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Companies push incentives to get workers vaccinated
"Is up nine. Cos they're still trying to figure out their approach to getting their workers to get vaccinated against Copan. $19 general is one of the first big companies offering an incentive company will give workers four hours off with pay to get vaccinated. Dollar general says it's an incentive, not in order. They will not require
Dollar General to pay employees to get COVID vaccination
"Dollar. General will offer workers for hours worth of pay to get the covid nineteen vaccine including paid time off if they have an adverse reaction to the shot the retailer which has one hundred and fifty seven thousand employees is among the first large employers to incentivize staff to be vaccinated dollar generals. Chief executive todd vaso said that the company didn't want expenses associated with childcare transit or loss. Work hours to keep staffers from getting inoculated. The company said the offers currently only applicable to frontline workers but plans to extend it to distribution and transportation
Dollar General Will Pay Workers to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine
"Workers at a major retailer is going to get paid extra to get vaccinated against the virus. Dollar general workers who agree to get a covert 19 vaccine will receive four hours of extra pay. The Tennessee based retailer with 157,000 workers nationwide is among the first big U. S companies to offer employees of financial incentive. To be vaccinated, and CBS News correspondent Jim Krystle is saying that some big employers have said that they want as many workers as possible to be vaccinated, but they won't require them to get the shot. Many
Dollar General Earnings Beat Expectations
"Quarter. Were up fourteen percent and yet shares of dollar general down a little bit. And i'm i'm assuming dollar. General has now entered the category of stocks that when they come out with really good earnings and really good results. the market says that's not going to cut it. This is this is really good but we were looking for even better than this. Yeah i feel like there are a lot of companies are now and that good but not quite good enough stage. I think one of the problems of dollar general is they don't have guidance. They aren't updating their guidance. But like you said revenue was really strong was up seventeen point three percent there net net income and operating income or both up fifty seven percent. I didn't know how many stores dollar general has it has over sixteen thousand seven hundred stores and in twenty nineteen at brought in almost twenty eight billion dollars in sales and i feel like a lot of times especially right now during the coronavirus pandemic. We're talking about all of this shift to online shopping but dollar general. I think is proof. That retail isn't going away brick and mortar retail. They had like you said those same store sales up there was a rise in transaction amount which offset that lower customer traffic and their store foot traffic was up twenty one percent the saturday before black friday and even up a little bit less than one percent on black friday so it's still doing really well in a physical retail space. Which i think is not something that we talk about that much during right now during current times. Let me go back to the guidance for a second. Because i'm curious where you think we're going with companies issuing guidance early in the pandemic pretty much every company said we're not offering guidance and every one of us said we get it we who could possibly provide meaningful thoughtful informed guidance and environment like this. Do you think at some point. In two thousand and twenty one. We're going to see the pendulum. Swing shift back to the point. Where i don't wanna say punished because i you know look dollar general. That stock is up more than thirty five percent year to date even with the slight pullback that we're seeing that so it's not like the stock is getting hammered. But i'm wondering if you think there's gonna come a point. In two thousand and twenty one where companies do analysts collectively start to a ding companies. A little bit more for not offering guidance. Do you think it becomes. We get to a point where it's like. No you don't have an excuse. You should be offering guidance. I guess it depends on how long until there are some semblance of normalcy. Returned right if you know the vaccine happens in the next couple of months people are anticipating that and then people are going back to work. I do think it'll be interesting in terms of compatibles right so you will see companies on both the positive and the negative so zoom twenty twenty. One what is their quarter going to be. What will that revenue guidance be vs a place like target was saying well now same store sales can kind of bounce back or a restaurant or something so i think the comparables are going to be really hard throughout twenty twenty one and maybe even into twenty twenty two. It's also going to be interesting to see what
To Meet Market Pressure, Dollar Stores Pass the Buck
"Places make you feel the way dollar store can with just twenty bucks in your pocket? Any old joke can have themselves a full on shopping spree and over the course of this year many old joe's did exactly that in fact, dollar stores have been one of Twenty Twenty s few retail success stories. The biggest player in this game is dollar general the fast growing chain has more. Than, sixteen thousand stores in the US alone, and now the buck an item brand is going upscale with a new concept called pop shelf pop shelf is deliberately branded differently from its dollar store parent company. The goal is to appeal to more upscale customers namely women from six-figure households. But if that's got you picturing a bargain Bergdorf, you've gone a bit too far items at pop shelf will still be bargain price with most below five dollars each the stores will carry beauty products, homegoods, and pet products among others and. According to The Wall Street Journal customers will also find more quote treasure hunt items. Those are limited time offers that encourage people to make more trips to treat themselves dollar general plans to open to pop shelf stores in Nashville this month and thirty stores by the end of next year, mostly in big city suburbs. But they're not the only dollar store making moves in this arena. Archrival dollar tree has taken a different approach to charging more reports convenience store news in dollar tree stores products that break the just about. Promise with higher price points or now called the dollar tree plus line. The line was launched last year after both dollar tree and dollar general announced the tariffs on goods from China would likely force them to raise prices
Dollar General Corporation Reports First Quarter 2020
"It's Thursday may twenty eighth welcome the Markets Lori. I'm Chris L. Joining me from Florida. The one and only Dan Klein good to see my friend. Hey there Chris. It is a rainy week here in Florida. It is a rainy day here in the Alex so so I feel for at least for today. Only we've got some retail news. We've got some employment news. We've got entertainment news but we're going to start with dollar general. First quarter. Profit and revenue came in higher than expected for Dollar General. Same store sales. Were up nearly twenty two percent that is not a Typo that is not me misspeaking. Same store sales for dollar general up nearly twenty two percent just a monster quarter yeah. These numbers are incredible. And there's a reason for dollar. General is a business that serves people that are under served. They're generally neighborhood stores so a lot of their customer base can walk to them or it's a very short drive so at a time or under stay at home order shelter in place. Whatever you WANNA call it. This is the only option for some people who are otherwise taking the bus to go to a grocery store so you could have predicted this beforehand. This is a company that sells everything. Groceries toilet paper. You know your iphone charger breaks. They'll have an iphone charger cleaning supplies. I'm sure they adjusted merchandise. They're probably selling a lot less pool noodles right now But that type of stuff so these are stores that had a really strong supply chain. They're clustered tightly together. They can often be a mile apart. That's how narrow the area they they serve and they are. Fips up seventy three percent and there's no reason to believe this won't continue as long as we're in this current situation. You know it's an interesting thing to think about because Gerry Philbin. Is the CEO of dollar tree. Dollar Tree is the parent company of both dollar tree and family dollar an interview he gave on. Cnbc this morning and that was one of the questions that was put to him was essentially okay a year from now. What kind of comps expecting from you? Because dollar tree also came OUT WITH THEIR FIRST QUARTER REPORT. Not exactly the same type of cops to that. They were putting up but family dollar stores. I think the same store sales growth was about fifteen and a half percent. So I think it's going to be a really interesting thing to watch with. Both of these businesses is. Can they keep this going? Because one of the things Philbin said was look in in the wake of the great recession. There were a lot of customers who were just sort of trying out for the first time and we kept a lot of them so I think it'll be interesting to see the other thing. He said that I feel like I took this as an encouraging sign for all. Us consumers so whether you own dollar tree or dollar general one of the things Philbin talked about was the supply chain. And how in April household essentials were selling out in two hours? And that's getting better. That's better now. He didn't say they were sort of at full capacity sort of normal capacity but he did say he thinks they will get there and several weeks and I just thought well you know. That's that's I don't know it's it's encouraging news to think that whether it's dollar general dollar tree family dollar target Walmart whatever. Your Neighborhood Grocery story is if they can start getting back up to capacity for just those basic household essentials. We're all going to breathe a little easier. Yeah Chris I'll speak a little been anecdotally for first thing that's also important to point out. That dollar general is not a dollar store. They are a low price retailer so that gives them a lot of optionality by not having a sort of artificial price cap limit. I will say that I've been Awad. Recently that is a privately held chain of gas stations and convenience stores and they've had toilet paper and paper towels and doesn't seem to be a major run on the my wife has been in target and Publix and while she couldn't get the brand she wanted we were able to get that we've been able to order hand sanitizer on Amazon. It's hand sanitizer of brand. I've never heard of that. I hope is made of what they say. It's made of but that said it smells like ten sanitizer so I think the supply chain is largely returning to normal. The other thing we all heard about was Oh my God. We're going to run out of meat. There's a huge shortage of meat. And I can say that you don't have every cut of meat.
3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask
"A woman her adult son and husband all charge in the shooting death of a store security guard in flint Michigan police and prosecutors say forty three year old security guard Calvin Munnerlyn refused to allow Sharm el takes daughter into the dollar general store last Friday because she didn't have a facemask T. he argued with moderate before she and her daughter left prosecutors say witnesses have told investigators Teague's husband an adult son showed up some twenty minutes later and confronted Munnerlyn who was shot and killed Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says citizens of our state need to stay calm throughout the corona virus crisis people keep a level head that we do the right things protecting ourselves on protecting others Sharm el Teague is in custody police are looking for her son and husband all three face first degree murder charges I'm timid wire
3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask
"Police and prosecutors say forty three year old security guard Calvin Munnerlyn refused to allow Sharm el takes daughter into the dollar general store last Friday because she didn't have a facemask T. he argued with moderate before she and her daughter left prosecutors say witnesses have told investigators Teague's husband an adult son showed up some twenty minutes later and confronted Munnerlyn who was shot and killed Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says citizens of our state need to stay calm throughout the corona virus crisis people keep a level head that we do the right things protecting ourselves and protecting others Sharm el Teague is in custody police are looking for her son and husband all three face first degree murder charges I'm timid wire
Shell cuts dividend for first time since WW2
"Better week in the oil patch as the publications roundtable looking hard at Valero Energy Phillips Sixty six Chevron Canadian Natural Resources Williams Companies Shinya Energy Enterprise Products Partners Magellan Midstream partners conical phillips the cover story digs in on how the economic recovery will play out with spending consumer staple stocks and essential retailers with open stores are seen outperforming in the new environment as well as companies that have good liquidity and can grow their online sales. That list of pandemics survivors includes Walmart Nike Costco. Lowe's target urban outfitters dollar general. Last week saw Royal Dutch. Shell cut their dividend for the first time since World War Two and that's the stock recovery on this week's single stock focus. The Prophet Hunter wrote an article on Saturday about the dividend cut and said quote buyers. Beware Royal Dutch. Shell Asia's closed Friday at over thirty one dollars and the b-shares closed just under thirty dollars. The Prophet Hunter starts out by discussing energy transitioning to renewables and then talks about why this cycle may be different while some anything we could see an oil and gas megamerger wave. I believe they may be disappointed. At least in the short medium term listening to energy majors earnings call over the last couple of weeks suggest. Management teams are prioritizing the deployment of capital in the renewable energy sector where we could see the direction of travel for. Ma is towards acquiring utilities or renewable power producers in two thousand eighteen total acquire direct energy of French Electric Utility this followed their 2016 acquisition of saft a battery maker for over a billion dollars. The company plans to start producing batteries by twenty twenty three Prophet Hunter then goes on to discuss shells dividend cut when Shell announced a cut in its dividend on thirtieth April for the first time since World War Two. What was most striking was the severity? Of the reduction. A seventy percent cut which caught investors off guard and illustrates the existential crisis unfolding within boardrooms. I believe the move underscores the transition. To a new era the prevailing yield is now three and a half percent and could mark a major step toward repositioning the business towards renewable focused business those expecting the dividend to be hiked oil markets. Recover maybe left disappointed instead. Management could be on the hunt to acquire utility or invest directly in renewable projects. The good news is that renewables are increasingly becoming. The lowest cost mechanism of providing energy and household are beginning to embrace the transition to electrification of transport and reduction in plastics which also affects oil demand. The profit hundred then gets to the bad news. The bad news for the oil majors is they are relatively late to the party. Existing renewable players such as vestis next Aaron Canadian solar have already gained a significant footprint and offer investors. A pure play exposure to renewables as the big oil majors entered. The renewable space returns on capital are likely to disappoint given strong competition for capital from new and incumbent operators
Stores look to reserve hours for seniors during outbreak
"Beginning today dollar general is strongly encouraging that the first hour of their operations be dedicated solely to the shopping needs of senior customers as the elderly and medically vulnerable are very susceptible to cove in nineteen in the chain store says this will help seniors avoid the busier more crowded shopping periods that happened later in the day meanwhile other stores like Walmart Sam's club giant eagle and Kroger have altered their store hours a bit due to the virus but insist they will
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"Got a point of order. You you made a ruling on the order on the point of order Mr Chairman and then not allow us to appeal the ruling. The gentleman will suspend you. It was not a point of order. It was not not a cognisable point of order. It was not in order at this time to make that point of order there. There is no ruling to appeal through Mr Chairman. It was obligation not gonNA obligated. We'll schedule not to consider the made a ruling. In order to appeal gentleman will suspend. We are doing what we have to do under the rules. We will now hear presentation. Evidence chairman is not making Nice. We'll now hear presentations of evidence inquiry. I haven't really my Jackson. I will not recognised parliamentary inquiry at this time. We only have evidence from councils to the staff. Ask questions of other staff and the members get dealt out of this whole battle next with four hours going to try to overturn. The result of an election elected people interesting. Gentlemen we'll spend that last voice. The Republican Matt Gaetz objecting to chairman others refusal so far to grant Republicans request for a minority hearing day the Republicans Stephen Casta Republican lawyer for the House. Judiciary and intelligence committees made the case. Today that there's not enough evidence that the president committed any impeachable. Offense here is referring to trump's July twentieth phone call with Ukrainian Presidents Alinsky which alarmed the whistleblower and set off this impeachment inquiry. Are The purpose of this hearing hearing as we understand it is to discuss whether President Donald J trump's conduct fits the definition of a high crime and misdemeanor. It does not such that. The committee should consider articles of impeachment to remove the president from office and it should not this case in many respects comes down to eight lines in a call transcripts. Let me say clearly and unequivocally that the answer to that question is no the record and the Democrats impeachment inquiry does not art show that president trump abused the power of his office or obstructed Congress to impeach a president who sixty three million people voted for over the eight lines in a call. Transcript is Baloney. But here's Daniel Goldman chief. House Intelligence Committee investigator laying out evidence that president trump did abused his power. The extensive evidence that the committee's uncovered during this investigation led to the following critical findings. I president trump used the power of his office to pressure and induce the newly elected president of Ukraine to interfere in twenty twenty presidential election for president trump's personal and political benefit second in order to increase the pressure on Ukraine to announce the politically motivated investigations that president trump wanted president trump withheld a coveted oval office meeting and three hundred ninety one on dollars of essential military assistance from Ukraine third president trump's conduct sought to undermine our free and fair elections nations and poses an imminent threat to our national security and fourth faced with the revelation of his pressure campaign against Ukraine. President trump directed an unprecedented effort to obstruct Congress's impeachment inquiry into his conduct and with that context in mind. I would like to turn to the evidence of president. Trump's conduct concerning Ukraine. My colleague. Mr Caster said that it revolves around eight lines in one call record. But that's sorely ignores the vast amount of evidence that we collected of a months-long wants long scheme by directed by the president just some highlights from today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment..
"dollar general" Discussed on Here & Now
"That says as much about America today as does about the past apple juice named white lies the best route grump show here. But if you haven't listened to it you can bench the entire series. He's now wherever you get your podcast. Thanks we're following the impeachment. Hearing on Capitol Hill the release of the Inspector General's report on the origins the Russia investigation and it was a busy weekend in the twenty twenty presidential race. So who are you going to call recline political director ABC. Rick thank you so much for giving us some of your time. My pleasure agree with you and take a look with us Let's start with the impeachment. Today was about lawyers laying out the case for or against impeachment sifting through testimony from the hearings and then taking questions from lawmakers to make their case and craft the articles of impeachment which will be voted on so a big question going in how much of president in trump's detailed obstruction of justice in the molar report on the Russia investigation might be a part of these articles of impeachment. Having to do with Ukraine. What do you think after watching today? Well today was basically a greatest hits a recap of some of the evidence that's already been presented and I don't think it furthered the conversation. The Democrats Democrats are having amongst themselves which is essentially how broad to make this. They have innumerable items that they might want to include impeachment articles but they haven't decided how many to include whether all of them need to be supported. Ultimately by all of the Democrats are most of the Democrats were approved on the House floor. Ultimately they have some real decisions to make in the coming days and I think this is kind of wheeling them into action with the The testimony that we're hearing today it's mostly to just remind. The American people remind members of Congress. What has been laid out? They still have to make the tough choices. Well it is that when the people are actually getting to testify but there's also been just I mean a raucous contentious back back and forth on procedure. You know people yelling at each other You know anybody who was in high school government class. Who try to be on any of these committees? Knows what you're supposed to do. You're not supposed to speak at a turn. We heard that over the weekend. The Chair jerrold Nadler actually rehearsed how to push back against Republican Republican procedural requests. Who's making points here? Well the procedural question strategy and Essentially Republicans are trying to de legitimize the entire process. They look this is a sham. AM partly saying that. Their voice isn't being heard so they're objecting over and over there trying to to grind it out to slow it down and I'll tell you in conversation with Democrats. I think it's having some impact on how Democrats are approaching these hearings. They would like this to be a sober discussion. All about the stakes for the American people. These are weighty matters at hand but they are being Cy Sideline to bid by these procedural arguments in whole kinds of arguments. Whether you can go to recess and win what a point of order properly is and whether you should be able to grant another. We're hearing an additional witnesses. Those are just distractions. But I'll tell you. Their strategic distractions on the part of Republicans were basically rather than playing along on this and having the White White House participate with witnesses or even altering offering an alternate set of facts. They're saying look. This is not even something that is appropriate to be happening in Congress. WHO's going to? Ah You know again. It's it it is about. Who Wins this political and you know the images of these Congressmen yelling and going. Out of order and overriding Nadler's gavel might look to their base to be you know as you said just dismissing the process but they also might look undignified that's right right and there's risk in that of course there's also risking the Democrats pursuing something if they're not moving the American public and I'll tell you there's A. There's a growing sense among among Democrats that the argument is stalled at Yes you've got more than two thirds of Americans who think the president did something pretty wrong but barely half if half. We'll say he should impeached and removed from office. And that really hasn't budged in the polling that we've seen in recent weeks that's problematic for the Democrats who recognize. This has to be bipartisan. If it's going to be successful right now. They condemned in their minds. To pursuing something ultimately will fall short will not gain conviction in the Senate In in a sense it just play acts the last couple of weeks when we know how the ended. The movie is going to turn out so I feel like it it. It's a bit of a danger for Democrats to essentially be moving sideways in these hearings to drift through without knowing saying that There's an end game that supports their theory of the case. The Democrats are saying that president trump put himself before country and asking a foreign country repeatedly as long to interfere in the US elections in different countries to Russia and China have been mentioned But the ranking Republican Collins has come up with a label for impeachment effort. Let's listen famous moments and impeachment is. We've gone for their famous lines from Nixon life. What did the president know? When did he know it from the Clinton impeachment there? I do not have sex with that woman. What would be known about this? One is probably. Where's the impeachable offense? Why are we here? I'll tell you this may be the though become known as the focus group that launched a twitter frenzy. I'm looking at people who are coming up with lines for this. Current impeachment inquiry lines talked to Rudy. Everybody was in the loop. I want you to do us a favor though I do you. Think the Republicans are miscalculating insane. There was. There's nothing to see here. Look where where you stand depends on when you where you sit and these political arguments and right but now the Republicans are gaining nourishment encouragement from their base. And it's and there's not much beyond that and again that difference between the seventy percent of the country you think something was done wrong fifty percent that think the president should be impeached and removed. That's significant. That's one in five Americans who need to be convinced that this this is actually removable offense and Republican calculation into two essentially demonize the whole effort or de-legitimize the effort I think it is having an impact and I think it leaves the Democrats in a position where they're the ones that have to make the case as the president isn't going to impeach and remove himself Republicans aren't GonNa make it easier for them. Ultimately will voters reward or punish people based on this a lot of things are. We're GONNA happen over the next eleven months. Impeachment may not be the top ten list for a lot of voters based on how news cycles work these days but that is the Republican play right now. We have to mention also today the Department of Justice Inspector Director General Report is out on the rush investigation of this is the independent internal watchdog and they conclude there was no bias in the launching of the Russia. Probe PROB- no spying on the trump campaign claim that the trump campaign had made they did not serious performance failures sloppy work by the FBI and looking for a warrant went on a former trump campaign advisor Carter page but overall no spying no bias but attorney general bar is already out disputing the conclusions. If in fact he does what he did with them all report which was dismissed it. Does this have any impact. While I think it'd just it just stop further erodes the trust institutions It's pretty astonishing to have the attorney. General who heads the FBI. Say actually I know so. You're saying that it wasn't a big deal. I think it was a big deal and I disagree with some of these things and I think look. There's a kernel of yes. The investigation was properly launched according to Inspector General But yes mistakes were made once the investigation began. That's how you can jump on this. Clearly this is not the bashing of the Komi Justice this department of the Komi of starting to see the FBI that president trump has long a promise. But there are some missteps in here that have been identified. I think the it seems to me the Department of Justice now is trying to undermine any of the potential power of these conclusions. They don't want to get on the wrong side of the president. We've seen what's happened. When attorney generals have done that under president trump in the past Twenty Twenty Joe Biden spoke with. NPR's Rachel Martin and denied that he was warned that it looked bad for son Hunter to be on the board of that Ukrainian energy company any while Biden was vice president and the point person for cleaning up corruption in Ukraine. Here's some of that conversation. There were former white. How Sates of yours? Who tried to warn you about the potential conflicts of.
"dollar general" Discussed on Here & Now
"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Robin Young. I'm Tanya Moseley. It's here now Congress. Here's another day of public impeachment testimony this time. Democrats are laying hang out the case for president. Trump's impeachment trying to show that trump lead a pressure campaign in Ukraine that would benefit president trump's reelection campaign. Here's House Judiciary Reach Chairman jerrold Nadler framing the arguments against the president. July twenty fifth president trump called Presidents Alinsky of Ukraine and asked him for or a favor. That was part of a concerted effort by president trump to compel the government of Ukraine to announce an investigation not investigation of corruption large but an investigation of president trump's political rivals and only his political rivals Republicans meanwhile have attacked the substance the process of the impeachment inquiry. Here's Republican ranking member. Doug Collins you know. They've been famous moments and impeachment famous moments and impeachment. We've gone for their. You're famous lines from Nixon life. What did the president know? And when did he know it. From the Clinton impeachment there was. I did not have sex with that woman. What would be known about this? One is probably. Where's the impeachable offense joining us now is NPR congressional reporter? Claudia Gra Solace and Claudia. Explain what's happening today in the house. Judiciary Committee Committee. And why yes. Lawmakers are laying down the groundwork for articles of impeachment. And it's more of an extended highlights reel of all the findings from the House Intelligence Committee as they investigated. These claims of a pressure campaign led by the president to extract a probe from Ukraine of his political rival rival. It started with lawyers for the judiciary committee presenting their arguments for and against impeachment and followed by lawyers for the house. Intelligence Committee print presenting their findings during the formal probe Looking into president trump. Yeah highlights reel is a good way to put it. Democrats today have continued to quote The famous July twenty fifth phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian presidents alinsky. But they've also dedicated a lot of time to building out the details of a wider under pressure campaign around the call. Here's Democratic Council. Daniel Goldman. It's very important to understand that. This investigation revealed that the July twenty fifth call was neither the start nor the end of president trump's efforts to use the power of his office for personal political gain. And you have to look at at all of the evidence in context as a whole as you mentioned which I just like This point calling it a highlights reel. What are the major points? Democrats Kratz have been hitting on. Yes they are saying what they uncovered as part of a larger pattern of the president taking risks and abusing the power of his office to except foreign assistance to interfere in our elections or highlighting witness testimony showing They can corroborate the central whistleblower complaint alerting lawmakers cursed this July twenty fifth call Democrats. Say The evidence clearly shows. The president was pressuring Ukraine to interfere in the twenty twenty elections on his behalf and it shows the strongest possible case for impeachment. They're also saying that. The president put himself before country. This is something. They've repeated several times throughout the hearing and that he broke his oath of office. And this pattern present an ongoing risk to the country. Yeah let's talk a little bit about the Republicans here's Council Steven Castro one The common defenses of the GOP he talks about Presidents Alinsky has said he felt no pressure on the call on September twenty fifth at the United Nations. He said we had I think a good phone call. It was normal nobody pushing what else are Republicans saying in defense of the president. They are going line by line trying to attack the possible articles of impeachment. We've received some hints from Democrats with these articles look like such as bribery and obstruction Shen tied to this Ukraine investigation and Republicans are attempting to knock down the evidence related to these potential charges for example saying there was no obstruction in their pointing to witnesses and saying they were providing secondhand information or they were making assumptions that lead to them saying that the president obstructed two or The investigation from Congress or that there was bribery involved when he was having these discussions with the leader of Ukraine. Yeah the President President has also refused to have lawyers in the room this morning. He tweeted among other things. Read the transcripts witch hunt and the best economy ever. What does his absence from the hearing? Room mean for this process so this means that lawmakers don't have to consider his defense as a formal part of this inquiry free and that defense can't be included in the record as they develop these potential articles of impeachment and it also means a part of the process is sped up if the the president had presented a defense it would extend the time of this inquiry perhaps add an additional hearing or more and other evidence that would need to be considered before a four. They reached the decision of potentially drying up articles of impeachment. Yeah the president's not there but Republicans keep trying to stymie the procedures. We've seen that all all throughout the hearings and they're pushing for their own day of hearings from their own witnesses here's one particularly testy. Exchange between JERROLD NADLER AND REPUBLICANS CANS. We will now hear presentations of evidence. Parliamentary inquiry. I haven't really my. I will not recognize the parliamentary inquiry. At this time we wouldn't even stations of evidence from counselors to the staff ask questions of other staff and the members get delta. This whole hearing four hours. You're going to try to overturn the result of an election selected. People giving gentlemen we'll spend okay the last voice voices we hear Nadler and Republican Matt. GAETZ can you. Oh explain for us. what these procedural arguments have been about so Matt Gaetz among others has been. They've been arguing that the procedures as they are ongoing with these hearings in this investigation are unfair to the president and not allowing them to present a Defense Matt. Gaetz in particular is raising the argument that lawyers are there today making all the arguments. They're questioning each other and he does have a point basically today the chair in the ranking member have chosen to have their lawyers represent their sides of the cases so that includes Republicans as well. It's not just Democrats for using their lawyers and so that's part of the point that Matt Gaetz and others are leading is is. They're trying to poke holes in this process in today's hearing seeing that it is unfair. Unfair the rushing through it. And it's not the right structure for them and they're also asking for this minority day of hearing. which would be a hearing of Republican witnesses? They've they've made a request for that and chairman. Nadler has said that it's under consideration. But he hasn't given a final answer. They're expressing frustration. There as well that their side of the story is told as much as they would like it to be. Okay so Natalie. Her Nadler has said it's under consideration to have that that additional a hearing hearing with those witnesses. Can we talk a little bit about the interruptions. Because I'm just thinking about the public at large watching this and trying to make sense of it. They're not totally out of the ordinary right. Democrats used them during the hearings to confirm Brit Cavenaugh to the Supreme Court. Can you talk a little bit about that. Exactly yes. This is a very common strategy strategy that Republicans have used especially in this process. Try and slow down the hearing. Try and muddy. The waters make the Democrats argument. That much less clear harder to follow if they're able to accomplish that they feel that they're they're accomplishing their goals. which is to throw viewers and listeners? There's a track from paying attention to the herring and paying attention to these arguments by Democrats. If they uncovered the evidence that they say proves that the the president abuse the power of his office. Yeah I want to ask you about Democratic Council Barry Burke. He's a new figure on this public impeachment stage and he's a pretty forceful voice here. He is speaking. This is a big deal. President trump did what a president of our nation. It's not allowed to do. It is why last week the constitutional scholar professor. Michael Gerhardt said if what we're talking about Out is not impeachable. Then nothing is impeachable. Claudia what can you tell us about him. So Barry Burke is with with a washing up sorry in New York Area Law Firm. He is on leave from that firm at this time. Serving as an adviser or counselor for the Judiciary Very Committee so he's nationally known as a trial lawyer in recognized as a top lawyer on white collar. Criminal issues and in this case they have Put Berry Burk kind of at the center of this hearing to not only lead. He does some of the arguments but now he is questioning what are the other attorneys for the Republicans on their argument. It has proven to Bring some very testy moments to today's hearing. Yeah I also want to ask you about broadening this out. These impeachment articles some Democrats have pushed to keep them narrowly focused on Ukraine while others want to zoom out and look at the Muller report to jerrold Nadler was connecting the dots between u the Ukraine issue in the Russian Russian interference and the two thousand sixteen election and the twenty twenty election. I want to ask you Do you think that de Nadler or the other Democrats showed their hand on. The articles of impeachment met that they might bring against president trump. Yes definitely we've received hints throughout this process especially as the house. Intelligence Committee was wrapping up. Its PROB- Chairman Adam. Schiff hinted that they were looking at bribery as well as obstruction of Congress related to this Ukraine investigation. We've seen Chairman Nadler Also hinted these articles of bribery and obstruction of Congress. But as you said the question facing them now how broad or narrow to keep these articles of impeachment mint if they did broaden them that would bring in the findings from the Mueller investigation. So that would be an article such as obstruction of justice but that that is a struggle facing Democrats now whether they want to keep that broader. Keep it narrow at this time that's NPR congressional reporter. Claudia Gonzalez Claudia as always thank you. Thanks for having me I'm sure I'm Andrew Beck Grace we're the.
Dollar General lifts profit forecast
"Dollar general is the discount chain body it's Tiffany shares that might prove to be more of a bargain for investors today dollar general shares jumped after same store sales rose four point six percent beating estimates and that was the biggest gain in five years company also raised its full year forecast Tiffany reported a drop in third quarter profit underlining how it needs a revamp after agreed to be acquired by the parent of Louis Vuitton Tiffany shares were moving lower before the opening
Corvette Stingray Wins MotorTrend Car of the Year And It's Not Even Here Yet
"From wandering. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily happy weekend everyone. Are you traveling rolling over this long weekend. Will for those of you holiday road trippers. Just imagine how much better you're trek would be in a really cool car. Motor trend his name. The New Chevy Corvette you bet stingray as its car of the year. The eighth iteration of the corvette. C Eight represents a dramatic departure for the sixty-six-year-old car. It's a sleek aggressively fast. Sports car that goes from zero to sixty in two point eight seconds. That's the same acceleration as the Ferrari. Eight twelve super fast. According to motor trend the stingrays engine sits behind the seats in the middle of the car rather than in the front like most cars and all previous iterations of the corvette most startling however is the modesty the of its price tag relatively speaking at about sixty thousand dollars starting price motor trend called it a supercar sports car prices. The magazine compares it favorably favorably to the Porsche nine eleven which costs more than one hundred thousand dollars and two that Ferrari eight twelve for three hundred sixty thousand dollars. General Enron motors is betting that supercar fans without supercar budgets are already salivating and they are accepted motor trends. Winter hasn't exactly been input into production yet. The Twenty nineteen car of the year won't come off the assembly line until twenty twenty motor trend defends its choice by saying General Motors plan to build the car this year but the GM auto workers strike which lasted forty days sideline production by giving the corvette a complete overhaul and sixty sixty thousand dollars entry point price tag. GM is trying to win over a new generation of younger car buyers. It also made the controversial decision to scrap the corvettes abets manual transmission typical sports and supercars for an automatic that too is designed to appeal to new and younger sports car shoppers. It's never easy easy to make design decisions to attract new customers when you have a legacy product especially one with a lot of fans like the vet for people sentimentally attached to the way things were her new models can often disappoint but GM began taking orders for the twenty twenty stingray back in August and months ago. The company said it was almost sold out out those early sales may well prove that. The automakers bold move is paying off especially given a less than stellar sports car. Market Auto purchases in general are declining and muscle cars. Make up only about two percent of all car sales according to Edmunds. That number is down about half from ten years ago the La Times reported but given the stingray
Sawbones: Auto-Brewery Syndrome
"Auto brewery syndrome. Have you heard of this I mean is this the pariah lie and pretend like you haven't been talking about it's been in the media her this folks had you heard about it before I told you know but your dad had and that's something but your your dad watches a lot of oddball stuff he keeps track of like weird things in the news you wouldn't have to watch oddball stuff to find this this is is this is infiltrated the people like to use the MSM mainstream media the lame stream media in my book. I thought you call them I see I don't I love the mainstream media love the media love it love journalists thank you I'm on the pro side but I used to be I know well no I'm married a guy who worked at best buy journalist I prefer games editorialist really really was more about bringing my own fun funky take two things than I was like real hard news you know I so there have been a ton of articles goals in various news outlets on the Internet I think this has made some lake news stories on TV and newspapers and stuff because it's a really interesting ninety a- and it's all based on an article that was published this past summer and this is not the first case of this ever or the first article that was ever published on this it just seems to be the first one that has kind of captured the attention of the public so this past summer on the B. M. J. Open gastroenterology the journal so that's a it's an online open access journal so this is captured a ton of media attention it was a case report and Literature Review that tells a story of a forty six year old pretty healthy guy who started having issues he traces it back to a finger injury in two thousand eleven he had some sort of wound on his finger and some sort of complicated injury that required a course of an antibiotic called SEF election or you may have heard the brand name Catholics so he took the whole course of the antibiotics and after he completed it he started having these strange episodes and he described them as kind of a brain the fog and you'll you'll hear that term throughout this this diagnosis in this syndrome and I always I always think that I always get nervous when I hear the term brain rain fog because you you find it attached to a lot of other diagnoses that are more questionable things like chronic lyme you'll hear brain fog tied to a lot I I prefer go with having a senior moment that's what I go with eye brain fog is more like I just feel my the way people tend to describe it as like I can't you know like you feel fuzzy I would think about it like the times in my life where I've taken cold medicine I feel like that if I act had the mental capacity and say I do now if I just woke up one morning in my late teens or early twenties with this mental state I would think that I suddenly Oh man I could feel my cognitive abilities like dwindling as I as I age into decrepitude having children create permanent brain fog eh actually temporary I'm hoping it will wear off once they sleep sleep yeah like normal humans anyway he started having those symptoms uh-huh I it progress until he was having some actual like mood changes like depressive symptoms and his mood was very lay bile some personality changes does even and he finally sought care for this in twenty fourteen this went on for quite a while before he went and saw Dr and discuss these issues and the physician he saw felt it was largely a psychiatric issue and so- treated him with some antidepressant anti anxiety medications for what appeared appeared to be some sort of depressive rings or both kind of kind of diagnosis this didn't really help and everything kind of culminates nate's in this story in an early morning arrest for a Dui so he's pulled over he appears intoxicated he refuses a Breathalyzer Breathalyzer he sent to the emergency room and his blood alcohol level was found to be two hundred in the er aches so it it seems pretty straightforward at this point right you find a lot of times if you can find substance use disorders and things like depression actioner other mood disorders or other other psychiatric diagnoses can be co morbidity as they can run together you might find a slightly higher rate of one with the other or vice versa especially when one one is being is not being managed the medications we're not working for his symptoms so on the surface is it seems pretty straightforward he is you know trying to get a hold of these medical conditions he's trying to get treatment he still in the process yes it's not successful yet he has had some alcohol to try to self medicating he got caught in Dui as result now what's what's interesting is that he insisted he had not had a single alcoholic beverage even prior to this episode he says I was never much of a drinker occasionally on social situations but very rarely and in the last couple of years he hadn't been drinking at all because of all these symptoms he'd been having he didn't want any more brain fog then he was already experiencing so he is is adamant I did not drink so as people that have been doing Sabas for many years we would at this point default to something if not skepticism maybe something approaching a realistic practicality and a lot of a lot of the physicians who encountered him agreed with with what might probably initial skepticism optimism would be well it a lot of people deny Cher that they have a problem at first it would not be unusual to be embarrassed or feel guilty realized that you know this if you had been drinking I I shouldn't have done that could hurt myself or someone else I wish I hadn't I need help help this has become an issue all of those are huge things to to be able to say out loud seek out for and so it's very natural to think well he's just not telling the truth or like like when I come home and I'm like I don't know how oatmeal cream pie double decker rapper got into the car it doesn't make sense to me if you have any ideas please let me know because I'm freaked out to I'm freaking out with you write about this cream pie double decker bar right after I went to dollar general we're in this together yeah we're in this together solve this puzzle yeah here help me crack this wide open well even though the the physicians he saw the healthcare professionals he saw which he he saw several did not really believe him his aunt did and his aunt got him a breathalyzer and said I heard about something like this over in Ohio I want let's check on this breathalyzer every once in a while and see if even if you're not drinking you know it looks like your drinking on this breathalyzer see if you've still got you know alcohol all in your bloodstream even if you hadn't been drinking alcohol so he did that and he you know a sensibly found that he was blowing positives it was on the breathalyzer even though he wasn't drinking and he located this clinic in Ohio and he went there and the doctors there had seen a patient with a similar situation Jewish before like I said this wasn't the first case just kind of the first one that seems to have caught media attention and they they felt like they knew what was going on so they checked his stool will and they found saccharomyces survey and another yeast species and that one specifically is better known as brewer's yeast and from here they diagnosed him with Auto Brewery Syndrome so what this basically means is that some people get filled up with a kind of yeast it's mainly been yeast that have been implicated although a couple bacteria have been thought to possibly cause this as well but mainly piece that have filled up the intestines and we want east when we're brewing to turn sugar into alcohol right right that's the whole idea that's it that's how you brew beer whatever any kind of alcohol but in this case the carbohydrates and sugars and everything everything this patient is eating will go into the stomach into the intestines the yeast will gobble it up turn it into alcohol that alcohol will get into your bloodstream stream and you get drunk okay so that is the that is the basic theory behind Brewery Syndrome and the idea that we could fine mind elevated levels of this yeast in the stool is was thought to be proof right because you might have a little of this in your gi tract but you shouldn't shouldn't have as much as a lot of these patients are you know are finding so that was the that was what this man was diagnosed swift and like I said the docks at this office in Ohio felt like this was the likely cause because this wasn't the first time that they hit seen a case like
The Frozen Meals Haul
"Today's episode is the frozen meals hall frozen you know what that means everything came from the freezer aisle we're cooking right I mean we're not gonna eat it as a as a popsicle that would be funny you know when I was a kid I used to make these frozen weavers chicken dramas and I would have no patience because you couldn't like thought in the microwave you couldn't there were no cheats I would just put him in the toaster oven if it was supposed to be twenty five minutes I format after fourteen and just eat them all frozen or they they were fully cooked I though yeah okay so they were cold icicle chicken legs I was an animal do that with things that I if I do it for says like two and a half minutes all at two fifteen I can't wait the extra fifteen seconds I'll take it out so it has a little ice in the middle bears hopefully today these finds will not right half that all right so what what do you got here today Michael Okay this is a strange one on you can now take an AC bath the lemonade and Blue Raspberry and cherry the ice by they now have bath bombs oh you make bath and you put the bomb in there and you can soak in lemonade cherry or blue raspberry yeah don't drink it though because that's probably ooh who would want to turn your honor was drinkable soup in Blue Raspberry so they've been spotted dollar general stores but you can also get online at a site called Holler dot com and we can link to that on the how lar- alario would you take I e Senator Beth I mean I probably was so obsessed with icees when I was a kid but I was angry at them too because they were the drinks unlike slurpy by the way isis tastes better but I like the Cherry and the about them as when you put the straw in you cannot move the straw the icy stops working it does not function in the Cup if the straws moved so I just remember being a kid if somebody grabbed it or you bumped into your would be ruined it's terrible terrible so slurpy I wonder what came first slurpee or the icy the icy maybe it'll be chew to or false question in an upcoming episode and now I'm confused too because like AC so seven eleven is the slurpee right so where did ice get sold I just felt like carnival Oh yeah that's right you'll have the movie theaters like my niece Lauren who the Vegan was like can you take me to the local theater for dinner so I could get a giant tub of buttered popcorn an icy so I did that moved in that so I wanted to be a good and anyway so today we have frozen meal finds that came from various and sundry supermarkets and other places and and I'm so excited to try them as a lot of and they look great in a lot of plant based stuff not because were vegetarian just because there's a lot of stuff out there but we're going to start with some breakfast fines right we have rooster and Lark skillets and they come in three flavors rocky mountain Greek and South West thirty to forty calories I'm assuming without the eggs so these are the kind of yeah they're just add things so you throw these into skillet you cook them then you add eggs I love this trend it's like dumbing down and omelette wonder if this would work in an egg Mug I bet might get wonderful get watery we could try it all right so let's try them I don't know where they're available but Jamie he's going to tell you so these by the way have one smart point of serving you can find them at high vis a whole foods shop right and more you can even order them online and we're GONNA be starting with the southwest skillet so it's avocado butternut squash onion bell pepper you remember how the frozen avocado debacle let's see what the it's watery or gross in any way I will not enjoy it I'm GONNA put it in Iraq in Rome I'm the thing is like I this doesn't seem like a ton of egg to me it's like Africa okay you would do I would add more egg to this but there's no rule I would add because I egg great taste fresh he's like a diner scramble mikey could not be making more notice is the new lally we now so this is South West yes how's it taste is it well seasoned it's wall season it's it's okay I'm not a lot of good my Egbo with like laughing how it's kind of bland ends a little salt but everything needs a little salt so Ireland's tributary yeah we're gonNA plow through the breath this one is rocky mountain. What does that mean hockey mountain so this is chopped sweet potato onion and bell pedal sweet potato Kale on all right here you go we're GonNa try got a fair warning because I know you don't like some of these it's got Rosemary thyme Regen Oh boy so much rosemary I always say she's such a jerk yeah you hate those married Rosemary tastes like Maximus cream if anyone agrees with me they should write in text you because it tastes like like nausea skin cream I don't know it's too much rosemary I've never thought about rock nausea I could see that I guess my dad used to put it on his face like lewd long vacation when he got a sunburn he would put it on his face and like watch him and then I would play with my hands and times I ate it so I would know what it tastes like I didn't eat it on purpose but I would accidentally taste it and it tasted like Rosemary also when you face gets in your nose and so you kinda get that whole thing in your nostril grotesque anyway that's not that's not my favorite flavor well this one is the Greeks Gila look shop mushroom Cherry Tomatoes Spinach Fettucini he's right I'm hoping Mike fetter fetter is better right we're going to try new that's good thank you that was good Oh did anyone get that off the frozen avocado in the first one I didn't I saw it and I voted it the best you go how many calories in the week one thirty it's weird because everybody's out a little bit of butter in there but there's probably not right data the fat yes definitely the this one's forty yeah nice it's got the cheese I would eat though I like the Greek one all right again those are rooster skillets we will link to a store locator yes and I'm so glad that we tried all three member we were debating combat third one is definitely the recommend Asian show okay moving on we are moving onto some trader Joe's products trader Joe's we have trader joes mildly sweet and spicy beef and Broccoli mildly sweet and spicy is it mildly sweet and mildly spicy? No that's a good question and it comes in a big bag yep big green bay Ugh so it's multiple serving K.. This is one that's one serving Yeh Cup with the sauce doesn't large how many cowry shells so this is two thirty pretty small portion for that to thirty eight grams of fat nine grams of protein and nine smart points oh well you know what it looks like the is the beef breaded it looks breaded Broccoli's not supposed to be ready to leave British beef that is unnecessary that's not true delicious I'd say it's very sweet eight and almost very spicy most really grown it's delicious is it worth it I would load it up with more Broccoli leave and then maybe it would be worth it look a giant bowl for what two hundred thirty two thirty yeah that's what time I go to the dentist there's plenty of sauce Yup exactly so you had more edge and you're good okay that's a trader Joe's and you can find it a truth now we have trader Ming's should Taki mushroom chicken so this is real chicken for one cop it's a hundred and eighty calories eight grams of fat twenty grams of protein and it's good this one has got you're talking mushrooms at Amami Green beans and ginger soy sauce okay so these choice of white meat chicken this is not breaded I see little pieces of Eta Mommy and green beans it's all there and this is also a big multi serving bag how many servings in the back I think it is just I love talking mushrooms do I do I love I love restrooms think this is anything special the chickens a little robbery in a way that I don't expect from trader Joe's either outlier I love it because I love Chautauqua Mushrooms rubbery chicken I do it's like my favorite thing rubber chicken reheated as such a hit and Miss drink and this one is only four smart points by the way okay good well you might like it and if you add more veg again you can get a nice big bulky it's good as like a fallback uh-huh keep that in your freezer and if you have some fresh vegetables you can just throw it in I feel like that's the biggest hungry girl take away when it comes to frozen meals is always have in addition into those frozen meals a bag of frozen veg yeah and keep Mixim I do I get Broccoli slaw and I keep Broccoli slaw in my fridge at all times and I just use it as much as possible for those of you don't know what Broccoli Slaw is I get it in the produce section and it's Broccoli stems that have been shredded carrots and Purple Cabbage Yummy uh-huh okay we're moving onto meatless this is sands meat I up morningstar farms popcorn chicken chicken so it's fake chicken plant based chicken twelve pieces two hundred calories eight grams of fat grams of fiber so it's so must be fried they they are they're cute you you need twelve of them when Aaron saw these errands ago when she saw this she flipped she like we got goes directly she was dancing in the hallways dancing on the highway it tastes like a stuffing ball so these a half a point each I like that you get
Global stocks eke out gains on flickering trade hopes
"But first let's set the business week and gender the boys are here Joe weisenthal markets editor for blood work and the co host of what you miss that's coming up at four PM all three time NBA TV and Dave Wilson are stocks editor the author of the chart and stock of the day with us throughout the show Joe want to start with you it obviously was a busy weekend yeah headline Weiss and so you come in on a day like today today you sort of see a more positive traits certainly more positive than what we saw on Friday what do you make of the news for what people were extremely confused this morning because there was trump saying that the Chinese had called him China didn't confirm that then someone who Chinese media figures at there there were calls but they're very low level of technical trunk came back and said they were the highest level by and large I don't think people really believe trump that being said the fact that he was saying it I think people interpreted to be a little bit he wants to get something done and I think it is there is a point of market volatility that curbs him and so you even so last night I thought was interesting he tweeted sick by the way when you look at my stock market performance you just heard from the election and not inauguration day which I read is him being a little anxious about the market volatility in remember on Friday during a selloff he joked about the volatility is like this is because I said the molten is jumping on the president's right which was funny but also kind of indicated that like I laughed but it was like I don't really care but then by Sunday night he was like and check kind of care and so there is a point where the stock market does sort of seem to curb his impulses a little bit so we're now we've not pull back about five percent more than five percent of the Dow and the S. and P. from their high stable so come on in on the trade what does it tell you kind of about the health of the market and how the market is reacting tweet by tweet if you well well I mean we're see what we've seen now for a couple weeks in August in training does tend to slow down you've you've gotten past the second quarter results there isn't much left as far as that's concerned you know the dollar store chains dollar general dollar tree and a few others this week but things are pretty well set as far as that goes analysts looking for third quarter decline in S. and P. five hundred profit we won't really get much were read on that for another month and a half or so the new growth that they're expecting contraction there as well not an outbreak contraction but slower growth you know more like three four percent so that's the backdrop and really I mean you just say get bounced around from day to day with with all the back and forth on trade and interest rates and whatever else you care to name but it doesn't necessarily suggest the market has a whole lot of direction here I will they say though I mean this is something I was talking about last week then you know you look at smaller companies and in effect they want for a bear market in the second half of last year and the S. and P. five hundred barely skirted one if you look at the twenty percent decline as sorry a reference point so you know what it is really hard to say definitively that we're still in a bull market here in what was seen lately calls into question even more and Joe we're gonna get into this later on in the show I mean what do you take away from the G. seven especially easy trying to assimilate everything that's coming into the news desk both from France from our colleagues and Washington and even from our colleagues around the world what what's been the sort of the big take away and leave out the tweets about the lives okay that's yeah you know there's a good good I think there's a few different things but I think as we've seen with previous sort of multi lateral meetings of heads of state it's always kind of like the trunk plus six show yeah right Hey is sort of how I think about it he tends to like you know he turns on the charm a little bit it's a weird Trumpy in Sharm that's not conventional yeah we always talk about how good his relationship is with though right and Trudeau intimate Cronin then you read these stories afterwards about how horrified right one was any so obviously we're we're the interesting thing about this one is all these other countries feel like they're kind of at the whim of his moves especially on the economy because everyone's gonna get affected Germany is affected by the trade war you heard Boris Johnson saying you know we would prefer trade peace to be honest even other heather ally so I think there is this sort of five right now where his actions particularly on the economy a really leaving them all feeling kind of a helpless and vulnerable and just sort of hoping he'll change course in some way but I don't know if that system well there's one thing that you need to know today at this Monday on it's been a busy Monday already day what would it be that's a heck of a question now let's say delay fresh off about deal making is alive and well yeah I like that I mean because you got this thirteen and point four billion dollar deal on the drug industry this arises treatment taz well owned by Celgene being solved and Jan so cell gene can combine with Bristol Myers and all the stocks are up to seven inches is looking like a win win win your time at some of the biggest gains in the S. and P. five hundred Celgene Bristol Myers ends and all of more than two and a half percent they can't say that for all the deals that are out there there are a couple you know smaller companies making transactions that are going over so well but you know you still got things going on couple little low energy company shall produces out of Colorado get together and their shares pop yes how about PVC energy which is up sixty percent S. R. C. energy up more than ten and a half percent so you still got that even at the time you know when you ordinarily would be thinking about the dog days of August yeah dog days indeed Joe weisenthal anything else top of mind for you for the to get on with your day you know I just there's a headline that just moved biggest monthly drop for ten year yields in slash house in fifteen it's so I think that's pretty pretty extraordinary way to put a cap on put a cap on what we've seen just this incredible bid it feels like it's slowing down a little bit but ma'am yeah that's not even over yet it's been it's been quite a few weeks sleeping I was sick from afar newspapers going online to do stuff all right why isn't all thank you so much they will send him back
Dollar-store chains fined $1.2 million for selling expired products
"Dollar general and dollar tree will pay just over a million dollars in fines for selling expired products the New York attorney general's investigation also names family dollar which was acquired by dollar tree in twenty fifteen all sold expired over the counter drugs while dollar general was fined for selling motor oil on suitable for modern cars and dollar tree violated New York's bottle
Coke, Coca Cola And One Hundred Million Dollars discussed on All Things Considered
"Though don't feel picked up six tenths percent today a hundred and seventy seven points out works out to twenty seven thousand three forty nine the nasdaq added six tenths percent forty seven point eighty two fifty one the S. and P. five hundred gained just about seven ten percent twenty point three thousand five there the coke and a smile on Wall Street today after a fizzy earnings report from coca Cola this morning the company reported higher demand and higher revenue and projected even higher revenue to calm shares in coke bubbled up six percent the trump administration's proposed new rules for snap that's better known as food stamps the end eligibility for roughly three million people that did a number on a couple of discount retailers dollar tree ended the session down one point nine percent dollar general off nearly sixty percent Rev David Billboard company clear channel outdoor holdings as well sleep more than twelve percent after announcing plans usually one hundred million dollars million
Marcia Jones, Ebony Jemison And Mary discussed on Here & Now
"An Alabama woman who is being charged with manslaughter for the death of a fetus is waiting to hear with a hook as will be prosecuted. Masha Jones was five months pregnant when she got into a fight with another woman ebony Jemison in the parking lot of Dollar General loss, December Jemison, who claimed she fit for life short. The pregnant Jones in the stomach resulting in Jones losing the fetus Famour. Let's bring in Mary, Scott hodgin a report at WBZ 'em in Birmingham. She's been following the story as it develops Mary, welcome. This is quite a complex story because at first seems as if we'll if a mother was shot, then surely, the shooter should be the one who is charged. Why not the case? Right. So this incident happened in December of twenty eighteen and at the time of the incident, one of police Lieutenant on the case said that all the evidence points to the fact that the victim, which is Jones, the pregnant woman was the aggressor. And so she. She allegedly instigated this fight, and at that time, the police Lieutenant said, no, the only victim in this case is the unborn child, quote. So from the beginning, you know, they said that Jones instigated this fighting suggested that she may be charged. We'll, so this case went before a grand jury, and at that time the evidence against the shooter ebony Jemison and Marcia Jones. All that evidence was presented at the same time and the grand jury decided that Jimmy Johnson, the woman who pulled the trigger was acting in self so they said, okay, we're not going to indict her on any charges. But instead, we're going to indict Jones, the pregnant woman and said, she should face charges because her actions resulted in the death of her fetus.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"What we choose we're gonna make life better for struggling people in the dollar general stores that serve them and we're gonna come together in a team environment where we all worked together we believe in the diversity of talent that can come together to make a greater company then if we hired everybody who's like one single human talent i don't want people around me who are like me i'm smart enough to know that would be a pretty poor company so come in bring what you can do to help us grow this company together and we'll all share the success that leads me beautifully i think to a question about developing others you know you write a lot about don't be a boss where you're telling people what to do build into them even the opportunity to do what's right how intentional were you when it came to developing the leaders under you there's only so many leaders that you could lead as the company got much much bigger and keeping a real healthy leadership culture as the company grew so large that's critical to building a successful organization and i found that the strongest principals for how to do that came actually from mother i learned business from father i learned leadership principles from my mother loved them let me give you an example this teenager was often told by his mother son for good bowl you get into trouble she was separating the person from the problem yes and i learned that the best way to develop an organization was to try to help everybody get beyond find guilt or blame because when things go wrong in an organization that often defines the culture and if we could get beyond fingerpointing to problem solving partnerships in the company then we could be far better organization so here i was taking my mother's principles into business with my dad something would go wrong and he'd say well who did that he was the old school who did i said i'm not going to tell you that he do you know did it yes i do tell me i'm not gonna tell you data we're not going to ask that question we're not going to say who did it we're going to say what happened and who needs what helped to fix it will come together will learn from our mistakes and we'll build a great company well i could see what was going on in my dad's mind that doesn't seem very efficient to me find out who did it and just take care of the problem in that person and that was not the management style that was the most productive so i used my laura catherine turner principles on my cal turner senior he was my partner in the business but he discovered pretty soon they did begin were people want to be part of a success everybody wants to be a part of something that makes a difference and is positive nobody gets up in the morning i don't think and just naturally says now how can i go out and mess up today that's right we would hope not right and as an organization we tried to attract people centered problem solvers oh that's good people centered problem solvers now that's gold i want to ask you to share some wisdom on what you learned about scaling you know we've got a lot of business owners that are listening in and what i love about the story is dollar general started out small and it grew and but as you took over obviously some extreme growth took place and now continues to grow without you what can our leaders here from you what's a good filter maybe to apply before they decide to expand what should they be thinking what should they be looking out for well i studied expansion and how to do it all my career my dad believed that he really should have more stores since he had already overbought and had more inventory than he could sell the ones he had so his overbuying was forcing for expansion well that can only take you so far i guess as far as your resources can finance you then when i really assumed the helm of company i said look for our growth objective every year we need to determine how we can get more sales out of existing stores i yes and then.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"And it's as if he adopted everybody in his family he loved people let's salesman once my head cal god in his infinite wisdom created you male instead of female 'cause you can't say no if the price is right you'll buy whatever it is you can't say no but my dad loved buying merchandise and then figuring out how to sell what he'd over bald and his timing was right because it was after the second world war and the economy really got going even in small towns where we worked and lived and he made a go of it my dad was really the founding management of the company and my grandfather the founding investor just mentioned the small town and eventually a couple times being country boy and country people in the book you actually ride about the specificity of living in a small town and how it made you better leader i'm curious how did it make you better when my head he you have to be a better person in the small town because you know you can't get by with anything everybody knows what you that's right so he naturally grow up a better person that is true that was his his theory about that and in a small town you achieve a connection with the few other people who there so the community seems like family and that's the way it was in the fifties and sixties growing up in our wonderful small town of scottsville i want to ask you as you begin to take over and now you're out there and your junior still but your dad obviously in the leadership of the company trusts you you're at the point where you're now in control and you've taken the reins what philosophy did you develop obviously as we've been listening along you've been terribly influenced you know by your grandfather and and your father but you begin to become your own leader what did that look like that transformation and what would you say was your leadership philosophy or methodology well going into that role was a great challenge for me because i considered success to be perceived as a slam dunk because he came in as the boss is on and he was the rains were just handed to him so yeah wouldn't it be successful but on the other hand failure would be the fault of the bosses song so it was pretty daunting scary can't imagine and i also felt that i had the sell myself to everyone in the company because i came in as the bosses on i've again but poking fun at myself i'd laugh about how i got into my position you know i admit i'm the bosses on i'm over my head i've most of the jobs at all of you do in this company and guess what i wasn't good at a single one of them but that makes me respect you for doing them well and i know we need your problem solving genius because the genius for solving the problem exists where the problem is and you know.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"Of the population of the continental united states that is a dollar general store is within five miles of seventy five percent of the population in that in these little bitty towns right we're contra people we grew up in small towns we understand the market there the people there right and we know they make good employees to yeah boy that's good okay so there's so much there i'm going to jump around a little bit because i don't want to miss what you just said and i'm listening to you and it's a great lesson for business leaders over time and you started us out with your grandfather and father doing this together they took a chance they proved a concept and then eventually flipped it all to the current concept but you didn't change when you eventually took over at you actually longer as ceo than your father you didn't change who you are and give you think about it dollar generals are in smaller towns and spread out what does the the lesson that leaders can take from that will there many lessons that can be taken for each away luther luther turner used to say he was a boyle farm he used to say that a mule is smarter than a man because once a mule learns it's stall in the barn it'll return to that seoul but a man thinks if he's good at this then why can't i get off into something else right i cannot trust something else but that's one of the principles of the company understand what you're good at and if you're meeting customer need where you are stay there and learn to do it better yeah if you're a mule be the best meal you could be don't try to be thoroughbred exactly that's exactly that is so good all right so now i want to jump back into the story here so at what age are you would you begin to think maybe i want to be in the family business i vault in that decision i was cal junior and so sure that as a career i didn't want to do it so i've later came to discover and my search for my calling in life that i was really cold to accept the greatest challenge of my life that was to take on the role of bosses song nobody likes boss boss spelled backwards is w so be an a boss is son i'm yes i wanted to be my own person sure show what i could do sure and yet i saw an entrepreneur my dad who wanted me to come in that business who would probably not relinquish control to anybody other than his number one son and to get that business to a professionally managed company was my objective and position it for the first non turner who would take the helm and i take great pride today in the success of that company without me yes without me yes you do you could see it your swelling with pride in here we mentioned your grandfather early onto curious where he's at an all this and i'd love to know things you took from your grandfather and things you took from your dad i know there's so many maybe some of the biggest leadership maybe lesson styles that you when she eventually matured into the role and took over ceo maybe you saw yourself in your grandfather or your dad a few times or many many times decisions what were some of those things well my grandfather was my buddy i'd go with him out on the farm and we'd checked the cows i never knew what we were checking but we did and he only had a third grade education only a third grade education and that made him believe that everybody he met was smarter than he was so he challenged himself to learn something from everybody he met he worked hard he saved he believed in saving something out of every paycheck and if luther turner hadn't done that back when times were tough he wouldn't have been the necessary financial backing of his son my dad so luther turner was the financial backbone and the common sense learn all you can from everybody you meet and learn from life be a good observer he had a lot going for him and i consider him to be the smartest man i've ever known while because he thought everybody else was smarter yeah that's a good leadership principle right there it is my dad well my dad was an amazing human being he was an only child.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"Your family business now you heard dave and rachel talk specifically about that dynamic so they're six mistakes that the team has outlined and we're gonna give you all six of the mistakes not just to make you aware of them but tell you how to navigate those mistakes give you specific tips on how to avoid and then if you've made those mistakes too late you can correct the mistake so here's how you get the resource text episode two seven three two three three four four four that's episode two seven three texts that two three three four four four cal turner junior this is a man who took over as ceo after learning the business from his father now what he took over and passed on is a twenty six billion dollar business but don't get lost in the numbers focus on on the story here is cal turner june thanks for joining us here in the entreleadership studio thank you i'm delighted to be here i like to learn the starting stories they're my favorite stories take us back what's going on in their heads so your dad's head your grandfather's head what are they thinking at that time was it a big vision that they had or was it i just think this is a functional business let's give it a shot well my grandfather at the age of eleven lost his father in an accident he had three younger siblings and they lived on a mortgage farm and he was then head of the family at eleven and he only had a third grade education and he was a scrapper a hard worker a saver and he was the financial backing of my dad and turner so an opportunity in a very small town scottsville kentucky to buy big brick building in half price because the turner will buy anything have and they started a wholesale business and then after the war they discovered that retailers were between them as a wholesaler and the eventual customer so they began opening retail stores and they had the local manager to be a fifty percent partner my dad believed in fifty fifty partnerships and then in one thousand nine hundred fifty five my father who watched what the city.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"Think i've found all those people on that email and i apologized not that anything necessarily bad happens but they could have perceived that very wrong and so i'm retiring to doubt and i'm like in situations like that i want to share with you what's going on a work that's fun and that still really fresh and new and as i don't want you to think in a c e o wants you to think as my dad and so i'll even say that you know saying times okay can i tell you this as my dad and not the ceo and he'll say it depends i don't know now he's gotten we've we've done we've done better but again keeping those circles in line it just helps so much with the health within the relationship of the family and when you're functioning at work it just makes things clear and concise so what happened there was we go to roles confused we hit on the wrong hat and so what we're saying is don't get your roles confused make sure you have the right at on at all times and if you'll just pretend a situation you've got a hat on this says leader you know it says shipping or it says installer or it says a programmer or it says owner or it says dad or mom or whatever how are you functioning in that particular situation because i would never as a ceo have done that to another team member if they had brought everything in and said look we're just brainstorm in this don't don't don't bother i just wanna tell tell you about it i wouldn't have gone jumped in the middle of that project prematurely because that project was fully delegated and that would have been an improper leadership move on my part and so guess what that was an improper leadership move on my part they now have a name for it they call it dave bombing and so yeah they gave it a name it happened it was so clear but it broke that rule had the wrong hat on and so i had to go back and clean up the mess as well and you got to really work at this role thing and so if you are a second or third or fourth gin and you're working for a generation that's older than you you need to treat them with the exact same respect as if they weren't family and they were in that role if you're reporting to your dad or your mom or your uncle they're not your own call in that setting you treat them with the same respect you would treat someone that wasn't a family member that was in that role you treat the relationship the communication flow exactly the same and the performance has to be there you don't get to be the vp shipping if you're awful at it just because you're in the family you gotta bring it baby all right we're going to give you some great resources this episode entreleadership bringing you the six major mistakes that will destroy.
"dollar general" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"And share the vision cast the vision and go together a dentist buying your roles and staying in them will really help you if you're at thanksgiving dinner you're not the ceo when you're at the board table you are how you interface with each other then is a big deal on that piece of advice someone gave us very tactical but it was brilliant was that when i'm in the office when i step in the office or if i'm working event like this i call him dave he is dave and do not call him dad at the office he is dave now again when we go to dinner he's dad but in the office he's date then that does a lot of things i think for me personally keeps me in my team member role when i'm there i'm talking to the ceo of the company who was dave ramsey it is not my dad and also i think within the team the team dynamic i think it helps because if i'm in a meeting and something comes up and i say well my dad said it just shifted everything right i mean the chemistry of the room completely changed but if i said dave said then it's still an even playing field or it feels that way and that's what's key is communicating and getting your team i think seeing that and feeling that and that's part of my my goal is well but these circles they look so nice and perfect but we messed them up you know we've we've made mistakes for sure just last month actually i was sitting in a meeting with dave and a few board members and we're sitting there talking and he said something that i didn't agree with and so i spoke up and i said well i think this this and this and he was like okay well this and that so we kind of had this banner going back and forth and then it started getting heated and finally he kind of put his hand down and said no rachel we all agree that this is what's happening and it's going to happen and apparently i rolled my eyes which is never not a good thing to do i and i didn't even realize i did it honestly i apparently rolled my eyes and i remember thinking the moment that is just being so hard headed it's like tetris and my head i'm saying dad and i reacted as a daughter disrespectful daughter but i reacted in that way and some we left the meeting one of the board members over me her name's suzanne sims she pulled me into her office is you have a great relationship and she said you know rachel i commend you on these last four years entering the company and this whole crazy dynamic with you and your dad and you're working in the family business and you've done so well but what the heck happens in that meeting and i was like suzanne i just feel like i wasn't being heard i just feel like listening to me you know i kind of went off and she said okay rachel number one you have to realize that you rolled your eyes at the ceo and no other team member would even probably they maybe they think it sometimes but they never never would do that never would do that and then she said you know i i challenge you i encourage you i'm not going to look up i'm not going to check on this gonna ask you but i encourage you to go and apologize today which made it even worse going today yes and she said you know there's times where i'm going to meeting and i say something and i sat back and i have to go and apologize today and there's times were dave will kind of snap at maybe snap at me and i get an email or he'll stop on my office and apologize and so i think you really need to you need to go and apologize you need to walk through that process.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"As more than a couple of years will happen is we'll hit market saturation and a winners or losers are going to merge any their we'll see a wave of consolidation or somebody is not gonna survive at the table for very long cal turner junior in the interview earlier again i wanna point out he's no longer running the company but he he claimed to be pretty beneficent employer at least in his intentions or or or the sense that he has respect towards his employs but but the bottom line are are all employee's at or near minimum wage pretty much pretty much so there's not yeah go ahead you you know you see this across all of value retail and you know this really three things that can get people into your store or you're shopping center it's experience it's convenience or its value now value is dependent on this and really cheap pricing but you know the challenges is that your workers are consumers as well so it is part of this race to the bottom discounting move emit it becomes a factor in and flat wages and consumers not being able to afford as much so again it's a chicken or the egg thing their model does not work unless they have wages like this but ultimately it's the consumers you know i mean the fact is that every time you spend money you're shaping the retail landscape and if if you're willing to spend more money on goods then you're going to be able to support those small mom and pop businesses that simply don't have the scale to buy goods cheaply and deliver them as cheaply to you well thank you garrett ground for for your perspective on dollar general which indeed is changing the landscape you our national retail research director at cushman and wakefield thanks so much for joining us thanks this program comes to you.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"Been a reflection of the fact that our our needs of shifted in the us has not been a good really very good at replacing those factory jobs and training workers and arming our workers to be able to deal with the radically reshaped economy we're dealing in i do know that that the the store takes what used to be called food stamps now called snap and abt and so a lot of the customers are on federal assistance when they go in and shop for food there and yet we have the trump administration proposing to reduce that assistance now is that a threat to the dollar stores given that something like five percent of their revenue comes from food stamps sure it is although i would say a bigger threat would be a trade war with china now most of the chains were very very smart and forward thinking that over the last five six seven years they started increase facing the the food component of their store adding coolers freezer space low cost goods a lot of stuff that you'd get it a convenience store some groceries really heads heads them somewhat but the reality is it's hard to get numbers but we we think it's safe estimate say about eighty percent of the goods come from overseas mostly china south east asia you know a trade war happens and the cost of those goods are going to climb significantly it would create a ripple effect throughout the entire retail industry so it's not like mid priced retailers wouldn't be hurt as well but that might be a bigger existential threat to them than simply cutting the food stamps you either way it's challenging these aren't quite really the solutions that that i think would be most effective for dealing with wage inequality i'm john donvan and you're listening to one a it's an interesting thing also the dollar general is thriving in places where walmart.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"The small small towns they've been going into towns as small as ten thousand people or less and it's a place where traditional retailers had largely abandoned so so that to some degree explains the sort of tension i'm hearing between the idea that dollar general is a force for good in dollar general as a force for evil at which we're almost coming through in the comments that we were getting still getting by the way from from our listeners we have one from men in black tweets i live in rural arkansas and a dollar general recently opened near me in literally the middle of nowhere the nearest town is miles away it's certainly located in the middle of nowhere but it's getting lots of rural customers like me so there's there's that listener saying it serving a need it's filling a gap that was there but then we have i think i already read this one from rhonda so i'll repeat it the pop up of a dollar general usually means the decline of that neighborhood and so it sounds as though both verge are actually true to some degree depending on the local situation somewhat i mean it can be chicken or the argument yeah go ahead you know one thing's for certain wages until recently we started to see wage growth across the board three years ago but looking back since the eighties it's been largely flat and you know we we crunch the numbers just since the recession and since the recession high highly skilled jobs which usually means highly paid they've gone up about seven percent low skill jobs which usually means low wages have gone up six percent middle skill though that's declined five percent and a lot of that has been those those factory jobs as union jobs and so what we saw was a lot of middle class consumers being downgraded and it really is disproportionately impacted rural america small town america much more so than the larger cities which have.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"But in the end given i think that those things are often the staples for for people in the grocery business in the end whether that was your intention or not is is the is the portrayal of the james's giving us that that the presence of the company of the store in the town killed the other merchants realistic john i started out opening dollar general stores myself when i was twenty five or twenty six and i experienced that we were welcome where we opened a new store we certainly were welcomed by the customer but i felt welcome by fellow retailers and i am convinced that the dollar general model is one of joining a community and joining others who serve customers and yet that was our primary goal to give our customers a better life and we coexisted beautifully with other retailers we have a tweet from rhonda who says in the south from texas to florida the popup of a dollar general usually means the decline of that neighborhood the turner's profit on the backs of their poorly paid employees now there's a different there's a different thing there which is not about the customers but about the employee's and the the suggestion being that that well to quote at your your poorly paid employees what about that john this this young man i'm not you know now but back at the time i was young who was tempted by the ministry and decided to go into the family business.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"They understand the business you're trying to create and they could be your partners in creating it so our company very highly valued struggling customers and our employee's in stores that helped us to stay in touch with those struggling customers we've asked listeners to call in and comment and i'm looking at a screen of comments and i'm going to share the fact that actually and we didn't we didn't flag for this but most of them are negative so i want to share them with you and let you respond okay know and that's knowing that more people complain more often than they praised but okay let me share some of them with you and see what they say james wrote on our facebook page dollar general replaced a local store in my neighborhood i've never set foot into that store since that happened and never will that's a comment that i i've done a lot of work on walmart and that's very common complaint that the the large corporation will come in and undersell local merchants in the local merchants go out of business let's start with that one i think that's a common complaint that comes up in terms of dollar general what what is your response to that to that phenomenon which i think is probably based in reality well dollar general approach was to become part of the community and of the life of the community we didn't go in to place anybody who was there our small stores had to have limited assortment we weren't going in with a big for example walmart supercenter to cover every category we didn't go in to sell everything that was to be so in any community we went in to serve our customer with the consumable basics so we would be there for them when they ran out of whatever and our store would be nearby we didn't try to supplant any other retailer we just did it reach out to more customers did it become infect a reality that though that was not your motive that that was the effect in other words i understand what you're saying is you didn't go in there to sell bicycles and strollers you went in there to sell cereal and toilet paper things that people actually would need.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"Us one dollar per shoe and he found himself stuck with too many mismatched shoes because there'd be a cast on one foot or they'd be two different size feet of customer and oh my we're in order to sell shoes we probably have to stick with even dollar prices but we're going to have to go above one dollars so it did not take him long to change from the one dollar limitation but he wanted even dollar pricings that prices that were easy for the customer to keep up with and really announced value no uneven numbers but crisp even dollar pricing in a dollar general store you write about the moment that you've described where your dad changed his business idea from selling you say he he used the term not gonna sell the good stuff to the rich folks i'm going to sell the cheap stuff to the poor folks so so selling to poor folks i actually sounds like the core part of the business plan in other words it it's been built in that your customer base would be people of modest means or were poor people as well well when you yourself come from a small town you understand all the people of a small town and you know that life for many of them is a struggle and that your opportunity in retailing is to serve struggling people give them real no nonsense value because you know them you know they are very very smart and you could actually build a business by recruiting employees from them.
"dollar general" Discussed on 1A
"This is one a i'm john donvan and there is an unassuming black and yellow logo that has become ubiquitous across the american landscape and that is the logo for dollar general an american retail chain who signed matches it's mantra simple and hassle free it was pretty much forty five minutes to get to the next closest grocery store air our grocery stores that are about fifteen minutes away but dollar general is two minutes and we shop there frequently about every seven miles there's a dollar general and this is all over the state every seven miles site work and the lack of landscaping could be greatly improved i love our local store it'd become we concerned into species than doing more damage to world economy and to mom and pop shops went in and start using it like it because of the convenience and all this stuff that they had found that typically their prices are the best our journal is not a dollar store they sell things for much more and then there are a lot of places where i am that are called dollar stores those are places where things are predominantly one dollar and that's a big difference today there are more than thirteen thousand dollar general stores in the united states thirteen thousand that's about the same as the number of starbucks and it's almost double the number of walmart's dollar general is planning to open nine hundred more stores this year mostly in rural areas where other retailers have not survived to get a better sense of where these stores exist and how many there are out there we've created an interactive map of the united states you can check it out on our website though on a dot org today we'll be discussing the values and the business strategies that propelled dollar general to unconventional success and how the chain has altered communities and the.
"dollar general" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"Now we have a story of a brick and mortar retailer that is succeeding the internet is hammering many of course but with some exceptions independent bookstores of seeing growing sales and then there's dollar general thriving in rural communities frank morris reports from our member station casey you are the last grocery store in cocker city kansas closed a few years ago leading folks here six months from the news place to buy food but things are looking up linda clover says this new dollar general opera sustenance household goods and companionship nets a place where you go and see your france and people from other towns around everyone calls at the cocker sent him off if you've never been to window generals are basically little discount stores stuffed with inexpensive items it's the biggest of the socalled dollar store chain's and chris merit new has the illinois institute for rule affairs says it's the one transforming the rural landscape for many communities it's the first new commercial investment in many years and it represents progress of a sort dollar general is set to open a thousand stores this year pushing total past fourteen thousand more outlets the mcdonald's has in the us that includes plenty of urban locations but the chains bright yellow and black signs with sprouted every 10 miles or so long some remote state highways dollar general get it start in small town kentucky so like walmart it's got rural dna and al cross who runs the institute for rural journalism the university of kentucky says dull general competes with the world's largest retailer on price and convenience reserve a big part of the country that walmart the directly you have to maybe derive twenty miles get to allow marked you might only have to drive five miles to get to a dollar deal though general refused to comment for this story that retail analyst mike paglia says the gene succeeds by selling everyday items at recession era prices in a lot of rural areas i'm just very very difficult and a lot of shoppers are still struggling to get by even before the recession it was tough to run a store in rural america half the grocery store in iowa closed between the years in 1995 2005 half of the grocery stores and the state closed kent baker publishes the weekly paper in tiny mobile iowa as front windows look across.