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2020 presidential election: Track every candidate's Q1 fundraising totals

April 15 at midnight was the deadline for 2020 presidential candidates to upload their fundraising disclosures for the first quarter of 2019 to the Federal Election Commission.

Data: Federal Election Commission; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Experts weigh taxing robots to pay for the jobs they take

Photo of industrial robots working on cars on an assembly line
Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Getty

Most Americans will file their income taxes by midnight tonight, and employers will report their payroll taxes later this month. But companies that have replaced or expanded their flesh-and-blood staff with robots will get a free pass.

What's new: Amid fears of automation-fueled job loss, a once-fringe debate is exploding into public view: Why don't we tax the bots?