In 2016, global flows of foreign direct investment fell by about 2%, to $1.75 trillion, according to a new report from The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)...
The safety rulebook has since swelled to almost 900 pages over the last 50 years and encompasses everything from electronic stability control to rear-view backup cameras ... but every rule still assumes a human will be at the wheel.
A new Energy Department study recommends that the EPA ease rules on coal plants. It also calls for changes to how wholesale electricity is traded and easier permitting for resources such as coal, nuclear and hydropower.
Automation may drive productivity gains and export competitiveness, but the rising use of robots also threatens to exacerbate domestic income inequality, undermining consumption.