Category Archives: CNN Business

Can anything stop Chipotle? Its stock is up 55% this year

Chipotle dealt with a major health crisis that could have led to permanent damage to the restaurant chain’s reputation and stock price. But customers have clearly forgiven (and perhaps forgotten) about the E. coli outbreak of late 2015 and early 2016. So has Wall Street. Shares of Chipotle have soared nearly 55% this year, making…MORE

Brexit fears have already trashed the pound. May’s exit offers little relief

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation is unlikely to end a tough run for the pound, which has fallen steadily this month as the risk of a damaging no-deal Brexit rises. The pound edged higher to almost $1.27 on Friday following May’s announcement that she’ll step down in June after failing in her bid to…MORE

Oil watch; Huawei bargain; Theresa May quits

1. Oil watch: Investors will be keeping a close eye on oil Friday after it suffered its worst day since Christmas Eve on Thursday. After starting the day above $61, US oil prices nosedived nearly 6% to a 10-week low of $57.91 a barrel. Chevron and ExxonMobil fell 2%, while oil drillers like Hess plunged…MORE

What does Julian Assange’s new indictment mean for journalists?

A new batch of charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has alarmed free speech advocates who say it threatens to criminalize legitimate journalistic practices. Prosecutors on Thursday accused Assange of 17 additional charges, including “unlawfully obtaining” and disclosing classified information in violation of the federal Espionage Act. This case, potentially more so than the first…MORE

Endeavor media company files for IPO

A media conglomerate that includes a talent agency famously led by Ari Emanuel is going public. Endeavor, which owns the mixed martial arts league UFC and talent agency William Morris Endeavor, announced Thursday it is filing to raise $100 million, a figure that could change at a later date. The company said it will list…MORE

With protesters at the gates, McDonald’s talks up its success story

McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday was short and controlled, and made little mention of the criticism the chain has faced this week. Business continued as usual inside the meeting room at a hotel in Dallas, even as tension mounted elsewhere. Fight for $15, a workers advocacy group, organized a series of protests across several…MORE

Oil gets clobbered as trade war fears mount

A deepening trade war between the world’s two largest economies is bad news for the oil business. US oil prices plummeted nearly 6% to a 10-week low of $57.91 a barrel on Thursday as fears about the US-China trade standoff intensify in global financial markets. Crude, which started the day above $61, suffered its worst…MORE

Memorial Day gas prices remain stubbornly high

For much of the country, gas prices will be lower this Memorial Day weekend than they were a year ago. But they are still a long way from being cheap. Although the national average of $2.85 a gallon is about dime cheaper than a year ago, gas is still significantly more expensive than every other…MORE

Esquire’s top editor steps down after just three years

Esquire’s top editor said Thursday he is stepping down just three years after assuming the post. Jay Fielden, who was hired as the men’s magazine’s editor-in-chief in 2016, made the announcement in an Instagram post, saying the decision came “after a lot of long and careful thinking.” “There is no greater joy—or honor—than the camaraderie…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…