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The Business News Headlines & More 1 August 2019

The Fed, as expected, cut interest rates yesterday and the stock market was rattled. Today it's a much different story but still there is confusion as to what comes next.  We'll lead with that story. Also today:

  • Americans LOVE their trucks and GM is so very happy;
  • IBM fires thousands to look more "cool" and "trendy"?
  • Guess what...Podcasts lift Spotify;
  • Seems you like tacos and fried chicken;
  • Wasteful spending got you? We've got some ideas to curb it.

Those stories and a conversation with Steve McCullough from Iowa Student Loan about student debt. While so many people are awash in student debt there are some solid answers on how to avoid that financial trap and we'll break them down in this segment. Click here 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. 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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Four Questions for Andrew Yang

This conversation marks the third time we've had the opportunity to sit down with 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopeful, Andrew Yang. We recently caught up with him as he toured Iowa and sat down for Four Questions. We start out talking about measuring GDP, jobs, workers, unions, small business and his Universal Basic Income of $1,000 to individuals 18 to 64. Meet Andrew Yang... 

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. 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 Presidential Candidate Admiral Joe Sestak - Part One

He entered the crowded 2020 Democratic Presidential Race late. The reason was an illness of his daughter that has now been reversed. That, in itself, is quite the emotional story which he relates in Part Two. We begin by talking about his thirty years in the United States Navy and what that experience led to winning a congressional race, twice, in Pennsylvania. Meet Admiral Joe Sestak as he barnstorms across Iowa. 

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. 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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Four Questions for Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio

Recently New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio was in Iowa meeting with Democratic Party activists and voters about issues important to the 2020 race.  I caught up with the mayor to ask him four questions. What he said surprised me and, my bet is, that they will surprise you as well.

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. 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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Tax Shortcuts = Tax Troubles with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA

He says he can spot errors in a tax return in under sixty-seconds and many of those errors are, according to CPA Bruce Schmiedlin of Bruce Tax & CPA, due to lazy entries and tax preparers not spending enough time asking important questions. Bruce details all of that and talks about what you, as a small business person or individual needs to know to avoid big tax problems down the road. 

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 Business News Headlines 10 July 2019

And we're off! Early this morning, on the hope of a Fed rate cut, the Dow jumped by well over 100 points. By mid-day investors continued to be hopeful. Catch regular updates on the market condition on our Twitter Feed @IOB_NewsHour. In other news today:

  • The NRA isn't "cooking" their books but...
  • Health Care and Technology;
  • Netflix under siege;
  • China - Manufacturing - Trade it's all back;
  • President Trump and his Social Media Summit;
  • American Airlines is having a lousy summer;
  • The Epi-Pen shortage and new...news.

Those stories and more along with some tax talk from our CPA friend Bruce Schmiedlin from Bruce Tax & CPA who says some tax preparers are simply tucking numbers in returns causing issues for small businesses and their owners. To listen to that conversation just click here

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The Business News Headlines & More 28 June 2019

It's the business news headlines just before you slip off into the weekend. The markets pretty much are stable as all eyes are on the G-20 and the meeting of the U.S. and China presidents. In other business news headlines:

  • The Taco Bell Hotel...no, really;
  • More tax breaks on the way;
  • Warning labels on...Tweets;
  • Some Supreme Court news;
  • Consumer spending numbers...doing your part?
  • Water in a can;
  • Merger in health care on the way.

Those stories and Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week with Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine. Only thing is...don't expect anything too serious here. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 26 June 2019

Every weekday we bring you the top business news stories and today we've got several that you may have missed. In addition we'll talk about Washington D.C. and the drive to bring statehood to that area and how Iowa figures in the mix. Here's what we've got:

  • The announcement that SHOULD have moved the markets;
  • Data says the economy is booming...how come Americans's don't think so;
  • Getting creative in finding workers...we've got examples;
  • Even Jamie Dimon says our student loan system is a mess;
  • Got $100,000 for a pickup truck;
  • Business and Politics - Two stories.

Also today Tamyra Harrison from Iowans for D.C. Statehood is with me as we talk about the 700,000 people who live with taxation but no representation. It's quite the story that many just don't know about. You will hear more...today. Click here for that conversation

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The Business News Headlines and Gov. Jay Inslee

Welcome back to Insight on Business the News Hour for Tuesday the 4th of June. Thanks for coming by. Today in the business news headlines ahead of our conversation with 2020 presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA):

  • Trade tensions dissipate and tech rallies;
  • Tesla gets $ from who???
  • CVS expanding even more into the health care arena;
  • Imagine an airplane where the seats are in the wings;
  • How much must you make in a year to be...rich?
  • New toys for millennials seeking comfort in the past.

Those stories and a conversation with Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) as he makes his case for the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 elections. While you may have heard of Gov. Inslee and his stand on climate change we didn't start there but on the surprising economics of Washington State. Here is that story. 

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Fifteen Minutes with Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State

He is the sitting governor of the State of Washington and he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Governor Jay Inslee was touring Iowa and spoke to a meeting of the Iowa Asian/Latino Coalition where he not only outlined his thoughts about climate change, which has been center to his campaign, but some surprising economic realities of Washington State. We start out by talking about the many progressive items he has brought forward and why Washington is the number one state in the nation for GDP. I think you'll be surprised and here is his campaign 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.