We look at the trade deal that never was and underwhelming retail numbers. Colin Kaepernick will try out to return to the NFL after being sidelined for his on-the-field protests against police brutality. Plus, why is this Sprint-T-Mobile taking so long?
With a “Chill” section and selfie studio, this isn’t your mother’s Penney’s
Amazon sues the Pentagon over its decision to go with Microsoft for its cloud computing. J.C. Penney reimagines its stores with less stuff… and more “chill.” Plus, looking at the world of private equity through the eyes of an anthropologist.
Instagram influencers can still fake it till you make it
From the BBC World Service… The world’s longest passenger flight touches down in Sydney and we were on board for the 19-hour ride. Resentment about the rising cost of living is still simmering a year after France’s Yellow Vest protests. Plus, making the big bucks from selfies posted on Instagram is now a full-blown industry, but becoming an influencer is not for everyone.
Could sharing health data with Big Tech be a good thing?
The world learned this week that Google is amassing health data from millions of Americans via a contract with the huge health care system Ascension. As trust in tech companies seems to continue ebbing, concerns about the “Project Nightingale” contract seem inevitable. But maybe this data gathering isn’t something we should feel too freaked out about. To find out, host Jack Stewart speaks with Deven McGraw, an attorney who was formerly a HIPAA enforcer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A year after the Camp Fire, life is still on hold
Last November’s Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Given the massive scale of what was lost, there are thousands of survivors who still need serious financial help to put their lives back together. But getting that help takes a long time and requires staying on top of paperwork and deadlines. The most important of those deadlines just passed, and some estimates indicate thousands of people with claims missed it. Plus: A conversation with the head of the Atlanta Fed and a sign that the real estate market could be getting less competitive.