About 8 months ago

02/10/2017 - Midnight Reads – Bank Tellers Are the Next Blacksmiths

Bank Tellers Are the Next Blacksmiths
– The Washington Post
Bank of America has opened three mini-bank branches­ in 2017 that have ATMs, but no people. The new robo-banks, called automated centers, allow customers to make a video­conference call to a Bank of America employee at another location to discuss more complicated money issues.

Can Trump’s Labor Nominee Survive?
– POLITICO
Andrew Puzder has faced allegations of beating his wife, apprenticed to a notorious mob lawyer early in his career, and just admitted to hiring an un- documented immigrant and failing to pay taxes on her employment. Yet somehow Donald Trump’s Labor secretary nominee is still standing.

The Inside Story Of The Rise And Rise Of Uber
– Tech Crunch
Tech Crunch offers sneak peek of the new book, The Upstarts, with an excerpt detailing Uber’s rise. The story provides a behind the scenes look at the Google/Uber partnership, exponential and unexpected growth and a government relations strategy based on “Travis’ law.”

The New Face of American Unemployment
– Bloomberg
As the U.S. labor force crests again, a new complex of problems locks many Americans out of the workplace. The problems that keep today’s jobless stuck on the sidelines are different than those of past recoveries: a complex web of often interrelated issues from disability and drug use to criminal records.