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We’re Talking Trucking with N&M Transfer

Trucking...America depends on trucks to haul just about everything we consume. But...have you ever thought about how it all gets from Point A to Point B? Here we sit down with Mark Steinbach from N&M Transfer Company based in Neenah, Wisconsin. We caught up with Mark during the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Meeting in Minneapolis where his company won the "Carrier of the Year" from the NTPDA. Here we talk about fuel, time on the road, employees, regulations, technology and staffing. We bet you'll learn something. 

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 Business News Headlines - 12 July 2018

Fast food workers caught a break today and that will impact wages. The markets shrugged off yesterdays sell off. A big boost, nationwide, on housing stock but still homes are selling way high. What happens when your sales promotion is too good? That pizza company has a problem and it's on the top of it's boxes...those stories and more along with a Small Business Spotlight and Cityview comes by to share stuff to do in the Metro. 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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Two Brief News Stories and the Market Report

Click through to hear two interesting news stories one about a Canadian company about to mine what was once protected land in the United States and the other about a distracted Uber test driver. Then we get into what happened today on Wall Street. 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 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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A Way to Reduce Health Care Insurance Costs?

He knows about Tele-Medicine from personal experience and now Ned Flynn from Aureon says it could be a big help to small businesses that enlist services like he has used. Technology is allowing broader use of tele-medicine and we talk about it here and the potential savings it may afford businesses of any size. Click through to learn 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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Business News Headlines 12 June 2018

It was a "meh" day on Wall Street and we'll share with you why. Tesla is laying off workers...why? Profits suck. McDonald's is also in the layoff mode. Working harder but it doesn't seem like your paycheck goes as far? You are not dreaming...and there are two very good reasons for that.  We'll share. Those stories and more along with two compelling business interviews. First up Nick Donovan from the Technology Association of Iowa and then Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital with a dire prediction for locally owned restaurants, or really any locally owned business. 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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Technology Association of Iowa - A Statewide Video Sampling of Technology

We sat down with Nick Donovan the Creative Director at the Technology Association of Iowa to talk about their latest effort to showcase how technology is working for a number of companies across the state. The effort, begun in February, has been to LaMars, Ames and Waterloo talking and filming success stories and the "back-story" of how technology has transformed many companies. The program is called "We Are Iowa Technology". Let's get into it with Nick! And to watch some of the videos here is that link!

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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Marketing for Business Episode 17 - The Mars Cafe Edition with Phil K. James

Each week Michael partners with Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital in Marketing for Business - Episode 17. Here we start out talking about "first cars". Fun stuff. Then get into Musical.ly which started out as an social media project aimed at Tweens and has quickly become a huge platform launching several careers. We also talk about how Facebook just ripped Musical.ly off and created Lip Sync Live with some additional features. That is the article from Tech Crunch. The launch is not platform wide...just yet.

We then talk about the start of Mars Cafe based in the Drake Neighborhood it was something Phil and his brother created with zero experience in the restaurant industry. How they marketed and what MySpace was to them at that time. Fun stuff in this segment with a shoutout to Gary Vee

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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A Social Media Conversation with Jeff Higgins of Anna Maria Island

Even on vacation I get to meet some very interesting people. Months ago my wife said how impressed she was with the Anna Maria Island Chamber social media efforts. So, being the good husband, I looked and she was right. Lots of stories and interesting interaction. So I hooked up with Jeff Higgins who does the AMI social media work as well as working for florists...you read that right...so we talked business and basics and, of course, social media. Click through! And, if you want to say "Hi" click through on Twitter @ItsJeffHiggins

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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What Happened on wall Street and Why 1 May 2018

Each day we break down what happened on Wall Street...and more importantly why. Today Apple reported earnings and BAM! Listen in and learn what happened this afternoon before and after the bell! 

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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Business News Headlines 25 April 2018

Stocks ended mostly higher today…bouncing back from a bruising day yesterday. Today we’ll also tell you what the shortage of housing is doing to the real estate market and what higher costs for materials is doing. Yikes! After the bell today Facebook stock soared. Wages in Iowa are on the upswing…but don’t get too excited…because after you factor in inflation.  Those stories and a conversation about taxes, business, airports, housing and more with Joe Murphy the VP of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the greater DSM partnership. Get ready to get your Policy Wonk on. Now the business news headlines. 

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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