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Health Care Costs - Impacting Employers, Employees and Quality of Life

Hang on because we're about to open up a conversation about health care costs and how they are killing productivity, the bottom line, employee quality of life and our business community. When does all of this move us to an honest conversation about a health care system that works for everybody? Back for a return visit is Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow at the Sanders Institute. What he will share with you will be mind-numbing. Maybe it's time to listen?

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 8 October 2018

Coming to you from Boone, Iowa it's the Business News Hour for Monday the 8th of October. In the news today you'll learn why we're here plus:

  • Folks what to know what is in their...food;
  • Bond funds are in trouble but there is a silver lining;
  • A rising tide lifts all boats...but, what if you don't have a boat;
  • More bad news today from Tesla;
  • What happened, and why, on Wall Street.

Those stories and more about why we took a road trip today.  Also we've got Jay Byers from the Greater Des Moines Partnership in to talk a bit about the upcoming Annual Dinner and the speaker who will join so many on 17 January.

We're also going to visit with Ro Crosbie the founder, president and CEO of Tero International. Her company recently was recognized as The Best Of...by the Des Moines Business Record. What do awards men to the company, staff and (more important) the customers and clients. We'll chat about that and more.

Thanks for coming by!

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Congressman Ro Khanna on The Amazon Minimum Wage Hike

One of the legislators who put pressure on Amazon to increase its minimum wage is Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA). In the end Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon would pay $15 an hour to start. A day later Amazon announced it would no longer offer bonuses to it's employees. We asked for a reaction and got it. Also we talked about children and poverty not only nationwide but in Iowa. Click through to listen in. 

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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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 News Headlines 13 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines on your time...each weekday we offer up some interesting business news items on your drive home...or while you're still at the office. Today we're covering these stories:

  • Jeff Bezos is in with $2 billion to help young struggling families;
  • Too big to fail did fail and who reaped the rewards? We'll lay it all out;
  • Say it ain't so! Goodbye to the VW Bug;
  • General Electric got smaller today;
  • Job cuts from Meredith Publishing
  • Target to add 120,000 jobs...from where?
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Today we'll also chat about AARP-Iowa with Brad Anderson and volunteer Don Corrigan you don't want to miss this learning experience.

It's time for HOCKEY in Iowa! Today, for the 6th time that the Iowa Wild open up their season we'll chat with the team president Todd Fredrickson and tell you about the NHL coming to Des Moines next week.

Thanks for clicking through! 

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Business News Headlines - 12 September 2018

It's the Business News Headlines for Tuesday the 12th of September, thanks for clicking through. Today in the business news:

  • The biggest lie that will get you booted from a job offer;
  • Working too hard? Richard Branson says have more fun and a 3 day work week;
  • Speaking of jobs, FedEx and Macy's are hiring but where will they find...people;
  • Some McDonald's workers going on strike next week. Why? Sexual Harassment;
  • Hear about the drug company that raised the price of a medicine by 400%;
  • The new iPhones were introduced today and Apple stock went...down;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Ned Flynn and Tracy Gonsalez from Aureon about something that can have a major impact on employee retention and recruitment. We're talking workers compensation...and it's important.

Then, you know about The Wave right? Did you know it all started with one Facebook post? With us to talk about that and a special event from the Social Media Club of Des Moines is Jessie Brown. We're talking University of Iowa, The Wave and more...click through! 

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Business News Headlines 10 September 2018

The business news headlines for Monday the 10th of September. What's on tap? Click through for:

  • The New Tax Law may have you paying more, not less in taxes;
  • CBS to pay Moonves up to $120 million if...
  • Nike has more to worry about and it comes in the form of Amazon;
  • The next mobile technology is 5G who is doing what...we tell;
  • Tipping, who tips more, how much is correct and more;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and we'll also have a remix of a conversation with Melissa Vine who has not one but...four businesses she works at.

And here is a conversation with Angela Harrington about the amazing Hotel Grinnell. What did it take to create a first class hotel out of a school building built in 1921...and in a town of 10,000 people?  Have a listen!

And, thank you for clicking through!

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Business News Headlines 7 September 2018

It's Friday and we've got the top business news stories for you plus a Friday Fun with our friends from Cityview Magazine. Let's go!

  • Let's see $200 billion in tariffs to China but ANOTHER $267 billion??  Yep;
  • Looks like Younkers may really be coming back;
  • Strong jobs report means interest rate hikes;
  • The jobs report says pay increased by .4 of a percent but inflation is at what?
  • Boycotts: The story says you are getting weary of them;
  • So since Nike picked up Colin Kaepernick how have their sales been? We know;
  • Papa John's sales still slumping will that mean store closings?
  • We've got the numbers from Wall Street as well. 

Also today the guys from Cityview Magazine are back with us outlining some Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts are right here

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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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It’s Not Sexy - Aging Issues in Iowa - Out to Lunch with John Hale

For decades there has been lots and lots of talk about aging but very little action. Iowa is one of the states with the largest "old-old" population in the nation. We have over half a million people over the age of 65 more on the way. Yet, according to our guest, John Hale of the Hale Group, Iowa is failing to plan for the future. Who is going to care for older Iowans? How do we deal with transportation, housing, nutrition, care giving? Is immagration a solution or a band-aid? Meanwhile the legislature talks a big game but leadership, according to John, is lacking. Click through as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209.  

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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