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Business News Headlines and More 30 October 2018

We open, once again, with the Wall Street Report. Why? Because it has been so crazy over the past several weeks and we'll shed some light on what might be coming tomorrow...from history that is.  In other news stories today:

  • The Costco "Black Friday Circular" was...ahem...leaked today and we'll share what's in it;
  • President Trump, in an interview, said he would end birthright status. The impact?
  • Business and Politics mingled today as a major corporation said "goodbye" to a congressman;
  • Jared Bernstein is the president of the Jewish Federation of Des Moines we asked him a couple of questions regarding antisemitism growth escalations in the nation and Des Moines.

Those stories and for The Interview we'll introduce you to Mom, Wife and now Candidate Heather Matson who is running for the Iowa House of Representatives District 38 made up of parts of Ankeny and northern Polk County, Iowa.  Heather Matson (Click for her website) for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 

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Small Business Saturday Marketing Tips from The Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL

Today on News/Talk 1540 KXEL we talked about some ideas for small business to use as we get close to Small Business Saturday which, this year, falls on the first Saturday following Thanksgiving (November 24). Click through and listen. Also, find out more about Small Business Saturday by following this link

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 Design Atlas for Climate Resilience with RDG

This is quite an event being sponsored by RDG Planning & Design. The Design Atlas for Climate Resilience happens this week and it is deep dive into creating structures that will be able to withstand the effects of climate change. The event runs Wednesday through Friday the 26th of October and interested parties are invited to attend the final presentation at the RDG offices downtown Des Moines. Click through to learn more from David Dahlquist, Rennee Thomas and Graham Hanson.

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 - 19 October 2018

The end of the business week and we've got the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. On tap today it's sort of an Amazon day with three stories that touch on the company:

  • Amazon seems to be closing in on the location of its second headquarters;
  • The pay increase for Amazon workers is not working out so well;
  • Has Walmart found a way to battle back Amazon?
  • Ford Motor Company is in trouble so the CEO had to calm dealers down;
  • The Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines is open, $20 million later;
  • What happened on Wall Street and...why.

Those stories plus a conversation with Lucas Nelson from MedPharm. The company are opening up two dispensaries next month...one in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights. We talk about the business, the Iowa legislature and more.

Also we'll have some fun with Cityview Magazine as we check out Stuff to DO in the Metro with Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed...

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 17 October 2018

Yesterday's party on Wall Street ended today as investors took a look at the Fed Meeting Minutes...yeah that interest rate stuff. Here's what we shareing today:

  • We take a deep dive into the tax cuts...are they paying for themselves?
  • Last week it was Ford that announced layoffs today it's drug giant Pfizer;
  • In what nations do people retire younger...and older? We've got a list;
  • West Des Moines, Iowa is getting a major sports complex;
  • A North Central Iowa manufacturer produces some record revenue numbers;
  • And, yes, we'll check out what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus in for The Interview is Ruth Ann Gaines (D-Des Moines) who is running for re-election in Iowa House District 32. Mrs. Gaines is a former educator who represents people just northeast of downtown Des Moines in an area she describes as economically challenged. Meet Ruth Ann Gaines:

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines - 16 October 2018

Each weekday we bring you the big business news stories of the day along with interesting business interviews with local to international business leaders. Today is no exception:

  • Strong earnings (like we told you) pulled the markets back;
  • UBER to go...public?
  • Elon and Tesla pay a total of $40 million and they are back in business;
  • Chickens, Tariffs and Lawsuits;
  • The Des Moines River Project just got a big check;
  • Retail loses a leader as Richard B. Von Maur Jr. dies at 86;
  • The Market Report and it was a dandy.

Also today we will introduce you to Jennifer Gracey. Jennifer works with businesses on the consumer experience with company websites. That is part one.  Part two is about how her personal and professional life has expanded due to her experiences in the Junior Chamber International. You must listen...

We're also going to climb back into our "Way-Back Machine" for a conversation we had three years ago with Chuck Mefford of BrandsFormation. We aired this in 2015 and again this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and wanted to share with you, again, here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines - 15 October 2018

Each weekday about 5pm Central we post up the Business News Headlines...often with some commentary. Today it was Sears that stole much of the days business news:

  • Sears files for Chapter 11 - What happened, how might this end and where are the most stores closing;
  • What might happen to oil prices if the U.S.  puts sanctions on you know who...
  • Gold is coming back. Can the Gold Guys be far behind?
  • Well, looks like the U.S. has lost lots of money...but we told you that would happen.
  • What happened on Wall Street and why...we've got the story.

Also today for The Interview we've got Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD) the first announced Democratic candidate for president in 2020. We think you'll enjoy this conversation and find his story compelling.

Because it's Monday we've got Laura Kinnard in from Drake University and DMBizMixer talking networking events, education and we get off on a discussion about trade shows...

Thanks for clicking through. 

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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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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 Iowa Stage Theater Company with Matthew McIver

According to study after study there is a direct link between the arts and a quality of life. Go one step further and that quality of life means much to businesses in a tight labor market who play it up for retention and recruitment of employees. Meet Matthew McIver the Artistic Director (what the heck does that mean?) of the Iowa Stage Theater Company. It's is a professional group of actors, directors, stage hands that has it's roots going back decades. Newly re-branded the company is on a mission to increase awareness and bring more people to live theater. Meet Matthew McIver: 

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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