Category Archives: CNN Business

Nike further expands protections for pregnant athletes after fierce backlash

Nike further expands protections for pregnant athletes after fierce backlash

Nike is making further changes to its maternity policy for sponsored athletes after its previous rules sparked a backlash from high-profile stars. The policy adjustment ensures that female athletes won’t be “adversely impacted financially for pregnancy” for 18 months, which is six months more than under the previous policy. The company confirmed the changes to…MORE

Dow futures rise 300 points on hopeful signals about trade

Dow futures rise 300 points on hopeful signals about trade

Dow futures soared Monday as investors grew increasingly optimistic about a potential resolution to the the trade war and a limit to its economic fallout. Although President Donald Trump has repeatedly fanned the trade war flames, he tweeted Sunday that the United States and China were “talking.” He also tried to tamp down recession fears,…MORE

Germany’s central bank issues recession warning

Germany’s central bank issues recession warning

Germany’s central bank is warning that the country could be slipping into recession. The Bundesbank said Monday that Europe’s largest economy “is probably set to remain lackluster in the third quarter of 2019.” It predicts that GDP “could continue to fall slightly.” GDP for the three months ended June contracted 0.1% compared to the first…MORE

China’s central bank is cutting interest rates by stealth

China’s central bank is cutting interest rates by stealth

Central banks around in the world are cutting interest rates to head off recession. China is now joining them, but in a roundabout way. On Saturday, the People’s Bank of China launched a long-awaited reform to the way it manages money in the world’s second biggest economy to support growth and employment. Its aim is…MORE

America’s CEOs channel Elizabeth Warren: Businesses must serve more than one master

America’s CEOs channel Elizabeth Warren: Businesses must serve more than one master

Is the purpose of a company to enrich shareholders by maximizing profit? Or must a business also enrich the lives of its customers, employees and communities it serves? Both, America’s CEOs say. The Business Roundtable on Monday said America’s corporations are responsible for improving society by serving all stakeholders ethically, morally and fairly. It’s a…MORE

Stocks rally as Trump preaches optimism and China digs in

Stocks rally as Trump preaches optimism and China digs in

Happy Monday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Investors desperate for good news on trade and global economic growth are in luck. Over the weekend, Trump downplayed concerns that the US economy is slowing, and he said that…MORE

‘Big 4’ accounting firms are on the defensive over Hong Kong protests

‘Big 4’ accounting firms are on the defensive over Hong Kong protests

The world’s “Big 4” accounting firms are distancing themselves from a newspaper advertisement in which people claiming to be their employees expressed support for protesters in Hong Kong. Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC said the advertisement, which was published in Hong Kong’s Apple Daily on Friday, does not represent the companies’ views. The advertisement reiterated…MORE

Asian markets bounce on hopes of Chinese stimulus

Asian markets bounce on hopes of Chinese stimulus

Hong Kong and Chinese stocks are rallying on Monday after China revealed measures to protect and boost its economy. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 2.1%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.8%. Analysts pointed to several developments that likely drove optimism, including an announcement from the People’s Bank of China that was meant to prop…MORE

Jack Whitaker, the decorated sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, the decorated sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, the iconic sports broadcaster, died Sunday morning at his home in Devon, Pennsylvania, of natural causes at age 95. Whitaker’s career spanned nearly four decades after starting at CBS Sports in the late 1950s, the network reported Sunday. There, he covered a range of sports and a number of momentous events, including 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…