Jim O joins Jim B to talk about some of the things Kiplinger thinks we'll see in 2006, including lower troop levels in Iraq, a cooler housing market, what the Fed will new under a new chairman, where the stock market will be at year-end, and of course, what the political landscape will look like in 2006.
Jim O joins Jim B to talk about the news in the most recent Kiplinger Letter. Today's visit covers some of the political nonsense going on in Washington this week, plus a little bet on tax reform, what the Fed has been doing to interest rates, and finally, how the political environment is going to impact the consideration of the new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sam Alito.
Jim O joins Jim B to talk about the recovery process in the Gulf States, plus the extended impact of Hurricane Katrina on the rest of the U.S., including tax policy, Fed policy, the price of goods and services. They go on to discuss implications of the upcoming elections in Germany. They also talk about the importance of keeping older workers on by making shceduling and benefits adjustments once they reach retirement age.
The Jims discuss the long-term impact of Hurricane Katrina on the region from a recovery standpoint, and on the economy from a national perspective, including the impact on interest rates, petroleum, insurance, and construction.
The Jims talk about the current events of the day according to Kiplinger. They begin by discussing a little politics, then move on to talk about the likely re-emergence of nuclear energy in the U.S. Next topics include U.S. economy, the failed controversial purchase of the U.S. oil company, Unical, by the Chinese company, CNOOC, and the opening up of all markets to Southwest Airlines, among other topics.
Jim Ostroff joins Jim as they discuss the most recetn Kiplinger Letter. This week the conversation is around the resilience of the U.S. economy in the face of a number of challenges, like $60 a barrel oil. They go on to discuss several legislative issues, like the chances of a repeal of the death tax, as well as the probable passage of an energy bill. Also discussed are new healthcare products, improved cell phone performance, and a little on internet telephony, a.k.a, voice over internet protocol (VOIP).
Sitting in again for Joan Pryde, Jim talks with our Jim about the prospects for the war in Iraq, the likelyhood of passage of a number of legislation currently before Congress, what a reverse mortgage is, and whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in '08.
Jim joins our Jim to give an update on issues in this week's Kiplinger Letter.
Jim Ostroff joins our Jim to talk about what the writings of Ronald Reagan revealed about him.
Jim, the Associate Editor of the Kiplinger Washington Editors, joins our Jim to talk about how economic issues might affect the Presidential elections and the other events that might have an effect.