Category Archives: CNN Business

Investors didn’t sell in May. What now?

So much for selling in May and going away — assuming you could find a place to go to in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stocks closed out the month with healthy gains. The Dow and S&P 500 both rose more than 4% while the Nasdaq was up nearly 7%. And that comes on…MORE

Journalists covering protests face assault and arrest

Journalists covering protests face assault and arrest

From Minneapolis to Washington DC, from Louisville to Las Vegas, reporters are facing assault and arrest while reporting on widespread protests and unrest. At least a half dozen different incidents were reported on Friday, starting with the wrongful arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis and ending with the arrest of two photographers in Las…MORE

Nike is saying ‘Don’t Do It’ in a message about racism in America

Nike is saying ‘Don’t Do It’ in a message about racism in America

The brand famously known for its campaign encouraging you to get out there and “Just Do It” is flipping the switch and urging people “Don’t Do It” in new messaging focused on race. Friday evening, Nike posted a text-only video on its social media accounts with messaging encouraging people to “For once, Don’t Do It,”…MORE

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

Temporary store closures. Near-zero travel demand. People shopping online even more as they’re stuck home. It was the perfect storm for bankruptcy for some of the country’s most recognizable consumer brands — and several have filed recently. Retailers had already been struggling, and now they’re bearing the brunt of coronavirus’ impact. But a large gym…MORE

American spending collapsed by a record 13.6% in April

American spending collapsed by a record 13.6% in April

American consumer spending ground to a halt during the coronavirus lockdown, and that is a massive problem for the spending-addicted US economy. April’s personal consumption data showed a 13.6% drop in consumer spending, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Friday. That’s equal to $1.89 trillion, and drags spending down to a level…MORE

The economy is reopening. But the job cuts keep coming

The economy is reopening. But the job cuts keep coming

Even as parts of the global economy open back up, companies are laying off tens of thousands of workers — a sign of the damage wrought by months of shutdowns and the ongoing impact of social distancing measures. What’s happening: Automakers and air carriers announced a wave of job cuts this week, underscoring the potential…MORE

Arresting reporters at a protest is an affront to the First Amendment

Arresting reporters at a protest is an affront to the First Amendment

When a journalist is arrested at a protest, the free and fair gathering of the news is arrested, too. That’s one of the reasons why these infringements on press freedom are relatively rare in the United States — and why Friday’s brief arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis was so egregious. “Police may not…MORE

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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…