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The Business News Headlines 13 December 2018

It's the Thursday, December 13th Edition of the Business News Hour...thanks for coming by. In the news today:

  • Wall Street? One word, mixed;
  • The lack of blue collar workers is getting serious as more folks retire and nobody wants the jobs;
  • Hear about the Canadian teen who took to the Walmart store loud speaker to quit;
  • Instacart says goodbye to Whole Foods;
  • Des Moines, Iowa gets funding for a "transload hub". We'll share;
  • Oh yes, the markets what happened and why.

Then we're going to step into our Way-Back Machine for our very first Out to Lunch Segment, something we totally ripped off of CBS News and Major Garrett and "Take Out" well sort of. He interviews political types we do business over lunch and you get to listen in. Our guest is speaker and author Callista Gould from the Culture and Manners Institute. Click here for Part One.

And then we continue our conversation at Table 128 Bistro & Bar with Callista you can hear that...right here.

Thanks for listening.

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The Business News Headlines…PLUS 11 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the top business news headlines on your time. No need to sit and wait you can take us with you wherever you go and at any time. Here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • The markets tried, honest;
  • Google CEO in D.C. today and it was quite a show;
  • Firefox launches new stuff today;
  • Pacific Gas & Electric facing dozens of suits some angry at company advertising;
  • Terminating an employee during the holiday...some thoughts;
  • Open hostility in the Oval Office today;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why;
  • LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue weighs in on the Rural experiment in Iowa.

Those stories and a conversation about the business side of public speaking. Our guest is Karen McCullough from Houston, Texas who has been in the field for 20 years. We'll chat about that and she'll offer some tips for those of you who think public speaking is for you. Click here to listen! 

Thanks for listening!

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Business Education and Networking with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us to talk about networking and business education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today she also give us a report from an event she spoke at last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities or how cities are re-imagining themselves to become more sustainable for all people no matter their age. Good stuff.

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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Building a Better Business with an Engaged Workforce

I say in the opening of this segment that it's best to simply "strap in" because what you are about to hear, when it comes to having an engaged workforce, will have you rethinking about your work and your workers. This reality comes from dozens of years of research and practice. But, what is a "engaged workforce" and how do you get there. Click through to listen to this conversation with Ned Flynn of Aureon HR. He will offer fact based tips and ideas that will increase your revenue stream by 2.5%. No...really. 

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 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

Thanks for listening!

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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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Culture, Compassion and Human Resources - Meet Melissa Ness

This is an encore interview that had so much traction we have to share it again. Meet the president of Aureon HR, Melissa Ness. Here you'll learn more about who she is and why what she says is so important when it comes to recruitment and retention of employees. You'll learn about how she worked her way through the company, what she believes when it comes to corporate culture and how she and the people from Aureon HR work to help their clients "get it" when it comes to the softer side of HR. Melissa Ness for The Interview: 

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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What Works When We Talk…Work? Meet WPA-North America

This conversation blew us away. It is all about work. Who works on what, why do they do what they do, who watches and what changes can be made for more productivity? The questions are many and here to break down what WPA-North America does is Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith. Really devote some time to this and you'll learn some amazing things.

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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Ro Crosbie from Tero International on Immigration, Canada and More

Recently Ro Crosbie the President/CEO and founder of Tero International joined us for a conversation about immigration, business, Canada and public policy. We also talked about the demographic changes coming to Iowa and other states. Sit back and enjoy as we talk about some issues that are top of mind for our nation and others. 

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 22 November 2018

And you thought we'd take the day off?  Happy Thanksgiving Day to our U.S. listeners and thank you for coming by.  Here is the business news that is just a click away:

  • Crops rot as the trade war with China rolls through the 2018 Harvest;
  • Skipping out of the Black Friday Madness? It's a growing trend;
  • Facebook, we learn, has been lying for months;
  • The cost of that Thanksgiving Day Dinner?  We've got the numbers.

Speaking of numbers the markets are closed today for the holiday...so we can get this to you earlier. Nice huh?

In The Interview we're talking with Ro Crosbie the President/CEO and Founder of Tero International about business and immigration. Ro, an immigrant from Canada, recently won an award designed for immigrant businesses and that caused her to pause a bit and reflect on public policy, jobs and business.

Thanks for listening! 

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