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Iowa School Finance Information Services with Margaret Buckton

Today we visit with Margaret Buckton from the Iowa School Finance Information Services Company...they do business with 300 of Iowa’s 330 school districts helping them deal with budgets, financing, board training and more. Today we’ll be talking about Iowa and Education from the business side of the ledger... This in light of our lead story that says teachers in the U.S. are actually being paid less than they were in 2009....stay with us.

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 5 September 2018

Join us for a quick look at the business news headlines from today along with the Wall Street Report. Today:

  • U.S. teachers paid 11.1% less than other professions and wages have gone down since 2009;
  • The one skill that predicts wealth...we'll share;
  • FBI and American Express;
  • Tesla stock continues to take a pounding;
  • Beer sales down so Miller Coors cuts 350 jobs;
  • United Way of Central Iowa and Unions;
  • Yesterday it was Nike today it's Levi Strauss taking on a hot button political issue;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and our conversation with Margaret Buckton from Iowa School Finance Information Services a for-profit business working with school districts on budgets, board training and more.

Then it's Marketing for Business - Episode 27 with Phil K. James as we talk about Ichi Bikes and Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo..this is interesting...and our guest is Dan Koenig. 

Thanks for coming by! 

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It’s Not Sexy - Aging Issues in Iowa - Out to Lunch with John Hale

For decades there has been lots and lots of talk about aging but very little action. Iowa is one of the states with the largest "old-old" population in the nation. We have over half a million people over the age of 65 more on the way. Yet, according to our guest, John Hale of the Hale Group, Iowa is failing to plan for the future. Who is going to care for older Iowans? How do we deal with transportation, housing, nutrition, care giving? Is immagration a solution or a band-aid? Meanwhile the legislature talks a big game but leadership, according to John, is lacking. Click through as we go Out to Lunch at Vino 209.  

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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 24 August 2018

Thanks for clicking through for Insight on Business News and Commentary. So much to share with you today:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders shocks Walmart, Amazon and others;
  • L.L. Bean doing a good thing by putting their money "out there";
  • The most stressed out people live in California but the rest of us are not far behind;
  • The State of Iowa hands out a 7.5% raise...no not to people but for profit corporations;
  • The Markets shrugged off troubles and climbed.

Those stories and we'll head to Vino 209 which is playing our host for the next month as we take thought leaders "Out to Lunch". You can also click into Friday Fun with Jeff, Parker and Michael as they talk about "Stuff to DO in the Metro"

 

It's all part of Friday! 

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The Business News Headlines - 16 July 2018

Sears closed it's last store in Chicago, Papa John isn' welcome in his office, recession indicators, oil is down (good for consumers not so much for investors), a computer glitch and veterans, the market report and a conversation about the University of Iowa decision to sell the former AIB site, close some programs and move education back downtown. Tom Rice is our guest. Also Laura Kinnard with education and business networking in the Metro with a little talk about ACCE18 which starts tomorrow. 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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The University of Iowa - AIB Campus and Budgets

Here we sit down with Tom Rice the Director for the University of Iowa Des Moines Campus and talk about the decision by the university to close up the former AIB campus. The reasons why, what will happen to the education programs, why the close of additional programs that should be meant to boost economic development in rural Iowa, offer insight to elder care and the flap over the Labor Center. We also talk student debt, the Iowa Legislature and more. Strap in...this is some great radio. 

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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AARP Iowa with Jeremy Barewin

He is the Associate Director for AARP-Iowa and he's in to chat about some programs, fun and the serious part of outreach. Jeremy Barewin tells us about the urban/rural aspect.  AARP-Iowa not only spends time in urban areas of the state you can find them and their volunteers serving rural Iowa as well. Click through to learn more and maybe head to a ball game. 

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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Business News Headlines 17 May 2018

Thanks for clicking through! So, the Ten-Year T-Note jumped up again today. What does that mean for interest rates and the stocks? Warren Buffett calls it. How much, in fees, are you paying for your 401(k)? Bet you don't know but you should. Recently Wells Fargo launched a media campaign saying they are sorry and we need to trust them. They better buy more air time...we've got a new story. Those stories and a Death Wish...in the business news headlines today. Click through to listen! 

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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DMDC 2018 Day One

Day one of the Greater Des Moines Partnership annual meeting in Washington D.C. is nearly in the books...here we offer some thoughts about the highlights of the event. Nearly 200 business, community and civic leaders made the trip to the 39th Annual DMDC trip. If you want to follow along on Twitter it's #DMDC2018. Click on through for the highlights of the day.

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