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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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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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Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer joins us to run down her top networking and business education events in the Metro and beyond. Today was such a great day we sat outside for the interview on the beautiful Drake Campus. Click through and learn what is happening to Million Cups this week and more. 

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 - 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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Meet Tim Winter - Iowa House District 48

He has a sprawling district so he spends lots of time behind the wheel getting to voters in House District 48 which covers part of Webster County, Boone County, Story County and all of Hamilton County. Loads of "windshield time" meeting votres, doing forums and talking public policy. What is he hearing?  We asked. Meet Tim Winter candidate for Iowa House District 48.

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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U.S. Cuba Trade and Travel with Jay Byers

When it comes to Cuba/U.S. relations there is plenty of confusion. But, for businesses there should be none as Cuba represents opportunity when it comes to trade. Here Jay Byers the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership talks about his experiences with Cuba, why trading with Cuba makes sense and why U.S. companies should be allowed full access. Along the way we'll chat a bit about tariffs and business. Interesting information ahead... In addition Jay will be speaking at the Plymouth Church this Sunday afternoon. Details about that event are here

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 25 September 2018

Welcome to Tuesday and the Business News Hour. Lot's of things going on today from international trade to America First to ketchup. No, really!  Here are some of the stories that are just a click away:

  • Dunkin' Donuts changes their name and we'll share why;
  • More disruption from Amazon this time it's in housing;
  • Canada and ketchup, we are not making this up;
  • What credit cards might some retailers stop taking;
  • Stocks were down again today and we'll share why.

Those stories and then a conversation with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA. You know that jobs and tax bill that was signed into law after just a few weeks of work. Well, now we're finding stuff out and for small business, "It ain't what you think.".

Then we travel back to Lanesboro, MN and have a conversation about the arts, agriculture and bicycles. How this tiny town took what they already had and created a thriving economy. Our guest is David Hennessey and for any rural community struggling...this is a must listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

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Lanesboro, MN - Building a Sustainable Rural Community - Arts, Agriculture & Cycling

Last week we took a two day trip to Lanesboro, MN a tiny rural community of under 780 people. What we found was surprising. Here we sit down with David Hennessey from the Commonweal Theatre Company and taked about how the town took what they had and built on their strengths. It is a lesson in building a sustainable community if you'll look beyond what you may think is reality. Enjoy...we did! 

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 20 September 2018

We've got the business news headlines on YOUR time. No waiting, just a click away for the business news and comment. What is waiting for you?

  • Investors scoff at the trade war;
  • You, the consumer, are about the feel what the trade war is about;
  • Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10% of their employees...re-establishing we guess;
  • The price of used cars is going up...why?  We'll tell you what we know;
  • Universal Life Insurance...opps;
  • The Wall Street Report is...well...good it would seem

Those stories and a conversation with Shelby Bobbett and Jolene Goodman from Big Green Umbrella Media about print, events and more.

Also we'll chat with Leisa Fox and Tiffany Menke about the Central Iowa Business Conference coming to Des Moines next week...and we here there are still seats available. 

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Des Moines & Complete Streets - The Vote is Monday

Coming up before the Des Moines, Iowa City Council on Monday 24 September is a plan to adopt a "Complete Streets" program for the city. What is it and how has AARP-Iowa motivated their membership to get involved in calling their city council person in support of the project? Good questions...here we sit down with Don Corrigan a volunteer with AARP-Iowa and he tells us what the project is, what it will do for business as well as residents and those visiting the city. Listen in as we talk about Complete Streets and Des Moines. 

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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