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The Business of Worker Safety with Rep. Ras Smith

If you missed our exclusive interview with Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL here is that conversation. Rep. Smith tells us he is committed to providing for worker safety in Iowa and to that end is preparing legislation for consideration. We talk about the plight of "essential workers", COVID19, OSHA and why business, for productivity and profit, should be paying attention to worker health and safety. 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

Evolving to Meet Client Demands with Liz Cooney of Tero International

As the world enters the second year of dealing with COVID19 business models have had to change dramatically. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International, is back to talk about the three areas Tero has adapted to meet the needs of their clients. In addition we talk about a new study that looks at CEO "confidence" which in 2020 has hit a new low.  Lot's of great information here to help you and your career. 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 19 February 2021

It's Friday and we've made it to the weekend! Just ahead you'll hear from Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine and our hyper-local look at "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro...no matter where you live it's a lighthearted look...and life. Meanwhile in the business news headlines:

  • OK, so how big is our economic hole?
  • The IRS is also pleased with Wall Street;
  • Work from home? How about a pay cut?
  • The post COVID job picture;
  • A cooking product recall;
  • The Texas power grid...oh my;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, oil prices fall again and why.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine.  It's a fun look at Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by. 

 

The Business News Headlines 18 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen in...click this link. 

Business News Headlines 8 February 2021

It's another Monday and welcome to the business news headlines. So much information...give us less than ten minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • They are dropping out of the labor force in massive numbers;
  • Stock rose today for the 6th day in a row;
  • We've got some prison news;
  • The "culture" of Google could "change";
  • No profits but he stock is up 3,000%;
  • Workers and the Amazon Union Vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restrictions lifted while a new variant makes landfall.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa AFL/CIO in to talk about some shocking issues that we recently stumbled on. You'll hear about new legislation that has bubbled up in Washington D.C., the horrid story of what race had to do with how "Right to Work" came to be and thoughts about the Amazon vote in Alabama. To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 1 February 2021

It's a brand new month and welcome to the business news headlines for the first day of February. You're just a click away from some of the big business news headlines plus an interesting conversation about Americans and their cars and trucks.  Before that, he're what we've got for you:

  • Wall Street turned around today;
  • GameStop and other lose value;
  • Reports are that Robinhood is seeking more cash;
  • Large investors keeping tabs on the disruption;
  • The DOJ, SpaceX and hiring practices;
  • More mitten news...it's a real thing you know;
  • Vending machines and COVID19;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Quality over Quantity - Men/Women & Networking. 

Those stories plus a look at quality and American vehicles. People in the U.S. are holding on to their cars and trucks longer and longer. Is it due to the economy or the quality of the manufacturing. And, which vehicles top the list of keepers?  My guest is Karl Brauer the Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.comClick here to listen. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Business News Headlines 15 January 2021

Thanks for coming by again today. It's Friday so, along with the business news headlines, we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about some hyper-local events. But, before we go there here are the news stories we've got for you today:

  • Retail Sales for December disappoint;
  • Markets react;
  • Amazon workers to vote on a union;
  • Heard of Playtika? You will today;
  • More Apple Stores closing;
  • Wells Fargo still bleeding cash;
  • Grocery shopping during a pandemic;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Feeling paranoid working from home? You are not alone.

Those stories PLUS, to lighten the mood, Jeff Pitts is in to chat it up about some hyper local things to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To hear that...just CLICK HERE.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 7 January 2021

Hard to believe that it's already Thursday! We're back on track today after being glued to the newswires all yesterday afternoon. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street and the Biden Certification;
  • Let's buy stuff...and we've got a list of bargains;
  • A new vaccine made news in...Brazil;
  • A stimulus check update;
  • Notice a quiet? Social Media and President Trump;
  • Work from home even changes how we buy stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and cities and the jobs report.

Those stories and for the interview it's entrepreneur Desmund Adams from Focus and Find a totally different way to recruit individuals that not only makes sense but helps businesses make...money. To listen, click here. 

Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Means….

You can hear the passion in his voice as Desmund Adams the founder and CEO of Focus and Find - A Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Firm talks about how we have traditionally done recruiting and why that has failed in bringing the best people to the table. Consider who are your customers and how diverse they are. It's a start.  

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and sine local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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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