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Business News Headlines 23 October 2018

It was quite a day on Wall Street and we'll have all the numbers. Also on tap today a Small Business Spotlight and our continuing look at Iowa Legislative races this time House District 39 with Karin Derry. In the news:

  • Malls say "No!" to "Going Out of Business" signs for Sears;
  • Harley Davidson U.S. sales tank...but gain in Europe;
  • Yahoo to pay $50 million for that massive data breach;
  • Easter Lake to get "connected" to the DSMUSA Trail System;
  • The Markets?  Yikes, don't ask!

Our Small Business Spotlight features Peterson Painting a family owned company that started decades ago and has always made a deal with their customers, "We'll do what we say and what you expect". We like that. Meet Cary Peterson of Peterson Painting in our Small Business Spotlight.

Then we'll continue our look at various Iowa Legislative races. Today we'll spend some time with wife, mom and candidate Karin Derry who is running for the Iowa House in District 39 which is north of Des Moines in Johnston, Grimes and Jefferson Township. Meet Karin Derry.

Thanks for listening! 

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First Time Candidate Seeks to Bring a Fresh Perspective - Meet Karin Derry

Continuing our look at some key Iowa Legislative races we travel north of Des Moines to House District 39 to meet wife, mom and candidate Karin Derry. She tells us she has never run for public office, not even student council, but something motivated her to get busy and we've got her story. We'll also talk about the issues facing Iowa and what she says she will do once in office. Meet Karin Derry...

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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Medical Treatment Choices with Cannabis - Meet Lucas Nelson

Soon there will be five dispensaries for Iowans who choose to use cannabis for the treatment of their ills. Here we visit with Lucas Nelson who is opening two MedPharm locations in Iowa. One in Sioux City and the other in Windsor Heights serving all of Central Iowa. Learn more about what MedPharm is and is not as well as why they picked their locations, the culture of the business and answers to questions so many people have. 

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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Meet House Member Ruth Ann Gaines

We've spent some time interviewing several rural candidates for the Iowa House this time we're on the near northeast side of Des Moines with incumbant Ruth Ann Gaines (D-Des Moines). In the opening you'll hear me say that I'm a fan of Mrs. Gaines for several reasons and then launch into a wide ranging interview. We met at a local coffee shop and had a conversation about her district, her hope for the future of the Metro and much more. Meet Ruth Ann Gaines of House District 32

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 of Running for Office Meet David Weaver

We took the Business News Hour on the road to Boone, Iowa where we met a room full of people waiting to hear Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and candidate J.D. Scholten who is running for congress in Iowa District 4. This gave us the opportunity to, after the visit with Sen. Booker and J.D. Scholten, to sit down with some local candidates running for the Iowa House. First up meet David Weaver running for Iowa House District 47. A compelling story as to why he's doing 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 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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Meet Tim Winter - Iowa House District 48

He has a sprawling district so he spends lots of time behind the wheel getting to voters in House District 48 which covers part of Webster County, Boone County, Story County and all of Hamilton County. Loads of "windshield time" meeting votres, doing forums and talking public policy. What is he hearing?  We asked. Meet Tim Winter candidate for Iowa House District 48.

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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Senator Jeff Merkley - Business, Workers, Trade, Wages and More

For the Interview it's Sen. Jeff Merkely (D-OR) who we caught up with on his 5th trip to Iowa. We asked him about that and a range of issues from international trade, tariffs, wages, unions, health care and his work in the non-profit world. We found the senator to be candid and accessable. But, then again, it is...Iowa.  Sen. Jeff Merkley for the Interview.

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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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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