04/19/2017: A report from the land of quarterly profits and losses
Apr 19, 2017

04/19/2017: A report from the land of quarterly profits and losses

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Now that we're at the center of quarterly earnings season, we'll take a look at how Yahoo, IBM and Volkswagen are faring. Next, we'll discuss New York City's plan to prohibit employers from asking job candidates about their current or past pay levels, and then look at the increased focus on automation in Pittsburgh. 

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Can Pittsburgh keep its workers from being replaced by smart machines?

Apr 19, 2017
The city is becoming a giant proving ground for automation and artificial intelligence.
A passenger looks on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh.
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Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says taxing robots makes no sense

Apr 19, 2017
The economist breaks down the flaws he sees in Bill Gates' proposal.
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New York mayor expected to pass ban on inquiries of wage history

Apr 19, 2017
The New York City Council recently approved legislation aimed at addressing pay inequity. The city’s private employers will no longer be allowed to ask job candidates about their current or past wages. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law, adding New York to a growing list of cities and states […]

Millennials teach credit card companies a few lessons

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The younger consumers want different deals than their parents did. They also don't like to carry debt.
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04/19/2017: You pay taxes, why shouldn't robots?

Apr 19, 2017
The ability of U.S. companies to pay back all its debt is at its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the International Monetary Fund. Susan Schmidt of Westwood Holdings Group joins us to chat about the factors that really matter to the health of the U.S. economy. Next, we'll look at why several cities and states in the U.S. are starting to ban employers from asking prospective hires about salary history. Finally, we'll wrap up by chatting to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers about why he's against taxing robots who perform our jobs.

Now that we’re at the center of quarterly earnings season, we’ll take a look at how Yahoo, IBM and Volkswagen are faring. Next, we’ll discuss New York City’s plan to prohibit employers from asking job candidates about their current or past pay levels, and then look at the increased focus on automation in Pittsburgh. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC