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

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

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Giving Away School Supplies To An Entire School, For An Entire Year

7/15/2019
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One of the most common resources teachers and schools ask for every year are school supplies. They can be expensive, cumbersome, and vital to effective learning. Matthew Kurtzman (CEO of Back 2 School Illinois) and Steve Grzanich discussed the impact these school supplies have on classrooms, especially as many school cut back and ask kids to bring in other supplies for other administrative needs. Chicagoan’s can nominate a school for the “Win School Supplies For An Entire School” contest...

Duration:00:09:47

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/15/19

7/15/2019
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On July 15th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on China’s Q2 GDP will be released today (previous data shows its experiencing a slow down) Amazon Prime Day is underway Citi reports earnings The Empire State Manufacturing Survey is out later today as well

Duration:00:00:46

The Opening Bell 7/15/19: The Strategy You Need To Shop Amazon’s 48 Hour Prime Day Sale

7/15/2019
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The annual Amazon Prime Day sale is underway and it has been extended to 48 hours of deals online. Ben Frumin (Editor-in-Chief at WireCutter.com) explained to Steve Grzanich that planning out what you really want/need is the best way to start shopping and avoid getting lost in the sales clutter. Matthew Kurtzman (CEO of Back 2 School Illinois) is preparing schools and teachers for the upcoming academic year by explaining how he is giving away free school supplies to an […]

Duration:00:31:48

The Opening Bell 7/12/19: Hooray! The Dow Hit 27,000! Now What…?

7/12/2019
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The markets have reached a new high and Steve Grzanich thinks 27,000 sounds pretty good. Paul Nolte (SVP & Sr. Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Asset Management) explained how we got here and what we might want to have on our radar as this positive market news continues to flow. Madhu Unnikrishnan (Editor at Skift’s Airline Daily) then jumped on to recap the news about Delta’s earnings, and the latest with a new “climate change” tax on airline tickets starting in […]

Duration:00:32:54

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/12/19

7/12/2019
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On July 12th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: June Producer Price Index is out today (expecting a slight increase over last month) Wall Street looks to continue it’s rallies after reaching all time highs yesterday

Duration:00:00:48

Flyers Might Soon Have To Pay A “Carbon Tax” on Tickets

7/12/2019
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Madhu Unnikrishnan (Editor at Skift’s Airline Daily) likes to look at the big picture when it comes to the airline industry, but also has the pulse of each airline. Steve Grzanich checked in with Madhu to discuss the stellar earnings from Delta Airlines along with the news coming out of France detailing that consumers might have to start paying a “carbon tax” because of airline emissions impacting climate change.

Duration:00:11:25

Thought Leader Don Lloyd: “Italy Is Going To Be A Big Problem”

7/11/2019
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For the last few weeks, Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank) has been one of the busier people in the banking industry as he followed the non-stop global news that is influencing the international finance world. Steve Grzanich and the Associated Bank Thought Leader discussed a number of stories including the Federal Reserve’s concerns with the economy, the protests happening in Hong Kong, and the severe concerns surround Italy’s debt...

Duration:00:14:32

The Opening Bell 7/11/19: Chairman Powell’s Most Important Testimony Takeaway – Lack of Wage Gains

7/11/2019
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The global markets have had no time to rest recently and neither has Don Lloyd (SVP of Capital Markets – Foreign Exchange and Derivatives at Associated Bank). Steve Grzanich checked in with the Associated Bank Thought Leader to recap the biggest market movers including the news coming out of the Federal Reserve, the influence of Hong Kong’s protests, and Italy’s major debt problem (which is what Don is most concerned about). (At 19:35) Mark Hamrick (Sr. Economic Analyst at Bankrate.com) […]

Duration:00:34:44

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/11/19

7/11/2019
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On July 11th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on June inflation numbers are out by mid-morning today Weekly claims for first time unemployment benefits will be released later Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell continues his testimony on Capitol Hill Delta reports earnings by the end of the day today

Duration:00:00:59

The Opening Bell 7/10/19: Embracing Complex Problems With Complex Solutions

7/10/2019
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In the last decade there was a trend that popular problems were solved by creating an app. It’s a simple, easy and quick perceived solution, but Howard Tullman (Executive Director of The Kaplan Institute at the Illinois Institute of Technology) discussed with Steve Grzanich the idea from his latest Inc.com article encouraging people to embrace complex problems. Howard told Steve that entrepreneurs and politicians alike will find better solutions to problems if they take the extra time and...

Duration:00:23:52

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/10/19

7/10/2019
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On July 10th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: The Federal Reserve shares their meeting minutes this afternoon Wholesale Inventories for May are released (experts forecasting a slight increase from the month before) Bed, Bath, and Beyond report earnings today

Duration:00:00:53

The Opening Bell 7/9/19: The Cost of Cancer on The U.S. Economy

7/9/2019
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For many, cancer is one of the worst diagnoses to receive, but not only does it take a toll on patients physically/emotionally, the financial cost is enormous. Steve Grzanich recapped a recent American Cancer Society study with Andrew Keshner (Reporter at MarketWatch) as his reporting showed the disease is costing Americans nearly $100 billion dollars. Stephanie Yang (Energy Reporter at The Wall Street Journal) then shared the analysis of the natural gas market here in the U.S. and why these...

Duration:00:30:02

Our Country Has A Lot of Natural Gas. Why Isn’t It Cheaper?

7/9/2019
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Natural gas has long been a resource to help transition areas towards renewable energies, but it has it’s fair share of criticism including the glut of supply in the U.S. at the moment. Steve Grzanich dove into the industry with Stephanie Yang (Energy Reporter at The Wall Street Journal) to explain how we got to this point in our supply levels and why this isn’t translating to lower prices for consumers.

Duration:00:10:35

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/9/19

7/9/2019
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On July 9th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: The Small Business Optimism Index for June is out today Details on the JOLTS are out today Levi Strauss, PepsiCo, and WD-40 all report earnings

Duration:00:00:59

Navigating The Ultracompetitive Business World and Finding Success

7/8/2019
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Our digital world has become more competitive than ever, so how do the masses get ahead? Steve Grzanich was joined by Neil Irwin (Sr. Economic Corespondent at the New York Times and Author of “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance“) to discuss his new book, learn about the “glue-person” in a company and how success is possible by finding the right way to adapt.

Duration:00:12:26

The Opening Bell 7/8/19: A Rental Truck, $200, and Scrap Metal…

7/8/2019
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The scrap metal business is an unsuspecting business to make money from, but Marsha Serlin (Founder and CEO of United Scrap Metal) explained to Steve Grzanich how she’s been doing it for the last 40 years and growing to six locations around the country. Neil Irwin (Sr. Economic Corespondent at the New York Times and Author of “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance“) then joined the program to preview his […]

Duration:00:39:29

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/8/19

7/8/2019
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On July 8th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: May Consumer Credit is out today (expecting an increase from April’s report) Jerome Powell speaks on behalf of the Federal Reserve tomorrow The JOLTS is released on Wednesday

Duration:00:01:11

The Opening Bell 7/5/19: Lee Iacocca’s Legacy and VAR

7/5/2019
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Filling in for Steve Grzanich, Mark Carman talks to Dale Buss, Contributor at Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Chief Executive Magazine. They discuss the passing of Lee Iacocca and the legacy he left behind. Later on, Robert Kidd, a freelance journalist in Valencia, Spain who covers sports business focusing on Europe and soccer. Robert comments on the controversy surrounding the Video Assistant Referee system being used in the World Cup. Mark wraps the show with WGN Radio’s Orion Samuelson...

Duration:00:37:06

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/5/19

7/5/2019
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On July 5th, 2019 Mark Carman, in for Steve Grzanich, shares the latest market trends.

Duration:00:00:43

Thought Leader Ed Currie: The Factors That Are Driving Millennials to Buy Homes

7/3/2019
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For years, the housing industry has been used to seeing Americans in their 20’s buying houses, but millennials are changing that for a multitude of reasons. Ed Currie (Certified Mortgage Planner & Construction Loan Specialist at Associated Bank) and Steve Grzanich chatted about the trends that are popping up in the mortgage world, but also the how marriage is a major factor along with the ability to build “green”. These were just a few of the subjects they covered on […]

Duration:00:14:31