Category Archives: CNN Business

Markets aren’t only fretting trade. Now they’re worried about global growth

1. Bigger than trade: Investor anxiety about trade has quickly morphed into something much bigger: renewed worries about global economic growth. Treasury yields are down, oil is under pressure and global economic data has disappointed. Stocks could face a rocky ride if that fear really sets in. “When you actually look at some of the…MORE

Insurer First American left nearly 900 million sensitive customer files exposed

A leading US real estate and mortgage insurer, First American Financial Corp., left vulnerable an enormous trove of digital documents, some of which may have contained social security numbers and bank account information. Bad actors only needed a web address to view the documents as they were left without password protection or other encryption, according…MORE

The US won a trade war against Japan. But China is a whole new ball game

As President Donald Trump lands in Japan Saturday amid a worsening trade war with China, he could well be thinking back to a previous economic spat between Washington and an Asian economic powerhouse. In the 1980s, Japan was the big bad. Its economy was booming — the second largest in the world — and many…MORE

United Airlines will cancel more Boeing 737 Max flights

United Airlines now plans to cancel all flights involving Boeing 737 Max planes until August — a month longer than previously announced. The airline expects to cancel roughly 2,400 flights in June and July, a large chunk of the busy summer travel season. “We won’t put our customers and employees on that plane until regulators…MORE

Quickly catch up on the day’s business news

Here’s what you might have missed Friday from CNN Business: Starlink lifts off: Elon Musk’s mission to create a constellation of satellites that can beam cheap broadband all over the planet launched on Thursday night. If it’s fully successful, Starlink will be the biggest step forward for any company attempting such a project. Why they…MORE

Take a look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Disneyland’s new guide map

Disney Parks unveiled a new map on Friday that includes Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive Star Wars themed land that opens next week at Disneyland in California. The 14-acre Galaxy’s Edge takes up Disneyland’s back left corner, where it will be accessible from Fantasyland, Critter Country and Frontierland. The colorful rendering provides a first look into…MORE

Can ‘Aladdin’ bring some magic to the Memorial Day box office?

“Aladdin,” Disney’s live-action reboot of its 1992 animated hit, made $7 million on its opening night Thursday. The film, which stars Will Smith as the magical blue Genie, is expected to make $75 million to $85 million at the North American box office over the four-day weekend, according to Disney. That total should easily put…MORE

Topshop is closing all US stores

In another sign of traditional retailers’ struggles, Topshop plans to close all 11 of its US stores as its parent company seeks to restructure after filing for bankruptcy protection. Arcadia Group, the London-based owner of fast-fashion chain Topshop Topman, said it was facing “unprecedented” market conditions in the retail sector. Like other brick-and-mortar retailers, the…MORE

Banker gives inside look at why Uber and Lyft IPOs failed to live up to the hype

Uber and Lyft were two of the most highly anticipated IPOs in recent memory. And both were duds. Almost immediately, the ride sharing companies broke below their IPO prices. That’s committing the cardinal sin of the IPO world. The high-profile flops demonstrate the need for money-losing companies to do a much better job explaining how…MORE

Consulting firm McKinsey no longer working with opioid maker Purdue Pharma

Management consulting giant McKinsey & Company will stop doing work for Purdue Pharma, the controversial drug firm that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin. “Opioid abuse and addiction are having a tragic and devastating impact on our communities. We are no longer advising clients on any opioid-specific business and are continuing to support key stakeholders working…MORE


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…