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Ep. 44: The Real Transformers - Housing, Banks and Dangers to Ice Cream Prices

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The latest installment in Michael Bay's Transformers series is out.  So we're paying tribute to the one-and-only original Transformers movie: the 1980s cartoon version.

And with that in mind, we're looking at an economy that might be transforming.  Or maybe its a cartoon.

Updated statistics about economic growth are coming out.  We'll bring you up to date on the current trends and preview what to expect.  We'll also take a deep dive into some recent info for a couple of key sectors.  Big stats are out about the housing and banking sectors.  We'll look at how these affect the overall economic picture.

We'll also take an early peak at the jobs numbers due out early next month.  We'll review recent employment trends and see how it might impact upcoming Fed policy.

And as always, we disguise ourselves as some of Wall Street's stranger vehicles...

This week, we've got a shortage of a key ingredient in everyone's third-favorite ice cream flavor.  We've got a baby born on an international flight.  And he's got a pretty good first birthday present.  We've got a woman killed by whip cream and a high-profile TV host getting sued.  We've got millions of dollars in change left behind at airport security.  

And we've got a Netflix innovation that might help George R.R. Martin get his say back in Game of Thrones.  Eventually.  Maybe.