Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 10 June 2021

Great to have you with us as we broadcast from EntreFEST an entrepreneur and startup event that focuses on everything from story telling, to funding to marketing that takes place each year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Check it out! In the news:

  • Consumer prices are up, way up;
  • Investors went, "Meh";
  • "Sold Out" sorry camping folk;
  • Corn and Soybean prices are a story;
  • Those hot day-traders got cooled off today;
  • Medicare and the new Alzheimer's drug;
  • New Work From Home from Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Can your employer require a vaccination?

Thanks for listening!

Meet Howard Allen from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage

We all love to eat.  Some of us more than others...right? But, far too often we get into a rut eating the same stuff or the stuff we are used to. Today that changes. You'll meet entrepreneur Howard Allan from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. Howard has a great story about going from Chicago to Brooklyn, NY  to work on his trade as a freelance graphic designer. But then an idea set in motion his sausage company with an unusual name (we also break that down).  Enjoy and, yes, Howard can ship you your favorite Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage anywhere in the U.S. Listen in! 

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 2 June 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines. Follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour as we're there day and night sharing not only market reports and business news but also some of our long-form business interviews.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another ransomware attack;
  • Calls to "decentralize" meat production;
  • The $6 million baseball card and more;
  • Walmart to make some changes on Saturday;
  • Amazon and injured workers making the news;
  • Amazon confirms the 2021 Prime Day dates;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And unruly behavior on flights caused this.

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 June 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, if this was your first day back, we hope you had a safe and memorable Memorial Day Holiday. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Texans and Tesla...it's a story;
  • Wages and truck drivers and you;
  • West Virginia governor and $700 million;
  • B.P. back in the U.S...think solar and why;
  • Chip makers cashing in;
  • Unions and Restaurants...a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ride hailing gets more...pricy.

For the interview you'll meet Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.town a two woman company out to help Rural America re-think and refresh. They are here to chat it up about the stories often missed by the media...and how do they know?  They asked folks that live in rural communities across the country.  To listen in, 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.

Survey of Rural Challenges with Deb Brown & Becky McCray

When we saw the press release come through last week the headline pointed to the fact that far too often the media covering rural communities fail to report on what rural folks say are the true challenges they face. And, it's not just opinion. For years Becky McCray and Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town have collected surveys from rural residents and what these folks say are issues often does not match what is being reported. It's a great conversation and it's right here.  One more thing, if you want to know more about population and what makes a place a "micropolitan" or "nanopolitan" community here is that 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 Business News Headlines 21 May 2021

As they say, "We made it to the weekend!"  Well, sort of. It is Friday and the day that Jeff Pitts joins us to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro but first the business news headlines:

  • The Ford F-150 Lightning and 45,000;
  • John Deere is having a record year;
  • That proposed global corporate tax rate...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook was in court today;
  • Market volatility and summer;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pandemic Winners/Losers?

Plus, as we said, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview and Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To listen...just click here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 6 May 2021

Thanks for tuning in again today and remember, you can follow us all day long on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Get ready competition is coming;
  • A new legal issue this time for marketing;
  • The population issue and the economy;
  • The Moderna CEO warns of new variants;
  • Jobs and the Jobs Report - Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do you really, really need a 4 year degree?

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.

 

 

Diversity, Inclusion and Business with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

My guest is a friend of the broadcast. I met Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. several years ago at a seminar for teachers and civic leaders. We sat down for a conversation and it was a hit. Today we'll talk about his work, his books, why diversity should matter for business leaders, Aaron Rogers (no, really) and his effort to build a series of "diversity institutes" in communities across Iowa and elsewhere. Meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. 

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 April 2021

A couple of things rattled investors today and we'll talk about that first. Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. And, stay with us for the interview as we'll introduce you to the Fastline Marketing Group based in Kentucky and doing business nationwide.  Let's go:

  • This rattled investors today;
  • McDonald's customers not...pleased;
  • The hot housing market...too hot?
  • Good news for American farmers today;
  • Trucker J.B. Hunt says business is just fine;
  • Solar stocks bounced up today and why;
  • Folks are freaking out...and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google and the planet...something new.

For the interview you'll meet the president of the Fastline Marketing Group, John Anderson. For those of you in the ag sector the name Fastline has been a steady partner of over forty years for equipment dealers and farmers when it comes to buying and selling. Today John will explain what the new changes are and how they will benefit their customer of today...and tomorrow. To listen, just click here. 

Fastline Marketing Group with John Anderson

Our bet is there is not a farmer or a rancher who does not know the Fastline brand as it's been a successful part of the agricultural equipment world for 43 years. And, as times have changed, so too has this company.  Meet the Fastline Marketing Group offering their current clients new ways to reach the end users. From a totally redesigned website to new digital offerings to a targeted approach to marketing that will see the company thrive for the next forty years.  Meet John Anderson the president of Fastline Marketing Group as we talk about the changes and the direction of this storied company.

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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