Aug 21, 2019

Can you talk the economy into recession?

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Plus: The latest Fed meeting minutes, VR in the workplace and how an unexpected inheritance can complicate grief.

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Businesses tap virtual reality to train workers

Aug 21, 2019
VR training is being used to prep workers for Black Friday, for warehouse safety issues and to improve communication.
At Farmers Insurance in Los Angeles, Jessica DeCanio demonstrates how claims adjusters use virtual reality to train for the field.
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How do you feel when you hear the word "recession"?

Aug 21, 2019
We want to know if you're approaching your finances differently or if you're keeping calm.
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The emotional struggle of receiving an inheritance

Aug 21, 2019
When money, death and grief mix there's no playbook for what to do. And for years, one young man has been stuck.
Dean Antonio, whose father passed away in 2017. After his dad's death, Dean got a sizeable inheritance that he's been conflicted about having.

Why Waymo is sharing some of its self-driving car data

Aug 21, 2019
Figuring out self-driving cars is one of the biggest technology challenges for companies. Sharing data could benefit the whole industry.
Waymo's robominivans collect information about the world they drive through.
Waymo

Consumer debt is coming back to haunt borrowers

Aug 21, 2019
A legal loophole brings old debts back from the dead. Now collectors are using it.
Credit card debt may fall within a statute of limitations. When that runs out, collectors can't sue the borrower.
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Music from the episode

Shadow Gringo Star
The Bay Metronomy
Candy Walls TR/ST
Ring My Bell Anita Ward

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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