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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 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 11 November 2021

It's "Friday Eve" and we've got the business news headlines for you.  Also, don't miss the conversation with MaryBeth Meyer about a fantastic non-profit the Pinky Swear Foundation and what they do that is so very cool.  But, first the news on this Veterans Day in the United States and the Remembrance Day in Canada:

  • A virtual summit think presidents of China and the U.S.;
  • Consumer spending in China was OK...but there is a but;
  • Elon Musk did sell some Tesla shares but...
  • Disney disappoints today;
  • Gas prices in the Bay Area and the nation;
  • Health insurance premiums up but...
  • A solution to the supply-chain problem but for profits;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Door Dash gets cozy with Dollar General.

For the interview you'll meet MaryBeth Meyer from the Pinky Swear Foundation. Think childhood cancer and helping families...and her personal journey to a career with real meaning.  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 4 November 2021

Hey, it's Friday Eve!  Thanks for clicking through for the business news headlines. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Oh, those charging stations;
  • 1.4 billion people is a very attractive market;
  • He was ousted as the CEO of Papa Johns but...
  • You know that name...Meta...uh...there is a problem;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Details of the vaccine mandate;
  • One company has now vaccinated 96% of their workers.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media. She specializes in products for the dog and cat lovers among us. Here we talk about her work in journalism, how she made the switch to PR and what it really takes to be successful in promoting another company and some cat talk. Meet Mary Tan from Whisker Media! To listen to that conversation 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.

From Malaysia Meet Alex Ho and Tractor-Line

Technology can be our friend...sometimes. Stay with us on this as you are about to meet Alex Ho the director of sales and marketing for Tractor-Line a company based in Malaysia. The company has been in operation since 1989 and isn't limited to just manufacturing but the entire  process from design to production, machining to engineering, raw materials to finished goods and packaging. 

In addition the company specializes in a host of tractor parts hydraulic to axles, cylinders to buckets. Alex tells us their products are equal or better than some OEM parts. Finally Tractor-Line has the capacity to service global customers and seeking relationships with wholesalers, dealers, parts importers, and brands for OEM collaboration in industries that include construction, forestry, mining and agriculture. As a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) the company is seeking new frontiers for their services. Here is Alex: 

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 August 2021

Just a click away you'll learn more about "The Joker" and we ain't talking Batman. The world of $20,000 sign on bonuses, no really.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The Joker is back android users;
  • The Mouse and Target Stores;
  • Germany weighs in on semiconductors;
  • Can your employer demand you get the jab;
  • We know where you can get a mega sign-on bonus;
  • The eyeglass business must be really good;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tips on finding the job you will...love.

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 23 August 2021

The Great Iowa State Fair is over...can we all get back to work again?  Hey, if you are on Twitter know that you can follow us all day, every day @IOB_NewsHour and thanks in advance.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Ford just made a big announcement;
  • Shipping troubles getting worse;
  • The impact on the Holiday Season;
  • We've got some Federal Reserve news;
  • The grocery store making their own Lunchables and why;
  • Southwest Airline pilots threaten to picket;
  • The FDA gave approval to the Pfizer vaccine, now what;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Would you, honestly work for...you?

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 August 2021

Welcome back to Monday and thanks, again, for being with us. It was a rocky start for the markets this morning but by the close two of the three major indexes were once again closing at record levels.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another major company delays return to the office;
  • Some new COVID19 news;
  • Jeff Bezos is taking NASA to court;
  • Residents vs. Costco and it got ugly;
  • Jobs, Money, The Fed made the news;
  • Walmart betting on cryptocurrency;
  • And, they are not alone;
  • Hyatt places a 2.7 billion bet on leisure travel;
  • She quit saying McDonald's would treat her better;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yes, more folks are quitting their 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 27 July 2021

We saw it coming early this morning as Wall Street Futures indicated the markets were set for a loss. But, in the end, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here's what we've got:

  • The U.S. population could...actually...shrink;
  • What jobs are going unfilled? Just about all of them;
  • Not enough servers and that hurts tips;
  • China, EV's and what's this about;
  • Intel led the markets down and why;
  • Microsoft reported earnings;
  • Apple reported earnings;
  • Alphabet reported earnings and so did Starbucks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CDC changes direction on masks.

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 26 July 2021

Welcome back to a Monday and the final Monday of July...where did that month go...right?  The business news rolls on and here's what we've got for you today:

  • The shipping crisis gets worse;
  • New home sales tanked in June and why;
  • Your Costco Membership fee is about to go up;
  • Wait! What's NOW in short supply at Costco;
  • Careful what you write for business reviews;
  • Cigarettes to completely go away; 
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More "Work from Home" troubles. Who will win?

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet Sandi Yoder and Susan Jellinger from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society as they explain why they have been busy gathering the history of the Iowa Jewish Community. It's a whole lot of history coupled with business as they share some interesting stories of what they've learned and why they are doing this project.  To listen, 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.

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