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The Business News Headlines 30 November 2022

It is the final day of November 2022 and the markets finished strong. That story and more are just ahead and thanks much 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 HR Department at Twitter has been busy;
  • Fed Chair Powell on the future of rate hikes;
  • What? The GDP in the US....up and by a bunch?
  • The Four-Day Workweek study is complete;
  • CNN starts laying off staff as advertising revenue declines;
  • Word to the wise: Now is NOT the time to cut marketing;
  • Grocery merger under the microscope;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and Job Cuts and Quits...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 November 2022

The five-day workweek is so...2015! Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines, we're glad you are with us again today and we hope you had a great Thanksgiving Weekend! 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:

  • That five-day workweek?  Good luck;
  • Some history about how it came to be;
  • Oil tanked again today and why;
  • WOW, online Black Friday sales;
  • A boycott against this home improvement chain?
  • Why pay workers more when you can do it?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix posts a movie screen winner.

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 25 November 2022

After taking yesterday off it was a bit of a struggle to get back in the flow. Welcome to the Friday, November 25 edition of the business news headlines. Glad you are with us again today. Much to get to...so let's get started.  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:

  • Black Friday is...struggling and why;
  • Here we go again: Twitter Verified;
  • The holiday movie scene ain't what it was;
  • The IRS to add 87,000 agents and what that means;
  • McDonald's has launched a big meat deal;
  • But it's in the U.K.;
  • Is this fast food chain running a scam?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Paid Time Off: Hard to come by for many.

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 November 2022

It is a holiday shortened week for us...we actually get to take Thursday off. Oh, what we might do!  Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines. Glad that you are 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:

  • That railroad strike? Getting closer?
  • Retailers warn things will get rough;
  • Silicon Valley is laying off workers but...
  • Interest rates, tech and more with Paul Krugman;
  • What is going on with oil prices? We have an answer;
  • The story on the latest "Golden Parachute";
  • Mortgage rates fall;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon losing its customer service niche.

For the interview you'll meet Robert Palmer. On December 7, 2022, the first annual National Civility Summit for Local Governments will be held virtually beginning at 10 a.m. A partnership between the National League of Cities, the Iowa League of Cities, and The Center for Public Democracy at Drake University. To listen to that interview click here and yes, it is important. 

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. 

National Civility Summit with Robert Palmer

On December 7, 2022, the first annual National Civility Summit for Local Governments will be held virtually beginning at 10 a.m. A partnership between the National League of Cities, the Iowa League of Cities, and The Center for Public Democracy at Drake University, this important event will focus on providing local governments and the officials that lead them with the tools and best practices they need to facilitate and provide engaged and participatory government. In addition interested parties who are not local government officials may also register. Here you will meet Robert Palmer from the Iowa League of Cities and here, again, is the link where you can register.

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. 

Joshua V. Barr - Raising The Bar on Equality

Today, for the interview, you'll meet entrepreneur Joshua V. Barr who left his paid job to start a new company, Raising the Barr. What is that all about?  We’ll talk about what diversity really means for businesses, individuals and communities. The divisive nature of our society and what he thinks might be the answer that will heal our divisions. Joshua V. Barr for the interview. 

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 2 November 2022

Midweek and here are the business news headlines from today: The Fed boostsMPL_and_IOB95ycp.jpg interest rates and Wall Street has a fit...did it ever.  Spotify and Apple are fighting it out and it's in the media. This is the business news headlines for Wednesday the 2nd 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: 

  • The Fed, Wall Street and Interest Rates;
  • Spotify vs. Apple it's a mess and not ideal;
  • $10 billion from two drugstore giants;
  • Would you pay a company to work there?
  • Vice President Harris announces home heating relief;
  • The headline: Walmart Crushes Amazon....can that be right?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Payrolls and Wages are up...for some...down for others.

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 31 October 2022

And a Happy Halloween to you and yours.  Here in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro many communities do "Beggar's Night" the evening before Halloween because in 1938 some folks got out of hand and tipped over outhouses. Not making that up.  What's in the news? That Verified Blue Check on Twitter…worth $240 a year? The Dow has its biggest monthly gain since 1976 and Elon Musk and a conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi….  And, it’s just the beginning.  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: 

  • We're not sure charging for verification is a good thing;
  • The Dow and 1976;
  • Musk, Pelosi and Conspiracy Theories;
  • The USPS has a strange warning out;
  • A deeper dive into interest rates and the Fed;
  • Some big names see a slowdown in consumer spending;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The SCOTUS about to hear a massive case about the Internet.

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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