Jim O talks with Jim B about the current state of tax legislation, how states are privatizing certain tasks to save money, new Sarbanes-Oxley rules for small public companies, and a number of other current issues that can impact your small business.
What should government do for their part of solving the sub-prime issues in the marketplace? Jim O and Jim B talk about this and other issues, including in-business clinics, when not to buy a mutual fund and the prospects for nuclear energy in the U.S.
Jim O talks with Jim B about the ongoing impact of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown and how it's playing out across the economy. They also talk about other issues, including consumer protection, small pharmacies, the use of voice over Internet, and of course, a number of the economic forecasts that Kiplinger is famous for.
Jim O joins Jim B to talk about how states are taking the lead from the federal government on immigration reform. They also talk about which direction gas prices are likely to go, whether a hybrid car is in your future, what the Federal Reserve is doing about the threat of inflation, and finally, some news on radio frequency identification in products.
Jim O and Jim B talk about the future of healthcare which is a big part of the national debate in the U.S. They go on to discuss the inability of Airbus to be competitive against Boeing, the IRS intention to conduct more audits, and finally, they talk about technology transfer opportunities from the Department of Defense.
The Jim's talk about the impact of coal on the increased demand for electricity in the coming decades. They go on to talk about regulating carbon emissions, how to trade in your house, why Nancy Pelosi is considered a moderate in some circles, and other important topics of current importance.
Jim O joins Jim B first with an update on the flooding in the D.C. area. Next they discuss alternative fuels in our future, then move on to talk about what the Fed will do with interest rates, recent Supreme Court rulings on property rights, whether the President will get line-item veto power, a negative ruling for unions, and finally, the recent travails of Airbus in it's fight to compete with Boeing.
Jim O joins Jim B to talk about some of the things Kiplinger has to say about our world, including which political party is in the most danger of losing seats in November. They also talk about the economy, the cost of healthcare, technology, English as the official language of the U.S., and finally, energy as a resource and as it plays out in politics.
Jim O joins Jim B to cover this week's Kiplinger Letter. They begin with a significant discussion about the impact of inflation on the global economy, including your small business. They move on to discuss the costs and availability of goods and service, including insurance. Next topic is immigration and finally, a little bit on technology, especially the future of hydrogen power.
Jim O joins Jim B to talk about how states may now be flush with cash, but are headed for a looming crisis of contingent liabilities regarding pension obligations and unfunded federal mandates. The move on to talk about the housing industry, some of the new challenges small banks will have under new banking regulations, anti-trust issues and finally, some good news on product liability for the makers of machinery.