Markets perk up at the prospect lower interest rates in Europe ahead of a big U.S. Fed meeting. The housing market is just weird right now. Plus, Tampa’s airport has really stepped up its food game, and non-passengers are invited to gourmandize.
Who needs a “gig” when you have a hot labor market?
Embattled plane maker Boeing sells some planes at the Paris Air Show. And other companies have committed themselves to cut down on carbon emissions. Supply-side luminary Arthur Laffer of Laffer Curve fame gets the Presidential Medal Freedom. Plus, what’s the future of a gig economy in a hot labor market?
Facebook wants to be your banker
From the BBC World Service… Facebook has revealed details of its new cryptocurrency Libra. So how will it work? And will anybody trust it? Plus, in Berlin today, electric car manufacturers are discussing how to scale up production. We explain why a lack of charging points isn’t the only roadblock.
AI for Earth helps researchers get more granular with climate data
Marketplace Tech has been covering how technology helps us adapt to climate change through the series “How We Survive.” To start, you have to understand the problem and create smart solutions. Host Molly Wood spoke with Jeffrey Allenby, director of conservation technology at the Chesapeake Conservancy, a grantee of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, and Lucas Joppa, head of that initiative.
How’d WeWork get to a $47 billion valuation?
We Co., the proprietor of WeWork, is one of the most valuable startups in the country at $47 billion. Today we talk about how it got here and its path to profitability. Plus: The future of headphones could be augmented reality, and are we headed for an … Ital-exit?