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Apr 21, 2017

04/21/2017: Rage against the machines

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We’re expecting another series of executive orders from President Trump that'll deal with taxes and financial regulations. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams explains what's in store for our financial future. Afterwards, as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, we'll chat with Thomas Kalil, a former deputy director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Kalil shares how we can apply AI to the classroom to teach tech skills and beat a robot takeover. 

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German bombing suspect tried to manipulate stock, officials say

Apr 21, 2017
He bought put options for the publicly traded Borussia Dortmund soccer team.
Police reconstruct the scene of the Dortmund bus bombing.
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Robot-Proof Jobs 3: Rewiring the future

Apr 21, 2017
The final episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.
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Students and professionals are standing up for science

Apr 21, 2017
Caltech, where many feel jobs and funding are at risk, prepares for the March for Science
Caltech graduate student Jeremy Bernstein signs a banner that will be carried in the Los Angeles March for Science.
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Housing growth is stunted by a lack of supply

Apr 21, 2017
The job market is firm, consumer confidence is high and mortgage rates are low. Perfect conditions for a strong housing market. Yet, inventory of new homes and sales of existing homes remain depressed. And that’s putting a big crimp on growth.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like […]

Lyft expands in business travel as Uber’s growth slows

Apr 21, 2017
A new report out this week shows that Uber’s long string of bad PR could be costing it corporate customers. Uber is still the dominant ride-hailing app by far, but Lyft appears to be gaining ground in business travel. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.   Stories You Might Like 04/12/2017: Will […]

04/21/2017: Where does Uber go from here?

Apr 21, 2017
As federal funds for research are threatened and White House climate change plans are canceled, students are trying to stand up in the name of science. Thousands are set to march this weekend, many of whom will include Caltech students. We visited the campus to chat with the community about why they personally want to get involved. Next, we'll look at Uber's declining popularity with corporate customers, and then look at the arrest of a 28-year-old man in Germany who's connected to last week's explosions.

We’re expecting another series of executive orders from President Trump that’ll deal with taxes and financial regulations. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams explains what’s in store for our financial future. Afterwards, as part of our “Robot-Proof Jobs” series, we’ll chat with Thomas Kalil, a former deputy director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Kalil shares how we can apply AI to the classroom to teach tech skills and beat a robot takeover. 

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