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The Business News Headlines 9 June 2022

Once again, the business news headlines are coming to you from Iowa City, Iowa the home for EntreFest 2022 where we've been busy all day meeting and recording some amazing stories we'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. We really love this event where well over 400 people came to learn and share.  Meanwhile, in the news:

  • Investors bolted for the door today;
  • Changes coming to Kohls;
  • Tesla saw amazing production numbers in China;
  • Ford sued by customers...think fires under the hood;
  • They fell into a vat of...chocolate. Willy Wonka?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Stitchfix announces...layoffs.

For the interview you'll meet entrepreneur Ben Snyder a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. It's really a great story and you can hear the excitement in his voice.  Think pedicabs and the business is growing.  To hear that conversation 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. 

Pedaling for Profit - Meet Ben Snyder of Pedal Power

Over the years we've interviewed lots and lots of entrepreneurs to established business people but this is the first time we've focused on a business consultant who has created a bicycle taxi service called Pedal Power. What is so stunning about Ben Snyder is how involved he is in, well, everything.  Marketing, selling, hiring, promoting other businesses, fixing his equipment, finding new equipment to add to his bikes.  And, you can hear the excitememt in his voice. Ben is working EntreFest 2022 when we caught up with him on the Ped Mall in Iowa City. 

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 8 June 2022

Welcome back and, a programing note, we're headed out on the road for the next couple of days for EntreFest a major event this year being held in Iowa City, Iowa. Entrepreneurs from across the country will come to learn and to engage their ideas with peers and other professionals. And, yes, we'll have some updates from the event. Perhaps we'll see you there this year or next? Today, here's what we've got for you:

  • Oil topped $122 a barrel today...ouch;
  • Forced "Monkey Labor"? It's a story;
  • Refineries are shutting down...what?
  • Running out of beer in Pennsylvania?
  • The "Hero Pay" story from Minnesota;
  • Smucker's not afraid to raise prices and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Inflation meet "Shrink-Flation".

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 June 2022

ADP is issuing a warning about the May Job Numbers…it’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 2nd day of June…thanks for being with us.  And, just a teaser, if you are under the age of 55 we suspect the last story today might not have the same impact on you than those traveling folks of the 60's and 70's.  Here's what we've got:

  • If the numbers hold it's a job failure;
  • Oil prices climb;
  • Wall Street shrugged off some news;
  • Facebook is sending out checks;
  • Some $5.8 billion in student debt forgiven;
  • Time to bring back the "Brown Bag" for lunch?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Today we lost something iconic...no, really.

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 31 May 2022

There’s been lots of fuss about the lack of baby formula…but that’s not all that is scarce on grocer shelves…. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 31st and final day of May. Thanks for being with us everybody and here's what we've got for you today:

  • More than baby formula missing from shelves;
  • We have a list of missing stuff and...why;
  • GM might just have changed charging EV's;
  • Customer frustration and a tweet that should never be sent;
  • Consumer spending is changing and that worries retail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New numbers from the housing industry.

For the interview you'll meet Brenna Young who has reimagined herself, in true entrepreneurial spirit, from catering expert to an expert at navigating craft...boats.  Her new business, Party on the Lake, is not only amazing but even more surprising when it's coming out of...Iowa. 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. 

Trained by the U.S. Coast Guard meet Brenna Young

This truly is one of the more inventive business adventures we've ever featured. Brenna Young was on our newscast several years ago when she had a catering business. A couple of years ago she sold that and reimagined herself as a "Boat Captain for Hire". She went to the United States Coast Guard training facility and now can captain your boat...wherever. She recently traveled to Florida to better learn about navigating the Gulf of Mexico. Her business, Party on the Lake, is a real tribute to entrepreneurship. Listen as we talk about it.

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 3 May 2022

The best word for the U.S. stock market today was, "wobble" as the major indexes rose and fell throughout the afternoon. But in the end it was all green. In other news here's what we've got for you today and make sure you click through for the interview about the Central Iowa Business Conference that is becoming a major Midwestern event.

  • Car parts, pizza and a lottery win;
  • Roe v. Wade and Canada;
  • Apple to build an electric car;
  • Some investment advice from Warren Buffett;
  • Starbucks employees on a union roll;
  • Meanwhile the company is fighting back with cash;
  • More workers are quitting we've got new numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • California "pausing" on the 4-day work week.

Those stories and this conversation with Todd McDonald about the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference and the major names that are coming to present in what is quickly becoming a major Midwestern event. To listen just 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. 

 

The Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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 29 April 2022

Can we maybe just not chat about the stock market today….right?  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 29th day of April…thanks for being with us and here is what we've got:

  • Yes, Wall Street did tank today but...
  • Inflation up but so too in consumer spending;
  • What they are spending on is changing;
  • Powerball, Millions and Taxes;
  • Some big changes coming to Netflix;
  • Are people weary of...Amazon?
  • Just like that $238 million in student debt...gone;
  • The Wall Street Report (we had to);
  • Belt tightening over at Noom.

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 12 April 2022

Welcome back and to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 12th day of April And, make sure you click ahead for a fascinating conversation about the changing restaurant industry. From supply chain issues to employees to menus to technology that actually enhances the customer experience. This is good stuff.  But, first the news:

  • The Consumer Price Index and...
  • That created some waves;
  • The word of the day: "Bamboo";
  • Kohl's sold a building and why;
  • How about some slightly used yoga pants;
  • A major auto make to invest $40 billion in...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Big changes coming to Baskin-Robbins.

Plus, for the interview you'll meet restaurant managing partner Carl Wertzberger as we discuss changes he's had to make to stay competitive during COVID and even today. It all has to do with thinking "out of the box" while working with technology to enhance the customer experience. Good stuff and you can hear that by clicking 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. 

 

 

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