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Chris Versace’s PowerTalk with Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal

Welcome to PowerTalk, where we talk with CEOs, COOs and other key business people at public and private companies as well as other subject matter experts.

With me this week on PowerTalk is Stephen Moore, an editorial board member and senior economics writer at the Wall Street Journal. I‚??ve enjoyed his editorials in the Journal for a long time and it was a pleasure to speak with him.

The Sequester and How it Affects your Investments

There has been a lot of bluster over the recently enacted sequester spending cuts, which are really cuts in the rate of spending growth than true reductions in dollars spent. While there will be sectors of the economy that feel the impact more than others — defense and government contractors like Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and others — the underlying economy is in far better shape given the rebound in the housing and manufacturing economies.

Steven and I will touch on those sectors as well as other economic factors such as rising gas prices, the Affordable Care Act Рalso known as РObamacare and taxes.  Listen now.

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Access prior PowerTalk interviews here:

Bob Keheller Founder of The Employee Engagement Group

Currency Expert Bernard Lietaer

CEO of Accellion Yorgen Edholm

Founder and former CEO of Staples Tom Stemberg

Bestselling author Daniel Pink

dwinQ‚??s Patrick Sweeney

Cuttone & Company‚??s Keith Bliss

Visa‚??s Jason Alderman

GM‚??s Greg Martin

Consumer Electronic Association CEO Gary Shapiro

Smith & Wesson CEO James Debney

Mobile Payment expert Matt Jacobson

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Chris Versace is a financial columnist and equity analyst with more than 18 years of experience in the investment industry. He has been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and his efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equity securities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters‚?? StarMine Monitor. He‚??s frequently published in The Washington Times and is a frequent contributor to the daily radio show ‚??America‚??s Morning News‚?Ě and ‚??America‚??s Radio News‚?Ě. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor‚??s Business Daily, The Street, USA Today and other publications. In addition, he can be frequently seen on television‚??s ‚??Fox Business‚?Ě show.

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