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The Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  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 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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Business News Headlines 15 January 2019

Busy business day and here are the business news headlines with a taste of Iowa smattered in:

  • Wall Street looked at Brexit and went....
  • That economic impact of the shutdown just got...worse;
  • CVS and Walmart feuding and that means...
  • Papa John's Board can't keep records from its founder;
  • Pizza, hey it's that sort of day, delivery and Dominos;
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and her Condition of the State (see told you...)
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories along with a conversation with the Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Iowa Legislature gaveled to order so we thought it timely to find out what is on the wishlist for Central Iowa and the entire state. You can hear that by clicking...here

Thanks for listening!! 

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Greater Des Moines Partnership Legislative Goals with Joe Murphy

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership, an organization made up of 24 area chambers of commerce, comes up with their legislative priorities. We sat down with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Governmental Affairs to click down the wishlist. You should know that many of the items are not focused only on the Des Moines Metro but will also impact the entire state. Here then is Joe...

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 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 18 December 2018

It was yet another wild day on Wall Street and we'll have the details for you in this business news headlines review. In other business news today:

  • Toys R Us may be gone from the U.S. but thriving in another nation;
  • Jeff Bezos and money;
  • More job cuts from General Motors;
  • Twitter not a place for...women;
  • FedEx says the slowing economy is hurting their future;
  • The rural town of Slater, Iowa and cutting edge water technology;
  • What happened today in the markets and why.

Also today we'll lead off with Brad Anderson the State Director of AARP-Iowa as he talks about a March vote on something called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax. Is it something that older members in Polk County, Iowa will support...and why should they. To listen to that conversation click here.  

Then we'll spend some time with Anthony Carroll the Legislative Director for AARP-Iowa and talk about a measure the organization is pushing in the upcoming session of the Iowa Legislature. It's called the Iowa Care Act and we'll spend some time talking about the effort which will touch every family in the state. To hear that interview click here

Thanks for listening! 

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The Local Option Sales and Service Tax with Brad Anderson of AARP-Iowa

Several communities in Polk County are set to vote in March on what is being called the Local Option Sales and Service Tax which would add a penny to the sales tax. We sat down with Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa to talk about the impact of the tax on people living in Polk County, Iowa. Some of the things he says may surprise you.

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 Iowa Care Act - Back to the Iowa Legislature

We sit down with Brad Anderson and Anthony Carroll from AARP-Iowa to talk about the efforts now underway to get the Iowa Care Act passed in the next session of the Iowa Legislature. Here we'll talk about the impact family caregivers will receive with the successful passage which is not only about health but also safety. Some of the numbers in the recent survey will surprise you....

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 20 November 2018

Remember when we told you October was a rough month for Wall Street? We didn't see November coming.  Here are some of the business news headlines we've got for you today:

  • The Dow erases all of the gains for 2018 in one day...like today;
  • Retail came crashing down on the heels of Target;
  • Recession in our future?  Two things to watch;
  • Gift card fraud is a big deal and big names in retail are fighting back;
  • Look out downtown Des Moines here comes the wrecking ball;
  • Got romaine lettuce?  Get rid of it...like...now;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today we go Out to Lunch with the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association Jessica Dunker. But before we do that...we'll offer up Quick Bites. Three questions for Jessica before we dig into our conversation from Gilroy's in West Des Moines.  And you get to listen in. 

Here is our Out to Lunch segment where we visit with Jessica about a host of business issues that impact the restaurant industry. From social media, consumer trends, education, public policy, recruitment/retention. If you've ever wondered about the business of feeding people...enjoy we think you'll learn plenty. 

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Business News Headlines 7 November 2018

It's the day after the Midterms and we've got some business news. Some of the stories you'll hear tonight include:

  • The Markets go crazy after the president signals he will work with the Democrats;
  • The Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts and we'll tell why;
  • Farmers are unhappy with trade issues but not that unhappy to change anything;
  • Barnes and Noble kicks off a new marketing campaign for the holidays.

Also we'll climb into our Way-Back Machine for a conversation that is critical to Thanksgiving. We'll chat with Chad Hitsman from Edgetech a mobile knife sharpening business that we think is just too cool...and besides we want to be helpful as you prepare your Thanksgiving Dinner. Gotta have the tools you know.

Thanks for listening! 

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Recycling? According to Tony we’re doing it, “All wrong.”

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour. Tony Colosimo is in the trash and recycling business at Sparta Waste Services and it's something that he's done for over 30 years. So, he knows a thing or two about garbage, recycling, landfills and what he says is a lousy system that needs to be overhauled if it's going to work for the future. This is a conversation that impacts every person listening...

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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