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Exclusive: GM CEO Mary Barra on the painful jobs transition

GM CEO Mary Barra says the company will need to relocate workers to keep them in the family as part of its long-term vision for an electric, self-driving future. "I want to make sure this company is not around for the next five years but the next 50 and beyond," Barra tells "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: With contentious labor talks looming this summer, Barra's challenge is to convince longtime autoworkers that her plan to divert resources toward unproven future technologies won't put their livelihoods at risk.

Global population growth will begin to plateau by the end of the century

A giant replica of the earth floating in a cathedral.
A replica of Earth hangs on display inside Liverpool Cathedral. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images

Global population growth is expected to drastically slow by 2100, according to new data from the UN Population Division.

Why it matters: As Axios has previously reported, population growth is key to maintaining demand for housing, filling jobs yet to be automated, and paying into pension systems pressed by demographic realities and slowing economic growth — among other things.