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Business News Headlines 16 May 2018

What?  Good news from retail drove the markets early today? True story. Walmart getting all fancy, deals coming from Whole Foods...you knew that was going to happen. Crude oil headed to $90 bucks? They say it will by 2020 and the reason is interesting. Turns out that health care really is tough to get a handle on. The latest from ABC...and what is that? We've got a Holocaust story out of Grinnell, the markets and two interesting business interviews. Click on 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 Business News Headlines Part Two - 14 May 2018

In this segment of the Business News Hour you'll learn more about with the former CEO of Banker's Trust is going to be doing, the state is getting into the study of where in the world are the workers in Iowa, we'll talk taxes and give you an airport update and more from DMDC 2018 with the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 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 Two

It was a busy day here in Washington D.C. on Day Two of the Greater Des Moines Partnership annual DMDC trip. Here I'll recap some of the highlights of our congressional meeting from this morning and this afternoon. Sen. Charles Grasley (R-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) and Congressman David Young (R-IA) spoke to nearly 200 in attendance and I'll hit the high points. Then at noon we heard from Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass) who share ideas and suggestions and actually stood and took many questions. Click through and listen!

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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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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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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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Re-certification Votes and Hurdles with Danny Homan

Danny Homan from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 61 talks about, what he calls, an attack on union men and women. And what he says is an outright attempt by the GOP controlled legislature to break the union over new rules regarding certification.  Danny pulls no punches in this interview...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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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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Three Minutes with Eric Garcetti

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