These are the US cities where employees are the happiest – and most miserable

Automation may eliminate as many as 25% of current jobs: Bain & Company’s Karen Harris Karen Harris, Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group managing director, discusses how the growth of automation may eliminate 20-25% of current jobs. In one of the tightest labor markets in decades, employee happiness may be more important than ever for companies to retain good workers. […]

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No More ‘Fun Fun Fun on the Autobahn’ Under Proposed German Laws

In Kraftwerk’s famous ode to the autobahn, drivers savored the freedom of limit-free motorways. That could all end, under proposals from a government panel. A cap of 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph) is being recommended by unions and environmentalists, according to a leaked report, putting an end to Germany’s famous open-road policy. The proposals are for new laws to […]

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Deported after 30 years in US, father still stuck in Mexico one year later, without wife and kids

DETROIT – Inside a room in his aunt’s home in Mexico, Jorge Garcia spends most of his days alone. Separated from his wife and two children in metro Detroit, the 40-year-old father feels isolated, struggling to find work and make connections in a land he hasn’t lived in for 30 years.  One year ago, the man from Lincoln Park, Michigan, was deported to Mexico. His emotional departure was […]

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Faced with a world of troubles, will Davos offer any solutions?

Political and economic problems loom heavily over the global elite as they gather at Davos for the World Economic Forum. But is there any political will to fix them? Globalisation on the rocks? The World Economic Forum sees its role as “improving the state of the world”. But the political analyst and author Anand Giridharadas speaks for many critics when […]

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You can buy a house in this Italian town for about $1

Italy has a strong corporate ecosystem: Jean-Yves Fillion BNP Paribas USA CEO Jean-Yves Fillion discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Italy’s economy. Dreading the cold and snowy winter? Then consider relocating to a villa in this sunny, wine-producing Italian town, population less than 6,000. Continue Reading Below Sambuca, a hilltop town based in the Southern Italy island of Sicily, is selling […]

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Government shutdown, Women’s March, total lunar eclipse: 5 things to know this weekend

Trump plans to make ‘major announcement’ on border, shutdown As the government shutdown enters its 29th day, President Donald Trump plans to make make a “major announcement” about the southern border on Saturday. Trump has spoken in recent weeks about declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, theoretically allowing him to use defense money for his proposed wall, which as the heart of the shutdown. But […]

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink Tells CEOs to Pursue Purpose Along With Profits

BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink told global chief executives that they need to take a larger role in social and political issues rather than just focusing on profit. As governments fail to offer solutions to pressing social problems, people are looking to public and private companies to step in and offer fixes, Fink said in his annual letter […]

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