Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Can Romney or Obama Get America Back to Work?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss plans by Obama and Romney for job creation, how Germany fixed their economy, and what Francis would do to get America back to work.

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GDP Misses Estimates and Krugman vs. Bernanke

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Q1 GDP numbers, what they may predict for the economy and Paul Krugman's spat with Ben Bernanke.

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Is Crowdfunding Too Risky for the Average Investor?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to continue the crowdfunding discussion from Monday, listeners reactions and questions, and the differences between crowdfunding and micro-finance.

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Are Republicans in Danger of Losing the House?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss how House races are shaping up for the GOP, what impact the Presidential race will have down ballot and what the fundraising picture looks like for each party.

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How Will Russia’s WTO Entry Benefit the U.S.?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization, how the Senate will weigh in, and if the U.S. will see an economic boost when our businesses have more access to Russian markets.

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Is Crowdfunding the Future of Small Business Investing?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a potential takeover of American Airlines by US Airways, the JOBS Act, and whether Kickstarter's crowdfunding method is the future of venture capital.

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Are Speculators Responsible for High Oil Prices?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Obama's call for a crackdown on oil speculation, what drives the price at the pump, and how expanded production would impact the oil market.

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How Will the War on Women Impact Election Day?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Elizabeth Blackney to discuss the so called war on women, the Hilary Rosen vs. Ann Romney fight, and what impact this may have come election day.

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Peace, They Say

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Jay Nordlinger to discuss his book on the Nobel Peace Prize, the way the prize is structured, the people who won it, the politics involved, and more.

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Avik Roy on The Hidden Costs of Obamacare

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Avik Roy to discuss a report from Chuck Blahous on Medicare costs under Obamacare, why families get punished under the law and what happens after a SCOTUS decision in June.

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Why Can’t We All Borrow from the Fed?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss China's major currency move and Sheila Bair's tongue-in-cheek proposal to let everyone borrow $10 million from the Fed.

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The Buffett Rule and Punishing the American Dream

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Buffett Rule, Obama's definition of a "fair" tax structure, and how raising taxes punishes those seeking the American Dream.