as investors checked the minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve meeting.  That story leads us off...

  • Feds spoke...markets tank;
  • Could 3-D printing relieve the housing shortage;
  • Former NBC president Michael Gartner did something cool;
  • Starbucks and Unions...it's a story;
  • Great, COVID home test kits just got more expensive;
  • Is the supply chain trouble behind us?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Seems the Metaverse is off to a slow start.

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 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 31 December 2021

It's the New Years Eve edition of Insight on Business glad you're with us again today. Let us hope that 2022 is a better year for so many.  Here's what we've got for you today and stick around because Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in to chat it up about stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • The ten best performing stocks of 2021? We have a list;
  • Wall Street ended the day down but the year up;
  • A strike at an Apple factory in India;
  • Some union news out of an East Coast McDonald's;
  • Know anybody that uses a Blackberry?  We have news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 2021 takes from us a television icon.

It's a Happy New Year to you and yours! With us, because we don't take days off, is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and he's got a list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. We've got music, stories, sports and all kinds of "Friday Fun". Click through and get out there...enjoy! 

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 30 December 2021

We're quickly closing the books on 2021 and some folks are saying it can't come soon enough. What a year. Thanks for being with us and here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • Armed guards in Midwestern grocery stores;
  • Stocks turned south today and why;
  • Hey, it's National Bacon Day! We've got deals;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Warren Buffett news;
  • No more overtime is what airline workers are saying;
  • The CDC says no cruse ships for you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The new COVID surge may have in impact on...your resolution.

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.

 

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