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The Business News Headlines 1 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup 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 21 June 2021

Forget everything about the massive sell off on Wall Street last week. Today things turned around and we'll share the numbers in just a bit. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights and why;
  • They sold millions in stock before reporting money issues;
  • Today is Amazon Prime Day but...those prices?
  • Jeep is looking at a major PR issue;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Thieves and catalytic converters...it's a story!

For the interview you'll meet a returning guest, Jayne Armstrong a District Director for the Small Business Administration who is here to do a victory lap of sorts and take a peek at the future of small businesses everywhere.  To listen, click here. 

 

The SBA Takes A Victory Lap with Jayne Armstrong

She is a returning visitor to the Business News Hour, Jayne Armstrong is the District Director for the Small Business Administration. She's here to update all of us on a remarkable year on the national and the regional front. Trillions of dollars were poured into the national economy to keep small businesses afloat and even in Iowa there were 173,000 loans totaling eight billion dollars.  A massive effort and we'll also take a peek at what she believes is in the future for Main Street.

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 15 June 2021

Today, along with the business news headlines a conversation about the importance of refugees for not only businesses but also many rural communities. You'll meet Stephanie Moris and we'll also talk about World Refugee Day happening on the 20th of June. But, first these news stories:

  • Spying on employees is...costly;
  • Easing of trade tensions think U.S. and EU;
  • A new chair for the FTC and she's 32;
  • More news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Short sellers lose plenty betting against AMC;
  • She is giving away a fortune...no, really;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Retail sales go south in May...and why;
  • What? We may have a "New Facebook"?

Those stories plus this interesting conversation about refugees, business, communities and how they contribute to the economy.  From creating new businesses to bolstering the population of small towns. You'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.  To listen, click 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.

 

 

The Business News Headlines 14 June 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday and today, in the U.S., it is Flag Day...happy Flag Day to our friends in America. Coming up our Small Business Spotlight shines on the 1910 Sip House...a really cool story but first...the business news headlines:

  • More bad news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Another mall owner flies for Chapter 11;
  • Wall Street is NOT the economy;
  • Ford is betting on...small;
  • Oil prices shot up again today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "quite rate" among workers is...massive.

Also, like we teased, you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees the people behind the start-up of the 1910 Sip House. It's quite the story...and how they ended up in the Small Business Spotlight is also quite a story.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

The 1910 Sip House - Small Business Spotlight

Not long ago our friends, Steve & Donna, introduced us to "Bada Bing" one of many flavors of hard cider created at the 1910 Sip House located on Ethel Lake in Minnesota. Listening to them tell the story about these two people, Karen & Jeff Lees, who traveled from Colorado to Minnesota and opened up a hard cider bar in a grain bin...well, we knew we had to reach out and put them in our Small Business Spotlight. Enjoy...we did! 

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 June 2021

Welcome to the business news headlines for today. Also, make sure you click through for our long-form interview with Congresswoman Cindy Axne who represents Iowa in the Third Congressional District...we're talking...business.  In the news:

  • A tech giant says "stay home";
  • An EV company is nearly out of cash;
  • Billionaires are pushing back on taxes;
  • How about another Bill & Melinda story;
  • Lumber high prices a new normal?
  • Google is laying cable...again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why hospitality workers are quitting.

Those stories and a conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne. We'll be talking about taxes, roads, bridges, child care, agriculture, drug prices and even cyber-security. To listen just click here.

 

A Business Conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

It's been some time since we've been able to do in person interviews and we were anxious to sit down with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) and talk about a host of business related issues from taxes to farming to child care to roads, bridges and even cyber-security.  It's a wide ranging conversation and we invite you to listen in.  There is so much going on outside of D.C. and you should know about it. If you are interested in more here is her campaign website

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.

Meet Howard Allen from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage

We all love to eat.  Some of us more than others...right? But, far too often we get into a rut eating the same stuff or the stuff we are used to. Today that changes. You'll meet entrepreneur Howard Allan from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. Howard has a great story about going from Chicago to Brooklyn, NY  to work on his trade as a freelance graphic designer. But then an idea set in motion his sausage company with an unusual name (we also break that down).  Enjoy and, yes, Howard can ship you your favorite Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage anywhere in the U.S. Listen in! 

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 1 June 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, if this was your first day back, we hope you had a safe and memorable Memorial Day Holiday. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Texans and Tesla...it's a story;
  • Wages and truck drivers and you;
  • West Virginia governor and $700 million;
  • B.P. back in the U.S...think solar and why;
  • Chip makers cashing in;
  • Unions and Restaurants...a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ride hailing gets more...pricy.

For the interview you'll meet Deb Brown and Becky McCray from SaveYour.town a two woman company out to help Rural America re-think and refresh. They are here to chat it up about the stories often missed by the media...and how do they know?  They asked folks that live in rural communities across the country.  To listen in, 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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