Friday, August 5
Week In Review
Stocks nosedived yesterday to two-year lows. Investors kiss 2011 gains goodbye and get swept up in a panic-driven global sell off. What happened? In Washington, congress narrowly averts default with a compromise bill that no one is happy with. The blame game picks up steam amid heated rhetoric and finger pointing. Meantime, closer to home, MBTA Chief Richard Davey is tapped to take the reigns of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Green Line extension plans are pushed back, yet again. Plus, thumbs up, thumbs down on the sales tax holiday, and bizarre viral trends like planking and leisure diving. We’re joined by Charles Chieppo, of Chieppo Strategies; David Kravitz of Blue Mass Group; and former state treasurer Shannon O’Brien.