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  • SINGLE USE ONLY TOB 9/17/

    The Opening Bell 9/17/19: United Auto Workers Strike Powerful, But Likely Short-Lived

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) is a powerful manufacturing union, so when 50,000 of them walk out and strike, people are going to listen. Steve Grzanich checked in on that strike with Dale Buss (Contributor at Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Chief Executive Magazine) to gauge the pulse of their demands and what General Motors will likely do to resolve contract negotiations.  

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 9/17/19

    On September 17th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on Industrial Production for August will be released later this afternoon The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index is out today Federal Reserve begins its two-day Federal Open Market Meeting today Chewy and FedEx both report earnings after the closing bell

  • SINGLE USE ONLY BIZ LUNCH 9/16/19

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/16/19: McDonald’s Buys Apprente, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, & United’s Feud Resolution

    Jon Hansen, hosts the afternoon business program discussing a range of subjects from Amazon’s announcement to double their Chicago workforce, to the possibility of Purdue Pharmaceutical bouncing back after their planned Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Segment 1: (At 0:00) Jim Dallke, Sr. Editor at Chicago Inno, & Katherine Davis, Associate Editor at Chicago Inno, kicked off the week covering the latest tech stories from around the city like Amazon’s announcement to double their local workforce, the new startup purchased by fast […]

  • SINGLE USE ONLY TOB 9/16/19

    “The Darwinism of Capitalism Has Started To Break Down…”

    One of the most important pillars that upholds the U.S. economy are the well-performing companies that consumers shop at and rely on. However, Trevor Noren (Managing Director at 13D Global Strategy and Research) explained to Steve Grzanich there has been a rise of “zombie companies” which could seriously impact the performance of our country’s market.  

  • SINGLE USE ONLY TOB 9/16/19

    The Opening Bell 9/16/19: What To Change As Health Care Evolves – Price Gouging & The Middle Man

    The discussion around making healthcare better has been going on for decades as patient costs go up and third-party business getting involved. Steve Grzanich touched on the subject with Dr. Marty Makary (Author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care – and How To Fix It) helping consumers to be more aware of the common practice of price gouging and money saving online resources. Trevor Noren (Managing Director at 13D Global Strategy and Research) then shifted to […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 9/16/19

    On September 16th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Data on China Retail Sales and Industrial Production are out today Optical Cable Corporation and KBS Fashion Group both report earnings by the end of the day The Federal Reserve begins their monthly two-day meeting tomorrow  

  • SINGLE USE ONLY BIZ LUNCH 9/12/19

    Wintrust Business Lunch 9/12/19: Uber’s Shift into Freighting & 159 CEO’s Stepped Down In August

    Ilyce Glink, hosts the afternoon business program discussing a range of subjects from the details of Uber investing into a new line of business, and a record number of business leaders leaving their posts (why)… Segment 1: (At 0:00) Ian Sherr, Editor-at-Large at CNET, looked into the details of Uber’s shift of business to the freighting industry and their plans to lay off a large number of employees and their move to the Old Post Office. Segment 2: (At 4:59) […]

  • Associated Bank Market Outlook: 9/12/19

    On September 12th, 2019 Steve Grzanich shares the day’s potential market drivers: Details on the August inflation rate are out today First time claims for unemployment benefits are out this morning Kroger, Broadcom both report quarterly earnings by the end of the day

  • Thought Leader Mia Erickson: Taking Wealth Management To The Next Level – A Personal CFO

    The old saying goes, “there aren’t enough hours in the day”, and that’s true for executives that have amassed a career’s worth of daily responsibilities. Mia Erickson (SVP at Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) jumped in the Associated Bank Thought Leader conversation this week with Steve Grzanich to talk about how she acts as a personal CFO for clients to asses and organize  career benefits and personal assets.  

  • SINGLE USE ONLY TOB 9/12/19

    The Opening Bell 9/12/19: Reviewing The 2019 Chicago Innovation Trends Report

    Achieving a certain executive level in a career is an achievement that requires a lot of time, and responsibility. That being the case, Mia Erickson (SVP at Whitnell – Part of Associated Bank) told The Opening Bell’s Steve Grzanich on this week’s Associated Bank Thought Leader conversation that these executives need another set of eyes to sort through the assets and benefits complied over the span of a career and need personal CFO – that’s where Mia comes in. (At […]

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