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Category: Economy: Nation, Global

Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the Texas freeze impact on the supply chain is an indication of what we’re facing if we de-carbon our economy without a replacement for oil and gas.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to report on the impact of the Texas freeze on the petroleum products, like plastics, that are in every part of our lives and business.
Doug Barry
Doug Barry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current U.S. trade landscape, and to predict that the coming boom in economic growth post-pandemic will likely significantly increase trade.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NAM survey of manufacturers which indicates that the two big challenges continue to be not enough qualified workers, as well as breaks in the global supply chain.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the National Manufacturers Outlook Survey that shows this sector’s sentiment is improving, even though small manufacturers are less optimistic than larger firms.
Brian Fielkow
Brian Fielkow joins Jim Blasingame to report on the pandemic state of trucking, including the driver shortage, and what the industry must do to solve this crisis, but that autonomous trucks is not a near-term option.
Holly  Wade
Holly Wade joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the record level of consumer cash currently idle, and will the release of those deposits create an unprecedented economic boom.
Holly  Wade
Holly Wade joins Jim Blasingame to report on the main driver of the Index last month, which was job opening growth, but could that point to a systemic condition due to lack of qualified candidates that holds back the economy.
Holly  Wade
Holly Wade joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB’s Index which rose slightly over January due to an increase in job openings, but ironically with a corresponding lack of qualified workers for many of those openings.
George  Troy
George Troy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the coming economic expansion and why retailers have to start now to get supply chain resources put in place.

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