Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 5 December 2022

Welcome once again to a brand new week and some of the top business news stories to get you up to speed.  Stick around for the interview as we learn why Rural Iowa business person Patrick Palmer has, over the years, befriended dozens of aging adult film stars and what he does to help them out. It's quite the story.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Nike cuts ties with yet another star;
  • A car rental company just settled over 300 cases of wrongful arrest reports;
  • Delta pilots pick up a 34% raise;
  • Lower rates and oil at $40 a barrel?  That is the prediction;
  • Homes are flying off the market listing and why;
  • The food delivery settlement made news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What's this Chatbot all about?  We'll share.

He is a returning guest and this time Patrick Palmer has a story about aging adult film actors and his efforts to help them. How and why does this Rural Iowa businessperson and City Council member befriend dozens of current and former entertainers? And, why has he brought several to Iowa?  The answers to those questions may surprise you. It's a hobby that has turned into a business. We found the conversation to be very interesting. To listen, click this link.

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 2022

Not sure about you but we've been messed up on our days all week.  TODAY is midweek not yesterday.  Yikes!  There is some tax news today…and that news might be good news for you.  Some major retailers are going to be closed on Thanksgiving and we’ll share who they are. The markets struggled today and why…it’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 19th day of October, thanks, everybody for being with us.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:  

  • The IRS with...good news?
  • Retail Workers and Thanksgiving;
  • Markets stalled on the day;
  • BMW to spend big on a plant retrofit;
  • The strong U.S. Dollar and what that means for you;
  • Do SNAP cards...expire?  We didn't know now we do;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working From Home = Baby Boom it would seem

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 14 September 2022

Midweek and welcome back! You know, the last thing the economy needs is a rail strike…but looks like it’s what we get. The markets closed up…slightly and there was some good inflation news….about wholesale prices.  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the 14th of September, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • The looming rail strike and what that means;
  • Amtrack already cuts service;
  • The markets closed up as did oil;
  • Good inflation news from wholesale prices;
  • Job postings and wage transparency is a deal;
  • Germany sold its stake in Lufthansa;
  • California goes after Amazon;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More layoffs coming to Silicon Valley.

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 8 September 2022

Welcome back! The story out there continues to be about a very tight labor market that is keeping the recession at bay, stocks wobbled and the longest serving British monarch has died at the age of 96. It’s the Business News Headlines for Thursday the 8th day of September…thanks for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Recession? What the labor market has to say;
  • Stocks wobbled all day;
  • Queen Elizabeth dies at the age of 96;
  • Mortgage rates are up, yet again;
  • Might the signals be true that Inflation is receding;
  • Package delivery by drones just got closer;
  • How about electric air taxies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple is not yet ready to deal with "green bubbles".

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 August 2022

It wasn't that long ago that some retailers were saying they would offer steep discounts to lure shoppers. Now some are singing a different tune and are going to “pack and hold", the stock market slid again and the real reason we’re 4 million homes short in the U.S.  Those stories and more on this edition of Insight on Business – Headline News for Tuesday the 30th of August…thanks for being here everybody.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today: 

  • Pack & Hold or Sell It Off;
  • Big Lots is getting back to lower prices;
  • The markets tanked again and so too did oil;
  • Why are we 4 million homes short in the U.S.?
  • The lawyers for Elon Musk are busy...think Twitter;
  • The U.S. is reshoring jobs at a crazy pace;
  • Gas prices have now fallen for 70 days stright;
  • Consumer confidence is up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Flying? Airlines say they will struggle for months.

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 2022

For months it was the go to for our meetings and events…today Zoom is…struggling.  How bad?  We'll share. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 16th of July, thanks, everybody for being with us. Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Zoom is in trouble how much and why;
  • Taking a cruse is getting popular again;
  • What? New supply chain worries?
  • American Airlines and supersonic travel;
  • Saying goodbye to two famous muscle cars;
  • Now Amazon is hiking rates;
  • The new Walmart report tells us a bunch;
  • A big win for the Biden Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This one life decision adds $ to your personal wealth.

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 8 August 2022

While it's not really business news this story could impact a decision to move to a state or...not.  We're talking murder rates.  It's the business news headlines for Monday the 8th day of August, thanks for being here.  Also, remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • States that lead in the rate of murders in ten years;
  • You'll find that story amazing and not what you are expecting;
  • The price of oil went up today;
  • No, you can't switch "Made In" labels as this company learned;
  • Two talking  points from the Inflation Reduction Act;
  • A big increase in social security payments?
  • Some surprising inflation news from the New York Fed;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Serious concerns about the housing market.

For the interview we took this one on the road.  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive and we did it while we were rolling down the road.  Hey we were talking about cars, technology and transportation so...why not.  To listen to 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. 

 

Talkin’ Cars - On the Road with Ken Chester

Ken Chester is the founder and host of the nationally known broadcast Roadworthy Drive that deals with all forms of transportation and technology.  Here is a first: We're driving back from an event honoring the 80th Birthday of News/Talk 1540 KXEL (where we are both privileged to be carried) and I asked Ken if we could do the interview as we rolled down the road. Why not?  We're talking about transportation and vehicles and while there may be a law against texting and driving...we couldn't find one about driving and recording. Here is our "mobile 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 2 August 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan and the markets…react.  The White House...too. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the second day of August…thanks for being with us. Also, a remember that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • That Taiwan Trip;
  • GEICO closes down in California but why?
  • Amazon pulling back warehouses;
  • Tito's Vodka is selling empty cans;
  • That story is a HOOT;
  • Some food news from Taco Bell;
  • Airbnb is thriving because of you;
  • The Boys are Back with Mike Judge;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • "Everything must go!" Big box retailers.

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 21 July 2022

In yet another surprise U.S. jobless claims were up and over expectations. and that caused us to do a double take.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 21st of July, thanks, as always, everybody for being here. And, a reminder that you can hook up with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram.  Here is what we've got for you today:

  • Those jobless numbers surprised and what that means;
  • Wall Street posted another winning day;
  • Fighting unions this time Chipotle? 
  • More corporate job cuts announced;
  • EV prices and consumer reluctance but, there is a but;
  • Snap stock...well, snaps;
  • Consumers and brand loyalty. You need to hear this;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Americans now priced out of...America?

For the interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO of Tero International about the opportunities and the challenges of the remote workforce. How can leaders better position their workers and those teams? What should they know in advance and how can they become a motivating factor? Asked and answered 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. 

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