Apr 12, 2017

04/12/2017: Will robots start taking over the classroom?

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After visiting Pennsylvania and Ohio, Marketplace's David Brancaccio is now in Michigan as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series. There, he'll explore how vulnerable teaching jobs are to automation. Afterwards, we'll look at President Trump's decision to end the freeze on federal hiring — with a caveat. The Trump administration wants federal agencies to create plans that minimize employment with "surgical" cuts to staff.

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Mixed response to Trump’s call for NATO members to boost defense spending

Apr 12, 2017
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is wrapping up a two-day visit to the U.S. Later today, he’ll hold a joint press conference with President Trump in Washington. The U.S. is the main contributor to the military alliance. Trump, like many presidents before him, has repeatedly called on the other 27 NATO members to spend more on defense. […]

04/12/2017: Will Trump's plan to slash federal jobs be successful?

Apr 12, 2017
First-quarter earnings reports are trickling in, with some big names gearing up to share their results. Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Groups joins us to share some of the companies to watch out for. Afterwards, we'll look at President Donald Trump's plan to slash federal jobs following his hiring freeze. And finally, Marketplace's David Brancaccio will audition another robot sidekick as part of our new "Robot-Proof Jobs" series. Today's contestant: ElliQ, an electronic companion for older people.

Trump to call for slashes to the federal workforce

Apr 12, 2017
The federal hiring freeze may be ending, but there's a big stipulation attached.
President Donald Trump speaking during a meeting about the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. back in February.
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After visiting Pennsylvania and Ohio, Marketplace’s David Brancaccio is now in Michigan as part of our “Robot-Proof Jobs” series. There, he’ll explore how vulnerable teaching jobs are to automation. Afterwards, we’ll look at President Trump’s decision to end the freeze on federal hiring — with a caveat. The Trump administration wants federal agencies to create plans that minimize employment with “surgical” cuts to staff.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC