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The Business News Headlines 18 October 2022

It was a stunning reversal from last week on Wall Street and we'll share why. Meanwhile, in upstate New York Amazon workers turn down a union….some big profit numbers boost Wall Street and some McDonald’s are now selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 18th day of October, thanks everybody 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:  

  • Workers say "nyet" to a new Amazon union;
  • Blue Chips earnings boost Wall Street;
  • McDonald's selling a rival food product;
  • More NFL coming to Amazon on Black Friday;
  • WeWork closes another big office;
  • He says a recession is in the bag 100%;
  • "Fix It or Forget It" say homebuyers;
  • A mortgage rate story...how high can it go?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The employee "churn" at Amazon is...astounding.

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 23 September 2022

It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines welcome back! It was a dismal week on Wall Street as the Dow sunk to it’s lowest level since 2020. Oil is also way off the mark and General Motors investing big…again in electric vehicles. It’s the business news Headlines for Friday the 23rd day of September, thanks for being with us everybody. 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:  

  • The Dow sinks yet again and why;
  • Oil settles lower but gas prices are still high...why?
  • General Motors to invest millions in new EV upgrades;
  • The top 5 housing markets that have cooled the most;
  • The 4-Day Work Week. What the numbers say about it;
  • The Super Bowl has a new halftime sponsor;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some are happy with their wages. Who might they be?

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 September 2022

Welcome back! While it’s safe to say there will be no rail strike…tomorrow we’re not yet out of the woods. Wall Street fell today but you folks are still buying stuff…surprising retail sales numbers are in the news.  Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business – News Headlines for Thursday the 15th day of September…thanks for being here. 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: 

  • The railroad strike: We're still not out of the woods;
  • The markets fell again today as did oil;
  • Some surprising retail sales numbers;
  • Thursday Night Football with a twist;
  • Verizon is losing customers and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Might there be a "White Collar" recession?

Those stories and something "hyper-local" as I visit with Tyler Granger about the upcoming Windsor Heights, Iowa Book Fair.  Why do this on a national news program? Because we thought it's a great idea and something that can be done...anywhere to celebrate local writers. To listen to that conversation with Tyler and Julie Granger 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. 

The Business News Headlines 12 August 2022

We kick things off today about a wild story dealing with some retail stores overcharging customers at check out. Also, today is the second day of the great Iowa State Fair and there is news out, at the end of the broadcast about the future of Major League Baseball at The Field of Dreams also in...Iowa. 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:

  • Retail over-charging and getting caught;
  • "Surprise!" says General Motors;
  • Job cuts happening at Best Buy;
  • Not to be outdone so too at Peloton;
  • Union News from Trader Joes;
  • How about a Ring reality TV show?
  • What's in the Inflation Reduction Act?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Quiet Quitting is having a moment.

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 July 2022

Retail got hit today following a dismal report by…Walmart.  When you are the biggest it often, as it did today, impact other companies. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 26th day of July, thanks for being with us everybody. Also, a 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...and thanks for listening!

  • Walmart troubles and consumers;
  • So how overstocked is Walmart?
  • The Fed and Interest Rates...tomorrow;
  • Are U.S. and European banks guilty of war crimes?
  • The future of WWE minus Vince McMahon;
  • Target to open more distribution and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Renting in NYC means real...pain.

For the interview you'll meet Paul Pate the Secretary of State for Iowa. No, we're not talking politics but business. From the record number of LLC's created in just one year and what that means to why Iowa seems attractive to immigrants and what his office has done to streamline business filings.  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. 

The Business News Headlines 20 July 2022

One of the Big Three automakers to cut 8,000 jobs…and why.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 20th day of July….thanks, everybody for being with us. And, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Ford, Cash, EV's and Production;
  • Is the "Bear" hibernating?
  • McDonald's brings back a favorite;
  • What? Boycott Walgreens?  And why;
  • Another retail company said to eye bankruptcy;
  • Could GM be getting into restoration?
  • Remember when Tesla was big on Bitcoin?
  • We've got some positive chip news;
  • Where are the "job quitters" going?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Vacations  out of reach for many Americans.

For the interview you'll meet Lisa Carponelli and Kim Hopkins the entrepreneurs behind Velorosa - Cycling Wear for Bike-Minded Women.  They launched during RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in 2017 and still going strong. The who, what, where and why of Velorosa 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 16 June 2022

Two days ago it was Fed Fear….today it’s Recession Fear.  It’s also the business news headlines for Thursday the 16th of June…thanks, as always, for being with us everybody.  And you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today: 

  • Recession or overvalued stocks;
  • Local taxes are benefiting from inflation;
  • Also store brands are flying off shelves;
  • WWE and the $3 million in "hush money";
  • Did Lyft hide some safety issues;
  • President Biden and a new shipping law;
  • Fewer people signed up for unemployment;
  • An iconic makeup company files for Chapter 11;
  • The "ugly" Wall Street Report;
  • Delta says, "No, we are not a WeWork hub."

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 25 May 2022

The word of the day is…Flexibility.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 25th of May, thanks for being with us everybody. Here's what we've got for you plus, make sure you click through for the conversation about refugees and immigrants, World Refugee Day and some of the events happening near us...and perhaps near you.  For the news:

  • The key, according to the Fed is "flexibility";
  • Food images and lawsuits...again;
  • Canada - Concerned about the viability of the U.S.?
  • Some new housing news and hope;
  • Shareholders, racial justice and the environment;
  • We seem to be still updating our homes;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The NFL seeking a new Super Bowl halftime sponsor and why.

Those stories plus you'll meet Stephanie Moris from the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa who is in to chat about some really interesting programing ahead of World Refugee Day that happens on June 20. While it's hyper-local you might find some inspiration and hope in what she share.,  To listen to 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. 

The Business News Headlines 16 May 2022

It was a rocky start to the week as some weak data impacted Wall Street. It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 16th day of May…thanks for being with us everybody. 

  • The "Rocky Start" explained;
  • After more than 30 years they are leaving;
  • Over priced pizza?  Who? We share names;
  • The White House - Jeff Bezos and Taxes;
  • A major sponsor wants OUT of Canton;
  • Gun Sales and Gun Stocks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Even at $200 a year this chain is worried about finding managers.

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 5 April 2022

When "Big Oil" was asked to forgo bonuses and shareholder rewards to help Americans deal with the pain at the pump "Big Oil" said it was just a gimmick. Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines and here is what we've got for you:

  • Not interested...it's a "gimmick";
  • A Gas Stimulus Update;
  • A tough day on Wall Street;
  • A 19 year-old union organizer...fired;
  • Have you heard about...Cracker Jill?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Only a third of the work day is spent on...work?

For the interview: Not long ago I was invited to take part in one of the more than fifty Tero Clinics created by Tero International. I was asked to fill out a personal assessment and then, several weeks later, directed to attend a 90-minute Zoom event. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International and I talk about that experience which, quite frankly, blew me away. 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. 

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