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Des Moines Public Schools Need Your Vote

When it a tax...not really a tax? We'll answer that question today with our guest Dr. Tom Ahart the Superintendent of Schools for the Des Moines Public Schools. Here is the quick story. On Tuesday 5 November voters in Des Moines will be asked to approve the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) which will allow the school district to have the necessary dollars for critical maintenance to the 71 buildings in the district plus be able to support new technology for students. All without raising property taxes. Listen in as Dr. Ahart and I discuss and then, I'd urge you to vote YES for PPEL on Tuesday. To learn more here is a link to the website about PPEL

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 PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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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The Mystery of Social Media Marketing with Laura Kinnard

When I sat down with Laura Kinnard from Drake, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com to talk about business networking events happening in the Greater Des Moines Metro I didn't expect to go here. We sort of went off the rails about social media and how, for so many businesses (large and small), it is a frustrating mystery. For example what platform to use, what calendar, what to share, who to share with....agahhhhh. Sorry for the rant but give a listen to that as well as some top networking/education events happening this week.  

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. 

The Business News Headlines 13 May 2019

Last week we said today was going to be a mess when it came to the markets and yep...that's exactly what happened. Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Hour. Coming up today:

  • It was all downhill on Wall Street as the trade war intensifies;
  • That UBER IPO...don't ask;
  • Big shake up at Bed, Bath & Beyond;
  • Two investigations at Amazon reveil the company destroys thousands of products;
  • Drug makers in the hot seat for collusion on pricing;
  • The Supreme Court says folks can sue Apple;
  • What happened today on Wall Street...and why.

Those stories and our own Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer is in to talk about business networking, education and funding events here in the Metro as well as across the state. To hear that conversation just click here.

Thanks for coming by!  

Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to talk about a host of things going on in the Des Moines Metro that can help you learn and earn. While not as busy a week as last time there are still things for you to consider. Click through to learn more. 

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.

Is Iowa Bad for Business? The Tax Rates and Mike Owen

If you are a regular listener to the Business News Hour you know we've had all of the major business organizations on with us decrying the high corporate tax rate paid by businesses in Iowa and demanding that those taxes be cut. While they may not be paying that rate they, to a group, will say the "optics" are bad for business. Enter Mike Owen of the Iowa Policy Project. We talk about that plus the Research and Development Tax Credit, who it goes to and how many businesses don't pay taxes but get a check from the State of Iowa. You're in for some stunning news....

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.

Mega Busy Week for Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each Monday afternoon we talk about business education and networking events with with Laura Kinnard of Drake University and DMBizMixer.com. This week it's especially business starting tomorrow and rolling all the way toward Friday. Click through and find your picks. If you want your business event mentioned and given some free publicity head to Twitter or Facebook and use #DMBizEvents and she will pick up on them. 

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.

 

The Business News Headlines 29 January 2019

Each weekday we gather some of the more interesting business news stories and offer them up to you on your time. Nope, you don't need to wait and listen at a specific time because this newscast goes with you in podcast form. Here is what we've got on tap today:

  • What did businesses do with the $1.5 trillion tax cut that is now a year old?
  • Apple reported trouble in China;
  • Speaking of China, investors there are off-loading lots and lots of U.S. property;
  • Gold is making a comeback - Can the "Gold Guys" be far behind?
  • The changing brick & mortar drugstore. We've got a couple of examples;
  • Wall Street struggled today and we'll have those numbers.

Also today a two part interview about economics. Our guest is Dr. Chris Draper who has recently released his book, Velocity Economics. What is it? How does it work? Who benefits? What will it mean to workers, families and business startups? And, how is it different than the current system that doesn't seem to work?  Asked and answered in Part One which is here

Then in Part Two of our conversation with Dr. Draper we talk about socialism isn't that what he is promoting? Also we speak to the headwinds that Dr. Draper says is killing productivity in the United States and he says it is all because we are stuck on a system that has not worked and will never work. Trickle Down Economics. Listen to Part Two here

Thanks for listening. 

Velocity Economics Part Two with Dr. Chris Draper

It's a common thread when business hears about an economic stimulus that offers more money to workers than to corporations. Here we continue our conversation with Dr. Chris Draper about his new book Velocity Economics. We also talk about the major headwinds that are forcing so many Americans to live paycheck to paycheck and not be able to create wealth and become more productive. If you think our current system is broken...you are working more but getting less. Give a listen to Dr. Draper...

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.

The Business News Headlines 28 September 2018

Welcome to the Friday Edition of the Business News Hour...we've got some of the big business news stories waiting for you with just a click of the mouse...or phone. On tap today:

  • It's not nice to mislead investors, ask Walgreens;
  • More Elon Musk and Tesla stuff today;
  • Hard to imagine but Sears stock hit a milestone today;
  • Facebook says 50 million users may have been compromised;
  • The GOP voted to make some tax cuts permanent;
  • But even that didn't help the markets.

Those stories and just a bit of commentary along with a chance to meet Neil Blanchard the founder of Profit Pros. What dies he do? He finds money. No, really he finds cash that you and your business are leaving on the table. Good stuff.

Also, today is FRIDAY and that means our friends from Cityview Magazine drop in to share with us a little fun and Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week. Click through for Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed. Enjoy!

And, thanks again for coming by!