The Hays Advantage Podcast

Kathleen Hays with co-host Vonnie Quinn covers business stories with top-tier guests.

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Hosted by Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn

  • Muscarello Says MarkITx Is the NYSE of IT Hardware (Audio

    Apr 24, 2014

    Frank Muscarello chief executive officer and founder of MarkITx, says IT hardware is a commodity and should be traded like one. Muscarello founded MarkITx to place buyers and sellers together, guarantee all aspects of the trade and act as the clearing firm for a 20 percent fee, paid by the seller. Muscarello speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Korea Society’s Noerper Says Obama’s Asia Trip Overdue (Audio)

    Apr 24, 2014

    Stephen Noerper, senior vice president at The Korea Society, says President Obama’s trip to Asia is perfectly timed to deal with growing regional tensions, from China and Japan still at loggerheads over East China Sea islands administered by Japan, to South Korea mourning the victims of its ferry disaster. Noerper speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Miller Says Bonuses Boosting Hamptons (Audio)

    Apr 24, 2014

    Jonathan Miller, president and chief executive officer at Miller Samuel Inc., says sales of homes in the New York’s Hamptons, the beach retreat populated in large part by financiers and celebrities, shot up 52% from a year earlier as stock prices soared last year and Wall Street firms received fatter bonuses. Miller speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on April 21 on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Kedrosky Dices AAPL Earnings, Likes Financial Tech (Audio)

    Apr 24, 2014

    Paul Kedrosky, managing partner at venture firm SK Ventures and a Bloomberg contributing editor, says it was a ‘really remarkable quarter in a bunch of ways’ for Apple. Kedrosky speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Ryding Sees Fed Moving Faster to Hike Rate (Audio)

    Apr 24, 2014

    John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics, says today’s March durable goods orders report shows manufacturing is gaining strength and will be a key driver of the economy’s growth rate, which will top 3% for the year. Ryding speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on April 21 on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Wren Sees 2.4% GDP, S&P 500 Up to 2000 (Audio)

    Apr 24, 2014

    Scott Wren, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors based in St. Louis, Missouri, says even though the U.S. economy will grow at only a modest 2.4% rate this year, the Standard and Poor’s 500 index will rise to 2000 at some point in 2014. Wren speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on April 21 on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Starr’s Greenberg Says U.S./China Need Trust, Free Trade (Audio

    Apr 23, 2014

    Hank Greenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of C.V. Starr, says the U.S. and China need to learn to trust each other, and that the U.S. in particular must understand that China is not the same country it was in the early 1970s when he first starting travelling there to help build AIG’s business in the region. He also argues for a U.S./China free trade agreement, acknowledging that it could take ten years to get it approved by the respective governments, but saying immediate benefits could be reaped in negotiations along the way. Greenberg speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • JPM’s Glassman on ‘Flaky’ Home Sales, Business Optimism (Audio)

    Apr 23, 2014

    Jim Glassman, senior economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., downplays the 14.5% drop in new home sales in March, saying it’s one of the “flakiest” economic reports and often revised. He also says the distortions caused by extremely cold weather in January and February may still be distorting the March numbers. Glassman also discusses the “2014 Chase Business Leaders Outlook,” a survey of 1,000 mid-market company executives and 2,500 small business owners, which shows a healthy majority expect sales to increase this year. Glassman speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • SGH Macro’s Ghahramani on Yellen’s ‘Twists and Turns’ (Audio)

    Apr 23, 2014

    Sassan Ghahramani, founder of SGH Macro Advisors, says Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen intentionally described the central bank’s forward policy guidance in her speech last week at the New York Economic Club as an “automatic stabilizer” in order to keep markets from over- reacting to every twist and turn in economic growth and inflation data over the next couple of years. Ghahramani speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Ericsson CEO Says Transformation to Services ‘Crucial’ (Audio)

    Apr 23, 2014

    Hans Vestberg, president and chief executive officer of Stockholm, Sweden-based Ericsson, says the company is making the most of China’s recent allocation of licenses to carriers looking to build fourth-generation networks. Vestberg says Ericsson is also dealing with the challenge of unfavorable exchange rates as the kronor has been strengthening versus the Japanese yen, where Ericsson has been supplying carriers building out fourth-generation networks. Vestberg speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage” after the company reported first quarter sales that missed analyst estimates, while margins widened as the company focuses on more lucrative contracts to boost profitability.

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