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Housing Trends, Apartment Vacancies and More with Re/Max Concepts

Each month we visit with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts about the Greater Des Moines Housing Market, home prices here and across the nation and trends in the housing industry. Recently there was a local story that indicated a "glut" of empty apartments in Des Moines. Lance looked at the numbers and came away with a different story. Learn more about housing and housing opportunities here by taking a listen...

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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Meet Eddie J. Mauro - Democrat Iowa’s Third Congressional District

While we usually do not "do politics" on the Business News Hour there has never been such a time when business and politics are so entwined. Currently there are seven individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in Iowa's Third Congressional District. We've made the decision to speak with each of them between now and the June Primary. Here, in the second part of our interview with Eddie J. Mauro, we talk about health care, taxes, the rural economy and more. Meet Eddie Mauro: 

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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The National Farmers Union with Aaron Lehman

There is a high degree of probability that you have never heard of the National Farmers Union, an organization that was founded back in 1905...we're about to change that. Meet Aaron Lehman the president of the National Farmers Union of Iowa. Here Aaron explains what his organization does, who they represent and why family farming here and across the nation is critical to our economy. Farming...it's a difficult business. Learn more here, during 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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Investing in Cryptocurrency? Some Thoughts

It's pretty much the rage however 51 of 53 economists recently polled say that Bitcoin is in a huge bubble. Here we talk about cryptocurrency with Tom Myers a former investment professional. What is this stuff, how is it gathered, how do you use it and so many more questions.

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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Legislative Priorities from the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Before we know it the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session will kick off. Each year, prior to the session, the Greater Des Moines Partnership meets with stakeholders to determine the priorities they believe will be helpful to businesses and communities the organization represents. Here Joe Murphy the Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy shares the four items on the Partnership's "Wish List". We think the conversation is important and a peek at what is to come starting January 8th. 

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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Sexual Harassment and Business

The news is astounding: Business executives, teachers, news media types and, yes, even some politicians are being "outed" by women who, in some cases, are coming forward decades following the abuse. Here we visit with former and current media person Brooke Benschoter about her experiences, what constitutes sexual harassment, where it may be going and what just might be the answer. This is also a clear business issue that impacts employees, productivity and branding. 

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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Real Estate Is It Overheated?

Each month we check in with Lance Hanson from Re/Max Concepts about the national and local real estate market. Over the past several week's we've reported on the price surge happening in various parts of the nation. What's going on here in the Des Moines Metro and what factors are responsible for driving prices up? We asked and Lance answered: 

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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Iowa & Israel - It’s a Match!

It is his first visit to Iowa as Deputy Consul General of Israel based in Chicago. Meet Itay Milner who is visiting the state to build economic and educational ties. Here we visit about a host of things from the robust economy of Israel to technology and more that can benefit both his nation and our state. 

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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Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas

We talk about economic development here in the Midwest on a regular basis so when we had the opportunity to sit down with Iain Vasey the President/CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Development Corporation we took it. Here you'll learn more about their economy, what makes it vastly different than here, who is responsible for their economic success and a touch on the hospitality industry and more. There is also a "shout out" to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association who will be heading there this coming January.

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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