Apr 19, 2017

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F8, Facebook's annual conference for software developers, wraps up today. There’s usually a lot of ooh-ing and aah-ing over whatever it is that Mark Zuckerberg introduces. Not so this year. We talked with tech corespondent Molly Wood about reaction and the company's augmented reality ambitions. Then, we travel to Janesville, Wisconsin, hometown of Speaker Paul Ryan and the site of an all-to-familiar American story. Plus, a conversation with 23andMe's CEO about genetics and data.

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Is generosity enough to prop up this post-recession town?

Apr 19, 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin's resources are stretched thin after GM left the city and took jobs with it.
“I wanted to tell the story of a perfectly ordinary place that had lost a slew of jobs in the Great Recession,” said author Amy Goldstein.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Global economy hazard lights flash as U.S. bond yields fall

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Apr 19, 2017
Treasury yields have dropped to the lowest they’ve been since November. What’s driving rates down? And what does that mean for U.S. consumers, U.S. businesses and the chair of the Federal Reserve?  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Facebook’s version […]

Facebook wants to see everything you see

Apr 19, 2017
The social media company makes the jump to augmented reality on your phone.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference Tuesday at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
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Drops in travel from the Middle East to U.S. hurt high-end markets

Apr 19, 2017
Emirates, the biggest airline in the Middle East, is cutting back on flights to the United States in five of its 12 destinations. The air carrier said demand has dropped steeply since President Trump’s restrictions on entry from Muslim-majority countries. And the ban of any electronic device bigger than a cell phone from certain Middle East […]

More than 60,000 retail workers lost their jobs since January

Apr 19, 2017
Seems like every time you turn around, another department store chain is closing locations and laying off people – Macy’s, Sears, J.C. Penney — and these are just the biggies. Since January, nearly 61,000 jobs have been eliminated in the retail sector. What kinds of jobs are being lost? And where are these workers going?  Click […]

Why 23andMe wants your genetic data

Apr 19, 2017
CEO Anne Wojcicki hopes the collective power of health information will advance research.
"In some ways the world is just starting, but in some ways I think we've really driven a lot of change," said 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki.
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F8, Facebook’s annual conference for software developers, wraps up today. There’s usually a lot of ooh-ing and aah-ing over whatever it is that Mark Zuckerberg introduces. Not so this year. We talked with tech corespondent Molly Wood about reaction and the company’s augmented reality ambitions. Then, we travel to Janesville, Wisconsin, hometown of Speaker Paul Ryan and the site of an all-to-familiar American story. Plus, a conversation with 23andMe’s CEO about genetics and data.

Music from the episode

Anthem II Chris Forsyth, The Solar Motel Band
Gold Slugs DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris