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The Business News Headlines 23 November 2021

Our top story today will depress the heck out of my granddaughter...the Dollar Store is officially dead as Dollar Tree today raised their prices by a whopping 25%.  Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith a Iowa House member who has announced his intention to become the next governor of this state. The intersection of business and politics today.

  • The Dollar Store Story;
  • President Biden and oil;
  • Are gas prices historically high?
  • Walmart ain't going back to 24/7;
  • Best Buy and organized crime;
  • Retailers betting on Black Friday foot traffic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • He will take his salary in...Bitcoin.

Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) and his really interesting story. Rep. Smith is running to become the next Iowa governor so we talk about business, education, hunting and so much more. 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 2 November 2021

It's Election Day in America and if you have not yet voted in your local election time is wasting. Get on it. Polls in my part of the country close at 8PM.  Here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines:

  • The Chipmunks are for sale...interested?
  • Facebook ditching facial recognition and why;
  • Hey, quit talking to Alexa so much...says Amazon;
  • For many communities it's already infrastructure week;
  • The rental car business is hot again;
  • Zillow to shut down its home buying group;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Would a "trophy office" lure you back to the office?

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 October 2021

What goes up must come down and that's what happened today on Wall Street...and we'll share why. Also today we're going to get "hyper-local" with our guest segment and visit with Mike Jones a public defender and candidate for Mayor of the small Iowa community of Windsor Heights. He's taking on an incumbent and details...why.  But, first the news:

  • Wall Street ticks down and why;
  • Another burger place in San Francisco forced to close;
  • Fail to tip your Door Dash Driver...could mean cold food;
  • Ford reports some good earnings and surprises Wall Street;
  • Carvana, Hertz and Tesla;
  • Finally some good news from Harley-Davidson;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is that MBA worth it?  We have an answer.

Those stories plus you'll meet Mike Jones who is currently a City Councilman for Windsor Heights, Iowa and Mayor Pro-Tem. So...why is he challenging the incumbent? We asked in this hyper local segment...enjoy.  You can hear that conversation 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.

 

Meet Mike Jones for Mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa

Living in a small community...even one that is surrounded by the Des Moines Metro...has some advantages. Windsor Heights, Iowa has roughly 5,000 folks living in this "land-locked" city. While small it does have the ability to do some big things and one of those is business development. Here Mike Jones, who is running for Mayor of Windsor Heights sits down to talk about his race, why he decided to run and some thoughts about roads, waterways, taxes, housing, diversity, branding and...yes...business development.  Meet Mike!

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 30 June 2021

The final day of June and the number of new workers, according to ADP, may set the pace for a better economy. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The ADP jobs report was solid;
  • U.S. Tribal Governments get some cash;
  • A new crop of folks buying RV's;
  • Ford is shutting down some plants and why;
  • New regulations will impact the autonomous vehicle market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Apple not moving on working from the office.

Those stories plus a brief conversation with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from Iowa, who is cross-crossing the state talking about voting rights. It's called Democracy on Tap. Now, you might wonder if there is a business aspect to this and...there is.  J.D. explains. 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.

 

Democracy on Tap with J.D. Scholten

Late last evening we were able to catch up with J.D. Scholten in one of many stops he's made with Democracy on Tap a voting rights effort from the New Iowa Project. The event, held at a local brewpub (like all the stops), is designed to get voting activists involved following the recent purge of voters from the rolls as well as a long list of "voter suppression" legislation recently passed by the Iowa Legislature. You might be wondering why we covered this event...because our focus is on business. Well, there is a very real business impact...click through to learn more. 

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.

A Business Conversation with Congresswoman Cindy Axne

It's been some time since we've been able to do in person interviews and we were anxious to sit down with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) and talk about a host of business related issues from taxes to farming to child care to roads, bridges and even cyber-security.  It's a wide ranging conversation and we invite you to listen in.  There is so much going on outside of D.C. and you should know about it. If you are interested in more here is her campaign website

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 April 2021

It's the Wednesday Edition of the Business News Headlines and we've got a great long-form business interview coming your way today as well.  But first, here's what we've got for you:

  • As lockdowns ease fuel prices go up;
  • The fastest selling care in the U.S. is...
  • The Coinbase IPO story;
  • A U.S. shoe company CEO and $30 million;
  • More heat against voting restrictions;
  • Flying soon? Oh, that middle seat;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bernie Madoff dies.

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet Traci Galligan the Senior Vice President for Human Resources from the nation's largest insurer and financial services company NCMIC which, we bet, you may never have heard of. Their motto is "Taking Care of Our Own". Who are they and what do they do for clients and employees? Find out more by clicking through here. 

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 12 April 2021

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines.  We can tell you that Wall Street today paused a bit as several important items kick off this week. But, before we get into that...here's what we've got for you today:

  • When is CEO compensation too much;
  • Mounting concern over a COVID19 vaccine;
  • Ford continues a tradition that is 39 years old;
  • The business world vs. voting restrictions;
  • Chips dip and the president weighs in;
  • Who makes up the "Dream Customer" today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Gen Z is looking at a rough future.

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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