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The Business News Headlines 17 December 2021

It was another rough day on Wall Street and we'll share that story and click ahead for Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. But, first the news:

  • Stocks fell again today and why;
  • No more "cooking with gas" in NYC;
  • The "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" may be ending;
  • Oregon grocery store chains to replace striking workers;
  • Episodes of The Apprentice and legal issues in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The December we didn't want to...remember.

Those stories and Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. We've got ballet, music, light shows the East Village event and so much more.  Click here to 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 2 December 2021

Oh, what a difference a day makes.  Investors took to the buying mode today even as yet another case of the Omicron variant was found in Minnesota. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets surge for two reasons;
  • Some oil pricing news;
  • Hey, Minnesota you get the FIRST;
  • A new survey studies the labor shortage;
  • More diversity is happening...at least in movies;
  • The Tesla move to Texas is done...well, sort of;
  • CEO's moaning about high costs...but not record profits;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Square is now Block...go figure.

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 30 November 2021

It is the final day of November and once again we saw a sell off on Wall Street. We'll detail that and more plus today a story about loans that come with zero fees and no interest and are created for entrepreneurs. Today you'll meet Kaitlin Byers from Kiva...but first the news:

  • Panic selling on Wall Street and why;
  • Apple stock surges;
  • Some good news about energy today;
  • Surplus products, we've got a list;
  • Data on why people are quitting their jobs;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The Google "motto" goes to court.

And today, if you are an entrepreneur you know how difficult it is to get funding. What if we told you there is a way for your to get up to $15,000 with no fees and at zero interest?  It's true and with us to explain it all is Kaitlin Byers from Kiva.  To listen to this interesting funding program click here.

That's a wrap and 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 26 November 2021

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the stock market had its worst day since October of 2020 as a new COVID variant roiled the markets.  And, because it's Friday, make sure you click through for Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • The markets react to more COVID news;
  • Pfizer stock surges and why;
  • Fast food restaurants getting rid of dining rooms;
  • The FBI weighs in on scams;
  • Oil prices took a beating today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some Black Friday surprises.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview. To hear us talking about cool stuff to do just click here and thanks for listening!

 

The Business News Headlines 22 November 2021

It is the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and it is also the 58th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. How many of us remember that awful day. In the business news headlines:

  • What was up suddenly turned down;
  • Oil futures go up and we'll share why;
  • Musk and Boebart agree on this point;
  • Will Powell be confirmed by the Senate;
  • Gambling more are you;
  • Target makes an announcement about Thanksgiving;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Dads are slacking off again it would seem...and why.

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 10 November 2021

With colder weather on the way we're keeping the business news hot with the business news headlines for Wednesday the 10th of November. Thanks, as always for being with us. Here's what we've got:

  • Over a third of U.S. workers are "unsettled";
  • That's NOT good news for employers.
  • The consumer price index is out and...YIKES!
  • An iconic brand to close all but 6 stores;
  • Goodbye to your gas or diesel vehicle?
  • Does Uber discriminate against people with disabilities;
  • Oil companies are in no hurry to pump more and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Taylor Swift and...Starbucks? 

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.

Retain or Replace Your Customer - A Marketing Tip

Recently we did an interview with Basel Nassar the founder of Boss Nation, a collection of dog and cat food, treats and gear. During that conversation Nassar talked about relationships and how important those are when he is enlisting stores to carry his products. He said, "My marketing team wants me to spend thousands of dollars in social media outreach, and while that is important, I don't believe it is better than building solid personal relationships with the people who carry our brand."

He is so spot on.

That comment led me to this Marketing Tip and it's about building relationships with those who sell your product and those folks that buy your product. The bottom line is that we all, each of us, want to matter. We want to matter in our personal and our business lives. If we matter (or have a relationship) we are much more inclined to stay with a product or service and often for years.

That is true of startups and established businesses…but sometimes the bigger we get…the more distance we put between our business and our customers.

Click the player to listen to the entire story. It takes only five minutes but it could change how you think about your...customers...you know, the people who matter.

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 29 October 2021

It's the Friday Edition of the Business News Headlines, thanks for being with us everybody.  Stick around because after the news Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, these stories:

  • How long will oil and gas prices be high?
  • A new phase in vaccinations about to start;
  • While some leave jobs what happens to those who stay;
  • Starbucks making big moves in labor;
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger on climate critics: "stupid";
  • What's up with cigarette sales;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Cheesecake did something other restaurants didn't and...

Those stories plus, each Friday Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine comes to the studio to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. We have a Fun Friday chatting it up about some great events. To listen 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 28 October 2021

With the economic data we got this morning it should have been a down day on Wall Street...should have been.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • U.S. GDP growth shrinks to 2%;
  • Consumer spending cooled;
  • But, fewer Americans filed for unemployment;
  • The Billionaire Tax. How much might Musk and Bezos pay;
  • Is the pandemic buying boom gone? Ask Amazon;
  • But you DO love your coffee. Ask Starbucks;
  • A white worker awarded $10 million - discrimination;
  • Universal Orlando surprises everybody;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's in a name? Ask Mark Zuckerberg.

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 26 October 2021

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines, grateful, as always, that you're here with us.  This is what we've got for you today:

  • The Pfizer vaccine is approved for kids 5 - 11;
  • The richest person on the planet is...
  • New records on Wall Street but just barely;
  • Burger King is not having a good year;
  • McDonald's workers walk out and why;
  • GM takes the wraps off an amazing vehicle;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Three states lead the nation in voluntary job quits...why?

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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