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Out to Lunch with Admiral Mike Franken - Politics & Business

The last time we did "Out to Lunch" with a thought leader was March of 2020. COVID came and took us out until we recently revived the event. This segment features Admiral Mike Franken who is seeking to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here we talk about a host of issues both business and political. It's a deep dive into what makes Admiral Franken tick and we think you'll learn much about the man, his global experience and his ability to articulate what he sees as critical for moving Iowa and the United States forward. 

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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 January 2022

Welcome back!  We'll kick of this segment of the Business News Headlines with something that  just might bring back..."The Gold Guys".  Let's go!

  • Gold prices are up and why;
  • Inflation? Yep, we'll take a deeper dive;
  • Oil prices are up...too;
  • Recall notice for some Coke products;
  • The IRS has some updated tips for you;
  • We've got a "Shrinkflation" story...think wings;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, most people underestimate their pay.

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 January 2022

Welcome back to another week of the business news headlines and stick around and click through for an interesting conversation about the world of print magazines. Think print is dead?  Not so fast. But, first the news and this is what we've got for you:

  • Two words troubled Wall Street;
  • Billions being spent to enlarge ports;
  • He says he uses a Tesla to mine for crypto;
  • Who's winning? Hybrids or EV's? We'll tell;
  • Some really HOT & SPICY food news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The IRS has just warned us...

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. To listen just click HERE! 

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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 7 December 2021

It was eighty years ago today when the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Today just a small group of survivors attended a memorial event there. It's a day we will never...forget. In the business news headlines:

  • Congress has a deal to avert a shutdown;
  • Some interesting things about Pearl Harbor Day;
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about Omicron;
  • Some relief in gasoline and natural gas prices;
  • Economists are betting on the Build Back Better program;
  • A few words about the wealth gap is in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The impact of the disappearing office culture.

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.

 

Ras Smith - A Conversation About Iowa

While we don't do "politics" on the Business News Hour we do realize that politics and business are greatly linked. Employers want highly skilled bright workers and those workers must come from world class classrooms. Many women have left the workforce because there is a lack of reliable child care and the list goes on. Today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) who has announced his candidacy for governor. You're just a click away from a whole host of issues that impact every person and business in the State of Iowa. Go...

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 November 2021

The end of another business week and thanks for being with us. After the news make sure you click through for our hyper local look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Oil prices fall...gas too?  And why;
  • How much might you save with an EV;
  • More "Tuna Talk" about Subway;
  • The IRS has new deduction numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A closer look at job quit numbers.

It's another Friday and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in the chat it up about stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  We've got a play in Altoona (Think Adams Family) and a play at the Des Moines Playhouse. Some sports with Iowa State, Drake, the Des Moines Bucs.  Cody Jenkins is in Ames. The Cake is at the Stoner Theater. David Nail is in Pella and the Iowa Wolves are in action next week.  Click through and have some fun already! 

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 November 2021

Welcome back to a brand new week! Click through to listen to some of the top business news stories coming at you today.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • False statements about COVID19 and you;
  • A NYC favorite may be coming to a metro near you;
  • More news about the labor shortage and retail;
  • Job Seekers and Employers are not meshing;
  • The markets bounced up today...think infastructure;
  • Would you take investment advice from...Twitter?
  • If you invested $1,000 in Ford Motor Co. on May 19...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Legal issues and stories about that Houston concert.

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 27 October 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street...and we'll share why. Also today we're going to get "hyper-local" with our guest segment and visit with Mike Jones a public defender and candidate for Mayor of the small Iowa community of Windsor Heights. He's taking on an incumbent and details...why.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street ticks down and why;
  • Another burger place in San Francisco forced to close;
  • Fail to tip your Door Dash Driver...could mean cold food;
  • Ford reports some good earnings and surprises Wall Street;
  • Carvana, Hertz and Tesla;
  • Finally some good news from Harley-Davidson;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is that MBA worth it?  We have an answer.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mike Jones who is currently a City Councilman for Windsor Heights, Iowa and Mayor Pro-Tem. So...why is he challenging the incumbent? We asked in this hyper local segment...enjoy.  You can hear that conversation 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 13 September 2021

Welcome back to a new business week and we've got some of the top business news headlines of the day along with a peek at what happened on Wall Street. Here's what we've got:

  • That "Religious Exemption" thing;
  • U.S. inflation. What's behind it?
  • Better ramp up your holiday spending & why;
  • New tax rates are proposed;
  • How about a taco a day...yeah!
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Private business failing at...diversity/

Thanks for being here!

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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