Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 19 July 2021

Welcome to Monday and we're grateful to be back in the studio following several days based in Kansas City. A reminder that you can follow along on Twitter. You can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go...

  • The worst day since October of last year;
  • The vehicles you love and those you hate;
  • Walmart ordered to pay up...like $125 million and why;
  • Was anti-virus guru McAfee broke when he died:
  • More news about GM and EV's...think trucks;
  • Nike is in a bind and we'll share why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Gorilla 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.

 

The Business News Headlines 23 June 2021

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Hey, know that you can reach us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • New home sales fell again in May and why;
  • Might Amazon run out of...workers;
  • Those fast-food meal deals...say goodbye;
  • Anti-Virus creator John McAfee...dead;
  • Warren Buffett steps down from the Gates Foundation;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Zoom Fatigue...so what causes it? Some thoughts.

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 May 2021

Welcome back to our daily look at the business news headlines. BTW, if you wish to follow us on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Consumer Confidence? Steady;
  • The number of available jobs;
  • COVID19 and hotspot nations;
  • Trouble for Google in...Germany;
  • Elon Musk and the truth;
  • GM changes direction;
  • The price of corn made the news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The story behind a lack of drivers.

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 20 May 2021

Welcome back to the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines, grateful that you've come back.  Today in the world of business:

  • The Vaccine and the Lottery...ask Ohio;
  • Looks like the F-150 Lightening is a hit;
  • Weekly new jobless claims hit today;
  • The global corporate tax rate in the news;
  • Oatly had quite the day...think oatmilk;
  • Tech stocks rebounded and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Homebuilders hit a wall, times two.

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 19 May 2021

Already Mid-Week!  Welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 19th of May. And, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour as we post all day long about the business news.  Coming at you today:

  • Houston we have a problem...chips;
  • Ford announces production slowdowns;
  • Another department store crushes sales;
  • Just 20 companies are responsible for plastic waste;
  • The crazy world of lumber prices;
  • Restaurants and wages. It's a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hotels, Workers, Travelers and...Wages.

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 May 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll have those numbers for you in a bit. For the interview today I'll be visiting with Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO about a host of issues impacting the working families in the U.S. plus the status of what is called the PRO Act working its way through Congress. But first the news:

  • Another cryptocurrency story with Elon Musk;
  • It's getting ugly - The Bill & Melinda split;
  • No more investments in...oil makes the news;
  • A leaked memo about Walmart is shocking;
  • Bitcoin traders betting on another fall in price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The apocalypse that didn't happen. 

Those stories plus a conversation with Charlie Wishman about working families, wages, union activity and the PRO Act. He also shares some surprising information about how more Americans are finding hope in union activity...something new in the face of uncertainty. To hear that, click here

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 23 April 2021

The fear of higher capital gains was put in the rearview mirror today as investors came back to the buy.  A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter all day and night @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go!

  • GM, Unions & Mexico...it's a story;
  • Bitcoin continues to tumble;
  • How do folks get a credit score of 800+?
  • A big change coming to Walmart and why;
  • Prices are going up and we've got the top 5;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Work from home and productivity.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of items.  We'll talk mushroom hunting, Nuns, art, entertainment, hockey the Drake Relays and a bunch more.  Click here to listen to Friday Fun! 

 

 

The Business News Headlines 22 April 2021

A couple of things rattled investors today and we'll talk about that first. Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. And, stay with us for the interview as we'll introduce you to the Fastline Marketing Group based in Kentucky and doing business nationwide.  Let's go:

  • This rattled investors today;
  • McDonald's customers not...pleased;
  • The hot housing market...too hot?
  • Good news for American farmers today;
  • Trucker J.B. Hunt says business is just fine;
  • Solar stocks bounced up today and why;
  • Folks are freaking out...and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google and the planet...something new.

For the interview you'll meet the president of the Fastline Marketing Group, John Anderson. For those of you in the ag sector the name Fastline has been a steady partner of over forty years for equipment dealers and farmers when it comes to buying and selling. Today John will explain what the new changes are and how they will benefit their customer of today...and tomorrow. To listen, just click here. 

The Business News Headlines 19 April 2021

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines and thanks for being here. On Wall Street the week started out reversing the upward trends we saw last Friday...more on that in just a moment. Here's what we've got today:

  • A fatal crash has investigators checking Tesla;
  • GameStop is back in the news;
  • United Airlines is still losing money;
  • Janet Yellen gets some flack for an appointment;
  • Bitcoin tried to rally today but...
  • The oil story from one year ago;
  • Peloton and the Tread+...is it safe?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The pandemic and work from home injuries.

Thanks for listening! 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

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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