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The Business News Headlines with Michael Libbie 19 April 2018

Jeff Bazos says he's got 100 million Prime members and growing. Yesterday it was China, farmers and trade wars.  Today U.S. manufacturers are begging Washington for relief when it comes to steel and aluminum. There is a new dress code at some Walmart stores…we’ll tell you about that and why it’s happening. We’ve got a story about The impact of…quitters…on the tobacco industry. There is a David vs. Goliath business story shaping up in Decorah…and it could have far reaching impact in many places…seems we’ve got plenty of office space in Downtown DSM…

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 Highlights from 13 April 2018

The Friday Edition of the Business News Hour. What happens if you are a bank and you charge more in interest…and you pay less in taxes?  Two words: BIG PROFITS…  Pension funds and tax cutting…what’s happening? The Trump Brand fizzles... There is an article out there that suggests the hole left by Toys R Us going out of business could be filled by an interesting existing business…  How is your life?  You can get a check up on that this weekend in DSM.  The Technology Association of Iowa held awards last night…we’ll share…Guests today include…Cindy Axne who is in a primary race to face off against Rep. David Young (R-IA) in Iowa’s third congressional district and Jeff Pitts from Citiview joins us…for a look at Stuff to DO in the Metro. That and more...today! 

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 Highlights from 12 April 2018

So much going on...Sears will close their last store in Chicago, Wall Street bumps up, Warren Buffett in the news, Gen X making big noise, President Trump says, "Everything is going to be OK", Palmers of Ankeny is closed and why. Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business the News Hour.

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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Kent Sovern and AARP Iowa - So Much Going On

We sit down for a conversation with our friend Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and talk about some legislation he, and thousands of others, hopes will survive and be passed into law. We'll shread some stuff, talk about financial well being, bicycles and so much more. Always a pleasure to have Kent with us... If you want to connect with everything going on such as the Iowa Care Act or other activities and events...click through. And, nope you do not have to be a member of AARP-Iowa to take advantage of all that is offered...including the food. 

 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 11 April 2018

A 2020 presidential candidate says his idea of 1,000 per person, no strings is the right thing to do… We’ll also tell you about the six big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s time in front of congress.. In case you missed it…President Trump signed an order yesterday designed to make social programs more difficult to get.  We’ve got a report on 50 counties where Wall Street 24/7 says the American Dream is….dead. Click this link to readToys R Us is getting close to selling…their Asian properties… Des Moines gets a boost in ranking of best places to live in the nation…but…Women in Iowa lag…big time….in the pay gap between men and women.  Those stories the markets and Insight on Business Out To Lunch…today with April Samp the News Director of We are Iowa Local 5 TV…WOI….the back story of…the world of news…specifically local TV news. 

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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Out to Lunch with April Samp - Part Two

In Part Two of The Business News Hour – Out to Lunch…we talk more about employment in the tv news business, ratings and research…credibility in the news room and being one of just a few female TV news directors in the Midwest….We’re Out to Lunch at Table 128 Bistro..with April Samp from We Are Iowa TV 5 WOI, Des Moines. 

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 Highlights from 10 April 2018

The Dow closed up by more than 400 points today as China says…well….maybe we’ll punt. It’s the Business News Hour for Tuesday the 10th of April.  The food business is good and getting better…today the nation’s largest grocery store chain said they are hiring…like 11,000 workers… Sprint is paying a large fine….we’ll tell you about it.  Folks are hording Necco Wafers….what are they and why?  Coming right up. Congressman Eric Swalwell was in town…talking about what?  We’ve got that story as well…Those stories, the markets and our guests…coming up Rob Sand is running for State Auditor…we sent some time with him. Jason Roberts presented today at the State Historical Building about building a better block…and Phil James from Good Milk Shake Digital joins me and Josh Fleming..the marketing VP of Bank Iowa in talking Marketing for Business…Episode 11

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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What Happened on Wall Street and Why - 10 April 2018

We not only give you the numbers we'll share why things shook out the way they did. Today as the threat of a trade war with China cooled...the markets shot up.  Here's the story! 

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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Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) Tours Iowa

This week Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) toured much of his home state of Iowa talking and listening. We caught up with the Congressman at an event and asked him, first, about China and the impact the possible trade war will have on business including agriculture. Then it's on to President Trump, congress and why Iowa.  

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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