Jun 2, 2017

Axios launches Future of Work

Today Axios announces its newest digital stream "Future of Work," and a weekly newsletter will debut on June 4.

Future of Work will cover the coming biggest story of our lives: the impact of robots and artificial intelligence on jobs and global economics. Steve LeVine, Future of Work Editor, will highlight the socio-economic impacts of technology, with an emphasis on how new developments in artificial intelligence and robotics will affect people, countries and organizations throughout the world.

The Future of Work newsletter will give Axios readers an inside look in trends disrupting the workforce alongside leading experts' views on how to best tackle the opportunities and challenges accompanying this change.

Why it matters: "Whether they lead companies or help run government or are a part of shaping massive organizations, our readers are deeply engaged with the latest trends and innovations impacting work worldwide," said Axios Co-Founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, "Future of Work is a must-read for those seeking to keep up with the latest technologies and the cultural and economic disruptions they will cause."

One fun thing: The Future of Work stream will feature a new video series "Almost Now" taking viewers to the front lines to show the technology and the disrupters leading the charge of modernization. Here's a teaser trailer for a sneak peak.

Axios is excited to announce that our launch sponsor for Future of Work is Walmart.

See the Future of Work stream and sign up for the newsletter.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 5,463,392 — Total deaths: 344,503 — Total recoveries — 2,195,325Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 1,653,904 — Total deaths: 97,948 — Total recoveries: 366,736 — Total tested: 14,163,915Map.
  3. World: Italy reports lowest number of new cases since February — Ireland reports no new coronavirus deaths on Monday for the first time since March 21 — WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns.
  4. 2020: Trump threatens to move Republican convention from North Carolina — Joe Biden makes first public appearance in two months.
  5. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  6. Economy: New York stock exchange to reopen its floor on Tuesday — White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election — Charities refocus their efforts to fill gaps left by government.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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Italy reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases since February

Italy’s aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori fly over Milan in Duomo Square on May 25. Photo: Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images

The Italian government reported 300 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the lowest daily increase since Feb. 29.

Why it matters: Italy, the first country in Europe to implement a nationwide lockdown after emerging as a hotspot in March, appears to have finally weathered its coronavirus outbreak. Italy has reported nearly 33,000 total deaths, the third-highest total behind the U.S. and U.K.

Joe Biden makes first public appearance in over two months

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Former Vice President Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in over two months on Monday to honor Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a Delaware veterans park, AP reports.

Why it matters: Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, has taken the unprecedented step of campaigning from his home during the coronavirus pandemic, ever since canceling a rally in Cleveland on March 10.