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A JPMorgan building in Hong Kong. Photo: Daniel Fung/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As part of a trend of increased corporate activism, JPMorgan Chase will announce Monday a new public policy agenda that includes an expanded effort to help people with criminal backgrounds re-enter the workforce.

Why it matters: JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said providing second chances helps businesses "reduce recidivism, hire talented workers, and strengthen the economy."

Dimon, who led the Business Roundtable to a new definition of the purpose of a corporation that goes beyond shareholders, told me in an interview that both the bank and the BRT plan to bolster that message.

  • "We have a whole bunch of stuff that will be coming out of the BRT — what we do for consumers, what we do for employees, what we do for communities, what we do in education, what we do in infrastructure."

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Buffett eyes slow U.S. progress, but says "never bet against America"

Warren Buffett in New York City in 2017. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

Warren Buffett called progress in America "slow, uneven and often discouraging," but retained his long-term optimism in the country, in his closely watched annual shareholder letter released Saturday morning.

Why it matters: It breaks months of uncharacteristic silence from the 90-year-old billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO — as the fragile economy coped with the pandemic and the U.S. saw a contentious presidential election.

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.

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