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12/06/2018 - Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says

– The New York Times
Fast internet service is crucial to the modern economy, and closing the digital divide is seen as a step toward shrinking the persistent gaps in economic opportunity, educational achievement and health outcomes in America.
 The Washington Post
This week, the big-box retailer announced plans to place 360 autonomous robots inside Walmarts across the country by the end of January. Their job: scrubbing the store’s expansive aisles and collecting data in the process.

How 200-Year-Old Brooks Brothers Is Embracing AI And Millennials – And Why It May Cozy Up To Amazon

– Forbes
Brooks Brothers recently announced it’s the first in the fashion industry to adopt an “end-to-end” AI-powered platform. Through the initiative, Brooks Brothers said, it’s now able to ship online orders from stores for same-day delivery, and it has done a better job of keeping what customers want in stock, helping to increase sales and convert more visits into purchases.
– National Employment Law Project
From the National Law Review: Six years ago, on November 29, 2012, a small group of fast-food workers in New York launched one of the most successful movements of the 21st century when they walked off their jobs and demanded $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Since then, the worker-led movement known as the Fight for $15 has inspired a wave of action on the minimum wage, helping 22 million low-wage workers throughout the country win $68 billion in raises to date.