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January 4, 2009

Broadcasting Notes from the Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - January 4, 2009
Topics include: Incentive deals and your bottom line...long-term planning...problems we should get to fixing

Iowa Who wants to run the GOP in Iowa?

Business and Finance If the recession is the result of "real" economic shock, then many stimulus proposals may be basically useless
Economists draw distinctions between things that happen as a result of paper-pushing and those that result from actual, true-to-life changes. And if the changes that led us into the economic recession include real-life changes in the way the economy works, then we may need to pay the piper for a little while and accept that some changes cause temporary pain.

News Just as predicted, Russia and Ukraine are fighting over natural gas
Anyone who was paying attention could have seen this coming, particularly since Russia had a similar spat with Ukraine exactly three years ago. It's imperative that world leaders recognize that the decline in oil revenues landing in Russian government coffers is going to have an effect on how Russia deals with the rest of the world, both economically and diplomatically.

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