Nov 18, 2013 A Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees.
Nov 13, 2013 This week, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons may decide whether to consider a ban on autonomous machines of the future that could kill without command.
Oct 11, 2013 These robots are straight out of a movie.
Oct 11, 2013 Sign spinners at the local bagel shop make minimum wage. That is, if they have a beating heart. Are we about to lose even these low-skilled service jobs -- jumping-around-holding-a-sign-dressed-in-a-silly-costume-while-rapidly-moving-vehicles-speed-by -- to robots? Marketplace’s intrepid labor-trends reporter Mitchell Hartman investigates.
Jul 1, 2014 Why you should care about the business and economics of home care and domestic workers.
Aug 19, 2013 A continuing goal and a heated debate in the tech world: Can robots truly create art? And what does that even mean?
Aug 15, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
May 3, 2013 Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Mar 27, 2013 A robot snake -- just like the name suggests -- is a long, segmented metal rig. When you toss it, it automatically wraps around whatever it hits.