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Technology and Rural America with Allen Blue - LinkedIn Co-Founder

Last week at a tech heavy event in Jefferson, Iowa (pop. 4,200) one of the speakers was LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue. In his three minutes behind the microphone he said a couple of interesting things to the roughly 150 people in attendance. I caught up to him after the speeches and asked him a couple of pointed questions. Click through for his answers.

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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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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Business News Headlines 13 November 2018

Another volatile day on Wall Street as the Blue Chips rose by 100 points only to fall 200 points from their session highs...here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Amazon made it official NYC and Arlington, VA - Not everybody is happy;
  • Americans are finding it harder and harder to get ahead...we'll tell that tale;
  • Six weeks ago oil prices were climbing today oil lost yet again we'll share why;
  • What happens when you don't embrace technology? Ask Burger King;
  • Nationwide Insurance to lay off 1,100 employees;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why? We've got the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation about Davita Kidney Care which just opened another facility this time in Windsor Heights, Iowa. We'll talk about what the firm does, why it's expanding at a rapid rate and more about your...kidneys.  

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 12 November 2018

Each weekday we watch and then report on some of the biggest business news stories impacting your life. Today we'll take a look at:

  • The Market Drop and Why;
  • Why the Strong Dollar is a Problem;
  • Some Say Sears Should Die;
  • Stan Lee Dead at 95;
  • The Dark Side of the Restaurant Business;
  • The Market Report.

Those stories plus a conversation with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who was recently in Des Moines, Iowa

Also, it's Monday and we'll visit with Laura Kinnard about business networking and education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 2 October 2018

So much going on today and we've got the hottest business news stories just a click away. Today we'll talk about:

  • Amazon and $15 an hour - What was the push and who is next?
  • The resurrection of Toys R Us? 
  • Making a good product too...good?
  • A ruling for pot that went against employeers;
  • It is "The Best in the World" - What? 
  • Parents spending more on adult children than planning for retirement;
  • Mixed close on Wall Street but the Dow did hit a new record.

Those stories and a conversation with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) about a host of items. We're talking wages, health care, working families, international trade, the Supreme Court and much more. Sen. Merkley for the interview.

Thanks so much for clicking through! 

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Business Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard!

Just off of two festivals Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University joins us to talk about some business networking and educational events happening this week into next week. Some Chamber events, the Evelyn K. Davis Center, a magazine launch, AMA-Iowa series and things going on with the Greater Des Moines Partnership. So much to do and to learn. Click through for Laura! And, if you want your event listed hit her up on Twitter with #DMBizEvents.

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 17 September 2018

Checking out the business news headlines along with two great business interviews. Here is what we have on tap for you this afternoon:

  • Shorter work week? How about a shorter work day?
  • Whatcha going to do with that extra time off? How about a movie?
  • IBM is being sued - Age Discrimination;
  • We told you, budget cut are coming says the White House;
  • China and U.S. Trade - What happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we welcome back Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University with networking and business education events this week. Get your event published with #DMBizEvents on Twitter. 

Also today, we're talking about the Des Moines River Project with Mat Swift. Mat is from Columbus, GA where they, five years ago, opened the nation's largest river adventure park and the result has been, in his words, "amazing". What does that have to do with Des Moines? Plenty and Mat says the Iowa capital is even better suited than his home town. You've got to hear this...

Thanks for clicking through...and you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

 

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The Business News Headlines 14 September 2018

What have we got for you this Friday afternoon?  Plenty...and in case you had not heard the markets were pretty much flat today.  We'll detail it all coming up.  On tap today:

  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen adds another voice of concern about the economy;
  • Boycotting Nike? Uhm...looks like that move hasn't worked;
  • Ten companies that have already felt the sting from the tariffs;
  • Cord Cutters are seeing increases in streaming services...cheap doesn't last forever;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why is just a click ahead!

Those stories and our Friday Funday conversation with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine. Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Check it out.

And, thanks again for finding us...and subscribe for cryin' out loud!

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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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