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The Business News Headlines 3 May 2021

Welcome to a brand new month...with some lingering business news stories and a bit of a rift between the "old guard" and some new investment methods.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Dow was up the Nasdaq down and why;
  • The person who will replace Warren Buffet is;
  • The "old" vs. the "new" and Mr. Buffet is in the mix;
  • A lack of stuff and people could stall the economy;
  • President Biden to increase refugee numbers;
  • Some businesses and their 401(k) and some surprises;
  • Folding phones are back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • They say "herd immunity" may not come to the U.S.

Also today you'll meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and his work in diversity training for businesses and communities. We'll also discuss his books and his new effort at creating "diversity institutes" in Iowa and the nation.  To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 29 April 2021

Thanks for coming by on this the next to the last day of April 2021. We've checked the business news stories for you and here's what we've got for you today:

  • So, are you up for a cruse?
  • Strong economic data moved the markets;
  • Consumers are buying stuff...for home...still;
  • Ford, GM and others saw troubles and why;
  • Q1 is behind us. Where might we be headed?  Some thoughts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The First 100 Days and the Biden Stock Market;
  • BOA one of the best according to LinkedIn 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 23 April 2021

The fear of higher capital gains was put in the rearview mirror today as investors came back to the buy.  A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter all day and night @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go!

  • GM, Unions &'s a story;
  • Bitcoin continues to tumble;
  • How do folks get a credit score of 800+?
  • A big change coming to Walmart and why;
  • Prices are going up and we've got the top 5;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Work from home and productivity.

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of items.  We'll talk mushroom hunting, Nuns, art, entertainment, hockey the Drake Relays and a bunch more.  Click here to listen to Friday Fun! 



The Business News Headlines 22 April 2021

A couple of things rattled investors today and we'll talk about that first. Welcome to the Thursday Edition of the business news headlines. And, stay with us for the interview as we'll introduce you to the Fastline Marketing Group based in Kentucky and doing business nationwide.  Let's go:

  • This rattled investors today;
  • McDonald's customers not...pleased;
  • The hot housing market...too hot?
  • Good news for American farmers today;
  • Trucker J.B. Hunt says business is just fine;
  • Solar stocks bounced up today and why;
  • Folks are freaking out...and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Google and the planet...something new.

For the interview you'll meet the president of the Fastline Marketing Group, John Anderson. For those of you in the ag sector the name Fastline has been a steady partner of over forty years for equipment dealers and farmers when it comes to buying and selling. Today John will explain what the new changes are and how they will benefit their customer of today...and tomorrow. To listen, just click here. 

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 6 April 2021

We had to make some programming changes today because our guest, Lorie Vincent and Stand Up Rural America is running up on a deadline.  Check that conversation below. In the news today:

  • Included in the Facebook breach?
  • Here is the link to find out in 10 seconds;
  • The Global Minimum Tax is....
  • Best job listing tip we've seen;
  • Kimball Musk sells Tesla stock and it means...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Anxiety issues about returning to the office.

For the interview meet Lorie Vincent who's firm Accelerating by Design is the brain-child behind the Stand Up Rural America Summit happening in Charleston, West Virginia April 27 - 29.  We'll talk about the who, what and why of going and more.  To listen to that conversation just click here

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 2 April 2021

The markets were closed today but we still have some business news headlines for you for Friday the 2nd of April.  Also, follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour to keep up all day long.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Big news on the jobs front;
  • That $400,000 threshold from Mr. Biden;
  • The IRS is warning about a scam;
  • Major League Baseball out of Georgia;
  • A foreclosure tidal wave;
  • Are we "free to fly"?

Those stories and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about a host of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that silliness, click here. 

The Business News Headlines 1 April 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and, nope, no April Fools stuff going on here today but...oh the memories of those pranks still make me smile. Want to follow us on Twitter? You can do that @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The American Jobs Plan...we break it down;
  • The life events that impact your care insurance costs;
  • "No Jab - No Job" says an employer and they mean it;
  • The Satan Shoe went to court;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • An update on the Pfizer vaccine.

Speaking of vaccines today you'll meet Brian Finley the Iowa City, Iowa man who several weeks ago launched @IAVaccineAlerts on Twitter. And now has done the same thing for Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri...all as a volunteer.  He'll share why he did it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

Thanks for listening! 


The Business News Headlines & Jeff 26 March 2021

Once again we made it to the weekend kids!  We've not only got some interesting business news stories for you but also Friday is our "Hyper-Local" day when we get to visit with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  But first:

  • Get Vaccinated and Get Stuff;
  • Social Security and the IRS;
  • Some want tax credits to become permanent;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Medicare;
  • The Taxman and Etsy, eBay and more;
  • Fox News sued for $1.6 billion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, quit working so hard!

Those stories plus our look at Stuff to DO in the greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Have some fun already and listen in!


The Business News Headlines 24 March 2021

Midweek already and welcome to the business news headlines. Can you tell it's tax time? Several of our stories today center on that so let's go!

  • Today $81 billion to schools to reopen;
  • Stimulus checks and Social Security;
  • Did you get your IRS letter?
  • The back-log on paper tax returns is...huge;
  • Why you may not want to extend your tax deadline;
  • Amazon is Big Brother say workers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about a "Work-Cation"?

Those stories and you'll meet entrepreneur Gale McKinney from Twin Rivers Media as we talk about the publishing business and how his very niche magazines work during a time when others are floundering. You can hear that conversation here. 

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