What are the chances of a health care reform bill being passed in 2009? Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report that Kiplinger thinks there will be a bill in 2009, but doesn't know about the key elements, such as the public option, tax increases, etc. Kiplinger also predicts lower oil prices, plus other marketplace issues.
What is it going to take for the economy to turn around? Jim Ostroff and Jim Blasingame talk about this issue, including housing, autos, and other indicators. They also talk about corporate bankruptcies and new energy storage technology, among other topics.
What's the future for America's largest banks? Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about this issues, plus the influence of inventory levels on the recovery, the future cost of auto industry and the likely increase in anti-trust activity by the Obama administration.
Jim Ostroff and Jim Blasingame talk about current events as covered in this week's Kiplinger Letter.
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the most recent Kiplinger Letter, including how to cut costs, use barter, the dangers to the sanctity of contracts and the lack of small business help in the stimulus packages.
What does the government's economic stimulus include? Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the key elements of the stimulus program, including what - if anything - is in it for small business. They also talk about the mortgage bail-out plan.
Jim Ostroff and Jim Blasingame discusses issues of the day that are important to small businesses, including current economic indicators, such as inflation, unemployment and oil prices. They also discuss the government intervention into the housing recovery, and several issue related to the new Obama administration.
Jim Ostroff talks with Jim Blasingame about the drama of the upcoming political conventions, vice presidential announcements and the ongoing election process. They also talk about the economy, inflation, the viability of wind as an energy source and the potential for another cold war with Russia.
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about a number of issues, including the price of oil and the lack of effective an energy policy. They also talk about the expansion of the Americans for Disabilities Act, fights among unions, the increase in the IRS mileage rate, how the Fed will look in the next administration, and other issues.
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about a number of current issues, including record high oil prices, the impact of inflation on the economy, how retailers are branding themselves to grow sales, the possibility of steel coins, the politics of polar bears, and the political landscape going into the summer.