Gunning for a Better Future
February 16, 2018
Kevin O’Neill joins us for hour one to discuss the most-recent mass shooting before talking NCAA basketball corruption. Pedro da Costa of Business Insider calls in to talk inflation before sharing his student loan debacle. Lastly, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location wonders if Mitt Romney would have won the 2016 Presidential Election had he run (share your opinion here!).
Anthony Rizzo addresses Fla. school shooting vigil: ‘I played on those fields … I studied in those classrooms.’
Guests & Co-Hosts
Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.
Pedro da Costa
Pedro da Costa is a journalist and reporter for Business Insider. He has also worked for Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and others covering economics and financial markets since 2001. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. and focuses on the Federal Reserve and macroeconomic policy. Da Costa earned a Master’s in international relations at the University of California San Diego and studied sociology and political science as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 12 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.
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