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The Business News Headlines 12 October 2018

The final day of the week and what a week it has been. The markets today were like a yo-yo. We'll have that story plus a look at these national headlines:

  • Sources say that Sears is winding down...or are they?
  • Some say Sears has inked a deal to stay open until after Christmas;
  • High interest rates and the impact on home buyers;
  • If the new postal rates go through...
  • Obamacare rates to go...down?
  • Tough to fill job positions? We've give FIVE tips;
  • The markets and what the heck happened today.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kelly Riley from the Des Moines Botanical Garden about an upcoming seminar with some unique nationally known talent coming to talk...plants and more.

Then we close out the week with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed with Stuff to DO in the Metro with our friends from Cityview Magazine...

Thanks for listening! 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview, Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed

Each Friday we bring you Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. They, along with the crew from Cityview Magazine offer up some great ideas to get out and enjoy.  Like tonight HOCKEY with the Iowa Wild. There is a live horror show. Fun Home talk. Fleetwood Mac returning to wells Fargo. We've got comedy and some serious stuff. Oh, and Love Never Dies...click through and get out there! 

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 October 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street with the Dow losing nearly 550 points which means over the past two days we've seen the Dow shed 1,300 points. That story and:

  • Will the Earnings Season, which starts tomorrow pull the markets back?
  • What if Sears does go into bankruprtcy what should you as a consumer know?
  • Postal rate hikes coming and if so, who pays what?
  • The Markets and the Market report with all the numbers.

Also today we're going to take a deep dive into the U.S. Health Care System with Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow with the Sanders Institute. This conversation touches every employee and employer. You know how health care costs are driving holes into your bottom line...and your paycheck. We'll talk about that and listen in as Michael offers some solutions....actually one big solution.

Thanks for listening!

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Health Care Costs - Impacting Employers, Employees and Quality of Life

Hang on because we're about to open up a conversation about health care costs and how they are killing productivity, the bottom line, employee quality of life and our business community. When does all of this move us to an honest conversation about a health care system that works for everybody? Back for a return visit is Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow at the Sanders Institute. What he will share with you will be mind-numbing. Maybe it's time to 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 - 10 October 2018

Each weekday at about 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines but, you don't have to be stuck in your vehicle or your radio...you can listen on YOUR time. In the business news today:

  • Is the party over as the Dow drops over 800 points;
  • Amazon made good today on their promise to adjust wages for long term employees;
  • Ford announces lay-offs...that could be as high as 24,000 workers. Why? We'll share;
  • Sears may be getting ready to say "good-bye";
  • Michael shuts down oil and gas production in the Gulf;
  • And, yep, the headwinds the markets are facing.

Those stories and a conversation with Matthew McIver the Artistic Director of the professional group the Iowa Stage Theatre Company that has roots going back generations. What does live theatre mean to the quality of life and recruitment/retention of top talent?  We asked that question and more...

Thanks for coming by! 

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The Business News 9 October 2018

So much going on today but not to fear...you won't miss out. We've got some of the top business news stories plus a bit of public policy as we sit down with three people running for public office. But, first the news:

  • Housing intrest rates climb to 5% and that will have an impact on the housing market;
  • Considering retirement? Not until you can answer three questions;
  • New news about the Amazon pay raise and it's...mixed;
  • Papa John's stock is going up and we'll tell you why;
  • Sam and Gabe's closed their doors and the reason may not surprise you;
  • What happened today on Wall Street?  We'll share.

Also today we sit down with Rob Sand who is seeking the statewide office of Auditor. What does the State Auditor do? Why does it mater? What's the deal with the state budget? What's going on with your tax dollars and for-profit medicaid?  We asked and Rob Sand has an answers.

Also today we're going to spend some time in rural Iowa and visit with two Iowa House candidates. First up is David Weaver who is running in House District 47 which is much of Boone County. He's got a great story that we think you'll appreciate.  Meet David Weaver:

Then we'll introduce you to Tim Winter who is running for the Iowa House in District 48. It's a huge area made up of part of Webster, Story and Boone Counties and all of Hamilton County. Tim Winter gets lots of windshield time.

Thanks for listening!

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Meet Tim Winter - Iowa House District 48

He has a sprawling district so he spends lots of time behind the wheel getting to voters in House District 48 which covers part of Webster County, Boone County, Story County and all of Hamilton County. Loads of "windshield time" meeting votres, doing forums and talking public policy. What is he hearing?  We asked. Meet Tim Winter candidate for Iowa House District 48.

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 Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each week we sit down with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and DMBizMixer to talk about upcoming business events and networking opportunities. From Million Cups to Live2Lead to co-working and much more Laura has the details. Grab your calendar and click ahead.

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 8 October 2018

Coming to you from Boone, Iowa it's the Business News Hour for Monday the 8th of October. In the news today you'll learn why we're here plus:

  • Folks what to know what is in their...food;
  • Bond funds are in trouble but there is a silver lining;
  • A rising tide lifts all boats...but, what if you don't have a boat;
  • More bad news today from Tesla;
  • What happened, and why, on Wall Street.

Those stories and more about why we took a road trip today.  Also we've got Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership in to talk a bit about the upcoming Annual Dinner and the speaker who will join so many on 17 January.

We're also going to visit with Ro Crosbie the founder, president and CEO of Tero International. Her company recently was recognized as The Best Of...by the Des Moines Business Record. What do awards men to the company, staff and (more important) the customers and clients. We'll chat about that and more.

Thanks for coming by!

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The Partnership Dinner - A Big Deal for Central Iowa

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership throws a party to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and, more importantly, look ahead to the future. Recently the Partnership released the name of the keynote speaker at the event scheduled for the 17th of January.  We sat down with Jay Byers to learn more about J.D. Vance and what this event means for business in Central Iowa. For more here is a link to the Partnership website. 

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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