Jan 8, 2018

01/08/2018: We might finally see better wage growth

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(Markets Edition) Following the recent release of the December jobs report, we'll talk to economist Diane Swonk about what's in store this year. Unemployment might drop even further and wages could (finally) start accelerating. Afterwards, we'll look at how two…

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Could big data unlock safer commutes for cyclists?

Jan 8, 2018
There was a 64 percent increase in people biking to work between 2000-2012. With more cyclists on the roads, cities are struggling to keep up with infrastructure.
Strava interface shows San Antonio data.
Photo courtesy of Strava

Health and Human Services head nominee differs from the former secretary in one key way

Jan 8, 2018
Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold its confirmation hearing for Alex Azar to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Azar is widely expected to win Senate approval, despite some misgivings over the rise of…

(Markets Edition) Following the recent release of the December jobs report, we’ll talk to economist Diane Swonk about what’s in store this year. Unemployment might drop even further and wages could (finally) start accelerating. Afterwards, we’ll look at how two big Apple investors have called on the company to address the issue of “smartphone addiction.” Finally, we’ll discuss how big data might be able to improve cyclist safety.

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