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The Wall Street Report - 13 April 2018

We thought, when the markets opend and we heard those big bank profit reports that it was going to be an exciting day on Wall Street...but then cooler heads said, "Wait a minutes..." That and more talk about China sunk the day on Wall Street...here's what happeded and why. 

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 Rob Sand Candidate for Iowa State Auditor

How does the State Auditor have anything to do with business? That's the first question we asked Rob Sand who is running for the office here in Iowa. We cover lots of ground here from what he sees as a new direction for the office and how he intends to become a better steward of the tax dollars spent. "Wake up the Watchdog!" is something you'll hear him say. Meet Rob Sand.

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, Small Business, Job Search with Kent Sovern and AARP-Iowa

Once again we spend time with Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and in this conversation we talk about the free income tax help available through AARP and here is a link for that or you can call 888-227-7669 to find a location or help near you. We also talked about the Iowa Center for Economic Success and how AARP-Iowa works with them. You can reach them by clicking through on this link. We talked about the Iowa Care Act which fell short in the Iowa Legislature but Kent says he has great hope for passage if not this year but next. Also help in navigating technology and job opportunities.  For more about what AARP-Iowa is doing all across the state click through here. Thank you Kent! 

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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Greenfield for Congress - Meet Theresa Part One

Here we introduce you to Theresa Greenfield who is one of six individuals seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Iowas Third Congressional District. Here you will learn more about her life, her family and why she made the decision to run for Congress. If you would like to visit her website here is Greenfield for Congress

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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Tax Issues with Bob Sayler of Block Advisors

It's tax time and while there have been some major changes that will be coming today we focus on refunds, refundable credits and more with Bob Sayler from Block Advisors with offices in Johnston. Will your tax refund be delayed? Listen to our conversation: 

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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Cryptocurrency - Investments, IRS, SEC and More with Tom Myers

We first met Tom Myers last month when he came in to offer some thoughts on Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and others. Over the past thirty days the media has picked up the story about how much value Bitcoin has lost and how regulators are looking more closely at investments. In fact the IRS has stepped up their questions when they found so few people were claiming trades and profits. We start to sort things out with Tom... 

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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Taxes, Businesses and Budgets

Business groups from across Iowa are clamoring for the Iowa Legislature to reduce corporate taxes which they say, correctly, are the highest in the nation. They say it is a major problem when trying to lure business to the state. What they are not saying is that hardly any business pays the 12% rate and independent audits say Iowa ranks in the middle of all states in the U.S. We turned to economist and educator Peter Fisher from the Iowa Public Policy Project to share with us his view. In addition we asked if now, given the fiscal mess the state budget is in, how we might square that with receiving less through taxes. 

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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Investing in Cryptocurrency? Some Thoughts

It's pretty much the rage however 51 of 53 economists recently polled say that Bitcoin is in a huge bubble. Here we talk about cryptocurrency with Tom Myers a former investment professional. What is this stuff, how is it gathered, how do you use it and so many more questions.

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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Legislative Priorities from the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Before we know it the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session will kick off. Each year, prior to the session, the Greater Des Moines Partnership meets with stakeholders to determine the priorities they believe will be helpful to businesses and communities the organization represents. Here Joe Murphy the Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy shares the four items on the Partnership's "Wish List". We think the conversation is important and a peek at what is to come starting January 8th. 

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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Five Things You Should Know When Raising Capital for Business

Our legal contributor Sam Kreamer is in talking about raising capital for a business. What five things should you know and how might that impact how you raise money. Citing decades of experience with the Kreamer Law Firm this is something you need to pay attention to...and take notes. 

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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