Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer.com is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening.

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Business Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about networking and business education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today she also give us a report from an event she spoke at last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities or how cities are re-imagining themselves to become more sustainable for all people no matter their age. Good stuff.

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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Taking Technology to Rural America with Congressman Ro Khanna of California

Recently some technology giants came to Rural Iowa to the town of Jefferson (pop 4,200) to announce a public/private partnership to bring education and careers to this rural community in an experiment that can be replicated in any small town across the United States. Here we visit with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was one of the main instigators in helping pull this all together. We think you'll find his comments on the economy, technology and helping America win right on point.  

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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Building a Better Business with an Engaged Workforce

I say in the opening of this segment that it's best to simply "strap in" because what you are about to hear, when it comes to having an engaged workforce, will have you rethinking about your work and your workers. This reality comes from dozens of years of research and practice. But, what is a "engaged workforce" and how do you get there. Click through to listen to this conversation with Ned Flynn of Aureon HR. He will offer fact based tips and ideas that will increase your revenue stream by 2.5%. No...really. 

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 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 

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Business Networking and Education Events with Laura Kinnard

Each week we spend some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer, Drake University and DMACC as she breaks down some interesting business educational and networking functions in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From small business tax classes to the year end celebration of Million Cups Des Moines to helping cities grow today rather than waiting for tomorrow. Here is Laura! 

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 26 November 2018

So very much to unpack for you today as we take a deep dive into several issues. The stories that are just a click away:

  • Markets bounce up as Tech, Retail and Auto sectors rise;
  • We've got a big story about retail and the past five shopping days;
  • The full General Motors story of plant closings and job cuts;
  • Fashion house Esprit is cutting their workforce and giving you less choice;
  • Kemin Industries builds rail in an attempt to cut fuel costs and promote sustainability;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus an in-depth conversation with WPA - North America president Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith a workplace psychologist. This is NOT what you think but it is an amazing story about measuring productivity, putting the right people in place and so much more...using...technology. Yeah...that.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer on business education and networking events this week into next week. 

Told you it was a full boat today...and thanks for listening!  

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Ro Crosbie from Tero International on Immigration, Canada and More

Recently Ro Crosbie the President/CEO and founder of Tero International joined us for a conversation about immigration, business, Canada and public policy. We also talked about the demographic changes coming to Iowa and other states. Sit back and enjoy as we talk about some issues that are top of mind for our nation and others. 

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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Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker - Iowa Restaurant Association

Our Out to Lunch series is where we have lunch with a thought leader and you get to come along and listen to the conversation. Here, in this long-form interview, I visit with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. There is so much packed into our time together from business training to public policy to education to branding to social media to recruitment/retention. Join us as we go Out to Lunch at our host location, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.

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 15 November 2018

The markets snapped a five day losing streak today on the hope that there might be some headway in the trade talks between the United States and China.  In other business news:

  • A housing trend that we bet you knew nothing about but it is surging;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bill to force Walmart to pay $15 an hour;
  • Wells Fargo to cut 1,000 workers many in Des Moines, Iowa;
  • Tesla cuts the price of their home solar units;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about the health of the rural economy and healthcare. Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa joins us for the ups and downs of the rural economy and why healthcare plays such an important part.

Then we're talking about another health care issue facing Iowa and many other states. Dr. Thomas Gruca joins us to talk about a new study about Physicians Assistants and their contribution to the current health care delivery model. He's from the University of Iowa Tippie School of Business and what he'll share may shock and surprise you.

Thanks for listening!

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