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The pandemic is speeding up automation, and 85 million jobs are on the line

The pandemic is speeding up automation, and 85 million jobs are on the line

Bank tellers are out and robotics engineers are in, according to a new report that says the coronavirus recession is accelerating technological changes that could displace 85 million jobs within the next five years. “Automation, in tandem with the Covid-19 recession, is creating a ‘double disruption’ scenario for workers,” said the report published Wednesday by…MORE

Disneyland isn’t close to reopening

Disneyland isn’t close to reopening

Disneyland will likely stay closed for several more weeks after California released its long-awaited guidance Tuesday for how theme parks in the state can safely reopen. Disney’s California parks, which have been closed for seven months, will be allowed to reopen at just 25% capacity, and only after the county where it’s located reaches a…MORE

GOP fundraiser Broidy pleads guilty to conspiracy charge in foreign lobbying effort

GOP fundraiser Broidy pleads guilty to conspiracy charge in foreign lobbying effort

Elliott Broidy, a top Republican fundraiser involved in President Donald Trump’s 2016 inaugural committee, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy relating to a secret lobbying campaign to influence the Trump administration on behalf of a foreign billionaire in exchange for millions of dollars. Broidy was charged earlier this month with conspiracy for failing…MORE

Top Democrats refuse to stand by Feinstein after she praised GOP handling of Barrett hearings

Top Democrats refuse to stand by Feinstein after she praised GOP handling of Barrett hearings

Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday pointedly refused to say if they supported California Sen. Dianne Feinstein staying in her post as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sidestepping questions about the veteran party elder after she praised Republicans’ handling of the confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Feinstein’s comments, praising…MORE

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