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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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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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The Business News Headlines - 4 May 2018

The markets had a big day and the reason? Apple and Warren Buffett. That story and did you hear about the puppy that was stolen and returned?  It is your "Awwwwww" moment. We'll list out the top cities in the United States to start a small business...it is National Small Business Week you know. More trouble for soybeans and today we've got the numbers. Modest jobs report today...what the hell is going on with wages? We've got three thoughts. Click through for the business news of the day...

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 of the Pet Food Industry with Country Vet Naturals

We were able to track down Gary Kubicek the Sales and Marketing Manager for Country Vet Naturals a division of Country Vet Pet Foods for a conversation about what goes into creating a high quality pet food. Who do pet food companies listen to? How do they create the various formulas? How long is it from conception to putting product on the shelves? We asked those questions and more. Gary Kubicek on our Newsmaker Line....

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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The Animal Rescue League - Dogs, Cats and Horses?

Perhaps one of the oldest and well known animal rescue operations in the Midwest is the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines. Here Executive Director Tom Colvin shares some history and some surprising things you may not know about ARL. We're talking about upcoming events, the Iowa Legislature and your next...horse. See told you.  

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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You Know Robin from Batman Now Meet Burt Ward The Canine Crusader

This is an extended interview with Burt Ward who played Robin the the still popular television program Batman. Here we talk about his two passions in life: His wife Tracy and their joint mission of saving, caring and lengthening the lives of...dogs. Burt was in Sioux City, Iowa to tour the Consumers Supply plant where his, Gentle Giants Dog Food is made. We sat down to talk about giving dogs the miracle of a longer more active life. Imagine Great Danes living to be 27 years old and active. And, yes, we talk about Adam West and how Burt got the part of Robin. But, if you have a "fur kid", please spend some time and listen to one of the most kind people on the planet...meet Burt Ward.

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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Movies, Business, Dogs and Dog Food with Burt Ward

We catch up with Burt Ward who played Robin in the 1960's Batman series. In this wide ranging interview we talk about the new Warner Brothers animated feature with Robin, Adam West and Julie Newmar and he gives a preview of the next movie with William Shatner as the villain "Two Face".  We then talk about his passion of rescuing very large dogs and how that drove he and his wife Tracy to create Gentle Giant Rescue and Gentle Giant dog food that Burt says can extend the life of your very best friend...it's a "fat thing". Please have a listen we thought it amazing.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Stuart Vet Clinic with Dr. Megan Hardy

Earlier in the week we had a conversation with Melodie Porter Smith from Panora PETS and we referenced the Stuart Veterinary Clinic. We thought it might be interesting to visit with Dr. Megan Hardy one of the Vets on staff at the clinic. What's it like in her business? We asked.

 
Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Panora Protect Even the Strays - With Melodie Porter Smith

The group is called Panora PETS (Protect Even the Strays) a non-profit that is very busy in the area of pet rescues. We recently adopted little Yofi a tiny pup who was, we believe, abused or at best neglected as she was burned with boiling water. Melodie is seeing an increase in abuse cases and is attempting to get the Iowa Legislature to act. That story and more about the upcoming Furball. Good stuff here! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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