Bernie Sanders will join striking McDonald’s workers demanding higher wages ahead of the chain’s annual investor meeting (MCD)

Summary List Placement Bernie Sanders will join McDonald’s workers in strikes planned around the US for higher wages on May 19, the day before the company’s annual shareholders meeting. On “Walkout Wednesday,” employees in 15 US cities will go on strike to demand all McDonald’s workers make at least $15 per hour. So far, the […]

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JPMorgan’s and WeWork’s CEOs say remote work doesn’t work for young, ambitious, and engaged staff, and research shows there are perks to returning to the office for young workers

Summary List Placement As businesses decide what the future of the workplace will look like, including whether employees will need to return to the office, two prominent CEOs have voiced concerns. During The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit on May 4, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said that working remotely “does not work” for young people or […]

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Andrew Yang proposes lowering NYC voting age to 16 and allowing green-card holders to vote in local elections

Summary List Placement New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to drastically alter the Big Apple’s eligible voter pool. Speaking to reporters from Manhattan’s Battery Park with the Statue of Liberty behind his left shoulder, Yang proposed lowering the city’s voting age to 16 and allowing “non-citizens who are […]

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With an eye towards expanding its tech to small businesses, Brex is no longer trying to be the startup for startups

Summary List Placement Three years ago, Brex’s logo was plastered all over San Francisco. The nascent fintech company had signs promoting its “corporate card for startups” on bus shelters and billboards in the city’s warehouse-filled district, where its customers — namely, startups — were concentrated. Brex spent about $300,000 on the marketing blitz, according to […]

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A Cisco exec explains how its data startup shopping spree will bolster its $3 billion cybersecurity business and help it take on Microsoft in the booming market (CSCO, MSFT)

Summary List Placement In order to survive in a rapidly shifting industry, security businesses need to focus on data more than software. That’s the rationale Cisco security executives gave as they laid out the future of the tech giant’s security business, which caters to over 250,000 customers and brought in $3 billion in revenue in […]

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When it comes to municipal broadband, this Washington state utility was way ahead of the game

(GeekWIre Photo / Kurt Schlosser) It didn’t take a pandemic, work-from-home mandates, or remote learning initiatives for Bob Hunter to understand the potential popularity of municipal broadband. He was hearing it every day from Kitsap County government employees. Hunter, the general manager for the Kitsap Public Utility District just west of Seattle, years earlier had […]

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The ‘work disincentive’ theory that will soon strip unemployment from millions comes from a racially suspect Reagan-era book

Summary List Placement Federal unemployment benefits doled out for more than a year are on the verge of lapsing for millions of Americans, but the reason why isn’t new. As soon as April’s disappointing jobs report was released, critics — largely in the Republican Party — began blaming the boosted support measure for disincentivizing Americans […]

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