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Jan 28, 2020

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Plus: 3M's job cuts, Huawei's role in the UK's 5G network and the latest consumer confidence and durable goods numbers. 

Stories From this episode

Can any other product rival the impact of Boeing's 737 Max on the economy?

by Jack Stewart Jan 28, 2020
What would happen to the economy if Ford stopped production of the F-150, for example?
Production on the 737 Max has officially ended. Above, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 outside a factory in Renton, Washington, in 2019.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

One company president says he's in the middle of a "skilled-worker bidding war"

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 28, 2020
In this tight labor market, wages are going up in the barge business.
A worker at Cannelton Locks on the Ohio River in 2016.
Courtesy Melody Golding

Three ways 3M's results reflect the broader economy

by Marielle Segarra Jan 28, 2020
Because it makes everything from Post-its to plane parts, the company's performance says a lot about where this economy is.
Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images

Huawei's not banned in the UK, but it's not off the hook either

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jan 28, 2020
The UK decided not to follow U.S. advice to kick Huawei out of its 5G infrastructure. But it still put a lot of limits on the Chinese company.
Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Businesses are cutting back their investments

by Kimberly Adams Jan 28, 2020
Capital goods orders in December dropped the most in eight months.
Durable goods, like washing machines, were up in December. But business investment in capital goods is not doing so well.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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Short Court Style Natalie Prass
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Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Underneath The Moon Gardens & Villa

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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
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