– The New Republic
The e-commerce giant paid zero federal taxes in 2017. And it’s being rewarded with further tax breaks at the state and local level.
A month after forecasting a then-uber-bullish unemployment rate of 3.5%, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, is going further – if the Fed maintains its current pace of interest rate hikes, he says, joblessness could plunge as low as 2.5% by the summer of next year.
– The Washington Post
The stunt rang hollow to many of the company’s critics, who say McDonald’s has systematically advanced policies that disadvantage its female employees. In particular, the company has fought a sustained battle against increases to the minimum wage, an issue that affects women disproportionately.
– Yahoo Finance
The “fifth wave” of conversational commerce means that customers can use technology to interact with brands in a “casual conversational format.” For example, a customer could use Facebook (FB) Messenger to chat with a bot to place an order.