Feb 16, 2017

02/17/2017: Welcome to the carpet capital of the world

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This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace's Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times' Andrea Chang go long and short…

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The economic view from the "carpet capital of the world"

Feb 16, 2017
Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary visits Dalton, Georgia, where the people are building a smarter, leaner flooring industry.
Workers at Engineered Floors in Dalton, Georgia, call this "the tunnel," because you can't see from end to end of the stacks of finished rolls of carpet.
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Band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz

Feb 17, 2017
In which they discuss food poisoning and curfews.
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Immigration and politics on a Georgia campus in Trump country

Feb 17, 2017
A group of friends at Dalton State College talk about racial tensions and American pride.
From left, Juan Garcia, Meghan O'Toole, Marlen Hernandez Garcia, Laurely Caycho and Diego Alvarado Ruiz at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia.
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This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times’ Andrea Chang go long and short on the week’s news. Plus, the band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz.