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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CNBC Squawk Box with Belvedere, Schacknow and DiChristopher


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"Hamilton" shot to an unprecedented gross of $3.3 million in the week ended Sunday, with the top ticket price hitting nearly $1,000 and the average paid admission reaching just over $303. (WSJ)

Shoppers finally got their hands on Nike's (NKE) self-lacing, "Back to the Future Part II"-inspired sneakers after they went on sale in the U.S. on Mondayretailing for $720 a pair. (CNBC)


U.S. stock futures were higher, indicating a possible return of the Trump rally after Monday's pause. With two days left in November, the Dow and S&P 500 were on pace to break a three-month losing streak, and post their best month since March. (CNBC) 

Oil was slumping this morning, as Monday's euphoria faded on signs that leading oil exporters were struggling to agree on a production cut deal. OPEC meets in Vienna tomorrow. Russia is reportedly skipping the meeting but would consider a deal. (Reuters)


AT&T (T) is launching its over-the-top DirecTV Now streaming television service tomorrow, with introductory price of $35 per month for all 100-plus channels. After the promotion, prices range from $35 for 60 channels to $70 for more than 120 channels. (NY Times)

AT&T's mobile subscribers will be able to stream DirecTV Now service without using their data, a strategy that could raise concerns among regulators about the telecom giant's proposed $85 billion acquisition of media powerhouse Time Warner (TWX). (The Verge)

Taylor Swift is launching a channel soon on DirecTV Now, DirecTV satellite television, and AT&T's U-Verse fiberoptic service. Taylor Swift Now will include original content. It will also offer portions at a later date of her upcoming Super Bowl eve concert. (USA Today)

U.S. online sales gained momentum on Cyber Monday and are set to surpass initial expectations by hitting a record $3.39 billion, as consumers snapped up deals on the busiest day of the year for internet shopping. (Reuters)

Embattled Samsung said today it would increase dividends and consider splitting up, as the South Korean tech giant faces possibly the biggest structural change in its 47-year history, under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. (Reuters)

Citigroup (C) was sued by former financial adviser Erin Daly, who accused the bank of running a "boys club," and treating her as a "glorified secretary" before firing her in retaliation for whistleblowing. (Reuters)

Massachusetts next year will require ride service companies including Uber and Lyft to perform the strictest background checks in the U.S. on all their drivers, according to a deal reached with the companies. (Reuters)

Rupert Murdoch was among the investors who piled into blood-testing startup Theranos, which has since come under regulatory scrutiny over the accuracy of its pinprick tests. (WSJ)

Five people survived and 76 others were killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed in Colombia last night. Poor weather conditions had been reported at the time of the crash. (NBC News)

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an Ohio State student who posted an anti-American rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife, was shot and killed by police. (NBC News)

COUNCIL REWIND - Listen for Updates

November 29, 2016

This 30-minute public service video shares information regarding:

  • City Municipal ID
  • Ban on Chewing Tobacco
  • Lead laterals
Dustin Weiss
City Channel

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24, 2016

Psalm 100:2

How do you serve with gladness?  There seems to be a shortage of reasons to be glad these days.  It is easy to be preoccupied with the violence in our world.  However, there is much to rejoice in all around.  We simply must train ourselves to see the good as well as the evil.

O God, teach me to serve you and others with a joyful, grateful heart.
                                   Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.
The MPA LLC Family

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

REMEMBERING "Gwen Ifill" - A Lady of Legendary Journalism

Gwendolyn L. Ifill

September 29, 1955
New York CityNew York, U.S.
                               DiedNovember 14, 2016(aged 61)
Washington, D.C

This Week in Heaven by Gwen Ifill - A lady of class in Journalism.

Gwen Ifill, Political Reporter and Co-Anchor of ‘PBS NewsHour,’ Dies at 61


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MPA LLC REAL ESTATE FORUMS - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Keith Bailey - Real Estate Coordinator
Department of City Development

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Special Guest Speakers - 

Department of City Development

Want to know how to own the vacant lot next door?
Want to buy lot for $1.00?
Want to know about tax credits?
Want to develop property?
Want to receive funds from the city of Milwaukee for real estate?

Did you know Milwaukee is recruiting folk in other cities by waving
 purchase of property here. 

Do not let you and yours be the last to know how to purchase and use real estate.

12:30pm - 2:00pm

2039 N. Cramer

Milwaukee Professionals Assoociation LLC seeks your eyes, ears, IDEAS, collaborations and excitement to GROW census tract neighborhoods like Amani, Metcalfe, Midtown, HARAMBEE, Sherman Park, WaIco/Y, Riverwest and all of the NSP areas that have been "collectively" left out.

Join us. Session I
Free to Public

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Senior District Administrator Donovan continues to show disconnect

Alderman Robert Donovan - District 8
November 13, 2016

LESSONS Not Learned
Bob Donovan, 8th District Administrator, Common Council Milwaukee, continues to lob bombs in the middle of stressful cultural discourse in the public square.  As a senior administrator, he is expected to exhibit a wiser understanding and be more mindful of the TOP POSITION of the city of Milwaukee Organization Chart - its make-up of the people who live, grow up, go to school, work, raise families, bury their family members, and build small businesses, despite of the constant onslaught of discrimination and “government laws” that perpetuate suppression , oppression and lasting Enduring Concentrated Poverty.

As for what was during World War II, visit the history timeline and see what folks were out walking, marching and protesting.  


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Van Jones on Trump: This Is a Deeply Painful Moment Tonight

November 9, 2016

Last Evening Election


"I have enough class, and I was raised well enough to say when you outdo expectations, good for you," said Jones, referring to Trump's success as a businessman and his ability to relate to working class Americans. "But there's another side to this. People have talked about a miracle. I'm hearing about a nightmare.
"It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bully.' You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bigot.' You tell your kids, 'Do your homework and be prepared.' Then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight . . . afraid. They're afraid of breakfast. They're afraid of: 'How do I explain this to my children.'"
Jones was near tears on CNN as he talked about receiving texts from Muslim friends who said they should leave the country because they were terrified of what life would be like under President Trump.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Hillary Clinton - President
Russ Feigold - U. S. Senator, Wisconson
Gwen Moore - U. S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore
We have entered the STRETCH TO THE FINISH LINE in the 2016 Election.  YOUR EFFORTS OF VOLUNTEERISM to get out the vote and clear up myths for informed decision making is vital.  

Give an hour or so.
Learn a lot.  

Be about your NOW and FUTURE.  NETWORK.  Document.

TEAL HEWLETT (859.797.7075) and the Gang welcome your support the next THREE (3) days to ELECT HILLARY CLINTON.   

Make calls.  
Knock on doors.  
Speak out.  

We must support DOWN BALLOT candidates that will support PRESIDENT CLINTON to get the country moving.  That includes RUSS FEINGOLD & GWEN MOOREALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.  

Friday, November 4, 2016


Minister Bonnie Jackson Melvin - Love Foundation Inc.
Luz Sosa - Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Jackie Clark Ivy - Jackie for Justice
Beverly Vogelin - Love Foundation, Inc
Marcus Hart - Marcus Hart Enterprises
Richard Kauper - Amazing Architecture
Dawn Powell - Dawn to Dusk Forever Garden LLC

Incomplete List

District Strategists on Parade

Tomorrow's Agenda will UPDATE the visits of :

  • Alan Shannon - USDA, Midwest Director
  • Jim Owczarski - City Clerk Milwaukee
  • David Latona - Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation
  • Milwaukee Smart Growth Network
  • Office of African American Affairs
  • City Budget 2017
  • Global Kitchen

November 5, 2016

2727 W. CENTER
12:30PM - 2:30PM