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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 7 February 2022

Two words would describe what went on with the stock market today: "Sluggish" and "Choppy" come to mind. That story and more plus click through for a conversation about young people, voting and a place called Tapestry Farms. Our guest from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa is Adyson McKinney.  But first:

  • Choppy and Sluggish;
  • A Vegas icon sold;
  • Talking taxes and the expense we all go through;
  • Facing a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers you would think...
  • Super Bowl Ads - What might we expect;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Amazon just doubled some salary levels...no, really!

Those stories and you'll meet Adyson McKinney who will be talking up voting, education, and giving to an interesting non-profit. To listen in, 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 18 November 2021

Yes, it is...Friday Eve and welcome to the business news headlines for Thursday the 18th day of November.  And, stick around for the interview with author Rachelle Chase about the once equality centered town of Buxton, Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • U.S. Consumers seem...resilient;
  • Unemployment numbers fall again;
  • Could the "chip troubles" be over soon?
  • President Biden's approval numbers sink;
  • KFC has some bad numbers too;
  • Another job walk out and why;
  • UAW workers end their strike against Deere;
  • CVS Pharmacy closing stores and why;
  • Will there be a "Fed Chair Shuffle"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Apple adjusts, again, the return to the office.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written the remarkable books about Buxton, Iowa...called the "Black Utopia" To hear that conversation 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.

 

Living in Harmony - Meet Author Rachelle Chase

This is both a story about history and also hope. Here you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written two books about the racially diverse community of Buxton, Iowa. A community that was started by "Corporate America" yet the citizens, both black and white, lived in harmony. The amazing thing is Buxton dates back to 1900 in a time when discrimination and inequality were the order of the day. You'll also learn more about her non-profit Uniting Through History. Meet Rachelle and her 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.

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2021

With the economic data we got this morning it should have been a down day on Wall Street...should have been.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • U.S. GDP growth shrinks to 2%;
  • Consumer spending cooled;
  • But, fewer Americans filed for unemployment;
  • The Billionaire Tax. How much might Musk and Bezos pay;
  • Is the pandemic buying boom gone? Ask Amazon;
  • But you DO love your coffee. Ask Starbucks;
  • A white worker awarded $10 million - discrimination;
  • Universal Orlando surprises everybody;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's in a name? Ask Mark Zuckerberg.

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 September 2021

Welcome back to a new business week and we've got some of the top business news headlines of the day along with a peek at what happened on Wall Street. Here's what we've got:

  • That "Religious Exemption" thing;
  • U.S. inflation. What's behind it?
  • Better ramp up your holiday spending & why;
  • New tax rates are proposed;
  • How about a taco a day...yeah!
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Private business failing at...diversity/

Thanks for being here!

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 10 September 2021

Today a slightly different Friday Edition of the business news headlines. Sure we've got the news but then two conversations. In the first you'll hear about some critical information dealing with small businesses and the Small Business Administration. My guest is Veronica Pugin the Senior Advisor to the Office of Capital Access...think money. Then, as is always the case, Jeff Pitts is in from Cityview with "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...but, first the news:

  • The Biden Vaccine Mandate and...business;
  • A new CDC vaccine study is out and it's important;
  • Mississippi farm workers sue their employer and why;
  • Pregnant and working at Amazon;
  • You would think Wells Fargo would...learn;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Say it ain't so: Facebook and Ray-Ban.

Then click through for this important conversation for small business owners/managers. My guest is Veronica Pugin and we're talking about a small business virtual seminar and new changes that will make it easier for small businesses to access much needed capital. To listen in, click here.

Then we're having some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview and "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines Metro...yes, it is...Friday.  To listen to that riff click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 11 August 2021

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio where we produced the news headlines today. The reason? No internet at our studio. The crew here in West Des Moines, Iowa came to the rescue.  Thanks!  In the news:

  • The "Word of the Day is...Moderate;
  • So angry they are ditching Prime;
  • Big news about Kentucky and...Amazon;
  • Some new headlines about vaccinations;
  • A BIG Social Security COLA could be coming;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What? Even bias about working from home?

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 August 2021

Welcome back to another busy work week and the business news headlines for today. Here's what we've got for you this afternoon:

  • Paying a living wage is good for...babies;
  • More workers are quitting and HR is worried;
  • McDonald's to answer to Italian authorities;
  • Starbucks is being sued by a former manager;
  • Bitcoin is surging in value...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Back to the Office 2.0?

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 12 July 2021

Welcome back to a new set of downs...so to speak. It's a Monday and we've got some of the top business news headlines for you to digest. It's what we do...each weekday. Let's go!

  • One, Two, Three records today;
  • He lifts off into space but the stock sinks;
  • Meanwhile this billionaire was in court and why;
  • Get ready to shell out more for ESPN+;
  • White Farmers vs. Black Farmers...it's a story;
  • Warren Buffett abandons a gas pipeline deal and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • We ain't out of the woods yet...new COVID19 numbers.

Also with us for the interview is Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International and we're talking about making mistakes.  Sure we've all made them but...what we do after realizing our mistake has a huge impact on your ability to lead. That and a new offering from Tero 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.

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