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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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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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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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Des Moines & Complete Streets - The Vote is Monday

Coming up before the Des Moines, Iowa City Council on Monday 24 September is a plan to adopt a "Complete Streets" program for the city. What is it and how has AARP-Iowa motivated their membership to get involved in calling their city council person in support of the project? Good questions...here we sit down with Don Corrigan a volunteer with AARP-Iowa and he tells us what the project is, what it will do for business as well as residents and those visiting the city. Listen in as we talk about Complete Streets and 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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Business News Headlines 18 September 2018

What happened while you were working? Here are some of the top business news headlines and a look at what happened on Wall Street and why! Today:

  • China worries? Not so much;
  • New TV ads for Papa John's but guess who is missing;
  • This pot company may soon have a market value of $1 billion;
  • Talking drugs...a drug maker sued in court for bribing physicians for the drug...;
  • What happened on Wall Street and why.

Those stories plus a conversation with AARP-Iowa volunteer Don Corrigan about Complete Streets a proposal set to be voted on by the Des Moines City Council. So...why in the heck is AARP-Iowa involved?  We asked.

Also today we talk with Maureen Berger about something called Outcome Driven Sales...we are all selling something but in this program from Tero International we make sure it's a "win-win" for buyer and seller.

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe! 

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The Des Moines River Project - Eyes of Experience

Here we spend some time with Mat Swift...a Georgia native who was invited to come to Des Moines by the Greater Des Moines Partnership....why? Mat and many more individuals in Columbus, Georgia were responsible for taking a river that ran through their downtown and creating the nation’s largest man-made water feature in the nation.  Plus the project has produced millions in economic development and created a place where people really want to live...and work. Meet Mat and what could be the future of 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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The Business News Headlines 17 September 2018

Checking out the business news headlines along with two great business interviews. Here is what we have on tap for you this afternoon:

  • Shorter work week? How about a shorter work day?
  • Whatcha going to do with that extra time off? How about a movie?
  • IBM is being sued - Age Discrimination;
  • We told you, budget cut are coming says the White House;
  • China and U.S. Trade - What happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus we welcome back Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer and Drake University with networking and business education events this week. Get your event published with #DMBizEvents on Twitter. 

Also today, we're talking about the Des Moines River Project with Mat Swift. Mat is from Columbus, GA where they, five years ago, opened the nation's largest river adventure park and the result has been, in his words, "amazing". What does that have to do with Des Moines? Plenty and Mat says the Iowa capital is even better suited than his home town. You've got to hear this...

Thanks for clicking through...and you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

 

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The Business News Headlines 29 August 2018

Each day we bring you the business news headlines and what happened on Wall Street and why. Toay we'll take a look at these stories...and some great interviews:

  • Forget Trade Wars we've got Mattress Wars;
  • Campbell's Soup up for sale? A big fight is looming;
  • Elon Musk and his haters...gonna hate;
  • We head west for Burning Man....what?
  • The Markets had a good day...and we'll detail

Also today Laura Rowley will be speaking in Des Moines next week about the Future of Retail but we...got her first.

In addition Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Iowa Women Lead Change was in Des Moines so we sat down to talk about workforce efforts, leadership efforts and getting the economy to work for everybody. 

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Out to Lunch with Elizabeth Presutti of DART

Our Out to Lunch series is where we enjoy lunch and a business conversation with a thought leader and you are invited to drop in to listen. Today we were Out to Lunch at Jessie's Embers with the Chief Executive Officer of the Des Moines Regional Transit Authority, Elizabeth Presutti. In this first part we talk a bit about who she is and why she is so pumped about the Greater Des Moines Metro. We'll also cover trends in transportation, the many changes going on in the Metro and where, perhaps we are headed. Self driving vehicles also make an appearance. Join us as we go Out to Lunch with Elizabeth Presutti: 

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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Out to Lunch with Elizabeth Presutti of DART Part Two

In Part Two of our Out to Lunch segment with Elizabeth Presutti, CEO of DART we put on our "future glasses" and look toward what might be coming in the years ahead. From tranportation changes in personal vehicles to public transportation to meeting the needs of various communities and areas of the Metro. What vision goes into creating a public transit system for tomorrow. Listen in to Part Two of our time with Elizabeth as we go Out to Lunch at Jesse's Embers

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 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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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