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Streamlining the Hiring Process for Nurses With Dr. Iman Abuzeid of Incredible Health
"The genesis of incredible health came from my background right. So i am an md a lot of friends and family members that are doctors as well who were often complaining about understaffing at the same time. My co founder. Who's a software engineer from. Mit import. lock. His sisters are nurses and they were saying. Hey i'm experienced and qualified and still takes me two three months to get my next job. I applied a ten fifteen places. I often don't hear back. This is a very common experience for nurses by the way even today and so we just figured there just has to be an easier way to solve this problem so essentially the problem you identified. Was this kind of the process. Right of hiring. Nurses was broken. Which doesn't make sense right because you would think you know with the shortage and hospitals needing nurses they would bring him on but hospitals are also big bureaucracies with lots of different challenges. So i guess it does make sense. You identified this problem. Which was the hiring the on boarding process and and all the bureaucracy involved. You decided to figure to streamline it and that was the genesis of incredible health. That's right and it's now expanded beyond just the place where a nurse finds the job. It's the place where he or. She manages their career. I mentioned continuing education earlier. We also have free salary estimators. We have a couple more services than are launching at the end of this year as well. That's exclusively for nurses. So it's it's really become the place where you manage your entire career on incredible health. Well i'm wondering him on. How does the business model work do. Hospital subscribe pay subscription fee to the site. Or do they pay you know. Every time they hire somebody you get a fee sort of kazakh model designed as a subscription and then that the hospitals are picking are selecting different. Tiers that are based on volume of one hundred percent free for the nurses when nurses go and work at hospitals. Do they tend to stay at the same hospital for a long time. Or is there high turnover. Are they moving around to different hospitals. Yeah so for our platform specifically we only do permanent workers right. We don't do any contract. Workers now look nursing in general is known for high turnover right so usually it's seventeen percent is a national annual turnover right now and so retention is also a hot topic and a very important topic for these for these employers as well and we'll try to do whatever they can to try to keep their nurses so let's go back to the beginning of this year. At what point. Did you realize that this pandemic is going to be a major problem and that the service you offer was was potentially going to be in high demand. I figured this out. Put this altogether. Probably in january february and now is because i was on twitter on and honestly the most amount of information was coming from epidemiologists. Md's and public health experts around the world because we weren't getting real time data here in the us so twitter twitter was actually the my source for figuring this out. I know you've got a team of about thirty people. You're based in san francisco right. We are headquartered in san francisco. Our team is in different parts of the country. So when you realize that this was potentially going to be a huge issue did you see an immediate spike in demand for your services. We did a certainly by april. There was a spike in demand for specific types of nurses. If you're an icu nurse. Or e deaners the hiring for that like increased by three x on our platform like right away and we saw a drop. For some of the other specialties because surgeries were getting canceled but since then since july august the demand for every single role has dramatically increased because not only are hospitals operating at full capacity also dealing with this pandemic. So how did you start to position your your company and your business to meet that demand so there were few things that we did We a few months ago. We launched what we call the pandemic hiring sweet right and what that is is a a range of features and tools that even more dramatically accelerates the hiring and really helps. The hospitals reduce costs because they had gone through some very severe financial hardship. Right so a couple of the things that we did was we added in automated interview scheduling remote interviewing. Because that's just what you have to do. During a pandemic in-app chats enhanced are matching algorithms. All of these with the goal of accelerating the hiring even further so we got down to twelve days now and on average we save every hospital that we work with at least two million dollars because they dramatic try to reduce their travelers costs as well as our overtime in asia. Our costs so essentially last year or the year before. If you were nurse using your platform you would have done and in-person interview at least one. You've traveled to the hospital. And that of course has gone away. That's gone so that's not even a feature anymore. Now everything is happening. Virtually correct and
Seattle City Council approves new budget in 8-1 vote
"Today. The seattle city council passed the twenty twenty one budget in eight to one vote. It includes new tiny house villages and an expansion of the program that sends firefighters and social workers to people in crisis but a central focus in the budget discussions. This fall has been whether this summer's protests calling for massive changes to police budgets and practices would affect sp funding kyw's. Amy radel is here to tell us about the outcome. Amy take us back to the summer when activists i called on city leaders to cut as pd funding by fifty percent right and a majority of seattle city council members agreed to that principle council members did try to make immediate cuts in salaries and certain police units. You know we saw chief carmen. Best resigned over their methods but as discussion began on next year's budget it became clear. The council wasn't seeking a fifty percent cut right away to recent escape a chairs the budget committee. And here's where she says. They ultimately came down regarding our seattle police department. The seattle city council along with the mayor competent combination of both cuts out twenty percent twenty percent and that includes both cuts and transferring some functions outside of spd right twenty percent not fifty percents. So how significant is that reduction Well if you look at other cities it's very significant. Cancel member mosquito has pointed out. Seattle has gone farther in this effort than any other. Us city except maybe austin texas. A year ago cut like this would have been unthinkable but people supporting what they called. the solidarity. budget kept the pressure up rate until the end this week. The council rejected their call to cut another nine million dollars last week and councilmember shama sawant said that was a disappointment and because of that has been justifiable anger and disgust at the establishment over the weekend from thousands of ordinary. People who have been committed to black lives matter. There were car caravans of activists to city council members homes this weekend and today the council agreed to cut an additional two million dollars from. Spd's budget They say that cut should make it so there will be no net increase in police officers hired next year They expect a higher the same number as the number projected to leave which is one hundred and fourteen officers
Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail
"This seventeen year old gunman accused of killing two people during a racial injustice protest in Wisconsin has been released on two million dollars bail seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse is from Illinois he was shown on video tape with a rifle walking down a Kenosha Wisconsin street filled with protesters August twenty fifth after he shot and killed two men Rittenhouse told police it was self defense while he was guarding a business a court deemed him a flight risk but he walked out of jail after posting bail conservatives appraised Rittenhouse as a patriot exercising his right to bear arms during unrest and have raised millions of dollars for his legal defense supporters of the black lives matter movement describe Rittenhouse as a trigger happy white supremacist in Wisconsin he's not even allowed to carry a gun as a teen unless he's hunting I'm Jackie Quinn
Macy's loses money in 3Q; virus surges into holiday season
"Additional earnings report from Macy's reflects the uneven terrain facing retailers sales at Macy's tumbled twenty two percent as the department store chain struggled to bring shoppers back during a pandemic chief financial officer Adrian Mitchell said surging cobit across the country continues to impede the recovery in international tourism and urban areas the hardest hit businesses have been flagship stores in those in downtown areas sales at established stores fell around twenty percent while online sales rose twenty seven percent the company posted a loss of ninety one billion dollars that compares with a two million dollar profit in the same period a year ago I'm Jennifer king
Why Having a Business Mentor is Essential to Success
"Today. I have two guests. My guests are kevin harrington and mark tim as an original shark on the hit. Tv show shark tank. The creator of the infomercial. Pioneer of the as seen on tv and co founding board member of the entrepreneurs organization. Kevin harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy a hundred times success his legendary work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced well over five billion dollars global sales launch of more than five hundred products. And the making of dozens of millionare's twenty of his companies have each top two hundred million dollars in revenue. Martyrdom has been a serial entrepreneur an exponential thinking practitioner for almost three decades. He started more than a dozen companies. Several of which have multiplied imminent sold. They are the co authors of the great book mentor to millions. Thanks so much for joining me today. guys be here. Thank you a great to be here. Awesome so mark. I am going to start with you and ask you to share selvi. Would you think are important lessons that you learned from heaven in your mentor mentor relationship. Well kevin Kevin was kind of the dream. Mentor for me. You know he was he. He became my guide in my own. Entrepreneurial endeavors i had had a successful business multiple businesses. But i kept topping out at a certain level and when i looked at kevin as a shark you know i'm like he's taken over. Twenty businesses dobra hundred million dollars. He could really help me to scale and so to be candid. I had to give the best pitch. This guy's heard over fifty thousand pitches. And so i went to kevin and said hey look i know your time is valuable. I know that You've got a lot of wisdom you could share for me so if you would be my mentor. I'm gonna make this easy for you. And i'm going to become your student. And that was a pitch that he hadn't heard before thankfully and he said yes and so he became my guide in my entrepreneurial pursuits. I learned you know. Probably the two biggest things i learned was about following the eyeballs. He calls a aggressive curiosity at the short hand for that is follow the eyeballs. Where are people looking. The chances of success in business and scaling is if your business in the path of where people are looking in. So i started putting more my efforts behind commerce because as you can tell right now. We're shopping from home. That's herat and so it was perfect. Timing for me to invest in that category. Because wow my business this year. I can tell you that i'm actually on my way to my first one hundred million dollar business because of my mentorship with kevin and then he also taught me a concept about the dream team and the dream team. Here's here's the mistake. I was making and by the way so is ninety. Nine point nine percent of everybody in their business. I had this crazy notion that i was hiring people i could afford and you know. And that sounds so intuitive. And that's what we normally do. When we're growing our business. But kevin has this concept called the dream team where he told me i would rather have ten percent of the time of a cfo that could take me a hundred million dollars than one hundred ten percent of the time of a cfo. That wouldn't get passed a million and that's the concept of who you can afford often caps you out and taps you out versus putting a dream team in place sometimes which you don't even have to pay them if you incentivize them the right way but if you put a dream team in place that can take you where you need to go than likely. You're going to get there. And so i would say aggressive curiosity dream team to the biggest lessons i learned from kevin but most of all i took what i learned from kevin. I started applying it to home. I started treating family like the most valuable business in the world. And i found out that aggressive curiosity works at home and my ultimate jer. Green team is my family at home. And i started seeing results. That are beyond anything i could ever imagine at home. And that's when we wrote the book mentor to millions. That was one of the commitments. We made we teach all the lessons. That kevin taught me but we try to end every chapter with how you can take that lesson home to your most valuable business and bring them your best and your first instead of your last in your least oh my goodness i just love that and i have to say that i love this concept of aggressive curiosity because i am all about Well you may notice that. The end i remind people to stay curious because it is so key and i love this dream team concept i get that so many people hire who they think they can afford and they miss out on who they need to get their business where they want to go so kevin. I'm assuming that you think every business owner should have a mentor. Is that a fair assumption. Absolutely i believe let's put it this way if you're a startup entrepreneur or startup business owner. You don't know what's coming up. Kobe through a lot of wrenches in a lot of businesses for many that were some of the most successful business owners were were were. It was like pulling the rug out from under them right. This is is business life. It were were throwing curveballs every single day. A thirty years ago one day my my bank shut down my merchant account and grabbed two million dollars out of my account. And i didn't know what to do. Well i got some mentors. That helped me through that. And and because i was never a finance guy and so people have different strengths and and entrepreneurs though tend to a lot of a lot of entrepreneurs her soul entrepreneurs they take pride in being the the entrepreneur to do it themselves to be their own boss. What they don't realize is that you know when they were inside that corporation with that big structure and all those people you know there was other people that were doing the things that maybe they weren't good at and so now that they're responsible for all parts of the business. It's now time to make sure that you've got the right support team as mark and i call it the dream team to help you succeed in that and a dream team can be one or two or three or some grouping of mentors and coaches that you can bring together so i think everybody needs one
South Carolina fires football coach Will Muschamp
"South Carolina has fired football coach will Muschamp the second time he's been let go by an SEC school in mid season athletic director ray Tanner said first year offensive coordinator and former Colorado state head coach Mike bobo will take over as interim coach the forty nine year old must champ had four years remaining on his contract his buyout from the schools thirteen point two million dollars the Gamecocks are two one five and lost a third straight game fifty nine forty two at Ole miss on Saturday night I'm Dave Ferrie
Rapper who bragged in video about benefits scam is arrested
"Nuke Basil is rapper and he bragged in a youtube music video about getting rich from an unemployment scam. While now his bragging has got him in jail has really Ms Fun Trail Baynes he's of Memphis and. He is expected to make his first court appearance in downtown L. A. on Friday. He was arrested in Vegas. So what happened is he made a music video posted it and he was bragging about his swagger for E. D. D. and holding up stacks of the bank cards that came from the PCP loans and one of the lines in the song is you gotta sell cocaine just file claim while they investigated him and found ninety two of those debit cards preloaded totaling more than one point two, million dollars fraudulently obtained benefits from the first stimulus package. Good to see they've got a tight rein on it right If convicted Nuke Basil faces twenty two years in prison. Good.
Dr. Dre's estranged wife investigated for alleged embezzlement: Report
"Guys remember we talked about Dr Dre divorce and how his wife worth requesting two million dollars a month in spousal Roy Yeah I was all for that. You guys were a little against me on that when we Were well according. According to TMZ Nicole young that Dr Trays Wipe is being investigated now for embezzlement in the report to the LAPD Dr Dre business partner alleges that Nicole withdrew three, hundred, eighty, five, thousand dollars. Okay and some change from their business account on the call has said she had a right to the money in that corporate account because her name is on it mccollum which Nicole I'm with you. Now, depending on the outcome. But wasn't picking. Games on the account to I can't she? Wouldn't. Because, she needs that she's got live to. Okay. One. Hundred Thousand Dollars. This. Okay. Tommy where she going to be living is gonNA be on the. Offending on the outcome of this case, you're right Steve Cut could. Possibly, be failing. Be Facing jail time. That is definitely no laughing matter.
The "Dungeons & Dragons" Murder
"A North Carolina suburb in the early morning of July twenty fifth nineteen eighty-eight. On evonne, Stein awoke to an intruder at her bedside holding a knife and club. Bunny was severely beaten and stabbed, but she somehow managed to stay alive and call for help after the intruder left Leith was not selected. However, he was stabbed and bludgeoned to death when investigators learned that his estate was worth over two million dollars naturally his wife and stepchildren became suspects. Yeah. The amount I've heard varying stories on the amount, but it was around two million dollars. So a considerable amount of money especially in the nineteen eighties her was. The von Stein family lived in the small town of Washington North Carolina. And the rest of the state calls this town little Washington to differentiate it from Washington DC in Washington state. But I guess the people who live there like to call it the original Washington because it is the first town to be named after George Washington. That's an interesting tidbit for you. Can we fact check that I have done that but if we WANNA double check for me so it was the first town as we now yet. Okay. So. Whether you call it little Washington or original Washington the town was virtually destroyed in eighteen, sixty four, and then again in nineteen hundred by some devastating fires, a few homes survived and it was rebuilt and it became a farming and fishing community. So with a population of just over ten thousand pretty small. It's known as a sleepy town, but actually a pretty good place to raise your family low crime. I would imagine ten thousand is Pretty small but not too bad. So yeah probably be a nice place to raise a kid. Yeah, I. Think so. So, lease was born in Queens New York in nineteen forty six to parents who both came from well off German families who it is still a baby. The family moved to North Carolina his father Howard was a graduate of Brown University and he'd been a professional saxophone player before fighting in world. War? Two. After. The war. The Big Band era who is starting to be on its way out? And it was getting hard to find work as a saxophonist. So at this point, he had a wife and a baby boy to support so. Howard decided he needed to find a steady job. He ended up taking one offered by his brother-in-law as a laundry equipment salesman. He and I think he was successful at that. But maybe not at his happiest, right because he was an artist and musician. But he was successful. CONC- that whoever you're good at what you do that you're just not totally in it. Exactly. So lead Smart Marie does it on him she spoiled him and gave him pretty much anything he wanted. But you know he remained respectful and loving and had a good work ethic. By, the time he was in high school, the camel city laundry and cleaners had become one of the most successful laundries in the whole country. and lead stand Howard had become part owner and they were employing over one hundred people. But you know. Lee. had no interest in the laundry business and his dad totally understood that. So li-the never took a part time job that his father offered him at the laundry. He had decided on another career you're lethal is accepted into the school of Engineering at North Carolina State University. He. Was Successful for the first two years. But then in the junior year kind of his motivation and slacked off. He got into partying pretty heavily and he flunked out in nineteen, sixty seven. Now, the problem with this or this time is that the Vietnam War was going on. So guess what happened Oh Leaf He's drafted. Yeah. His parents were pretty frantic and worried about this as you can imagine or you're their only son, their only child. So he was twenty one years old by this time, and fortunately for him, his two years of college helped him get assigned to clerical work. So instead of being sent off to fight a war, he was stationed in office in Germany. Of course, he knew some German. So that came in handy to after his discharge from the army in nineteen seventy lethal returned home and enrolled at Guilford College in Greensboro as a business major. Gilford was a small quaker college. So some faculty and students held weekly silent vigils against the Vietnam War on the federal courthouse lawn. And Leaf was agreeing with them. He didn't think this war should be going on. Your a lot of this at that time didn't think that was a good idea. Shabby. That were absolutely it was the movement. So. Although he had been conservative for most of his life leaked did get some strong opinions against the war and he let his hair grow out to his shoulder started wearing blue jeans and he got a pair of those small round wire rimmed glasses that John
Spotify launches social cards
"Spotify launched Promo cards for podcasters to help you share shows episodes on social media. You can grab yours from spotify dedicated website willing to today in our show notes and newsletter. Following a story that we broke on Tuesday about how easy it is to pirate somebody else's podcast using anchor podcast hosts. Captivate has an answer to safeguard against piracy by triggering a verification email which gives the opportunity to cancel any import. I'm an adviser to captivate wasn't involved in that new feature. Looks Good. audio boom has announced to sales partnership with Rogers sports in media in Canada Rogers, which is Canada's second largest radio broadcaster will sell advertising within audio booms shows. Audio UK is conducting a business census of audio radio production companies based in the UK tatum from a previous survey in two thousand fifteen was successfully used to lobby the BBC the commercial sector and to get government funding Surf Your Incorporated as a UK company you should sit in the census today you'll find it links from our show notes and our newsletter. One third of Australian News consumers hasn't podcasts every month eleven percent listen to news podcast says the University of Cameras Digital News reports twenty twenty which came out earlier. This year we linked to that today very tonic. An audio measurement service has raised three point two, million dollars in new capital. One of the investors was. Personal. Audio LLC company which claimed it had a patent for podcasting. Sent packing in May by the F. F. zombies never die. The company has managed to make a successful petition to the Supreme Court to overturn a court decision to reject a review, it wants money from CBS for patent infringement even though they're patent was invalidated. Conference in Germany for podcasting heroes has been announced meanwhile if your podcast is in German, you should consider submitting it to the podcast of the year award it's free and we are podcast is just released a limited number of fifty percent off early bird tickets for their next event on November the fifth the sixth it's all about how to make money from your podcast. To their ticket website from our show notes and our newsletter today. And in podcast news launched yesterday, the Euro quesion games claims it's the first game show podcast about the Eurovision Song Contest Rob Lily claims he's the world's biggest fan of the contest per chapels every year with songs from across European countries confusingly as European countries include Israel and Australia anyway robes put to the test to see if he really does know it all and now there's a podcast for you. If you make a podcast for brands, fresh ears from the UK's fresh air production takes one of their branded podcast projects and focuses on what they did and how they did it.
Interview with Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp
"This industry has just been absolutely hammered unlike any other industry travel leisure as well. So many people go to yelp for restaurants. So did you anticipate that pretty quickly early on that restaurants we're going to get hit or did that come as a surprise to you? We had some sense that restaurants are gonNA, get hit. What of our? More Cedar product managers of Chinese person who had lots of contacts in China and was relying like all the changes that restaurants were going through in. China to try and adapt at the outset of the pandemic like this is crazy. They're doing all these things with temperature checks at the door like delivered new delivery things partitions, and it just seemed so unlikely that that could be our reality especially at that time call it early March, we were studying this and everything still felt normal but it was you know pretty soon we could start seeing impacts in some of the cities that were hardest hit in the. US. So for example, Seattle and You. Know that obviously got US thinking about business ramifications and okay restaurants, which is a big portion of our traffic are going to be hard hit. You know what can we do? We weren't going to charge restaurants for instance, for that period where traffic was following and even if they were getting some value, you know the everyone is thrown into total chaos and like there really isn't a whole lot of point to advertising. Traffic is falling like that. So so pulling together, a bunch of different things to support the restaurant nightlife industry at a time, became a big priority and ultimately culminated with about thirty two million dollars, worth of forgiven fees and young. To Support Restaurants Jeremy Your Business Model depends largely on advertising on businesses that advertise on the platform and businesses that depend on ads have had a difficult time because companies are cutting back on their ad spence. For obvious reasons, they've got to preserve cash in many cases. And this has actually pretty dramatically affected your business yelps business right I mean over the over the past year that was one of the scariest things a particularly about march in April you know in a pandemic especially as things are shutting down. WHO's buying advertise wait? So that was my great fear was you know is our revenue going to go toward zero like maybe it's not zero, but is it going to go towards zero pretty darn quickly. We had some very stressful difficult conversations around my the different potentially catastrophic scenarios. What would we do? How do we survive you know? Is there a freeze? The company amber type strategy literally was something we were talking about like where we just go down to the skeleton of staff fits a nuclear winter type of situation. Fortunately, the world did start to re stabilize and as the panic subsided, there were businesses that actually were doing even finer good You know like as all of us were sheltered at home. Suddenly if your toilet backed up, you're calling the plot a plot. Being more busier and some people started moving later in the pandemic mover traffic was doing reasonably well and so there ended up being areas of our business because we are diversified we're no obviously widely for restaurants, but we also have. Reviews and customers in all sorts of local services categories as well. Area of the business has been quite resilient contractors and and and so on. Interesting I remember when you on the podcast you talked about to crisis moments I remember was when you were x dot com and you were just Totally, terrified that I think that pay pal was gonna like crush you guys and you'd sleepless nights about that and then the other one was when you started yelp and nobody came to the party like it was really just didn't gain any traction in the in the months many months and you will really worried you had a lot of anxiety about and you talked about that and this sounds like even more intense what you went through in March and April. Just probably personally, I? mean. Planning for a nuclear winter. But in in some senses like I wonder whether anticipating that possibility actually was in a sense probably the best way to game out what your strategy would be. Because in the end, it didn't work out that way but it but you were planning for the worst. Yeah. One of the things that I would say was beneficial of going to that awful place in our minds with I'd say at the early part of the pandemic, it's hard for people to really wrap their heads around the scope of the problem how big the problem is how it's going to change our lives it just seems. Unbelievable. and. so by forcing other executives managers, etc start thinking about this, this could be the big one just so to speak. You know it gets you into a brain's base that did shift everyone's thinking to. The A big problem. We have to take this extremely seriously, and there's going to be big changes and moves that none of us are going to like we have to do to ensure the survival
A lesson from Trump's taxes: An underfunded IRS is outmatched
"And so part of the reason that president trump has been able to pace a little taxes at least according to the Times is because his businesses have lost so much money they've lost more than a billion dollars and he. Has, used the carry forward provisions among other things to reduce his tax bill for years and years. You know when you have business losses, it's like you have like money in the tax bank that you can use to pay less taxes in the future. Now, originally back in nineteen eighteen when carry-forward I started if you lost money one year, you could use that loss to reduce your taxes for next year but only for that one year and then a while later Congress said you know what you can carry over losses. For two years then Congress extended it further to fifteen years and eventually congress said you can spread your losses out. You can carry losses forward for as long as you want forever President Trump signed the bill that made that change into law in two thousand, eighteen and Isaac says there are good reasons to have this provision in the tax code it can be helpful for struggling businesses. So on the one hand, you kind of don't want your tax system to bankrupt a viable business just because it has a bad year. Right. So that's one. So it's useful but also but but depending on, you know how clever you are about your investments and how you go about booking what counts as a loss. There's lots of room to kind of gain with creative accounting. It is it is wildly open to abuse. So carry-forward is sometimes a reasonable useful thing and sometimes something that people and businesses abuse to pay less taxes than they should, and there are people at the irs whose job it is to figure out for every tax return that uses this provision you know which is this reasonable or is this abuse but as it says, the funding that pays for the IRS to enforce carry forward rules and the rest of the tax code, it has been cut for years it's been. A pretty substantial. block of the Republican Party in Congress has lined up behind the idea of really depriving the irs of teeth especially, the enforcement arm that that goes after. The rich and just like think about how expensive it can be to audit the taxes of the ultra rich fridge people do not have simple straightforward tax returns. They have a ton of paperwork fancy lawyers in. So look at the story we read The New York Times about the president's taxes right and and it was a picture that they have to assemble by looking at hundreds of different tax returns for hundreds of different entities. Now imagine having to do that for every even for one in ten rich people in the United States right Obviously, it can't be done. Except there's one congressional committee that specifically looks into the super-rich but only in some cases but but. One of those cases use the case of president trump. There was this one paragraph in the time story I mean there were a lot of paragraphs in the time story and a lot of it was interesting but there was one paragraph in particular that really I wanted to understand better. So the paragraph was related to this seventy three million dollar tax refund that Donald Trump apparently got in two thousand and ten and that he and the government are still fighting over. Okay. I'm going to read this paragraph it says quote refunds require. Blah. Blah Blah in opinion of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation Blah Blah Blah and tax law requires the committee to weigh in on all refunds larger than two. Million dollars to individuals. So what this paragraph is saying is there is a committee in Congress that has to give an opinion every single time the irs is about to send some rich person, a multimillion dollar tax refund as I read this and I thought like why you know what is going on you have questions. So I called Dave Norton he's a corporate lawyer who used to work at this committee, the Joint Committee on taxation, and he told me this is not a normal kind of congressional committee. You know it doesn't right laws. It doesn't hold hearings where lawmakers ask questions that are really more like comments and the joint committee staff is. A non-partisan expert staff of economists. Lawyers. Accountants. So it's like it's like Congress's. Team of tax nerds. That is a good way to put it. Exactly, right mostly the nurse on this committee figure out what different changes to the tax code would mean for the government and for the economy, you know how different potential tax tweaks would work. But a few of them go into work everyday and review giant tax refunds that the IRS is about to send out it's it's interesting because it's so one by one right you don't think of Congress as doing. Anything on like we'RE GONNA get every big tax refund that goes out in America. But that is what they're doing here and I agree it is It is pretty unusual. It might be unique in terms of something that the Congress would get involved with Congress got involved with this back in the nineteen twenties basically because they didn't trust the person who was overseeing the IRS, the Treasury Secretary Andrew Melon. Melon was one of the richest men in America. Also, one of the biggest tax payers in America had all these business interests that he held onto he was treasury secretary, and so congress was like wait you're the boss of the IRS and you owe all these taxes and you have investments and all these businesses that the IRS is supposed to be taxing that seems very shady. You know we want to make sure that you're not just having the irs and you and your pals massive tax refunds. So what we congress are going to do is we're going to pass a law that requires this Joint Committee to review big refunds. Congress basically said tax nerds keep an eye on these rich guys in the refunds, and so here we are almost one hundred years later and the tax nerds. They are still keeping an eye on these guys, and that's why in two thousand eleven trump's refund made its way to this committee. Apparently, the committee reviews hundreds of these refunds a year. So it's you know. Sort of, but there are a couple of things in this case in the case of Donald Trump's giant refund that are unusual. One unusual thing is typically the committee reviews the refunds before they get sent out to tax payers make sense. Yeah. It would think you would think but there is this special corner of the law and it actually applies to sort of the twin Sarah of what you were talking about earlier in the show the twin of the carry forward provision right where you can carry forward losses. The twin is Keri back. Here's how Carrie backwards if you lose money in the year, you're filing your taxes for now instead of carrying those losses forward as you do in carry forward, you can look back to. The past, you can say, look a few years ago. I was making tons of money I was on the apprentice and I paid tons of taxes, and so what I WANNA do is I want to carry my losses from the present back into the past and I want you to give me a refund for all of those taxes I paid a few years ago. Right so that is what president trump in fact was doing in this case when he got this giant seventy-three, million dollar refund and the special provision of the law that applies here is actually something they call a quickie refund and so innocent. Cute little seventy-three, million dollar tax refund and what happens with a quickie refund is the IRS. Okay. We will send you the refund before we've done a thorough evaluation of your claim and you have to promise that. If we ultimately decide that your claim for this refund, not you're going to give us back the money. So that's what happened here. That is thing number one that was unusual to quickey refined I seventy three million dollars. Yes. Okay. So thing number two that is unusual is just how long it has taken to figure out whether the refund was legit. You know whether the president in fact qualified for the refund under the law so Typically. The Joint Committee Clears Clears Refund reviews. In about three weeks maybe a little bit more than three weeks in a kind of standard run of the mill case they've says that some really complicated cases might take a few months to figure out but the president's case is still unresolved and it went to the committee nine years ago years they've says, he never saw anything take anywhere near that long when he worked at the Committee I never saw years Adam okay. So a case that went on for years would be very unusual in your experience. That's fair. Say yes and you know it makes sense that once Donald Trump becomes president trump the case would become exceptional and more complicated and take longer but this was already going on for years before that happened and so it's not entirely clear why it's taking so long. So Okay we've been through what's going on with the president's case, and also where does this weird committee review come from The one last thing I wanted to ask Dave was does it even makes sense to have a special Congressional Committee Review You know individual tax refunds you sort of worked on both sides you you were describing working for clients whose refunds are held up by the committee you've worked on the committee holding up People's refunds as you study them. Do you feel like it's useful? I do think just from a from a revenue perspective the taxpayer gets huge bang for the buck out of the C. T. Refund review process it costs almost nothing to run. It's you know as I said, just a few people and they can be counted upon to spot millions and millions and millions of dollars of potential mistakes. The spotting thing. Hey, look this is this million here million there at this shouldn't be going out for this this this reason
Jfrog and Sumologic Set Initial IPO Prices Amidst Wave of Interesting Private Rounds
"There are new IPO filings from both Jay, frog and sumo logic to companies that filed in that great IPO wave of a few weeks back we have been tracking both companies impending debuts because we care a lot about them, their software companies, it's been venture capital money at play that puts them right in the very middle of what we care about here at tech rudge. So the news. To s a filings when it comes to developer focus J. Franck, it is going to target thirty seven dollars per share at the top end according to this initial range, of course, and could raise as much as four, hundred, ninety, two point, two, million dollars, and we did some very. Rough math this morning. So you know have the jobs. So in fact, check us but we believe could be worth as much as three point three, billion dollars at three seven dollars per share it not counting select shares reserved for its underwriting banks. Turned into sumo logic it will target twenty one dollars per share for an IPO that could be worth three, hundred, Fifty, seven, point, four, million. That's how much could raise in the debut and if you do all the math. It could be worth two point, one billion dollars again, not counting shares reserved for underwriters more of both of those to come on the site of course, but it's great to see those ideas moving forward making stores markets. It means we're not going to be bored for weeks. There's GonNa, be lots to talk about. So get excited
Launching in U.S. theaters, 'Tenet' tallies $20.2 million
"Christopher Nolan film tenet has earned an estimated twenty point two million dollars at the box office during a drastically reduced opening because of the corona virus pandemic I marquees are let out with the latest tennis it'll open the right doors some of the wrong ones too tentative practically no competition in theaters some multiplexes pleaded as many as one hundred times over the weekend about seventy percent of American movie theaters are open but not in New York or Los Angeles the ones that are open have a maximum fifty percent capacity to allow for social distancing Hollywood is holding the release of most bring movies to see if the goers will come back or it's releasing them to streaming services Disney put out its big budget remake of Milan to Disney plus but it did not share how much Moolah made
A Kennedy is on the ballot in Massachusetts. Here's why he's not guaranteed a victory.
"And out front up next we're. Just. From one of the most closely watched primaries this year a young Kennedy on the ballot in Massachusetts but can he unseat a seventy four year old incumbent? Because it's about ideas I am the youngest guy. In. This race. Tonight and the fight for twenty twenty a usual dynamic emerging Massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent in his seventies was support from progressives, his challenger young and Kennedy Manu. Raju is out front. The Hiroshima Political Dynasty the grandson of the leap Robert F Kennedy campaigning to serve in the Senate like his famous great uncles and grandfather before him the. Certainly. I think you're doing great job. Hello. The candidate he's right there. For Life Magazine. Thirty nine year old Joe. Kennedy is facing something unexpected. Seventy four year old senator who has been in Congress for almost forty four years. Has Managed to galvanize support of young voters. Ahead of Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate primary I think that a lot of young people that are our age at least. From from our town have been similarly really inspired by Ed Markey polls show Senator Ed Markey as the favourite threatening to make the four term. The first Kennedy to lose a race in Massachusetts unlike other primaries this year were democratic incumbents have been ousted by liberal newcomers. Marquis has managed to turn that dynamic on its head because it's about ideas. I am the youngest guy. In this race Alexandria, it's been murky seizing the mantle of the insurgent, touting his support of liberal causes at the green new deal and endorsement of the progressive firebrand. Alexandria Cossio Cortes such the green new deal that I introduced Alexandria Cossio. Healthcare justice is on the ballot. That's Medicare for all that I next the Bernie. Sanders. When he introduced it yet, it's been Kennedy with the badging of the party establishment leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi Allies have been frustrated that marquee has not been held to account for full record over four decades like his backing of the Iraq war in two thousand and two the NAFTA deal in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three, his position on racial issues like school desegregation dating back to the nineteen seventies progressive willing to look those hurdles that's up to a progressive movement. Out. I think an awful lot of folks in many parts of Massachusetts have a different view of that records and what that means to our communities after going door to door in working class Boston neighbors weekend. Kennedy. Accused Marquis of abandoning the state. He's been less time in the state than anybody else delegation in an interview with CNN Marquis fired back there is. No real record of Congressman Kennedy in his eight years leading on issues of of generational change in Washington Kennedy has waited until late in the campaign to stress that it's his family I. Guess It's a fighting. His blood wants to continue in the Senate tried to be really clear that it's GonNa Balance It's not my father, my grandfather brothers or anybody else and. You vote for me you're going to get now Kennedy does pull off an upset on Tuesday night it could be thanks in part to the fact that he is allies have spent more on television advertising than Markey and his allies roughly two million dollars more. But if he loses what Kennedy will do next still an open question we posed that question to him he didn't want to entertain it and said, he looks forward to running through the finish line and celebrating on Tuesday night.
Betting Platforms and Casinos Double Down on Online Gamblings Future
"If you're a sports fan who likes to place better to on your favorite team chances are you've heard about rival sports betting websites, draft kings, Fan Duel sportsbook each started out as fantasy sports sites. You could build your Dream Team of players and compete against other fans fantasy teams. Then, two years ago the Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting in most states, both companies added sports betting to their offerings. Now, you can make bets from the comfort of your home as long as you live in one of the twenty two states where it's legal. There's big money sports betting draft took in more than three, hundred, million dollars last year, they went public in April Fan duel earned more than four hundred, million dollars in revenues last year. But since the early weeks of the pandemic, both companies have run up against a big problem finding sports debate on. Professional Sports Leagues Have Been Canceling Seasons, and even those leagues that are still playing or canceling games due to cove it outbreaks as we've seen in baseball that's caused significant revenue hits both companies to keep money coming in. They've been getting creative both draftkings fan duel or now offering odds on almost anything they can find bet on who will win this Ukrainian table tennis match how `bout a another Taiwanese. Baseball game. If you're really daring, you can even wager on the weather forecast accuracy. The companies offered free and paid prize pools. Candidate would bring up the corona virus I during the Democratic primary debates. What about how many tweets would trump post during the debates who would win top chef? Still it wasn't enough to offset their losses but now there's another big moneymaker in the digital gambling space online casino games currently just six states allow online casino gambling, but that didn't Stop Board housebound casino. Lovers. From. Showing up in force as they looked for ways to entertain themselves at home. In fact, the surgeon people playing online blackjack poker and slots called gaming helped online casinos rake in a record breaking four hundred and two million dollars during the second quarter that according to business insider. Now, that's triple last year's total and helped offset the company's losses from canceled Sporting. Events. The surge in online casino gaming has given Fan Duel and draft kings and other outlet in order to get in on this action gaming regulations in some states require them to partner with casinos. Fan Duel entered the arena in January offering casino games. Through the fan you'll sportsbook APP in Pennsylvania in June launched its standalone Fan Duel Casino APP draftkings had blackjack game in its sports, APP last year. But in July, it went all in with draft Kings Casino, which is available in New Jersey Pennsylvania and West Virginia. But the sports betting sites have a lot of competition from big name casinos like. And Caesar's which run bet MGM, and Caesar's Casino Dot Com Casino Company's Rush Street interactive in Golden Nugget online gaming have announced plans to take their ide gaming businesses public and the Wall Street Journal reports caesars entertainment is thinking about it too. That's a lot of money and lobbying muscle doubling down on online gambling. But expansion into more states won't come without dissenting voices, Keith White Executive Director of the National Council on problem gambling thinks easy access to online betting and games will lead to more gambling problems in an interview with the Wall Street Journal he said gambling expansion should be subject to extensive public debate and as with any proposed legislation to many dissenting voices could mean that all bets are off and the pandemic inspires. Some questions to will gamblers prefer the convenience of betting from home even after sporting events, resume and casinos are fully open for online gambling companies. A lot riding on that answer.
Lamar Jackson seems to welcome Ravens potentially signing Dez Bryant
"Dez Bryant Free Agent Wide Receiver reportedly in the Baltimore area for a workout with the Ravens Lamar Jackson was asked of a possible playing with three time Pro Bowler we've got a lot of great receivers in the team right now it's up the phenomenon but seeing desperate on instagram stuff like that running his routes competing against quarterback he's looking pretty good on social media if the. Front Office Lights, and we'll have to see when he gets you Brian has made it clear intrigued by the possibility of playing with Lamar Jackson quite the fall from grace from Desmond. What star he was he's thirty one years of age. Where do you think I'm GonNa come back with the Ravens for Dez Bryant I you know I think the issue with Dez has always been. When he goes outside the system, I mean, remember this is a guy that you know the cowboys wanted to take a pay cut to let's go back. Remember I think he was making sixteen million. I could have the numbers com wrong but it's in that area and he was clearly not playing to that level. He didn't have any bursts at the top of the route. He didn't separate his hands where we're really inconsistent, which is an indication of players, loosener legs he. Didn't he's not a guy who's to line up at multiple positions and still function really well because he needs to have a kind of like he needs to be a one place he needs to have his routes. He's not as a thinker of the of the game as he plays. You know he's a slower processing player. So for me learning a new offense with this guy, you know he's worth putting on the team from an executive standpoint if I signed Dez Bryant. And he's not my starting extra my starting see what am I getting out of them so okay, let's go through it. So if I sign them to say a minimum deal, two, million dollars. So I'm on the hook for a million bucks. Okay. If he makes the team on the Saturday of the before the opening game I guarantee salary for a year I got no flexibility there. Right. He can't help me at all in the kicking game. So unless he starting playing in the three receivers set, you know then he's not going to be active. So now I'm paying millions of dollars for a guy that I'm not gonNa have active now if he can. And he's GonNa make a big difference to my team. You know we drafted two receivers one in the third one in the six you know. So those two guys gotta take a back seat. They're cheaper labor force like none of this adds up like if you told me, you want sign Antonio Brown and you WanNa take on the game suspension young. Okay. Because I promise you Antonio Brown walks onto the field. There is nobody on Baltimore steam as good as they think they are at receiver and they have good receivers. There's nobody on that football team as good as Antonio Brown but he's the best player he's the best receiver on the team, but if Dez Bryant walks in. You know is he better than Hollywood? Brown no is see better. The Miles Birkett are Chris more or Willie snead. You know they drafted the dump Rene Texas they drafted the poor kid in the sixth round. So they got two young kids that they drafted like, where does he fit and then I I'm exposed at a million like these are all things like this is called second. Order thinking like it's one thing the media makes this big deal with says, bright. Well, you know does Bryant. Five years ago was a good player does Brian today may not be a good player just because he's a named certainly has from the past that's a different story as to how could translate this season
Ellen & Kevin Meet Up, Miley Wants Boring
"Morgan is off but of course, hunter is here and. Scott Tweedie it's hanging out with us. Guys to be back. I actually went to announce the tonight that I'm donating one dollar to a charity for every trap that has posted. In the last month. Dollars. We're going to run you. Out. Yeah Listen Scott we're happy you're doing that I will continue the 'cause only for that reason and not for the DMZ every time I do it. There's GonNa. Serious damage. Control. Going on with that actually speaking of Damage Control Ellen is still doing some over her toxic workplace drama. So what does she go out and do she has lunch with Kevin? Hart you guys pictures are actually getting a lot of attention. Do you think he was giving her advice? You'll initially thought that would just hanging out to give each other fashion advice. By Kevin. Hart especially in this heat at the moment but I think they're probably working on another show together. In the future L. and they're probably brainstorming ideas for me. Personally I thought well, the apprentice has been done but maybe the intern. That's what we need right now from. That's what happens. If you lose, you lose the competition, you have to be Ellen's intern for a year. We'll see I, think they're just friends and I think they're meeting. But the only problem is I feel like people who are this famous are really out of touch and I feel like everybody rallying around ellen she's treated fine because they're on the same playing field, the the people who are saying that they were mishandled and mistreated where people who are working for her. I. Want someone who makes less than two million dollars a year to come out and say is a nice person because right now saying not a lot of people under to milk come into her defense. Yeah. A thousand percent even one meal. Onto a Miley Cyrus are the recent interview that she did on the call. Her Daddy podcast is really the gift that keeps on giving losing virginity and confirming her split with breakout headlines last week but now obsessed with who she wants to date next. Do you have like a? Are you hyper crazy dealing a calm person I usually end up complaining that they're boring what I need I or Definitely. Need like a calming I need an anchor. I need a wait. Someone has to bring more to the table than their plate. They can't just be like, fill me up all the. Curry you guys think that she would actually with like a very even kill boring partner is that realistic I think the Personal Daito next. That's really unfortunate for them because they know the person. Well, I'll as someone who has a new rule where he turns his phone off from nine pm to nine. AM here we go. I'd like to myself I like to think that I have a good calming anchor me Nina telling me. That's not true. I don't even understand how you can turn your phone off for that long like we were we have jobs like Howard. Was the. Heck small time they your phone off when you the best content after nine. PM I. Hope my question about this whole thing is like I'm very concerned that we're already talking about who miley supposed to be dating next. She's discussing this on the podcast because my concern for Miley is the she moves on really fast. Is it okay? I just feel like maybe she should focus on healing from the Last relationship she's been in to relationships since her split from Liam and that was barely a year ago.
"two million dollar" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Thirty two million dollar offer hundred fifty year hundred fifteen year old private college ended academic activity this past summer in the wake of a scandal led to criminal charges being filed against one of its former top finance officials no word yet on the plans the masons plants we almost sixteen acre property was used time six fifty five a watery crisis in an Italian city known for its water features record setting flooding the highest levels of fifteen years mark square completely under water coming up on both my knees once again the people here are still really in the aftermath shops were just starting to re open it already the water is lapping at store fronts were expecting it to be like this all week long here in Saint mark's square Maggie really reporting from Venice wins news time six fifty six now Bloomberg moneywatch on ten ten win some parts of the rust belt cannabis companies are stepping in filling the void left behind when previous manufacturers faltered our mission is to partner with medical schools to do research and to also locate our facilities in areas that need economic development and job creation Rebecca Myers is the founder and CEO of pharmaceutical are acts the medical marijuana business is growing and processing cannabis in a refurbished factory in feral Pennsylvania barrels a very proud community with a long history of steel related industrial activities much of which has suffered tremendously father rust belt towns have welcomed the legalization of medical marijuana and the business it could bring Eastlake Ohio is home to grow or Buckeye relief Meyer says the funding success and local hiring at pharmaceutical our acts are helping to grow the local economy they're bringing in industry of tomorrow to.
"two million dollar" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Hating our right to what what what your mascot will will shout go whatever. I don't think we have a mascot we're just a lot but we can certainly use why no football team playing tomorrow Saturday now sorry about that well none the less we still appreciate your work because of the president ran on lowering prescription drug prices I think everybody wants that and now you've written that there is a law however well intended called the orphan drug law which seems to do the opposite of what it probably was intended to do we thought maybe would provide incentives for people to create new drugs even though they might be very costly to produce and research but now as it turns out a lot of drugs that have been around for quite some time are being called orphan drugs and when the drug is labeled an orphan drug that means that no one can compete with that for seven years and that means the distributor the manufacturer can just Jack up those prices and you know one person whose prescription drugs cost two million dollars. your son drug act which was started for very good reasons is part of what had been effective pushing us into X. really expensive drugs and particularly in to cancer drugs that that may not necessarily be very effective. your drug act is supposed to create incentives for people to work on rare diseases when they would be so few patients that a drug company couldn't recover money from it instead companies now to hate an individual set of patients and they what they do is called salami slicing they consider a little tiny piece of the patient population another little tiny piece and another tiny piece and at the end of the day a big population gets extraordinary protection and extraordinary prices without necessarily extraordinary movement forward in treating them you mentioned in your piece that in the orphan drug act if the disease affects fewer than two hundred thousand people that a company could enjoy the benefits of the orphan drug act and that number was not selected economically or scientifically but basically so it could include narcolepsy and multiple sclerosis. yes the passage of the orphan drug act was a very odd moment in congressional history it was it was full of drama and and celebrities and you know heart wrenching stories but it didn't necessarily produce the best piece of legislation in fact when the orphan drug act was passed a famous Hollywood star came in re enacted essentially is dramatization on a public a popular television show needed that before Congress I was extraordinarily moving and of course who could who could oppose the orphan drug act I mean my goodness it sounds as if it was taking care of abandoned and neglected children. yeah that was Jack Klugman in fact when he was I think it shows call Quincy it but likely at the regular line was we need legislation he was always saying you know for this problem that probably need legislation so we got this legislation in real life and it's all fine and good because it should help companies that would have very expensive research and development costs producer drugs you know in other words if you produce something that's really helpful you should enjoy certain market protections the problem is and I think you can lay this out is that let's take lung cancer they could find one kind of new ones section of the lung cancer market and say that this drug is for that very small group and then you could take an existing drug called an orphan drug and then all competition has to go away for a certain period of time and that drives of drug prices. if you look at the numbers they're very clear orphan drug designation was meant for little tiny areas where there would be no return now or sing drug designation is associated with dollar return so out of the ten drugs with the highest annual revenue in two thousand fifteen seven orphan drugs that's not what was intended. no now tell us about this two million dollar prescription only. he is this is this is a drug to treat a debilitating genetic disorder and the cost last year to treat one patients two million dollars so there is a Haitian was covered in in the press with an extraordinary story it's a very important drugs for her and her hundreds came to her husband's health plan which was your husband labor unions so for that labor unions thirty five cents of every hour Hey for each of the unions sixteen thousand workers went to pay for her prescriptions for that one dog one single patient all those people are working to pay the cost of that one drugs something wrong with the economics there now you might say all it's all worth it because people are living longer professor. not a as well many of the orphan drugs are in cancer therapeutics and they're they're not necessarily having the kind of results that we would hope for so we are staying with this orphan drug in the shift cancer therapeutics we have seen some areas with important moved forward in cancer treatment so some areas like breast cancer and some of the lymphomas have had extraordinary progress but on the whole progresses been nearly disappointing so do you think about the new cancer drugs approved between two thousand and three and two thousand and thirteen those increased overall survival by an average of only three and a half months that's not very much yeah and in fact the open please no go ahead. what is the overall death rate from cancer has fallen only five percent since nineteen fifty and some scholars attribute that primarily to the decline in smoking and those are the numbers that really struck me that shocking five percent since nineteen fifty possibly due to just the decline in smoking there seems to be this disconnect with the national narrative of beating can't beating cancer you of Biden's moon shot moments right they were going to cure cancer so there's a disconnect between the national narrative and of the funds and where those funds are going with in the pharmaceutical companies and and you make the argument there needs to be more focused if there are going to be any real gains in fighting cancer. if we want to do a cancer moon shot we have to do right we have to do it in a way this ineffective we can't simply back into it side ways with systems like orphan drug designation that encourage companies to just recycle existing drugs that may have small improvements are small benefits one often moon shots in one at a cancer moon shot we should do it with our eyes open and do it carefully so that we have the possibility to get the kinds of returns we like cancer is never going to be easy to solve but we are unlikely to make the kind of progress we want unless we do it bottle in carefully now professor Feldman indeed some lives are being extended through new treatments at places like Washington university and elsewhere in childhood leukemia was a death sentence is not anymore and I think the same is also true for aids so some of these prescriptions really are extending lives are they not. we have had extraordinarily important movement forward in areas of cancer in some other areas that are within orphan drug designation these are these are these are extremely important and one can say that each small increments may be a step forward never know which will get us there but on the whole we really aren't getting the return that we ought to be we have to stand back as the sister then asked if we are putting all of his energy into recycle drugs it may not move very much forward what are we not putting our energy into and the easy answer for that is antibiotics the research in in antibiotics for resistant drugs has declined dramatically even though we know that that is an extraordinarily important area of of of public health there's a U. K. report anticipating ten million deaths a year by twenty fifty from drug resistant bacteria in yet researching the antibiotics faces declining because well companies can't make as much money but. fascinating robin Feldman author of drugs money in secret handshakes the unstoppable growth of prescription drug prices thank you so much for joining us again on cam works in Saint Louis and best everybody at U. cal Hastings. thank you for having me thank you so much all right we'll take phone calls and you can always get in on the one line four four four three thousand around the corner what's the latest from the Mayo Clinic when it comes to vaping this might surprise you we've got some of those details also this morning. all men want to tell you a little something about our friends who are in Andreas steak house why do I love them well let me count the ways number one they've got the best baked potato in the greater St Louis area just ask Saint Louis restaurant news it's not made like a traditional baked potato instead it's cooked in parchment and bake down rock salt and they open it at the table it's a glorious experience how about their burger only available at the bar I think this burger is clearly the best in the state of Illinois and it's definitely top five in the Midwest it's only available in the bar so after eighteen holes of golf nearby when a drop by and get a cold brew ski and the burger you will it's it's made with entries brush on steak sauce which is a steak sauce that you can get at any grocer or injuries dot com and it'll improve any cut of meat how about to injuries he's Barghouti butter cake it's the most popular item in the menu on the menu even though it was made by mistake owner Larry Kennison which is due for around the kitchen he made this and now the heath Barkley bar cake is number one however oxtail soup I actually did see an oxtail soup in Europe I haven't seen one of the states in years it takes Larry's brother about four hours repair this it's really delicious and about four five Bucks of boards great prices too I might mention that they've got outstanding steaks as well Andreas on all counts will road in o'fallon Illinois..
"two million dollar" Discussed on 710 WOR
"For mazing, grace, next up, we have Lucille. You're on with Josh jelenski the financial quarterback, go ahead. Good morning. My father passed away in two thousand seventeen. A mortgage. No. He was collecting monthly payments. Sure, I went to the accountant, and he said, there's going to be a large a man of inheritance. To the federal jersey. I don't actually have the money just the monthly payment. It. In value of the mortgage, not on the amount of them. Why it's that's what I'm going to. And. Find out. And that's why I'm calling maybe. Help me. So are they trying to buy you out or what? Taxes. The federal and the New Jersey. Yeah. It'll be the future value. So let's say the note was three hundred thousand. And the gentlemen, paid off two hundred thousand of the principal. You're only getting one hundred thousand future value. So to me, it would be the future value or not. Even because you don't have an asset you of a stream of payments. So if you're holding a note for someone else that's not really an asset. That's an income stream. So I think at at the worst, it should be off the future value. Not the past value. The moment he passed away. Let's say. Million dollar in reality. We don't have. On hand. That is. And, and the moment if he's still pay taxes on the amount of the more. And I said, I don't think you to collect. In sound right? The way the estate tax or inheritance. Depending on what state you live in. It's in what you inherit. You're not in heralding two million dollar note. You're inheriting two million dollar. No. But it's a million dollars in future payments are five hundred thousand future payments. They wanna do that. That would make sense. Never does the government require tax dollars money. That's not earned, so doesn't. Yes. New jersey. And to the federal, and I said, no, you better find the right. Because we don't have them on hand. Yeah. Well, that's one of the reasons though why you should come in four of you. Call us at eight eight nine eight Josh. And we will help you or any of our listeners who are no experiencing inheritances, and you don't know how. To properly inherited. It's also, you know, you also probably need a new accountant potentially. I mean. Can deal with this because, you know, it doesn't sound right to me. Not at all. I I love your problem. I've been listening for a year. And I. Listen to every time I listened, I learned because. Like you said, there's the question No question. Thank you. No. Thank you. Lucy. So much you too have a blessed day. Yeah. I loved the amazing grace and green beret tribute from a moral data to, to great Memorial Day songs picked out by Bob next up..
"two million dollar" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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"two million dollar" Discussed on KTOK
"Two million dollars. Not anything else. I'm Chris foster. Fox news. President Trump on Twitter and paying the North Korean government for the release of an American prisoner. Fox's John Roberts at the White House early June of twenty seventeen when US officials were over in Pyongyang negotiating the release of Otto warmbier who had been in a coma in a hospital for fifteen months. They were handed by the North Koreans a hospital Bill for two million dollars. Joseph Yoon, who's the State Department Representative was told that if he didn't sign a promissory note to pay the money back that auto warm beer would not be released. We are told by sources that not a dime of that two million dollars has been paid to North Korea by the United States. So in essence the Bill remains outstanding. But it is also not come up in the to negotiations. The President Trump said with Kim Jong warmbier died soon after his return to the United States. President Trump doesn't sound terribly impressed with any of the Democrats competing to run against him live in DC. Fox's Rachel Sutherland. Chris's driving for vice president Joe Biden is a pretty sleepy guy. President Trump told FOX's Sean Hannity. He doesn't think he's up for the job of president. Joe over the years. He's not the brightest lightbulb in the group. I don't think the president said Senator Bernie Sanders has a lot of energy, but that it's misguided and that Senator Kamla Harris has a little bit of a nasty whip. But that might be it. And when it comes in south bend, Indiana, mayor P President Trump said he's pulling for him. But he's not going to make it Chris and Rachel Sutherland in Washington. Ten elementary school students in Stone Mountain Georgia near Atlanta been shot by a pellet gun Rabih gun on the playground. None of them are reported seriously hurt police are investigating a statement. From the school district says the shots appear to have come from a position away from the school grounds ahead of the opening bell. On Wall Street..
"two million dollar" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Worth millions and millions and millions of dollars. And so once you've been in the business long enough, you just got kind of a pipeline of these things people keep coming back to you there. Investors who buy and sell their companies that have big league. Is that they have to do that you've been working with them for fifteen years and every five or six years they come back around to renew the lease. And so you build a book of business so very early on you make no money like it's east you're fighting to make rent, but if you can stay in it long enough, and you do a good job of of a of acquiring book business, you're going to be very rich over the long. And so one of the things that all these rich guys in commercial real estate will do is a building will come up for sale. And they'll be the first ones to know about it. Because the guy will come to them to help themselves build it, and they will take a look at the numbers, they're putting the package together. And if the numbers look really good, they will go out to all the other real estate agents at the firm and say, hey, we're gonna buy this building together and the buying a hundred thousand dollars, and that will give you a whatever's five percent stake in the business a two million dollar. Building as a five percent stake or whatever in in the billing. And so, you know, if you if you want in you've got until this day to get your money. And so they have opportunities to invest in real estate that other people don't have access to an it was the first time. I guess the first time I saw the Email Ford. I was like what? And I asked about I said you can do that. I had never occurred to me that if you wanted to buy two million dollar business or two million dollar building or ten million dollar building yet like have enough money to put down for the down payment to buy ten million dollar building. And now we all come in. We all pitch in together. And we buy this thing. And that way not one of us has to has to invest too much money. We can take small incremental investments in a lot of different properties spread load. Our risk rather than dumping all of our eggs into one basket was the first time I ever I was in my in my early twenty my mid twenties. So it was the first time I've ever heard that. And it was mind blowing to me like really, that's that's fantastic. I didn't realize you could do that. As those of you who are looking at real estate. But you gotta wanna dip your toll in the water and. Maybe go and find three or four guys who kind of in your same boat. They don't get a lot of money to spend. But they got a little bit and say him, I'm thinking about investing in some property wondering if you maybe wanted to come in with me, we could own it together that we none of us have to put up too much money. We can all take a small financial interest in it, and we can all reap the benefits, and you create yourself a little partnership that you can invest in. These are all things that you can do to spread low your risk into a variety of different areas, especially in the areas that you may not be terribly confident in and you might want to try and dip your tone and start learning about what you don't wanna make a huge financial investment. You just have to start thinking outside the box yet to realize that the.
"two million dollar" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
"Boob disco ball to sending x to a supermodel and a two million dollar boob bra to glow up. Do you ever miss the the days when you started the grind? I mean, there's gonna be some kind of magical little thing that happened during those those bleak performances places where you perform that you kind of kind of magical wasn't ever I will say the lack of expectation is really freeing because when you first start out, and you're like in a place where people don't necessarily know you you have that drive to do your best every time, and I feel like any artist no matter how passionate or how motivated it's very easy to fall into a pattern of like these people already love songs, they're here. They bought the ticket. Like, I did my first arena tour here, you guys know that because they came here to talk about it months ago a year ago. Sorry about that time flies wanted to any more a year ago and walking out into these rooms is like over ten thousand people in them, and everyone already knows the songs and you're kinda like. This moment of like. You know, they're gonna like it either way. But you don't do that. You've you go back to when he first started out. And you remember that mentality of like a need these people to love me, and I need to prove to them like that. This was worth their time and worth their energy. And when you revert back to that experience, it makes what you do when you're current state like so much more rewarding because I still treat every single show. Like, it's one of those shows from the beginning where like every time I walk on stage. I'm never bored. Do you get butterflies things to every night? Like the thin line between excitement, and I really need to vomit. Exciting unexciting vomit. I love you. When you really nervous performers talk about this. When you get really nervous you start yawning. Your mind is like oxygen, remember yawning? So the people around you like you poured you tired McComb actually just excited. So it's like it's so ironic because it's the opposite effect that you want to be yawning. I'm yawning backstage..
"two million dollar" Discussed on First Things First
"To go up the lakers one thirty five games last season vegas as the over under for lebron's new teams that fifty and a half naked the lakers will win more than fifty games this season i do i want people to be cautious whenever these over unders come out people are going to go through if they're gamblers go through it and you're always too heavy on the overs now i listen i'm going to give you a couple overs here i think the cavs will be over so i but that you got to be careful because you always look at you're like oh they'll win more the one more i think the lakers i said cavs again i apologize i think the lakers are fifty four fifty five win team because i think they're gonna add kusei nice i like it i like the fifty wins sometimes vegas gives you a little indicator vegas things they're going to have kawhi also correct and the cavs last year i knows in the east they want fifty now is that cavs the rio kale or the cavs lakers did you still trying to get out lee we all say i stick in with the nba over unders coming off lead sixty five wins vegas has the rockets over under next season said at fifty six and a half see you see the rockets have an a drop off in their win total didn't get better i don't see how they can beat it was only twenty teams that have won sixty five or more game so there's no way i think they can get to that golden state i believe we'll be a little war inspired during the regular season just because they have boogie cousins now they won't get back to the level that we've seen them but no houston comes back to the pack listen i think this is a really good number set by vegas because i think that they will be in the high fifties fifty six and a half that's right around where they'll probably be this is another one that i would gun to my head if i had to bet it i of course i have to bet it i would say over i think they're fifty eight fifty nine win team you're going to i think they're going to be more judicious with chris paul's minutes and i think that you're going to see by the way maybe they have baked into this the boosts they're going to get from sign mellow gotta think about that as well we'll also they might have had them at sixty games going down two years ago you would have found this unbelievable but things do change quickly late last night is ahah thomas agreed to a one year two million dollar deal with the nuggets this only two seasons ago isaiah average twenty nine points for the celtics finish fifth in nbp voting in for a little perspective steph curry finished sixth in mvp voting that year right behind him all right chris would he make this news gotta give you credit you are one of the first people long before we started this show you started talking to me about sometimes an athlete's mentality the try to just play through injuries to try to be i'm gonna be there with my teammates i'm going to be there for them that it can come back to haunt him i was like no he's going to be all right it would he decided to do in that playoff doing damage to that hip and then ultimately being traded to one the worst places if he was trying to earn a max contract and that was to cleveland lebron being there for his last year what they were trying to do i mean you were on top of it it's hard man i believe guys going lose hundred million i was like no he's not going to know chris he could he boston right now is they stay in they have to give him a max deal then he gets injured then we get the trade then we get the other trade to la and now we have the one year deal for for two million i like the fact that he's joining the good young team i like the fact that he's in the western conference too and he's joining the coach he loved the coach and sacramento that he liked mike malone who ended up getting fired he's joining him also a team that don't they're not interested in defense phase one outscore you like this i.
"two million dollar" Discussed on First and Last
"Best i n last the podcast guys big day made it back to friday first friday round here in a while i woke up this morning excited about what the end of the show has in store but i also woke up this morning excited about what's going to happen as the beginning of the show because i'm sitting around last night go out to dinner getting back home getting ready to nestle in bed but you know what i'm gonna get some get some good sleep tonight gets better away and then i was like wait a minute here in rumblings about something big going on in the nba cam possibly go to bed free agency worth entrails right now i'm looking for any hit that i can get then late last night whoa jr blesses the time line my newly streamline time line rest in peace all those russian botts that just got cleared out and then i see this is ahah thomas rees to a one year two million dollar deal with the nuggets my god that was when i realized that the whole idea of everything that is eight thomas didn't went through by the way this is just your like warnings fair warning from isaiah thomas isaiah thomas is the rebuttal any time you hear someone say well ex players should play through this for the better of the team should sacrifice x y z in favor of the greater good for this team now man now that dude was max contract bound whether or not he was actually a max player that does not matter he was mex contract bound before this hip injury and the subsequent series of events changed his life forever to wear now he is a one year two million dollar piece going to the denver nuggets that is life coming at you all to fast espn radio presented by progressive home insurance get a quote at progressive dot com today biggest name in actual mba free agency news.
"two million dollar" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It look like it wasn't just a two million dollar book payment when that started to become a scandal herb comback destroyed campaign donor records from the nixon presidential campaign which itself was against the law even before we got all the the post watergate campaign finance reforms her comeback was was a very very very successful fundraiser in terms of the amount of money that he raised for nixon by hooker by crook after the nineteen sixty eight presidential race when nixon won the presidency for the first time the nixon campaign actually had money leftover that year more than a million and a half dollars leftover of money that they raised for that campaign but they never got around to spending and after nixon got elected nixon's personal lawyer her comeback essentially became custodian of that leftover campaign money and that leftover campaign money basically became a slush fund that the nixon white house tapped over and over again for all sorts of different watergate related shenanigans and scandals including the ones that brought nixon down it was nixon's personal lawyer who managed that leftover money it was herb combat who doled out some of that leftover money to donald cigarettes donaldson grady as somebody who nixon put on the payroll secretly using the slush fund so greedy would would spy on the democratic party and played dirty tricks on democratic candidates it was the president's personal lawyer calling back who arranged those secret payments to security from the leftover campaign funds from sixty eight.
"two million dollar" Discussed on Slate Money
"Mm contracts that is a classic duration mismatch that should scare you a little bit and so part of the reason we're talking about this as they did just come this week to market with it was sized up to a seven hundred and two million dollar sure that it was five hundred million and then there was a lot of demand so they increased to seven hundred wait no seven hundred two million seven hundred two on on that is odd the the two is definitely whiteley seven fifty i could understand yeah yeah that is that is odd so so the interesting thing to me here is not while there are a lot of interesting things here we're gonna this is the we are going to be getting into the income statement we're going into the balance sheet right now so but this story if you're talking about the debt story of why people would buy these bonds the reason they're buying these bonds is that the debt story is fueled by the equity story that this company is free cash flow negative so you would think like why on earth would creditor wanna buy this well two reasons one is because there's a seven seventy coupon on it and if you look at where similarly rated credits are like a single be raising deep into junk it is but but that is you're getting a bigger spread they knew nor so right now the spread between like high yield and treasuries has shrunk so you're actually getting some additional yield you are paying for the risk so the key here is that if your credit you're saying well i know that this company like is not generating cash.
"two million dollar" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"That the problem is that the notice that they sent out to the ratepayers about this settlement left out a critical sacked which was a transfer two hundred and forty two million dollars was approved and moving forward and in to actually occurred during the period that the re tears had to consider whether they wanted to opt out of the settlement so there's that they're being told hey fifty two million dollars plus you know we're not gonna charge you and other you know two hundred forty three million going forward but we're not gonna tell you put it in forty two million dollar transfer we know is in the works it's kind of like had to give up their right they have to give up their right to but they were not told of this very material facts that if they known it maybe a lot more people would have opted out of settlement it's kind of like you know uh being told that um you need to give up new sign on the dotted line here and give all your rights to sue for bodily harm in a car accident when the person getting you to sign knows that later tomorrow there's going to be uh you know a van driving through the window of your dining room that's basically once they get this this is this other two hundred forty two million dollar payment isn't that illegal tudo it is a totally illegal callaway disick they greet to a settlement to cover the old illegal tax and then they're committee another they didn't cover all of it because basically twenty 10minute collected about a couple of billion dollars so basically they kind of isolated this wasn't you know i it was uh isolated amount they're not all the money back some twenty two when he's out no no no i don't understand what's the point of this loss dan well that's a really good question uh the lawsuit uh did not make a determined that judging in the case not make a determination about the actual reality should of this transfer so should says it's take thing because it paula political i get the political machine and expediency and you know the city is the you know uh the city walker look i mean obviously the you know the.
"two million dollar" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Call in the first hour the guy gotten a forty six year old age we should chill got a diagnosis of cancer that was not good at all at one point two million dollar life insurance policy in place thank goodness for that part horrible horrible diagnosis well the frame to go through for the family a one point two million trend was gonna be okay financially see that makes a lot of different get your life insurance and blows get your williams alleged who our aaa proverbs twenty seven the ride josue option integrity blessed artist children after bob marley said the greatness of a man is not imperil much wealthy and walk acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively there you go pushed off christie right joins us ramsey personality the creator of business boutique equipping women to make money doing what they love how are ya great guide to be here welcome back good to have you good to have you so um lots of women are realizing their dreams using these god giving issues and they're doing their own businesses right now lots of good things happening out there with boost boutique right now tell me a great story that you've heard lightly from one of these ladies while i was actually just tell the story and then go got to one of our armed girls are marketing team but i was at an advance against us may be format.
"two million dollar" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"If if if the three point two million dollar supercars hillary true blood we have a ramp four s what is it ninety nine no two two thousand two ran forth front will drives on all wheel drive as cloth interior but it has the ah as a leather inserts in it it's a nice it's a nice steady car power went manual seat what is it for ghani wira what does that thing sticker for and i know padania will take a little fun you know publicity they're not hurting our that's not really there is a smile iq we gotta get eyeballs on are on our product but and for them it's like fine we get to go pretend like we're driving a were thinking about buying a forgotten hey jamie four why don't you buy pacciani wira over one point force base and in any reasonable some talk ails you yeah once you just look at emerson backup to why don't you uh and what do you do for work i am a um more or less equal are signed assistance but i need more graphic design my that's my goal in life and who's your do you have a single friend you can hang with um i you know i honestly might just kick it with myself and i will housewife horner in sued that is more expensive than your humbled herbal with you order it in that and just sit there and watch backtoback the guy who's a out of town with grandma what food will he nadi like if you won't eat india and then i appeal ever go out india indian then now time for hour talking.
"two million dollar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Private practice for six years didn't do that kind of work but in my experience as a lawyer tells you tells me the athlete to have done a held a lot about stuff to sell for thirty two million dollars or is it a reflection of that he has very very deep pockets more than the severity of the act out i don't know anybody who in real life pays that much in a settle meant uh unless they think they're going to lose a lot more if you go to trial and have a lot more lose reputation lee and otherwise and again you know i i don't know what happened there but the three two million dollar amount is stunning large and signify something which the role of the court system and prosecutors around the country at any level an wiping out sexual harassment which you know all the mi2 stories it's not just about harvey weinstein or bill o'reilly the veil as being lifted uh on some of these situations i think it's up to everyone like any problem in society that goes on reporting them is a period of time when you know the domestic violence was under port it may still be under reported it takes men and women law enforcement politicians public figures um sometimes the medical profession depending on the issue to speak forcefully about it to to remove um you know stigma relating to it this happens the opioid crisis too and i think that the more people come forward the more people talk about it the more prosecutors take a stand up the more likely it is that we can actually have healthy good workplaces in the future prepere a former us attorney for the southern district of new york now host of the pods cast stay tuned with prepere off on cafe and wnyc studios thanks so much for coming on keep sounding good on the radio ecu brian appreciated brian lara's wnyc much more to come stay with us this is brooke gladstone you rely on wnyc for the fi there are important but to be really useful they need to be doublechecked analyzed understood it contact of course the conclusions we come king based on those facts can eat fiercely debated but as he yorkers that's what we give you listen argue and the hague could stand for what we believe him and we value the fat if you're one of the.
"two million dollar" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The two million dollar judgment from her he sold an undercover cop cashew a cashew and she certified there was crack cocaine at most people you know when they would they they're in this situation they just take the play and get a reduced sentence but this guy said i select copper cashier who who took of duty time for that i'm just going to goal will it'll be described as a cashew and i'll get off so he goes in the court and she gets up on the witness stand the first off lies about her awry or credentials claim she's got a master's degree when she doesn't and then she certifies that this cashew was crack cocaine and the guy ended up doing a year and a half in prison so now we have a we said at the time when they started throwing visa cases out by the thousands and there's another other one out any amherst who was doing the same thing she was a she was a drug addict the one in amherst she was just the she was just snorting and smoking all the the drugs that she was getting and she would say she that center fifty fifty ox these and if she would send back thirty different pills you know like vitamins or slumped but this was unbelievable at went on for twelve years with with one another sign you're was her name syafei rock i think what's her name but anyway so they started letting all these people go is specially the ones that you do kiana improperly cast the fight against or here you know wwe perjured herself testifying against she actually end up going the mci framing hamper a couple of years but we said at the time some they're going to be people you'll get killed by uh by these drug dealers that they're letting out because i mean most of them are were guilty in one form or another i mean i'm not saying that i i think they should have been railroaded nobody deserves to be railroaded they they had to release slim when it turned out the evidence was tampered with but there weren't going to be people killed and there have been people killed and this weekend there were two more people killed by one.
"two million dollar" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"For two million dollars raising two million dollars when drew holiday cost one hundred twenty five million there is a lot of precedent for that the ability to get this guy at this age at this value although with a luxury tax situation ding gilbertson it's closer to fourteen and a half million bryant didn't rose say during the season with next that he was looking for somewhere the neighborhood of one hundred forty million dollars was looking for max contract before harry classy as it's insane at one year two million dollars is crazy that you can get a former envy p under twelve under thirty years i mean my miami's talking about may be getting dwyane wade back for the mid level accepting which is twice that but wayne's at the end of his career derek rosy right i mean it it's a low price to pay for potential upside but does it helps arose one year may be gets the finals makes major values joined at at the ryder cup john waiter getting he's trays betting on himself we were always in a spot with lebron at any time they added a piece of valued older question marks around in them we always said braun would make that work i think yesterday was the first time on my time line that i saw people laughing at the experiment with their rosa it's not laughable it is not laughable he is less young less healthy less good from the perimeter career irving but a two million dollars he's value yes i mean if he plays with your second team then he's the guy can come off the bench he averaged eighteen points again 47 percent shooting like this is a player this is absolutely valued two million dollars is the in the nba is the equivalent of minimum wage i was reading saw it was either on sports center i read it on espn dot com where i think amongst gordon the nba last year he was second or third in terms of points in the paint like he could still get to the paints they'll get if you you can't get some one.