Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 8 December 2021

There is some good news coming out today about Pfizer and the Omicron Variant and that kicks us off today...thanks for being with us.

  • The news is welcome but, get the booster;
  • Kellogg's says it will replace 1,400 striking workers...but;
  • There is a massive meat recall and we'll share;
  • Costco is trying to keep you from Amazon and how;
  • "It's a huge gamble" that about Dollar Tree;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • He says he is sorry...

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 2 December 2021

Oh, what a difference a day makes.  Investors took to the buying mode today even as yet another case of the Omicron variant was found in Minnesota. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The markets surge for two reasons;
  • Some oil pricing news;
  • Hey, Minnesota you get the FIRST;
  • A new survey studies the labor shortage;
  • More diversity is happening...at least in movies;
  • The Tesla move to Texas is done...well, sort of;
  • CEO's moaning about high costs...but not record profits;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Square is now Block...go figure.

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 November 2021

Welcome back! We hope you had a great weekend and if you, like millions of others celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving...we hope it was a memorable and meaningful time with family and friends. In the business news headlines for today:

  • President Biden, "...no lockdowns or shutdowns";
  • The Markets rebounded;
  • Oil prices also rose a bit today;
  • What nation has the most...guns?
  • And, the slowest selling car in the U.S. is....
  • Some fast food news for you today;
  • Amazon workers in Alabama get another union vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Jack Dorsey is out...again...at Twitter.

That's a wrap and 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 24 November 2021

The day before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving and we're still at it. A programing note we're off tomorrow but to keep you in the business news "fix" we'll be posting up some of our long-form interviews from our Out to Lunch series. That's where we take thought leaders out to lunch and then record our conversation. And, it's something we hope to bring back in the new year.  But, for today...here's what we've got for you.

  • After the UAW strike John Deere shares some numbers;
  • The new unemployment numbers the lowest in over 50 years;
  • Economic growth figures revised;
  • Still American's are grumpy even with the good news;
  • West Coast ports are doing a better job off-loading ships;
  • Oil prices dropped today and nobody got the numbers right;
  • UPS wants 100,000 holiday workers but, yeah, there is a but;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The beauty company Lush says goodbye to social media and why.

That's a wrap and 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 November 2021

Yes, it is...Friday Eve and welcome to the business news headlines for Thursday the 18th day of November.  And, stick around for the interview with author Rachelle Chase about the once equality centered town of Buxton, Iowa.  But, first the news:

  • U.S. Consumers seem...resilient;
  • Unemployment numbers fall again;
  • Could the "chip troubles" be over soon?
  • President Biden's approval numbers sink;
  • KFC has some bad numbers too;
  • Another job walk out and why;
  • UAW workers end their strike against Deere;
  • CVS Pharmacy closing stores and why;
  • Will there be a "Fed Chair Shuffle"?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Apple adjusts, again, the return to the office.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written the remarkable books about Buxton, Iowa...called the "Black Utopia" To hear that conversation 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 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 3 November 2021

Early in the day nerves were a bit frayed as investors waited for the Fed to report from its two day meeting.  In the end...Wall Street hit more records.  Also, stick around for the interview with entrepreneur Basel Nassar from Boss Dog Brand...it's a great story about marketing and relationships for this growing pet food and product company based in Washington State.  But, first the news:

  • What moved Wall Street today;
  • Jeff Bezos buys part of an island;
  • Workers and a manager walk out...and what that means;
  • Roku has a problem going into the holiday season;
  • Truckers sitting idle rack up years of "wait time";
  • Thousands of counterfeit items on the Internet;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So, is it a "workers economy" as some suggest?

Those stories plus you'll meet Basel Nassar the founder behind Boss Dog and Boss Cat food, treats and gear. You'll learn about how this entrepreneur leveraged his Greek Yogurt business to create Boss Nation Brands. It's a great conversation and you can hear that 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 1 November 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and some exciting news from the world of business. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Capital investment is way up and why;
  • Oil prices fell and why...but rebounded today;
  • World hunger and...Elon Musk;
  • Tough times over at Amazon and why;
  • John Deere workers get another shot at a contract;
  • A Detroit automaker wants folks to retire early;
  • The Facebook whistle blower says Mark must go;
  • Watch out McDonald's...Arby's is taking aim;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling distracted...at the office not at home.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

 

 

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