Dec 20, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Uber's self-driving experiments in San Francisco — without a permit; retail's move away from "on-call" scheduling; and the push for charter schools from Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee for Education Secretary.

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BlackBerry is making a big investment in smart car technology

Dec 20, 2016
The company’s expertise in designing mobile operating systems translates well to cars.
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Charter schools have an ally in Betsy DeVos

Dec 20, 2016
President-elect Trump's pick for Education Secretary is a fan of school choice.
President-elect Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena on Dec. 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Uber testing the rules in California on self-driving cars

Dec 20, 2016
Uber is continuing to operate self-driving cars in San Francisco without a permit to test autonomous vehicles, despite a DMV order to stop.  Uber’s refusal to get a permit could be a play to change the laws for autonomous cars.…
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More companies join shift away from on-call scheduling

Dec 20, 2016
New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is set to announce Tuesday that several shopping mall staples are joining the move away from what’s called “on-call scheduling,” which requires hourly employees to be on standby just in case they have to…
Aeropostale is one company that has plans to move away from "on-call" scheduling.
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Economic optimism in the markets

Dec 20, 2016
Future economic growth, BlackBerry's venture into smart car tech, and the lifespans of patients treated by female patients vs. male physicians.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Uber’s self-driving experiments in San Francisco — without a permit; retail’s move away from “on-call” scheduling; and the push for charter schools from Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC