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Health Care Costs - Impacting Employers, Employees and Quality of Life

Hang on because we're about to open up a conversation about health care costs and how they are killing productivity, the bottom line, employee quality of life and our business community. When does all of this move us to an honest conversation about a health care system that works for everybody? Back for a return visit is Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow at the Sanders Institute. What he will share with you will be mind-numbing. Maybe it's time to 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 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 News Headlines 18 September 2018

What happened while you were working? Here are some of the top business news headlines and a look at what happened on Wall Street and why! Today:

  • China worries? Not so much;
  • New TV ads for Papa John's but guess who is missing;
  • This pot company may soon have a market value of $1 billion;
  • Talking drugs...a drug maker sued in court for bribing physicians for the drug...;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with AARP-Iowa volunteer Don Corrigan about Complete Streets a proposal set to be voted on by the Des Moines City Council. So...why in the heck is AARP-Iowa involved?  We asked.

Also today we talk with Maureen Berger about something called Outcome Driven Sales...we are all selling something but in this program from Tero International we make sure it's a "win-win" for buyer and seller.

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe! 

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Good Management of Workers Comp Can Help Recruit & Retain Employees

It's true. When you pay attention to workers compensation issues you have a much better shot at retention and even recruitment. Here we talk about that and more with Tracy Gonzalez and Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. How do they help their clients get it right? Also they offer tips on what you can do to reduce exposure and more. Good stuff and you get to listen in...

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 - 12 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 12th of September, thanks for clicking through. Today in the business news:

  • The biggest lie that will get you booted from a job offer;
  • Working too hard? Richard Branson says have more fun and a 3 day work week;
  • Speaking of jobs, FedEx and Macy's are hiring but where will they find...people;
  • Some McDonald's workers going on strike next week. Why? Sexual Harassment;
  • Hear about the drug company that raised the price of a medicine by 400%;
  • The new iPhones were introduced today and Apple stock went...down;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Ned Flynn and Tracy Gonsalez from Aureon about something that can have a major impact on employee retention and recruitment. We're talking workers compensation...and it's important.

Then, you know about The Wave right? Did you know it all started with one Facebook post? With us to talk about that and a special event from the Social Media Club of Des Moines is Jessie Brown. We're talking University of Iowa, The Wave and more...click through! 

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Meet Melissa Vine - She’s Got Plenty Going On

Last week we traveled to Grinnell, Iowa to take part in the Iowa Small Business Summit and speak about business, consumers, marketing and trends. Also speaking was Melissa Vine who works in mental healh, owns a bakery (Sunshine Bakery) and a booking agency for bands seeking venues (Vine Chromatic). Did we mention she also acts and models?  Click through for this fun conversation: 

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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It’s Not Sexy - Aging Issues in Iowa - Out to Lunch with John Hale

For decades there has been lots and lots of talk about aging but very little action. Iowa is one of the states with the largest "old-old" population in the nation. We have over half a million people over the age of 65 more on the way. Yet, according to our guest, John Hale of the Hale Group, Iowa is failing to plan for the future. Who is going to care for older Iowans? How do we deal with transportation, housing, nutrition, care giving? Is immagration a solution or a band-aid? Meanwhile the legislature talks a big game but leadership, according to John, is lacking. Click through as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209.  

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 28 August 2018

The top business news stories today from Insight on Business the News Hour. Check out...

  • What's the deal with September and the Markets? We tell all;
  • There are companies out there with Unlimited Vacation and we'll share who;
  • Tesla without Elon Musk?
  • Six signs the a recession may be on the way;
  • Oh, yeah...we've also got the markets. What happened on Wall Street and why.

And if you want to click through and listen to something we're calling "Quick Bites" from our "Out to Lunch" segment today with John Hale from the Hale Group.

Then we get into talking about something that isn't sexy but will impact every family in America...and the numbers are scary. "Out to Lunch" with John Hale at Vino 209.

 

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The Business News Headlines 20 August 2018

You're just a click away from these business news stories from today:

  • Health Care Disruption from Walmart and Amazon;
  • Bank Tellers, Raises and Automation;
  • Wait! What? Tesla is a financial risk to suppliers;
  • Old music is still...music and CBS needs to pay up;
  • It is called Computer Science is Elementary new to Iowa.

Those stories and our guest in the first segment is Lindsey Starrett, CPA from T.L. Baker of Grinnell. We're talking about the upcoming Iowa Small Business Summit and then Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer on business education and networking.

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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 - 9 August 2018

It's the business news on YOUR time. Today...what the heck is happening to Crocks? Also, Campbells Soup is in the news some...want it sold. Amazon about to further disrupt...health care. Remember that Tweet from Tuesday from Elon Musk that drove up Tesla stock by 11%. Uhm....we've got an update. Those stories and more along with the markets are just a click away. 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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