Why economist Joseph Stiglitz is advocating for "progressive capitalism"

May 30, 2019
Stiglitz discusses the themes and recommendations contained in his latest book: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
Nobel prize-winning US economist Joseph Stiglitz listens during the opening session of the 6th edition of the "Entretiens du Tresor" seminar at the Economy Ministry in Paris on January 31, 2017.
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Walmart to use more robot technology for store tasks

Apr 10, 2019
Walmart will further its use of robots to keep labor costs down.
Several of Walmart's "automated assistants"
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Volvo says driver-facing cameras are key to cutting crashes

Mar 21, 2019
The company is shifting its attention to accident prevention.
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UPS is using new technology to solve an old problem — delivering holiday packages on time

Dec 21, 2018
UPS expects to deliver more than 800 million packages on time this holiday season with the help of new super hubs.
UPS employees sort out packages for delivery on May 9, 2017 in New York. This holiday season, "super hubs," like the one in Atlanta, will help the company deliver 800 million packages on time. Last year, 3 million were late.
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An employee monitors a circular weaving machine at a textile factory in Shangqiu in China's central Henan province in September.
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The most dangerous stage in self-driving innovation

May 2, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the road now, but they need human supervision. Is that safe?
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways during a media event by Continental to showcase new automotive technologies on June 20, 2017 in Hannover, Germany. 
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A Sainsbury's employee checks an automated sorting area at Sainsbury's Waltham Point Depot on December 13, 2010 in Waltham Abbey, England.
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How to make technology work for you, not against you

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Apr 10, 2018
Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says we are not doing enough to meet the challenge and opportunity of automation.

Most millennials think the U.S. should take care of people who lost jobs to automation

Mar 16, 2018
For many, even if that means raising taxes substantially.
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How Levi Strauss & Co. is using lasers to make jeans

Mar 7, 2018
Automation touches many consumer products — the cars we drive, the sneakers we put on and now the jeans we wear.  Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to swap out garment workers for laser machines that could create the worn…