Category Archives: CNN Business

Stocks dive as fears over coronavirus spread

Stocks dive as fears over coronavirus spread

The Dow and the broader stock market ended deep in the red on Friday as fears over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus tainted investor sentiment. Stocks started the day higher as it appeared markets were shrugging off the coronavirus news, but took a turn for the worse after a second case was confirmed on…MORE

FAA says 737 Max could return sooner than Boeing said

FAA says 737 Max could return sooner than Boeing said

Just three days after Boeing warned airlines that they shouldn’t count on the 737 Max flying again before midyear, the US Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it might move faster than that. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson spoke Friday with senior officials at Southwest, United and American Airlines, the three US carriers that own the plane,…MORE

Is there any reason to own an individual stock anymore?

Is there any reason to own an individual stock anymore?

The stock market has been on fire for the past year and keeps hitting new record highs. So who needs fund managers to pick individual stocks? Investors now get their market exposure through the many passively-run exchange traded funds that mimic the performance of such big indexes as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100. Those funds…MORE

Davos ends with disagreement on climate and Greta Thunberg on the march

Davos ends with disagreement on climate and Greta Thunberg on the march

The annual meeting of business and political leaders in Davos wrapped up Friday with two of the world’s most powerful people disagreeing over how to address the climate crisis and youth activists excoriating the international elite for not doing enough to prevent global warming. After a week of discussions at the World Economic Forum that…MORE

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane steps down, suffering from PTSD

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane steps down, suffering from PTSD

The BBC‘s Africa editor, Fergal Keane, is stepping down from his role after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by reporting on conflicts around the world. Keane had been “dealing privately” with the condition for “several years,” the British broadcaster’s head of newsgathering, Jonathan Munro, said in an email sent to BBC staff. “He…MORE

Walmart takes a step toward owning the food chain

Walmart takes a step toward owning the food chain

America’s biggest retailers are pushing back against this country’s largest meat processors. The future of the nation’s food chain is on the line. Walmart last week opened a meatpacking plant in south Georgia that will cut, package and label its own brand of steaks and roasts to deliver to meat cases at 500 stores in…MORE

McDonald’s closes restaurants in five Chinese cities because of the coronavirus

McDonald’s closes restaurants in five Chinese cities because of the coronavirus

McDonald’s has closed restaurants in five Chinese cities and is implementing new health protocols in the region as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread. On Friday, the company shuttered locations in Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang, Qianjiang and Xiantao — all cities that have been impacted by the Chinese government’s travel restrictions, company spokesperson Barry Sum told CNN Business…MORE

NFL wades back into controversy with new Super Bowl ad about police shootings

NFL wades back into controversy with new Super Bowl ad about police shootings

The NFL is wading back into controversial territory with a new Super Bowl ad addressing police shootings of black Americans. The 30-second spot, which stars retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, re-enacts the October 18, 2015 death of Boldin’s late cousin, Corey Jones. Boldin’s cousin was shot by former police officer Nouman Raja in Palm Beach…MORE

Papyrus, another mall staple, is closing all its stores

Papyrus, another mall staple, is closing all its stores

Papyrus, a mall staple that’s best known for selling stationery and upscale greeting cards, is going out of business. Schurman Fine Paper, which owns the brand, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday in a Delaware court. The company is closing all 254 of its US and Canada stores. More than 1,000 employees will lose their…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…