The Company Memo: Monday, July 29, 2013

Updated
Fast food workers and supporters protest for better wages outside a Wendy's restaurant in Manhattan on April 4, 2013 in New York City.
Fast food workers and supporters protest for better wages outside a Wendy's restaurant in Manhattan on April 4, 2013 in New York City.
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President Barack Obama continues his campaign to improve the economy this week by narrowing the inequality gap. In an interview with the New York Times, Obama said that upward mobility in the U.S. is eroding, but also expressed confidence that such mobility could be restored. Protests against low-wages are already gaining momentum as fast-food workers plan to protest in seven cities on Monday. Our panel will discuss potential actions that can be taken to close this gap.

Last week three undocumented immigrants delivered cantaloupes to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to protest his comments about immigrants. Many are calling for King to lose his seat on the House Judiciary Committee as a result of those comments. Maricela Aguilar was one of the “Dreamers” that made the delivery to Mr. King and she will join Jansing & Co. to discuss his remarks and immigration reform.

We’ll have the newest developments from the Anthony Weiner saga.Now Weiner’s campaign manager Danny Kedem has quit, but Weiner keeps campaigning.

A feud between two prominent GOP stars may be giving the public a sneak preview of 2016. Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to NSA surveillance, saying the NSA programs were needed to combat terrorism. Over the weekend, Sen. Paul fired back saying that Christie weakens defense through excessive spending on things like Hurricane Sandy aid. Our strategists will discuss how this feud could play out in the next presidential election.

Detroit is grabbing the headlines, but it’s not the only struggling town in the U.S. Back in November Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg was on the verge of bankruptcy, but has managed to  stay afloat for now. Harrisburg’s Mayor Linda Thompson will discuss how she has kept the city’s finances in order on Jansing & Co. 

Police are searching for robbers who stole $53 million in jewels from the Carlton International Hotel along the French Riviera. We’ll have the latest details on this massive jewelry heist.

The Company Memo: Monday, July 29, 2013

Updated