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The Business News Headlines 7 June 2022

The surprising reality about the price of…gasoline. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 7th of June, thanks for being with us. And, stay with us for a conversation with playwright Cathy Lesser Mansfield who is bringing this historical opera "The Sparks Fly Upward" to Cleveland this week. And, you can be anywhere on the planet and see this great piece of work.  Let's go!

  • What's really behind the cost of gasoline;
  • Where it's headed and when it might come down;
  • 10 cities that will pay you to move there;
  • We're going to whine about wine prices;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, Target has a problem. Too much stuff!

For the interview you'll meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. To listen to our 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. 

 

The Sparks Fly Upward in Cleveland

Here you will meet playwriter Cathy Lesser Mansfield who, several years ago, created The Sparks Fly Upward an amazing piece of work that focuses on the lives of three families caught up in The Holocaust. It is both a story about history and of hope. Here you'll learn about the relevance it has on our world today and the timing is so...perfect. This will be presented in Cleveland on June 9 through the 12th but, what is wonderful is that you can watch The Sparks Fly Upward from wherever on the planet you happen to be. Tickets and more can be found here. It was such a joy to connect with Cathy again...and for good reason.   

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 May 2022

There’s been lots of fuss about the lack of baby formula…but that’s not all that is scarce on grocer shelves…. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 31st and final day of May. Thanks for being with us everybody and here's what we've got for you today:

  • More than baby formula missing from shelves;
  • We have a list of missing stuff and...why;
  • GM might just have changed charging EV's;
  • Customer frustration and a tweet that should never be sent;
  • Consumer spending is changing and that worries retail;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • New numbers from the housing industry.

For the interview you'll meet Brenna Young who has reimagined herself, in true entrepreneurial spirit, from catering expert to an expert at navigating craft...boats.  Her new business, Party on the Lake, is not only amazing but even more surprising when it's coming out of...Iowa. 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. 

Trained by the U.S. Coast Guard meet Brenna Young

This truly is one of the more inventive business adventures we've ever featured. Brenna Young was on our newscast several years ago when she had a catering business. A couple of years ago she sold that and reimagined herself as a "Boat Captain for Hire". She went to the United States Coast Guard training facility and now can captain your boat...wherever. She recently traveled to Florida to better learn about navigating the Gulf of Mexico. Her business, Party on the Lake, is a real tribute to entrepreneurship. Listen as we talk about it.

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 May 2022

Nothing is forever….just ask Apple. It’s the business news headlines for Tuesday the 10th day of May, thanks everybody for being with us.  And, make sure you click through for the interview with the CEO of Women Lead Change, Tiffany O'Donnell as we talk about a national survey dealing with challenges faced by women in and out of the workplace. Your voice matters.  In the news:

  • Apple pulls the plug after 20 years;
  • The markets opened way up but...
  • Sticker shock (really) at this restaurant;
  • Amazon firing union organizers;
  • The Consumer Price Index is due out;
  • Costco is opening a bunch of new stores;
  • Tesla is recalling a bunch of vehicles and why;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Tom Brady will have a new, and pricy, gig.

Those stories plus this conversation with Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Women Lead Change. It's all about a national survey that will lay out data on a host of topics and you can help in the effort. To listen and get the link to the survey 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 Women’s Leadership Survey with Tiffany O’Donnell

Data drives decisions. It's something that Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Women Lead Change told me prior to this conversation about a national survey they are doing to dive further into the issues that surround how women are navigating a changed world of work. WLC has, once again, teamed up with the University of Illinois - Chicago for this important work Tiffany hopes will encourage business leaders address the issues that have proven to be barriers. And, you can help by taking this survey. Here is that link and here is our conversation: 

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 Central Iowa Business Conference is Back!

We're so pleased that the Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) is back and here to share the story about special guests, keynote speakers, break-out rooms and what to expect is our friend Todd McDonald from ATW Training Solutions. While the CIBC was created and hosted by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce this truly is an all Iowa adventure. Attendees come from across the state to learn, network and get some solid business advice to take back home and put to work. Here is your invite to register today and enjoy this amazing event and all it offers. 

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 19 April 2022

The big news today was what happened on Wall Street as investors shook off inflation fears and worries about Ukraine. I'll have those numbers for you in just a bit.  But to start things off here is what we've got for you:

  • API entrepreneurs to get a boost;
  • We've got news about Social Security;
  • Heard about the Great, Great Resignation?
  • Natural gas and oil were off on the day;
  • Wanna make $20 an hour...we'll share where;
  • Mail delivery times to get...cut;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Netflix shares tumble in after hours trading and why;
  • The Whiteness of Abercrombie & Fitch.

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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The Business News Headlines 18 April 2022

Welcome back from the holiday weekend. Our hope is that you had a couple of days filled with family and friends and a meaningful time together. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • More Twitter drama from Jack Dorsey;
  • Want to build something? Better use U.S. steel;
  • Some things have gone DOWN in price, we have a list;
  • Natural gas prices are up and temperatures are down;
  • Taco Bell is bringing back a "fan favorite";
  • Alex Jones and Infowars are in the news;
  • Amazon and Unions...yet another story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • These people are not, ever, going back to work.

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 5 April 2022

When "Big Oil" was asked to forgo bonuses and shareholder rewards to help Americans deal with the pain at the pump "Big Oil" said it was just a gimmick. Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of the business news headlines and here is what we've got for you:

  • Not interested...it's a "gimmick";
  • A Gas Stimulus Update;
  • A tough day on Wall Street;
  • A 19 year-old union organizer...fired;
  • Have you heard about...Cracker Jill?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Only a third of the work day is spent on...work?

For the interview: Not long ago I was invited to take part in one of the more than fifty Tero Clinics created by Tero International. I was asked to fill out a personal assessment and then, several weeks later, directed to attend a 90-minute Zoom event. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International and I talk about that experience which, quite frankly, blew me away. To listen to that conversation 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. 

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