Hear expert commentary on the economy & future forecasts as a result of COVID-19

Dan Loney hosts a panel of industry experts across business, healthcare, government, and finance as they discuss restart plans and more in this virtual town hall.

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SiriusXM Editor
April 23, 2020

It’s no surprise that, on top of health concerns, people are facing economic anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, April 23, SiriusXM’s Business Radio (Ch. 132) hosted a virtual town hall meeting to address said concerns as hosts and guests discussed the current state of our economy, which listeners can now hear On Demand below.

The State of Our Economy: A SiriusXM Business Radio Virtual Town Hall on Current Conditions and Forecasts looked at both current conditions and forecasts as speakers delved into a potential restart plan, the government’s response, economic forecasts, business lockdowns, unclogging the financial pipeline, and working together to overcome the global pandemic.

Hosted by Dan Loney, of Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, the town hall featured some of the most highly-respected names in business, government, and healthcare who addressed the economic emergency, impact on businesses worldwide, effects on the healthcare industry, stock market, and more.


Healthcare Industry Impact

David Cordani – Cigna President and CEO, part of the White House Economic Task Force

Healthcare Policy Impact

 Andy Slavitt – Founder of United States of Care, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Impact on Businesses

Kevin O’Leary– Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Founder of O’Shares and O’Leary Funds

Economic Outlook

Paul Krugman – Nobel Prize Economic Sciences recipient, NY Times Op-Ed Columnist

Small Business Impact

Sandy Baruah – President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, Former Administrator of Small Business Administration (SBA)

Stock Market

 Liz Ann Sonders – Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab

State Response

Ned Lamont – Governor of Connecticut

Federal Response

Gary Locke – Former US Secretary of Commerce, Former US Ambassador to China and former Governor of Washington

Business Radio and more illuminating, informative virtual town halls are available for free to both SiriusXM subscribers and non-subscribers alike through May 15 as part of our recently announced streaming access period (for more information, visit SiriusXM.com/streamfree).