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01/09/2017 - Midnight Reads – Digital Dunkin’: Non-Tech Firms Crash CES, Looking to Connect

Digital Dunkin’: Non-Tech Firms Crash CES, Looking to Connect
– The Wall Street Journal
At the world’s largest consumer electronics show this week, Carnival cruise lines, Dunkin’ Donuts and the owner of Absolut vodka unveiled new technology and swapped tips. As technology reshapes “old economy” industries, more and more traditional companies are attempting to keep their brands relevant.

Uber Expands Program Allowing Commuters to Skip Taxes on Their Commute
– Bloomberg
Uber is expanding a partnership with WageWorks Inc. that allows users of the ride-sharing giant’s UberPool service to pay for commutes to and from work with pretax funds, bringing the benefit to several cities across the U.S.

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.
– The New York Times
Donald Trump told workers that he would bring back their jobs by clamping down on trade, offshoring and immigration. But economists say the bigger threat to their jobs has been something else: automation.

In Trump’s America, GOP States Proceed With Caution
– Governing
With the most power over U.S. government that any party has had in decades, Republicans have hit the jackpot. But that could create major problems for states.