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If the robots are coming for our jobs, make sure they pay their taxes

The problem with the future is that it’s unknowable. But of course that doesn’t stop us trying to second-guess it. At the moment, many people – and not just in the tech industry – are wondering about the impact of automation on employment. And not just blue-collar employment – the kind of jobs that …

Income Inequality

Connections between gut microbiota and the brain

Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the …

DC Entertainment's Super Hero Girls Could Be Over $1 Billion Brand for Warner Bros.

DC Comics' brand continues to compete with Marvel in the film and television space — though it's safe to assume the latter has won the big screen …

Comic Books

Taking on Wall Street

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is playing a leading role in the fight to Take On Wall Street because our members, like millions of working Americans, are angry. Working people across the political spectrum are fed up with Wall Street's overwhelming power in our nation's economy and …

48% of Americans saving for retirement are pretty sure they have no idea what they're doing

The US has a retirement problem.<p>In the Federal Reserve's 2015 report on US household economic well-being, about half of respondents who said they were working towards saving for retirement were less than confident they were making good investment choices.<p>According to the Fed, 48% of respondents who …

Philadelphia Figured Out a Soda Tax That People Might Actually Like

The war on Big Sugar is getting interesting.<p>Soda bans and taxes have always encountered fierce debate. One side wants to use it to try to encourage …

Occupy Wall Street is back — and it might actually succeed this time

A new group, Take on Wall Street, has emerged to leverage populist fury into real Financial Reform<p>What the hell happened to Occupy Wall Street?<p>After the Great Recession of 2008, the climate was ripe for populism. Americans were pissed off. The same people who wrecked the economy were, once again, …

New York Times Offers Another Round of Buyouts to Employees

The <i>New York Times</i> (nyt) is offering employees voluntary buyout packages, the newspaper announced Wednesday.<p>The Gray Lady will offer the packages to …

Russian banker sentenced to prison in US for conspiracy in spy ring

A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in what the government portrayed as a cold war-style spy ring has been sentenced to two and a half years in a US prison.<p>Evgeny Buryakov, 41, also was fined $10,000 by US district judge Richard M Berman, who said the sentence reflects the seriousness …

Corruption

One of the top tech-banking teams on Wall Street has been picked apart by rivals

Credit Suisse's technology-banking team is being picked apart.<p>The group has lost six managing directors and one director so far this year, including the bulk of the West Coast tech mergers-and-acquisitions team.<p>Wally Cheng, a managing director, and Christopher Nam, a director, have left the firm in …

5 scammers arrested in IRS impersonation scheme

Treasury Department investigators have filed criminal complaints against five individuals in three states, accusing them of fleecing nearly $2 million from more than 1,500 victims as part of a scheme to impersonate IRS agents.<p>According to criminal complaints filed in Minnesota, Arkansas and Texas, …

these vintage ads will make you nostalgic for the 90s

We meet the brains behind @adarchives, the young collector unlocking the past through her vintage ad collection.<p>If you're only as cool as your last #tbt, Halima Olalemi must be the coolest of them all. Under the handle @adarchives, the Nigerian-born, London-based graphic designer has been posting a …

Obama: U.S. to Cooperate in Okinawa Murder Investigation

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday was deeply critical of a case involving the arrest of a retired Marine in connection with a Japanese woman's death.<p>"I feel profound resentment for this self-centered and despicable crime," Abe told reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama on …