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Livable Communities - Grand Avenue in Des Moines with AARP - Iowa

We're on site with Brad Anderson from AARP-Iowa and Layne Fergusen from Team Better Block as they and dozens of volunteers transform a block of Grand Avenue in the East Village of Des Moines. The goal is to show what can be done to encourage a redesign of auto-dominated roads and create a more livable community and a more vibrant commercial area. And, the economic development opportunities are astounding. You've heard Jason Roberts talk about Build a Better Block early this year. Here we dive deeper.  Listen in.

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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We’re Talking Trucking with N&M Transfer

Trucking...America depends on trucks to haul just about everything we consume. But...have you ever thought about how it all gets from Point A to Point B? Here we sit down with Mark Steinbach from N&M Transfer Company based in Neenah, Wisconsin. We caught up with Mark during the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Meeting in Minneapolis where his company won the "Carrier of the Year" from the NTPDA. Here we talk about fuel, time on the road, employees, regulations, technology and staffing. We bet 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 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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Business News Headlines 23 May 2018

Thanks for clicking through and welcome to the Vacation Edition of the Business News Hour. Today we're talking Wall Street, the interesting story of transporting beer with Nokola Tesla taking center stage. Congress and banking, the price of oil and Iowa finds opportunity zones. Those stories and more just a click away. 

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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Business News Headlines 15 May 2018

Interest rates surged today and that put a damper on Wall Street…there is talk about a recession due to full employment…yep…we’re not making that up. Also the price of LUMBER continues to increase…surged the limit today.  What’s driving it?  We’ll share what we know.  The city of Arlington, Texas had been invited to pitch for the new Amazon headquarters but…the city says they will pass…thank you very much… Target slashed it’s delivery fees today and the city of Johnston, Iowa wants to know how you want to get around in their community. Speaking of transportation click ahead as we go Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby from the Des Moines Area MPO. 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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Transportation, Economic Development and the Metropolitan Planning Organization

We're Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby from the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization or MPO. In this first bite we'll introduce you to what it is the MPO does, who they do it for and what the focus is when it comes to transportation. In the coming minutes you'll hear about planes, trains and automobiles along with bicycles, mass transit and how water will play a roll in future economic development. We're Out to Lunch with the Business News Hour and our host is the Original Jesse's Embers here on Ingersoll. 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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Out to Lunch with Todd Ashby Talking Transportation and Economic Development Pt. 2

In Part Two of our conversation wtih Todd Ashby about the Des Moines MPO we get into some questions about funding, trends in transportation, high-speed rail service and the next big thing for Central Iowa...our rivers. Click through as The Business News Hour goes Out to Lunch at the Original Jesse's Embers here on Ingersoll. 

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 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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Electric Assist Bikes in the Des Moines Metro

This weekend I visited Bike World West and took a couple of spins on electric assist bicycles. All the rage in Europe they are now starting to catch on here in the United States. I asked Steve Teigh from Trek about them...and here is what he had to say. 

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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Business News Headlines 27 April 2018

Stocks closed little changed today. T Mobile and Sprint moved closer to a big deal today. You knew it was coming …a lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines…Amazon has  plenty of cash…for postage. Starbucks says the incident in Philadelphia earlier this month has not hurt sales.. Those stories…and remembering workers from theIowa Workers Memorial Event today. Click thought to 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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Business News Headlines for 18 April 2018 - The Business News Hour

Dicks Sporting Goods is destroying inventory….it’s a statement.  Will Iowa continue to duck the punishing results of the Trump Trade War?  American’s now have over 1 Trillion Dollars in credit card debt. Seven things you should never put on plastic. Amazon is teaming up with Best Buy…think smart TV’s. Inflation is….back and it could drive headwinds on the economy. How much do you spend on breakfast…compared to Warren Buffett? The Iowa Legislature may not be done with speed cameras... Click in and 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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