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The Business News Headlines 22 June 2022

It was a choppy trading day on Wall Street and what Fed Chair Jerome Powell said…didn’t help.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 22nd day of June, thanks for being with us again today.  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:

  • The markets couldn't hold it together and why;
  • A "Gas Tax Holiday" means what?
  • Kraft is changing the name of its Macaroni and Cheese;
  • Oil headed lower in price and why;
  • Amazon has what is being called a "diversity problem";
  • EV sales are booming yet automakers are cutting staff;
  • FedEx has a new way to prove your package was delivered;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Job offers made just weeks ago being...rescinded and why. 

For the interview you'll hear from a young man headed to DePaul University but first a side trip as a summer intern at a major training company. Learn what Lucas Haviland hopes to gain from this experience and more. 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 21 June 2022

Like many, we took yesterday off due to the national holiday of Juneteenth and recovered a bit from a fantastic Father's Day.  And...a couple of days off seemed to do Wall Street some good as well. Before we get there 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 today: 

  • No News - Good News?
  • 5 U.S. cities with massive unoccupied housing;
  • Customer Service and Fast Food Flops;
  • Kellogg's to become three companies;
  • Dairy Queen, Bottled Water and The Blizzard;
  • Uber & Lyft face a class action legal issue;
  • Beer trouble in...Germany;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • UberX Share is starting up and what that means.

For the interview you'll hear from Liz Kennedy in what was a totally unplanned conversation that we found interesting and amazing. From who owns The Cedar Rapids Gazette to exploring big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa. This is some serious good stuff....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. 

 

Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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 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 26 May 2022

For weeks we’ve been told we’re headed for a recession and the Fed acted too late in tackling inflation. But…now?  We've got a new story.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th day of May, thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got:

  • Recession? Not so fast...
  • This major burger chain could get a new owner;
  • Yet another scarce item at the grocery store;
  • Oh, and what is behind that shortage;
  • Living Large - CEO pay vs. worker pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bye-Bye office...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 25 May 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  To listen to that conversation 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 19 May 2022

If you are an investor you are scared…for a large percent of the population it’s pretty…meh.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th day of May…thanks for being with us as we regroup from our mobile studio in Florida. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Just how many folks are into stocks;
  • Nearly 2 million Americans did this so far this year;
  • Restaurants and their Public Image...naming names;
  • McDonald's has found a buyer for Russian locations;
  • The Amazon of cars is in trouble. We'll detail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Who really wants the 4-Day Work Week?

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 13 May 2022

There is always hope and just maybe investors will get a break come next week.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 13th day of May…thanks for being with us and yes, we’re back in our studio after a whirlwind trip to D.C.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Investors are eyeing next week;
  • It's been a wild week for Crypto;
  • What 40K gas powered vehicles for the USPS?
  • Musk says the Twitter deal is on hold and why;
  • High gas prices putting a strain on consumers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it really be the Great Recalibration?

Those stories PLUS you'll hear from Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. It's one of the reasons I was in D.C. and what he has to say impacts not only Central Iowa but the entire Midwest.  To listen to that conversation, 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 Iowa Airport for the World with Kevin Foley

He is a returning guest talking about a reoccurring topic. Meet Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. We're in Washington, D.C. on a mission with the Greater Des Moines Partnership pitching the idea of funding for this massive project that will be an economic development driver for not only the Central Iowa but also the entire region. Here you'll learn about where people come from to fly out of Central Iowa and the experience going or coming. Plus some hard numbers moving forward to get this project...done. And, during the conversation I promised a link to the amazing story of Cheng Lor and his vision of airport hospitality. Here is that link

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

It was another rough day on Wall Street as the markets seem to be headed into bear territory. It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 9th day of May…thanks for being with us everybody. And, stick around for our conversation with Karl Brauer from ISeeCars.com we're talking car prices, EV's and more. Here is what we've got for you today:

  • The bears are out big time;
  • This shortage is being called a national crisis;
  • Will Lordstown Motors survive;
  • Uber is cutting back and why is the question;
  • President Biden and a big deal today;
  • He quit rather than go back to the office;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This CEO says the days of the office are over.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet returning guest Karl Brauer who was featured on our Week in Review this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. We'll talk about the price of used cars, what is causing the shortage, how to find deals on iSeeCars.com and the EV story.  If you like cars you'll enjoy this!

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. 

 

 

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