Rick Applegate

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Many Worried After Computer Glitches Interrupt NYSE, Travel, News

First, United Airlines, then the New York Stock Exchange, and then the Wall Street Journal; travel, money and news were all interrupted Wednesday by computer glitches.


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Relief Fund Still Helping Familes Affected By Sept. 11th

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Rick Applegate from Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners gives his Moneytalk report with Larry and John every morning and 13 years ago the company was hit with a devastating loss.

Cantor Fitzgerald occupied offices at the top of the World Trade Center and on September 11th 2001 the company lost 658 employees during the attacks.
Edie Lutnick who lost her brother Gary on September 11th is the co-founder and president of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/09/2014

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Credit Card Companies May Charge New Fees

First Commonwealth Financial Advisors President & CEO and host of KDKA’s Moneytalk Rick Applegate joins KDKA’s Mike Pintek Thursday to discuss the new fees credit card companies may start charging on Monday, Feb. 4.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/31/2013

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The Fiscal Cliff Is Looming

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate about what the Fiscal Cliff is and why you should be concerned.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/08/2012

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Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago

Topics of discussion include the economic state of the country now as compared to back in 2008. Rick tells KDKA listeners that he thinks we are better off now and why.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/05/2012

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Financial Advisers Weigh In On Smart Investments

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino speaks with Hefren-Tillotson vice president Jayme Meredith and financial analyst Rick Applegate.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/15/2012

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Did Bin Laden Succeed? A Financial Advisor Says Maybe

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate about what Osama Bin Laden really wanted to happen on 9/11.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/08/2011

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Wall Street Woes

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting over 500 points in a single day, Robert Mangino talks with Rick Applegate, financial advisor with First Commonwealth Financial and host of KDKA’s MoneyTalk, to sift through the financial rubble.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/04/2011

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Financial Analysts Worry About Impact Of Potential Government Default

As politicians in Washington fail to compromise on the nation’s debt ceiling, local financial analysts worry about the impact on us.


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Gas Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Americans are feeling historic pain at the pump, and everyone has their theories as to why this is taking place. The truth is there is a number of contributing factors.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/25/2011

Investors Look To a New Week

A new week will hopefully bring better times after a bad Friday. First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate has the details.


Fog Over Wall St

Spending and income are soft, and that makes a murky economic picture for investors. First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate explains…


July Was Hot for Wall St- Could August Get Hotter?

Wall St had one of its best July’s ever, so what does August hold for the markets? First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate has the details…


Consumer Index Brings Wall St Down to Earth

July’s consumer confidence numbers brought Wall Street’s uptick in check. First Commonwealth’s Rick Applegate explains.