Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines for 13 January 2022

It was a busy news day and one that did not favor Wall Street. And, once you finish listening to what we've got for you today make sure you listen to the conversation about Electric Vehicles with the founder and hosts of Roadworthy Drive, Ken Chester. Some amazing facts and predictions await you.  Let's go!

  • Yep, you are pretty much on your own;
  • Stocks sank due to a number of issues;
  • Let's talk chicken and a old/new Popeye's deal;
  • Let's talk non-chicken and KFC;
  • Ford stock was up a bunch today and why;
  • The new unemployment numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The restaurant ended tipping and pays $25 an hour.

Now for the interview:  My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time. 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.

 

The World of Electric Vehicles with Ken Chester of Roadworthy Drive

Hang on because this is an amazing conversation about electric vehicles and why automakers the world over are pouring billions into everything from battery production to chip production to motors that make internal combustion engines a relic. My guest is Ken Chester the founder and host of Roadworthy Drive heard on radio stations nationwide and also in podcast form. Ken does a deep dive into the EV market and shares some remarkable facts and predictions. Well worth your time.

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 January 2022

Sure the Central Bank is going to deal with inflation but, said Fed Chair Powell today, "...interest rates should remain at historically low levels". That...was enough to move the markets. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What Fed Chair Powell said;
  • Buy a COVID home test and think insurance;
  • President Biden in support of changing senate rules;
  • The IRS has a problem that will impact you;
  • Bank of America just baited other banks;
  • United Airlines cutting some routes and why;
  • EV maker Rivian misses projections but...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The CEO of the biggest bank on vaccinations.

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 10 January 2022

Welcome back to another week of the business news headlines and stick around and click through for an interesting conversation about the world of print magazines. Think print is dead?  Not so fast. But, first the news and this is what we've got for you:

  • Two words troubled Wall Street;
  • Billions being spent to enlarge ports;
  • He says he uses a Tesla to mine for crypto;
  • Who's winning? Hybrids or EV's? We'll tell;
  • Some really HOT & SPICY food news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The IRS has just warned us...

How many news stories have you heard or seen that tells us print is dying...or is dead? Plenty...right? But there are outliers especially if that print publication has a niche that consumers want. That is the story behind Little Village a magazine that's been around for twenty years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area and is now expanding into the Des Moines market. With me is publisher Genevieve Trainor and advertiser/entrepreneur Mike Draper from RayGun. 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.

The Business News Headlines 4 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

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 January 2022

Welcome, once again, to a brand new year. Glad you've clicked through. Here are the business news headlines we've got for you today and there are some surprises just ahead.

  • Need a used car? Get ready for sticker shock;
  • New car sales off a whopping 23% from last year;
  • The first trading day of 2022 was...good;
  • The number one carmaker in the U.S. is...
  • How about some plant based sausage for lunch;
  • And a real meat story with some...serious cash;
  • Starbucks says it's employees must get the jab or...
  • COVID home tests from a surprising place;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Do we call this Return to the Office 3.0?

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 December 2021

It's the New Years Eve edition of Insight on Business glad you're with us again today. Let us hope that 2022 is a better year for so many.  Here's what we've got for you today and stick around because Jeff Pitts from Cityview is in to chat it up about stuff to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news:

  • The ten best performing stocks of 2021? We have a list;
  • Wall Street ended the day down but the year up;
  • A strike at an Apple factory in India;
  • Some union news out of an East Coast McDonald's;
  • Know anybody that uses a Blackberry?  We have news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 2021 takes from us a television icon.

It's a Happy New Year to you and yours! With us, because we don't take days off, is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and he's got a list of "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. We've got music, stories, sports and all kinds of "Friday Fun". Click through and get out there...enjoy! 

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 December 2021

We're clearly on the downward drive of 2021 but still there is always breaking news from the world of business. Today we'll start out talking about the Santa Rally and some surprising news from Apple.  Let's go:

  • The Santa Rally stalled and why;
  • A retail giant is back but, will it last?
  • A pay-day loan company is in really hot water;
  • Apple is in the "giving mode" it would seem;
  • Gas to hit close to $4 a gallon? We're not buying it;
  • EV maker Rivian made an announcement today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Not flying? You are soooooo lucky.

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 20 December 2021

Welcome back to the Monday before Christmas 2021. It will be a shorter week of trading on Wall Street and today the markets tanked yet again. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What prompted the sell off today;
  • We've got another product recall for you;
  • Amazon gave a book 5 stars because...
  • Another city tries the guaranteed income program;
  • The best loved companies? We'll share the top five;
  • Yet another COVID economic casuality;
  • Electric Vehicle stock sink and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could the Big Apple be shutting down...again?

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 December 2021

Our newscast comes out of Iowa where yesterday we saw a freak storm rage across the state causing property damage and the life of a truck driver. A reminder of the power of the weather.  Wind gusts as high as 85 mph...we're fine and grateful.  In the business news headlines:

  • Millions quit their jobs...and why;
  • The markets sagged today and we'll share why;
  • McDonald's claws back $105 million in severance;
  • The fastest selling vehicle in the U.S. is...
  • Employees at a candle factory in Kentucky are suing;
  • Buy Now - Pay Later is getting a hard look;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Texans are quitting their jobs in mass.

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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