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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 21, 2015 in New York City. The Dow fell over 500 points in trading today as global markets continue to react to economic events in China. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Economist Chris Butler Discusses Heavy Market Downturn

Economist Chris Butler attempted to make sense of the chaos and indicated the origin of the fall could be based in China.

08/24/2015

Rebulican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina  at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, OH.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Economist Assesses Carly Fiorina’s Debate Performance

Economist Chris Butler gave her mixed grades

08/07/2015

News, Politics and Entertainment with The Chris Stigall Show | August 7

Chris covered last night’s Republican presidential debate, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane being charged criminally, and Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s final show. He talked with economist Chris Butler on Finance Friday at 7:00 and political analyst John Hayward at 8:20 about the debate and Phillies announcer Scott Franzke at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/07/2015

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Economist Discusses Shift To Apartment Rentals

Economist Chris Butler assessed the housing market, that has recently seen an influx of new construction on apartment buildings.

07/31/2015

News, Politics and Entertainment with the Chris Stigall Show | July 31

Chris discussed Donald Trumps turn to criticize Hillary Clinton, the latest on the indictment of Congressman Chaka Fattah, and the petition to extradite the dentist that killed Cecil the Lion, Walter Palmer. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday about the housing market at 7:00 and Phillies Announcer Scott Franzke about the trade of Cole Hamels at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/31/2015

Stigall Show Log 7.24.15

Chris discusses Donald Trump’s trip to the southern border, Hillary Clinton’s Uber problem and WaWa being ranked as America’s favorite convenience store. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday about Amazon surpassing Walmart at 7:00 and Phillies Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about the upcoming trade deadline at 8:00 .

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/24/2015

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chris Butler Agrees With Jeb Bush’s ‘People Need To Work More Hours’ Comment

Presidential hopeful and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was recorded saying with New Hampshire’s The Union Leader that people need to work longer hours and is under fire for his comments.

07/10/2015

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Economist Chris Butler: Stock Market Response To Ruling On Obamacare Only A ‘Sugar High’

“Reality will prevail, and reality is probably less enthusiastic than some of these stocks behaved yesterday, that’s for sure. Tenet Healthcare was up twelve percent yesterday; I really don’t think that it was that meaningful to Tenet Healthcare, but you’re right. This is a sugar high. Enjoy it while it’s here,” he said.

06/26/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: In A Free Market, Amtrak Would Not Be Here

“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently — the transport of people by train or rail — or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”

05/15/2015

A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Economist Chris Butler: The Comcast Merger Cancellation Might Be A Good Thing

Economist Chris Butler, of Butler Lans & Wagler, told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that if he was the chairman and CEO of Comcast, he would “not be that disappointed” by the cancellation of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner.

04/24/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: Saving For Retirement Comes Down To Readjusting Your Priorities

Chief Economist Chris Butler of Butler, Lanz and Wagler spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT morning host Chris Stigall about saving for retirement and when the right time it is start thinking about it.

04/17/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: ‘Free Community College Will Overload The System’

Economist Chris Butler of Butler, Lanz and Wagler talked with WPHT morning show host Chris Stigall about the announcement and how the numbers do not make any sense to him.

01/09/2015

Stigall Show Log 10.24.14

Chris reviewed the latest case of Ebola in New York City, a traffic court judge in Philadelphia being charged with corruption, and the declining numbers of the World Series ratings. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday at 7:00 and Ray Didinger at 8:00.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/24/2014

Stigall Show Log 10.10.14

Chris discussed Hillary Clinton coming to Philadelphia to campaign for Tom Wolf, Chris Christie campaigning for Tom Corbett, and the death of former Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday at 7:00 and Ray Didinger at 8:00.

10/10/2014

Stigall Show Log 9.26.14

Chris discussed the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, Kathryn Knott being fired from her job in an emergency room, and Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium. He talked to Chris Butler on Finance Friday at 7:00, Ray Didinger at 8:00, and Penn Professor Dr. Jason Karlawish at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/26/2014

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