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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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Gilroy’s Kitchen+ Pub + Patio + Redheads

The host for our popular Out to Lunch series for the next several weeks is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio and while we get to take high level thought leaders out to lunch we thought YOU might want to know more about this great locally owned restaurant.  Liz Ramey has been with Gilroy's since it opened a couple of years ago. We sit down with her and find our more about the food and their fixation with...redheads.

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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Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker - Iowa Restaurant Association

Our Out to Lunch series is where we have lunch with a thought leader and you get to come along and listen to the conversation. Here, in this long-form interview, I visit with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. There is so much packed into our time together from business training to public policy to education to branding to social media to recruitment/retention. Join us as we go Out to Lunch at our host location, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.

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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Quick Bites with Jessica Dunker

We go Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association to talk about the business of, well, restaurants. BUT, before we get into that we do Quick Bites. Three questions we ask every Out to Lunch guest that let's us know a bit more about the person we're going to spend some time with. From Gilroy's Kitchen+ Pub + Patio in West Des Moines, Iowa...let's do Quick Bites! 

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 20 November 2018

Remember when we told you October was a rough month for Wall Street? We didn't see November coming.  Here are some of the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • The Dow erases all of the gains for 2018 in one day...like today;
  • Retail came crashing down on the heels of Target;
  • Recession in our future?  Two things to watch;
  • Gift card fraud is a big deal and big names in retail are fighting back;
  • Look out downtown Des Moines here comes the wrecking ball;
  • Got romaine lettuce?  Get rid of it...like...now;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today we go Out to Lunch with the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association Jessica Dunker. But before we do that...we'll offer up Quick Bites. Three questions for Jessica before we dig into our conversation from Gilroy's in West Des Moines.  And you get to listen in. 

Here is our Out to Lunch segment where we visit with Jessica about a host of business issues that impact the restaurant industry. From social media, consumer trends, education, public policy, recruitment/retention. If you've ever wondered about the business of feeding people...enjoy we think you'll learn plenty. 

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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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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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's Friday and time for some fun already. Jeff Pitts (Who, we JUST found out, is the Managing Editor...like where have we been?) of Cityview Magazine joins us to talk about music events in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Also some sports, some theater and we'll chat about Tiny Tim...no, really. THAT Tiny Tim...click through for some fun with Jeff.

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 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 - 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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