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The Business News Headlines 12 September 2019

Among other things administration officials say there are no plans in the works to relax the trade war with China...oh and the deficit.  Those stories and more today...

  • Major business leaders tell the U.S. Senate to "Do something!";
  • China and the U.S. sure we've got a story;
  • The deficit and taxes...yep, that too;
  • Meanwhile subprime lending is...back;
  • The internet fells another retail giant;
  • Health Care and Insurance now resulting in high inflation.

Those stories and more along with this conversation with J.D. Scholten who is running, again, for congress in Iowa's 4th Congressional District. We caught up with him at the opening of The Forge a tech center in Jefferson last week. It's a conversation that deals with the size of that district, his motor home and Kevin Costner...no, really. Listen to that here. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 27 August 2019

The stock market was set to open lower this morning but...SURPRISE at the open the Dow jumped up by over 100 points. Only to edge lower at mid-day. Why?  That reason is in the newscast today. Also:

  • The 401k lawsuits are mounting we share why;
  • Johnson & Johnson must pay Oklahoma $572 million but the stock goes up;
  • China says, "Hey, nobody called!" And that is part of the problem;
  • China and Costco...we think it's a hit;
  • Boeing and Russia...think lawsuit;
  • Seeking nominations in Iowa.

Those stories and more today along with a look back at a conversation I had with California Congressman Ro Khanna who was instrumental in bringing high technology to Rural Iowa. That space in Jefferson will open to the public on September 7th. We thought it important to go back to last year and this conversation with the Congressman. 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 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 & 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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