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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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Automation is likely to leave some local economies behind

by David Brancaccio and Rose Conlon Nov 6, 2019
Without intervention, the disparity between thriving and lagging economies will worsen.
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Worker productivity declined for first time in four years

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 6, 2019
No, it's not because of social media or politics.
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Workers are welcoming AI in the office

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 16, 2019
Robots could be coming to take our jobs, but maybe the ones we don't want to do anyway.
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Businesses tap virtual reality to train workers

by Meghan McCarty Carino 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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Amazon's massive retraining investment includes nursing and aircraft mechanic degrees

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 11, 2019
The company will prepare 100,000 workers for advances in automation — and for new ventures it's exploring.
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Automation's gender divide

by David Brancaccio Jun 5, 2019
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Welcome to the new Workplace Culture Desk!

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 3, 2019
Don't mind the messy paper piles. We're sorting through a ton of great ideas for stories about our lives on the clock.
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Why economist Joseph Stiglitz is advocating for "progressive capitalism"

by Sasa Woodruff and David Brancaccio May 30, 2019
Stiglitz discusses the themes and recommendations contained in his latest book: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
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Walmart to use more robot technology for store tasks

by Jack Stewart Apr 10, 2019
Walmart will further its use of robots to keep labor costs down.
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Volvo says driver-facing cameras are key to cutting crashes

by Jack Stewart Mar 21, 2019
The company is shifting its attention to accident prevention.
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