Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 17, 18, 19, 5-8:30 p.m.
The Crash Course on Covering Economics, Finance, and Business – Greg David – Jan. 17, Room 330; Jan. 18 and 19, Room 442
The United States is approaching the lowest jobless rate in almost a decade, the Federal Reserve Rate is mired in a quagmire over whether to raise interest rates, Republicans want to cut taxes for the rich and Democrats want to do something about inequality in the country. Meanwhile, the stock markets plunges and recovers, and companies like Apple see their profits soar and their stocks follow suit while an upstart called Uber is worth more than $40 billion or more than any established airline in the country. This three-night course for non-business students will cover the basics of of covering the economy, markets and companies while probing the most important issues of the day. The instructor is Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at the CUNY J-School. Some reading will be required.