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  • January 30, 2017
    BBC

    Starbucks pledges to hire 10,000 refugees

    In response to President Trump’s recent immigration ban, Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years.
    In response to President Trump’s recent immigration ban, Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years.
  • January 27, 2017

    President Trump may struggle to build his wall without undocumented workers

    About 50% of the construction workers in the region of Trump’s proposed Mexico–US border wall are undocumented, according to the Workers Defense Project, a Texas advocacy group.
    About 50% of the construction workers in the region of Trump’s proposed Mexico–US border wall are undocumented, according to the Workers Defense Project, a Texas advocacy group.
  • January 25, 2017

    Is China leading the "free trade" world?

    In an increasingly unpredictable world, the leader of the world’s largest Communist Party took to the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos arguing for globalization and the wonders of free trade.
    In an increasingly unpredictable world, the leader of the world’s largest Communist Party took to the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos arguing for globalization and the wonders of free trade.
  • January 20, 2017

    What does a Trump presidency really mean for the US economy?

    The incoming Trump administration’s proposed fiscal and tax plans could trade a short-term economic boost for longer-term inflation and debt problems, caution Federal Reserve officials.
    The incoming Trump administration’s proposed fiscal and tax plans could trade a short-term economic boost for longer-term inflation and debt problems, caution Federal Reserve officials.
  • Three ways robots might change the labor market

    Three ways robots might change the labor market: robotic teachers, the fourth Industrial Revolution, universal basic income.
    Three ways robots might change the labor market: robotic teachers, the fourth Industrial Revolution, universal basic income.
  • January 13, 2017

    The “sexuality pay gap” is real, but not necessarily caused by discrimination

    Pay differences between gay and straight workers may be caused by divisions of labor in the household rather than workplace discrimination, according to a new report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
    Pay differences between gay and straight workers may be caused by divisions of labor in the household rather than workplace discrimination, according to a new report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  • January 06, 2017

    Artificial intelligence to replace workers at Japanese insurance firm

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance in Japan is reported to be replacing 34 of its employees with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI, which is capable of calculating payouts to policyholders. 

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance in Japan is reported to be replacing 34 of its employees with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI, which is capable of calculating payouts to policyholders. 

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