Jul 27, 2018

Even CEOs get nervous about their jobs

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(U.S. Edition) It's GDP Day! Get ready, because the Commerce Department is going to tell us how fast the economy grew in the last quarter, and expectations are high. We'll talk about how consumer spending in particular is expected to show significant growth. Afterwards, we'll look at how the U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm and the Dutch-based company NXP have abandoned plans to merge, and then we'll discuss a recent survey that shows many CEOs feel they weren't fully prepared to take on the top job. Today's show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning), Carbonite (Carbonite.com), and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (07/27/2018)

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Trump has you to thank for those good GDP numbers

Jul 27, 2018
This post was updated on July 27 at 7:54 a.m. CT. The Commerce Department has released second-quarter gross domestic product numbers this morning, showing that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent — the fastest pace since 2014. That figure was driven by exporters rushing to get products delivered ahead of […]
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(U.S. Edition) It’s GDP Day! Get ready, because the Commerce Department is going to tell us how fast the economy grew in the last quarter, and expectations are high. We’ll talk about how consumer spending in particular is expected to show significant growth. Afterwards, we’ll look at how the U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm and the Dutch-based company NXP have abandoned plans to merge, and then we’ll discuss a recent survey that shows many CEOs feel they weren’t fully prepared to take on the top job. Today’s show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning), Carbonite (Carbonite.com), and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (07/27/2018)

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