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The Business News Headlines 13 October 2022

It's a Throwback Thursday and if you followed along on our social media channels you got to see, and hear, some stuff that dates back several years.  But, for today: It was an historic day on Wall Street and we’ll share. what made it so astounding. Good news for retirees who will get a massive cost of living increase and mortgage rates hit a 20 year high.  IT’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 13th day of October, thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • A massive reversal for Wall Street and why;
  • An historic increase in Social Security payments;
  • Mortgage rates are climbing again will they go higher?
  • IKEA is celebrating. Hey, at least somebody is;
  • A massive grocery store merger?
  • Taco Bell takes on a classic "comfort food";
  • Nike has too much inventory so...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the serious drop in ACT scores.

Those stories and we go "Out to Lunch" with John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa.  We kick off our conversation with "Quick Bites" three questions each of our guests get and you can hear that...here.  Then we get into an amazing conversation about a host of issues impacting Iowa and consumers. Everything from soils to water to population losses, to alternative crops, how to get more farmers into farming and more.  He also talks about the Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Even if you don't live on a farm or in Rural Iowa this is a powerful conversation about new ideas and direction. You can hear that conversation 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. 

 

Out to Lunch with John Norwood for Secretary of Agriculture

We love taking thought leaders "Out to Lunch" and talk about the issues that impact millions.  Today our lunch guest is John Norwood who is running to become the next Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Here we take a deep dive into one of the biggest businesses in the Hawkeye State...farming.  We'll talk about current farming practices, soil, water, population troubles in rural counties, how to save the family farm, alternative crops that matter, how to get more farmers into the business and his idea of an Iowa Farm Bill that wraps so much of this together. Some stunning ideas from John Norwood.  Take a listen! 

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 September 2022

And, welcome to Tuesday everybody!  In the news, Walmart and Target are working together and it has to do with credit cards. The markets fell today and in another credit card story GOP attorneys general are threatening major credit card companies and it has to do with gun sales.  It’s the Tuesday September 20th edition of Insight on Business News Headlines grateful you are with us again today. Remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Those "obscene" credit card fees;
  • The markets fell again and so too did oil;
  • GOP attorneys general threaten credit card companies and why;
  • A restaurant to sue a customer over a $,3000 tip;
  • A lackluster harvest could spell more food troubles;
  • More union news out of the retail sector;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoff news in the news.

Those stories plus we go OUT TO LUNCH with Diedre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for governor in the State of Iowa. We kick it off with "Quick Bites" three questions every guest gets and then dig into who Diedre is, what she stands for and her ideas about Iowa. It's quite a story and to listen to that conversation, over lunch, just click this link.

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. 

Out to Lunch with Deidre DeJear!

Welcome to a special edition of Insight on Business the News Hour. Here you'll meet Deidre DeJear the Democratic Candidate for Governor of Iowa. We recently went "Out to Lunch" with Deidre at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub+ Patio in West Des Moines. We kick off each of our "Out to Lunch" events asking our guest the same three questions...we call that portion "Quick Bites" and then move into our interview. You're about to learn some surprising things about Mrs. DeJear from her background, her service to others, her thoughts about a whole host of business and political issues. Strap in...and meet Deidre DeJear.

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 April 2022

Welcome to the business news headlines and make sure you click through for a conversation about the acquisition of Iowa Watch by the Midwest Center for Investitive Reporting and what that means for the two non-profits.  My guests are Lyle Muller and Pam Dempsey.  But, first the news:

  • Higher Interest Rates;
  • Netflix and Password Sharing;
  • Debt Collection of Debt...not owed;
  • Amazon taking on UPS and FedEx;
  • That KitKat Bar...gonna cost you more;
  • The company lost money but the stock goes up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • That didn't take long as CNN+ bites the dust.

For the interview you'll meet returning guest Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch which was just acquired by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting or Investigate Midwest. The Executive Director of the news agency is Pam Dempsey who joins us on this call. To listen to that conversation click here.

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. 

Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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 4 October 2021

From social media outages to a whistleblower from Facebook on 60 Minutes...it's been quite the day kicking off the first full week of October. A reminder to click ahead for the interview with Lyle Muller from Iowa Watch as we talk about business and small communities and the struggle to stay...vital.  In the news:

  • Stocks took a drubbing today and why;
  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down. Why?
  • A busy data week ahead;
  • The Biden Administration and high meat prices;
  • Pharmacy retailers in court...think opioids;
  • Captain Kirk is really headed for space;
  • Oil prices rise and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Going back to the office is so...2019."

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Lyle Muller from The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism about how small towns are struggling to stay vital. What businesses work in some and fail in others. It's a stunning report and 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.

Staying Vital in Small Town Iowa

It's a return visit from Lyle Muller of Iowa Watch - The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. Today we're talking about the 1118 incorporated and unincorporated communities in Iowa and the success/failure of business, population growth and quality of life. How some small communities are doing when it comes to all manner of business issues. We'll also talk about broadband and how some towns have been able to go it alone. It's a fascinating conversation that is not unique to Iowa.  Here is that article and here is our conversation. 

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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