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Thursday / Dec 24, 2015 /

Engage EP024 Concord Coalition Phil LaRue

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This week on Engage with Andy Busch, we tackle a shocking subject:  Congress spending money it doesn’t have!  Concord Coalition’s Phil LaRue joins us to discuss the $800 billion in cost for the tax extenders bill and what it means for business, investors and you!

Thursday / Dec 17, 2015 /

Engage EP023 Roubini Global Economics’ Rachel Ziemba

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Today on Engage with Andy Busch, we talk about the downside impact to emerging markets from the US Federal Reserve hiking interest rates.  Managing Director of Research for Roubini Global Economics Rachel Ziemba joins us for a lively discussion covering EM, China and commodities.

Thursday / Dec 03, 2015 /

What the U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal means for businesses

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Overview:  Both the U.S. House and Senate passed a combined budget and debt ceiling bill. Key Points:  This action takes away 2 major uncertainties for businesses, as there will be no federal government shutdown and no default on government debt. After months of work, Congress has passed critical legislation on the federal budget and the…

Friday / Nov 13, 2015 /

Engage EP022 Eurasia Corey Boles on TPP

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With the Republican candidates excoriating the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, we at Engage thought it be a great time to bring on an expert to discuss it.  Joining us to discuss is Corey Boles, senior analyst, NA for the Eurasia Group.  We’ll cover what’s in the TPP, growth projections, and will Republican candidates…

Monday / Oct 26, 2015 /

Engage EP021 Riskpulse Jon Davis

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Today on Engage with Andy Busch, we bring on a weather expert to discuss how Hurricane Patricia formed, the strength of this year’s El Nino, and what type of winter weather were likely to have.  Jon Davis is the meteorology team lead for Riskpulse and explains how weather will impact the energy markets this season.

Monday / Oct 19, 2015 /

Engage EP020 Tax Foundation Kyle Pomerleau

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The next Republican Presidential debate is on October 28th and is the CNBC sponsored event.  With this in mind, Engage will focus today on the major candidates’ plans for growth.  We’ll dissect the tax plans that the candidates have released and try to understand their impact on the economy and deficits.  The good news:  you…

Thursday / Oct 15, 2015 /

Engage EP019 S&P IQ Sam Stovall

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Global stock markets have rebounded with a vengeance and US equity markets are up over 7% in the last 10 days.  Questions arise:  have we put in a bottom, what will Q3 earnings look like, will the rally continue into Q4?  Joining Engage to discuss is S&P Capital IQ’s US Equity Strategist Sam Stovall.

Wednesday / Oct 14, 2015 /

Engage EP018 JPM’s Jim Glassman

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With the global economy gasping for breath and US job growth wheezing, we turn to a man whose job is to diagnose the data.  Jim Glassman is JP Morgan’s chief economist for commercial banking and we hit all the key topics from jobs to retail sales to the Fed.  Jim drops some serious value bombs…

Saturday / Oct 03, 2015 /

Proposed sales tax could impact professional services firms

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The stalemate in Springfield over the budget is turning into a prolonged fight over the direction of the state.  The Illinois House went home on September 24 and is not scheduled to return until October 20.  While both Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner could call them back for a special…

Thursday / Oct 01, 2015 /

EP017 US Chamber’s Martin Regalia

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Today on “Engage with Andy Busch,” we had on US Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Martin Regalia.  We discussed why the markets are so jittery, why the Fed can’t seem to make a decision to raise rates and why the US economic recovery is so tepid.  “The policies  this time around have been nothing short…