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The Business News Headlines 3 March 2022

While we're not much for numbers this episode of the business news marks the 4,100th such report. You might say we've been doing this for some time.  Today, on this third day of March this is what we've got for you:

  • Retail is experiencing a rush toward unions;
  • Stocks tumbled again today and why;
  • What might you buy if you had the price of a barrel of oil?
  • We think you'll enjoy that piece;
  • This furniture store shutting down all Russian locations;
  • Fewer Americans applying for first time unemployment;
  • A look at the nations economic growth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The cost of a "cheap date" in many cities in the world.

Those stories plus you'll meet Steve Havemann who sits on the National Board of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. A chance meeting allowed this to happen and it's quite the story. Plus, Steve is the grandson of famed speaker and author Joe Batten. That and so much more is 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 3 February 2022

Wall Street reversed course today and in a big way. Much of the sell off was in the technology sector and, get this, today Meta (Formally Facebook) lost $252 billion in value. That was the worse wipeout in...history. Here's what we've got for you today and on the Birthday of the IOB Voice, Hunter Pease:

  • Jimmy Johns and a trend;
  • A deeper dive in rising food prices;
  • A tough day on Wall Street;
  • Wait! What? Square burgers from...
  • Amazon Prime announces a price increase;
  • Spotify is getting some serious attention;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What did Malinda French Gates do? We'll tell. 

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 26 January 2022

We thought, at the opening bell on Wall Street that we'd report the results of a rally. But, that was not to be. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said some hawkish things about interest rates and that drove the markets lower on the day.  Let's kick off with that report:

  • Is a rate hike of .25% too much?
  • Now you can worry about counterfeit stamps;
  • Heating bills are heating up and why;
  • Some strange things coming to McDonald's;
  • More oil coming out of reserves;
  • Still workers not ready to head back to the office;
  • N-95 face masks are getting to retailers but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Podcasting is hot and so is the revenue...ask Amazon.

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 of Electric Vehicles with Ken Chester of Roadworthy Drive

Hang on because this is an amazing conversation about electric vehicles and why automakers the world over are pouring billions into everything from battery production to chip production to motors that make internal combustion engines a relic. My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time.

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 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 of Broadcasting with Jeff Stein - Part One

So much has changed over the past decade when it comes to broadcasting. Here Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL sits with us to explain those changes. How audiences habits have been altered and how broadcasters today find ways to reach them. It's a great "insiders look" at how the media, be it print or electronic, has had to find new avenues to get the message out. Enjoy!

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 of Broadcasting in 2022 with Jeff Stein - Part Two

This is Part Two of our conversation with Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL We kick this segment off talking about "translators" and, no, they are not working at the United Nations. This is about an "FM Translator" for an AM radio station. Why would that be necessary. We also talk about the many ways broadcasters need to be able to present their content. The list gets...long in this changing world of broadcasting.

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 Okoboji Writers Retreat - Reflections and Looking Forward

In the summer of 2021 writer, journalist, air personality and business leader, Julie Gammack called me to say she was putting on something called the Okoboji Writers Retreat (OWR).  She asked if I might be interested, we did a segment about what was planned and I ended up going. Here she reflects on what went on, the response, and some highlights and then offers us a peak into OWR-2022.  While her husband, Richard Gilbert, cooked up breakfast Julie and I had a chat: 

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 1September 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and one that has been, traditionally, a lousy month for Wall Street.  We'll share those numbers in just a bit. And, make sure you click through to the interview with Jeff Greenfield. We're talking about some critical information about advertising, marketing and branding...that will impact the bottom line.  But, first the news:

  • That inflation stuff? Think, soup;
  • Did cuts in unemployment benefits drive workers to jobs;
  • The war in Afghanistan had a dollar price tag too;
  • More bad news for Boeing;
  • Your ID on your...phone?
  • Private sector job numbers disappoint;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • ZOOM goofs that cost careers and some tips.

For the interview you'll meet Jeff Greenfield the Senior VP, Buy Side at WideOrbit. We're talking advertising and marketing and using the spoken word to get the results you want...and need. Loads of tips and ideas that will seriously help you and your business. To listen click 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.

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