Apr 11, 2017

04/11/2017: Will robots write the music you listen to in the future?

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The White House is putting trade front-and-center of its jobs policy, but when it comes to issues the American workforce faces, technology may be the bigger challenge. As part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, Marketplace's David Brancaccio visits Oberlin, Ohio today to meet up with a composer — an occupation that the data suggest is immune to the forces of automation. Afterwards, we'll look at the future of Toshiba, which has reported a loss approaching $5 billion in the last nine months of 2016. 

 

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Report highlights a trend toward more ride-sharing, less car ownership

Apr 11, 2017
The New York auto show kicks off later this week. The event comes at a time when the auto industry is grappling with two diverging trends. On one hand, people still want big, spacious, largely gas-powered vehicles; on the other hand is a future powered by mobility services and electric vehicles. A report by the Boston Consulting Group […]

Trump-Xi summit could spell good news for U.S. beef

Apr 11, 2017
American ranchers are anxious to export to the growing Chinese middle class.
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04/11/2017: Global events are worrying the markets

Apr 11, 2017
U.S. markets opened down Tuesday morning, reflecting global fears over several ongoing geopolitical threats. Economist Lindsey Piegza joins us to discuss some of the uncertainties the market faces, and where it may be headed if it continues focusing on international events. Afterwards, we'll look at how Toshiba is managing financial turmoil within the company. And finally, as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, we'll speak to Kuri, the latest robot that Marketplace's David Brancaccio is interviewing to be his sidekick.

The White House is putting trade front-and-center of its jobs policy, but when it comes to issues the American workforce faces, technology may be the bigger challenge. As part of our “Robot-Proof Jobs” series, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio visits Oberlin, Ohio today to meet up with a composer — an occupation that the data suggest is immune to the forces of automation. Afterwards, we’ll look at the future of Toshiba, which has reported a loss approaching $5 billion in the last nine months of 2016. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC