Monthly Archives: September 2013

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The Effects of a Shutdown on Main Street and Wall Street

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the prospects of a government shutdown, the impact it may have on the average American and how Wall Street will react.

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Greenspan vs. Bernanke at The Fed

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss quotes from an upcoming book by Alan Greenspan, why he thinks politics is killing our economy and a comparison between the Greenspan and Bernanke eras at The Fed.

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The Impact of Ted Cruz’s 21 Hour Obamacare Slugfest

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss Ted Cruz's 21 hour speech on the Senate floor, what he may have accomplished after all that talking, and why it may actually help Cruz when the media and the GOP establishment criticize him for not playing the Washington game.

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Crony Capitalism and the Power of The Fed

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Hunter Lewis to discuss his books, the undo influence of the Fed, and if there is room in America for libertarian populism.

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EPA Kicks Obama’s War on Coal into High Gear

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Luke Popovich to discuss new EPA regulations set to hit the coal industry, the extraordinary middle class job loss that could result and why this EPA crusade seems particularly pointless as climate alarm bells are going silent.

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The Fed, Germany and Terry McAuliffe’s Suspicious Investments

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss situations that would compel the Fed to change course, Germany's historic election and Terry McAuliffe's suspicious business investments.

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Bernanke Keeps the Party Going

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ben Bernanke's decision not to taper, why this was a surprise to almost everyone and if this means Janet Yellen will be forced to make the change.

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The Battle to be Virginia’s Next Governor

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the Republican fight in Congress to defund Obamacare in the CR, if the debt ceiling fight may be a better avenue for a standoff and the knock-down drag out battle for the governor's mansion in Virginia.

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What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Tevi Troy to discuss his new book, presidents and pop-culture and why what the presidents read is so important.

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Obamacare Limiting Access to Doctors and Hospitals

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the limiting of access to hospitals and doctors under Obamacare plans in New Hampshire and California, the healthcare impacts for patients, and why the government's inclusion of "social and behavioral" data is dangerous to your privacy.

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Obama Fumbles Summers Nomination, Yellen Set to Be Next Fed Chair

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the withdrawal of Larry Summers in the Fed Chair race, why Janet Yellen is now the likely pick and if her administration would be Bernanke: Part II.

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The Kabuki Theater of the Debt Ceiling Debate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the shuffling of the Dow Jones index, the coming debate over raising the debt ceiling and what Americans think Congress should do.