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Microsoft and Google enlist artificial intelligence to heat up search rivalry
Microsoft has announced it will use the AI tool known as ChatGPT in its Bing search engine, and Google has unveiled a competitor to ChatGPT — this could profoundly change how we use technology.
A preview of the economic backdrop for this year's State of the Union address
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, on how President Biden is likely to address the economy at Tuesday evening's State of the Union.
How the chip shortage is affecting the credit card business
It used to take seven to 10 business days to get a new credit card. Because of an ongoing chip shortage, deliveries can take almost two months, and that could be the case through the end of the year.
Should Democrats compromise with Republicans for the sake of the economy?
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks economist Betsey Stevenson about the state of the economy and if Democrats should compromise with Republicans on cuts to entitlements.
In January, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 53 years
US employers added over 500 thousand jobs last month, far more than forecasters expected. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 53 years, and President Biden is taking credit.
Artists file class-action lawsuit saying AI artwork violates copyright laws
Artificial intelligence has advanced enough to create a seemingly original artwork in the style of living artists within minutes. Some artists argue that these AI models breach copyright law.
Tom Brady ends his football playing days but he's not done with the sport
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports about Tom Brady's upcoming broadcast career. He signed a contract with Fox last year to be their lead NFL analyst.
Debt ceiling stalemate is one of the issues Biden and McCarthy will discuss
President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy hold a meeting at the White House Wednesday. They're hoping to reach an agreement about the federal debt limit.
The Fed kicks off a 2-day meeting with another interest rate hike expected
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ken Kuttner, economics professor at Williams College, about the Federal Reserve's next expected interest rate hike. It would mark the eighth increase since March of 2022.
An older person's money management errors may be a sign of some sort of dementia
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia leave seniors at risk for financial mismanagement and exploitation. With few regulatory safeguards, it falls on families to monitor the risk and intervene.
What prices at a Walmart in Georgia tell us about inflation
NPR has been tracking prices at a Walmart in Georgia for four years. The latest shopping trip tells us a lot about what's been happening in world trade and the U.S. economy.
America, we have a problem. People aren't feeling engaged with their work
A new Gallup report finds employee engagement in the U.S. fell in 2022. Younger workers in particular felt they had fewer opportunities to learn and grow. (Story first aired on ATC on Jan. 25, 2023.)
The Justice Department accuses Google of an advertising monopoly
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales about the federal antitrust case targeting Google's digital advertising business.
5 takeaways from the massive layoffs hitting Big Tech right now
Some 200,000 tech jobs have been lost in what is seen as one of the sharpest downturns in the tech industry's history. Here is what you need to know about the mass layoffs in Silicon Valley.
Tesla investors have much to mull as the automaker prepares to reveal earnings
Elon Musk and Tesla face multiple lawsuits, and the pioneering company's stock value has cratered as more EV options come on sale. The company reports earnings on Wednesday.