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Business News Headlines 27 November 2018

We're back with some of the top business news stories of the day and we bring them to you on YOUR time. Listen when you want and learn more about what's going on.  Today we're talking about:

  • President Trump warns GM that they will lose government dollars;
  • Papa John's can't find a buyer and it's stock sinks;
  • Will there be a deal with China?  Who knows;
  • Speaking of China Google employees don't want to throttle information;
  • So what went on in the world of retail sales on Cyber Monday? We've got details'
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Plus, for The Interview, we picked up something we recorded last summer but failed to air. It's a conversation with Mat Greiner and Teva Dawson about their company, Group Creative. They work with communities and non-profits in a very unique way to garner attention and public relations all by using...art. It's a neat story so listen...OK?

Thanks for coming by! 

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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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Gilroy’s Kitchen+ Pub + Patio + Redheads

The host for our popular Out to Lunch series for the next several weeks is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio and while we get to take high level thought leaders out to lunch we thought YOU might want to know more about this great locally owned restaurant.  Liz Ramey has been with Gilroy's since it opened a couple of years ago. We sit down with her and find our more about the food and their fixation with...redheads.

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 News Headlines 23 November 2018

It was a short trading session on Wall Street today and we had lots of retail news. Coming up and just a click away you'll learn more about:

  • Sears is hoping Black Friday and this weekend can save the company;
  • Not a good time for website troubles...ask Lowes;
  • How important is Black Friday for retail;
  • Kohls had a great Thanksgiving day sale...on line;
  • Never guess the percentage of shopping done on...phones yesterday;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Our Restaurant of the Week is Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio. We'll chat with long time manager Liz Ramey about what makes the place go and their fixation with red heads...no, really.

Then Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine joins us for some fun as we talk about Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.

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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Rackhouse Whiskey Club Is On!

We love telling startup stories and this one is a little different. Meet Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle the founders of Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Here you'll learn where this idea came from, what they do to help small batch distillers gain traction and how they help you get your hands on some unique tasting whiskeys. Click through and get into Rackhouse...

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 21 November 2018

For awhile today we thought the Dow was going to pull out of negative territory but that didn't happen. Click through to hear these stories on YOUR time.

  • Could this be the last holiday season for Sears;
  • Wells Fargo says not all the folks are going to get paid;
  • Slower economic growth ahead...some say yes;
  • Oil OPEC and West Texas;
  • An Amazon "Tell All" and it ain't pretty;
  • John Deere missed expectations;
  • Speaking of expectations what happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Rackhouse Whiskey Club. Small batch distillers from all over the country get some help from Dannie Strable and Sam Hoyle. We think you're going to enjoy this.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 20 November 2018

Remember when we told you October was a rough month for Wall Street? We didn't see November coming.  Here are some of the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • The Dow erases all of the gains for 2018 in one day...like today;
  • Retail came crashing down on the heels of Target;
  • Recession in our future?  Two things to watch;
  • Gift card fraud is a big deal and big names in retail are fighting back;
  • Look out downtown Des Moines here comes the wrecking ball;
  • Got romaine lettuce?  Get rid of it...like...now;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today we go Out to Lunch with the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association Jessica Dunker. But before we do that...we'll offer up Quick Bites. Three questions for Jessica before we dig into our conversation from Gilroy's in West Des Moines.  And you get to listen in. 

Here is our Out to Lunch segment where we visit with Jessica about a host of business issues that impact the restaurant industry. From social media, consumer trends, education, public policy, recruitment/retention. If you've ever wondered about the business of feeding people...enjoy we think you'll learn plenty. 

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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2018

We feared that the markets would open down today and they did...but then they kept marching downward. It's the business news headlines for Monday and here is what is just a click away:

  • A former Goldman Sachs VP is asking for $1.5 million said she was fired while on pregnancy leave;
  • Fast food companies are going to great lengths to find workers;
  • David's Bridal asking for Chapter 11 protection;
  • One of the reasons for the tech meltdown on Wall Street was...Apple;
  • The U.S. Canada, Mexico trade deal...could be in trouble;
  • Those stories and what the heck happened on Wall Street.

Also today we'll feature Cat Rocketship and the 10th Anniversary of Market Day Iowa which happens in downtown Des Moines this Friday...and yes, it's cool.

We'll also chat with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com about Small Business Saturday tips and marketing idea.

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Market Day Iowa with Cat Rocketship

You'll be able to tell, right from the first couple of sentences, that this is something we LOVE to talk about. Market Day Iowa celebrates ten years and each year it has grown to include more interesting indie artists who come together on the Friday after Thanksgiving for Market Day Iowa. Listen in as Cat Rocketship talks about what  you can expect. The event is at Capital Square in downtown Des Moines. 

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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