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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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The Business News Headlines 1 October 2018

Welcome to October! We've got the business news headlines for you on YOUR time. Just a click away you'll learn more about:

  • The new U.S., Canada and Mexico trade agreement...well, as much as we know now;
  • Tesla stock was way up today following the deal with the SEC;
  • Money losing companies and their IPO...investors seem to love them;
  • Papa John had his day in court today;
  • The Trend: Retail closing for Thanksgiving Day. But, there is an economic reality as to why;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...bang but watch out for increasing fuel prices.

Those stories and a conversation with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) as she was in Iowa to speak to the non-partisan Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. We'll talk trade, wages, workers, health care, economics, business and ask about socialism.

Also today, and just a click away, is Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com. We'll talk about upcoming business education and networking events in the metro. Go ahead, click through and get your calendar ready.

And, thanks for coming by! 

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Meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington State

Recently Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was in the Des Moines Metro to headline two events. We caught up with her folloing her address to the non-partisan Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. Here we talk a little politics, the economy, trade, small business, agriculture, health care and much more. Click through to meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and our thanks to the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition for making this happen. 

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 Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday we welcome Laura Kinnard to our microphones to share with you some great business education and networking events coming up in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From magazine launches to finding money for your business to co-working and marketing tips the region is full of great opportunities to learn and grow yourself and your business. Here from DMBizMixer is Laura! 

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 September 2018

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...we've got some of the big business news stories waiting for you with just a click of the mouse...or phone. On tap today:

  • It's not nice to mislead investors, ask Walgreens;
  • More Elon Musk and Tesla stuff today;
  • Hard to imagine but Sears stock hit a milestone today;
  • Facebook says 50 million users may have been compromised;
  • The GOP voted to make some tax cuts permanent;
  • But even that didn't help the markets.

Those stories and just a bit of commentary along with a chance to meet Neil Blanchard the founder of Profit Pros. What dies he do? He finds money. No, really he finds cash that you and your business are leaving on the table. Good stuff.

Also, today is FRIDAY and that means our friends from Cityview Magazine drop in to share with us a little fun and Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Click through for Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Enjoy!

And, thanks again for coming by! 

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Meet Neil Blanchard - He Finds Money…No, Really!

How about dropping more to your bottom line? Meet Neil Blanchard who does just that for dozens and dozens of businesses. Neil founded Profit Pros a way to look inside your financial statements and find money that can then drop to your bottom line. How he does it and where he finds it are all in the very short conversation recorded recently at the Central Iowa Business Conference. Spend five minutes and then go find some cash...it's a really interesting story. 

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 27 September 2018

If you were working today, or watching what was going on in Washington, D.C. you may have missed the big business news stories. But, not to worry...we've got you covered. On tap today:

  • The SEC goes after Elon Musk...
  • Remember with the "future" was in plastics? Now it might be in....pot;
  • Speaking of drugs we've got Aetna/CVS news;
  • What careers lead to higher percentages of divorce? We have a list of the top seven;
  • Oh, and what happened on Wall Street. 

Those stories and a conversation about the Hawkeye Safety Conference coming up in October. Our guests are Bill Gerhard from the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and Tammi Goerdt from The Heartland Center at the University of Iowa.

Also today a frank and honest conversation with Don DeWaay the founder of The Profit Zone. Having come through the recession Don has been building back and now works with business owners on things like freedom, fullfillment and financial reward. Good stuff here!

Thanks, as always, for listening!

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The Profit Zone with Don DeWaay

Recently Don DeWaay presented at the Central Iowa Business Conference about his resurging business, The Profit Zone. I've known of Don for years but this was the first time I'd had the opportunity to sit down with him and have a business conversation. In this very frank and honest visit you'll learn more about what he did, what he is doing and how he is assisting business owners look at things in a whole new light and connect them with their full potential. Click ahead and learn more from Don DeWaay. 

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 September 2018

It was a wild day for not only business but the news cycle. Aren't you glad we don't do politics? Today we're taking a look at several big news stories from cars to the Fed. Here you go:

  • Good News is Bad News? Don't worry, we'll explain;
  • Ford to cut costs but will that cost jobs?
  • In more car news GM says goodbye to the Big Apple and hellow to Motown;
  • The Fed bumped interest rates again but what might that mean to you?
  • Wanna buy Papa John's? We know of somebody looking for partners;
  • Oh yeah...then there was Wall Street.

Those stories and today we took a trip to the Central Iowa Business Conference. Couldn't go? Not to worry we've got a taste for you here today. First up is Les McKeown who spoke about Predictable Success. How to follow a very clear road map to your ultimate goal...which is success.

Also speaking today was Curt Steinhorst the author of Can I Have Your Attention. Look we are so very time starved and so full of distraction that we've got to find systems to get away from all the noise. Here Curt gives us that formula and more. Enjoy.

Thanks for coming by! 

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Predictable Success with Les McKeown

He was the keynote at the Central Iowa Business Conference where for over an hour he led the attendees through the steps necessary to hit the ultimate goal of success. Meet Les McKeown the author of "Predictable Success - Getting Your Organization On The Growth Track - And Keeping It There". You're just a click away from learning how to avoid crisis management and focus on visionary outcomes that will drive your business forward. Learn how to use the tools of business balance...from the "fun" days of a startup to the treadmill of being stuck in a rut and how that balance leads to predictable success. Good stuff just ahead!

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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