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Tuesday / Feb 16, 2016 /

Illinois budget battle reaches crescendo

AndyBusch / Blog / 1 Comment

As Governor Rauner prepares to deliver his second budget since taking office, this is perhaps a good time to review where the Illinois budget conflict stands, what’s at stake and how it’s impacting businesses across the state. What does this mean for business? The Illinois budget impasse is creating increasingly difficult conditions for all companies doing…

Wednesday / Feb 03, 2016 /


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Today on Engage, we cover the markets for where are, where we’re going and what’s going to take us there with S&P IQ’s Sam Stovall.

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Rubio tax and economic plans take the middle ground

Andrew3 / Blog / 7 Comments

  In the last article of our three part series on the Republican candidates and their major economic policies impacting Iowa, we review Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his key programs for business.  Like Trump’s plan, Rubio’s plan cuts the 35% nominal corporate tax rate, limits the tax rate on pass-through business income, and enacts…

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Cruz Tax and Economic Plan Big Positive, Small Negative

Andrew3 / Blog / 6 Comments

Continuing in our three part series covering Republican candidates and their economic policies as they impact Iowa, we now turn to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his key programs for business.  Unlike Donald Trump, Cruz has a unique tax reform plan that calls for fundamental changes to the way taxes are calculated and collected in…

Friday / Jan 08, 2016 /

Engage EP025 Greg Valliere Horizon Investments

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This week on Engage, we talk about how Trump could not only win the Republican nomination, but the White House!  Joining me is returning friend and guest Greg Valliere , chief strategist from Horizon Investments.  We cover how Trump could win, how Hillary could melt down, and how the markets will react.

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

Andrew3 / Blog / 1 Comment

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.