Boom Bust

  • Earnings report season heats up as Wal-Mart soars, rivals stumble
    Wal-Mart’s strong earnings report pleases investors, while retail rivals stumble. Trinity Chavez looks at Samsung’s R&D spending – and results – while Danielle DiMartino Booth discusses Qatar’s credit offer to...
  • Boom Bust
    The boom/bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Former US Commissioner Bart Chilton breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the booms and the busts.
  • Earnings report season heats up as Wal-Mart soars, rivals stumble
    Earnings report season heats up as Wal-Mart soars, rivals stumble
    Wal-Mart’s strong earnings report pleases investors, while retail rivals stumble. Trinity Chavez looks at Samsung’s R&D spending – and results – while Danielle DiMartino Booth discusses Qatar’s credit offer to...
  • Foreign homebuying ban in New Zealand, volatility in cryptocurrencies
    Foreign homebuying ban in New Zealand, volatility in cryptocurrencies
    New Zealand passes a ban on (most) foreign homebuyers! Tyson Slocum looks at oil politics in Italy and the Caspian Sea. Ashlee Banks explains how trade wars could push seafood off your plate. President Erdogan of Turkey kicks off a full-blown Trump...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan hits back at Trump with boycott of US electronics
    Turkey’s Erdogan hits back at Trump with boycott of US electronics
    President Erdogan of Turkey kicks off a full-blown Trump fight with a threat to boycott US electronics, while the lira’s slide spooks investors worldwide. Fred Kaufman gives an overview of the global “Pizza Wars” that you may not...
  • Russia reduces US exposure while Turkey’s slide spooks investors
    Russia reduces US exposure while Turkey’s slide spooks investors
    Russia is responding to US sanctions by selling off US dollars and Treasury bills, while Brussels targets ‘citizenship for sale’ policies in the EU with an eye to cracking down on money laundering. Meanwhile, a US jury’s verdict...
  • Examining US debt and taxes
    Examining US debt and taxes
    US debt may be getting out of hand, but is the future still looking bright? Jeffrey Small has the answer. Donald Williamson from American University joined Bart Chilton to discuss taxes. Antar Davidson gives us an update on the migrant detention...
  • Consumer protection update with Bartlett Naylor
    Consumer protection update with Bartlett Naylor
    Bartlett Naylor returns to the show! He and Bart sit down to discuss everything from Kathy Kranninger to Chris Collins as they discuss all aspects of consumer protection. Christy Ai and Bart break down the latest scandals from the cryptocurrency...
  • Tesla tweets and housing market
    Tesla tweets and housing market
    Tesla may go private, but Melissa Armo says there’s a lot more to it than a Twitter announcement. Saudi Arabia is cutting economic and political ties with Canada over their questioning of the Gulf state’s human rights record; Alex...
  • DOJ appeals AT&T merger
    DOJ appeals AT&T merger
    The Department of Justice is looking to appeal the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Margot Susca and Steve Malzberg are back as we discuss it! Peter Oliver checks in from Europe as the EU tackles Airbnb; Alex Mihailovich gives us the lowdown...
  • Weighing in on emission scandals
    Weighing in on emission scandals
    Emission scandals not only affect the auto industry, but our environment as well. Lauren Fix and Tyson Slocum join Bart to discuss this important issue. Gold is looking shinier to Iran as it seeks a way around the incoming US sanctions; Peter Schiff...
  • Financial Round-Up: Rates, immigration, meat, and industry
    Financial Round-Up: Rates, immigration, meat, and industry
    We sat down with Richard Sandor as he and Bart talk fair rates and Ameribor. Richard Wolff breaks down the real issue facing the US when it comes to immigration. Steve Malzberg gives us his thoughts as Bart Chilton talks to him about the future of...