May 3, 2018

05/03/2018: Yes, millennials buy houses sometimes

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We've been talking a lot about the countries and companies that have asked for exemptions from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs. But remember, the whole point of these things is to help out America's steel and aluminum industries. So we'll…

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How young homebuyers pull it off

May 3, 2018
Despite common narratives, 20- and 30-somethings are just as interested and hopeful about homeownership as everyone else.
Over the last year, Laura and Phillip Radke have spent thousands of dollars fixing up their $560,000 house in Los Angeles.
Reema Khrais/Marketplace

Amazon wants tax incentives, Texas knows the drill

May 3, 2018
As Amazon considers locations for its second headquarters, incentives are on the table.
Toyota was offered more than $50 million in financial incentives and tax abatements from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the city of Plano to move its North American headquarters to Plano, above.
Courtesy of Amanda Roark/Toyota

The America left out of the economy

May 3, 2018
Sarah Kendzior describes "systemic inequality, a lot of suffering among citizens" in her collection of essays.
An aerial view of southern North Dakota in 2016, near Bismarck.
AFP/Getty Images

We’ve been talking a lot about the countries and companies that have asked for exemptions from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. But remember, the whole point of these things is to help out America’s steel and aluminum industries. So we’ll start today’s show looking at the pro-tariff crowd before chatting with a few of the thousands of companies looking for exemptions. Then: Tesla’s earnings call yesterday was feisty as Elon Musk’s electric car company beat expectations while posting a record loss. We’ll look at the challenges Musk is facing as he makes the turn from luxury to the mass market. Plus: Conventional wisdom says most millennials just can’t buy houses anymore. We’ll talk to a few who did and see how they were able to swing it.

Music from the episode

Stress Me Out Bibio, Olivier St.Louis
Isabella of Castille (feat. Yassee Mohebbi) Eric Scholz, Yassee Mohebbi