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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 for 6 November 2018

It's the Election Day Edition of the Business News Hour...mostly politics free. Today we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • Hundreds lose their homes due to a "glitch" and Wells Fargo says they are, "sorry";
  • The votes are in and the best online grocer is...
  • Add one less flight attendant on United Airlines to your list of why you love traveling;
  • Papa John's is having trouble winning back customers;
  • Some big news out of little Jefferson, Iowa;
  • The markets did....what today?  We'll share.

Plus were going to talk about your voice and some tips from Wayne Bruns of Tero International about what to do to enhance your verbal communication skills and why that is so important.  Wayne Bruns is in for The Interview.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 1 November 2018

We were told today that the talks with China went well. How well and the details we don't know but just that small bit of hope sent the markets up. Who says we don't live in a global economy. Some of the stores you'll here today:

  • Google employees walk off the job at locations all across the globe;
  • Sears to license manufacturing of some key name brands to third parties;
  • The White House says the federal minimum wage is a bad idea;
  • The sad story of farming in America this time it's the dairy industry;
  • Voting has already happened on Wall Street and there is a big surprise;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

In for The Interview is the principal of Valley West High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Recently the Jewish Community Relations Commission offered yet another of their lecture series and this time it deals with implicit bias.  What is it, how to combat it, what it means for education and business and finally how do we control our own bias.  David Maxwell is here for The Interview

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Business News Headlines 31 October 2018

Busy day on the Business News Hour. It's not only Halloween but it's also the end of what we predicted was going to be a tough month for Wall Street and...yep, we were right.  Today the headlines look like this:

  • The S&P 500 had the worst month since 2011;
  • Denny's stock surged today...so, what's going on?  We'll share;
  • L.L. Bean sees greater sales growth coming from...Canada;
  • General Motors announced they will be cutting jobs...ouch;
  • America, you've got a problem and it's getting bigger each month;
  • Could tiny Windsor Heights, Iowa be the home of something dramatic?
  • And, of course we've got the numbers from Wall Street.

Those stories and a conversation about trash with Tony Colosimo (click to listen) of Sparta Waste. What he has to share about our current recycling will surprise you. Like...did you know that most of the items you carefully put in your current recycle bin ends up in the landfill anyway?  Yeah...that and more. You've got to listen to this short piece.

Also today we'll chat with former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (Click to listen) as he was in Iowa stumping for a whole bunch of fresh face candidates for the Iowa Statehouse to Congress. Why do it and what have Democrats done for decades to their own demise?  We'll talk about it. 

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Meet Rob Sand - Candidate for Iowa State Auditor - What’s That?

In non-presidential elections "down-ballot" candidates for state-wide office still must travel to all 99 counties, meet voters to listen to their concerns and then formulate a plan and campaign that resonates with what he or she is hearing. Meet Rob Sand candidate for the Office of State Auditor. What is it that the auditors office does or should be doing? What about the state budget, health care, security of tax dollars, legal issues of fraud and abuse?  We cover those questions and more. Have a listen: 

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 - 4 October 2018

Oh those pesky interest rates. It's the business news hour headlines and it was a tough day for investors but looming ahead a tougher day for people who borrow money.  Here you go:

  • Amazon is planning for more disruption in the retail space;
  • A hotel workers strike in San Francisco but hotels say, "not to worry";
  • The trouble with interest rates;
  • So far two U.S. Senators are opting in for government bailout money;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories and then a conversation with California Congressman Ro Khanna who, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, put pressure on Jeff Bezos and Amazon with regard to wages. Amazon blinked, sort of, and this week increased their starting pay to $15 an hour. But...there was/is a but and what does income inequality really look like. Congressman Khanna for The Interview.

Also today we visit, in depth with Action Coach Monte Wyatt. Over the past month we've talked a bit about Live2Lead but do you know the size of this event happening on 12 October? Also, with so many "business coaches" around...what is it, exactly, they do? Monte also let us know about a new project. A book called Pulling Profits Out of a Hat.  Some great stuff ahead.

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 Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we welcome Laura Kinnard to our microphones to share with you some great business education and networking events coming up in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From magazine launches to finding money for your business to co-working and marketing tips the region is full of great opportunities to learn and grow yourself and your business. Here from DMBizMixer 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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Meet Neil Blanchard - He Finds Money…No, Really!

How about dropping more to your bottom line? Meet Neil Blanchard who does just that for dozens and dozens of businesses. Neil founded Profit Pros a way to look inside your financial statements and find money that can then drop to your bottom line. How he does it and where he finds it are all in the very short conversation recorded recently at the Central Iowa Business Conference. Spend five minutes and then go find some cash...it's a really interesting story. 

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 27 September 2018

If you were working today, or watching what was going on in Washington, D.C. you may have missed the big business news stories. But, not to worry...we've got you covered. On tap today:

  • The SEC goes after Elon Musk...
  • Remember with the "future" was in plastics? Now it might be in....pot;
  • Speaking of drugs we've got Aetna/CVS news;
  • What careers lead to higher percentages of divorce? We have a list of the top seven;
  • Oh, and what happened on Wall Street. 

Those stories and a conversation about the Hawkeye Safety Conference coming up in October. Our guests are Bill Gerhard from the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and Tammi Goerdt from The Heartland Center at the University of Iowa.

Also today a frank and honest conversation with Don DeWaay the founder of The Profit Zone. Having come through the recession Don has been building back and now works with business owners on things like freedom, fullfillment and financial reward. Good stuff here!

Thanks, as always, for listening!

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