Category Archives: CNN Business

How some investors have profited from the stock market’s huge losses

How some investors have profited from the stock market’s huge losses

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman appeared on CNBC earlier this month tearfully begging for a nationwide shelter in place because he thought “hell” was coming.” But investors didn’t realize that Ackman was about to profit in a big way from the turmoil on Wall Street. Ackman recently disclosed in a shareholder letter to investors in…MORE

Walmart will start taking employees’ temperatures and let them wear masks

Walmart will start taking employees’ temperatures and let them wear masks

Walmart added to its worker safety policies Tuesday as protections for retail and grocery store workers come under greater public scrutiny. Walmart will begin taking workers’ temperatures at stores and warehouses before they begin their shifts. Any employee with a temperature above 100 degrees will be sent home to seek medical treatment, if necessary, but…MORE

Global stocks and US futures move higher after China’s economy shows signs of life

Global stocks and US futures move higher after China’s economy shows signs of life

Global stock markets and US futures moved higher Tuesday after data showed that manufacturing activity in China rebounded from record lows in March, even though the world’s second largest economy remains under huge pressure from the coronavirus. Most major indexes in Asia advanced, and European markets opened higher. The Shanghai Composite added 0.1%, while Hong…MORE

Ford to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

Ford to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

Ford plans to make as many as 50,000 simple ventilators for coronavirus patients within 100 days and plans to continue producing 30,000 per month after that, the company announced Monday. The automaker said it will make the ventilators at its Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The factory will be staffed by 500 United Auto…MORE

Oil crashes to fresh 18-year low as demand suffers unprecedented drop

Oil crashes to fresh 18-year low as demand suffers unprecedented drop

The great oil crash of 2020 ain’t over yet. US crude plunged nearly 7% and finished at an 18-year low of $20.09 a barrel Monday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to deal a devastating blow to energy demand. At session lows, oil touched $19.27 a barrel — the weakest intraday price since February 2002. Brent…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…