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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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U.S. Cuba Trade and Travel with Jay Byers

When it comes to Cuba/U.S. relations there is plenty of confusion. But, for businesses there should be none as Cuba represents opportunity when it comes to trade. Here Jay Byers the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership talks about his experiences with Cuba, why trading with Cuba makes sense and why U.S. companies should be allowed full access. Along the way we'll chat a bit about tariffs and business. Interesting information ahead... In addition Jay will be speaking at the Plymouth Church this Sunday afternoon. Details about that event are here

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 Hawkeye Safety Conference Is For…Everybody

Coming up on 11 October it's the 5th Annual Hawkeye Safety Conference to be held in Iowa City. The conference, in it's 5h year, was created when the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council was aware of two workplace deaths in the span of just a few months. Partnering with The Heartland Center at the University of Iowa the Hawkeye Safety Conference was born. Open to any Iowa business it's a full day of education and training. With us is Bill Gerhard from the Construction Trades Council and Tammi Goerdt from The Heartland Center. And...to register? Here is your registration link

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 24 September 2018

Welcome back to Monday...the final Monday for September. It's been a busy day in the business newsroom with these stories coming at you today:

  • Starbucks to get...slimmer;
  • Speaking of slim Weight Watchers is changing its name;
  • Johnson & Johnson talic trial...we've got an outcome;
  • Walmart to use blockchain to track food;
  • Speaking of food, U.S. farmers get more bad news today;
  • Facebook Dating launched today...but only in one place;
  • Three Words: Fired, China, Markets...yep, it's confusing!

Those stories and a conversation with Daniel Pettit who, along with his wife started building churches in emerging countries and now has launched yet another project. It's a great story with a surprise ending. Daniel Pettit and Trailhead International.

Today is Monday so we'll also chat with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer about upcoming educational and business networking events. Grab your calendar and click through.

Thanks again for listening and subscribe dang it! 

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We’re Talking HOCKEY in DSMUSA with Todd Frederickson

Every year, just before the start of the regular season, Todd Frederickson, president of the Iowa Wild, joins us for a preview of the season and a look at what has made this team so successful. We'll also talk about how the NHL is coming to Des Moines in September and what that will mean to the community and to hockey in general. Also, the paycheck of hockey players and more women are starting to play and that could be good for so many things. The "Back-Story" of the Iowa Wild with our friend Todd: 

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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Volunteers - An Important Part of the 370,000 Members of AARP-Iowa

We sit down with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about several items and then get into how the organization uses volunteers to serve the 370,000 Iowans who are members. To bolster that fact we also meet Don Corrigan who has been an AARP-Iowa volunteer for nearly two decades. Plus he is wearing a cool shirt. And we'll share details about two upcoming Sip, Sample, Serve events.  Also, here is a link to volunteer and get it going in your community! Click through to learn more. 

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 13 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines on your time...each weekday we offer up some interesting business news items on your drive home...or while you're still at the office. Today we're covering these stories:

  • Jeff Bezos is in with $2 billion to help young struggling families;
  • Too big to fail did fail and who reaped the rewards? We'll lay it all out;
  • Say it ain't so! Goodbye to the VW Bug;
  • General Electric got smaller today;
  • Job cuts from Meredith Publishing
  • Target to add 120,000 jobs...from where?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Today we'll also chat about AARP-Iowa with Brad Anderson and volunteer Don Corrigan you don't want to miss this learning experience.

It's time for HOCKEY in Iowa! Today, for the 6th time that the Iowa Wild open up their season we'll chat with the team president Todd Fredrickson and tell you about the NHL coming to Des Moines next week.

Thanks for clicking through! 

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The Wave, University of Iowa and Social Media Club Des Moines

Next week the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event centered on The Wave. You saw The Wave this past weekend from Kinnick Stadium when fans, players, coaches, officials all turn and wave for several minutes at patients and families at the University Children's Hospital. Did you know it all started two years ago with one Facebook Post. On Tuesday 18 September the Social Media Club - Des Moines will hold a special event and panel discussion and proceeds go directly to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Here is Jessie Brown from SMCDM to explain and get you to...GO! 

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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Business News Headlines 11 September 2018

Each weekday you get the business news headlines on your time. Some of the top business news stories of the day along with what happened...and why...on Wall Street. Today:

  • Markets bump up as the tech sector bounces;
  • In the "Middle Class"? Pew Research has an online calculator to help you find out;
  • Nissen not worried about the trade dispute;
  • Ford...is;
  • Apple shows off stuff tomorrow. What to expect;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Today we went Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission and we talked about something called Bridging the Gap. But before we got into that we asked him three questions. We call it "Quick Bites" how did he do?

Our Out to Lunch segment is designed to expand the story from throught leaders across the Midwest. Today we go Out to Lunch with Joshua V. Barr the executive director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission to talk about the community wide event taking place on 17 September between 6pm and 8pm. It's called Bridging the Gap. We talked about it.

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