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Our Small Business Spotlight - Smart Clean with Zelko Francic

There are some stories we love to re-tell. Here is one of those.... He came to this country from war torn Eastern Europe 22 years ago and calls himself 200% American. Meet Zelko Francic the founder of Smart Clean a commercial cleaning company that has had great success. We talk about the immigrant experience, opportunity and food. We think you'll enjoy this...

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 7 August 2018

So much going on with Tesla today it was hard to keep up. We've got a couple of stories. Why are fewer Americans buying houses? We've got ten reasons. No, make that eleven. The U.S. is about to slap China...again. Another social media mess as Snapchat actually loses users last quarter and lost a bunch of money. Even with all of that Wall Street had a pretty good day and we'll deliver the numbers. Click through for an interesting day of business 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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The Business News Headlines & Markets 3 August 2018

It was a tepid jobs report, wages continue to rise slowly and we're about to get crazy with tariff talk but...hey, the markets had a good day. That story and Wayfair about to go brick and mortar, WalMart to duke it out with Whole Foods...again this time with the Third Wave of...Coffee. The Iowa 4-H and LGBTQ? Hang on, Toyota says car prices are headed up and not by just a little. Also today we've got Marketing for Business - Episode 23 with Michael and Phil K. James.  Click on through for more on the Friday Edition of the Business 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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Business News Headlines 2 August 2018

Apple hit a market cap of $1 trillion today but...they were not the first company to hit that mark. That story and another mall-centered retail store closes, blaming mall traffic. Elon Musk says he is sorry and the stock jumps 16%, a medical school that automatically lowered the test scores of female applicants. These stories the markets and more today. Also we get silly with Parker and Jeff from Cityview as we look at Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. 

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 1 August 2018

It was quite a day on Wall Street, Wells Fargo has to cough up over $2 billion in a fine, IHOP says IHOB was a success, Tesla troubles, beer drinking is on the rocks and a couple of great interviews. First up from TECNA the Technology Council of North America we'll chat with Douglas Robertson and Ryan Weber and then our friend Jack Lashier started a new career and the 70 year-old ain't slowing down. Come on in...we're sure 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 31 July 2018

You might say that today Apple had a good day...a very good day. That story and a look at affordable housing and the fact that more and more people are living in their...cars. What? $1,000 iPhones and living in the sedan? On the housing front we've got another issue. Young people do not want to build houses...so guess what fewer houses are started. We'll check the activity on Wall Street on this final day of July 2018, take a look at something called "Heartland Headwinds" and then a conversation about Dwolla and a look behind the curtain at Tero International. Go on...click through. 

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 Dwolla Update with Stephanie Atkin

Recently Des Moines played host to Techna a conference for organizations that support a wide variety of technology groups across the United States, Canada and now Mexico. It was all made possible through sponsorships and the work of the Technology Association of Iowa. The Keynote Speaker for the event was Ben Milne the founder of Dwolla. While he was on the podium we sat down with Stephanie Atkin for a brief update about the company. 

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 30 July 2018

Rising interest rates, lower collected taxes and a ballooning deficit...what could go wrong?  That's our lead story today and then we'll get into some housing issues...might that too spell trouble? Shopping for health care? Nope, people are not doing it. Those stories the markets and a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) a visit with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR with some big news and Laura Kinnard from Drake University with networking and small business development thoughts all up today. 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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Business News Headlines 27 July 2018

The U.S. economy shot up by 4.1%...so, why? That story plus more tariff talk this time from Coca-Cola, CBS shares tanked today...why? Sexual misconduct stories some as old as 20 years. JC Penny quits chasing younger shoppers, Budweiser feeling the sting of not enough young consumers. Those stories the markets and a conversation with the first female to head the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) in 104 years. You'll get to meet Sheree Anne Kelly in our interview segment.

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 26 July 2018

It was quite a day on Wall Street as Facebook managed to do something that no other U.S. company has done on Wall Street...ever. The markets reacted, Amazon stock shot up, building your own 3-D gun is a reality, Radio Shack comeback, the president has harsh words for Twitter and, yes, we have a Papa John's story for you. Those and more along with the markets.

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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