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The Business News Headlines 11 April 2022

Welcome back to another work week.  A reminder that the markets will be closed on Friday for the Good Friday and start of Passover. Today our first story is a shocking bit of news as we focus on folks that, even today, make less than fifteen-dollars an hour.

  • 50% of women of color make less than $15 an hour;
  • The link to Jim Crow?
  • Gas prices are trending lower and why;
  • Another tech giant to offer a stock split;
  • Recreational pot sales in New Jersey?  Could be.
  • Starbucks seeking a lawyer in union relations;
  • McDonald's closing stores and the impact on the bottom line;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Etsy sellers on strike and why.

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 7 April 2022

It truly was an historic day in the United States and that leads off our newscast today. Also, make sure you click through for the interview as we visit with a young marketer who moved from South Africa to Italy and gives us an update about Italian manufacturer Agri Parts.  But, first the news:

  • The Supreme Court and KBJ;
  • Covid-19 and Washington, D.C.;
  • Buying a home in Canada...hold on;
  • The biggest overhaul of the USPS...ever;
  • Oil was off and than up today;
  • The NLRB back in the news with a big change;
  • Big Oil and paychecks made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Where are the workers? Are they now entrepreneurs?

And, for the interview you'll meet Caterina Ciani the marketing person for Agri Parts. Caterina moved from South Africa to Italy and landed a job with Agri Parts. We talk a bit about this manufacturing hub in the northern part of the country, plus the family business aspect of the company and the issue of high quality parts for agriculture. 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. 

 

The Business News Headlines 6 April 2022

Welcome to the Wednesday Edition of the business news headlines as we kick off the newscast today with some consumer news that...we think you can use especially in light of the higher cost of everything.  Let's go!

  • The credit card myth that costs you a bunch;
  • Oil executives were in the hot seat today;
  • If keeping score WTI Crude fell by 4.99 a barrel;
  • The reason? More nations releasing oil reserves;
  • The Fed Minutes and what they mean;
  • The Rhoads Scholar turned union activist;
  • Record numbers filing for the right to have a union;
  • Inflation be damned...you're still buying stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Janet Yellen and some sobering news.

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 1 April 2022

Welcome to a brand new month and another bang up jobs report. It's the Friday Edition of the business news headlines and we'll kick things off with the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Job number rebound again;
  • Meanwhile oil prices fell again;
  • A clothing chain to close 240 stores;
  • Guess what...GameStop is back in the news;
  • UPS and new electric bikes are a thing;
  • General Motors bested again in sales;
  • Amazon workers in New York to form a union;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, book stores are making a comeback!

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 31 March 2022

It is the final day of March and it was a first quarter bust for the stock market as inflationary pressures, the war in Ukraine and renewed concerns regarding the next COVID variant took its toll. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • President Biden urges oil companies to produce more oil;
  • Or pay a fee for idle oil wells;
  • The price of oil fell today by over $7 a barrel;
  • Ford and GM to halt production at two plants;
  • If gas prices continue to go up what will American's do?
  • The Russian Ruble is up in value. How is that possible?
  • Amazon and unions back in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Age, diversity and corporate profit...it's a match.

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 March 2022

It took all day for the Dow to turn the corner but in the end the index advanced. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and click ahead for a brief interview with organizers of a march for peace in Ukraine. It's a very diverse and surprising group. But first the news:

  • Home Depot too "Woke"?
  • Threats of a boycott but their stock was up on the day;
  • Pro-union baristas at Starbucks being forced out?
  • Something soon to disappear from Walmart;
  • Foreclosure rates climb;
  • We've got the top five states dealing with foreclosures;
  • Wells Fargo, paying your rent and getting points;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • No Return to the Office for this company...ever.

Click ahead for this conversation about why such a diverse group of people launched a march for peace. What is the connection between Liberia and Ukraine?  To listen just click here.

Thanks for coming by!

 

The Business News Headlines 22 March 2022

Welcome to the Tuesday, March 22nd Edition of the Business News Headlines. Today we've got stories about interest rate hikes, a follow up on a yacht stuck in Norway and more.  Let's go and thanks for being with us again today!

  • Chain restaurants in Russia not willing to close;
  • A U.S. company supporting workers who leave to fight;
  • Grubhub in trouble in D.C.;
  • Word is another rate hike is coming in May;
  • A health care merger is not happening and why;
  • Tesla opens in Germany and Elon is dancing;
  • Google has settled a labor relations complaint;
  • More on that Russian yacht stuck in Norway;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Looking to the high seas to battle high inflation.

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 3 March 2022

While we're not much for numbers this episode of the business news marks the 4,100th such report. You might say we've been doing this for some time.  Today, on this third day of March this is what we've got for you:

  • Retail is experiencing a rush toward unions;
  • Stocks tumbled again today and why;
  • What might you buy if you had the price of a barrel of oil?
  • We think you'll enjoy that piece;
  • This furniture store shutting down all Russian locations;
  • Fewer Americans applying for first time unemployment;
  • A look at the nations economic growth;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The cost of a "cheap date" in many cities in the world.

Those stories plus you'll meet Steve Havemann who sits on the National Board of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. A chance meeting allowed this to happen and it's quite the story. Plus, Steve is the grandson of famed speaker and author Joe Batten. That and so much more is right 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 22 February 2022

It's really about economics. The failed and flawed dream of resurrecting the Soviet Union, which in itself failed, is a significant danger to the world economy and our first story bears this out.  Here's what we've got for you on this 22nd day of February:

  • Winners, Losers and Russia;
  • The price of gold is up again;
  • AT&T shuts down 3G and what that means;
  • DIY project soar and Home Depot says, thank you;
  • Move over electric here comes hydrogen;
  • A new COVID update;
  • The National Guard back in D.C.?
  • Tesla hit with another racial lawsuit;
  • Labor troubles in Ohio;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tech jobs head east and where? We'll share.

Speaking of technology this is an amazing conversation about the Farmers Business Network (FBN) that is, sort of the "Amazon of Agriculture".  My guest is one of the founders of FBN, Charles Barron.  You're going to learn much in this fascinating interview.  To listen, 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 9 February 2022

It was another positive day on Wall Street and this time some large cap tech stocks led the way. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 9th of February and here's what we've got for you today:

  • Investors turned to tech and forgot inflation;
  • We've got a list of some items that may be hard to find;
  • We've also got a list of grocery price increases;
  • But, relax the Shamrock Shake is coming back;
  • Unions, Amazon and a new poll about how you feel;
  • The Mouse...it would seem...is back;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some print magazines are going away...and some big names.

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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