U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process
Susan Cornwell, Reuters
The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program.
Pay Gap Between College Grads and Everyone Else at a Record
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press
Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.
An automated pizza company models how robot workers can create jobs for humans
Sarah Kessler, Quartz
One-year-old Zume is just one example of how robots and artificial intelligence are poised to automate an increasing number of routine human tasks—a reality that is predicted to impact as many as 60% of US occupations. It is also, however, an example of how the relationship between automation and jobs is complicated.
About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling
David Masci, Pew Research
In many parts of the world, particularly in poorer countries, attainment of even the most basic education is still far from universal. Indeed, roughly one-in five-adults (19%) around the globe have no formal schooling at all, according to a recent Pew Research Center report on education that also studied its relationship to religion.