Jan 20, 2019

Unionized workers still make substantially more money

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Data: BLS; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

New data from the BLS show that unionized workers still make substantially more money than their non-unionized counterparts.

Why it matters: The teachers strike in Los Angeles has cost $125 million so far, and all indications are that it's not going to end soon.

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Scoop: Amazon's local podcast play

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content, like news and sports, sources tell Axios. Sports content is top of mind as the company plans to buy up more TV rights and have adjacent audio content for users.

Why it matters: Amazon sees a strategic advantage in podcasts by leveraging Alexa voice tech to help users discover personalized content.

The oil stakes of Trump vs. Biden

Reproduced from Rapidan Energy Group; Chart: Axios Visuals

U.S. oil production is in a steep decline, but one question is how much November's elections will affect how much it does — or doesn't — bounce back.

Why it matters: The powerful price and demand headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic are creating a financial crisis in the oil patch.

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