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The Business News Headlines for 6 November 2018

It's the Election Day Edition of the Business News Hour...mostly politics free. Today we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • Hundreds lose their homes due to a "glitch" and Wells Fargo says they are, "sorry";
  • The votes are in and the best online grocer is...
  • Add one less flight attendant on United Airlines to your list of why you love traveling;
  • Papa John's is having trouble winning back customers;
  • Some big news out of little Jefferson, Iowa;
  • The markets did....what today?  We'll share.

Plus were going to talk about your voice and some tips from Wayne Bruns of Tero International about what to do to enhance your verbal communication skills and why that is so important.  Wayne Bruns is in for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 3 October 2018

Busy news day today with lots of information and a couple of stunning interviews. Today we'll share stories about:

  • The economy is roaring. Everybody is doing just dandy...or are they;
  • Amazon won't be giving its workers bonuses or stock shares, we'll tell why;
  • And the most wealthy person on the planet is...;
  • Barnes and Noble stock was up, big time, today. Why? Yeah, we'll tell you;
  • Wi-Fi gets numbers rather than gibberish;
  • The markets? We'll check the numbers.

For our first interview it's the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Jay Byers who is in to talk about tariffs and more to the point trade with...(wait for it)...Cuba. Jay Byers on trade and more.

Also today, you've heard the stories about how Amazon is playing all of us for fools and that the U.S. Post Office is taking a big hit. Not true says Vic McCuen the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers - Central Iowa Merged Branch. We'll also talk about the effort to take the post office...private and what that would do for Rural America. The price of stamps, retirement costs oh...and the eyes and ears of your neighborhood.  Vic McCuen a click away.

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The Business News Headlines 1 October 2018

Welcome to October! We've got the business news headlines for you on YOUR time. Just a click away you'll learn more about:

  • The new U.S., Canada and Mexico trade agreement...well, as much as we know now;
  • Tesla stock was way up today following the deal with the SEC;
  • Money losing companies and their IPO...investors seem to love them;
  • Papa John had his day in court today;
  • The Trend: Retail closing for Thanksgiving Day. But, there is an economic reality as to why;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...bang but watch out for increasing fuel prices.

Those stories and a conversation with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) as she was in Iowa to speak to the non-partisan Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. We'll talk trade, wages, workers, health care, economics, business and ask about socialism.

Also today, and just a click away, is Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com. We'll talk about upcoming business education and networking events in the metro. Go ahead, click through and get your calendar ready.

And, thanks for coming by! 

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Can I Have Your Attention with Curt Steinhorst

We are swimming in a sea of distraction and we're getting...tired. Meet Curt Steinhorst the author of "Can I Have Your Attention" and the founder of FocusWise. His presentation at the Central Iowa Business Conference was all about avoiding distractions, focusing on better communication and finding ways to cut through the clutter. And, if you're in business and trying to sell something...what do you do about consumers and their constant barrage of information? It was a great keynote and you, now, get to experience Curt Steinhorst. Enjoy! 

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 18 September 2018

What happened while you were working? Here are some of the top business news headlines and a look at what happened on Wall Street and why! Today:

  • China worries? Not so much;
  • New TV ads for Papa John's but guess who is missing;
  • This pot company may soon have a market value of $1 billion;
  • Talking drugs...a drug maker sued in court for bribing physicians for the drug...;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with AARP-Iowa volunteer Don Corrigan about Complete Streets a proposal set to be voted on by the Des Moines City Council. So...why in the heck is AARP-Iowa involved?  We asked.

Also today we talk with Maureen Berger about something called Outcome Driven Sales...we are all selling something but in this program from Tero International we make sure it's a "win-win" for buyer and seller.

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe! 

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Business News Headlines 13 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines on your time...each weekday we offer up some interesting business news items on your drive home...or while you're still at the office. Today we're covering these stories:

  • Jeff Bezos is in with $2 billion to help young struggling families;
  • Too big to fail did fail and who reaped the rewards? We'll lay it all out;
  • Say it ain't so! Goodbye to the VW Bug;
  • General Electric got smaller today;
  • Job cuts from Meredith Publishing
  • Target to add 120,000 jobs...from where?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Today we'll also chat about AARP-Iowa with Brad Anderson and volunteer Don Corrigan you don't want to miss this learning experience.

It's time for HOCKEY in Iowa! Today, for the 6th time that the Iowa Wild open up their season we'll chat with the team president Todd Fredrickson and tell you about the NHL coming to Des Moines next week.

Thanks for clicking through! 

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The Wave, University of Iowa and Social Media Club Des Moines

Next week the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event centered on The Wave. You saw The Wave this past weekend from Kinnick Stadium when fans, players, coaches, officials all turn and wave for several minutes at patients and families at the University Children's Hospital. Did you know it all started two years ago with one Facebook Post. On Tuesday 18 September the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event and panel discussion and proceeds go directly to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Here is Jessie Brown from SMCDM to explain and get you to...GO! 

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 - 12 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 12th of September, thanks for clicking through. Today in the business news:

  • The biggest lie that will get you booted from a job offer;
  • Working too hard? Richard Branson says have more fun and a 3 day work week;
  • Speaking of jobs, FedEx and Macy's are hiring but where will they find...people;
  • Some McDonald's workers going on strike next week. Why? Sexual Harassment;
  • Hear about the drug company that raised the price of a medicine by 400%;
  • The new iPhones were introduced today and Apple stock went...down;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Ned Flynn and Tracy Gonsalez from Aureon about something that can have a major impact on employee retention and recruitment. We're talking workers compensation...and it's important.

Then, you know about The Wave right? Did you know it all started with one Facebook post? With us to talk about that and a special event from the Social Media Club of Des Moines is Jessie Brown. We're talking University of Iowa, The Wave and more...click through! 

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Business News Headlines 11 September 2018

Each weekday you get the business news headlines on your time. Some of the top business news stories of the day along with what happened...and why...on Wall Street. Today:

  • Markets bump up as the tech sector bounces;
  • In the "Middle Class"? Pew Research has an online calculator to help you find out;
  • Nissen not worried about the trade dispute;
  • Ford...is;
  • Apple shows off stuff tomorrow. What to expect;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Today we went Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission and we talked about something called Bridging the Gap. But before we got into that we asked him three questions. We call it "Quick Bites" how did he do?

Our Out to Lunch segment is designed to expand the story from throught leaders across the Midwest. Today we go Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the executive director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission to talk about the community wide event taking place on 17 September between 6pm and 8pm. It's called Bridging the Gap. We talked about it.

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Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr - We’re Talking Civil and Human Rights and “Bridging the Gap”.

We go out to lunch at Vino 209 with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission. Our purpose? To talk about issues of equality, equity and something called Bridging the Gap...a public reveal that is happening at the Des Moines Central Library between 6pm and 8pm...on September 17th .. lots of people have been involved thus far and you too are invited to attend.. Click through and joins us as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209 in the Historic Valley Junction of WDM.

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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