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The Business News Headlines 16 November 2018

It's been a wild week for the markets and we'll check out how they did. Also today we've got some retail news...some of the stories you'll hear today:

  • More employers are making an offer based on only one phone interview;
  • What department store chain is trying to become the next...Sears;
  • Boomers are feeling the squeeze in caring for aging parents and their cash strapped kids;
  • Toys R Us is gone so where you going to find...kid toys;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Plus it's Friday and each week we drag in Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our friend Parker Reed to talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.  

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 15 November 2018

The markets snapped a five day losing streak today on the hope that there might be some headway in the trade talks between the United States and China.  In other business news:

  • A housing trend that we bet you knew nothing about but it is surging;
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bill to force Walmart to pay $15 an hour;
  • Wells Fargo to cut 1,000 workers many in Des Moines, Iowa;
  • Tesla cuts the price of their home solar units;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation about the health of the rural economy and healthcare. Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa joins us for the ups and downs of the rural economy and why healthcare plays such an important part.

Then we're talking about another health care issue facing Iowa and many other states. Dr. Thomas Gruca joins us to talk about a new study about Physicians Assistants and their contribution to the current health care delivery model. He's from the University of Iowa Tippie School of Business and what he'll share may shock and surprise you.

Thanks for listening!

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Rural Health Care and the Economy

Our guest is Dr. Keith Mueller from the University of Iowa and our conversation centers on the rural economy and its dependency on health care workers. We'll talk about how critical health care delivery is to the rural economy, some of the headwinds faced by changing payment systems and  more. If you live in Rural America many of the things Dr. Mueller talks about will not surprise you...but urban dwellers may find it shocking.

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 Need to Increase Physician Assistant Numbers in Iowa

The numbers are...in a word, scary, as more and  more physicians assistants enter retirement. Meet Dr. Thomas Gruca from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business as we talk about a recent study that looked at who is providing health care in Iowa, where the needs are and what colleges and universities are doing to address what is sure to be looming shortage of physicians assistants.

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 November 2018

Another volatile day on Wall Street as the Blue Chips rose by 100 points only to fall 200 points from their session highs...here's what we have on tap for you today:

  • Amazon made it official NYC and Arlington, VA - Not everybody is happy;
  • Americans are finding it harder and harder to get ahead...we'll tell that tale;
  • Six weeks ago oil prices were climbing today oil lost yet again we'll share why;
  • What happens when you don't embrace technology? Ask Burger King;
  • Nationwide Insurance to lay off 1,100 employees;
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why? We've got the numbers.

Those stories and a conversation about Davita Kidney Care which just opened another facility this time in Windsor Heights, Iowa. We'll talk about what the firm does, why it's expanding at a rapid rate and more about your...kidneys.  

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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Congressman Eric Swalwell in Iowa and We Asked Questions

We've just been through the midterm elections and some people say they are tired of anything to do with politics. However, our work comes to you from Iowa which is the crossroads for the 2020 election.  In this segment we welcome back Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to our microphones and chat with him about his remarks to the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition and congratulate him on the birth of his new baby girl...yes, we did. 

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 8 November 2018

Lots of interesting business stories for you today...just a click away this is what we've got waiting for you:

  • What goes up, must come down...a look at the markets;
  • Amazon HQ2 headed to the Queens in NYC?
  • Spoiler Alert: 11,000 UPS workers could be on strike as of Monday;
  • We are swimming in...oil;
  • Sears to close even more stores;
  • The Housing Market - Things ain't lookin' so good.

Those stories and a really meaningful conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about race and race relations in business. Dr. Moore a noted author and speaker talks with us about what folks just don't get when it comes to working with, employing and interacting with people of color. To learn more about Dr. Moore here is his website.  Sobering stuff ahead here on the Business News Hour.

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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The Business News Headlines - 5 November 2018

Jitters? It's the day before elections in the United States and while we're not doing politics here...it seems like everybody else is. Welcome to the Business News Hour some of the stories you'll hear today are:

  • Amazon to build HQ2 in TWO different cities?
  • Teens are being replaced with...older workers. Why?
  • Google is going to war with "shady websites";
  • A Des Moines, Iowa mall may be looking to housing to fill spaces;
  • The markets closed mixed today and we'll share details.

Also up today we'll visit with Jolene Goodman from the Iowa Business Journals about what she is hearing from small to mid-size businesses.

Also Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com is back to talk up some business education and networking events in the Metro.

Thanks for listening!

 

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