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
The company’s expertise in designing mobile operating systems translates well to cars.
Charter schools have an ally in Betsy DeVos
President-elect Trump's pick for Education Secretary is a fan of school choice.
Uber testing the rules in California on self-driving cars
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. Many companies have a permit to test self-driving cars in California, among them Tesla, Honda […]
More companies join shift away from on-call scheduling
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 work. That can throw off planning for child care and finances for workers, who don’t […]
Economic optimism in the markets
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.