Documentary director, Kasey Kirby, visited Santa Barbara, CA for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where he debuted his latest movie, Dog Days. The documentary examines whether free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity through the lens of two food truck street vendors in Washington, D.C.
Twitter is set to launch its Initial Public Offering later this week and it’s expected to raise $1 billion—depending on the IPO price. Twitter’s estimated market capitalization is between $17 billion and $20 billion.
Yet, like so many Internet companies before, Twitter makes no money. It generated a $69 million loss on revenue of $254 million for the first 6 months of 2013.
Why, then, is Twitter’s IPO so highly anticipated by Wall Street investors?
Julia Boorstin, CNBC’s crack journalist covering media and entertainment is with me to discuss this.
A lot of attention is paid to excellence and quality among companies today.
When it comes to defining quality in the automotive industry—and, subsequently other industries, Dave Power literally created the standard.
He’s the founder of the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction award and he joins us today to discuss the voice of the customer and his years as an eyewitness to automotive history.
The Jump-Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is designed to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations pertaining to acquiring capital—principally crowd funding and the number of shareholders a company may have prior to registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. President Obama signed it into law in April 2012. Title II of the JOBS Act, concerning crowd funding, passed into law in September 2013.
Crowd funding is hailed as the revival of small business in America and reviled as the next great Ponzi scheme. Designed to help small business—the creators of most new jobs in America—start up more quickly and easily, will it live up to its expectations, or will it become the means by which to bilk unwitting investors?
Joining me to discuss the benefits of the JOBS Act is Greg Writer, the author of Saving America One Crowd @ A Time.
So much of our country’s attention has been focused on domestic policy since the Great Recession of 2007-2009 that foreign policy has taken a backseat to the recovery and the implementation of Obamacare.
Yet, it may be foreign policy that defines the success, or failure, of President Obama’s Administration.
The US response to events such as The Arab Spring, the nuclear buildup in Iran, Syria’s repressive regime, US-Russian relations, alleged NSA surveillance of Germany and Great Britain and Sino-American relations will have profound effects on the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world that last long after the memory of the Great Recession has been forgotten.
Bruce Herschensohn joins me to discuss how US foreign policy may be abandoning our allies around the world.
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 refocused many people’s relationship to money and redefined their financial goals.
It goes without saying that the average person’s attitude towards debt, retirement, investment and living a comfortable lifestyle changed during this period.
But, in what ways have these relationships changed?
Joining me to discuss this is Karrie Movsesian, a financial expert from Merrill Edge. She’ll share with us the exclusive findings of a Merrill Edge report from September 2013 that shows how Southern Californians have changed their attitudes towards money from even as recently as their last survey in the Spring of 2013.