Feb 2, 2017

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Productivity has been lackluster for a while, and it slowed down in the fourth quarter. We'll look at what that means ahead of the first new jobs report of the Trump administration tomorrow. Plus, we'll examine an unintended consequence of President Donald Trump's travel ban: potentially worsening a shortage of rural doctors. Plus, we'll learn how to parse ads and non-ads on Instagram and Norman Lear takes a phone call in the middle of our conversation about "One Day at a Time."

Segments From this episode

Which way now for Ralph Lauren?

Feb 2, 2017
Stefan Larsson was supposed to help Ralph Lauren compete better in a fast-moving retail environment. His departure, less than two years into the job, raises big questions about the company’s strategy going forward. Stories You Might Like 02/03/2017: Super Bowl ads are riskier than ever (and just as expensive) 2: Checks and balances and business 03/01/2017: […]

How Trump’s immigration ban could worsen rural doctor shortage

Feb 2, 2017
There’s a big problem with doctors in rural areas — there aren’t enough to go around. One solution has been to hire foreign-born doctors, which is why President Donald Trump’s recent immigration ban has a lot of people in rural areas worried. How will this reduce the number of available physicians and other medical professionals […]

Norman Lear and Gloria Calderon Kellett on rebooting 'One Day at a Time'

Feb 2, 2017
The Netflix version centers on a Cuban-American family and problems that face all U.S. citizens.
Gloria Calderon Kellett and Norman Lear are rebooting  "One Day at a Time."
Michael Yarish/Netflix

Snap Inc. officially files for IPO

Feb 2, 2017
Estimated valuation of the company is more than $20 billion.
 
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Is that an #Ad? Or does she just really love her mattress?

Feb 2, 2017
Katie Notopoulos investigates celebrity social media for improperly labeled ads.
The Instagram post that prompted Buzzfeed's first "Is this an ad?" column.

 
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The productivity problem: Are we measuring the right things?

Feb 2, 2017
The productivity report out today had some pretty dismal numbers. Nonfarm productivity was up in the fourth quarter by a 1.3 percent annual rate; average growth in 2016 fell to 0.2 percent. Productivity has now grown less than 1 percent for the past six consecutive years. What might help explain this? Are we measuring the […]

Productivity has been lackluster for a while, and it slowed down in the fourth quarter. We’ll look at what that means ahead of the first new jobs report of the Trump administration tomorrow. Plus, we’ll examine an unintended consequence of President Donald Trump’s travel ban: potentially worsening a shortage of rural doctors. Plus, we’ll learn how to parse ads and non-ads on Instagram and Norman Lear takes a phone call in the middle of our conversation about “One Day at a Time.”

Music from the episode

It’s Alright Matt and Kim
Birds Coldplay
Cuban Swing Will Magid