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The Business News & More 14 September 2020

It's a brand new business week and thanks for coming by for the business news headlines. Here's what we have for you today:

  • There are a record 12 deals in the IPO Pipeline;
  • Europe braces for a tough winter;
  • Who you are impacts your economics;
  • Did we learn from the Great Recession;
  • They say the future of business is...not good and why;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • The Grocery BOOM is...gone.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Farmer/Attorney Warren Varley who is from Stuart, Iowa and is running for the Iowa State Senate in a sprawling district that includes Adar, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie and part of Polk County.  We'll talk about rural economic development, the factors that Iowa should be paying attention to. We'll chat about taxes, tax credits, education and more.  Meet Warren Varley right here

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Warren Varley for Iowa State Senate

Every so often we get to visit with people running for public office. Today you'll meet farmer and lawyer Warren Varley who is running for the Iowa State Senate in District 10 a vast area of Adair, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, and Polk Counties. We talk about what he sees as ways to improve the quality of life in not only those counties but all of Iowa and how the state needs to pay attention to our rural communities. And, yes, he has a plan. Meet Warren Varley...

The Business News Headlines 3 September 2020

It's the Thursday Edition of the Business News Headlines. And, follow us along on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • What goes up, must come down;
  • Taco Bell - Pandemic Menu Adjustments;
  • Jeep had a virtual reveal today;
  • The job numbers are...shocking;
  • 30% of Americans think the economy is just...fine;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A double dip recession?

Those stories plus a hyper-local conversation with Betty Devine who is running to become a county supervisor in Polk County, Iowa. We talk about her experience, various reforms, budgets and how she wants to better inform county residents about systems and accessibility. Meet Betty Devine here. 

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Meet Betty Devine - Polk County Supervisor Election

With 40 years of experience working for Polk County, Iowa  Betty Devine says it's that experience which is needed as our area becomes more diverse and citizens need to better  understand the role the Supervisors play in their daily life. Here we get hyper-local and talk about issues she believes are important as well as give some information  as to how supervisors are elected and where her district sits.  Here is candidate Betty Devine and here is her website

The Business News Headlines 16 July 2020

From that old saying, "What goes up, must come down" we saw the stock market shudder. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 16th of July, thanks for being with us.  On tap today:

  • Caused the markets to shudder;
  • Mixed signals for the economy;
  • More retailers requiring masks;
  • Amazon to start testing workers;
  • China and their GDP gain;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Remember that "V-Shaped Recovery"?

Those stories and something hyper-local. Dave Miglin is seeking one of two seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. Today Dave shares why, a little history of the hospital and who can vote in this November election. Hitting it hard...early.  To listen to Dave just click here.

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Dave Miglin and Broadlawns Medical Center

While our focus is generally regional and national when it comes to the business news we often stray into something hyper-local. That day is today.  Here you will meet Dave Miglin who is running for one of two open seats on the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. You're a click away from learning a bit of Broadlawns History and what Dave is championing in this run.  The election isn't until November but it's never too soon to learn more. And, it all matters to Polk County, Iowa citizens. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 Noon 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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Voting? Vote By Mail with Jamie Fitzgerald

There is a primary election happening on the second of June. But...and this is a BIG BUT...out of an abundance of caution County Auditors are busy combining polling places and, more importantly, encouraging Iowans to vote by mail.  The Iowa Secretary of State is mailing out Absentee Ballot Requests to every Iowa voter including "no party" voters who can declare themselves as a Democrat or a Republican to vote by mail.  Here I visit with Jamie Fitzgerald who is the County Auditor for Polk County. Listen as we talk about what is happening across the state and the critical importance of voting by mail. And, if you follow the link above you can go directly to his office to request a mail in ballot.  Go! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday 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 Noon 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

The Business News Headlines 8 January 2020

The day after the ICBM attack on U.S. bases in Iraq gave some pause. But then...well, not so much. It's the business news headlines for Wednesday the 8th of January:

  • How much money you make impacts the likelihood of an IRS audit;
  • The employee idea that doubled business for Amazon;
  • General Motors starting to make good on its contract with the UAW;
  • Robots on the loose;
  • We've got a couple of reports on jobs;
  • And, the Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus for the interview it's Ruth Hardin from Crossroads of Iowa. Think women, jail and treatment. It's not only a calling but also a way to save taxpayer dollars.  To hear that conversation, click here.

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The Business News Headlines & More 24 October 2019

The markets struggled all day and in the end the Dow missed making it back to the flat-line. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 24th day of October. And, we've got a shorter segment today because we've got a rare two-part interview with the current Mayor of the City of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank Cownie.  In the news:

  • What happened today on Wall Street;
  • Tesla is now the most valuable U.S. automaker;
  • Flight Shaming...it's a thing;
  • Twitter stock drops and we'll share why;
  • Pot profits...going up in smoke.

Those stories plus a two-part long form interview with Mayor Frank Cownie.  Mayor Cownie has served the city of Des Moines, Iowa for 16 years and he wants another four. I'll ask him why voters should reward him for that. Plus we'll talk about promises made and he says...kept. Here is Part One

Then in Part Two we'll talk about the water issue that impacts not only Des Moines but also the surrounding communities that buy water from the Des Moines Water Works. We'll also get into flooding, climate change and more.  Here is Part Two.

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Meet Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie - Part One

A conversation with Mayor Frank Cownie, the longest serving mayor for the City of Des Moines, Iowa is running for re-election. Here in a two-part conversation we talk about what he has promised to do, what he has done, the issues that so many people care about. We also talk about hyper-local issues like potholes and the technology that he has implemented to connect citizens with their local government. So much to unpack here...click 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 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

 

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