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Insight on Business the News Hour is heard daily from, Des Moines, Iowa and each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Waterloo, Iowa. It is the business and economic development news of the Nation/Region with long-form business interviews and a production of our advertising agency Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications.

Insight On Business the News Hour Michael Libbie

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 11 Ratings

Insight on Business the News Hour is heard daily from, Des Moines, Iowa and each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Waterloo, Iowa. It is the business and economic development news of the Nation/Region with long-form business interviews and a production of our advertising agency Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications.

    The Business News Headlines and More 20 February 2024

    The Business News Headlines and More 20 February 2024

    Great to be back with you following a day off for President's Day as we joined the markets and other financial folks by kicking back a bit. Coming up today we start things off with a story about a central bank cutting it's prime rate.  No, not in the U.S. but in China and why the second largest economy on the planet did so. Also today, for the interview, you'll meet David Swartz from Swartz and Associates who specialize in helping commercial property owners appeal their assessments and...win.  Finally, if you want to reach us on social media and if you're on Threads you can find us @Insight_On_Business. And you can hook up with us all day on Twitter or "X" @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Facebook? Sure were there too.  Here's what we've got for you today:
    China cuts it's prime lending rate and why;
    Big news from the world of credit cards;
    Hard times? Recession? Nope say U.S. casinos;
    Small business owners and their concerns for 2024;
    Some E-15 news from corn producing states;
    The Wall Street Report;
    Retirements are kicking up and why that matters.
    For the interview you'll meet David Swartz who, along with his brother, operates Swartz and Associates. Their skill is to successfully appeal commercial property tax assessments and their record for winning is pretty amazing. How and why?  We asked and David answered. To hear that conversation 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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 10 min
    Help Challenging Commercial Property Taxes? Meet David Swartz

    Help Challenging Commercial Property Taxes? Meet David Swartz

    There are not many cities and counties that want to hear this story and we get it.  However, far too often commercial property owners are hit with taxes that are way out of line. That's where Swartz and Associates plays a part. My guest is one-half of the brother team, David Swartz who sat down with me to discuss what has made them a leader in getting positive results for their clients nationwide. We learned a bunch from this conversation and think you will too. Meet David: 
    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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 16 min
    The Business News Headlines 16 February 2024

    The Business News Headlines 16 February 2024

    Welcome to Friday and the Business News Headlines. A programing note we're back on News/Talk 1540 KXEL this Sunday at Noon Central and yes, we stream. Also, Monday is President's Day.  That means the markets will be closed, there is no mail delivery, banks close up and guess what? We're also taking the day off.  Wall Street reopens on Tuesday...and so do we. Finally, if you want to reach us on social media and if you're on Threads you can find us @Insight_On_Business. And you can hook up with us all day on Twitter or "X" @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Facebook? Sure were there too.  Here's what we've got for you today:
    Wholesale prices increased in January but, there is a but;
    Former President Trump hit with a $355 million fine;
    Unity among Big Tech to fight "AI Trickery";
    Consumers are still high on the U.S. economy;
    Part of the reason is wage growth and slowing inflation;
    The Wall Street Report;
    You are "mad as hell" about fast food prices.
    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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 9 min
    The Business News Headlines and More 15 February 2024

    The Business News Headlines and More 15 February 2024

    While other nations struggle the U.S. continues to see an economy that marches on. Why that is makes for our first news story today. Also today you'll meet Janine Moore who has a long time history with the Iowa Beef Industry Council. We caught up with Janine during the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) meeting in Orlando earlier in the month. That and more in this edition of the Business News Headlines. Also, if you want to reach us on social media and if you're on Threads you can find us @Insight_On_Business. And you can hook up with us all day on Twitter or "X" @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Facebook? Sure were there too.  Here's what we've got for you today:
    The story of a strong economy and what drives it;
    Fewer people have filed for unemployment...again;
    Retail sales fell in January and why some are happy about it;
    New news about Wells Fargo hit today;
    Microsoft to make some XBox games available to others;
    Women are driving the world of sports apparel;
    The Wall Street Report;
    New AI generated video...like what could go wrong?
    For the interview you'll meet Janine Moore who with her husband run a small cow/calf herd in What Cheer, Iowa. She has been part of the Iowa Beef Industry Council and we talk about the beef industry, not only in Iowa but nationwide. Plus we also deal with the issue of expanded beef imports and why some exports have gotten more expensive for other nations.  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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 11 min
    Talking Beef with Janine Moore

    Talking Beef with Janine Moore

    While we were on assignment at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention in Orlando we met with Janine Moore from the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Janine and her husband ranch in What Cheer, Iowa and our conversation was not only about the Iowa beef industry but the national and international impact beef has.  She has spent years working on behalf of the beef industry and her knowledge is remarkable. From Ranch to Restaurant to Farm to Table it's an interesting conversation. Enjoy...we did! 
    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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 11 min
    The Business News Headlines - Valentine's Day 2024

    The Business News Headlines - Valentine's Day 2024

    We could not help ourselves. We've got several stories we think you'll find timely on this Valentine's Day 2024 from Miami to procrastination to falling in love with a ChatBot. Not making this up.  Also, if you want to reach us on social media and if you're on Threads you can find us @Insight_On_Business. And you can hook up with us all day on Twitter or "X" @IOB_NewsHour and on Instagram. Facebook? Sure were there too.  Here's what we've got for you today:
    What the the Miami Airport have to do with Valentine's Day?
    The economic impact of this "Day of Love";
    We bet you procrastinated on gift buying and how we know;
    What? A strike on Valentine's Day?  Yep;
    The lack of socialization is a major issue;
    But, some fall in love with their AI ChatBot...no, really;
    The Wall Street Report;
    Walmart getting into TV and why.
    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  PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher 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...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

MeatyThoughts ,

The real deal!

Michael is the real deal when it comes to DIY podcasting. Amazing content. Great questions. Professional work all around. Amazing podcast based in Iowa!

CaliNate101 ,

Laughable and agenda filled

I tried but listening to how a business billionaire is a victim of antisemitism because he was called evil was too much for me.

Pocket warrior ,

Could be so much better

Just report the facts, and please leave your political leanings out of business updates. The host is overtly left leaning, which in itself is fine, but he lets that ruin what should simply be the facts by spinning everything against the president.

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