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Doubting The Downturn

If you were making investment decisions at lunchtime yesterday, you probably chose wrong.  The Dow closed up 34 points to 24423 after bouncing 619 points from its low to its high point. This continued volatility is clearly having an impact on the markets and business forecasts.  Businesses in the U.S. are less optimistic about the outlook for the coming...

Geatz & Looney Talk Wilmington Economy
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Geatz & Looney Talk Wilmington Economy

Tobin Getz & Tom Looney join Tyler in studio to talk about the Old North State award that Tom recently was awarded, what has changed in Wilmington’s economy since we first began discussions on this show, and where we go from here

Cass Talks Labor in America
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Cass Talks Labor in America

Oren Cass, the author of “The Once and Future Worker,” joins Tyler to talk about his new book, why we should focus on production and not consumption, how education, trade, & immigration play a role, the concern of income inequality in the current system, and the big question of which came first cultural decline or...

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Consumption Vs Production

The surprise surge of Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders on both sides of the political aisle gave credence to a growing movement in America. President Trump & Bernie Sanders both made an economic pitch to “forgotten Americans” who feel they are being left behind in the current economy. A new book from Oren Cass called “The Once and Future Worker:...

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He Loves You, Xi Loves You Not

It was a good day on Wall Street yesterday, as The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both climbed 1.1%, while U.S. crude oil surged 4% for its biggest one-day gain since June… https://on.wsj.com/2QaSeX1 The Dow surged over 400 before closing the day up around 280.  Some of the pull back could have been caused by...

MORNING CALL: Boom Boom Powell
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MORNING CALL: Boom Boom Powell

President Trump can’t take credit for yesterday’s market climb.  All the glory goes to Jerome Powell. Even though Fed Chair, Jerome Powell, offered nothing to dispel market expectations of another rate increase at their December meeting.  He did give hope that the rate hikes may be close to an end. Powell said, “interest rates are ‘just...

Ep. 25 – Get Politics out of Business Money
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Ep. 25 – Get Politics out of Business Money

Is Paul Ryan channelling James Carville? Is money the root of all campaigns? Is early voting ruining America? Or should we just voter shame everyone? Kevin and Tyler tackle these tough questions and more on Tavern Voices. Show Articles: Paul Ryan v. Trump on Immigration v. Economy Costliest Election Ever More than 2 million have...

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The Tariffs & The Treasury

For weeks, many of President Trump’s economic advisors and supporters have been arguing that Trump is using tariffs as a means to an end.  They said his goal was to get rid of all tariffs and non-tariff barriers completely.  Ramesh Ponnuru was not buying it.  He wrote last week that to believe this you have...

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Koch Fight

Last weekend Charles Koch, at his own 3-day retreat for donors of the conservative network he co-founded,  took some shots at White House… Billionaire Charles Koch on Sunday warned against protectionism at a biannual meeting of the conservative network he co-founded. “The urge to protect ourselves from change has doomed many countries throughout history,” the...

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The Economy Looks Unstoppable…Is It?

Last Friday, jobless claims reached a new milestone as they reached an almost 50 year low… The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in more than 48 1/2 years, as the labor market continues to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a...