Economics & Economy

Uber CEO's resignation doesn't change his voting power

Jun 21, 2017
Marketplace staff

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may have been forced to resign the top spot at the company, but don’t count him out just yet.

Word came out on Tuesday night that investors had ousted him, a move following investigations into the company’s culture and allegations of sexual harassment. Uber has already fired 20 employees amid these probes. Kalanick remains on the board of directors at the company. 

Why are subprime auto loans still a thing?

Jun 21, 2017
Jana Kasperkevic

What are subprime auto loans? 

When it's literally too hot to fly

Jun 21, 2017
Kim Adams

When air gets really hot, like 120 degrees hot, it means two things for the air-traveling public in the Southwestern United States. One, your plane will have to go faster to generate enough airflow over its wings to get enough lift to get off the ground. But two, the engines on those planes will generate less thrust.

In other words, your flight could get canceled because it's literally too hot to fly.

It's "Technology Week" at the White House. So, naturally, President Trump is heading to farm country today. If that seems incongruous, you may not know there's a lot of high-tech stuff going on in the growing field of "precision agriculture.” Farmers are using all sorts of technology to determine the most efficient growing practices, which agriculture specialists will discuss with Trump during his Iowa trip.

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06/21/2017: Crowdsourcing our brains

Jun 21, 2017
Marketplace

President Trump has called for a "sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology," but is that achievable? Matt Cutts of the U.S. Digital Service — which works on modernizing tech, one crisis at a time — joined us to talk about what his team does and whether progress is possible. Afterwards, we'll look at Amazon's latest attempt at world domination: the launch of a clothes shopping service that will let you order clothes and return them for free if you don't like them.

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