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The Business News Headlines 16 July 2021

It's the end of yet another work-week (at least for some...right?) and what a Friday it's turned out to be. One would think with some great retail sales numbers Wall Street would have had a party. One would...think. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nobody seems to be buying "temporary";
  • A deeper dive into the Consumer Confidence numbers;
  • it's a "used car frenzy";
  • American Airlines is betting you want to travel;
  • This company wants to hire 50,000 workers in 60 days;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget semiconductors we've got another chip issue!

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we get our "Friday Fun Face" on and talk about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next. To enjoy that, 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 & More 9 July 2021

A quick reminder that you can follow us all day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today, the end of the work-week for many we've got a bunch of news and we'll kick things off with a boost to the middle class:

  • President Biden announces sweeping reforms;
  • Wells Fargo shuts down personal lines of credit;
  • The My Pillow Guy gets a court decision;
  • GM is recalling more trucks and why;
  • Just in: Biden fires the head of the Social Security Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So many jobs so few workers and why.

Plus, because it is Friday, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro from the files at Cityview Magazine. To listen in...just click here.

 

The Business News Headlines 2 July 2021

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and, for a little hyper-local action, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But, firs the news:

  • This can't be good: Lordstown Motors and the DOJ;
  • GM turns heads with a lithium investment;
  • Oil and OPEC+ made the news;
  • Indiana and the U.S. Secretary of Labor;
  • Troubles at IBM;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Celebrating 850,000 jobs;
  • Too much PTO what will employers do?

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. To hear that, just click here.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Just ahead of a long holiday weekend it's Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine with our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. We've got cars, fireworks, parades, plays, sports, opera and more plus the side-banter can be fun. Even if you don't live close you'll get a taste of the Des Moines Metro 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 1 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup 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.

 

 

Roger Sanders the Two Lane Rambler

You never know where you'll find an interesting story. A couple of weeks ago we got an email from an old friend, Roger Sanders, asking if we might take a look at his new adventure and business. Two Lane Rambler is all about "Discovering Rural America" as this former newspaper and magazine writer travels the back roads and helps you discover hidden treasurers tucked away in small towns and villages. We think it's a neat idea and pleased to share it with you. Enjoy...

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we roll in with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine to share with us "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Now, even if you're not from here you can get a "flavor" of stuff we...well, do. Also a bit of technical issues that I decided to keep in the newscast...just for fun.  Today Jeff is taking about:

  • The Love Offering;
  • Rendezvous on the River;
  • It's Capital City Pride Month;
  • Raccoon River Days in Van Meter;
  • The Clive Chamber;
  • Farmers Market;
  • Free Fishing Weekend;
  • "Learn At The Landfill";
  • Drive in at Jordan Creek;
  • Yo-yos;
  • Cajun Fest at Captain Roy's 
  • "Welcome to the Dark Slide";
  • The Garden Art Show;
  • The 41st Annual Ford and Mustang Show;
  • And, the Iowa Cubs play.

Whew....

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.

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's the weekend and that means that we'll get to spend some time with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we talk up "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  Have some fun already!  You've earned it.  On tap today:

  • The Dew Tour is a deal;
  • The I-Cubs are playing ball;
  • A new farmers market in Cumming;
  • The Downtown Farmer's Market;
  • The Barnstormers vs. Duke City (who?);
  • Wine, Music and More in Winterset;
  • The Johnston Farmers Market;
  • Smash Park Trivia;
  • Teehee's Comedy Club;
  • The Valley Junction Farmers Market.

Go already! 

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 14 May 2021

The end of another business week and Wall Street had a day...but not enough to make it a positive week. Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to go hyper-local on you and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, the news:

  • The CDC and masks;
  • A union rips the CDC and fears for their workers;
  • Disney stock continues to fall but not Netflix;
  • In a surprise DoorDash does well;
  • GM and more EV news;
  • The oldest car company in the U.S. is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The troubling retail sales numbers.

As promised here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his list of Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...and, in one case, beyond. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday we spend some time with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and go "hyper-local" talking about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. As usual Jeff does not disappoint.  On tap today:

  • Mother's Day (do NOT forget);
  • The Iowa Cubs;
  • The Iowa Wild (two games!);
  • The Pella Adventure;
  • Farmer's Market Talk;
  • At Wooly's it's George Ducas!
  • The Race Against Hunger in Norwalk;
  • The Renaissance Fair at Sleepy Hollow;
  • How many miles of bike trails?
  • TED Talks coming to DSM;
  • The AVID Speaker Series;
  • What is going on at Smash Park?

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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