Apr 13, 2017

04/13/2017: Don’t worry, robots can’t do everything

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We continue our "Robot-Proof Job" series today with a look at one profession that can't easily be replaced by machines: occupational therapist, a job built on relating to people and solving creative problems. Marketplace's David Brancaccio visits Illinois to chat with an occupational therapist about the skills that her line of work requires. Afterwards, on the heels of JPMorgan Chase's earnings report release, we'll talk about why bank lending growth has stalled.

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Where do the U.S. and China go from here?

Apr 13, 2017
Trump refrains from calling China a currency manipulator.
A model of Beijing's Central Business District made from Chinese yuan notes.
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President Trump might withhold ACA subsidy payments

Apr 13, 2017
Trump said he wants Democrats to negotiate on health care.
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04/13/2017: This podcast description could have been written by the AI software Benjamin

Apr 13, 2017
The U.S. markets are reacting to Trump's decision to back away from several economic stances he took on the campaign trail. One reversal? A (positive) change of heart when it comes to Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, joins us to discuss possible reasons for the shift. Next, we'll look at David Brancaccio's journey to find his own C-3PO as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series. The digital sidekick he's auditioning this time: Benjamin, software that creates original stories of its own.

Just how much bank did the big banks make in the first quarter? Wall Street is about to find out

Apr 14, 2017
The big banks will start rolling out their first-quarter earnings reports today and expectations are high. But Wall Street will also be looking for clues to a lending mystery: why aren’t banks doing more of it?  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 04/12/2017: Will robots start taking […]

We continue our “Robot-Proof Job” series today with a look at one profession that can’t easily be replaced by machines: occupational therapist, a job built on relating to people and solving creative problems. Marketplace’s David Brancaccio visits Illinois to chat with an occupational therapist about the skills that her line of work requires. Afterwards, on the heels of JPMorgan Chase’s earnings report release, we’ll talk about why bank lending growth has stalled.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC