Airing on Friday, April 10, 2015: General Electric, once a manufacturing titan, made a hard-headed decision to become a financial company and is now going back to manufacturing. Finance is simply too costly and highly regulated. Does General Electric’s move mark a sea change in the American economy — perhaps the end of the dominance of finance? Next, apps on a smartwatch are going to have to be entirely re-visualized — small screen, viewed at arm’s length. It’s a new platform for any app. We look at the design challenge for app makers. Plus, Florida is placing limits on the high-stakes standardized tests. The Florida Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that caps the time students spend on state-authorized tests to no more than 45 hours a year. Will other states follow?
Marketplace for Friday, April 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
It's one of the NBA's poorest performing teams. Are managers villains or geniuses?
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A discussion of highlights from the week's news.