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The Business News Headlines 19 January 2022

The day started out pretty good for the major U.S. indexes but that was not to last. It's the Business News Headlines for Wednesday the 19th day of January and today coming to you from Kansas City, Missouri.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • The Nasdaq entered correction territory;
  • Some retailer want your old stuff and they'll pay;
  • Elon Musk is worried...very worried;
  • Railroads are feeling the pinch and we've got details;
  • President Biden in his first year the ups and downs;
  • United Airlines paints a rosy picture for the future;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, is Peloton spinning out of control?

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 18 January 2022

Welcome back! We took some time off yesterday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday but back today with the business news headlines and a conversation about something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. But, first the news:

  • The 5G rollout got rolled back;
  • Lousy day on Wall Street and why;
  • Trucking and Vaccine Mandates;
  • Kohls department story troubles...again;
  • What? No check out lanes at this grocer?
  • Oil prices on the rise Omicron or not;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bored? Wordle is out...big time.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mitch Henry the founder of something called the Iowa Unity Coalition. What is it and what do they do?  Click here for details.  I can share it has something to do with...politics. To hear this 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 Iowa Unity Coalition with Founder Mitch Henry

Not long ago a group of people in Iowa decided they wanted to form a group that would be non-partisan but would support "diverse and progressive candidates. The Iowa Unity Coalition was born. Here you'll meet Mitch Henry the Chair of the group that is now in some 47 counties and has supported a number of candidates with financial contributions and help win about 70% of the races they support. Who are they and what do they do? Asked and answered 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 - Quick Bites with Admiral Mike Franken

This is Out to Lunch - Quick Bites. Every guest we take out to lunch gets the same three questions: 1) Most impactful book; 2) Most impactful movie and "If you were not doing what you are doing for your job/career what would you love to do?" Three questions in rapid fire and our guest is Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we get warmed up for the big event and his answers may surprise you. Out to Lunch today hosted by our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.  Let's 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.

Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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 for 13 January 2022

It was a busy news day and one that did not favor Wall Street. And, once you finish listening to what we've got for you today make sure you listen to the conversation about Electric Vehicles with the founder and hosts of Roadworthy Drive, Ken Chester. Some amazing facts and predictions await you.  Let's go!

  • Yep, you are pretty much on your own;
  • Stocks sank due to a number of issues;
  • Let's talk chicken and a old/new Popeye's deal;
  • Let's talk non-chicken and KFC;
  • Ford stock was up a bunch today and why;
  • The new unemployment numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The restaurant ended tipping and pays $25 an hour.

Now for the interview:  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. To listen...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 Business News Headlines 11 January 2022

Sure the Central Bank is going to deal with inflation but, said Fed Chair Powell today, "...interest rates should remain at historically low levels". That...was enough to move the markets. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What Fed Chair Powell said;
  • Buy a COVID home test and think insurance;
  • President Biden in support of changing senate rules;
  • The IRS has a problem that will impact you;
  • Bank of America just baited other banks;
  • United Airlines cutting some routes and why;
  • EV maker Rivian misses projections but...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CEO of the biggest bank on vaccinations.

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 22 December 2021

There was plenty of positive business news today as we edge ever closer to the Christmas holiday.  And, a programing note: Because the markets are closed on Friday we'll also be taking a breather BUT...watch out Twitter Feed as we'll be loading up with plenty of great long-form business interviews some several years old but still interesting stories. For today:

  • The FDA did something big today;
  • Walgreens is limiting sales of this product;
  • The answer to the labor shortage? We'll share;
  • One Starbucks item could rake in $3 billion this month;
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren goes after high grocery prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, has the U.S. just shrugged off Omicron?

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 December 2021

It was eighty years ago today when the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Today just a small group of survivors attended a memorial event there. It's a day we will never...forget. In the business news headlines:

  • Congress has a deal to avert a shutdown;
  • Some interesting things about Pearl Harbor Day;
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about Omicron;
  • Some relief in gasoline and natural gas prices;
  • Economists are betting on the Build Back Better program;
  • A few words about the wealth gap is in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The impact of the disappearing office culture.

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 December 2021

It's been a wild week on Wall Street compounded by the new variant and the threat of a government shutdown. Whew... And, because it is Friday stay with us because after the news we're riffing about Bitcoin Machines as well as "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. But...first the news:

  • The jobs report and the unemployment rate;
  • Produce and maple syrup made the news;
  • She asked, "Why are beef prices so high?"
  • Another retail giant to close stores in January;
  • That Bass Pro/Sportsman's Warehouse deal...off;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Don't get rid of that home office...yet.

Those stories plus find out what Jeff's wife thinks about him shelling out $7,000 for a "Bitcoin Machine that spits out money". Sure we also talk about stuff to do in the greater Des Moines Metro but the "Bitcoin Machine" has us going.  You can hear all of that by clicking 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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