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The Business News Headlines 21 June 2022

Like many, we took yesterday off due to the national holiday of Juneteenth and recovered a bit from a fantastic Father's Day.  And...a couple of days off seemed to do Wall Street some good as well. Before we get there a reminder that you can follow along with us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Here is what we've got for you today: 

  • No News - Good News?
  • 5 U.S. cities with massive unoccupied housing;
  • Customer Service and Fast Food Flops;
  • Kellogg's to become three companies;
  • Dairy Queen, Bottled Water and The Blizzard;
  • Uber & Lyft face a class action legal issue;
  • Beer trouble in...Germany;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • UberX Share is starting up and what that means.

For the interview you'll hear from Liz Kennedy in what was a totally unplanned conversation that we found interesting and amazing. From who owns The Cedar Rapids Gazette to exploring big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa. This is some serious good stuff....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 3 June 2022

Today we learned that the U.S. added 390,000 jobs. Wall Street was hoping for much less…  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 3rd day of June, thanks for being with us everybody. This has been quite a week and we've felt it here. Just last night two young people lost their lives in a church parking lot in Ames, Iowa and the shooter then took his own life in what is being described as a "domestic situation". Gun violence continues to rock us and the entire nation.  Sorry for the sidetrack but it's been a week.  In the business news headlines:

  • 390,000 jobs added in May - Wall Street wanted fewer;
  • Does that add up?  Some thoughts;
  • Meanwhile there has been a surge in layoffs;
  • But fewer people are filing for unemployment;
  • Headed toward a recession or...not?
  • Acquiring Kohls is, well, complicated;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restaurants may be biting the hand that feeds them.

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 June 2022

ADP is issuing a warning about the May Job Numbers…it’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 2nd day of June…thanks for being with us.  And, just a teaser, if you are under the age of 55 we suspect the last story today might not have the same impact on you than those traveling folks of the 60's and 70's.  Here's what we've got:

  • If the numbers hold it's a job failure;
  • Oil prices climb;
  • Wall Street shrugged off some news;
  • Facebook is sending out checks;
  • Some $5.8 billion in student debt forgiven;
  • Time to bring back the "Brown Bag" for lunch?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Today we lost something iconic...no, really.

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 June 2022

Soon it could be time to get “Back to the Future”…  It’s the business news headlines for Wednesday the first day of June, thanks for being with us...and yes, we're talking cars...and more. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A new EV with a history?
  • The first of the month was bearish;
  • Janet Yellen says she made a mistake;
  • Oil prices climb and why;
  • Elon Musk says RTO or goodbye;
  • Paycheck to paycheck at $250K a year;
  • New labor numbers are out;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy Now Pay Later - Be Very Careful.

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 May 2022

For weeks we’ve been told we’re headed for a recession and the Fed acted too late in tackling inflation. But…now?  We've got a new story.  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 26th day of May, thanks for being with us. Here's what we've got:

  • Recession? Not so fast...
  • This major burger chain could get a new owner;
  • Yet another scarce item at the grocery store;
  • Oh, and what is behind that shortage;
  • Living Large - CEO pay vs. worker pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Bye-Bye office...forever.

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 May 2022

Back in the saddle but not back to our studios. This is coming to you from the Central Iowa Business Conference being held in Des Moines that, to our mind, should be re-branded to the Midwest Business Conference. In the coming days you'll hear from some of the people who attended with their unique business stories that span the nation.  But first, here is what we've got for you today:

  • Tech Stocks took a beating today;
  • Pizza and the Kansas Supreme Court;
  • The Juneteenth ice cream saga;
  • Microchips a Macro Problem;
  • Ukraine and the global economy;
  • The future of Zoom?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The data on job quitters.

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 May 2022

It’s the Monday edition of the business news headlines which I wrote in a airport terminal and then do to a crash of a twin engine Cessna through the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport (nobody hurt) we had to wait hours for the FAA to open up the airport. Then over an hour later we finally took off. Not arriving in Iowa until 9:00PM.  What a day and here's the news:

  • The Markets bounced back;
  • Not a good couple of weeks for Elon Musk;
  • In case you've run out of stuff to worry about...
  • Summer road trips in spite of higher gas prices;
  • Another big chain leaves Russia;
  • The IRS is raising interest rates;
  • A major bank increased its minimum wage...a bunch;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How about "Mandatory Vacation"?

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 May 2022

It was a rocky start to the week as some weak data impacted Wall Street. It’s the business news headlines for Monday the 16th day of May…thanks for being with us everybody. 

  • The "Rocky Start" explained;
  • After more than 30 years they are leaving;
  • Over priced pizza?  Who? We share names;
  • The White House - Jeff Bezos and Taxes;
  • A major sponsor wants OUT of Canton;
  • Gun Sales and Gun Stocks;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Even at $200 a year this chain is worried about finding managers.

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 13 May 2022

There is always hope and just maybe investors will get a break come next week.  It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 13th day of May…thanks for being with us and yes, we’re back in our studio after a whirlwind trip to D.C.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Investors are eyeing next week;
  • It's been a wild week for Crypto;
  • What 40K gas powered vehicles for the USPS?
  • Musk says the Twitter deal is on hold and why;
  • High gas prices putting a strain on consumers;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it really be the Great Recalibration?

Those stories PLUS you'll hear from Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. It's one of the reasons I was in D.C. and what he has to say impacts not only Central Iowa but the entire Midwest.  To listen to that conversation, just 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 12 May 2022

How many times do we have to run a story about restaurants and…tips?  It’s the business news headlines for Thursday the 12th of May and coming to you once again from Washington, D.C. as we take part in the 2022 Greater Des Moines Partnership trip to the capital. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Yet another restaurant story of wage theft;
  • The population growth of the U.S. is...slow;
  • The three states people are leaving and why;
  • Carvana laid off workers and today....
  • He worked for a whole day and walks with $700k;
  • Jerome Powell and the U.S. Senate;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Twitter is on a cost cutting run and why.

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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