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The Business News Headlines 17 March 2022

The economic data and the jobs data today were surprising even in light of what is going on in Ukraine and with oil. Also, stick around because for the interview you're going to learn about the amazing story of Kemin Industries that has grown from a very modest start up to a family owned multi-national. There is so much to unpack and we've done that.  Meanwhile in the news:

  • Unemployment rolls are the smallest in 52 years;
  • Several other economic data points moved the markets;
  • Oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel again;
  • The sad Russian Oligarch who doesn't know how to live;
  • Texas Republicans are mad at Citigroup and why;
  • Amazon now owns a fabled movie studio;
  • And, the company may have to re-hire a fired worker;
  • Starbucks to phase out paper cups;
  • The Minnesota governor wants to give back tax money;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, we know what you're really doing on Tuesday at work.

Those stories and a conversation with global communications director Lauren Burt about Kemin Industries. Over the past sixty-one years this company has grown from very humble beginnings (like in the living room of a modest home) to a multi-national corporation that is still family owned but responsible for global food supplies. You can hear that amazing story...here

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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. 

 

Kemin a Company That Transforms Lives

We're going to take you on a journey that spans sixty-one years and do a deep dive into a family owned company that has become a multi-national giant. Here you'll learn about the very humble beginnings of Kemin Industries as the Nelson Family created (in their modest home) something called, Pig Lure to aid the world of pork production. Now, sixty-one years later, Kemin does business world-wide creating products that support the lives of pets to production animals while always keeping their mission centered on servant leadership. With me is Lauren Burt the global communications director who will help you better understand what the past two years have been like and what the company hopes to bring to the world...tomorrow.

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 4 November 2021

Hey, it's Friday Eve!  Thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Oh, those charging stations;
  • 1.4 billion people is a very attractive market;
  • He was ousted as the CEO of Papa Johns but...
  • You know that name...Meta...uh...there is a problem;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Details of the vaccine mandate;
  • One company has now vaccinated 96% of their workers.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media. She specializes in products for the dog and cat lovers among us. Here we talk about her work in journalism, how she made the switch to PR and what it really takes to be successful in promoting another company and some cat talk. Meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media! To listen to that conversation just click here. 

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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.

Pets and Public Relations with Mary Tan

When you take a product or service to market its always wise to turn to a professional who can help get your business noticed. Far too often entrepreneurs "think" they can handle their own public relations and it usually fails. Our guest today is a former television reporter that made the transition to public relations work...but not just any PR gig.  Mary Tan specializes in products for the dog and cat lovers among us. Here we talk about her work in journalism, how she made the switch to PR and what it really takes to be successful in promoting another company and some cat talk. Meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media!

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 3 November 2021

Early in the day nerves were a bit frayed as investors waited for the Fed to report from its two day meeting.  In the end...Wall Street hit more records.  Also, stick around for the interview with entrepreneur Basel Nassar from Boss Dog Brand...it's a great story about marketing and relationships for this growing pet food and product company based in Washington State.  But, first the news:

  • What moved Wall Street today;
  • Jeff Bezos buys part of an island;
  • Workers and a manager walk out...and what that means;
  • Roku has a problem going into the holiday season;
  • Truckers sitting idle rack up years of "wait time";
  • Thousands of counterfeit items on the Internet;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, is it a "workers economy" as some suggest?

Those stories plus you'll meet Basel Nassar the founder behind Boss Dog and Boss Cat food, treats and gear. You'll learn about how this entrepreneur leveraged his Greek Yogurt business to create Boss Nation Brands. It's a great conversation and you can hear that 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.

Boss Dog/Cat Brand - Pet Food Humans Can Love

It's estimated that this year $109 billion will be spent on...pets. Much of that stunning number comes from how Americans are feeding their dogs and cats. Today you'll meet Basel Nassar the founder behind Boss Dog and Boss Cat food, treats and gear. You'll learn about how this entrepreneur leveraged his Greek Yogurt business to create Boss Nation Brands. From conception to marketing to the health aspect of the food and his relationship with store owners. 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.

The Business News Headlines 26 August 2021

Thanks for coming back.  Today much of the business news was muted due to the attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 12 U.S. service personnel and dozens of Afghan civilians. It continues to be a developing story.  

  • Markets retreat ahead of the Fed meeting;
  • The Taliban tried to get nearly $10 billion but;
  • Tim Cook of Apple has a big payday;
  • They are disappearing from the store and we have a list;
  • There is a consumer change when it comes to clothing;
  • Also a change in home fitness equipment;
  • It is never a good idea to falsely inflate the numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A slight uptick in new jobless claims;
  • It is, you know National Dog Day....

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.

Giving Vaccines Without Needles - Mazen Animal Health

We are all turned on to the issue of vaccines as the world fights off COVID-19. We all know that that vaccine, among others, are administered with a "poke" in the arm. But, what if there were a way to deliver vaccine without the needle.  Meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from a new startup Mazan Animal Health.  And we're not only talking about farm critters but also companion animals...dogs and cats.  We think this is an amazing story and glad to share it with you.

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 April 2021

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines and thanks for being here. On Wall Street the week started out reversing the upward trends we saw last Friday...more on that in just a moment. Here's what we've got today:

  • A fatal crash has investigators checking Tesla;
  • GameStop is back in the news;
  • United Airlines is still losing money;
  • Janet Yellen gets some flack for an appointment;
  • Bitcoin tried to rally today but...
  • The oil story from one year ago;
  • Peloton and the Tread+...is it safe?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic and work from home injuries.

Thanks for listening! 

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