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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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Andy McGuire for Governor Part One

As you know the Business News Hour doesn't "do politics" on a regular basis however when politics and business collide...we talk about it. Here we sit down with Dr. Andy McGuire one of six democrats vying for the opportunity to run for governor in November. Early voting has already started. We begain our conversation with a question about...Iowans.

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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Part Two with Dr. Andy McGuire - Policy Issues

In Part Two of our conversation with Dr. Andy McGuire we spend some time on policy issues from the Iowa State Budget to jobs to taxes to clean water to health care and a host of topics she believes important to Iowans. Click thorugh and listen in. 

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 2 May 2018

The Iowa State Legislature seems stuck on medical marijunia...will we blow the opportunity? The Dow was down? Could Apple be ready to ditch the iPhone X? Speaking of new phones the new LG is out and we'll chat about that. We're still waiting to see the tax package from the Iowa Legislature. A report on how some companies are no longer testing for...pot and why. You can sign up for the fall Business Conference from the Urbandale Chamber right here.  Those stories and more 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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AARP - Iowa Some Reflections from State Director Kent Sovern

He has only been in the job for seven years but it seems as if Kent Sovern has been the State Director of AARP-Iowa for decades. Kent has had a mighty impact on the transformation of the organization and you can hear it in his voice. Here we talk about so many things on his mind...voting and getting involved in the topics voters care about. He offers up some strong words for politicians who offer only "bumper sticker" answers to serious questions. We talk health care, care-givers, hunger and so much more. And while Kent is retiring in June...he says he's still going to "haunt" some events he feels strongly about. Click through to listen to a personal story that we're pleased to present. 

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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