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The Business News Headlines 23 September 2022

It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines welcome back! It was a dismal week on Wall Street as the Dow sunk to it’s lowest level since 2020. Oil is also way off the mark and General Motors investing big…again in electric vehicles. It’s the business news Headlines for Friday the 23rd 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:  

  • The Dow sinks yet again and why;
  • Oil settles lower but gas prices are still high...why?
  • General Motors to invest millions in new EV upgrades;
  • The top 5 housing markets that have cooled the most;
  • The 4-Day Work Week. What the numbers say about it;
  • The Super Bowl has a new halftime sponsor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are happy with their wages. Who might they be?

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 Windsor Heights Fall Festival - Meet Lauren Campbell

We are about to get "hyper-local" on you with a story about a new event happening in our community of Windsor Heights, Iowa. For those of you not familiar with our "village" know that we are situated in the middle of the Greater Des Moines Metro. So, it's like fifteen minutes from everywhere and the home to roughly 5,200 people. Here we talk about the Windsor Heights Fall Festival that takes place in September. Lauren Campbell, who also happens to be a business woman and a city councilor shares what to expect and how to get involved. Plus a shout out to Councilor Susan Skeries yet another of the driving forces behind this event.  Come...see us! 

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 24 June 2022

Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a woman’s constitutional right for an abortion…and then businesses got involved.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 24th day of June…thanks, as always, for being with us. 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:

  • SCOTUS, Roe v. Wade and Business;
  • Child Care...now what?
  • Wall Street soared today;
  • McDonald's is changing their business model;
  • A major U.S. aluminum producer shuts down;
  • Frontier Airlines get sweeter on Spirit Airlines;
  • Apple is ready to bargain with a union store;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will any recession be the end of WFH?

Those stories PLUS for the interview you'll meet young Lucas Haviland who is headed to DePaul University this fall but landed a great summer gig with an international company where he hope to better hone his, already, amazing communication skills. 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 World is Waiting for Lucas Haviland

Over the years we've interviewed thousands of business people, politicians, startup dreamers, media professionals, musicians and actors. Every one is different and every conversation has merit. Here you're about to meet a young man who not only has a ton of talent but a true gift of communication. Lucas Haviland is a recent high school graduate on his way to DePaul University. But before he gets there he won a role as a summer intern at Tero International. Why? We'll let him explain what he is learning and where he hopes to go.  

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 Sparks Fly Upward in Cleveland

Here you will meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. Tickets and more can be found here. It was such a joy to connect with Cathy again...and for good reason.   

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 February 2022

The weekend is upon us. Today the newscast comes from a very cold Mason City, Iowa where the wind is howling and it's three degrees.  Today, along with the business news headlines you'll hear from Jeff Pitts in his last broadcast for us. He's been a rock for nearly six years and we appreciated his loyalty. But he's moving on from his gig with Cityview. You might say this is another example of the Great Resignation and we wish him well. In the news:

  • A mixed bag on Wall Street but...Oil?
  • The Jobs Report was amazing, no...really;
  • One company expects consumers to back off spending;
  • Some big news out of Lowes today;
  • Are the days of Mega-Malls over;
  • Could a union be coming to a Google player;
  • Speaking of unions a do-over vote in Alabama;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, are PIP's bad? No not Gladys Knight.

And here's Jeff with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next 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 - 31 January 2022

The markets opened mixed on this the final day of trading for January but by the closing bell they were well into the green. Thanks for coming back for the business news headlines for this Monday in January.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • The rally continues;
  • Morgan Stanley has manufacturing concerns;
  • Restaurant workers told to pay back unemployment;
  • Lowes making some big changes...think...pets;
  • McDonald's is about to change direction;
  • Domino's Pizza will pay you to skip delivery;
  • Walmart is dating Angi;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Joe Rogan says he is sorry...oh...my!

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 January 2022

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines!  Like we say around here, "Only two more working days until...Monday!"  In the news...the bulls came out to play today and...did they ever.  Let's go!

  • The markets turn green and wow;
  • Could you rethink Crypto:
  • Businesses are bouncing back faster;
  • Consumers, the Economy and something is wrong;
  • Walmart has some big news;
  • The Wall Street Repoort;
  • Wages an "Open Book" in NYC...no, really!

Those stories PLUS you get to hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week.  To listen, just 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.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

When it comes to stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro nobody knows better than Jeff Pitts and Cityview Magazine. Today he's got a list of picks from sports (hockey and basketball) to a great kids play at the Des Moines Playhouse. Some musical acts coming to the Metro and some side banter about a chemistry set back in the 1960's. It's all in fun and it's all right 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 7 January 2022

Hey, welcome back to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines.  Yep...Friday. We'll kick things off with the confusing jobs report and then, a bit later, our hyper local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • Disappointing job numbers;
  • Or...were they?
  • This 91,000 pennies stunt...not a good idea;
  • COVID pills and a "Catch 22" at Walmart;
  • Heard of "retail shrink"? You will today;
  • Where's the beef? In recall mode;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Major businesses cutting paid COVID time off...ouch!

Those stories plus our time with Jeff Pitts. Each week we welcome back Jeff the managing editor for Cityview Magazine for a hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, as always he's got a list.  We start out talking rodeo...with a back story. Move on to the Des Moines Playhouse and Pigeons. Drake men's basketball is on tap this weekend and next week. There is a Chili Cook Off in Windsor Heights on Saturday and it's a benefit. No Sleep Stand Up over at Wooly's on Saturday night. Some great live jazz at one of the finest places in the city Noce! Blues in the warmth of the Botanical Gardens. The Iowa Wolves are in action next week as is Drake women's basketball and the Winter Gymnastics event and Chow's Winter Classic next week as well.  Enjoy! To listen to all of this fun 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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