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The Business News Headlines 16 November 2018

It's been a wild week for the markets and we'll check out how they did. Also today we've got some retail news...some of the stories you'll hear today:

  • More employers are making an offer based on only one phone interview;
  • What department store chain is trying to become the next...Sears;
  • Boomers are feeling the squeeze in caring for aging parents and their cash strapped kids;
  • Toys R Us is gone so where you going to find...kid toys;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus it's Friday and each week we drag in Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed to talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.  

Thanks for listening! 

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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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Rural Health Care and the Economy

Our guest is Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa and our conversation centers on the rural economy and its dependency on health care workers. We'll talk about how critical health care delivery is to the rural economy, some of the headwinds faced by changing payment systems and  more. If you live in Rural America many of the things Dr. Mueller talks about will not surprise you...but urban dwellers may find it shocking.

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 Need to Increase Physician Assistant Numbers in Iowa

The numbers are...in a word, scary, as more and  more physicians assistants enter retirement. Meet Dr. Thomas Gruca from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business as we talk about a recent study that looked at who is providing health care in Iowa, where the needs are and what colleges and universities are doing to address what is sure to be looming shortage of physicians assistants.

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 14 November 2018

The business news headlines on your time...and today was another tough day on Wall Street we'll have those details...first.  Also today:

  • The oil industry has a junk product and you'll not guess what it is;
  • Consumer prices are up...but you knew that;
  • When a stock sinks more than 20% from its high we get bears...hello Apple;
  • J&J gets some relief from a California lawsuit;
  • Child care costs in Iowa are out of control, costing more than housing;
  • Markets?  Don't ask...

Also we're back with our Out to Lunch series. We'll introduce you to Karl Schaphorst from Sandler Training in our Quick Bites segment and then we'll launch into our conversation as we go Out to Lunch at Gilroy's in West Des Moines.

Thanks for listening! 

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Davita Kidney Care Is….

Recently Davita Kidney Care opened yet another Des Moines, Iowa Metro location this time in Windsor Heights. We wanted to learn more about this fast growing company and sat down with Jennifer Morris, Kate Preston and Glen Griesheim. Here you will learn what they do to assist individuals with kidney disease, how they deliver services and much more including...why the name....Davita?

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 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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The Business News Headlines 9 November 2018

It's Friday and we've got the business news headlines and some fun directly ahead. Some of the stories you are just a click away from are:

  • If we have to blame somebody...blame oil;
  • Meredith Corporation sells Fortune Magazine and why;
  • Ford Motor Company in more trouble...think debt;
  • General Electric stock...ouch...just two years ago a share was over 32 bucks;
  • Another restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa closes...and this one hurts;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also, because it's Friday Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun. We'll be talking music, sports, theater and Tiny Tim...no, really.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 8 November 2018

Lots of interesting business stories for you today...just a click away this is what we've got waiting for you:

  • What goes up, must come down...a look at the markets;
  • Amazon HQ2 headed to the Queens in NYC?
  • Spoiler Alert: 11,000 UPS workers could be on strike as of Monday;
  • We are swimming in...oil;
  • Sears to close even more stores;
  • The Housing Market - Things ain't lookin' so good.

Those stories and a really meaningful conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about race and race relations in business. Dr. Moore a noted author and speaker talks with us about what folks just don't get when it comes to working with, employing and interacting with people of color. To learn more about Dr. Moore here is his website.  Sobering stuff ahead here on the Business News Hour.

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 

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