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Feb 22, 2019

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The USDA talks exports with farmers, but the latter say the U.S. needs to settle its beef with China before they can start thinking about sending their product overseas. The Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona next week, but the story of sticker shock is already unfolding. Plus, in Athens, Texas, business is booming for one manufacturer of prefab homes.

Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime IncomeWellFrame, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and Indeed.

 

Segments From this episode

Are super expensive new cellphones worth the price?

Feb 22, 2019
Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Fold, which will arrive in April and start at $1,980.
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, announces the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

More houses are rolling off the assembly line

Feb 22, 2019
Amidst a shortage of affordable housing, factory-built homes stage a comeback.
A nearly-finished house, divided in two halves, is about to be rolled out the factory doors.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

The USDA talks exports with farmers, but the latter say the U.S. needs to settle its beef with China before they can start thinking about sending their product overseas. The Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona next week, but the story of sticker shock is already unfolding. Plus, in Athens, Texas, business is booming for one manufacturer of prefab homes.

Today’s show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime IncomeWellFrame, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and Indeed.

 

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer