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Business News Headlines 26 April 2018

Ford Motor company announced they will shortly sell only 2 car models in the United States…the rest of the vehicles?  Soda wars are back.  So too is Wells Fargo…we’ll share what we know.  You will hear it first now during the business news houras a new restaurant and café is headed to Earlham…just west of Des Moines…it’s all first class and it’s all new…news today. Thanks for clicking 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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Out to Lunch with Joe Murphy - Part One

This week we went "Out to Lunch" at Table 128 Bistro with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  While some of you may know what the partnership is and what they do we start our conversation with, “What does the Greater Des Moines Partnership mean to Central Iowa and Iowa as a whole?"

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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Out to Lunch with Joe Murphy - Part Two

Get ready to get your "policy wonk" on!  In part two of our conversation with Joe Murphy the Vice President of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Des Moines Partnership we talk about tax issues, on the state level, the Iowa budget process and with these tax cuts who is going to pay for...stuff?  Then we dive into some areas of concern on the federal level that attendees to the Des Moines to DC 2018 trip will take to Congress. Remember on Twitter it's DMDC2018. Let's go! 

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 for 18 April 2018 - The Business News Hour

Dicks Sporting Goods is destroying inventory….it’s a statement.  Will Iowa continue to duck the punishing results of the Trump Trade War?  American’s now have over 1 Trillion Dollars in credit card debt. Seven things you should never put on plastic. Amazon is teaming up with Best Buy…think smart TV’s. Inflation is….back and it could drive headwinds on the economy. How much do you spend on breakfast…compared to Warren Buffett? The Iowa Legislature may not be done with speed cameras... Click in and 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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Business News Highlights from 12 April 2018

So much going on...Sears will close their last store in Chicago, Wall Street bumps up, Warren Buffett in the news, Gen X making big noise, President Trump says, "Everything is going to be OK", Palmers of Ankeny is closed and why. Those stories and more in this edition of Insight on Business the 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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Kent Sovern and AARP Iowa - So Much Going On

We sit down for a conversation with our friend Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and talk about some legislation he, and thousands of others, hopes will survive and be passed into law. We'll shread some stuff, talk about financial well being, bicycles and so much more. Always a pleasure to have Kent with us... If you want to connect with everything going on such as the Iowa Care Act or other activities and events...click through. And, nope you do not have to be a member of AARP-Iowa to take advantage of all that is offered...including the food. 

 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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Medial Marijuana Oil Dispensary in Windsor Heights

On Tuesday (28 March 2018) the Iowa Department of Public Health picked three companies who will open Medical Marijuana (Cannabis Oil) Dispensaries in the State. MedPharm of Des Moines will operate two. One in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights. Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Lucas Nelson from MedPharm talking about the product, the choice of locations, what consumers can expect and what still needs to be done in the Iowa Legislature. 

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, Small Business, Job Search with Kent Sovern and AARP-Iowa

Once again we spend time with Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and in this conversation we talk about the free income tax help available through AARP and here is a link for that or you can call 888-227-7669 to find a location or help near you. We also talked about the Iowa Center for Economic Success and how AARP-Iowa works with them. You can reach them by clicking through on this link. We talked about the Iowa Care Act which fell short in the Iowa Legislature but Kent says he has great hope for passage if not this year but next. Also help in navigating technology and job opportunities.  For more about what AARP-Iowa is doing all across the state click through here. Thank you Kent! 

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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MedPharm, Kemin Industries and Medical Marijuana

Iowa is, right now, working through the effort to bring controlled medical marijuana oils onto the market. In this segment we visit with Lucas Nelson of Kemin Industries who will be growing and then extracting and producing cannabis oil. We talk about the manufacturing, the legislative hoops and the company, MedPharm, which is part of the family businessHere is that story: 

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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Business and Universal Health Care

Health Care...it is top of mind to business owners and employees. "The underlying reality is that the current health care system in the United States is not sustainable. Ever rising health care premiums, copay,s and deductibles continue create a financial hardship for businesses and their employees." Meet Michael Lighty the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United who says there is an affordable answer to health care if only business and politicians would look at the numbers. And, Iowa may just be the state that moves the ball forward with House Bill 2350 the Healthy Iowa Act. Here is 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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