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The automation megatrend now has a role in the debate about the ongoing partial government shutdown, as a group of Republican senators is proposing to make temporary fixes automatic in a bid to avoid futures shutdowns. See full story.

Tech finds a middle lane for autonomous cars at CES

Tech companies and auto makers displayed a middle path on the road to self-driving cars at this year’s CES with advanced driver assistance systems. See full story.

How I turned my vices into $35,000 to pay off my student debt

‘Every coffee, beer, and cigarette had convinced me there was nothing to do about $64,000 of student loans.’ See full story.

Why are Republican baby boomers more likely to share fake news on Facebook?

Most Facebook users who shared the fake stories during the 2016 U.S. presidential election were Republicans over the age of 65, new research suggests. See full story.

The weed middleman that expects to make billions as the Sunkist of pot

In the illegal drug business, there is a lot of money and safety in wholesaling — being a middleman instead of producing drugs or selling them on the street. As marijuana finds legitimacy, it may end up producing the same kind of system, judging by a California company that has emerged as a powerful distributor with revenue totals that rival some of the largest pot companies. See full story.

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These findings may undermine what middle-class parents tell their children. See full story.

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