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Dollar General: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot
"We're going to start with dollar general and their fourth quarter was kind of all over the map. Sales look good. Profits were lower than expected and the the same store sales picture for the quarter seemed like it was pretty good but shares of dollar general or down six seven percent this morning. Start wherever you want when you look at dollar general this morning. What are you see what stands out to you. Let's start with the good dollar. General has been a really consistent and economically profitable business for a very long time in. This quarter was no different. They beat in terms of revenue and comparable store sales expectations. Revenue was up. Nearly eighteen percent was same store sales up nearly thirteen percent but that was also accompanied by this increase in operating profit as well so fundamentally speaking good quarter for dollar general which i'm sure has a lot of investors scratching their head thinking okay. Well what am. I missing here. I think the aspect that was missing was actually guidance dollar general. Did something really weird this quarter that. We don't see a lot of retailers. Doing they provided full year fiscal twenty-one guidance and their revenue guidance was less than stellar. Let's say guidance of negative to two zero percent revenue for the next year. Same store sales decline a four to six percent for the next year. All of those. Because they're coming off of. What is a really tough comparable base and twenty twenty so despite dollar general trying to highlight what how excellent it is. In comparison to twenty nineteen. I think investors are caught up in that guidance. I've been thinking for a while that we're coming into a period. Where in a given industry some companies are going to provide guidance others or not and the ones that don't get punished in in air quotes. They might get punished by wall. Street analysts for that and therefore their stocks could sell off. Thank you for reminding me. That analysts are not going to give extra credit to companies that provide guidance. They're just going to look at the guidance and act accordingly. you know in the case of dollar general. They're not getting bonus points for providing full year guidance. For twenty twenty one instead people are looking at it and saying yeah this is. This is not what we're looking for and this is. This is a business that has done pretty well over the past year. The stock has done pretty well but this is not one of those situations where the stock has doubled in the past twelve months and so therefore on valuation concerns. It's selling off today. That's exactly right. And i think the sell off that we're seeing today is associated with the short termism that we sometimes see on wall street getting caught up in what's going to happen over the short intermediate term without looking at the bigger picture and guidance. If you do look at the bigger picture in comparison to twenty nineteen their same store sales would actually be increasing ten to twelve percent on a two year basis. So it's not like this is a declining business. It's not like this is a business. That is losing margin. In fact their gross profit actually increased so the miss on the bottom line was mostly associated with paying appreciation bonuses to their employees in these covert costs. These things are short term. If you're an investor dollar general. I would look at this quarter and think to myself outstanding quarter. I think it sets them up well over the next year. Plus at don't get caught up in the short term comparable store sales on a basis of what is a extremely unusual pandemic driven driven
Which Fans Most Likely To Choose Soccer Win Over Sex?
"A survey roach in the uk collected responses from premier league fans about whether they'd rather have sex or that rather that their team their favorite football team won. So you got two choices. Either you get to have sex. Yes all your team win. Because if britain you don't get both the better way. Those are absolute eighty. You can choose you going to have sex or your team wins and five fans most likely to choose a football win over. Sex are in reverse order yes. In fifth place west bromwich albion eighteen percent in fourth place crystal palace. F c. Eighteen percent proving. This isn't just an old thing. Sheffield united also eighteen percent. There will not a lot of winning there but the two biggest roach in second place. Your everton twenty one percent. Wow and in first place. I would. of course it has to be the team that smote you roach burnley. Football club twenty two percent.
More countries pause the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, despite its support among global health authorities.
"I going to be looking at the upshot of this week's vaccine news and it's been rather bumpy one for the reputation of the astra zeneca jab italy norway denmark bulgaria thailand among other countries have suspended use of the british developed vaccine over suggestion that it's been linked to blood clots in recipients the world health organization on must add and on the other hand. There's no evidence to support this suspicion. Let's take a listen now to matina. Stevis gridneff apologies for put your name matina a contributor to monaco speaking on globalist this morning she reports on the eu from brussels and for the new york times well the eu was a few weeks behind the us and the uk in striking agreements with pharmaceuticals. That wasn't catastrophic in any way. But what's really devil. The rollout has been major supply shocks vaccines due to problems with production by the pharmaceutical companies in particular in the first quarter of this year. That's really set. Things back and europeans have watched. Americans israelis british people just race past them In terms of getting vaccinated just as an indication six and a half percent of european union nationals have received at least one dose of the battle of a vaccine contrast that about a third of brits at eighteen percent of americans matina stevis gridneff speaking here on monocle twenty four a little earlier today andrew. We're gonna start with you the astrazeneca vaccine we've spoken about it. A lot and rightly or wrongly. It's a bit of a pr nightmare from inception to now. Probably not the fault of the people that created it but is there anything that can be done to revive its reputation as something that people are clamor for rather than Against well it's interesting because just as you say in the last few days we've had this story about a tiny group they seem to have had a blood clot in hours or day oft often receiving the vaccine but as pointed out by kind of everybody's looked at these numbers and that's not surprising when you think about all the things that are likely to happen to a large group of people. The next day is wouldn't be surprising if somebody who had a heart attack. Run over by truck. Somebody was bitten by a dog. It doesn't mean anything to do with the vaccine. And i think most people are saying look just ignore that. Carry on and certainly here in In in the uk. We've been told just ignore. This is not an issue. Even the european medicines Authorities said actually is is better to press ahead giving people vaccine but in the meantime you got places like denmark and poland. Thailand saying we're gonna pause on. We're not gonna do this so the minute they do that. It puts in people's mind okay. This doesn't look good already. People have been cautious about astrazeneca. And as i said you know. I've had that vaccine and is no reaction whatsoever to it was it was. It was perfect for me. Now i would. I would say that they what we need is politicians to keep quiet and allow the medical people. Get so there's that issue then today and more you've voices saying that they should add extreme Reactions to the virus being registered on the side effects. Again that's going to cause problems when it comes down to the europeans need more of these things and not fewer and more people to to use them in an uptake. Because one final thing. I think the interesting thing here in the uk is we know there are certainly difficult is still within Black and asian communities for example. But here in the u. k. You get a tipping point. Where so many people have now. Had the the the reluctance to have the vaccine and two have astra zeneca dissipates. Goes away once you get these numbers. So i think everybody is speaking our says to have even people when i was speaking in go. I don't think i'll have everything i need. Not people like. yeah see. when can i have my vaccine. I won't have
What's the problem with the EU vaccine rollout?
"Eu has exported almost thirty five million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to nations such as canada mexico japan and saudi arabia. It's led to questions being raised about. Why so many doses of being exported while there remains an acute shortage of people in the block and claims of emerge that not. Everybody is being generous. The suggestion that outside the e u the uk and now perhaps even the us could be unnecessarily with stocks of the vaccine well to discuss this latest development in vaccine diplomacy. I'm joined by matina. Stevis gridneff brussels correspondent for the new york times covering the european union. Good morning tina morning. So just tell us. What is this argument or boiling down to in terms of the exporting of e you vaccines when countries such as france italy germany as saying where it our share it's really become a politically toxic situation in the european union which has had a an underwhelming to be polite rollout of the vaccine the eu was a few weeks behind the us and the uk in striking agreements with pharmaceuticals that wasn't catastrophic. But what's really bedevil. The rollout has been made supply shocks of vaccines Due to problems with production by the pharmaceutical companies in particular in the first quarter of this year that's really set things back and europeans have watched. Americans israelis british people just race past them In terms of getting vaccinated just as an indication six and a half percent of european union nationals have received at least one dose of the bow of a vaccine contrast that about a third of brits at eighteen percent of americans so it really stinks at the same time. They has come under criticism for vaccine nationalism for curbing experts in particular when Last week at stopped small shipment of astrazeneca vaccine to what are stories revealed is that in fact the eu has consistently been at the top of the a game of vaccines in the word. It'll as you said. Nearly thirty five million doses. Since february first so that's raising questions in the eu why we not forcing the pharmaceuticals to keep those doses here since they're not making hole on their promises for what they should be distributing to the e year where. It's a decision being made here. Is it astra zeneca or saying. We don't have enough supply that's been reported or is it a decision by the european union itself to make sure that it is seen right around the world as being generous. I don't think this is about generosity. I think the eu we all have to remember is primarily a free trade block and once aspires to be a global powerhouse of of exports It would be catastrophic. They think to their reputation to stop. In any large numbers such exports at the same time it would also be self-defeating in the long run because the global supply chain for the components to make vaccines is incredibly diffuse the easier based manufacturers just depend on certain many countries around the world to source the materials that go into making the vaccines so really initiating global trade war over the vaccines is not smart for anyone the unified one else but tell that to the europeans who are dying to get back to life to get back to work and can't initially. I mean we have reports today in germany saying that they have a big problem that they're going to surge speaking to friends in italy there. Yes yesterday in milano. Saying we're just about to go back into lockdown. If we're not careful so this is a genuine problem is possibly creating a more longer term. Trust issue when it comes to european people looking at what the e u is supposed to have done for them to protect them in a way that many a single the uk is doing without any problems outside the european union. Well the issue here is an again. It's just this whole topic is incredibly complex. The issue here is first of all this. The problems of the eu faces with a slow rollout are not just down to supply while germany complains very rightly. so it's in fact performing worse than many poorer. Eu countries in his rollout out is not is also the fact that they're doing a bad job logistically getting those vaccines out to their people on the ground. There's nothing really to do with the your. And were the with regards to what the u k and indeed as we're finding out today from reporting from my colleagues in america the united states are doing is well not stopping exports of the vaccines. They are effectively telling the companies. Well you need to keep those vaccines in our countries because we have bought them up. Which means that in terms of making sure that those vaccines are also getting to other countries. They're potentially can be criticized that they're not doing their fair. Share in particular in the case of the united states which is a massive manufacturer vaccines and exports virtually zero. As far as we know so
Money Myths That Can Cost You
"In today's episode. I'm going to tell you about some miss around money. I want you to be aware of also extended warranties. Are they ever worth it. Well we gotta talk because there's something over the years that has puzzled me where i've had. It's got to be in the hundreds of times. I've had people say to me that they lead balances open on their credit cards because they wanna raise their credit score and it shows that there's a a lack of some level of understanding about how credit reporting works and credit scores so much so that survey that lendingtree did in january found that just a whisker under half of people think that. That's true that you don't want to even if you can afford to pay a balance on a credit card a month two zero. You don't wanna do it. Because well i'm going to buy a house or i'm going to do this or that or the other and i got to raise my credit score and i don't know where this urban legend started but the reality is there is zero benefit to leaving a balance open on a credit card because you're paying to average credit card somewhere around eighteen percent interest and when you have an open balance the charges he may going forward. The interest is accruing right away daily interest when you pay the balance and full on a card you have a grace period and then you pay that balance that you developed during that billing cycle in full you got an interest free loan from the credit card company now i liked that so whatever wherever however that legend started that is good for you to run a balance. Forget it you know something else. A third of people believe that using credit cards is bad for you that you always wanna use debit card. So i don't know where that one started. The reality is if you've listened to me for any period of time. You know what. I call a debit card. A piece of trash. Fake visa are fake mastercard the credit card it developed as a product during a time that the congress was not corrupt bought and paid for by who they got money from and so congress wrote into law consumer protections for credit cards. There was no thought no idea of debit card. When those rules were developed in the nineteen sixties. You fast forward. The debit card is a product. Really the tens fifty years later so the debit card in an era that the congress is controlled by corporate contributions. the debit card has no consumer protections at all. That's why you see all those endless ads from visa trying to con you into using the debit card from the banks pushing you to use the debit card because it is such a powerful win for them when you use that debit card. Because let's say you buy something online. Use that debit card and the merchant. Never since you the merchandise what happens to your money. it's gone. What happens if the merchant lies to you about the goods and send you something very different than what they represented with a debit card. You're done your money's gone with a credit card under the federal law. I'm telling you about. It was designed in the nineteen sixties. You have these protections in no there. Were not dinosaurs roaming the earth and the nineteen sixties like my kids thing but you have protections to dispute a purchase with a credit card. No such right exists under the law ned. The banks could have gone to congress when they came up with the idea. Debit cards and not fought having these protections but consumers never even got a fair hearing on having any protections with debit cards. But wait it gets worse. So what happens if a crook duplicates your credit card number or steals your credit card. And they're using it. They're using your car. They're using your number your possession your car. You don't even know how they got your number but they're using it. What's your risk. What's your liability with a credit card. Generally zero maximum fifty dollars in the worst circumstances but again no money is left to your hands. You've just dispute those charges with a debit card. What happens well the criminal. Mtc checking account. You have overdraft. They emptied that to. You can have checks bouncing all over the place and the bank is even allowed to collect. All those bounced check charges. And you were a victim of a crime but wait. It gets worse under the rules. Wait there's more under the rules. The bank is the judge jury and executioner on the determination. If you committed the fraud or was done by a fraudster. They are given two weeks to decide and after two weeks. I can say tough. We think you did it. And you're out the money you're out the money or they can issue a temporary credit and then continue whatever their fake investigation is or after two weeks can give you your money back
T-Mobile has a new 5G wireless plan
"You're obviously going to hear a lot more about five g this year as the major wireless carriers continue to make those networks available to more consumers among them is t mobile which just revealed details on a new plan coming up. Yes indeed yet. T. mobile's announce a new magenta. Max plan which takes place of the magenta plus plan and it will cost about the same that that plan had which was about fifty four dollars per line a month for three line plan but for a limited time you can sign up for a three line plan. That is about forty seven dollars per line per month that includes all taxes fees when you use auto pay now a single line under the magenta mex plan costs eighty dollars but each additional added brings down the overall auto pay costs forty seven dollars under the current promotion and this plan is also available for small businesses can cover up the twelve employees. Now why would you wanna do this. If you already have a plan or on another carrier t mobile says its new unlimited five g and four g premium data plan. That data will not be slowed. No matter how much data you use. Now why would you wanna do that. If you already have a plan or on another carrier t mobile says its new unlimited five g and four g premium data will not be slowed. No matter how much data you use under this new plant competing unlimited plans may temporarily slow data after certain milestones reached. Now with this new plan. You also get more hotspot data forty gigabytes up from twenty gigabytes of the current plan. You get the stream. Four k video and previously hd and several other features including free scam blocking and caller. Id new customers who do not have a five g phone can trade in the current phone and get a new five g. Won t mobile's twenty four month interest. Free plan t will also let customers on other plans bring their five g phone over and pay off up to six hundred and fifty dollars of existing payments for that phone without any switching costs. So can i just say if i hear another service that uses the word plus max to describe itself. I'm probably gonna pull what's left of my hair out. I feel like every single service of late is a plus max. There have to be other words but anyway so we're seeing five g roll out. Obviously how good is it right now. So bread is still far from being available everywhere. Here in northern. Virginia i get five g connectivity on on the verizon iphone have and also on the samsung t mobile phone i use but around the us t mobile currently covers more than two hundred and eighty million americans with its five g network but just more than one hundred million with the super fast speeds that get you to the three hundred gigabytes per second range now in comparison with traditional phones. Use four g lt. You're lucky to get fifty megabits per second. Now t mobile said it plans to reach two hundred million this year with the super fast speeds in recent tests run by open signal from for the month of january t mobile users connected to five g. Almost one third of the time thirty percent eighteen five g users connected eighteen percent of the time and verizon connected nine point five percent now. These are all improvements for the month of january according open signal. What's tests five g around the country. The good news is that typically t. mobile's actions lead to movement by the competition so all consumers might be seen better deals and kind of in the days ahead. I'll
Scientists establish freaky two-way communications with lucid dreamers
"Scientists have breached a whole new level of the dreamworld. They've managed to communicate with people while they're dreaming and not just the one way communication. You may have with someone who is sleep talking. But two way communication the awake scientists would ask these sleeping subjects questions and they were able to respond without waking up. These results were published last week in the journal. Current biology and already aired in a segment on pbs. And one thing giving this particular paper a lot of credence is that it's actually the work of four different teams from four different countries who initially conducted independent studies before finding out about each other and joining forces in total. They brought together thirty six volunteers across fifty seven experiments and trained people with varying amounts of success on lucid dreaming. That is dreaming where you're aware of dreaming. That's cool thing that some people train themselves to do either for fun or with various conditions. Some of the volunteers already had experience with lucid dreaming. But not all of them quoting vice. The researchers verified that participants had entered rim sleep by placing electrodes next to their eyes on their scalps and on their chins by measuring activities such as brainwaves eyeball movements. Sleep experts can determine if a person has entered this deep sleep states. Some of the participants were then asked to confirm that they were in a dream with a pre-arranged ocular response in which they moved. There is in a specific left. Right pattern these icicles. Along with facial contortions were used as a means of communication during the sleep sessions for instance the researchers asked a nineteen year old american participant to subtract six from eight while he was in a lucid dream and he correctly signaled the answer to with two movements from left to right and asked again. He repeated the correct answer. Roughly eighteen percent of the trials resulted in this level of clear and accurate communication from the dreamer. Seventeen percent produced indecipherable answers. Three percent ended with incorrect responses and sixty percent did not provoke a response at all and quotes and from gizmodo quote win. The volunteers were asked about their experiences. Some reported being able to remember the pre dream instructions. They had received an attempted to carry them out. Some also reported hearing the questions they got while in the dream although not always in the same ways and some reported hearing words that clearly felt like they were coming from outside their current reality while others said it felt like they were hearing them through radio or other form of communication within the dream but there are still times when people couldn't clearly recall what had happened. Were win the questions. They said they received in the dream. Didn't match the questions. They had actually gotten and quotes is also worth noting. It was a pretty small sample size. But one of the study's authors can polar points out that the fact that those results came from multiple different methods employed by multiple teams around the world indicates. It's not an isolated phenomenon calling this interactive dreaming polar says they're working on expanding in a few ways they want to be able to run the experiments in people's homes where subjects would be more comfortable and maybe using existing smartphone app that teaches people how to lucid dream. All the main aim of the research is simply understanding the mysteries of dreaming a bit more. They're also some potential practical applications. Blake helping people with breaking habits problem solving having therapeutic benefits if you want to dive deeper put a link to the pbs segment which touches on a few other dreams studies as well in the show notes.
New York City Covid Vaccine Disparities Revealed in ZIP Code Data
"One of the big challenges in distributing the coach vaccine is trying to ensure that they don't disproportionally go to the most communities and as more people get vaccinated in the united states. We're getting more and more data about who's getting their shots. I and the data coming out of cities is well. It's painting a fairly consistent picture in the neighborhoods with the highest death rates from cova which tend to be poorer and more black and brown folks. Fewer people are getting vaccinated by contrast in wider more affluent neighborhoods. Vaccination rates tend to be higher even though a smaller percentage of people in those neighborhoods have lost their lives the virus. So here's an example map in new york city. We have data by zip code there. We should note. The same dynamic has also played out in washington. Dc and other cities so in this section of manhattan's upper east side. That's a wealthy neighborhood. There have been one hundred sixty six deaths from covid per hundred thousand people so far in that zip code sixteen percent of adults vaccinate which is great. That's good we want people to be back but now let's look at say brooklyn's east new york neighborhood much much poor much much much less white in that soco there have been a staggering eight hundred and thirty seven deaths per one hundred thousand people. Think about that. It has been hit so so much harder by the virus but in that neighborhood only five percent of adults have been fully vaccinated compared to the sixteen percent of the upper east side. Now the city not breakdown vaccine recipients by race or account for the percentage of people in a given zip code were eligible but again the broad picture. Here's pretty clear. See playing out across the city and across the country in fact in some poor neighborhoods. Only two percent of adults are fully vaccinated. Well vaccination rates are fourteen fifteen sixteen percent and richer neighborhoods. This is a huge in central problem to solve and discuss it on join. Shell gave stolberg new york times. Washington correspondent covering health policy has been writing about the vaccine rollout specifically so let's just start with the phenomenon. I want to sort of check against myself here that this is something that's happening. That's showing up data that is being produced around the country. It's not just a particularity of new york. No no this is absolutely happening around the country and you can see it in the cdc's national data. I think nationally last week African americans who account for more than eighteen percent of the population were eleven percent of those vaccinated. And we're seeing in disparities around the country here in washington where i am We had a situation where people from wealthy white neighborhoods were going into black neighborhoods to go to clinics that primarily serve underserved people to get vaccinated and it is creating a real disparity and it is completely contradictory to what president biden has said he wants which is a vaccine and a covid response that is centered on racial equity. So there it seems that there's a few factors at play here for why this is a it seems to me that there's a demand issue right is sort of people's willingness and i think we can get to that later. The first thing just seems to me it's one of those situations where a certain amount of social capital connections time or resources to other people to go through the logistics of the planning and the websites use tending to advantage. More affluent. folks is. That is that sort of your understanding of what's driving this yes. I think there's two things that are driving it in one is exactly what you say. Which is more apple and people tend to have the resources to the computers savvy the time frankly transportation to be able to get vaccinated but another big reasons vaccine heston san. We know that people of color particularly african americans are more hesitant than whites to be vaccinated in part because of the legacy of systemic racism and Government experiments like the horrific experiment that still linger in the mind. So there is that issue of hesitancy that the government is going to have to overcome. It wants to see people of color vaccinated. Yeah this is a december pull from. Ap now that's this is know almost two months old now but we we saw huge has seen the beginning huge racial disparity in terms of folks. You know fifty three percent of white people saying they're gonna get vaccinated while in twenty four percent of black folks thirty four percent of hispanic hispanic respondents now. Those numbers have changed a little bit. Even though there are still racial disparities out there examples of places where this is being dealt with forthrightly in a way that is that is sort of reintroducing a kind of equity here well i think that's hard to know in one reason that's hard to know is that the government doesn't really have great data on race the people who are vaccinated but more broadly one of the states. That is actually a really good job. Back stating across the board is west. Virginia and it has back stated i think eighty three percent of its vaccines have been administered in. It's far ahead of most states in terms of effective and quick backseat distribution.
Oil giant Shell says its carbon emissions and oil production have peaked
"And also show moving further away from the product with which it has the tubing's anonymous many companies in the sector. Shell is hoping to rebrand from big oil two big energy. The company says the oil production and it's carbon emissions have now peaked and decline in the coming years. It's really a sign of how much the oil industry has shifted away from. Its mantra of growth and exploration. Shell says its reproduction. Will probably fall by between one and two percents a year as we go forward now if you assume annual reduction on the upper end of that range that could mean that shells production will drop as much as eighteen percent by the end of this decade
Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off
"Last night. We got a terrific from the tell. That's the iconic toymaker. What happens the soccer name. No kidding it actually said because day reminding. Managers found hard to get excited too worried about the ready crew. Gresley bidding up the canvas stocks. But make no mistake. Mattel's doing great. Ceo on crisis orchestrated effort. -nificant turnaround here. And let's have got yet another confidence-inspiring aspiring quarter. The country poorer top and bottom line with bush guide for twenty twenty one in response suck actually spiked. Three percent in early trading. Getting dragged down by the on weeds. What i'm calling the rest of the market. So could this really have room to run. Let's take a closer look with you on crises. The turnaround orders chairman. Ceo patel real. These results michigan. Welcome back demand money. Jim it's great to be here in on your manager word when things weren't doing waste things weren't doing well when things that down very low you said things are starting to get better. This was the finest fourth quarter in fifteen years despite a worldwide pandemic. Talmadge do it. Yes jim this was an exceptional quarter for mattel without best performance in years with strong consumer demand and another milestone near for the company for the second quarter in a row which have double digit sales growth without grace. The industry in gain share on a global basis but are results excited expectation on many levels with the highest fourth quarter growth in fifteen years as you said with a significant increase in profitability with a full year operating income. That was two and a half times higher than than last year. But this is not just about the quarter or the year. It's about a multi year strategy that is tracking very well which puts us on in a strong position to continue to increase profitability and etc growth. In two thousand twenty one and beyond what i liked about it but these were all fantastic numbers but you told me one day jim this company which has terrible cash flow can make fortunes on everything that it does put out so when barbie has a plus eighteen percent quarter number one toy property globally in twenty twenty doll- but boy you're making a lot more money off each barbie even though they're more interesting fascinating diverse inclusive than any of the line. At that i've ever seen as we made significant progress improving. Our ability. Gross margin has increased for the tenth consecutive quarter. And this is only getting better and stronger in terms of cash flow if you look at the journey that we've achieved last three years. Gross margin improved over. Eleven hundred points are cash flow improved by almost five hundred million dollars and our operating income is up more than six hundred and fifty million dollars so very strong performance on the bottom line. And we're making good progress on the top line as well. This was the second quarter in the row where we improve our top line by double digit. You're making it look easy. There was a time. When i first met who. I looked at your balance sheet and i question you're you're not your visibility your viability. The viability certainly taken off the table. Visibilities take off the table. At this point. I now have to wonder. You've got this great balance sheet now. I mean really is you've delivered. You have the number one of the industry you ever. American girl turnaround. Is it time to do something. Even were used something. The entertainment industry that you used to be king of come on free cash flow has steadily improved over the last three years we went from a negative three hundred and twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen to a positive one hundred and sixty seven million dollars this year going forward will will be focused on converting an increasing percentage of our ebitda into free cash flow and as we've previously stated we intend to utilize cash to reduce our debt and improve on balance sheet even further given the expectation for higher and more asian of cash. We expect to Continue to reduce our leverage ratio. And make our way towards an investment grade rating.
The Power of Humor
"Jennifer occur a named by donuts or a professor and lecturer respectively at the stanford graduate school of business. They've just written a book called humor seriously so gentle. Why don't we start by well. Why don't you start by telling me the value of humor in the workplace. I in leadership when people use humor at work the are twenty three percent more respected and are seen as more competent and more confident. It doesn't even need to be good humor. Just not inappropriate humor. The bar is so low and for employee retention employees. Read their bosses. As having a sense of humor any sense of humor they were to be fifteen percent more satisfied and engaged in their jobs and even in sales studies show that people pay on average eighteen percent more if the seller includes a lighthearted line as part of their final offer like my final offer is x. And i'll throw in my pet frog again. The humor doesn't have to be good and just anything. So what do you think is the cost of not using humor. If you're recuperation well not only would it reduce creativity it also reduces engagement and retention so the koster significant All right so. I was thinking to myself as i read this book. If i was a corporation or a senior manager in a corporation and i was thinking i was wondering what the return on investment might be and i think touched on a couple of things. Creativity better relationships with clients productivity. Is there any other other any other things that you could think of. That would provide a decent return on investment for an investment in humor for companies. So just to be clear you want more than retention innovation leadership selling products. You want more from us. Pat coty. we'll give you another one. We'll give you a health that the cost of of health mental wellbeing physical wellbeing are enormous for companies and humor actually makes you not only healthier. It makes you live longer so one. Large-scale norwegian study conducted over the course of fifteen years. Found that people with a sense of humor. Happy thirty percent better chance of survival if severe disease strikes and they live eight years longer so laughter literally makes us more physically. Resilient has bottom line effects for companies. I know. I've met so many people in my career my careers in fact who are just not fans of humor that like look i just wanna do. My job paid and go home. But how do you deal. If you're a manager. How do you deal with someone. Who has that kind of vibe and feeling about them. Well you're hitting on one of costello's biggest pieces of advice the former. Ceo of twitter. Dick says if you wanna have more humor at work. Don't tell jokes. Don't try to be funny. Just look for more reasons to laugh. It's this idea of actually being human not about being humorous And this is the reality is right now that this is more important than ever because you know our work is much more technology mediated and therefore the harder it is to be to bring out our humanity and a sense of humor at work we subconsciously adopt to our medium and we're constantly communicating through technology. It's easy to sound like a robot so it's more really in a way it's more by sense of humor than being funny absolutely and it's also about being more generous with laughter so not trying to be funny just looking for moments to laugh generously and the entire texture of life changes when you're able to live this way And another thing that we try and tell people to do is to try and create small moments of joy for someone else and especially. If you're having trouble finding it in your own life right now just looked to create a little moment for someone and it can be a really small gesture not a joke by changing your virtual background to a picture from fun shared experience or You know leaving a nice posted on your fridge for the person that you cohabitate with But this focus on creating joy for someone else help. Take the pressure off. You know. I need to be funny. I need to look funny myself. And it's more about. How can i focus on someone else in. Elevate them
Coronavirus Economic Downturn Has Hit Latinos Especially Hard
"Economists hosted. Mondays is the president of the american society of hispanic economists which just released its annual report on the economic outlook for hispanics and by the way for this episode. We are using the term his annex as interchangeable with latinos because data how it is used in the report and by our guests and unsurprisingly report focused mainly on the effects of covid for example looking. At how the initial spread of the pandemic those first few months last year fell disproportionately on hispanics. You're talking about a group that already explained something like thirty three percent of all cova cases. Which is the highest among all the groups and they only constitute about eighteen percent of the population and part of the reason for this disproportionate effect. Is that hispanic. Households simply contain more people on average the non hispanic households. So it's easier for the virus spread. Yeah and more. Shockingly hispanics are also more than four times as likely to be hospitalized from covid as white non hispanics. And that's partly because hispanics are also more likely to have co morbidity like diabetes which may catching the virus more severe ms economic effects. The unemployment. rate for hispanics shut up higher than for any other racial or ethnic group in the early months of the pandemic survey from pew research. Find the nearly six out of ten hispanics lived in a household where someone either lost their job or took a pay cut. And this is partly because of the specific kind of work that disproportionately done by hispanics in the us. They were in a lot of ford facing jobs. A lot of central worker jobs that were either being laid off. You know forced to to go to work and eventually exposing their families to to cove it. So you're either you either have to go to your job or you're in a low pay job that was hit because of closures made by different governors right so you think of the restaurant industry. There's lots of cooks that are out there if you think about personal services so how many people have some over to their house to clean their house About forty percent of that industry is hispanics. Were doing that so when you are no longer allowing household employment to commit when. You're no longer allowing people to to do that work that that's a loss of income that's going on for hispanic workers. There's also an important distinction between the experiences of hispanic women latinos and hispanic men morning. You've got to see. It is the former president of the american society of hispanic economists and also contributed a study about latinas to the new hispanic economic outlook. Latina's tend to be areas that are very specific to service so leisure and of retaliatory or other services on retail sectors were had contact with clients and also tend to be sectors. That are are flexible. In terms of time or use of time but also sectors have very few benefits and overall latinos are more likely than non letting women to have multiple children and especially to be carrying for younger children and the burden of raising the kids often falls to them more than two hispanic men and latinos who are roughly in their prime working years aged twenty five to sixty five participate in the labor force at lower rates than women of other races ethnicities but in the years right before covid their participation rate had actually been going up not anymore. Latina's were starting to see. Alight economy was growing and and the social norms for changing too cold lead. The crisis has rain for some of those social norms and this dan impact latinas even further and covert manned up having another effects on the kind of service jobs that latinos disproportionately working but size that. It's how a latinos are in sectors in were the job kobe's subsitute by technology and during covid we are finding new ways to do things and even finding new ways to do services in the future what i would like to see what i would like to do and i would like to see. It's what is happening to this. Job are latinas laughed and how many of them are coming back. For example if more people in working from home after covid because of teleworking technology then there will be fewer customers for the restaurants and hotels that cater to them. And were many hispanics worked. Finally there is another way. In which the kobe pandemic made a big lingering effect on the economic future for hispanics the disruption to schools all the closures and reopenings and the different methods schools are using as they tried to teach kids sometimes online and sometimes in the classroom hispanic students already have big educational gaps between them and everyone else. For example hispanics are the least likely ethnic and racial minority group to have a college degree. Hosa says those gaps were likely shrinking over time as each successive generation of hispanics integrates more the us but the gaps are still big and the media in hispanic household has less than one fifth. The wealth of the median white household and so hispanic families are just less able to afford the kinds of workarounds. They can keep their kids learning at the right pace. You're not just talking about these. Twelfth graders you're talking about these fifth graders fourth graders. He's third graders. How do you teach things like reading. How do you see things as a fine ex through this type of interface. That gap is going to be there. It's gonna be persistent i. I know i'm gonna feel it on the shores of college when we see that their students arriving who are not ready and we're going to have to make adjustments to deal with with those things to deal with having them catch up. And so for hispanics. There remains a lot of uncertainty about what their economic outcomes will be throughout the rest of the pandemic and after both straightforward things like getting back their jobs and incomes and their kids learning in schools again but also for closing the disparities that still exist between how they experienced the economy and how
Guest Teacher Janel Dyan on How to Invest in Womens Leadership in Your Company
"Today. We'll be talking about why in these unprecedented times. Women in leadership are essential to your company. Short-term growth and long term survival gender and racial equality are certainly hot topics of conversation right now but there are some organizations that are ahead of the curve and like me have been focusing on the equality of women and women of color for years and these are my clients women in leadership women on the rise women entrepreneurs and women at the helm of fortune five hundred companies today such so what lincoln and ford motor company and helping them grow as leaders. What i do best over the past seven years. I've worked with females of all colors and varied backgrounds from the bay area to new york. They are not only having a huge impact today but they are paving the way for all future female leaders industries historically dominated by men. And here's what i see. The companies who have made it a part of their core tenants to support an invest in diversity programs for the leadership development of women are the companies who are now today's industry leaders and it's not only for the products and services they provide but more importantly as a brand that people want to work for by from remained loyal to the shifted their measurable for success to include strong corporate culture of innovation employed growth customer loyalty and diverse leadership team who focus on purpose. And not just on the bottom line. They understand that their greatest assets are their employees and they have dedicated their efforts to be a brand that is people focused and purpose driven during our time together. Today we will focus on three lessons. You can walk away with first because women are. Today's largest and fastest growing global consumer companies need to shift their brand strategy to recognize the powerful role that women in leadership play driving economic growth. Next we'll take a look at why the greatest leaders are master storytellers and how powerful story can be and finally will cover some tips for building a culture with equality in its foundation including ways to establish promote an invest in fema leadership. So let's get started less than one. Women are the fastest growing global consumer and it's imperative that companies adjust according to. Brigitte brennan author. Why she buys and winning her business. Women make or heavily influence. Seventy to eighty percent of all purchases across all industries which means women are every company's largest target customer to truly capitalize on this customer trend companies. Must do a better job creating products and services with female buyers in mind. Companies must create a brand that women will buy from advocate foreign remain loyal to the companies who are most equipped to connect with women are led by other women and their leadership results have a positive impact. On company performance. The profits higher margins add more returns for investors leaders such as saffir cats of oracle and mary barra of general motors. it seems like commonsense. But it's actually not common practice. Facts are that only. Eighteen percent of global firms are led by women and according to this year's forbes annual report the number of women. Ceo's running fortune five hundred companies since it just seven point four percent so clearly. There are strong logical ethical and financial reasons to put more women at the helm according to study by mackenzie if we can close the gender gap by twenty twenty five twenty. Eight trillion dollars would be added to the global economy and to put that in perspective that is the size of the economies of the united states in china combined. Right now during covid and racial injustices at the forefront we find ourselves in a global economy with the future unknown. These challenges are now calling for new leadership no longer one of command and control but one of collaboration community one of the biggest actions that any leader can do right now is be transparent and empathetic to their team members and customers because anxiety and uncertainty are heightened during this time of crisis emotional connection on a basic human level between the leader and employee has never been more important than right now a recent study done in two thousand nineteen by mit sought to determine the makeup of the most effective leadership teams and those are the teams with the most women especially women of color as they are leaders who bring a deeper understanding of resilience. Women are also more likely to have empathy for those struggling to deal with change or lack of inclusion become role models for the change that they seek and are willing to share inspirational stories to motivate to embrace change they are in general more inclusive and collaborative making in leadership style which is a combination that continues to prove to be effective in getting companies to move faster in times of change lesson to the power of story. Why greatest leaders are master storytellers. We all love stories. In fact stories are what differentiates us as human beings. It is highly forged connections among each other and they'll trust as a community each stories an emotional journey that reinforces shared beliefs values and vision that we can all relate to from drawings on the walls of cave with stories of heroism folktales. That are full of more lessons to generational family tales. That remind us of our roots. Human beings need to feel that we are part of something greater than ourselves stories. Reminders that through tough times we will come out to the other side stronger wiser and more unified than ever stories. Bring us back to the beginning and remind us of who we are and what we do in stories creek clarity in our purpose and vision to get their. The greatest leaders are master storytellers. Simon sinek author of the power of y in infinite game says beautifully leaders aren't responsible for the results. Leaders are responsible for the people who are responsible for the results. It is during these times of crisis that provide an excellent opportunity for leaders to communicate stories of incredible vision for the future showing empathy advising with humility and providing optimism. For what lies ahead. They also understand marketing at its core is simply about storytelling. and it is the stories. They choose to tell that can differentiate brand as an industry leader communicating the values of the brand with the product and services they sell. I mean who wasn't choked up watching google's tearjerking super bowl ad of a love story that began with a simple question how not to forget. So tying back to what we learn in less than one about women being the largest and fastest growing global consumer with the understanding that stories have power companies must give their products and services a story that women now can relate to and what better way to do that than with women at the helm leading the way finally lesson three building corporate culture with gender equality in its foundation companies with strong female leadership such as new york stock exchange. Pwg and google are continuing to create more equitable inclusive and fulfilling workplaces for all women and the investments are already proving to return tenfold to their bottom line.
Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Harris County Will Receive 27,000 New Vaccine Doses
"The situation surrounding houston's covert hospitalizations is expected to get worse over the coming months. That's because of a growing positivity rate the houston health department. Dr david purse. Says the city's positivity rate is now nearly eighteen percent and his expect tickle even higher at this point we have to expect that the situation will unfortunately worsen within the hospitals and that's important because right now at least a third of the patients in the intensive care units are covid diagnosed or pages dealing with the complications of covid three large providers. In harris county will now serve as vaccine hobbs. They're going to get about twenty seven thousand doses wheat vaccinate healthcare workers people over the age of sixty five and those with certain medical conditions
Nearly 3 million vaccine doses administered in US, falling short of goal of 20 million
"News tonight about the slow roll out of the corona virus vaccines across the us the cdc reporting nearly three million people receiving shots for short of the trump administration's goal of twenty million. Today thousands of people look at this lineup for vaccinations in chattanooga waiting hours in their cars. Traffic backed up for four miles from one state to the next calls now. Growing to pick up the pace. Here's abc's ellen. Lopez tonight thousands of miles. Long lines waiting hours on new year's eve and tennessee to get the covid nineteen vaccine guiding the long-awaited vaccines a finally here but states are now struggling to get those lifesaving shots into arms. They don't have the people they don't have the funding and there isn't an overarching plan. that we really need to ensure that we get this done quickly in arizona out of the more than three hundred thousand vaccines the status received. Only eighteen percents have been used vaccination sites in florida overwhelmed caused for the national guard to come in and help. Some people say they can't get an appointment. I have called more than two hundred times. Not nothing warp. Speed now crawling. Only two point seven million. Vaccinations record it. Far short of the initial goal of twenty million by the end of the year.
This is what winning looks like
"I have a few people to sink. But i want to start by talking about two stocks facebook and general motors. Why those two you may ask. Because next week we'll be market full res tenth anniversary this show turns ten and the first two companies. We talked about on the first episode of this podcast. January fifth twenty. Eleven were general motors and facebook. Now in the case of gm they had just announced some really good sales numbers and we talked about whether that would translate into a good boost for the stock facebook was still a private company and the latest valuation put their market cap at fifty billion dollars and we talked about whether the social network was really worth fifty billion dollars and you hear from time to time. Well if you bought this stock at this point in time than today you'd have you know. And i i just thought well. What does someone actually did. What if someone listened to the first episode of market foolery took three thousand dollars and decided to split it. Three ways put one third into an and five hundred index fund. One third into general motors one third into facebook. How is that person doing after ten years now. Facebook was still private so they would have to wait another year and a half or the ip l. But you know in this scenario they just wait for that and on day one they say great. I'm in on facebook since january. Fifth twenty eleven here are the numbers s and p. five hundred up one hundred ninety two percent. That's good. that's real good. That is an above average decade. General motors less good. Gm up nine percent. I know of nine percent in ten years not gripped. Facebook goes public mid may of two thousand twelve and through today. The stock is up. Six hundred. Eighteen percent market crushing returns for facebook. So every ten years the market foolery day one portfolio. That started with three thousand dollars in cash is now worth more than eleven thousand dollars and i know. It is tempting to look at that portfolio in thick boy. If you just taken the money from general motors and put it into facebook. You'd be up so much more. That's not the point the point. Is this person this person who did this. Market full day one portfolio. They're doing great when it comes to investing. This is what winning looks like someone who doesn't invest in individual stocks like you and me someone who sits back and methodically puts money into an s. and p. five hundred index fund. Make no mistake. They're doing really well. Three thousand dollars in an index fund over the past decade. Now worth more than eight thousand seven hundred dollars. That's really good particularly when you think about all the sudden downturns the market has had over the past decade staying invested. No matter the environment takes discipline and i applaud that i celebrate that but three thousand dollars in an index fund over the past decade does not get you north of eleven thousand dollars today and yes i know that. Gm has not been the most inspiring business over the past decade. but it looked. at least. They're still here. Talked to any investor who owns shares of any of the many businesses that went bankrupt in the past ten years they will happily trade that stock for shares of general motors that end up in the plus column barely in the plus column. I know but they'll take those. Gm shares up nine percent along with the dividend payments. They will take that trade in a heartbeat. Facebook went public at thirty eight dollars. A share in may of two thousand twelve. That stock is now north of two hundred seventy dollars a share but remember was pretty rocky early on just a few months. After it went public. Facebook stock was below eighteen dollars. People bail people absolutely got in early. Saw the drop and bailed but those who held on. We're absolutely rewarded and again. I know no one actually did this. But i actually think it's a pretty good illustration of the approach. We talk about the motley fool on our podcasts and to a much greater degree in our services this is why we talk about allocation and mindset. This is why we talk about building to a portfolio of fifteen to twenty stocks with a long time horizon this market re day one portfolio is kind of a microcosm of what a market beating portfolio. Looks like you've got some laggards. You've got some companies that are keeping pace with the market and you've got some winners and a couple of those winners are up so much that they make your laggards irrelevant in the same way that facebook is up so much. It carries general motors over the finish line at the end of the decade to make this market beating portfolio. This is what winning looks like
'Millions Left On The Table': How Cities Can Help Trim Rising Flood Insurance Rates
"Many americans are seeing the cost of climate change in their flood. Insurance rates are rising by a lot in some places and now there's a federal program that offers discounts but not on communities are taking full advantage of it. Sam turkey of member station w. h. reports william jennings and his wife have lived in their home in virginia beach for the last thirty seven years and their plan was to stain it through retirement. I really like my house. A two story home swimming pool in the backyard in recent years jennings neighborhood has flooded more and more including his house once. His mortgage requires debate annual flood insurance about twenty four hundred dollars. Now it's going up eighteen percent july. He says soon keeping his home may not be affordable. Yeah i don't wanna think about that. One of my neighbors said they just walk away from their home and Just leave and let the bank take it. Whether jennings walks away could depend on. How much virginia beach invest in a little known federal program. It's called the community reading system or c. r. s the more cities due to reduce flooding and spread awareness about it the bigger discount. Their residents can get on flood insurance mary. Carson stiff is with virginia environmental nonprofit watch signs that say turn around. Don't drown alerting. People not to drive through flood water. Having requirements for structures to be built up is something that earns lot of points according to the federal emergency management agency. More than fifteen hundred communities nationwide participate in the sierras. It can save people living in flood prone areas hundreds of dollars a year in virginia. James city county has gone up to a twenty five percent discount. These are clippers. Sneeze darryl cooke works with the program for the county. He walks through cypress swamp. Tall slender cheese are everywhere and fallen leaves. Cover the muddy ground this area floods when it rains. Cook says james city county gop points for restricting development here so loud to flood unimpeded doesn't damage any structures or like that. The community rating system has been running since nineteen ninety. Many flood-prone cities around the country have been involved in it for years and they've worked to get bigger discounts over time. Mary carson stiff with wetlands. Watch says others haven't this is big money. You're talking millions left on the table. Virginia beach the most populous city in the state only got involved last year whitney mcnamara environmental planner with the city. Hard of it for us was just our constituents and our elected officials really started becoming more aware of the impact flooding was having on our communities. Virginia beach residents with the most flood risk currently of fifteen percent discount on flood insurance but mcnamara says going for a higher discount would be so time consuming and costly. There are no plans to do. So now roy. Right is a former head of the national flood insurance program. He says flooding is getting worse as the climate changes that mean cities that don't make the rating system priority will lose out more and more so a city council needs to look holistically at the value of it because across all of their policy holders who get that discount. It really begins to add up right predicts that more cities will invest in the program as flood insurance rates. Keep going up for npr news. I'm sam churkin
"It could have been worse": GroupM's Brian Wieser explains their US ads forecast report
"All right so turning to your Your group project. The group on projections up in summary seems group am expects total media growth down eight point eight percent in twenty twenty two two hundred and fifteen billion it will grow again by eleven point eight percent twenty twenty one and those projections include digital excludes political digital speaking of which will grow by five percent in two thousand twenty next year expected to grow around eighteen percent and by two thousand twenty one digital will be fifty five percent of all advertising by two thousand twenty one so that prediction not as dire as group initially projected in june when you guys anticipated thirteen percent decline It's certainly not as bad as the two thousand and eight recession and as you just said earlier it could be a lot worse so you know why did things start to look was it strictly because of the growth in digital i think first of all that was a great summary of everything but i think that it is it to say that the resilience of businesses small and large and the use of digital technology. Any commerce more generally really helped make this. Your are better than it should have been as if advertising were solely responsible economic signals. Because let's remember that in the. Us is the worst economy since the nineteen thirties and You know part of the issue is that yes. Marketers were able to do things ever benefit from advertising Even if their own businesses were in some cases struggling as case Small businesses But at the same time it's also worth noting that this in the case shaped recovery Was maybe under appreciated. The degree to which Most of us are doing fine in some of us are doing terribly minded impacted advertising. So you know spare thought for your local weekly because if they were dependent on In restaurants in bars for advertising. They're probably in a pretty terrible state but most media owners are not dependent on that cigna. The popular of of the market cutie of the relatively few me are dependent on travel somali Those are the two sectors which have been just just crushed and It may have a disproportionate impact on the economy. But it's not gonna have a disproportionate impact on the advertising economy
"eighteen percent" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Eighteen percent from their two thousand to twenty eighteen average in order to bring lakes Mead and Powell into a long term stay the balance the Pennsylvania Turnpike have been shut down for hours because of a major deadly crash reporter Bob powers says of the turnpike was closed between new Stanton and breeze what five people are dead and nearly sixty are injured in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike about forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh this morning it happened around three thirty AM in Mount Pleasant involved the tour bus a tractor trailer and a car it's reported that at least nine of the injured are under the age of eighteen that crash also close in eighty plus mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Pennsylvania state police say a tour bus was going down hill when it hit an embankment early this morning that because a lot of commercial vehicles behind it to hit the bus crash includes a tour bus three tractor trailers in one car thousands of people have gathered in Iran to mourn the death of general Soleimani below are waving red flags of vengeance on top of moss from through the streets ABC senior foreign correspondent infidel says the country's parliament says president trump has committed a big crime secretary of state's Mike Pompeo has been speaking with U. S. allies and others in the Middle East most recently Israeli prime minister Netanyahu saying in the statements that he underscored the trump administration's result in protecting American interests personnel facilities and partners Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the US is now Klaus closely entering another war the actions the president took will get us into what he calls another endless war in the Middle East a super says he's worried because president trump doesn't have authority to start a war without congressional approval crash in Arcadia on the two ten yeah this is on the two ten east bound at Santa Anita Avenue take it up the middle lanes there watch for some slowing from Baldwin ended Baldwin park we have good news this is on the ten west bound at Francisquito earlier crash that wasn't lanes has been cleared your drive is recovering from Fuente Ontario this is on the fifteenth southbound right before fourth street solo car crash now but it's out of lanes of in the center divider but you're still seeing some look a little legs from foothill KFI in the sky helps get you there faster a Brian Vance could be on the dry side your forecast next when you're a global university that was founded more than seventy years ago for service members and working adults you need a name to match your.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on WTVN
"Is eighteen percent of the fund's total contributions even though you PS has only fifteen percent of its workers earning a pension from that fund if you PS pulls out of the teamsters fund the teamsters locks but what will lack then the funds to meet their obligations to other organizations the dark secret of this strike is that it's all about the unions interest and its control of the pension fund not the workers well I can't represent that certainly as fact but what I think I have determined from listening this morning to both sides is that this is an intractable issue and it is not going to be solved in the short term or even in the medium long term and what I conclude no matter what the facts really are is that in less somebody soon steps in Mister president and does something about it the nation is going to be hurt that's what I conclude west to the Rockies you're on the air high hi there art bell that I got through you know I've been listening to all night and I do depend on you PS in somewhat yeah I need for my business but basically you know I think there's another point we've been missing here small business does have a legal recourse as far as I'm concerned against you PS if you PS did not honor its contract it's up to deliver these packages why would it be that you know we could not recover funds to the legal system well I don't know what we're about class action suit a eyes I don't know who you're gonna sue though yes the UPS have a Honda so UBS and deliver what I how are you going to sue you be S. when they want to be delivering packages well that's not what the not you want to you've got a contract and you're legally obligated I mean it is after all a profit issue more than anything I don't think any small business has a specific contract saying this will be done on a daily basis you will collect at least so many packages it's on a day to day thing and then I think they do have specific contracts and say they will pick up at a specific rate you know here's the times will pick up well you never know maybe maybe you're right and the other thing here you know it's I I think with this Taft Hartley act that I I think that that may not be the way to go I I I do agree with you that it's an intractable issue and something should be done about it but I believe we need to find another way you know what do you suggest well I one hundred of the hundred thousand or two hundred thousand workers part time in the post office you know not upgrade that service well I suppose if it goes if you know if the strike goes on and on that kind of thing will begin to occur but in the meantime so much small business is going to go under before you know they could gear up yeah I I I feel for them there I I just don't think it's really a safety issue so much that is a profit and I do agree we should find some way to stop it maybe have you know Congress passed some kind of temporary law but I I don't think it's partly would be it all right thank you I I don't I don't know what the answer is either but I think I have concluded and I really did want to come into this night looking at both sides and whatever the issues are clearly there it intractable at the moment and it's so serious for our economy that something is going to be known and then in the longer term I don't have the answers I surely don't have the answers I just know that right now and pretty soon it's going to be too late for a lot of small business and I really do know you know you hear a lot of politicians talking about it all the time it's one thing to write about small business is the economy and you are soon going to see a great big impact on the economy in other words jobs and even though you might not be directly connected with all of this the odds are pretty good you're going to be affected by it your job may be on the line eventually first time caller line you're on the air hello Mister bell hello a pleasure to talk to you I've been working here for a couple of years and I think is the absolute best the most riveting man on the air and I listen to you all well thanks and just different I guess I'd like to get to the point about not present in the contract the rank and file for a vote yes I am a union member I have some binding arbitration going on myself right now but I think the the just to the point of this is with that unions are basically purely representational somewhat like the government we have right now just as we wouldn't send the budget amendment to the American people for a vote and.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Same as it is in humans so interesting enough back in two thousand twelve the CDC get a analysis and they published a paper that said that if there is an infection right of five percent or more in your county in dogs dogs arsenal the risk of human infection companion animal house I was in the process of publishing paper that says that any percentage in action in dogs dogs in your county dogs are Sentinel but the risk of human infection at the same percentage right so you live in Pennsylvania and your look at the cap see vet doctor old maps in the sense in your county that there's up eighteen percent problems right in dogs you are eighteen percent risk of developing one in there if you live next county if you're in Tennessee and your like national we got problems right of a one point two percent or something like that and then I'm at risk of about one point two percent of developing one infection right dog is acceptable risk of infection right instruments and that's with publishing now I think people are also under the misconception that this is really a very seasonal dizzy you only have to worry about ticks probably late spring summer then they kind of go away you don't have to worry about them so let's just don't look at those manse talked I talked about the the last cycle to take the three house lock stock start if you map all the different tanks and the different life stages so I mentioned five different species the text and the three different life stages for each of those checks so we're up to fifteen different life stages I'm talking about and you map when they eat when they beat checks tend to have different life stages like to be different times of the year and so you can have peak beating taunts black adult deer out black like it takes out the right now right he beat me all right all something like that but there is checks don't be three hundred sixty five days of the year but there is a lot thank you to take checks will be twelve months of the year there are always a check watch stage looking for a beat a lot of people say well listen yeah three feet of snow outside my window six of live chicks incredibly Hadi checks so I actually sit below the top level of snow snow will act like an inch later and if the temperature hits forty three degrees they are active and they're questioning they're looking for a meal and Sir got you magic bigger look at the temperature outside if it's forty three degrees or higher checks are active you know you really make my skin crawl speaking of crawling they are very good as you're mentioning my steam and when your pet comes in you know people kind of give them a quick once over and I think a lot of people don't know I know a lot of people don't know what it looks like one of my neighbors called means can you come over right I think let me know my dog has a tick I said well alright or people coming and going right I had a ticket I pulled it off and now the Aries bleeding.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Been talking about freedom of the press, we're going to change it up a little bit. And I just I hate this kind of news. I take here that businesses closed, it's always sad. Usually in this case, I'm kind of happy but I'm not surprised ever. Hear of an Australian vegan cafe called handsome, her India about this one. I haven't heard of it by, but I think I know who they are. There you go. Well, they were a famous women handsome. This was the sign out front said handsome, her is a space for women by women. So it's like a feminist coffee shop. Less. They should call the cancer cafe vegan. Number one women have priority seating. Remember 'cause I've got a face, you'll always have a place. Men will be charged and eighteen percent premium go to reflect the gender pay gap, which is false which is donated to a women's service rule. Number three, that means that they're also going to pay men more are they that they're going to have men working fewer hours to make up because there's also the our gender, our gap women make make more less money per year on average men, lurk, more hours per year, on average, isn't it funny that people who work more make more money than class? Coincidence, what could possibly cause that? And they're rule number. Three is respect goes both ways. So there. Not so much. So you go in order your, your vegan boas on your whatever it happens to be and you, you get an increase of eighteen percent on yours because your male, but it's not all about the sex. So they say now what if you're transgender, they hate transgender boys transgender girls stood question on this case, they're gonna have plenty of time to consider that because a vegan cafe in Australia that let attacks on male customers is to close after becoming. The punching bag of the internet, unquote. That's not the reason they're closing handsome, her was accused of reverse sexism after opening in Melbourne, twenty seven. Sexism, just sexism, exact reverse sexism. If you hated your own gender, and I do know some his Andrews, two thousand that stick women, that's the whole thing, this they made it upon themselves. They put this policy out there that said, we're going to charge men more. They made the announcement in description of a Facebook event created to advertise their last day, a business, the reaction to the man tax, quote showed us how fragile masculinity is. Litt- fide, the necessity for us to confront and dismantle patriarchy sweetheart sweetheart, you're so dumb, and Q. Let me explain it to, you know what you prove to yourself, as at the laws of economics are solid. Masculinity is friend. Slice it anyway. You want. But if you wanna play in the marketplace, you're going to take the take the hits the winds. I'm glad we had the opportunity to explain that to them. Thank you. Quote. We were just one little tiny shop on Sydney road. Trying to carve out a swath of space to prioritize women and women's issues and the next eighteen percent out of men, exactly. We became the punching bag of Melbourne and the internet, unquote. They added in another postal. The owners insisted they were not closing because of quote, vitriol from men's rights activists, quote or not making any money because they're awful. Now, they said, we are not closing because we're not making enough money, unquote. They're not. They're claiming they're not closing because. They're they're they're they're profitable. But could lose ING, did you say a restaurant or a coffee shop? It was a restaurant, a vegan restaurant. Yes. They're they're assertion is, is that they were not losing money. Sure. And the, you know, they did every other restaurant closes. They didn't really get tired of being beaten up in the international press because they were the story goes back. A couple of years, they got to because that's all they're doing there as miss Andry. Well, let me look. Men, right. But if that was actually something that the market could bear that was something that there was a demand for, if there were all these women out there that wanted to go to a man hating restaurants. Then all of the news media would have gotten them whatever attention they need for that to happen, and it didn't happen. Problem was that, that, that there were a lot of feminist women who wanted to go to a man hading coffee coffee shop. They just couldn't find men to pay for it, so. That was the problem to take that they'd have to pay their own way. We're gonna go to discord where we've got Stephan on the line. Stephan can hear me. Yeah. Just find. Excellent. What's on your mind? Well, first of all, leave it to the vegans to do that second of all. Thank you that love that. Bleeps himself. I loved. Without it being aired. Do that more. No sit up. Yeah. Hey, rich anyway. I was going to discuss the idea. Do you guys think that already Ferguson, by the way? Go ahead. Do you guys think that voluntary government can exist because at the moment, I'm running for mayor of my city really to? The thing is it's an interesting race because there's only two people. The even challenge him. Yeah. Who'll wow. Quickly digging gray, hold on partisan race. Or is it is? It's part is I ran as an independent, because the libertarian party of Ohio is a joke. Oh, yeah. They run you out like. Town on a rail dude for governor. Trash on the powerful Kerry Johnson. Oh, dear I disagree with you. But you shouldn't have been run out for it. My chief policy position when I'm running for mayor right now is the idea of opening a flea market that you charge people money to sell things that so that way, you'd be collecting funds voluntarily, and I've calculated that the amount of money that would be raised would be more than the city tax clowns running. Why are you wait? You're going to run a flea market or does the town on a flea market. Just the city already have a farmer's market or something like that. No, we do not never kinda starting from ground up. Okay. Yeah. The idea would be you pay to sell things. There you pay the city to set up a booth so that way, people are opting in to the fundraising for the city. They're not being stolen from the ideas to raise enough money that you can abolish the city tax. So basically you're talking about a similar thing to the to the silk road auction that we're doing this year at fork fest in park fest, where people are contributing items and the money raised by selling those items goes to the goes to the cost. So you're just saying this case, a percentage of the proceeds would go to the cause and the other pers- percentage of the proceeds would go back to the seller. Donor. Okay. So basically, it would work like any other flea market. And, you know, you, you pay to set up a booth you keep the money from selling items. But the fee you pay to sell their goes to the city. So that way, the city can still pay for things like parks and recreation and ready. Big flea market, isn't it? I mean, this is going to have to be massive very small town. There's only thirteen thousand people here. Well. Areas where you'd also like to cut spending because the more you can. The less, you have to build your Fremaux -solutely, the school has I mean the city has three elementary schools. I'm gonna shut down at least two of them. Nice. What? Right. You must hate children. Oh, no. I love kids. That's one telling them to go home and educate themselves. By state propaganda. Okay. I got hop in here because I just had to check into this, but there is some history behind this farmer's markets have deep roots in our history. The first decades.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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"eighteen percent" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"That was what Jacksonville was three in twenty five straight up. They won the game three out of twenty eight against the spread five and twenty three road underdogs on Thursday night football last three seasons have covered. Eighteen percent of the time guys next week huge Thursday game chargers at Kansas City. We're going to have a row dog. Let's remember that when we'll be talking about it next Thursday for sure. Straight out of weekdays at six PM eastern, three PM Pacific on Fox Sports radio. Let's go. Gets the Ben maller show. We do clay Matthews longtime. Green Bay player told the media that the locker room of ballplayers gave their former coach a standing ovation. When he returned to say goodbye. Mike McCarthy getting a standing O according to Klamath use. Does it have a deeper me? This is again confirmation that Aaron Rodgers was responsible for the demise of Mike McCarthy if these players Green Bay Packers really give Mike McCarthy funder so. Bad news for number twelve bad news now is that you have to wonder as Aaron Rodgers lost the locker rooms this a house divided..
"eighteen percent" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"Predict what you're looking for that could produce new ad units. The big negative on this call was that the paid clicks were down twenty eight percent year of your the street is looking for down twenty one percent. But the point is is that they're thinking about new ways that they can make powerful ads that can improve that cost per click in separately. Just cut away to talk to you. They were starting to talk about China. The company seems to be changing its view on how to approach China over the last several months, and so look for analysts to be talking a lot about that tomorrow. All right, gene. We'll check in with the in a little bit later for more into Nelson's to these big tech earnings. Let's go straight to chart MasterCard or worth taking a look at his charts relationship to all of all we've seen plus the after hours action Carter shortly before we get to it. I mean, the principal here is very important price action is wise, these stocks gross stocks stocks have been honored performing the market week after week after week. And now the fundamentals come out prices new. Before this is just the answer to what might have been a question. Why were they? So the answer is because things aren't fundamentally as good as maybe they were priced to be. So here's the after hours print for Amazon it's going to move around a lot. But let's look at a chart of this and put this into context if we were looking to chart of Amazon I wanted to just highlight the pizza trough decline if you drop nineteen percent. And then today we rallied ever so slightly back to the kills on here back to this line. And now in the night market. We are undercutting the low for almost a week ago. Do you fix yourself after length that no you do not you either go fallow or you get worse. You don't Ricky shea. And it gets to the issue of was there wisdom before look at another one. We they're all on here. Take a look at what's going on in Google was this out of nowhere. Should we be surprised meaning the price action? The government knows this stock prices. The report of the leading indicator index. Google was down eighteen percent. It rallied ever so slightly today. Back up into the line. And now, of course, you saw the night market the trend break it is going to make a new low. Do you fix yourself after taking hit like that? No. You do not you either back and Phil or you keep going worse. The notion that we could climb back to the highs is it's absurd. Let's keep going Intel. Is it good watch the chart? Let me see if it's good. It's up to bucks to bucks is right here. Doesn't change thing with this really is is just a massive head and shoulders top. Here's your neckline. And by every indication until ultimately works lowers. Well. Stew few more at the whole tech sector is it random off the line to the penny. Is that the collective DCF? The collective peg ratio the collective enterprise about EBITDA. No, it's almost entirely technicals. It comes down twelve percent. It stops on the line. And now in the night market. Went to break. It is what it is. And it's not good. Wow. That's right cut and dry Carter. Thank you heartily. Joining us from MOR infant earnings. In the show, and he can't come over. Now. I mean, he was saying about the Charles. He he's not a liar tonight. Watch the chart. Right now, not happy speak. It does not sound good for any of the charts that Carter show tonight to go back to highs would be absurd. He says do you fix yourself here? No, you don't sedan. What you don't the key is it's the a the last bit of maga-. It's apple next week. It's next Thursday. And in this one this chart accident using obviously, maybe we'll ask him about it later..
"eighteen percent" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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"eighteen percent" Discussed on KTRH
"Seventy made one hundred sixty percent and june here's the deal with the ever mason we just got in yes activity was down eighteen percent is only down eighteen percent month over month not yearoveryear when you take a look year over year we still had an increase of ninety seven percent so we still have a huge problem at the southern border but yes since the zero tolerance policy went into effect the has been curbs and here's the rest of the irony behind what's been going on with the media i trace the absolute peak of activity at this southern border you know what it was the second week of may when was it that the media decided to blow up the story is the beginning of june interesting how that worked right once again took the media about a month to get around to what was actually going on that was out there if they were just simply doing their job in reporting kind of like the politicians one hundred politicians wacked in mexico i mean just they never got around to it i mean time to tell you about that the thirteen thousand mexicans that were killed leading up to the elections not really important what what is important is that we don't have much security at the southwest border that's the important thing here right so those folks can just freely come into our country in some of the folks that wack politicians and mexicans get in i mean come on bad things happen every now and then right an happens all right let's go to john and sioux falls south dakota go hello hello bear hey john how you doing all good how you doing i'm doing great i just wanted to tell you i really appreciate the way you're giving your promotion today is just fantastic i just had a comment i'm i can't understand why the people that are you know are putting down the ice horsemen and things like that don't realize was doing because you know with all these people coming in and all the open borders the these these people are having to probably do forty or fifty times a normal type of work they'd have to do they're just overwhelmed well and this is just at john and this is where it gets serious so we talk about making sure that we have the equipment that is necessary for our soldiers for example it's not a partisan thing at this point i think in thankfully that if we put our soldiers into battle we provide the equipment that is necessary for them to be able to carry out their missions although we did have seaquest sequestration and we did have cutbacks to the point where it was dangerous but we have the funding that is back in there and the military is getting what it needs once again okay so that got through but we're still not seeing the reforms that are necessary the funding for the border wall to the extent that is necessary that again was asked for originally by the border patrol and the department of homeland security not by donald trump so that did become a partisan issue and what you're talking about is what's important here is number one is up border patrol and for the border patrol that has an extremely dangerous job then not having what they've asked for the the barriers that are necessary for them to successfully complete the job it's not only dangerous for a country it's dangerous for them and that has turned into obviously a partisan issue so that's where you have to begin to ask yourself what is more important to many of the partisans what is more important to the left do they care more about their political party then they do these border patrol agents that put their lives on the line do they care more about their political party than they do keeping this country safe i agree i just want to interject is because it's important to me if the the the people would stop to take a look at the resources that are being drained by these you know that you legal immigration wherever feeding clothing house them i mean those kinds of resources could be spent billing awhile or help earn places where they would be better used in the last thing i want to say is really really drives me crazy is somebody's gotta stop being sanity because this country is being so divided right now by these top of things and it's it's it makes us look.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"You v eighteen percent or more so you've now been a dsp unlikely said almost a year what is been the one thing that is most surprising because i think a lot of people were surprising came to work here you were a critic of the company outspoken i was competitor a competitor i was a competitor company that's a good as saying it case competitor and now you're on the team yep what are your thoughts being on the team is what you thought it would be you know the second or third night i was here second or third day in free agency i remember saying somebody was saying to myself that i was proud of what we built outside of this structure and is monolith and this platform is enormous and it reaches people in lots of many more ways than i ever did before and that i was proud of what over the years we had built outside of it because i appreciated that better once i was inside of espn that that it it really is an advantage to be here if you work hard at it and do it and and then there's also times where i don't wanna say that like you said this to me before we started you said it's a little bit like going to the yankees and no one's rooting for you and there's some truth to that and i accept i accept all of it like it's fine like at the end of the day it's it's an advantage to be here there's no question no one would ever convince me otherwise i think if you don't think it is i think you're making excuses but the platform and the reach not just here but globally like people watch you.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM
"Is associated with an eighteen percent lower chance of having fibrillation it also helps cut the odds of heart failure nuts a rich sources of unsaturated fatty acids protein fiber minerals which you mentioned magnesium vitamin e foley and other chemicals eating nuts may have an antioxidant and anti inflammatory effect and can improve blood cholesterol help blood vessels work better and prevent weekend can you as a cardiologists test somebody to see if they're likely to get a job let's say it's in the family and so he wants to notre skin you are there any tests to figure out electrically because it's really all about the electrical impulses in the heart to see if someone is a candidate fib you mean project their future there's really no tests like that we can test to see if you're going in and out of it because some people do that before they go into it consistently we can also talk about risk factors for just lower your risk factors but being that precise like you are asking we're not yet there hopefully one day we will be what do you do to avoid the risk if you're taking that's that's one thing my you know my father had a fair been it created at the didn't he early on in his life but neither later but you know he had when he got into the last throes of his life it was after having a stroke which came about as a result of his having a pacemaker and being on cumidin and all kinds of other stuff.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Gratuity you can call it a gratuity but that simply the cost of hiring you so if i'm pay if i if i'm paying one hundred dollars for a meal and there's an eighteen percent service charge i'm not leaving eight eighteen percent tip patrick all right that's the issue the interesting thing too is is if i deliver there is no there is no on my neighbor okay so i if i make the food there they charge me april by labor so i know the rules applied and you can call a delivery the other thing i would do i mean you all the money patron unless you want to fight it but the rules of the rules is i have your account in your new account cut a deal with them and say hey i can't come up with thirty eight thousand dollars can i couldn't come up with an over a period of time and i already cut it on my credit card oh well then you paid it then all you can do is well first of all you get the miles congratulations second ohio so next time you go to hawaii you'll know it's because your account screwed you second of all you can certainly sue four the the service charge or not the service charge whatever the penalty an interest is i take you feel right you got it yeah i was iit was there is sales tax uh when you're you're serving a restaurant charge a sales tax and it and i was really pissed off because i had to pay a i had to pay a tax sales tax i remember i was ticky to it was a party that went to that i paid for and they come back and they said dr here is the tax lego puts attacks on top of the tax a sales tax on top of the tip you can't attacks on tips and you seen those restaurants charged over six people mandatory eighteen percent that's not a tip what you're paying for is eighteen percent for the privilege of having over six people the table look if the word gratuity its voluntary voluntary means you can tip or you don't have to tip when there is an eighteen percent charge that's not a tip and yes that is tax and that's the problem yes it is a town was at it this is handle on the law.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Yeah it's a weird from critically today and i would say two things jump first of all he talked about lost here so they beat a little bit they had a bigger um you know revenue cool they handle little bit less of a loss but then was really focused on the first six trading weeks of the year this year and he says look it's been much better of course because it means that took the up in market volatility has a positive impact on secondary activities he says it's much better to be on on the bright side of the trading as you all you can make a lot of money and that gave him a like to grow on but overall he was positive also about q four of lock your have we're the mitchell food dropping rhythm with we edited for guidance we give a think the city we should fight from seven billion from an eu he too and we said fabian of course where he vet refugees of one hundred eighteen percent and seventeen over sixty and then to one i i couldn't be more priest we've a global markets performance quakeprone before the teams of don't invert market disruptions so first of all you can say that look too good a show on the right side of the trade but it does negatively impact any kind of primary calendar clients may wake come the markets in order to transact on the other point i would say that he was very focused on global markets and saying look this is great because he explained to me that you know he cut so many cost but he's like you know two and a half years into a threeyear restructuring plan are you saying we also need to test the engine light of the machine and seeing these all cow time is global markets unit can actually perform it means that he hasn't caught too much from we've got these three banks in europe and i'll pick out three of them it's really does you've got just be of barclays joan chronic deutsche bank intelligency on record sways all of those banks would a little bit of trouble a little bit of both of the newest those guys pretty much came at the exact same time as you look to cross the line.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Bidding starts at eighteen percent you might that it down to fifteen fourteen thirteen twelve th as i was one uh what is attractive about a state like illinois is that every six months whatever big you big at that hack cells let's say big ten percent tie interests that you're willing to take when the homeowner comes at rotc property have you by bought it for ten percent six months in a day that becomes twenty percent uh twelve months that day that becomes thirty percent and so so on and that goes that that way for up to three years uh so you know technically yeah yeah technically he could earn a hundred and eight percent after three years uh but uh you know our our clients average about one in four per year i mean that's an awesome return not is not putting your money in the market for example right just because the market's going up his easy to say hey i'm making the fifteen sixteen eighteen percent a year san sp 500 but if you can do this outside of the market in an a in an area that you can become more familiar with an understand that's incredible i mean there are some flippers that i know that struggled struggle with that 24 percent a year on their capital just because labour costs are increasing support the cost of supplies are increasing the cost of land and the cost of just wholesaling a wholesale property is increasing so you're margins get cut and if you're looking for a little bit of a lie style opportunity you're not really going to get it with flipping necessarily so we have to start looking outside the box and that's why i think tax liens are so are so crucial to that so using in illinois after bid down the interest rate and then a doubles every six months of my understanding that correctly that correct yep gotcha so if i wanted a plates uber safe i can just collect all the tax leans in illinois that i want and say i'm just i just want i'm i want everything at two percent for example or will nickel gutter yes absolutely an ad in our pick a up they'll annoy is is definitely hedge fund that by about three percent uh so so.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM
"Exactly zach set for april do not familiar editing consumption texas types when you your tax when you spend rather than when you earn and what i'm laver how to fill out another tax what i like about the sales tax is it would be giant right now it would be giant lie fifty percent to forty percent dealt would be rally in the people promoting the fairfax understand it only be something like eighteen percent and well it but in order to find w and have a balanced budget and go to a fair tax would be way up eighteen percent it would be way over eighteen percent so go what i load of out of fairfax dot com i and i got it right but what i what i what i like about it is it jakes the tax transparent the does oh yes you know what i mean yeah like like if all of a sudden i was going to buy something and i had this huge tax associated with it every time i bought anything i would be reminded how much taxes i'm paying well you know he'll my reminded every day river this is a great example of how how hidden taxes guetta for instance when you buy a gallon of gasoline there's a whole bunch of hidden taxes in there well i where they i love when they when they disguise attacks by calling it a fee oh snail as mortar barrage practices of state and local governments these yet out i i cannot stand it when state and local governments don't call a tax attacks the day goes in some two in some states voters have placed limitations they said that the legislature cannot oppose attacks without a twothirds vote or i set out something like that so they break that long zach lowe they call him rahanwein i call it a fait they do exactly what president obama said when he called is around the entreaty in agreement it's exactly right they're playing games because when you start adding up all the fees that you've got an its rice because lynn all stay at eight and become very nasty and so i.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Corporate taxes they could have a discussion about the numbers there that could have been it could have been negotiating point because you and i both originally said what we believe is going to what we believe in the very beginning is what they would try to do is lower the corporate tax rate even if you get it down to 25 percent but but there were member the goal is not just with the tax rate is it's the deductions and and everything else the effective corporate tax rate for most corporations last year was or by a couple of years ago was eighteen percent serval was 35 percent the average was pain eighteen and so if you lowered from 3525 but cut out all the deductions and it goes up to 25 you're doing no good so i think the goal the republicans is to get at least a moderate corporate tax scott that would be a tax cut in the effective raging and a lower a middleclass taxes and again what you do is you sit there and say okay all these deductions you're not going to get okay we're going to get them to you anyway and still reduce said so you give everybody a a great tax cut you give a little bit to the upper end is is what you do and you skyrock the deficit right because nobody really cares about the deficit now you have to i think give court that you do care about the deficit but in reality the democrats and ended twenty who i think the democrats will come out loudly you know schumer already talking about the deficit but if there is.
"eighteen percent" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"The new deal from ninety eight from nineteen thirty three to thirty nine private hours worked for even lower after fbi took the fbi after fdr took office averaging twenty seven percent below their nineteen twenty nine level compared to eighteen percent lower from 1930 to thirty two now these professors explained that it was the new deal that actually prevented a more rapid recovery just as obamacare prevents quality healthcare at an affordable price they wrote the economic fundamentals that drywall expansions were very favorable during the new deal productivity grew very rapidly after nineteen three the price level was stable real interest rates were low and liquidity was plentiful we have calculated on the basis of just productivity growth employment and investment should have been back to normal levels by 19 thirty six they go on some new deal policies certainly benefited the economy by stablishment a basic social safety net but others violated the most basic economic principles by suppressing competition and setting prices and wages in many sectors well above their normal levels suppressing competition when the government monopolizes forget about antitrust and all the rest of it because the government don't you know is noble and smarter than everybody else they won on the most damaging policies were those at the heart of the recovery plan including the national industrial recovery act which tossed aside the nations and i trust acts and permitted industries to collusively raise prices provided that they shared their newfound monopoly rents with workers by substantially raising wage it is well above underlying product productivity growth each industry created.