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From 2013 to 2016, more than one-third of adults in the United States ate fast food or pizza every day, a new survey shows from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One key finding: The percentage of adults who consumed fast food increased with higher family income. 42% of families of four with a total income per year greater than $112,950 reported they ate fast food daily, compared to only 32% for families with a total income of less than $32,360.

Time, financial resources, price and availability has influenced America's fast food consumption, the survey explains. Fast food, which is broadly defined as any item obtained from a "fast food/pizza" establishment, is notorious for high caloric, low nutrition meals.

By the numbers: The survey used physical examinations and in-person interviews of about 10,000 adults to produce demographic, socioeconomic and health data, including dietary information.

  • 44% of Americans will eat fast food for lunch and 42% for dinner.
  • Men are more likely to grab fast food at lunch while women consider it more of a snack.
  • The most enthusiastic consumers are 20 to 39 years old, 45% of them eat fast food on any given day.
  • Only 1 in 10 Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, per CDC.

What to watch: The fitness industry is booming and yet Americans are more likely to be obese today than ever before, a NCHS National Health Interview Survey shows.

Go deeper: Health and wellness are booming, but we're fatter than ever

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Restaurant software meets the pandemic moment

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Food delivery companies have predictably done well during the pandemic. But restaurant software providers are also having a moment as eateries race to handle the avalanche of online orders resulting from severe in-person dining restrictions.

Driving the news: Olo filed last week for an IPO and Toast is rumored to be preparing to do the same very soon.

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How the automation economy can turn human workers into robots

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More than outright destroying jobs, automation is changing employment in ways that will weigh on workers.

The big picture: Right now, we should be less worried about robots taking human jobs than people in low-skilled positions being forced to work like robots.

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

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The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.

The big picture: The vote was a critical first step for the package, which includes $1,400 cash payments for many Americans, a national vaccination program, ramped-up COVID testing and contact tracing, state and local funding and money to help schools reopen.