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Technology and Rural America with Allen Blue - LinkedIn Co-Founder

Last week at a tech heavy event in Jefferson, Iowa (pop. 4,200) one of the speakers was LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue. In his three minutes behind the microphone he said a couple of interesting things to the roughly 150 people in attendance. I caught up to him after the speeches and asked him a couple of pointed questions. Click through for his answers.

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…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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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer.com is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening.

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The Business News Headlines 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 30 November 2018

It's the final day of the month and the markets were able to come back and make November positive but it was tough. Here are the business news Headlines from today:

  • There is some hope of a U.S. - China trade deal but, there is still a but;
  • The Marriott hack was big, really big and it took, get this 4 years;
  • What states have the most and least burglaries per 100,000 people? It will surprise you;
  • Watching porn at Starbucks? That ends next year;
  • Seasonal worker and a tight labor market but one company says they will hire 20,000 less;
  • Medical Marijuana will be available in Iowa tomorrow but some headwinds persist;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Because it's Friday we'll have the managing editor for Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts, with us to talk about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week!  It's Friday, have some fun!

Thanks so much for listening!

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The Business News Headlines 28 November 2018

The Fed Chairman speaks and the Dow has it's best day since the end of March. It's the business news from today and some of what you'll hear deal with:

  • The bad news from the Fed that nobody seemed to notice;
  • How about loans charging up to 36% interest and if you don't pay...;
  • Yet another Sears story;
  • the CVS Health and Aetna deal brings to health care a new beast;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

We'll also visit with Dr. Amy Willcockson from Live Healthy Iowa. Iowa, it would seem is not doing well when it comes to obesity. In 2017 we were the 12th most obese state in the nation. Today we're ranked at number 5. Some shocking news about the health of Iowans and some hope as we talk about Live Healthy Iowa and some programs that just could turn the tide.

Thanks for listening! 

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Shocking Numbers But Also…Hope - Live Healthy Iowa

You are about to hear some shocking information about the Hawkeye State. Where we are in obesity, overall health and more. The numbers are not good. But, according to Dr. Amy Willcockson from Live Healthy Iowa there is hope through their program and the best news is it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to take part. Coming up in January is the Ten Week Wellness Challenge and more after that.  Listen in to what Amy has to say, it could make a huge difference in your...life.

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 26 November 2018

So very much to unpack for you today as we take a deep dive into several issues. The stories that are just a click away:

  • Markets bounce up as Tech, Retail and Auto sectors rise;
  • We've got a big story about retail and the past five shopping days;
  • The full General Motors story of plant closings and job cuts;
  • Fashion house Esprit is cutting their workforce and giving you less choice;
  • Kemin Industries builds rail in an attempt to cut fuel costs and promote sustainability;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus an in-depth conversation with WPA - North America president Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith a workplace psychologist. This is NOT what you think but it is an amazing story about measuring productivity, putting the right people in place and so much more...using...technology. Yeah...that.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer on business education and networking events this week into next week. 

Told you it was a full boat today...and thanks for listening!  

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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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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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