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The Business News Headlines 7 June 2022

The surprising reality about the price of…gasoline. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 7th of June, thanks for being with us. And, stay with us for a conversation with playwright Cathy Lesser Mansfield who is bringing this historical opera "The Sparks Fly Upward" to Cleveland this week. And, you can be anywhere on the planet and see this great piece of work.  Let's go!

  • What's really behind the cost of gasoline;
  • Where it's headed and when it might come down;
  • 10 cities that will pay you to move there;
  • We're going to whine about wine prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Target has a problem. Too much stuff!

For the interview you'll meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. To listen to our 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. 

 

The Sparks Fly Upward in Cleveland

Here you will meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. Tickets and more can be found here. It was such a joy to connect with Cathy again...and for good reason.   

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 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  To listen to 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. 

The Business News Headlines 2 May 2022

It was enough to make you dizzy as Wall Street rose and fell rose and fell and then...rose again. They use the word volatile to describe days like today.  Here's what we've got and make sure you click through for the special two-part segment on The Business of Kosher.  Let's go:

  • The markets were nuts today;
  • A reference to the economy and 1939;
  • We bet Dollar General is having second thoughts;
  • Another stimulus payment in your future?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix takes the ax to the Royals.

Those stories and a conversation about the "Business of Kosher". What is Kosher? Why does it matter? How does something become Kosher? All of those questions asked and answered by my guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been traveling the state for the Orthodox Union for the past eighteen years helping manufacturers become, well, Kosher.

To Listen to Part One click here.

To Listen to Part Two Click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part One

Over the years I've been asked thousands of times, "What is Kosher and why is it important?" Today you'll hear from a returning guest Rabbi Levi Goldstein who, for eighteen years, has been traveling all across Iowa to visit companies who wish to have their products certified as Kosher through the Orthodox Union.  What does all of this mean, why is it important, how come there are so many Kosher items available and what what is driving demand?  Join us for this in depth conversation about "The Business of Kosher". And, make sure you click through for Part Two. 

Thanks for coming by!

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 of Kosher with Rabbi Goldstein Part Two

Here, in Part Two of our discussion about Kosher we'll talk more about what goes into making sure a product is Kosher, the costs involved and why there are so many products that are certified Kosher. My guest is Rabbi Levi Goldstein who has been working with the Orthodox Union for the past 18 years. This is a topic so many people ask about we hope to help you better understand. This is Part Two!

Thanks for coming by!

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 3 March 2022

While we're not much for numbers this episode of the business news marks the 4,100th such report. You might say we've been doing this for some time.  Today, on this third day of March this is what we've got for you:

  • Retail is experiencing a rush toward unions;
  • Stocks tumbled again today and why;
  • What might you buy if you had the price of a barrel of oil?
  • We think you'll enjoy that piece;
  • This furniture store shutting down all Russian locations;
  • Fewer Americans applying for first time unemployment;
  • A look at the nations economic growth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The cost of a "cheap date" in many cities in the world.

Those stories plus you'll meet Steve Havemann who sits on the National Board of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. A chance meeting allowed this to happen and it's quite the story. Plus, Steve is the grandson of famed speaker and author Joe Batten. That and so much more 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. 

Making a Global Difference - The Society of St. Vincent DePaul

They say that being "in the moment" is important because you never know what opportunity might pop up. That is exactly what happened when I answered an email sent to our city by Steve Havemann from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Several years ago I spoke to a local chamber and met a volunteer of the organization so I was somewhat aware of what they do...but wanted more. Steve is the Executive Director of the Des Moines Society and also sits on the national board so we take a broad view of their work and then talk about his famous grandfather, Joe D. Batten the author of the amazing book "Tough Minded Leadership" and others. Here is a link to those books...and the final one co-written by Steve.  What a great story from all sides and grateful I was paying attention. 

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 September 2021

You've heard of the "Carrot or the Stick" approach right?  Well, it looks like we've run out of carrots and the government as well as corporations are taking the stick approach to getting a vaccination.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yesterday it was anti-vax stuff today it's college;
  • Some new vaccine mandate orders;
  • United Airlines is also getting tough;
  • Taco Bell wants your empty sauce packets;
  • Talking pay and bonuses at Walmart;
  • Corporate spending is up but not on what you might think;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not all cities rank the same when it comes to remote work.

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 26 July 2021

Welcome back to a Monday and the final Monday of July...where did that month go...right?  The business news rolls on and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The shipping crisis gets worse;
  • New home sales tanked in June and why;
  • Your Costco Membership fee is about to go up;
  • Wait! What's NOW in short supply at Costco;
  • Careful what you write for business reviews;
  • Cigarettes to completely go away; 
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More "Work from Home" troubles. Who will win?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Sandi Yoder and Susan Jellinger from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society as they explain why they have been busy gathering the history of the Iowa Jewish Community. It's a whole lot of history coupled with business as they share some interesting stories of what they've learned and why they are doing this project.  To listen, 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.

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