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The Business News Headlines 31 March 2022

It is the final day of March and it was a first quarter bust for the stock market as inflationary pressures, the war in Ukraine and renewed concerns regarding the next COVID variant took its toll. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Biden urges oil companies to produce more oil;
  • Or pay a fee for idle oil wells;
  • The price of oil fell today by over $7 a barrel;
  • Ford and GM to halt production at two plants;
  • If gas prices continue to go up what will American's do?
  • The Russian Ruble is up in value. How is that possible?
  • Amazon and unions back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Age, diversity and corporate profit...it's a match.

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. 

 

EntreFEST 2022 with Jill and Jourdan

Got a business idea? Own a thriving business but want to make some changes? Are you an early startup looking for funding? Want to connect with professionals who have answers to so many of your questions? Good news...EntreFEST is the place to be this June in Iowa City, Iowa. Here to talk about it is Jill Watkins COO for NewBOco and Jourdan McChesney the EntreFEST Event Coordinator. We'll be talking about what you can expect to happen during the two days starting on June 9th and running through the 10th. If you've never gone you will be blown away by how professional this event is and even more excited once they release the names of the headlines. I'm honored to be back this year and if you want 20% off your ticket fee just the promo-code LIBBIE.  Let's go!

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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. 

 

The Black & Brown Business Summit

The Black & Brown Business Summit is happening April 20 & 21. This is an opportunity for established businesses and startups to learn wealth building techniques, social media skills, real estate, quitting a job to move on and so much more. Here I sit down with Terrence Thames a co-organizer of the event. I promise that you'll learn much about not only the summit but also the barriers so many folks run into as they deal with systematic bias. To register for this ground-breaking event just follow this link to the West Des Moines Chamber and remember while an Iowa Chamber is sponsoring this...it truly is a global effort.

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 March 2022

The end of another work week for many of you and we've got lots of amazing stories for you today.  And, make sure you click ahead for the conversation with Kylie Gottschalk a new hire at Tero International. We call this segment "Bust to Trust" and it touches on the importance of being tuned in when doing a job interview.  Here's what we've got for the news:

  • A wild day on Wall Street and why;
  • High gas prices...the fault of President Biden?
  • A restaurant owner says high gas prices are good because...
  • They can cut wages for their employees.
  • Fast food and "forever chemicals" in packaging;
  • GM is shutting down an assembly line in Indiana;
  • The MSRP on vehicles used to be the starting point...
  • Not any more as vehicles become more pricy and why.
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Oscars air on Sunday...will anybody watch?

Those stories plus a conversation that is important for recruiters to hear. Kylie Gottschalk was fired from her remote job with no warning after working for just a couple of months. It was devastating for this professional educator. But then during an interview she got a major surprise. We call this segment, "Bust to Trust" and you can hear 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. 

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

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 March 2022

Welcome back to Insight on Business and the business news headlines for Friday the 11th of March.  And, yes the war in Ukraine continues to dominate the news cycle and worries on Wall Street.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The White House issued new sanctions;
  • High fuel prices have oil producers worried;
  • Tesla has some bad news for consumers;
  • A number of Chinese companies face delisting;
  • A beauty brand is hoping to jump start sales;
  • This bank got caught shredding documents;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Consumers and Inflation some numbers.

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 23 February 2022

More sanctions and more trouble for Wall Street. But, an interesting note from Bank of America about the S&P 500 that we lead off with on this the 23rd day of February. Thanks for coming by and here's what we've got:

  • The S&P 500, Tech Stocks and Russia;
  • Rats!;
  • The USPS has some new things coming;
  • Does 10K steps really make a difference?
  • Once there were 2,000 plus Kmart stores...today;
  • Target has you figured out and we'll share what's going on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Will more money stop the Great Resignation?

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 February 2022

It's really about economics. The failed and flawed dream of resurrecting the Soviet Union, which in itself failed, is a significant danger to the world economy and our first story bears this out.  Here's what we've got for you on this 22nd day of February:

  • Winners, Losers and Russia;
  • The price of gold is up again;
  • AT&T shuts down 3G and what that means;
  • DIY project soar and Home Depot says, thank you;
  • Move over electric here comes hydrogen;
  • A new COVID update;
  • The National Guard back in D.C.?
  • Tesla hit with another racial lawsuit;
  • Labor troubles in Ohio;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tech jobs head east and where? We'll share.

Speaking of technology this is an amazing conversation about the Farmers Business Network (FBN) that is, sort of the "Amazon of Agriculture".  My guest is one of the founders of FBN, Charles Barron.  You're going to learn much in this fascinating interview.  To listen, 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 21 February 2022

As we got ready to deliver the business news headlines we got a report that Russian President Putin has ordered troops into separatist regions of Ukraine once again ratcheting up tensions there. Perhaps its a good thing the markets are closed today.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • In December Russia imported lots of...cash;
  • Yes there will be a rate hike but by how much;
  • Starbucks fires a worker who helped start a union;
  • More Starbucks locations are moving toward unionization;
  • Could Apple be...next;
  • McDonald's, Pigs and a Billionaire...in the news;
  • We've got a "Burning Ship" update;
  • Some surprising news out of Harley-Davidson;
  • And, finally sleeping like it's 1802 is...vintage.

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 17 February 2022

We kick things off today with one eye in Europe and the other eye on Wall Street. The bottom line all of this geopolitical mess is not good for...business. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 17th day of February, thanks for being with us again.

  • Russia not good for business;
  • Walmart getting rid of something and it's about time;
  • Retailer asking for your phone number and why;
  • Amazon prices are up for new members and soon others;
  • Banks continue to close in-store locations and why;
  • Burger King slashing its menu while raising prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and a "peeping" story.

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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