Category Archives: CNN Business

Retailers are scrambling to find holiday help

Retailers are scrambling to find holiday help

If you’re looking for a store employee to help you out while shopping this holiday season, you’re not alone. Retailers themselves are having a lot of trouble finding the help they need. With unemployment rate so low, retailers are scrambling to find workers. They’re raising pay and benefits over what was offered in the past,…MORE

Mike Bloomberg to Bloomberg News reporters upset over not being able to probe Democrats: ‘With your paycheck comes some restrictions’

Mike Bloomberg to Bloomberg News reporters upset over not being able to probe Democrats: ‘With your paycheck comes some restrictions’

Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire Democratic presidential candidate, said employees at his news organization “just have to learn to live with some things” when asked about their frustrations over the outlet’s 2020 election policy forbidding the investigation of Democratic presidential contenders. “They get a paycheck,” Bloomberg said during an interview that aired Friday with “CBS This…MORE

In New Zealand, McDonald’s new McVeggie burger is not strictly vegetarian

In New Zealand, McDonald’s new McVeggie burger is not strictly vegetarian

McDonald’s New Zealand has launched its McVeggie burger, but there’s a catch that could leave meat-free patrons dismayed: It’s not strictly vegetarian. The McVeggie, served with cheese and garlic mayonnaise, includes a patty made of potato, corn, carrot and onion. So far, so good. However, a disclaimer from the fast food company on its website…MORE

OPEC and its allies agree to deeper production cuts to prop up oil prices

OPEC and its allies agree to deeper production cuts to prop up oil prices

OPEC, Russia and other oil producing nations have agreed to deeper production cuts in an attempt to support crude prices in the face of a looming supply glut mainly due to booming US output. Following a meeting in Vienna, OPEC said Friday the producer group would reduce supplies by an additional 500,000 barrels per day,…MORE

Beer is slipping. Here’s what Americans are drinking instead

Beer is slipping. Here’s what Americans are drinking instead

Beer is in a bear market. Domestic brews, such as Budweiser, Coors Light and Miller Light, once dominated the US beverage market. But sales are declining while alternatives are spiking. Drinkers think beer is stale, compared to the innovative new brands and creative concepts emerging from other places, so they are craving a variety of…MORE

UK media outlets can’t find candidates worth endorsing in crucial election

UK media outlets can’t find candidates worth endorsing in crucial election

A handful of influential UK news outlets are showing their disgust with the state of politics by choosing not to endorse any political party ahead of a general election that could have profound implications for the country. Both the Financial Times and the New Statesman have declined to name a preferred candidate ahead of the…MORE

Dow up more than 300 points on good jobs news

Dow up more than 300 points on good jobs news

Investors cheered the blockbuster November jobs report. The Dow rose nearly 350 points on Friday. US stocks surged as solid payroll and wage gains and an unemployment rate that remains at a half-century low eased fears that trade tensions are hurting the US economy — even as new American tariffs on China are set to…MORE

Facebook’s plans to label state media are complicated — and delayed

Facebook’s plans to label state media are complicated — and delayed

Social media companies are feeling their way in the dark, and sometimes fumbling their way through new efforts to fight misinformation on their platforms as they roll out rules that are meant to increase transparency. These efforts include labeling state-funded and state-controlled media — news organizations that are wholly or in part managed or funded…MORE

US hiring rebounds in wake of GM strike

US hiring rebounds in wake of GM strike

US employers added 266,000 jobs in November, up from 156,000 added in October, the Labor Department reported Friday. The gains include auto workers who returned to work after a six-week strike at General Motors. The US unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.5%. That matches a 50-year low also reached in September of this year. The…MORE

Blogs

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…