Apr 7, 2017

04/07/17: Jobs day

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What to expect from today's jobs report and how to read companies' upcoming earnings reports with Marketplace's Aaron Schrank. Plus, David Brancaccio kicks off his Midwest road trip exploring the relationship between humans and the robot workers that their jobs are increasingly in competition with.

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04/07/17: And the jobs numbers are...

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Apr 7, 2017
We discuss just-released jobs report numbers with Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial. And Marketplace's Kimberly Adams provides some context for Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping's Mar-a-Lago meetings, which have been overshadowed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

What to expect from today’s jobs report and how to read companies’ upcoming earnings reports with Marketplace’s Aaron Schrank. Plus, David Brancaccio kicks off his Midwest road trip exploring the relationship between humans and the robot workers that their jobs are increasingly in competition with.

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