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The Business News Headlines 19 October 2021

Inflation? Forget about it we're now focused on earnings and Wall Street bounced up again today. Also, don't skip the interview with Shelly Skuster who is running for the Des Moines School Board. Yes, it's hyper-local but it also has a business link.  Here's what we've got:

  • Farmers are buying early and why;
  • Positive earnings boosts the markets;
  • Unions, Kentucky and Replacement Workers;
  • The docks and working 24/7 is it working?
  • Retail workers and enraged customers;
  • What's this story about Walgreens;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook fined nearly $15 million and we'll tell why.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Des Moines Public School Board Candidate Shelly Skuster. What motivated her to run and what is the deal with such hot school board races all across Iowa? Asked and answered. To listen 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 18 October 2021

Since when is an increase of 4.9% for the GDP bad news? That story comes to you first and make sure you stick around for the conversation with Joseph Jones from the Harkin Institute...we're talking public policy.  But, first the news:

  • That troubling GDP number;
  • Ramping up another round of earnings;
  • Careful what you say in the drive-thru;
  • Hard to find stuff...we've got a list;
  • Electric Vehicles and automakers;
  • Why is beef so expensive...we have an answer;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is a 4-Day Work Week...possible? Some thoughts.

Also, for the interview Dr. Joseph Jones is with me to talk about the Harkin Institute. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) was in congress for forty years and today the Harkin Institute is researching and presenting public policy on a host of issues. To listen, 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 Harkin Institute with Joseph Jones

Senator Tom Harkin served in congress for a total of forty years. Ten in the House of Representatives and thirty as a United States Senator. During that time he amassed a great deal of public policy. Prior to his retirement in 2015 Sen. Harkin announced the creation of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement. Today that organization, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Jones, engages in four core areas of public policy research and development.  The reason it exists is to inform, inspire and "catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity".  Meet Joseph Jones...

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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 1 October 2021

Remember when we reported that October should be a better month for Wall Street than we saw in September. Well, today is the first day of the new month...here's what we've got for you today:

  • October moved the markets;
  • If you bought this at Kohls stop using it;
  • Consumers are letting Walmart have it;
  • Heard about the price of propane? Yikes;
  • John Deere and the UAW contract talks;
  • Brisk RV sales boost manufacturers stock prices;
  • Get ready for slower mail delivery;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Parents and New WFH Rules.

And, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts the managing editor is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  We've got a bunch of stuff to riff about...some old time memories and more.  To listen to Jeff all you've got to do is 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 28 September 2021

Welcome back to what is an international bit of business news headlines. Click ahead to listen to my conversation with Alex Ho from a company called Tractor-Line and based in Malaysia.  But, first the news:

  • Stocks tumble led down by tech;
  • Consumer Confidence takes a beating;
  • Mixing politics and business at FedEx;
  • JP Morgan Chase and the government shutdown;
  • Amazon, Employees and Court;
  • It's more than chips hurting automakers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Great Reset" for younger Americans.

Those stories plus an international conversation with Alex Ho who is a director of sales and marketing for the Malaysian company Tractor-Line. It was some rough technology but the high points of the conversation are 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 17 September 2021

Glad to be back with you and a shout out to Chap Ramsey who took care of the show yesterday for me.  It's the end of the business week and this is what we've got for you today:

  • The restaurant loses 30% of it's customers...daily;
  • Restaurants are shutting down and why;
  • Some Starbucks workers want a union;
  • Should you tip for takeout?
  • Vaccines, Mandates and United Airlines;
  • New news about booster shots;
  • He stole $30 million for...love;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Adult tantrums are a thing.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  Let's go!

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The Business News Headlines 14 September 2021

So the consumer price index (CPI) went down in August. That's a good thing, right? Well, that all depends. Wall Street was having none of it. Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines. Plus don't miss the conversation about video, video production and your business from Tero International and former TV production pro, Nika Clark. But first:

  • CPI down, Wall Street says, "meh";
  • Is college worth the price?
  • South Korea to fine Google...the story;
  • Some automakers cry foul about the EV incentives;
  • Carrot or Stick - Part Two and Delta Airlines;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Dread gives way to fear about the commute & some answers.

Those stories plus you'll meet Nika Clark the person behind the amazing video production pieces being sent out from Tero International. But, this conversation is really about you and your business. Now Tero is allowing others to use their amazing studio and what you get for the price is well worth it. Plus a shout out to our friend Jeff Greenfield a leader in marketing/advertising because this story matches what we were talking about last month.  To listen to Nika, just click here.

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.

 

The Business News Headlines 5 August 2021

The report of new unemployment claims came in a bit higher than predicted but...the downward trend was welcome news. That and more in the business news headlines for today:

  • Layoff numbers the lowest in decades;
  • Americans who will take pay cuts. No, really;
  • New news about Amazon delivery drivers;
  • Kellogg and supply chain problems;
  • Postmates told to pony up;
  • The EV event at the White House and no Elon;
  • Major companies demanding vaccinations;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The chip shortage, supply and prices.

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 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!

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 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.

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