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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. 

 

Keeping Iowa First in the Nation - A Discussion

There has been much said about the Iowa Caucuses and should they or should they not remain first in the nation come 2024. Here is a non-political conversation about why Iowa should remain first in the nation coming from four individuals deeply involved in the effort. You'll hear from Scott Brennan from the Democratic National Committee, Joseph Jones from The Harkin Institute, Scott Raecker from the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership the fourth largest chamber in the nation.  We think you'll find this not only informative but also...fun. 

Make sure you move forward for Part Two where Jay Byers offers up ten solid, and often funny, reasons to #KeepIowaFirst. 

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 17 May 2022

There was some solid news today…from the world of retail and…manufacturing and it was welcome. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 17th day of May coming to you from the beaches of Florida.  Thanks everybody for being with us.

  • Welcome news from the Commerce Department;
  • The FBI issues warnings about two retail centers;
  • The President and First Lady visit Buffalo;
  • Investors warned about Truth Social;
  • The erratic behavior of Elon Musk;
  • Netflix lays off more people;
  • Boeing got some bad news from China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Who says investment people are not...fun?

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 28 April 2022

The gross domestic product of the United States contracted by 1.4 in the first quarter of the year. But, there is a but and that story leads us off today. In addition stay with us because today is an International Day of Mourning remembering the workers who died due to illness or injury while on the job. You'll be hearing from Charlie Wishman the President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO about the day and the 71 Iowans remembered at multiple stops across the state.  For the interview you'll been the great talent of John Busbee as we talk marketing and culture...yes, there is a connection. Let's go!

  • The economy shrank but, there is a but;
  • 120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled and why;
  • Disney & DeSantis - We've got new...news;
  • Taking a page out of Costco's playbook;
  • McDonald's leaving Russia but it's very expensive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Charlie Wishman about the Workers Memorial Day.

For the interview you'll meet John Busbee who is a marketer, writer, film producer and the founder of The Culture Buzz. What does marketing and culture have in common?  You can hear that conversation by clicking this 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. 

 

Creativity and Culture with John Busbee

You're about to meet a fellow that has been creating for decades. While his first love is culture and the arts John Busbee has been responsible for national advertising, branding, writing, producing and putting products and services "top of mind" for consumers for a very long time.  He is also the creator of a radio program The Culture Buzz which can be heard each Wednesday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Central on tiny but mighty KFMG Radio. Join us for a fun and informative conversation. Oh, and check this out for his broadcast archives

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 21 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. To listen to that conversation 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. 

Investigate Midwest Acquires Iowa Watch

It's a big deal when it comes to reporting issues important to the world of agriculture and issues that impact the rural Midwest and Nation. Investigate Midwest has acquired IowaWatch and its team, bringing together a combined 25 years of public service journalism to Iowa and the Midwest.  IowaWatch (The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism) will cease operations as a nonprofit and evolve into an expanded Iowa-based newsroom within Investigate Midwest (The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting) under an agreement approved this month by the boards of directors of both nonprofit organizations. Here we talk about what that means with Lyle Muller the former Executive Director of Iowa Watch and Pam Dempsey the Executive Director of Investigate Midwest. And you can help support their work by offering up a donation. To do that...just follow this 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 19 April 2022

The big news today was what happened on Wall Street as investors shook off inflation fears and worries about Ukraine. I'll have those numbers for you in just a bit.  But to start things off here is what we've got for you:

  • API entrepreneurs to get a boost;
  • We've got news about Social Security;
  • Heard about the Great, Great Resignation?
  • Natural gas and oil were off on the day;
  • Wanna make $20 an hour...we'll share where;
  • Mail delivery times to get...cut;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix shares tumble in after hours trading and why;
  • The Whiteness of Abercrombie & Fitch.

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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The Business News Headlines 10 March 2022

The West is still grappling with the unwavering attack on civilian parts of Ukraine by the Russian army. High level negotiations failed to secure safe passage out of besieged Ukrainian cities and it all rocked the world.  That's where things were today and it is in a word. Awful.  There was other news:

  • We have an $8 billion problem with cheats;
  • The markets fell on inflation numbers;
  • The collapse of a cease fire dented everything;
  • A drop in oil prices did little to help Wall Street;
  • A big stock split is coming and you know the company;
  • So if your company leaves Russia we'll just seize it;
  • Will Buzz Feed News ever...grow;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The biggest two words of 2021 were "I quit" why and then what?

And, perhaps part of the answer to retention, based on why workers said they quit, might just be this conversation with Ro Crosbie from Tero International. If people are quitting because they do not feel valued or appreciated how can a company fix that?  She has an answer.  To listen to that re-boot 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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