Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 29 November 2022

We kick things off with a story about consumers, confidence and facts that do not make sense. Then yet another company making demands of their workers...will it work? For the interview you'll meet Daniel and Christine Defenbaugh the founders of the national non-profit the 10-42  Project that travels the country in support of first responders and their families. But, how the project started is truly stunning. 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:

  • This story makes no sense:
  • This company is demanding workers come back;
  • They may be out of luck in the long run;
  • Biden, Unions, Congress and a Rail Strike;
  • Housing prices fell...again;
  • Drug store chains closing stores and cutting hours;
  • Some cool food news but you better hurry;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forced Fun is never...fun it would seem.

For the interview you'll meet Daniel and Christine Defenbaugh from the national non-profit The 10-42 Project and what they do to help first responders cope and heal. And the story about how it came to be is...stunning.  To listen and learn 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 9 November 2022

Yes, it is the day after the Midterms and not everything went according to plan it would seem. Is it safe to say that Twitter is a dumpster fire? There have been some confusing things going on. We told you that credit card rates are rising…but by how much? Also a shocking story from an oil refiner says all you need to know about…greed?  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 9th day of November 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: 

  • Confusion abounds over at Twitter;
  • Credit Card Rates - Through the roof;
  • This refiner is cutting jobs and boosting shareholders;
  • The Meta jobs cut is, in a word, massive;
  • But then what happened to its stock price?
  • The "Red Wave" hit a "Blue Wall" and that is a worry;
  • Netflix has a game we think you'll love;
  • The biggest bakery chain is making major changes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Meta employees are speaking out. We have two examples. 

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 8 November 2022

One thing is for sure, by the end of the day we'll no longer be seeing what has been a raft of negative political ads and no matter where you sit that should be a welcome change.  In the business news headlines we're looking at how the rich and wealthy are throwing lavish parties and drinking $1,000 bottles of wine while most Americans are pinching pennies. Meanwhile how high might grocery prices go?  We have some thoughts. Sure the mid-terms are a big deal but…a report due out on Thursday might be even bigger. It's the Tuesday, November 8th edition of the business news headlines. 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 tale of two very different Americas;
  • New numbers for how high grocery prices might go;
  • The report on Thursday might be the big story of the week;
  • New numbers about the used car market and Carvana;
  • Which state might pass legal pot today? 
  • Facebook layoffs to hit sooner than we thought;
  • Consumers, Credit Cards and Spending;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oil prices fell again;
  • Pay transparency it really isn't.

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 November 2022

Welcome back to a Monday and our business news headlines. Coming up today all of a sudden a recession is not, as they say, a slam dunk. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal said Meta is planning some big layoffs. Also more news about the labor shortage and what that means. Welcome to the Monday edition of the business news headlines for the 7th day of November and 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 biggest investment bank tells us to relax a bit;
  • The story is that Facebook is laying off thousands;
  • Why the labor shortage may mean even more layoffs;
  • We know about older workers but younger folks?
  • Speaking of layoffs look to the housing sector next;
  • Are used car dealers making a killing? Could be;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This school took away smartphones and the result?

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 2022

Yes, it's finally Friday and here is what's going on from our business news desk:MPL_and_IOB95ycp.jpg The weekend we do something...well what doctors tell us we should not do. More cost cutting over at Twitter and now legal issues abound. Oh, and advertisers are bailing out of support for the social media company. It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 4th day of November, 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: 

  • What's wrong with Daylight Savings? Ask the doctors;
  • Elon Musk making employee cuts and legal issues ahead;
  • Oh, yes advertisers are bailing out and we've got a list;
  • The markets and the October Jobs Report;
  • Mortgage rates and your local taxes. Yes, a link;
  • Food executives say they will continue to raise prices;
  • And, they are confident you'll continue to buy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, folks fleeing high costs and moving to small towns.

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 1 November 2022

Welcome to a brand new month!  Coming up in the newscast today we take on the issue of crime. It’s being framed as an election issue…but what are the…facts?  Should there be a tax on excessive oil company profits? Job openings are up…again. It’s the Tuesday, November 1st edition of the business news headlines…thanks everybody 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 GOP is hammering the Democrats on crime but, there is a but;
  • Taxing massive oil profits or...not?
  • In a surprise the number of job openings increased;
  • Oil gained on the day closing at $88.57 a barrel;
  • Retailers want your "extra stuff" and willing to pay;
  • New I-Bonds are out and the rates are not too shabby;
  • Older workers...being "quietly fired"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Wage transparency comes to American Express.

For the interview you'll hear from Steve Haas from the Fright Partners Group. If you ship anything, small to large you need to pay attention to what he has to say.  It's really good stuff.  You can hear that conversation by clicking 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 26 October 2022

Welcome to Mid-Week. One of the last things we need is more disruption in the supply chain but that's what we might get as yet another union rejected the latest agreement with the railroads. And, just in time for Halloween…candy prices are, you guessed it…up.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 26th of October…glad you’re with us again today. 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: 

  • Railroad workers turn back an offer and it's not about money;
  • What's driving consumers to the Chevy Bolt? We'll tell;
  • Consumers spending billions on Halloween;
  • It was a wild day on Wall Street;
  • Looks like Harley-Davidson is...back!
  • Federal dollars for low income families and anti-abortion sites;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Twitter employees headed to the exit ahead of the Musk takeover.

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 21 October 2022

Welcome to Friday...ah the weekend could not be here sooner. Here's what's going on: Work From Home takes a backseat to now…Work When Ever”. Can we ditch 9 to 5? Speaking of work the IRS increases the amount of money you can contribute to your 401k. And the markets roared Friday on a hope and a prayer.  It’s the business news headlines for the 21st day of October…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:  

  • Ditching 9 to 5? A new survey says it's hot;
  • The IRS with even more good news, really;
  • The markets roared on a hope and prayer;
  • Growing concern over the holiday shopping season;
  • Some numbers about credit card interest rates;
  • We'll take a deep dive into pet insurance;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Elon Musk, Twitter, The White House and more.

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 October 2022

It's a Throwback Thursday and if you followed along on our social media channels you got to see, and hear, some stuff that dates back several years.  But, for today: It was an historic day on Wall Street and we’ll share. what made it so astounding. Good news for retirees who will get a massive cost of living increase and mortgage rates hit a 20 year high.  IT’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 13th day of October, 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: 

  • A massive reversal for Wall Street and why;
  • An historic increase in Social Security payments;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing again will they go higher?
  • IKEA is celebrating. Hey, at least somebody is;
  • A massive grocery store merger?
  • Taco Bell takes on a classic "comfort food";
  • Nike has too much inventory so...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the serious drop in ACT scores.

Those stories and we go "Out to Lunch" with John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa.  We kick off our conversation with "Quick Bites" three questions each of our guests get and you can hear that...here.  Then we get into an amazing conversation about a host of issues impacting Iowa and consumers. Everything from soils to water to population losses, to alternative crops, how to get more farmers into farming and more.  He also talks about the Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Even if you don't live on a farm or in Rural Iowa this is a powerful conversation about new ideas and direction. You can hear that conversation 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. 

 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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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