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The Business News Headlines 6 February 2019

Each weekday we offer up the business news headlines on your time. No waiting around and you can take the podcast with you everywhere.  In the business news today:

  • The markets slip a bit;
  • Bit trouble in farm country;
  • J.C. Penny says out with appliances and furniture;
  • Chipotle is back in the news and this time it's good;
  • Food delivery apps are in hot water about pay issues;
  • Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the word, "cut";
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Burt Ward who played Robin on the classic T.V. show, Batman. We talk about family, dogs more dogs and his dog food business, Gentle Giant, that is just amazing. And, yes, we'll chat about Batman and Adam West as well.  To hear that conversation follow this link

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Business News Headlines 10 January 2019

Wall Street had another decent day...imagine what might have been without all the other distractions. Here are the business news headlines that are just a click away:

  • Day five and the markets won again;
  • Federal workers start to sue the federal government over the shutdown and they could win;
  • Meanwhile thousands of federal workers file for unemployment;
  • Retail stocks took a beating today led by Macy's;
  • The future of Amazon could be altered by a divorce;
  • A look at the numbers in our Wall Street Report.

In for The Interview is Kyle Hopkins a trainer from Tero International. We'll be talking about self awareness, bias, culture and more. So, what's the business angle? He says that by paying attention to differences and recognizing them helps build relationships and...in the end...sales. An interesting topic. To hear that conversation, click here

Thanks for listening!! 

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The Business News Headlines 14 December 2018

Yet another down day on Wall Street kicks off the broadcast today...that plus a shocking story about what Johnson and Johnson knew about asbestos in...baby powder. Here is the line up:

  • If you thought October was a rough month for Wall Street, December is worse;
  • Lose $1.9 billion and still give out $25 million in bonuses? It's good to be king;
  • That Johnson & Johnson report is tough to take;
  • Costco stock fell today;
  • GM sending out layoff letters;
  • YouTube has been busy, very busy;
  • How to become rich and skinny;
  • Oh, yeah...the Markets.

Those stories plus some Friday Fun with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. We'll talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week and even get off on Hammond B3 organs...no, really! You can listen to this silliness by clicking here

Thanks for listening! 

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Business News Headlines 12 November 2018

Each weekday we watch and then report on some of the biggest business news stories impacting your life. Today we'll take a look at:

  • The Market Drop and Why;
  • Why the Strong Dollar is a Problem;
  • Some Say Sears Should Die;
  • Stan Lee Dead at 95;
  • The Dark Side of the Restaurant Business;
  • The Market Report.

Those stories plus a conversation with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who was recently in Des Moines, Iowa

Also, it's Monday and we'll visit with Laura Kinnard about business networking and education opportunities in the Greater Des Moines Metro.

Thanks for listening! 

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Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. on Race, Race Relations and Business

This is a serious look at what business may, or may not, understand about race and race relations. Recently this topic has been top of mind for many people in the justice community today we take the conversation to business. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is a nationally known author and public speaker on a number of topics dealing with race and race relations. You can find his website here at America & Moore. We start the conversation with a difficult question. 

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 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 

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David Maxwell on Implicit Bias - What it is and how to combat it.

This past week the Jewish Community Relations Commission (JCRC) held another in their series of educational seminars. This time the focus was on implicit bias. We asked the director of JCRC Dr. Mark Finkelstein about the series and then spoke to David Maxwell the principal of Valley High School of West Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted to learn what implicit bias is, how it impacts us and more. Some good conversation and thoughts here. Meet Mark and David.

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 26 October 2018

Hey, before you go "Full Weekend Mode" check out some of the big stories from the world of business. And the markets....don't ask! On tap with just a click you'll hear about:

  • If the economy is clipping along at 3.5% growth how come the markets are in the tank?
  • More troubles for Tesla this time it's not the SEC but the FBI;
  • Once the darling of teens Snap is losing users and today suffered a market setback;
  • Speaking of setback...how about Amazon today;
  • A stunning report about small businesses and websites...you are not going to believe it.

Those stories and we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to talk about some fun stuff going on in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro this weekend into next week. Click HERE to listen!

Thanks for coming by! 

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Business News Headlines 18 October 2018

Back on the 1st of October we reported that, over the years, October is a lousy month for the markets. And, know what? That still holds true.  This is what's just a click away:

  • Something we bet you didn't know about StarKist Tuna;
  • Oil prices that just a few weeks ago were thought to be headed for $100 a barrel but nope;
  • More dollars in the lottery jackpots. Why?  We'll share;
  • J.C. Penny is offering something unique as they attempt to hire 39K holiday workers;
  • Aldi is doing online ordering and delivery in many cities including Des Moines;
  • The markets...don't ask...

Those stories and in for The Interview it's the new President of Aureon HR, Melissa Ness. We'll talk about what the company does, the tight labor market, why small to mid-size businesses use their human reasource services, the culture of the company and...she will tell me something during the interview I have never had a corporate leader say to me...ever.  Melissa Ness just a click away.

Thanks for listening! 

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Meet Rob Sand - Candidate for Iowa State Auditor - What’s That?

In non-presidential elections "down-ballot" candidates for state-wide office still must travel to all 99 counties, meet voters to listen to their concerns and then formulate a plan and campaign that resonates with what he or she is hearing. Meet Rob Sand candidate for the Office of State Auditor. What is it that the auditors office does or should be doing? What about the state budget, health care, security of tax dollars, legal issues of fraud and abuse?  We cover those questions and more. Have a 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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