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Category: Economy: Nation, Global

Charles Kadlec
Is it time for your small business to begin offering a retirement plan? Chuck Kadlec joins Jim Blasingame to first talk about some economy issues, and then to talk about three great advantages available to small business owners by the passage of the Pension Protection Act.
Bob McTeer
What is the Fed going to do with interest rates this week? Bob McTeer talks with Jim Blasingame about what he thinks the Fed will do during this week's meeting, as well as his thoughts on what we should be doing in our energy policy, including drilling for oil and building nuclear plants. Finally, Bob talks about what he thinks the U.S. economy will do for the rest of '08 and '09.
Steve Forbes
Want to know the latest on the economy and Presidential politics? Steve Forbes talks with Jim Blasingame about the financial crisis, the commodities bubble and the upcoming high-stakes Presidential election.
Bill Dunkelberg
What is the difference between today's students and students ten years ago? Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to share some observations about the young generation entering the work place. They also discuss this month's NFIB report, the credit crisis and how small businesses are doing in the current economy.
Bill Brandt
What caused Hillary to lose the Democratic nomination for president? Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how Obama's organization whipped Clinton's organization with 21st century strategies. They also talk about Bill's take on current economic conditions.
Jim Blasingame
What do you know about the debate in Congress on a proposed law called "cap and trade?" Jim Blasingame reports on this debate on this bill, called the Leiberman-Warner Bill, which would make carbon emissions a commodity regulated and taxed by the government. Jim warns that this policy could be devastating to the U.S. economy and must be stopped.
Sam Norwood
How is the economy doing? Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report that while we may not like where the economy is the trend is looking up, including increased backlogs and credit availability.
Ray Keating
What is in store for small businesses with either of the two presidential candidates? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to compare and contrast an Obama Administration and a McCain administration, including global warming and the environment, taxes, trade and foreign policy.
Bill Dunkelberg
What do small business owners think about the economy these days? Dr. Bill Dunkleberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the most recent survey he has conducted with hundreds of small business owners about the real economy they're experiencing, including hiring, credit, capital spending, etc. Jim also asks Bill if he thinks there is a commodities bubble.
Sam Norwood
What are business managers saying about the current and near-term condition of the economy? Sam Norwood talks with Jim Blasingame about what his partners are seeing as they manage companies around the U.S., and while the situation isn't great at this moment, the trend is definitely improving.

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