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Robots Won't Replace Retail Workers

Will robots replace retail workers? Not likely although you wouldn’t know it from a recent series of stores and studies.<p>A new report by Cornerstone Capital Group claims that more than 6 million jobs are “likely will be automated out of existence in the coming years, leaving a large portion of the …

Robots

Future of Work | World Bank Blogs

On May 18-19, the G20 Ministers of Labor met in Bad Neuenahr, Germany to discuss and adopt their annual Labor and Employment Ministerial Meeting …

World Bank

Paul Romer and the Parataxis of the World Bank

Via Tyler Cowen I learn that "Bankspeak," the jargon of the World Bank, is a big issue. Who knew? Here's an excerpt from a 2015 report of the …

Liberal POV

You Need To See How European Leaders Reacted To Trump's Latest Speech — PHOTOS

President Donald Trump is in Brussels on Thursday for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, where he delivered a speech that generated …

Donald Trump

Hanson: Has globalization gone off the rails?

PRAGUE — The West that birthed globalization is now in an open revolt over its own offspring, from here in Eastern Europe to southern Ohio.<p>About half …

Globalization

Taiwan Prepares for China Attack With Tanks, Warships and Fighter Jets as Tensions Spike

While the Taiwanese war games come during a time of deteriorating relations with China, the South China Sea has also been the site of recent tension …

South China Sea

Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? President’s Approval Rating Drops Among Independents

While President Donald Trump was making his way through a multitude of international destinations, his approval rating back home remained low. …

Donald Trump

'Secular Stagnation' Even Truer Today, Larry Summers Says

Larry Summers is doubling down on his secular-stagnation hypothesis.<p>The Harvard economist and former Treasury secretary first offered the bleak diagnosis in November 2013 at an International Monetary Fund conference. The U.S. and much of the rest of the world, he suggested, was suffering from a …

Economics

U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent …

United States

Cramer: Amazon is going to have robots building robots

Amazon has been able to disrupt traditional retailers because its technology is so advanced, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday.<p>"They're going to have …

Jim Cramer

How to avoid being replaced by a robot

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I’ve had robots on my mind recently, and not in a “Wow, robots will make my life so much easier!” kind of way. More like, “Aaagh! Robots are coming to take the jobs of people in their 50s and 60s!”<p>The alarm bells rang furiously at a Milken …

Robots

Indian Economy GDP To Grow 7.1% In Q4 FY17: ICRA

The gross domestic product (GDP) and gross value added (GVA) of Indian economy is likely to expand by 7.1 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, on a …

Indian Economy

Aviation: Airports switch to “virtual” control towers

AviationAirports switch to “virtual” control towers<p>Remote centres using video replace airfield edifices<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | Science and …

Aviation

Difference Engine: The long, winding road for driverless cars

Difference EngineThe long, winding road for driverless cars<p>Forget hype about autonomous vehicles being around the corner—real driverless cars will …

Transportation

China 'warned' US warship after it sailed near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing

The Chinese navy “warned” a US warship to leave waters near a reef in the South China Sea, Beijing said, after the US carried out its first ‘freedom of navigation’ patrol in the disputed region under Donald Trump’s administration.<p>The USS Dewey sailed close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, …

South China Sea

The Boosterism Behind China's Silk Road Story

Beijing is downplaying certain facts to sell a heroic narrative at home and abroad.<p>Sitting in my Hangzhou hotel room one evening last September, I caught a helpfully subtitled Chinese TV show about Song Dynasty inscriptions carved on a mountainside near Quanzhou -- the city Chinese media invariably …

China

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.<p>Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts spending on …

Native Americans

After leaking intelligence to Russia, Trump insults allies in a speech to NATO

As leaders of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom looked on, Trump repeated myths about failure to pay a “fair share.”<p>President Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump lectures NATO allies to their faces as they look on in awkward silence

President Donald Trump on Thursday lectured a group of leaders from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over not contributing their "fair share" in defense spending.<p>Standing beside Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Trump blasted the nearly …

Jens Stoltenberg

World Bank's Star Economist Is Sidelined in War Over Words - Bloomberg

The World Bank’s chief economist has been stripped of his management duties after researchers rebelled against his efforts to make them communicate …

Economics

Trump demands Europe pay more toward Nato in excoriating speech at Brussels summit

Donald Trump used his first Nato summit on Thursday to demand European countries pay more towards their defence.<p>In an often uncomfortable speech, the US president lectured an audience of European leaders that included Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron of France and Germany's Angela Merkel.<p>“Nato members …

Donald Trump

Growing season expands by two weeks across much of the US as climate changes

The number of frost-free days in the northern United States has increased by more than 13 days in the past 100 years, according to new research.<p>The …

Climate Change

Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change

In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific paper Wednesday that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change.<p>The study, in …

Climate Change

White House budget aims to ‘slow’ gains in weather prediction, shocking forecasters

The main U.S. weather forecasting model, which has fallen behind the European model in its accuracy, has been called a “national embarrassment.”<p>In an inexplicable budget proposal that has floored the weather community, the Trump administration aims to reduce investments in programs that would …

Weather

Very soon it may be stupid to buy a home in San Francisco and these other cities

In some cities, buying is only marginally cheaper than renting<p>Nowadays, it’s the mortgage that’s too damn high.<p>While it’s still cheaper to buy than …

Real Estate

Sea level rise predicted to double flood frequency on Louisiana coast

The small floods that submerge roads and sometimes enter homes along Louisiana's coast could become more than an occasional headache. A new study …

Climate Change

Could governments and oil companies get sued for inaction on climate change?

OTTAWA—Eight hundred million dollars: that’s the potential price tag of the rising ocean in Vancouver. The city needs a new storm surge barrier to …

Climate

Sea level rise accelerating nearly 3x faster than during 20th century

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY<p>Sea-level rise, one of the planet's most dire side effects of man-made global warming, is accelerating nearly three times as rapidly as during the 20th century, according to a new study.<p>Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters submerged neighborhoods along the New Jersey shoreline on …

Climate Change