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700,000 People Taxed But No Representation

The numbers are staggering. Today, in Washington D.C. there are over 700,000 people who live there, pay taxes but are denied representation in Congress. That is more people than live in Wyoming or Vermont. With me, on a return visit to Iowa is "Shadow" Senator Paul Strauss who breaks down what many people say is an injustice. He's in Iowa during the caucus period to promote Statehood for D.C. with Iowan's for D.C. Statehood. Here is that conversation. 

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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THe business News Headlines 30 January 2020

It was quite the day on Wall Street as investors continued to pay attention to the deadly coronavirus but then...a break through:

  • Facebook stock lost $50 billion;
  • President Trump and job promises;
  • Retail takes yet another hit;
  • Levi Strauss closes stores in China;
  • Amazon and holiday sales numbers;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Work from home a bigger deal;
  • Fast food labor shortages...fix it by....

Those stories plus some thoughts on business and being truthful.What a timely topic from our friends at Tero International: Here Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer at Tero dives into honesty, reputation management, business transparency and much more. And how timely is this?  Just this week CNN issued a story about a major study about honesty in business and in our personal lives. Click through to listen.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 28 January 2020

The issue of the coronavirus didn't play that big of a deal today on Wall Street as the markets made a run at reclaiming what was lost yesterday. Welcome to the business news headlines. Today:

  • 3M and face masks;
  • Meanwhile 3M to lay off 1,500 workers and why;
  • Chipotle fined $1.3 million think child labor violations;
  • Harley Davidson is having a tough time in its turnaround;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • How long must you wait for your tax refund? We'll answer.

Those stories and with me for an extended conversation about  hemp production, THC and CBD is Robin Pruisner the Iowa Hemp Administrator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Here she'll talk about the rules, regulations and risks involved in growing hemp in Iowa. Robin also suggests that growers or potential growers take a look at Hemp Benchmarks a site that tracks prices and more.  Strap in...lots to cover. Here is that conversation. 

Iowa Hemp/THC/CBD and More with Robin Pruisner

A couple of weeks ago we shared a story about hemp production in Arizona and how our guest John Hess said it was "the wild west". It would seem it's not much different in Iowa. With me for this extended conversation about  hemp production, THC and CBD is Robin Pruisner the Iowa Hemp Administrator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Here she'll talk about the rules, regulations and risks involved in growing hemp in Iowa. Robin also suggests that growers or potential growers take a look at Hemp Benchmarks a site that tracks prices and more.  Strap in...lots to cover. 

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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The Business News Headlines 27 January 2020

It's the final week of January 2020 and the volatile nature of business has lots of stories today.  On tap for you this Monday:

  • Kobe Bryant and his business empire;
  • GAP closed more stores yesterday;
  • Johnson & Johnson says they are working on a new vaccine;
  • The coronavirus and the stock market;
  • Boeing gets a lifeline;
  • Drug stores are running out of...facemasks. 

Those stories plus...it's Monday and Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC, The Runway at Southridge and the blog, DMBizMixer joins me to chat it up about business events in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Today we're talking about the AMA Experience, finding your key customer with the Iowa Center, getting some startup help, coworking, the 2020 economic outlook and much more.  Oh...and the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealer Association event this week. If you want us to highlight your business event it's #DMBizEvents on your social media and Laura will pick it up. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

 

The Business News Headlines 24 January 2020

It's been quite a week...and thanks for coming by for this edition of the business news headlines. Coming up today:

  • Possible for a new trade war with yet another nation;
  • President Trump and Social Security cuts;
  • Tax Cuts and cashing in;
  • Retail is going in reverse;
  • Wall Street Report;
  • Wages at Walmart;
  • Local economies stalling out?

Those stories and....Each week we snag Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine to come in and share with us his top picks for Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Expect nothing too serious here just riffing about various musical items, sports, plays, comedy events...you know, "STUFF TO DO". And if we offend anybody...we truly are sorry...remember it's Friday Fun!  Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 January 2020

At the opening bell today it was all about a virus and China...but as the day wore on worried investors seemed to move on and we'll share why.  It is the business news headlines for the 23rd day of January.

  • Former Wells Fargo CEO gets some bad news;
  • Planters Peanuts kills off Mr. Peanut and...why;
  • FedEx is alerting folks about a scam;
  • The White House wants more tax cuts;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Working Women and the 1970's.

Those stories plus this: Over the past several months we've reported on the number of trucking companies who have shut their doors. At the same time there is a lack of drivers.  Add to those issues new demands regarding packaging of freight, electronic logs, new technology and something called "density rating". With me is Brian Bartz from DLS Worldwide as we talk about the many changes in the industry and the "State of Freight". You can listen here. 

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The State of Freight with DLS Worldwide

Over the past several months we've reported on the number of trucking companies who have shut their doors. At the same time there is a lack of drivers.  Add to those issues new demands regarding packaging of freight, electronic logs, new technology and something called "density rating". With me is Brian Bartz from DLS Worldwide as we talk about the many changes in the industry and the "State of Freight".

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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The Business News Headlines 22 January 2020

It's been a day of impeachment hearings and concerns over a new virus imported from China. In fact, China figures in several of our stories today:

  • Not going to give up plastic says Coca-Cola;
  • Yet another retail chain closing stores;
  • Did the FAA do a "sweetheart" deal for Southwest;
  • The fallout from two years of a trade war coming home to roost;
  • Vaccine stocks were up...think China;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Worst City - Best City to grow up in the U.S. and why.

Those stories plus a riveting conversation about cannabis production in the United States. You'll meet John Haas from Phoenix, Arizona who tells me it's worse than the wild west when it comes to nearly everything concerning the growing of cannabis...and he's a grower.  You can catch that here.

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The “Wild West” of Cannabis Production

It's all over the news as states ramp up efforts to make legal both the medical use and recretional use of cannabis. While in Arizona for a meeting I met John Haas who comes from a long work history in agriculture. He is now working on growing cannabis for CBD products. While, on the outside, it looks like this is a solid business John says it is really the wild west where investors have lost millions of dollars. We think you'll enjoy his frank comments.

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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International