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The Business News Headlines 31 March 2020

It's the final day of March and the end of the first quarter. Here are the top business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Hospitals firing doctors/nurses;
  • Amazon fires a person linked to the walkout;
  • The news business is struggling and that's a danger;
  • Walmart hiring 5,000 people a day;
  • Largest mall owner laying off staff;
  • The president and $2 trillion;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Farmers, Food and Fear.

Those stories plus a conversation with Steven Haas from DLS Worldwide about trucking industry changes going on all across the country. Tips and some great advice as we move products around the nation. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Working Remotely: Tools, Tips and Productivity with Laura Kinnard

We're in a new world where people are learning to work remotely, startups trying to gain traction and how are we to measure productivity? With me is Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio with thoughts about working outside of the office. Many have done this for years but for some it is new ground. Listen in and thanks for coming by. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 20 March 2020

From the business side this is a week to put in the rear-view mirror. Today here's what we've got for you for the Friday Edition:

  • It started out well but ended poorly;
  • Food and Food Workers - A sobering consideration;
  • Kraft Heinz working overtime;
  • Target boosts pay and benefits;
  • Peloton cancels deliveries;
  • Jobless numbers could be dreadful;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • GameStop...Essential?

Those stories plus a conversation about connecting with people and how important that is today...perhaps...more than ever. My guest is Ginger Johnson who is a professional connector. We'll talk about the importance of connecting, how to better connect with others and why all of that matters.  To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening.

The Business News Headlines 18 March 2020

What goes up, must go...down and that's what happened today on Wall Street. It's Wednesday the 18th of March and here is what we have on tap for you today:

  • Investors are not too keen on the $1.5 trillion stimulus package it would seem;
  • Unemployment claims are skyrocketing and a warning they could reach 20%;
  • The "Big Three" automakers have closed assembly plants;
  • Walmart and it's position to handle harried shoppers;
  • Is there enough food in the pipeline...
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Just what is an "essential business"?

Those stories and a visit with Mike McCarthy a State President for the Alliance for Retired Americans. Who are they? Where did they come from?  Who do they represent and what are their...issues?  All asked and answered. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 4 March 2020

It's the day after Super Tuesday and the markets reacted to the Joe Biden win and some positive economic/jobs news. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden wins big;
  • Starbucks cancelled an event;
  • President Trump gives airlines a pep-talk;
  • United Airlines cuts flights;
  • GM to take on Tesla;
  • Ikea recalls 800,000 pieces of furniture;
  • In iconic book publishing house is for sale;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pay people to move to your city...it works.

Those stories and a quick marketing tip about QR Codes and why we're seeing more of them.  To hear that fast three minutes click here

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DSM Civil & Human Rights Symposium

For over three decades the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has presented a symposium intended to both hear and educate the general public about issues that face us all. Here you'll meet Joshua Barr the Director of the commission and Ryan Arnold the Director of Community Engagement at Drake University. We'll start with an understanding of what the commission does, why Drake is supporting the event and then get into what the symposium is about and how the topics came to be.  Registration is OPEN until March 6th. You can get tickets to the event here. In addition to the symposium there is a kick-off event the evening of the 17th at 6PM with Vanessa Roberts "Afropuff Lederhosen: A Critically Comical Investigation of Race" which will also be at Drake. Tickets to that event are here.

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Intelligent Answers to Customer Service Issues with Tom Vander Well

Far too often businesses fail to make the connection between lousy sales and customer service. Here you'll meet Tom Vander Well the President/CEO of Intelligentics a company devoted to helping companies build a better business by making sure the right questions get asked. From marketing to operations to accounting consumers are demanding they be heard and when they are...business blossoms. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 12 February 2020

Que the happy music...it was another big day on Wall Street. But, there are also some warning signs that nobody seems to notice.  Welcome to the Business News Headlines.  Today;

  • A Cruel Wedding Story;
  • A Lack of Ammo;
  • We return to La La Land on Wall Street;
  • AIRbnb running through cash;
  • Your speech impacts your pay and promotion...

Those stories plus something that aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL last week that you might want to hear. It's a marketing tip (actually three) that came about during a conversation I had a couple of weeks ago when I was in Arizona. To hear that segment, click here.

Thanks for listening! 

Cal Woods for U.S. Senate - Iowa - Part Two

In this, the second part of my conversation with Cal Woods, we talk about several major issues that are being talked about here in the Hawkeye State. From health care to jobs to infrastructure Cal shares his insight. Now that you've heard Part One and Part Two visit his website for more.

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

THe business News Headlines 30 January 2020

It was quite the day on Wall Street as investors continued to pay attention to the deadly coronavirus but then...a break through:

  • Facebook stock lost $50 billion;
  • President Trump and job promises;
  • Retail takes yet another hit;
  • Levi Strauss closes stores in China;
  • Amazon and holiday sales numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from home a bigger deal;
  • Fast food labor shortages...fix it by....

Those stories plus some thoughts on business and being truthful.What a timely topic from our friends at Tero International: Here Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer at Tero dives into honesty, reputation management, business transparency and much more. And how timely is this?  Just this week CNN issued a story about a major study about honesty in business and in our personal lives. Click through to listen.

Thanks for listening!