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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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The Business News Headlines 7 December 2018

It has been a touch week for investors and we'll detail that. In addition today is Pearl Harbor Day and we open our newscast with a remembrance. Click through for more.

  • Pearl Harbor today;
  • The Markets and why;
  • We told you some big names were about to get into the marijuana business;
  • Amazon makes moves to get...safer;
  • GE will send out dividend checks but don't plan on spending it all in one place.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine joins us for some lighthearted banter about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

Thanks for listening. 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

It's the weekend so let's have a little fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. Each week Jeff comes by the studio to chat up some hand picked events happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Then, of course, we ditch the serious side of business and have some fun. This time over holiday songs. Click through and then get out there and enjoy the holiday season! 

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 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

Thanks for listening! 

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Today Into Next Week

Each Saturday we re-edit a conversation with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and offer up "Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro". Here we talk about the special markets, music, events going on today into next week. Enjoy and welcome to December! 

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 29 November 2018

Yesterday was...yesterday. Today we just don't know about that U.S. and China "deal". It's the Business News Hour coming up today:

  • So, who did you say was going on that G-20 trip?;
  • More job cuts in the news today;
  • Payless Shoes gets customers to buy their shoes at up to $600 a pair;
  • Housing appraisers, we don't need no stinkin' housing appraisers;
  • New jobless claims are up and that has some folks concerned;
  • A fashion re-branding coming to Des Moines, Iowa;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We're talking cookies and charity with our favorite foodie, Beau Fodor. Coming up on 13 December is the Annual Cookie Exchange. This year at at new swanky venue and with a new charity. Always fun to have Beau on with us.

We'll also present this encore conversation with Melissa Ness the President/CEO of Aureon HR. It's all about worker productivity and how that is impacted by workplace culture. This is seriously good stuff. 

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Shocking Numbers But Also…Hope - Live Healthy Iowa

You are about to hear some shocking information about the Hawkeye State. Where we are in obesity, overall health and more. The numbers are not good. But, according to Dr. Amy Willcockson from Live Healthy Iowa there is hope through their program and the best news is it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to take part. Coming up in January is the Ten Week Wellness Challenge and more after that.  Listen in to what Amy has to say, it could make a huge difference in your...life.

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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Stuff to DO Saturday into Next Week with Jeff Pitts & Cityview

Each week the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine stops in to share some of his top picks of things to do in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here we've got theater, sports (hockey) and more. Check it out. 

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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2018

We feared that the markets would open down today and they did...but then they kept marching downward. It's the business news headlines for Monday and here is what is just a click away:

  • A former Goldman Sachs VP is asking for $1.5 million said she was fired while on pregnancy leave;
  • Fast food companies are going to great lengths to find workers;
  • David's Bridal asking for Chapter 11 protection;
  • One of the reasons for the tech meltdown on Wall Street was...Apple;
  • The U.S. Canada, Mexico trade deal...could be in trouble;
  • Those stories and what the heck happened on Wall Street.

Also today we'll feature Cat Rocketship and the 10th Anniversary of Market Day Iowa which happens in downtown Des Moines this Friday...and yes, it's cool.

We'll also chat with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com about Small Business Saturday tips and marketing idea.

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Small Business Saturday with Laura Kinnard

We get pretty wrapped up in Small Business Saturday, which happens this Saturday all over the United States. Here Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com and Drake University talks up the possibilities of finding unique gift items while supporting hyper-local businesses. And we'll offer just a couple of tips to get you in gear not only for Small Business Saturday but all the way through the holidays. Here is that recent podcast on 22 Small Business Tips.  And, here is Laura!

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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