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From Malaysia Meet Alex Ho and Tractor-Line

Technology can be our friend...sometimes. Stay with us on this as you are about to meet Alex Ho the director of sales and marketing for Tractor-Line a company based in Malaysia. The company has been in operation since 1989 and isn't limited to just manufacturing but the entire  process from design to production, machining to engineering, raw materials to finished goods and packaging. 

In addition the company specializes in a host of tractor parts hydraulic to axles, cylinders to buckets. Alex tells us their products are equal or better than some OEM parts. Finally Tractor-Line has the capacity to service global customers and seeking relationships with wholesalers, dealers, parts importers, and brands for OEM collaboration in industries that include construction, forestry, mining and agriculture. As a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) the company is seeking new frontiers for their services. Here is Alex: 

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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 17 September 2021

Glad to be back with you and a shout out to Chap Ramsey who took care of the show yesterday for me.  It's the end of the business week and this is what we've got for you today:

  • The restaurant loses 30% of it's customers...daily;
  • Restaurants are shutting down and why;
  • Some Starbucks workers want a union;
  • Should you tip for takeout?
  • Vaccines, Mandates and United Airlines;
  • New news about booster shots;
  • He stole $30 million for...love;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Adult tantrums are a thing.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  Let's go!

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The Business News Headlines 2 September 2021

Just ahead of my conversation with Steven Wilson about medical cannabis and some things you may have missed we've got the business news headlines and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The FTC, McDonald's and Ice Creme;
  • GM halting more production lines;
  • Ford had a lousy August and why;
  • The August Jobs Number? We've got a guess;
  • Walmart to raise wages...again;
  • Gun sales are up but...there is a but;
  • What again? A toilet paper shortage;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Should you message the hiring manager?

In for the interview it's returning guest Steven Wilson the dispensary manager for MedPharm who sits down to give us the latest and, perhaps, where all of this may go someday.  Learn more about Iowa's Newest Crop...to listen just click here.

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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.

Lessons in Marketing & Advertising with Jeff Greenfield of WideOrbit

We've been doing Insight on Business the News Hour in one form or another for nearly 15 years and while every business interview is, we feel, important...there are some that are critical. This is one of those moments. My guest is Jeff Greenfield the Senior VP, Buy Side at WideOrbit. We are talking advertising and marketing and using the spoken word to get the results you want...and need. Learn about getting leads (upper funnel) and helping consumers make a buying decision (lower funnel). What works? What about digital advertising? How important is it that you "stay in the game"? This should not only be required listening for business people but also media salespeople. Understanding the power radio, television and podcasting have are all linked to a higher rate of return for your advertising/marketing dollar.  (And, if you listen carefully...toward the end you'll hear Yofi our "Studio Dog"...no, really

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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 29 July 2021

Just before we went into the studio we got this bulletin: Israel will roll out a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to older people, citing a drop in protection against severe disease driven by the Delta variant. That didn't hit before the markets closed.  In other news:

  • There are lies and there are LIES;
  • The GDP numbers look pretty good;
  • But the new unemployment numbers;
  • So, you really, really like grilling out;
  • Apple shared some disturbing news;
  • Data says NYC to gain San Fran...not so much;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember those fancy office perks?

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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 27 July 2021

We saw it coming early this morning as Wall Street Futures indicated the markets were set for a loss. But, in the end, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got:

  • The U.S. population could...actually...shrink;
  • What jobs are going unfilled? Just about all of them;
  • Not enough servers and that hurts tips;
  • China, EV's and what's this about;
  • Intel led the markets down and why;
  • Microsoft reported earnings;
  • Apple reported earnings;
  • Alphabet reported earnings and so did Starbucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CDC changes direction on masks.

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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 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"?

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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 15 July 2021

Welcome back to the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 15th of July. A programing note we're headed to Kansas City for a quick assignment but, we'll still be here with those business headlines and more. For today here is what we've got:

  • Amazon is being sued and by the government;
  • A Delta pilot sues...Delta Airlines and why;
  • Fed Chair Powell insists inflation is temporary;
  • The "Typical Millennial" and what they face;
  • GM ships a bunch of trucks but...
  • Commercial fleets, EV's and GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Oh oh...Coca Cola is at it again...1985 revisited?

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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 29 June 2021

We're nearly "outta here" when it comes to June and heads up, from the business world, the new jobs report is due out on Friday morning...but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go Big or Go Home? United Airlines in the news;
  • Meanwhile Alaska Airlines cutting routes;
  • Walmart driving down the price of insulin;
  • Fulfillment center jobs starting at $20.60 an hour;
  • Automakers say some may ditch the mask;
  • GM will leave nobody behind;
  • Let's talk cheap groceries;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another day another report on jobs.

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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 24 June 2021

Thanks for listening. It was a day full of some really positive news coming out of the White House and data on the economy and that boosted Wall Street. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got today:

  • Americans are flooding restaurants but...
  • What automakers are doing with engines;
  • Treasury Secretary Yellin issues a warning;
  • "We've got a deal!" said the president;
  • New jobless numbers are out;
  • Exxon is cutting staff and who;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Was Prime Day a...bust?

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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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