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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

by Jack Stewart May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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Why is the Motor City encouraging e-scooters?

by Eli Newman Dec 28, 2018
For a city that built its name on car production, it might seem a little counterintuitive that Detroit would take such a liking to electric scooters. But Ford Motor Co. is getting into the game with its recent acquisition of e-scooter…
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

The most dangerous stage in self-driving innovation

by Molly Wood and Shaheen Ainpour May 2, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the road now, but they need human supervision. Is that safe?
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways during a media event by Continental to showcase new automotive technologies on June 20, 2017 in Hannover, Germany. 
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Americans are worrying about financial security even when they have jobs

by Kai Ryssdal May 17, 2017
Individuals are bearing the risk of the economy, 'Financial Diaries' authors say.
Steady clerical and administrative jobs that employed lots of people have disappeared, Jonathan Morduch says.
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Why aren't we moving as much for work?

by , and Apr 14, 2017
Economists are puzzled by a drop in mobility in the labor market.
High rents aren’t big enough to explain why Americans are much less mobile geographically than they were in the past, said Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.
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Opening economic doors with early childhood education

by Eliza Mills Feb 13, 2015
Can a good preschool education lead to higher wages?

My Money Story: The economics of life in a wheelchair

by Eliza Mills Feb 13, 2015
An accident that changed Jay Cramer's mobility also changed his finances.

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Your Wallet: What does the American Dream mean to you?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Feb 6, 2015
During our series with the BBC, Six Routes to Riches, we’ve been talking about mobility all over the world, and here in the United States. So what does the American Dream mean to you? Do you feel like you are…

Fewer Americans are moving. Why?

by Raghu Manavalan Oct 10, 2014
Where do you live? Why do you live there?

Strutting in style at the Grammys doesn't come cheap

by Noel King Jan 24, 2014
The dress, the hair, the limo -- even if you're not a star (yet), it's part of the cost of breaking into the music business.
Model/Singer/Actress Colette Falla. Styling by Catherine Joubert
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