Insight On Business the News Hour

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 Business News Headlines 13 September 2022

It was one of those days and some of it was not expected.  Key inflation numbers surprised and the markets reacted. Also today, Twitter made the news in two ways….It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 13th day of September, thanks for being with us everybody.  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: 

  • Inflation surprised many and ticked back up;
  • That had an impact on the Markets and oil was up a tad;
  • Twitter whistleblower went before congress...ouch;
  • Meanwhile shareholders voted to move forward with the Musk sale;
  • Chrysler is saying goodbye to yet another model;
  • Starbuck to spend $450 million next year to do...what?
  • Retirees are unlikely to be hit too hard by inflation and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • RTO?  Some media people are not having it.

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

A whistle-blower at Twitter makes some big news today that might impact Elon Musk. The markets…wobbled today and the Lyft driver who showed up on foot…no, really Those stories and more in this edition of the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 23rd day of August, 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:

  • Twitter, Cyber-Security and Elon Musk;
  • The Markets fell again today but slightly;
  • The "Lyft Rickshaw Ride". And the Go Fund Me link;
  • Depressing Data;
  • The Dragons and HBO+;
  • Many say layoffs are coming but there is a...but;
  • Consumer are buying different things says Macy's;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • We are, it seems, hanging up on Zoom.

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 August 2022

Welcome back to a fresh week.  In the hour ahead: The markets tumbled, suppliers have halted shipments to Bed Bath and Beyond…and workers over at Twitter may get just half a bonus…it’s the business news headlines for Monday the 22nd of August, thanks for being with us. 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 Bears came out to play today and why;
  • More bad news from Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • If you get Social Security a big bump is on the way;
  • Meanwhile Twitter employees might see bonuses cut;
  • Folks in China are cutting back but for a different reason;
  • Should you lease a vehicle and then buy it? Some thoughts;
  • Ford is slapped with a $1.7 Billion Dollar judgement and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Eating is getting confusing when it comes to  price.

For the interview you'll hear from Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International as we discuss employee motivation. It's a great thing to start that process but, as Ro suggests, you also need to be mindful of how and what you are doing. It does have an impact on...business. 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 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 11 August 2022

It was a one – two punch of good economic news…we think...but that couldn't hold Wall Street together. Oh and tonight the Chicago Cubs face off against the Cincinnati Reds in Iowa at the Field of Dreams.  Will I be watching?  Yep.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 11th of August, thanks for being with us!  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:

  • Some economic news to chew over;
  • The DOJ and former President Trump;
  • Walgreens needs pharmacists how badly?
  • Happy Holidays - The USPS is raising rates;
  • The Chicago Mayor has words about companies leaving;
  • A fight at at GM plant results in the death of a worker;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen X worries about caring for their aging parents.

For the interview you'll meet Julie Gammack the founder of the Okoboji Writers Retreat. This is an amazing adventure for any creative to attend. Here we talk about who should go, what to expect and how much fun the event offers. In other words we ain't stuffy.  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. 

Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 with Julie Gammack

Last year when my friend, journalist and entrepreneur, Julie Gammack called to invite me to attend the Okoboji Writers Retreat I was happy to say "Yes!". I figured that maybe 50 writers, speakers, creators might show up.  Uhm...I was wrong. Over 120 folks showed up to listen, learn and get motivated to create. Now it's time for the Okoboji Writers Retreat 2.0 and it's a big deal.  Here Julie will explain what to expect and some of the folks who will be attending.  And she leaves us with a tease of something else she is working on.  Listen in and consider joining us in September. Oh and this is NOT a stuffy event...we have a blast!

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. 

Talkin’ Cars - On the Road with Ken Chester

Ken Chester is the founder and host of the nationally known broadcast Roadworthy Drive that deals with all forms of transportation and technology.  Here is a first: We're driving back from an event honoring the 80th Birthday of News/Talk 1540 KXEL (where we are both privileged to be carried) and I asked Ken if we could do the interview as we rolled down the road. Why not?  We're talking about transportation and vehicles and while there may be a law against texting and driving...we couldn't find one about driving and recording. Here is our "mobile conversation": 

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 August 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan and the markets…react.  The White House...too. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the second day of August…thanks for being with us. Also, a 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:

  • That Taiwan Trip;
  • GEICO closes down in California but why?
  • Amazon pulling back warehouses;
  • Tito's Vodka is selling empty cans;
  • That story is a HOOT;
  • Some food news from Taco Bell;
  • Airbnb is thriving because of you;
  • The Boys are Back with Mike Judge;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Everything must go!" Big box retailers.

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. 

Jeff Stein of News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and Birthdays

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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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