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Karen McCullough for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

In January we'll be taking the Show on the Road and head to Mobile, Alabama for the Annual National Tractor Parts Dealer Association Meeting and Trade Show. Here is a brief phone interview with Karen McCullough a nationally known speaker who will be presenting #NTPDA19. Listen in...and it's good advice for any 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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The Business News Headlines 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

Thanks for listening!

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Business News Headlines 22 November 2018

And you thought we'd take the day off?  Happy Thanksgiving Day to our U.S. listeners and thank you for coming by.  Here is the business news that is just a click away:

  • Crops rot as the trade war with China rolls through the 2018 Harvest;
  • Skipping out of the Black Friday Madness? It's a growing trend;
  • Facebook, we learn, has been lying for months;
  • The cost of that Thanksgiving Day Dinner?  We've got the numbers.

Speaking of numbers the markets are closed today for the holiday...so we can get this to you earlier. Nice huh?

In The Interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO and Founder of Tero International about business and immigration. Ro, an immigrant from Canada, recently won an award designed for immigrant businesses and that caused her to pause a bit and reflect on public policy, jobs and business.

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 1 November 2018

We were told today that the talks with China went well. How well and the details we don't know but just that small bit of hope sent the markets up. Who says we don't live in a global economy. Some of the stores you'll here today:

  • Google employees walk off the job at locations all across the globe;
  • Sears to license manufacturing of some key name brands to third parties;
  • The White House says the federal minimum wage is a bad idea;
  • The sad story of farming in America this time it's the dairy industry;
  • Voting has already happened on Wall Street and there is a big surprise;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

In for The Interview is the principal of Valley West High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Recently the Jewish Community Relations Commission offered yet another of their lecture series and this time it deals with implicit bias.  What is it, how to combat it, what it means for education and business and finally how do we control our own bias.  David Maxwell is here for The Interview

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Business News Headlines 29 October 2018

Each weekday we offer up some of the top business news stories on your time. No more having to wait in your vehicle you can listen in at any time. And you can subscribe here on Podbean or on any of your favorite podcast channels. On tap today:

  • The Markets started off OK but, in the end, it got ugly;
  • Consumers are holding on to their smart phones much longer...why?
  • The disappearing cashier and store line Sam's Club to open a new concept in Texas;
  • Wells Fargo says, "Hang on a bit longer you'll get your money...";
  • Not Chicken and the Egg but Chickens and Courts.

Those stories plus this conversation with Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who was in town stumping for candidates including Amber Gustafson who is running for the Iowa State Senate out of Ankeny. Meet Amber as we continue our profile of various candidates around Iowa. You can listen to our conversation here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about business networking and education events happening in the DSMUSA Metro this week and into next week.

Thanks for listening!

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Senator Amy Klobuchar and Amber Gustafson Talking Elections and Issues

Iowa has been picking up lots of visitors ahead of the November elections. Recently Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) came to Iowa to stump for candidates up and down the ballot. We caught up with her at an event for Iowa State Senate candidate Amber Gustafson of Ankeny. Here we start out with Sen. Klobuchar asking her why she is doing this work and then introduce you to Amber. Have a listen...

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 24 October 2018

Lots of information on this Wednesday the 24th of October. Remember when we told you October is usually a lousy month for the markets.  Yep. We'll detail what happened today as the Dow lost any gains it had made so far this year.  In other business news today:

  • New home sales are lagging and it just may get worse;
  • Americans love to buy goods made in China...well, maybe not for long;
  • Walmart taking on Amazon in a big way;
  • Corporate America has a problem with...women;
  • Also the full numbers report from Wall Street.

In for The Interview today is Democratic Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tim Gannon. Tim, a farmer from Jasper County, says he has plans on how to better the rural economy while strengthening the state budget. We also talk about soil, water and what he is hearing as he travels the state. Meet Tim Gannon here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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Meet Tim Gannon for Secretary of Agriculture

In our continuing series of profiling some of the candidates for office today we're going to focus on agriculture and Tim Gannon who is running for Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Tim is a farmer from Jasper County who spent eight years working for the USDA under then Secretary Tom Vilsack. Join the conversation as Tim highlights his commitment to agriculture his answers for the rural and urban economy, the impact of trade disputes on farming as well as soil and water issues. Answers to some tough questions. Meet Tim Gannon: 

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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Running for President Meet Congressman John K. Delaney

He is the first Democratic candidate to announce a run for president in 2020. Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD) has been in Iowa a number of times. On his most recent visit he cut out some time to talk with us about his candidacy, his story, his business world and his passion to build unity. Why is that important? In his words, "So we can actually get things done to benefit the American people."  Have a listen...he makes a strong case.

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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