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Business News Headlines 6 July 2018

It was a great jobs report and Wall Street is happy but...and you knew there was one coming. China and the United States...it's official we are in a trade war. Meanwhile what might this mean for the economy moving forward and who pays the price? Want some neo-Nazi and white nationalist gear? Amazon has a deal for you. Those stories and a neat piece about two watresses who donate a days tips to a charity each month. And we'll get with Parker Reed and Jeff Pitts from Cityview with Stuff to DO in the Metro this week into next. Click ahead for the business news headlines. 

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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Doing Good with Their Tips

We often record our broadcast interviews from Grounds for Celebration in Windsor Heights. We love the atmosphere of a live setting. This week when we were in for a segment waitress Judy Babb asked me about being on the broadcast and asked what it was we covered. When I said it was about business she said, "Darn, we were hoping you might say something about our charity work". We were interested. Meet Judy who, with fellow employee Holly McIlroy, pick a day each month (July 16th this month) and donate 100% of their tips to a charity. This month it is Unbreakabull Bullies of Urbandale.  

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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Voices From the Historic Waveland Golf Course - Windsor Heights Chamber Event

Today we spent time with the Windsor Heights Chamber at their Annual Golf Event and Fund Raiser. Almost rained out. Here we talk with Rocky Sposato from Waveland about the charm of the facility and three sponsors of the event: The Windsor Heights HyVee and Jason Roberts, Midwest Heritage Bank with Kyle Goldenfenig and Jonathan Koester from Koester Development. 

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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Iowa Juneteenth and Soledad O’Brien

It was quite an evening. So many awards going to builders of community as we celebrated Iowa Juneteenth at the Community Builders Appreciation Banquet. The keynote speaker was television journalist Soledad O'Brien who was also very open with her time and personal story. Click through to hear 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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Meet Brad Anderson the New State Director for AARP-Iowa

He has just started his role as the State Director of AARP-Iowa so we figured it was a great time to make the introduction. Meet Brad Anderson who says his passion is to expose friends and families to the wealth of resources that come from AARP. In addition Brad talks about a generation of people over the age of 50 that see life and a career so much differently than a generation ago. Some interesting conversation just a click away.

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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Puppy Mills in Iowa - Meet Mary LaHay on News/Talk 1540 KXEL

Several months ago we aired this segment on puppy mills in Iowa and what Iowa Friends of Companion Annimals and Mary LaHay are attempting to get done. It is a shocking story and one that received significant attention when we first ran the piece. Click through and learn more about a business news story we would rather not have to tell. 

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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Operation Middle Ground with Accumold and Roger Hargens

We so often meet the greatest people here on The Business News Hour and that is what we've got in store for you today. Meet Roger Hargens the President and CEO of Accumold based in Ankeny. Here we talk a bit about Accumold and an education agreement with area high schools and the Des Moines Area Community College which has made a huge difference in attracting top talent to their workforce. We then chat about Operation Middle Ground and an event happening at Accumold on 7 June. For more information and questions about the Job Event centered on veterans contact ewoolson@TheConceptWorks.com Click through and see of you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. 

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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Polk County Housing Trust Fund Today

There are so many positive things about living, working and doing business in Des Moines. Yet, we, like any other city, have issues that need addressing. Here is a conversation with Eric Burmeister from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund. We talk about affordable housing, wages and 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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While Iowa Agriculture Feeds the World Hunger Remains…Right Here.

What does it mean to be "food insecure"? It's a good question and here Michelle Book from the Food Bank of Iowa shares with us the pain, frustration and health concerns that thousands of Iowans face each day. While Iowa feeds the world Iowans go hungry. Who are they, where do they live and what can we do about it? Good questions...here is Michelle.

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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