Category Archives: CNN Business

Peet’s Coffee owner pulls off speedy 10-day IPO despite pandemic fears

Peet’s Coffee owner pulls off speedy 10-day IPO despite pandemic fears

JDE Peet’s, the owner of Peet’s Coffee, gave Europe’s depressed IPO market a shot in the arm on Friday, raising €2.25 billion ($2.5 billion) in an Amsterdam listing that valued the firm at €15.6 billion ($17.3 billion). Shares in the company, which also owns the Jacobs, Douwe Egberts and L’OR brands, surged as much as…MORE

Renault to slash 14,600 jobs as coronavirus wreaks havoc on auto industry

Renault to slash 14,600 jobs as coronavirus wreaks havoc on auto industry

Renault is slashing 14,600 jobs as part of a major overhaul designed to reduce costs and help the French carmaker survive the coronavirus pandemic. Some 4,600 positions will be eliminated in France, with 10,000 more in other markets. The company announced Friday that it will cut fixed costs by more than €2 billion ($2.2 billion)…MORE

Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else

Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else

President Donald Trump has angrily complained this week about social media companies, repeatedly accusing them of censoring conservative voices and going as far as to sign an executive order Thursday seeking to limit their power. But data from Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, pours cold water on the assertion that conservative voices are…MORE

Adidas and Allbirds are teaming up to create a shoe with zero carbon footprint

Adidas and Allbirds are teaming up to create a shoe with zero carbon footprint

After exchanging some cheeky messages on social media in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Adidas and Allbirds are linking up. (Sneaker companies, they’re just like us!) The sportswear company and sustainability-focused Silicon Valley-based shoemaker are joining forces to create a high performance sneaker with the lowest possible carbon emissions. It’s an unusual partnership of…MORE

JCPenney reopens 150 stores

JCPenney reopens 150 stores

JCPenney, which filed for bankruptcy just two weeks ago, is in the process of reopening hundreds of stores. The retailer said that it reopened its doors at 150 stores in 27 states. The stores had been closed because of health concerns and stay-at-home orders prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly reopened JCPenney stores brought…MORE

The pandemic is changing how much frozen food we buy

The pandemic is changing how much frozen food we buy

Pantry-loading has extended into freezer-stuffing in the pandemic, and that means frozen food items like Stouffer’s Lasagna, Hot Pockets and Marie Callender’s pies are flying off shelves. Americans shelled out $15.5 billion in the frozen food aisles during the 11 weeks that ended on May 16, 2020, a 40.2% increase from the comparable year-ago period,…MORE

Fresh air, bright lights and no clutter: What makes a pandemic-friendly restaurant

Fresh air, bright lights and no clutter: What makes a pandemic-friendly restaurant

Restaurants are starting to open their doors again as states ease pandemic-related regulations. But it’s far from business as usual. In addition to following new social distancing and hygiene rules, restaurants have to figure out how to get customers in the door. Understanding what consumers are looking for right now will help. Enter Tanya Spaulding,…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…