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So now it's the best start to a new year since 1987 after the worst year for the market since 2008. The latest reports on possible dramatic breakthroughs on US China trade fueled the latest rally. A year after the recreational use of cannabis was legalized in California a giant in the industry discusses the business and unresolved issues. Calif ...…
 
2019 has the best new year's start for the stock market in 13 years. The rally continues on easing concerns about the Fed's interest rate path and US China trade. Google announces big plans to move into West L.A.'s Westside Pavilion when the mall is converted to creative office space. The LAEDC releases an earthquake preparedness guide for busi ...…
 
Happy New Year! Triple digit moves every day so far in 2019 including the Dow's 747 point closing gain in reaction to a blowout December jobs report and plans for the US and China to resume trade talks. Retailers are coming off the best holiday shopping season in years with big gains in online sales. Mortgage rates start the year with a pullbac ...…
 
Market volatility is back in a big way as 2018 draws to a close with stocks posting their first annual losses since 2008. Stocks take a wild ride racking up the biggest Christmas Eve loss in market history followed by the Dow's biggest one day point gain in market history. Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz, discusses the lat ...…
 
Yes, Virginia. There is a Grinch on Wall Street. Investors are left with a lump of coal just before Christmas as stocks wrap up the worst week in more than seven years with major indexes plunging 7 percent. The Dow posts its worst December since 1931. Tech stocks wipe out this year's gains with the NASDAQ moving into bear market territory. The ...…
 
Richard Capiola has a 4 year-old greyhound, Stanley, who has been serviced to be a donor for other dogs. Greyhounds have universal blood so they are able to donate to all dogs. Stanley is a retired racing dog and now he and Richard take the time out of their lives to save other dogs. That is why we honor Richard and Stanley as this week’s KNX H ...…
 
The Grinch shows up on Wall Street with stocks posting the worst start to any December since 1980. The week ended with the Dow plunging nearly 500 points. Apple and Johnson and Johnson got hammered. The spotlight now turns to the Fed's next move. Santa's helpers are busy at Goodwill Stores and Donation Centers this holiday season. Bitcoin and o ...…
 
Bill Rogers and his elves have been taking time out of their day to make handcrafted wooden toys all year long for kids. He is in charge of the Orange County Woodworker’s Association and this year they made over 4,000 toys for 52 different associations to serve children. People from all walks of life come together to help kids in need. That is ...…
 
Volatility spikes as stocks take the steepest weekly dive in eight months on uncertainty over US China trade relations and interest rates. Oil spikes on OPEC deal to cut production. The nation's unemployment rate holds steady at a near 50 year low of 3.7%. Extended market coverage with Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz and Art H ...…
 
19 years ago Maggie Escobar received a call from Alta Med Health Services from a local elected official that led her to starting a toy drive organization. He was in desperate need of toys for underserved kids in Maywood, Bell and Huntington Park. This past year she raised about $10k to buy holiday gifts for the kids. “It’s just amazing to see t ...…
 
Stocks wrap up the best week in about seven years including a one day pop of 618 points on comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell about the outlook for interest rate hikes. U.S. China trade also in focus. Analysis from Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo. Automakers go big at the LA Auto Show with big new SUV's. New housing headwinds. A federal ...…
 
Thanks to social media Jamie Woolner was able to save his grandparents from a wildfire. He was able to connect with someone so that he could get a boat ride to his grandparents’ house. Luckily, he made it just in time. Everyone evacuated safely. That is why we honor Jamie Woolner as this week’s inspirational KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by yo ...…
 
The holiday shopping season begins in Southern California. Rick Caruso, Master entrepreneur, philanthropist, CEO of Caruso, developer of shopping destinations including The Grove L.A. and the new Palisades Village provides his outlook for the holiday season. Adding to the holiday cheer, gas and oil prices hit new lows for the year. Kurt the Cyb ...…
 
17 years ago Julie Hudash launched a nonprofit called “Team Kids” to empower kids through service. She wanted to inspire the next generation to make a difference in the world. By partnering with police, fire and schools more than 150,000 school children in Compton, Long Beach and Torrance learned how to make a positive impact. That is why we ho ...…
 
Market volatility continues. Bankruptcy concerns impact California utility PG&E after deadliest wildfire in the state's history. My Frank N Stein discussion on markets and economy with financial commentator Ben Stein who survived the fires in Malibu. West Hollywood set to go big for small business this holiday season. Bevelry Hills goes BOLD fo ...…
 
Vietnam Army Veteran Herb Rosenzweig wanted to celebrate his 75th Birthday making a difference so he partnered with “Sewing Seeds for Life,” a non-profit in LaVerne. 150 of his friends came to his party and donated $6,000 towards 15 tons of food for the food pantry! We honor and celebrate Herb as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by yo ...…
 
Stocks rally on the mid-term election results. The Fed holds the line on short term interest rates for now. Analysis from Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz and Tyler Mathisen, co anchor CNBC Power Lunch. Beverly Hills goes BOLD to kick off the holiday shopping season. It's a big week for the business of show business and mov ...…
 
Cancer survivors inspire us with stories of strength and courage. That’s why Sonya Adams started “Celebrating a Vision,” an organization that provides cancer survivors and their families with enjoyable experiences like a day at the spa, grocery delivery, or dinner at a nice restaurant. We honor Sonya as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Drive ...…
 
Stocks stage a three day rally on reports the US and China are working on a trade deal bouncing back from the worst October since the financial crisis. The October jobs report comes in better than expected on hiring and wage gains. Unemployment holds steady at near 50 year low. Tech giant Kai-Fu Lee talks about AI Superpowers. Oil markets react ...…
 
Kids usually want toys or video games for their birthday, but Dalia Branch wanted a lemonade stand to raise money for children who need cleft palate surgery. After raising hundreds of dollars, Dalia’s parents couldn’t be more proud! That’s why we honor Dalia at this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by your Helpful SoCal Dealers, take a lis ...…
 
Stocks rack up the worst October since the 2008 financial crisis on latest earnings news, trade worries, and interest rate concerns. The Dow and SP500 erase this year's gains. Chris Silbermann, Managing Director of ICM Partners is honored by Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Los Angeles. The heated debate continues on Prop 10, California's ren ...…
 
The legendary John Wooden said, “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life.” Albert Turner is a 30-year coach who has spent the past seven years as head coach of the women’s basketball team at LA Harbor College. He teaches more than the game of basketball, but life lessons about teamwork, family values, and how to properly ...…
 
Another volatile week for stocks ends with a mixed finish. Socially responsible impact investing popular with millennials. John Cox, the Republican candidate for California governor, talks business and consumer issues. A closer look at Prop 6, the measure on the November 6th ballot to repeal the state gas tax enacted last year for road and brid ...…
 
Stocks rack up the biggest weekly losses in 7 months as interest rates rise. The Dow takes its third biggest one day tumble in market history. Extended market coverage with Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz, Peter Schiff, President, EuroPacific Capital, Hugh Johnson, Chairman, Hugh Johnson Advisors. L.A. lawyers gather in Ho ...…
 
The Emily Shane Foundation was formed after the 13-year old middle schooler was tragically killed by an enraged driver. Her family started the SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program in her memory providing individualized, intensive mentoring to struggling middle school students. To participate in the program, students must do one good ...…
 
The Dow hits a record high on the new USMCA trade deal involving the US, Canada and Mexico. Stocks retreat as benchmark bond yields spike. The US unemployment rate dips to a near 50 year low. Governor Brown signs a law requiring publically held companies in California to have at least one woman on corporate boards. A presidential historian says ...…
 
After listening to an interview in his car, Dean O’Malley decided to donate his kidney. Dean realized how many people die every year waiting for a donor. He contacted UC Irvine medical center and was approved. His kidney was given to an Orange County mother of 4 which saved her life. We are proud to honor Dean as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda H ...…
 
Alan Pinel created the Burrito Project of South Pasadena 12 years ago. Every month, he and his pals get together to make vegan burritos to feed those that are hungry. They pack a truck with food, water, and socks and head to skid row. For his big heart and donations we are proud to honor Alan as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by you ...…
 
Stocks wrap up Q3 2018 with the best quarterly gain in nearly five years. The Fed bumps up short term interest rates. Mortgage rates touch 7 year highs. Tesla tumbles after the SEC sues to oust company chairman and CEO Elon Musk. Home values rise in L.A. The world gets set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. A jump in m ...…
 
Yuri Williams is a full time corrections officer and part time Super Hero! He brightens people’s day and brings them hope by dressing up as Spider-Man. Yuri will be going on a 50 state “Blessing Tour” giving hugs and words of inspiration to vets, sick children in hospitals, the elderly, and homeless. We are proud to honor Yuri as this week’s KN ...…
 
Record shattering week for stocks with the Dow closing at a new high for the first time since January. The U.S. and China expand trade tariffs raising new concerns about higher prices on many consumer goods. Markets and trade discussed with Art Hogan, Chief Market Strategist, B Riley FBR and Anthony Scaramucci, Founder, SkyBridge Capital. New c ...…
 
Evelyn Calip was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago at 45 years old. After she won her battle with cancer she created Evelyn’s Breast Friends Forever. Through this program she has launched the bran run/walk 5k at Dockweiler State Beach which covers surgery costs for cancer survivors. We are proud to know Evelyn as this week’s KNX Helpful ...…
 
Stocks touch record highs ahead of the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers during the 2008 financial crisis, the largest bankruptcy in US history. Guests include Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, Phil Angelides, Chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission discuss lessons learned during the crisis. Big ...…
 
The stars aligned when Chino Police officer Shanna Evans met Helen Youngkowski in 2016. Helen was living in the backseat of her car after losing her home. This summer Officer Evans got together with the Chino Police Foundation, a local church, and even her own family to raise the funds to move Helen into senior housing. Shanna is more than dese ...…
 
The August jobs report finds hiring picked up, wages racked up best annual gains in 8 years, unemployment rate near 18 year low. Stocks end holiday shortened week lower. Tesla tumbles after top accountant resigns and CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke pot during an interview. Leslie Appleton Young, chief economist at the California Association of R ...…
 
Andy Lipkis is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment. Back in 1973, at the age of 18, Andy read that smog from Los Angeles was drifting up to the mountains and killing the forest. He rallied his fellow campers, tore up a parking lot, planted smog-tolerant trees ... and TreePeople was born. Since then, TreeP ...…
 
Stocks wrap up record shattering week with a mixed finish ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. The US and Mexico reach a trade deal to replace NAFTA. US negotiations with Canada set to resume after Labor Day. Markets and trade discussed with Wharton Finance Professor Jeremy Siegel and Peter Navarro, Director of the White House National Trade ...…
 
Meow! Sandra Harrison is the ultimate cat lady! For the past 25 years, she has adopted, fostered and found homes for hundreds of kittens, especially for feral cats. Sandra is a purr-fect role model as we honor her as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by your Helpful SoCal Honda Dealers, take a listen to her heartwarming story.…
 
Stocks pop to record highs after Fed Chair Jerome Powell reassures markets the Fed will gradually raise interest rates as the economy grows. The current bull market marks a milestone as the longest in Wall Street history. CNBC's Melissa Lee discusses her new documentary Bitcoin: Boom or Bust. The list of cryptocurrencies gets longer. The retail ...…
 
Catherine Meek is determined to provide homeless youth with educational opportunities. As the executive director and longest standing tutor at School on Wheels, Catherine leads this non-profit which sends tutors into communities to work with and inspire homeless kids. She receives an “A+” from us, and we honor her as this week’s KNX Helpful Hon ...…
 
Stocks rally on a report the US and China are about to resume trade talks. The Dow rebounds to the highest seen since February. The US and Turkey continue to lock horns. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Mohamed El-Erian gives us his analysis and outlook. The IRS recommends a paycheck check up now that the new tax law has kicked in. California ...…
 
Doug Dunlap found a way to give back after he retired as a traffic reporter. Since he loves playing the piano, Doug contacted the Santa Clarita Senior Center and offered to entertain the seniors who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. What a beautiful way of paying it forward, and we honor Doug as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! D ...…
 
Turkey rattles investors nerves after the Turkish currency plunges against the US dollar. Trade tensions heat up as the US announces a doubling of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports. The LAEDC cheers Amazon and LA community colleges teaming up for a cloud computing certificate program. The first Milken Institute Calfiornia Policy Sum ...…
 
Ken Bauer found his passion in volunteering after he retired. Ken has served his time as a volunteer in the board of directors at the Red Cross, the YMCA, and casa Pacifica. For 25 years Ken has been involved with the Discovery Center for Science and Technology to get kids interested in learning. We are proud to honor him as this week’s KNX Hel ...…
 
Stocks rally on the July jobs report. The Fed holds the line on short term interest rates but signals more rate hikes ahead. Apple stock hits record highs making it the first publicly traded company to reach $1 trillion dollars in market value. Beverly Hills goes BOLD for business and tourism. Housing headwinds continue with sales slipping as h ...…
 
Yolanda Gonzalez is a Chicana artist who found a way to share her talent with others in need. Yolanda devotes several hours every week to help seniors in El Monte and LA improve their health and coordination through an art therapy program. We are proud to honor her as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by your Helpful SoCal Honda Dealer ...…
 
Economic growth powers up to 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018. Tech stocks including Facebook, Intel and Twitter get slammed on their latest earnings reports. Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz gives his analysis ahead of next Fed meeting. LA's iconic Pink's Hot Dogs expands. LA home sales tank on higher prices and low in ...…
 
Kevin and Diane Delson created a charity bike ride to benefit the American Red Cross, “operation ride for the red.” Their most recent ride brought in $30,000 for the charity and only continues to get larger. We are proud to honor them as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Driven by your Helpful SoCal Honda Dealers, take a listen to their motiv ...…
 
Trade tensions take the steam out of the latest stock market rally. President Trump says he's willing to impose tariffs on every product imported to the U.S. from China. The EU threatens to retaliate if the U.S. imposes tariffs on cars. Former US Ambassador John Emerson and the President's former communications director Anthony Scaramucci among ...…
 
Amelia Peters and Natalie Hampton have been nationally recognized for their commitment to service. Amelia started a program that brings art lessons and supplies to homeless youth while Natalie created a free lunch planning app for students who feel bullied or lonely in school. We are proud to honor them as this week’s KNX Helpful Honda Hero! Dr ...…
 
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