Category Archives: CNN Business

How New Zealand became an apocalypse escape destination for Americans

How New Zealand became an apocalypse escape destination for Americans

In Queenstown — a picturesque ski spot that often attracts comparisons to Aspen, Colorado — rumors about foreigners investing in apocalypse-proof bunkers have been swirling for years. They’re referenced by local real estate agents: One recent listing advertised a house as a “billionaire bunker” for someone on a budget, for example. And there’s even a…MORE

American Airlines to warn 25,000 workers of potential furloughs

American Airlines to warn 25,000 workers of potential furloughs

In a memo to employees on Wednesday, American Airlines’ top two executives said the company will issue notices to 25,000 employees that they face potential furloughs on October 1. The memo, from CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom, said that the airline hopes to avoid some of those furloughs, which include around 10,000 flight…MORE

Outlet mall staple is closing all of its stores

Outlet mall staple is closing all of its stores

Heritage Brands, an anchor of outlet malls across the United States, announced that it will close all 162 of its stores beginning next year. PVH Corp., which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, blamed the closures on the “evolving North American retail landscape, which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic” in a company statement…MORE

BBC and Guardian blame the pandemic for 250 job cuts

BBC and Guardian blame the pandemic for 250 job cuts

Two British media outlets announced major job cuts on Wednesday, citing the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. The Guardian said it was cutting 180 jobs, including 70 in its editorial department after the media group’s revenues fell by £25 million ($31.6 million) for the year. The pandemic has boosted audiences and reader donations, but…MORE

This is what Ben Bernanke says needs to be done to save US economy

This is what Ben Bernanke says needs to be done to save US economy

Ben Bernanke says the most important thing Congress can do to fix the US economy is to provide help to state and local governments . In a column in the New York Times, Bernanke said the lack of sufficient support for state and local governments was the biggest mistake made during the Great Recession, and…MORE

Apple enters the crowded market of daily news podcasts

Apple enters the crowded market of daily news podcasts

Apple is betting on customers who want to listen to — not just read — news on their devices. Apple announced Wednesday it will start producing its own daily news briefing called Apple News Today. For the roles of co-hosts, Apple has enlisted the help of two journalists with audio reporting bonafides: former WNYC hosts…MORE

Back-to-school sales could hit a record $100 billion this year, even if kids stay home

Back-to-school sales could hit a record $100 billion this year, even if kids stay home

Parents and children alike are facing uncertainty over schools and colleges opening in the fall. It might seem like that would spell bad news for retailers this back-to-school season — but the pandemic is actually expected to boost sales. That’s because remote learning isn’t cheap. The National Retail Federation, the retail industry’s largest trade group,…MORE

Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

Walmart will require customers at all of its US stores to wear masks beginning next week, becoming the largest retailer to mandate facial coverings as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Other national chains made similar moves on Wednesday. Kroger and Kohl’s announced they would start requiring all customers to wear masks, signaling that more retailers…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…