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Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.
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Tech is Splitting the U.S. Work Force In Two
Updated On: Feb 06, 2019
Feb. 6, 2019 | ECONOMY | […] for all its success in drawing and nurturing firms on the technological frontier, Phoenix [Arizona] cannot escape the uncomfortable pattern taking shape across the American economy: Despite all its shiny new high-tech businesses, the vast majority of new jobs are in workaday service industries, like health care, hospitality, retail and building services, where pay is mediocre. The forecast of an America where robots do all the work while humans live off some yet-to-be-invented welfare program may be a Silicon Valley pipe dream. But automation is changing the nature of work, flushing workers without a college degree out of productive industries, like manufacturing and high-tech services, and into tasks with meager wages and no prospect for advancement… New York Times
 
 
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