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Debt, College, Smart Borrowing and Iowa Student Loans

Why would a lending company work to make sure people borrow as little as they can? When it is Iowa Student Loan it makes sense. Here we chat with Steve McCullough about borrowing less, money matters, what it means to have debt, how to structure debt for school and who pays. Solid information for people going to school or parents and grandparents. 

 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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Taxes. Business and You with Mike Owen

The recent corporate tax rate cut in Iowa was an important step for business groups that said businesses would by-pass Iowa for more tax friendly states. However what they didn't talk about is what Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project is here to discuss. We caught up with Mike at a recent event where he was talking...taxes. Click through 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 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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The Wall Street Report - 13 April 2018

We thought, when the markets opend and we heard those big bank profit reports that it was going to be an exciting day on Wall Street...but then cooler heads said, "Wait a minutes..." That and more talk about China sunk the day on Wall Street...here's what happeded and why. 

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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Meet Rob Sand Candidate for Iowa State Auditor

How does the State Auditor have anything to do with business? That's the first question we asked Rob Sand who is running for the office here in Iowa. We cover lots of ground here from what he sees as a new direction for the office and how he intends to become a better steward of the tax dollars spent. "Wake up the Watchdog!" is something you'll hear him say. Meet Rob Sand.

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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Tax Issues with Bob Sayler of Block Advisors

It's tax time and while there have been some major changes that will be coming today we focus on refunds, refundable credits and more with Bob Sayler from Block Advisors with offices in Johnston. Will your tax refund be delayed? Listen to our conversation: 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Taxes, Businesses and Budgets

Business groups from across Iowa are clamoring for the Iowa Legislature to reduce corporate taxes which they say, correctly, are the highest in the nation. They say it is a major problem when trying to lure business to the state. What they are not saying is that hardly any business pays the 12% rate and independent audits say Iowa ranks in the middle of all states in the U.S. We turned to economist and educator Peter Fisher from the Iowa Public Policy Project to share with us his view. In addition we asked if now, given the fiscal mess the state budget is in, how we might square that with receiving less through taxes. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Keeping Track of Time with TimeSolv and Scott Clasen

There is a reason some companies thrive and others are happy just to survive. Our advertising agency keeps track of the time we spend on behalf of our clients. It's how we get paid. It's much the same as lawyers, CPA firms or freelance professions. This spring our computers crashed and our time keeping system went with them. Sure we had it backed up but when we called the company to inquire about replacing our software we were told we had to buy new...and at a crazy price. We searched for a solution and found TimeSolv. After using the product for four months we called Scott Clasen and asked if he would be kind enough to join us on the Business News Hour. Why? We think you should know about how some companies...thrive. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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She Expands Her Business - Meet Katie Fergus

Until the 1st of July Katie Fergus, CPA had a "one-person" medical billing consulting business called FinanSynergy that helps medical professionals insight on ways to increase their revenue and deal with insurance companies. We spoke to her about that and the status of Iowa's For Profit Managed Care back in March of this year. Last week we heard that Katie had purchased Medical Billing Services a 30+ year company located in the East Village of Des Moines and suddenly she went from a one-person consulting business to having a team of two-dozen employees. Here we talk about her rapid growth, what she does for her clients and an update on Iowa's For-Profit Managed Care network. Lots of things to cover...let's go!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Crisis in Health Care with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA

This past week we heard about health care and employer options. Today we spend some time with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA a returning visitor to our studios to talk about the health care options set before the American people. From the ACA to the ACHA to the BCRA what might you expect and what should be our options from as a state and a nation. We think this may surprise you.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Fraud and Your Business

The numbers are simply stunning: Over 31% of businesses will experience fraud in the workplace more often than not it is being done by a trusted employee. Listen to Joe Desmond from Shaul & Desmond CPA as he ticks off that stat plus some tips on how you, as a business owner, can start to protect yourself.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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