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The Business News Headlines 24 October 2018

Lots of information on this Wednesday the 24th of October. Remember when we told you October is usually a lousy month for the markets.  Yep. We'll detail what happened today as the Dow lost any gains it had made so far this year.  In other business news today:

  • New home sales are lagging and it just may get worse;
  • Americans love to buy goods made in China...well, maybe not for long;
  • Walmart taking on Amazon in a big way;
  • Corporate America has a problem with...women;
  • Also the full numbers report from Wall Street.

In for The Interview today is Democratic Candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tim Gannon. Tim, a farmer from Jasper County, says he has plans on how to better the rural economy while strengthening the state budget. We also talk about soil, water and what he is hearing as he travels the state. Meet Tim Gannon here. 

Thanks for listening! 

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Meet Tim Gannon for Secretary of Agriculture

In our continuing series of profiling some of the candidates for office today we're going to focus on agriculture and Tim Gannon who is running for Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. Tim is a farmer from Jasper County who spent eight years working for the USDA under then Secretary Tom Vilsack. Join the conversation as Tim highlights his commitment to agriculture his answers for the rural and urban economy, the impact of trade disputes on farming as well as soil and water issues. Answers to some tough questions. Meet Tim Gannon: 

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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Health Care Costs - Impacting Employers, Employees and Quality of Life

Hang on because we're about to open up a conversation about health care costs and how they are killing productivity, the bottom line, employee quality of life and our business community. When does all of this move us to an honest conversation about a health care system that works for everybody? Back for a return visit is Michael Lighty a Senior Fellow at the Sanders Institute. What he will share with you will be mind-numbing. Maybe it's time 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 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 Rob Sand - Candidate for Iowa State Auditor - What’s That?

In non-presidential elections "down-ballot" candidates for state-wide office still must travel to all 99 counties, meet voters to listen to their concerns and then formulate a plan and campaign that resonates with what he or she is hearing. Meet Rob Sand candidate for the Office of State Auditor. What is it that the auditors office does or should be doing? What about the state budget, health care, security of tax dollars, legal issues of fraud and abuse?  We cover those questions and more. Have a 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 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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The Partnership Dinner - A Big Deal for Central Iowa

Each year the Greater Des Moines Partnership throws a party to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and, more importantly, look ahead to the future. Recently the Partnership released the name of the keynote speaker at the event scheduled for the 17th of January.  We sat down with Jay Byers to learn more about J.D. Vance and what this event means for business in Central Iowa. For more here is a link to the Partnership website. 

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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Business News Headlines 3 October 2018

Busy news day today with lots of information and a couple of stunning interviews. Today we'll share stories about:

  • The economy is roaring. Everybody is doing just dandy...or are they;
  • Amazon won't be giving its workers bonuses or stock shares, we'll tell why;
  • And the most wealthy person on the planet is...;
  • Barnes and Noble stock was up, big time, today. Why? Yeah, we'll tell you;
  • Wi-Fi gets numbers rather than gibberish;
  • The markets? We'll check the numbers.

For our first interview it's the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Jay Byers who is in to talk about tariffs and more to the point trade with...(wait for it)...Cuba. Jay Byers on trade and more.

Also today, you've heard the stories about how Amazon is playing all of us for fools and that the U.S. Post Office is taking a big hit. Not true says Vic McCuen the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers - Central Iowa Merged Branch. We'll also talk about the effort to take the post office...private and what that would do for Rural America. The price of stamps, retirement costs oh...and the eyes and ears of your neighborhood.  Vic McCuen a click away.

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U.S. Cuba Trade and Travel with Jay Byers

When it comes to Cuba/U.S. relations there is plenty of confusion. But, for businesses there should be none as Cuba represents opportunity when it comes to trade. Here Jay Byers the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership talks about his experiences with Cuba, why trading with Cuba makes sense and why U.S. companies should be allowed full access. Along the way we'll chat a bit about tariffs and business. Interesting information ahead... In addition Jay will be speaking at the Plymouth Church this Sunday afternoon. Details about that event are here

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 U.S. Postal Service and Privatization with Vic McCuen

There are some in politics that would like you to think that the United States Postal Service is a mess. That they are losing money that companies like Amazon are taking advantage of the USPS and that to really work well we must privatize the service. Here to talk about all those things is Vic McCuen the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers - Central Iowa Merged Branch. He's going to share some things you don't often hear. Click through we believe you'll learn something. 

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 Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington State

Recently Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was in the Des Moines Metro to headline two events. We caught up with her folloing her address to the non-partisan Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition. Here we talk a little politics, the economy, trade, small business, agriculture, health care and much more. Click through to meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and our thanks to the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition for making this happen. 

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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