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The Business News Headlines 16 July 2021

It's the end of yet another work-week (at least for some...right?) and what a Friday it's turned out to be. One would think with some great retail sales numbers Wall Street would have had a party. One would...think. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nobody seems to be buying "temporary";
  • A deeper dive into the Consumer Confidence numbers;
  • it's a "used car frenzy";
  • American Airlines is betting you want to travel;
  • This company wants to hire 50,000 workers in 60 days;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Forget semiconductors we've got another chip issue!

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine as we get our "Friday Fun Face" on and talk about a host of things going on in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next. To enjoy that, 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 29 June 2021

We're nearly "outta here" when it comes to June and heads up, from the business world, the new jobs report is due out on Friday morning...but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go Big or Go Home? United Airlines in the news;
  • Meanwhile Alaska Airlines cutting routes;
  • Walmart driving down the price of insulin;
  • Fulfillment center jobs starting at $20.60 an hour;
  • Automakers say some may ditch the mask;
  • GM will leave nobody behind;
  • Let's talk cheap groceries;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Another day another report on jobs.

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.

The Business News Headlines & Jeff Pitts 28 May 2021

It's the start of the Memorial Day Weekend...but we're still here with the latest business news headlines plus a fun look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. But, first the news:

  • The Pandemic and CEO Pay;
  • The big story is...Inflation;
  • Summer Driving driving gas prices;
  • A bank called it quits...sort of;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Two Post Office stories...wow.

Then click through for Jeff Pitts who is in to talk it up about "Stuff to DO" here in Des Moines. From sports to music to yoga...hey it's the weekend!  To listen to that, click here. 

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The Business News Headlines 25 May 2021

Welcome back to our daily look at the business news headlines. BTW, if you wish to follow us on Twitter you can find us @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Consumer Confidence? Steady;
  • The number of available jobs;
  • COVID19 and hotspot nations;
  • Trouble for Google in...Germany;
  • Elon Musk and the truth;
  • GM changes direction;
  • The price of corn made the news today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The story behind a lack of drivers.

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 18 May 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and we'll have those numbers for you in a bit. For the interview today I'll be visiting with Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO about a host of issues impacting the working families in the U.S. plus the status of what is called the PRO Act working its way through Congress. But first the news:

  • Another cryptocurrency story with Elon Musk;
  • It's getting ugly - The Bill & Melinda split;
  • No more investments in...oil makes the news;
  • A leaked memo about Walmart is shocking;
  • Bitcoin traders betting on another fall in price;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The apocalypse that didn't happen. 

Those stories plus a conversation with Charlie Wishman about working families, wages, union activity and the PRO Act. He also shares some surprising information about how more Americans are finding hope in union activity...something new in the face of uncertainty. To hear that, click here

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Labor Unions, Middle Class & The PRO Act with Charlie Wishman

He is a returning guest to the Business News Hour. Charlie Wishman is the president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO. He was with us several months ago talking about the PRO Act that was, then, winding it's way through Congress. We thought it would be a good time to welcome him back so we might discuss, wages, the middle class the impact of "Right to Work", the work of organizing a workplace and how the PRO Act impacts (The link is to NPR) all of that. Here is our conversation: 

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 30 April 2021

The final day of April and we're heading into the weekend with loads of interesting business news stories plus, a bit later, Jeff Pitts is in the chat it up about "Stuff to Do" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...but first the news:

  • Stocks finished lower and why;
  • Household income soared in March;
  • And, you were buying stuff!
  • Big tech on a big roll;
  • Macy's union wins a decision;
  • Meanwhile the UAW is not happy with GM;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Why investors are pleased, it would seem;
  • Boeing gets tough with "hate speech".

Those stories plus you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine about some hyper-local things going on in the Metro.  To listen, just click here.

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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 & Mexico...it'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 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...how it works and some of the stumbles he's had.  It's a great story and you can hear is by clicking ahead.

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