STRICTLY BUSINESS, NOTHING PERSONAL: VLOG SERIES EP. #5: TALK SHOW BIZ

Strictly Business, Nothing Personal ep. #5: “Talk Show Biz

Sammy BE: @ecofiretv

Featured Actor: Logann Grace @loganngrayce

7 June 2019

1) Years of slow economic progress, where the South nearly reach equality with northen and western neighbors, has reversed. Since 2009, the South’s growth in output and wages has slowed so the South is now receding compared with the rest of America. The twin forces of automation and globalization have wiped out millions of factory jobs where the lower wages and taxes were instrumental in the South drawing those businesses. The net result is the South’s economy is falling behind.

2) The discount retailer chain Costco announced they will be raising prices, stating the tariffs on China as the reason. Costco joins other retailers such as Walmart, Target and Macy in having to raise prices to consumers. There are fears that the wave of retail store closures will further increase as consumers retract from their spending habits.

3) Presidential candidate’s promise of free college to alleviate the growing student debt problem is facing problems of implementation. Low income students need more than just free tuition for gaining a college degree, and therefore the presidential plans will aid those who least need the financial help. The tuition accounts for half or less of college expenses. Presently, student debt stands at $1.6 trillion dollar, where presently 20 to 25% of new college graduates are unemployed or underemployed.

4) Stock market closings for 10 JUN 19:

Dow            26,062.68    up    78.74
Nasdaq         7,823.17    up    81.07
S&P 500        2,886.73    up    13.39

10 Year Yield:    up   at    2.14%

Oil:    up   at    $53.42

SHADE-Y SCAMMERS : THE CAST PODCAST EP. #5

#TheCast latest podcast episode is amust listen to. The click discusses shade-y entertainment and media deals, as well as heartless tactics that also take place in the entertainment business.

This is an episode you must listen to. AS ALWAYS, WE ALL HAVE AN OPINION, IT’S JUST HOW U USE YOURS…..

The Cast Ep. #5

BED & BREAKFAST U SAY??? GOLDMAN SACHS (GS) IN NEGOTIATIONS TO BUY B&B HOTELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Economic & Finance Report

Financial investment power house Goldman Sach (GS); is in negotiations to aquire B&B Hotels and all its subsidiary chains. They will be acquiring the chain from PAI Partners (French hospitality investment firm).

The purchase will happen in the latter part of 2019. The deal is supposed to be worth around $2.2 billion (USD). B&B Hotels has over 486 hotels (in total). The company was founded in 1990 and operates in the hospitality market in countries such as Brazil, Morrocco, and many Euro countries.

GS merchant banking division will be pursuing the close of the transaction, which is supposedly going to happen later this year (2019). -SB

19 March 2019

1) Used aluminum cans are unwanted by scrape metal dealers, because the metal is less desirable for structural aluminum in aircraft and cars. Scrap prices have dropped 30% indicating the economic challenges for recycling.

2) Flooding in Nebraska has left the state nearly paralyzed the flood leaving people isolated and bringing business to a near standstill. It is still too early to assess the economic losses, but it’s expected to be tremendous.

3) Home Depot, the home improvement supplier, is going on a massive hiring spree planning to hire 80,000 new people this spring to staff stores. Positions are both permanent and seasonal part-time jobs. Seasonal jobs can be for as long as 120 days.

4) 18 MAR 19 Stock market closing:

Dow           25,914.10   up   65.23
Nasdaq        7,714.48   up   25.95
S&P 500       2,832.94   up   10.46

10 Year Yield:     up   at    2.60%

Oil:      down   at    $59.02

THE CAST PODCAST EPISODE #4: MONEY, MEDIA & MANAGEMENT Feat. MELINDA SANTIAGO (SANTIAGO FIRM)

THE CAST PODCAST… Back at it again, with another banging episode for your ears. Sammy BE @EcoFireTV & Luisa L. @LuisaModels, along with Jon Don Sterling “On The Boards” @TheDramaBlock.

On this podcast episode, we had a special guest interviewee. Our guest happens to be a super manager in the music and entertainment game, her clientele ranges from Bobby V. (Bobby Valentino), Houston, Texas rap legend Scarface (Gheto Boys), R&B duo group Ruff Endz, as well as her other major accolades; we were able to interview Ms. Melinda Santiago from (The Santiago Firm).

Melinda was able to give THE CAST PODCAST, insight into the music biz and particularly on how she runs her business. She provided context of what young artists (Millennials, Gen Z) need to do to be heard and gain exposure to a global audience.

She also provided the ups and downs of the entertainment business, and the struggles women have in the music business; but also the strong backbone she has, to be able to survive and progress in this male dominated business and industry.

This is an episode you surely do not want to miss.

As always #BEBless #StayBless #GODBLESS #RealRecognizeDeal

Online Platforms To Check Out:

1) www.instagram.com/EcoFireTV (Sammy BE)
www.twitter.com/EcoFireTV

2) www.instagram.com/LuisaModels (Luisa L.)
www.twitter.com/LuisaModels

3) www.EconomicandFinanceReport.com (Economic & Finance Blog)

4) www.soundcloud.com/Economic-FinanceReport (Podcast/Online Show)

5)www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZo5bug…Nlb2VRfDCQ/videos (EFR.Tv Youtube)

6)www.SammyBuysHomes.com (Real Estate Investment)

7) www.TraderSoul.com (Financial Trading Website)

WALMART TO HIRE CLOSE TO 1,000 TRUCKERS IN 2019

ECONOMIC & FINANCE REPORT

Walmart will be hiring close to 1,000 new truck drivers in 2019. The truckers who are seasoned throughout the year, being apart of the Walmart trucking program. Walmart drivers (whom have senority) will be attaining an increase in base salary to $90,000.

In 2018 Walmart hired 1,400 truck drivers, to stream line their trucking business. Their truck driver turnover is one of the lowest in the industry and Walmart has indicated they want it to stay that way. To increase the recruits of truck drivers, Walmart has upped the ante by improving base salary, vacation days, and onboarding systems to assist their drivers better on the job,

Truck drivers shortages seems to be the main concern in 2019, data by the American Trade Association (ATA) indicates truck drivers for the past 20 years have been hovering around the 3 million to the 3.5 million drivers mark in the USA. There has been a short fall of drivers, even though freight volume has will be increasing to over 35%, within the next decade. -SB

24 January 2019

1) IBM says that a rush to over regulate the digital business could topple the digital economy. This stems from privacy concerns about the collection of large quantities of data and its importance for AI (Artificial Intelligence) development of systems for their learning.

2) Small businesses see a trickle-down effect of the shutdown. The Pelosi-Trump squabble over the State of the Union address shows how far apart each side is in ending the shutdown and thus ending the negative effects on business.

3) Ford Motor Company posted a poor forth quarter earnings report. In the fourth quarter, Ford’s earnings were a net loss of $116 million dollars or 3 cents per share compared with 2017 profits of $2.5 billion dollars or 63 cents per share.

4) 23 JAN 19 Stock market closings:

Dow               24,575.62      up     171.14
Nasdaq           7,025.77      up         5.41
S&P 500          2,638.70      up         5.80

10 Year Yield:       up   at   2.76%

Oil:       down   at   $52.43

EFR PODCAST EP. #30: END OF THE YEAR WRAP UP 2018

THE EFR PODCAST: END OF THE YEAR WRAP UP 2018

Wrap up of 2018 episode, Sammy BE (Bizman Bassey), James Lyman & on the boards, magic Jon Don Sterling. The trio discussed topics and issues ranging from economy, business, trade, and a little politics, for the year of 2018.

Sammy and James spoke on the trade policies with China, the new USMCA Trade Agreement between USA, Mexico, & Canada (replacing of NAFTA). Problems that may have handicapped General Motors (GM); Saudi Arabia policy & reporter death of Jamal Khashoggi. The gentlemen ended of the 2018 year speaking of the improving US economy (GDP) and the new Congress (Democratic House, Republican led Senate), that will be entering in January 2019.

This a mouthful that you don’t want to miss, ending of 2018 wrap up episode…. Happy New Year… See You In 2019

As Always #StayBlessed & #BeBlessed #HappyNewYear2019

Website Platforms To Check Out:

1) www.instagram.com/EcoFireTV

2)www.twitter.com/EcoFireTV

3) www.Economic&FinanceReport.com (Economic & Finance Blog Site)

4) www.soundcloud.com/Economic-FinanceReport (Podcast/Online Show)

5)www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZo5bug…Nlb2VRfDCQ/videos (EFR.Tv Youtube Ch)

6)www.SammyBuysHomes.com (Real Estate Investment)

7) www.TraderSoul.com (Financial Trading Website)

EFR PODCAST Ep. #29: SOCIAL ME PLATFORM Feat. Rodney Hassell

The EFR Podcast Ep. #29, James Lymon, Jon Don Sterling “On The Boards” and me Sammy BE ,brought you a great podcast. We interviewed a well known comedian and online sensation. This individual has captured hundreds of thousands of followers on the gram (IG) and his presence is known on the internet.

The EFR Podcast had a pleasure of interviewing Rodney Hassell, and his journey developing a comedic presence on social media platforms like IG and twitter, along with his development in attaining a growing audience.

Rodney discussed with us the business aspect and opportunities that can come with being popular on social media, and how it can assist an up and comer’s career or media profile forward. This was an interview you don’t want to miss listening to.

Website Platforms To Check Out:

1) www.instagram.com/EcoFireTV

2)www.twitter.com/EcoFireTV

3) www.Economic&FinanceReport.com (Economic & Finance Blog Site)

4) www.soundcloud.com/Economic-FinanceReport (Podcast/Online Show)

5) www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZo5bug…Nlb2VRfDCQ/videos ( Youtube )

6)www.SammyBuysHomes.com (Real Estate Investment)

7) www.TraderSoul.com (Financial Trading Website)