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It was quite a day on Wall Street as Facebook managed to do something that no other U.S. company has done on Wall Street...ever. The markets reacted, Amazon stock shot up, building your own 3-D gun is a reality, Radio Shack comeback, the president has harsh words for Twitter and, yes, we have a Papa John's story for you. Those and more along with the markets.
When I saw that Gerry Feeney was with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce we didn't know what to expect. Were we going to talk about Hollywood or bold new social and economic programs? It turned out it was the latter. Gerry has quite a story about how the Chamber and the County are working at finding work for hundreds which, in turn, gets them out of a life of crime and into the workforce. It turns out that this approach is not only cheaper than jail but also provides each person with hope. At the end of our conversation you'll learn what his motivation has been. From our time together at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meet Gerry Feeney the Director of Smart Justice; it's a great story about creating hope for hundreds...
OK, enough of being serious. The weekend is soon upon us and who better to share with us "Stuff to DO in the DSM Metro" than Jeff Pitts and Parker Reed from Cityview Magazine. This week we've got more music for you from major acts to some you may not have heard about. Sports...yep and more. It's our Arts and Entertainment piece. Now, get out there!
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