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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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The Business News Headlines 24 January 2019

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines and have we got some stories for you today. Just a click away you'll learn about:

  • The thirty-second ad that will NOT run during the Super Bowl;
  • Billionaire investor and U.S. Secretary of Commerce tells federal workers to, "get a loan";
  • The partial federal shutdown goes into it's 35 day tomorrow both senate bills failed today;
  • Walmart wants to hire 900 truck drivers and pay them a bundle to drive;
  • Airlines pilots, flight attendants are all concerned about the shutdown and safety;
  • Did Sears CEO Eddie Lambert "steal" Sears?
  • The markets ended mixed today and we'll have those numbers.

Those stories and our interview is with author Louise Gately who recently finished an historical account of an early Iowa resident, James Jordan who was involved in getting the state capital moved, being part of the Underground Railroad and building a financial empire. "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan His Life and His Legacy" is a great book for folks who love deep looks at history. Click here to listen in

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Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

Thanks for listening!! 

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The Business News Headlines 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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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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Taking Technology to Rural America with Congressman Ro Khanna of California

Recently some technology giants came to Rural Iowa to the town of Jefferson (pop 4,200) to announce a public/private partnership to bring education and careers to this rural community in an experiment that can be replicated in any small town across the United States. Here we visit with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was one of the main instigators in helping pull this all together. We think you'll find his comments on the economy, technology and helping America win right on point.  

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 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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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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