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03/02/2018 - The No-Win Corporate Tightrope

The No-Win Corporate Tightrope

– Axios

Corporations have to walk the razor-thin line between the demands of the left and the right or fall to their doom. In the latest iteration of the culture wars, they’ve have been called out on social media to sever ties with the NRA in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Axios explores this dynamic’s increasing impact on corporate America.

Opinion: Wage Inequality Is Falling

– The New York Times

From the NYT opinion page: An annual report card on American pay has just come out, And, it is dominated by good news. Real wages (that is, after adjusting for inflation) not only grew last year, they tended to grow for demographic groups that are paid less.

The Next Big Threat To Consumer Brands (Yes, Amazon’s Behind It)

– The Wall Street Journal

Big brands would rather shoppers not ask Alexa. The growing popularity of voice-search assistants poses a threat to the biggest makers of household staples and other goods and services. Already grappling with upstart rivals, changing consumer tastes and the rise of e-commerce, personal-care and food makers have yet to figure out how to leverage the technology.

Ford Targets Miami To Test Driverless Food Delivery

– The Wall Street Journal

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker announced Miami’s selection on Tuesday. The test is two fold: one set of self-driving vehicles, plus another set of human-driven cars and trucks that deliver food and other things.