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04/17/2017 - Midnight Reads – Donald Trump’s Recent Policy Reversals Reflect Business Influence

Donald Trump’s Recent Policy Reversals Reflect Business Influence

– The Wall Street Journal 

President Donald Trump’s growing reliance on former corporate executives in his White House – and business leaders outside of it – helped shape this week’s reversals on several hardline positions that defined his campaign, according to officials. Unlike in the early weeks of his presidency, when his senior staff were a close-knit group of former campaign aides who had helped craft his image as an insurgent in the capital, Mr. Trump has sided recently with the more pragmatic wing of his administration that espouses economic and foreign policies that are much more in line with the Washington establishment’s traditional view.


What Pepsi’s Tone-Deaf Commercial Can Teach Employers and Employees

– Above the Law

Last week, the internet stirred and (mostly) came together in agreement that Pepsi’s ad that sought to capitalize on the “hipness” of protest was ill-advised. There are many lessons to take away from the Pepsi debacle – here are five key takeaways and how they can be applied to the employer-employee relationship.


FedEx Is Using Autonomous Robots to Essentially Replace the Mailroom Clerk

– Quartz

Over the last year, FedEx has been working with Savioke, a Silicon Valley company that makes autonomous indoor delivery robots, to develop a robot delivery system. But Savioke’s partnership with FedEx hints that the company has ambitions beyond the hospitality industry. “Our goal is to change the way we think about moving items from one place to another,” Adrian Canoso, Savioke’s head of product and design, told Quartz.


Why Some Families Who Save Constantly Are Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet

– The Washington Post 

Many Americans have a tough time saving, and a book being released this month tries to shed new light on why that may be. For many households, it wasn’t a pattern of reckless spending or a lack of financial knowledge that was holding them back. In fact, they were saving regularly. The problem, however, stemmed from inconsistent paychecks (not necessarily from gig economy jobs) and unpredictable expenses, the authors say.