Monday is here and we are ready to go with another full week of First News on 570! I've got the very latest on the Government shutdown, what's happening in China and what to do if you spent too much money over the holidays!
Here's some of what's coming up for your Monday morning!
6:13- BILL ZIMPFER- A U.S. delegation is in Beijing to continue critical trade talks with China. Who's representing the White House at the talks, what are the major issues, and what other dispute could weigh heavily on the talks?
6:43- Globetrotter ticket giveaway- Tabloid Truth or Trash
7:13- RAY STAGICH WX
7:43- MICHAEL BOWER- As the government shutdown heads into day 17, the White House may be signaling some compromise. Where are we since Friday? What has President trump said about the negotiations and about the workers not getting paid?
8:23- OVERZEALOUS USE OF THE CDC’S OPIOID PRESCRIBING GUIDELINE IS HARMING PAIN PATIENTS
During the recent Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association, the organization’s president, Dr. Barbara McAneny, told the story of a patient of hers whose pharmacist refused to fill his prescription for an opioid medication. She had prescribed the medication to ease her patient’s severe pain from prostate cancer, which had spread to his bones. Feeling ashamed after the pharmacist called him a “drug seeker,” he went home, hoping to endure his pain. Three days later, he tried to kill himself. Fortunately, McAneny’s patient was discovered by family members and survived. This story has become all too familiar to patients who legitimately use opioid medication for pain.
Specializing in Internal Medicine DR. ROSEMARY BATES
8:43- SPENT TOO MUCH OVER THE HOLIDAYS?
Did you spend too much on Christmas? Join the club. Now that the holiday spirit is dwindling as we turn the page on another calendar month, chances are you’re starting to regret buying way too many presents and spending way too much money on who-knows-what. As with anyone who blows their holiday budget, it’s common to feel some regret come January. The good news is it’s okay, and you can get right back on track. Think about when you get lost. Do you keep driving the wrong way? Of course not! You stop and ask for directions, or these days, you find your cell phone signal and confirm Siri is sending you the right way. It’s the same with your budget. There will always be setbacks, but it’s how you respond to them that will determine if you are able to really take control of your finances. If you spent too much at Christmas this year, don’t worry. Instead, prepare yourself with a plan of attack.
Forbes money columnist Frazier Financial Consultants LIZ FRAZIER PECK