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The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN

The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN
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The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN

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The Opening Bell 3/22/19: No More Interest Rate Hikes For 2019 (A Good or A Bad Thing?)

3/22/2019
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The Federal Reserve came out earlier this week and announced that they will not add any more interest rate hikes and Mark Hamrick (Bursea Chief and Sr. Economic Analyst at Bankrate.com) explained to Steve Grzanich how that is a mixed bag of news and the economy’s reasoning behind it. They also briefly discussed his article helping consumers brush up on financial/career skills while the economy is good. The Boeing 737 Max story is also developing this week so Brian Sumers […]

Duration:00:25:15

Boeing 737 Max Updates: One Indonesian Airline Pulls Back on $6 Billion Dollar Boeing Order

3/22/2019
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It may seem like its all thats being talked about in the aviation industry, but the story about the Boeing 737 Max takes time to resolve and there are facts still being sorted out. Steve Grzanich and Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Editor at Skift.com) are doing just that. News was released about a $6 billion dollar Boeing order that was canceled is making some airlines nervous, but also the newly appointed FAA Administrator and new strategies around discount tickets […]

Duration:00:09:06

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/22/19

3/22/2019
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On March 22nd, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Existing Home Sales for February and January Wholesale Inventories are both out today Tiffany and Co. and Destination XL Group report earnings today

Duration:00:00:53

The Opening Bell 3/21/19: Illinois Will Have The World’s Fastest Supercomputer in 2021 Called, “Aurora”

3/21/2019
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Brexit is only a couple weeks away, but are they (and the rest of the world) ready for it? Ready or not, Don Lloyd (SVP and Manager of Capital Markets -Foreign Exchange, Rate Swaps, and Commodity Derivatives at Associated Bank) and Steve Grzanich Brexit preparations that have been two years in the making on this weeks Associated Bank Thought Leader conversation and wondered what will happen on March 29th. (At 14:06) Michael Papka (Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Computer,...

Duration:00:28:26

Thought Leader Don Lloyd: Brexit is Happening Next Week and It’s, “Still Up In The Air”

3/21/2019
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The Brexit negotiations are finally close to wrapping up as they approach their initial deadline for a plan. Steve Grzanich sat down with this week’s Associated Bank Thought Leader to figure out if it will be a “hard brexit”, a “soft brexit”, if the deadline will be changed, etc. Don Lloyd (SVP and Manager of Capital Markets -Foreign Exchange, Rate Swaps, and Commodity Derivatives at Associated Bank) also touched on the perspective we all have on debt these days, and […]

Duration:00:14:21

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/21/19

3/21/2019
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On March 21st, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Weekly Jobless Numbers are out today (expecting an increase from last week) The Philadelphia Federal Reserve shares their Business Outlook Survey The EIA Natural Gas Report is out today Darden Restaurants, Tencent, and LEVI Strauss is expected to IPO today as well

Duration:00:00:59

March Madness Will Cost Employers $604 Billion Dollars in Lost Productivity

3/20/2019
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$604 billion dollars is what is expected to be lost over the next couple of weeks, all because of a televised basketball tournament. Steve Grzanich checked in with Jim Ryan (ABC News Correspondent) who has been covering the lead up to the March Madness tournament and how it has become a major distraction and drain on productivity around the country, but there are ways to have it benefit the workplace instead of loosing out.

Duration:00:04:43

The Opening Bell 3/20/19: The Farm Economy Continues to Get Hit By Delayed China Trade Talks

3/20/2019
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The agricultural economy has been struggling since the China trade talks start long ago, the a shimmer of light was shared by David Widmar (Agricultural Economist at Agricultural Economic Insights) noting that net farm income is set to raise this year. Steve Grzanich dove in deep into the report with David and found that there are a lot of factors that go into that raise the agricultural community would surely appreciate. Jim Ryan (ABC News Correspondent) then chimed to explain […]

Duration:00:20:05

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/20/19

3/20/2019
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On March 20th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting today coming to a conclusion on their decision to raise interest rates or not Mortgage Bankers Associated is out with their weekly mortgage applications The EIA Petroleum Status Report is out today General Mills, GUESS, and Williams Sonoma reports earnings today

Duration:00:01:06

The Opening Bell 3/19/19: “I Have No Question We Will Find All Of The [737 Max] Issues…And They Will Be Corrected”

3/19/2019
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The investigation of the 737 Max plane crashes have spurred a lot of concerns, but unfortunately, understanding the reason behind these crashes are difficult due to the amount of factors that come into play. Steve Grzanich was lucky enough to sit down with Captain John Cox (CEO of Safe Operating Systems) to sort through the factors that investigators will focusing on as Boeing fixes the issues. Fernando Machado (Global Chief Marketing Officer at Burger King) then joined the program to […]

Duration:00:30:47

Burger King Launching Coffee Subscription and Revamping Chicken Sandwiches

3/19/2019
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The fast food industry and constantly working to stay ahead of the curve and attract new customers. Steve Grzanich sat down with Fernando Machado (Global Chief Marketing Officer at Burger King) to learn about their brand new coffee subscription service called, “BK Cafe”, the revamp of their chicken sandwich, and the strategy behind it all to get their message out to the world as he prepares for the IEG World Conference here in Chicago.

Duration:00:15:34

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/19/19

3/19/2019
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On March 19th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: January Factory Orders are due today (with expectations of a solid gain) The Economic Red Book will also be released today The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee begins their multi-day meeting today DSW, Michaels, and Tencent Music all report earnings

Duration:00:00:47

Tax Changes Take Shape As Tax Season Arrives

3/18/2019
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One of the major changes to Americans in recent years was the U.S. tax overhaul by the Trump administration, and many people wont realize what those changes mean for them before its time to prepare those taxes. Steve Grzanich sat down with Christine Cheng (Executive Director of Ladder Up) to learn about how they have been sorting through the tax policy changes and how they are using that knowledge to help low-income Americans wade through the financial complication.

Duration:00:10:23

The Opening Bell 3/18/19: Report Shows Gender Bias In Science Research Funding

3/18/2019
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The science field always been based around data and numerical results, but Dr. Teresa Woodruff (Associated Provost for Graduate Education at Northwestern University) found that there is an unconscious human bias when it comes to funding between men and women. Steve Grzanich broke down the new report with Dr. Woodruff and found out what that impact could mean to the growing field. Christine Cheng (Executive Director of Ladder Up) then checked in as we start preparing our taxes and how […]

Duration:00:29:57

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/14/19

3/18/2019
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On March 18th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: The March Housing Market Index is due today from the National Association of Home Builders Lumber Liquidators, Overstock.com, and Del Taco reports earnings by the end of the day today The FOMC begins their meeting this week

Duration:00:01:01

The Opening Bell 3/15/19: Wall Street Sees Green Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

3/15/2019
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St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and its appropriate because Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr.Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) told Steve Grzanich that Wall Street has celebrated in their own way by making some green, but they touched on how the markets are in a dip when it comes to economic data and that might level things out within the next month. Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Editor at Skift.com) then checked in with Steve after a very busy […]

Duration:00:30:12

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/15/19

3/15/2019
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On March 15th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Details on Industry Production from February A report on Job Openings are out today Empire State Manufacturing Survey will be released by the end of the day The Buckle, Restorations Robotics, and FutureFuel Corporation all report earnings today

Duration:00:00:50

Brian Sumers on How Boeing Will Make It Back After Their 737 Max Issue

3/15/2019
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This last week was one of the busiest in the aviation world this year (so far) after countries from around the world decided to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes due to a software malfunction that lead to a fatal crash in Africa. Steve Grzanich checked in with Brian Sumers (Sr. Aviation Business Editor at Skift.com) to sort through how big a problem this is for the Chicago based aviation company, and when they might be able to fix it. […]

Duration:00:09:42

Thought Leader John Horton: Suburbs Working Hard To Compete with Cities & Keep Residents

3/14/2019
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Over 50 suburban based headquarters have moved from the Chicago suburbs into the city over the years and that has made the suburbs react quickly. Steve Grzanich talked about the people that went with the headquarters, and how that has impacted the residential real estate market, but the Associated Bank Thought Leader, John Horton (Vice President and Sr. Residential Sales Manager in the Chicago Region at Associated Bank) noted how the suburban cities are working hard to keep the surrounding...

Duration:00:12:18

The Opening Bell 3/14/19: Amazon Working To Better Technology in Rural America

3/14/2019
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The world of residential real estate is constantly evolving around the direction of business, but the Associated Bank Thought Leader, John Horton (Vice President and Sr. Residential Sales Manager in the Chicago Region at Associated Bank), explained to Steve Grzanich that despite the businesses that move downtown from the suburbs are doing well but the city still has more pull. At 17:20, Allison Flicker (Corporate Communications Specialist at Amazon) shared the latest report detailing the...

Duration:00:32:26