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The Business News Headlines 16 January 2019

Welcome to the Business News Hour coming to you today from beautiful, and warm, Mobile, Alabama.  In the news headlines today:

  • Big Banks Big Profits;
  • Sears will remain open...for now;
  • Netflix boosted their prices but know what...it will happen again;
  • The number is 29 and it has to do with women;
  • Ford sees some dark days ahead;
  • The housing market hit a wall in December;
  • Those stories the real retirement of a DSM CEO and Wall Street.

Also today we'll shine our Small Business Spotlight on the Quill & Nib located in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines. It's all high quality and owner Rob Beers also makes pens for discerning individuals. Oh, and the reason he started the business years ago?  It was on a...dare.  To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening!

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Quill & Nib - Our Small Business Spotlight

Years ago Rob Beers was chided by his Mother suggesting that he get a "real job". A guy that marches to his own drummer, Rob decided to go into retail but in something very special. Rob liked custom and high end pens. Our Small Business Spotlight shines on the Quill & Nib located in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa. Oh...and don't go looking for a website...as Rob says..."people find me because of my high quality work...and what we sell". You've got to listen. And then call him at 515-223-6299.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

Thanks for listening!! 

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Greater Des Moines Partnership Legislative Goals with Joe Murphy

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership, an organization made up of 24 area chambers of commerce, comes up with their legislative priorities. We sat down with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs to click down the wishlist. You should know that many of the items are not focused only on the Des Moines Metro but will also impact the entire state. Here then is Joe...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 14 January 2019

Hope you had a great weekend! Back at it for another Monday and we've got the following business news headlines for you...just a click away:

  • Wall Street falters today and we'll share why;
  • Thousands of teachers are out on strike in Los Angeles and we'll share those demands;
  • CVS Health will spend $100 million on community health programs...why? We have an idea;
  • A hedge fund wants to buy Gannett and Gannett is listening;
  • The shutdown claims another victim;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with a $15 an hour proposal;
  • Former congressman John K. Delaney was in Iowa and we chatted with him;
  • Wall Street did what?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events this week. Plus we look at the status of female owned businesses in Iowa and a recent American Express finding. To hear that conversation click here

Thanks for listening! 

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Business Networking and Education Opportunities with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about upcoming business education and networking events in the Greater Des Moines Metro and this week we've got a ton of stuff going on. It would seem like something for just about anybody. And some comments on the recent American Express findings on how states measure up when it comes to female owned businesses. You may be surprised at how Iowa ranks.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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 11 January 2019

It was the first full week in several weeks and much of business seemed ready for the weekend. In the newscast tonight: 

  • The main word on Wall Street is "Uncertainty".
  • New home sales were down in November and December;
  • The shutdown and housing, another problem;
  • Bet you've never heard of Ollie's Bargain Outlet. You will today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why. 

Those stories and some fun with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Each Friday we take a look at his  picks for Stuff to DO in the Metro and we'll start out talking...rodeo!  To hear that zany stuff...click here

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Stuff to DO With Cityview with Jeff Pitts

Each Friday afternoon we get a little silly and talk up entertainment events happening this weekend and into next week with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We start with cowboys get into a film and a bunch more.  Stuff to DO in the #DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Self Awareness, Cultural Bias and Business with Kyle Hopkins

Coast to coast business is facing quickly changing demographics. Here we visit with Kyle Hopkins a trainer with Tero International about ways in which we can create a better business climate by becoming more self aware. Of recognizing what might be cultural bias and then channel ways in which to better understand ourselves and others. In the end it leads, according to Kyle, to improved relations and more business. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm 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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Business News Headlines 10 January 2019

Wall Street had another decent day...imagine what might have been without all the other distractions. Here are the business news headlines that are just a click away:

  • Day five and the markets won again;
  • Federal workers start to sue the federal government over the shutdown and they could win;
  • Meanwhile thousands of federal workers file for unemployment;
  • Retail stocks took a beating today led by Macy's;
  • The future of Amazon could be altered by a divorce;
  • A look at the numbers in our Wall Street Report.

In for The Interview is Kyle Hopkins a trainer from Tero International. We'll be talking about self awareness, bias, culture and more. So, what's the business angle? He says that by paying attention to differences and recognizing them helps build relationships and...in the end...sales. An interesting topic. To hear that conversation, click here

Thanks for listening!! 

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