Texas Standard for July 27, 2018

After fears of a broader downturn following Facebook’s steep stock drop, a stunning new number on the state of the economy. 4.1 percent: That’s how fast the economy grew in the second quarter. We’ll look at what the numbers add up to in this time of tariffs and talk of trade wars. Also: Nicaragua reported to be in a state of siege, the people at the mercy of paramilitaries. We’ll take a look at what’s happening there and could it mean a new wave of asylum seekers. Plus: The hype around 5G, and why all eyes are on Houston for what could disrupt for the cable industry. Plus the week that was in Texas politics and much more, today on the Texas Standard:

July 27, 2018 12:16 pm|