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Business Financial Management During a Pandemic

April 29, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stress the global pandemic has put on the business community has added new dimensions to the science of cost controls. How does one manage costs when everything is broken? Mike Switzer interviews Mark Cecchini, chair of the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School...

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In an unprecedented short amount of time, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, is now law and is in the process of being enacted. Some of the major provisions of this new law will certainly affect South Carolina businesses...

Upstate Institution Helps Family-Owned Businesses

April 16, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Family-owned businesses make up a significant portion of the state and national economy and almost all of them are part of the small business sector that is being so dramatically affected by the current crisis. Our next guest’s institution recently created a program to...

"Spoiling for a Fight"

April 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener has an encounter with an Eastern Cottonmouth.

Time to Buy the Oil Stocks?

April 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The recent stock market crash is the fastest valuation decline in history. Faster than 1929, 1987, 2008…But our next guest believes we may have reached an inflection point and is particularly bullish now on the energy sector. Mike Switzer interviews Tyson Halsey, a...

Staccato

March 30, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Minute with Miles

Staccato is the Italian word for “separated,” or “detached.” Staccato notes are notes that are not sustained for their full rhythmic value: they come to a short stop, which separates them from notes that follow. They also usually have a clean, sharply articulated start ...

Tricking Your Brain into Thinking Positively

March 26, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Pigeon

Many stock market crashes have happened in the past and every time they do, investors are faced with the emotional toll of investing during a crisis. Our next guest says there are ways to trick your brain into thinking positive in order to prevent panic. Mike Switzer...

Small Business Community in Shock

March 25, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We heard a few days ago from the US Small Business Administration about their plans to assist the small business community during the current crisis. Our next guest says these business owners are in a state of shock and are going to need this help. Mike Switzer interviews...

SBA to the Rescue?

March 19, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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There is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic will affect how we do business for weeks and maybe even months ahead. And as in any economic crisis, the government is expected to provide relief to the small business community because they normally suffer...

Coronavirus and the SC Business Community

March 18, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Economic activity was looking like business as usual for 2020, meaning all signals pointing to more slow but steady growth. And then came the coronavirus. What is the reaction so far from our state’s business community? Mike Switzer interviews Ted Pitts, president and CEO...

Mountain Laurel on the Coast?

March 12, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Greenville County, South Carolina

Yes, you can find "disjunct" populations of Mountain laurel in pockets on the coast of South Carolina where the micro-climate is just right.

Using Technology for Safer Operations

March 11, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most manufacturing companies, especially larger ones, employ or contract with safety professionals to keep their operations safe for their employees and to comply with government safety regulations and inspections. It’s an old-fashioned industry that we’ve learned recently...

Weather Events to Become More Extreme with Climate Change

March 10, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Hurricane Florence, seen here as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 12, 2018, approaches the East Coast. It eventually made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Sept. 14, and caused massive inland flooding.

A recent government report says that climate change is leading to extreme weather events that are becoming "more frequent, intense, widespread or of longer duration." University of South Carolina geographer Kirsten Dow agrees, saying the historic 2015 rain and resulting...

Coronavirus: Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docks Off California Coast

March 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bill Chappell, Vanessa Romo
The Grand Princess cruise ship heads under the Golden Gate Bridge to a port in Oakland, Calif., Monday.

Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET After several days of circling off the coast of California, the Grand Princess cruise ship has docked at a port in Oakland. The ship has 3,533 people on board — including at least 21 who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, out of 46 people...

Winthrop Economist Is Not Panicking Over Covid-Inspired Market Woes

March 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Wall St Sign

If you’re getting nervous about the economy based on the coronavirus’ effect on the stock market and on global oil prices, your worries might be premature. “I don’t really foresee this being a panic time,” says Dr. Lou Pantuosco, a professor of economics Winthrop University...

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