Listen to former Deputy Assistant to President George W Bush, Brad Blakeman discuss why he believes the US can expect an economic expansion under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump. In contrast, Robert Wolf, Fox News contributor, believes that the US should remain in the TPP and be active in the global marketplace. Steve Hilton, former advisor to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, explains how the bureaucracy of government can stifle growth.
In an interview conducted by Bloomberg’s David Weston, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan speaks about US productivity and economic growth. Greenspan explains that entitlements are eating into the domestic savings of the economy, strangling capital investment.
Howard Schultz, who once said that he loved his company as much as his family, will be handing over control of Seattle-based coffee mega-store Starbucks, to Kevin Johnson. Johnson is the current chief operation officer of the company, and once worked with Microsoft.
Listen to the interview with both executives with CNN.
Listen to researcher Lara Boyd discuss neuroplasticity and how people can change the way their brain works. She explains that every time someone learns something new, they change their brain, refuting the idea that the brain does not change after the onset of adulthood.
Watch this video to learn about how the US Capitol Dome, first constructed between 1855 and 1866, just completed its latest renovation, just in time for the inauguration of the 45th president of the US.
The project took three years and cost a total of $60 million.
Paul Krugman, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and professor at City University of New York, explains to Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and David Gura on “Bloomberg Markets” why he believes there is little chance, no matter which candidate wins, for the US to get out of its economic grid-lock.
Kelly Brothers gives a summary of business news for the last week of October, 2016.
Several businesses posting good data, including Twitter; initial jobless claims remain relatively low; Dow Jones Industrial Average was up on Thursday.
Apple delayed its shipment of its new wireless ear-pod headphones, explaining that despite the simplicity in their outer design and method of use, they are complex technologically, and more quality control testing needs to be done. Walmart announced that it is planning to introduce “holiday helpers” to its workforce for the holiday season, which is already once again upon us.
Listen to a discussion about whether or not the United States of America should be run like a business. The speaker shows that the fundamental goals of business are different in the extreme to the goals of a government, and perhaps running a government like a business is not such a great idea.
See video from NASA showing the path of Hurricane Matthew which made landfall on Tuesday night, October 4 when it hit Cuba with winds of 130 mph. It was expected to hit Florida on Thursday-Friday, October 6-7, and southeastern Georgia on Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, and later the eastern Carolinas.
Coastal areas can expect winds and flooding from Florida to the Carolinas.
Anderson Cooper of CNN interviews Carl Bernstein, the author of “Woman in Charge,” about Hillary Clinton. They discuss the meaning and repercussions of Bill Clinton’s affairs over the years, Hillary Clinton’s reactions to those affairs, and her response to Donald Trump’s accusations.