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President Trump on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate Steve Dickson, a former senior vice president for flight operations at Delta Air Lines, to be permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Why it matters: The agency has been without a permanent chief for more than a year, with Daniel Elwell serving as acting administrator since January 2018. The nomination comes as the FAA faces heightened scrutiny in the wake of two Boeing 737 MAX crashes in less than six months. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday asked the department's inspector general to investigate the certification process that allowed the new aircraft into the sky, after a Seattle Times investigation revealed that the FAA may have been too deferential to Boeing.

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  2. World: Greece tightens coronavirus restrictions as Europe cases spike.
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Education: Surge threatens to shut classrooms down again.
  5. Technology: Fully at-home rapid COVID test to move forward.
  6. Travel: CDC replaces COVID-19 cruise ban with less restrictive "conditional sailing order."

Trump's legacy is shaped by his narrow interests

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President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.

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AI and automation are creating a hybrid workforce

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AI and automation are receiving a boost during the coronavirus pandemic that in the short term is creating a new hybrid workforce rather than destroying jobs outright.

The big picture: While the forces of automation and AI will eliminate some jobs and create some new ones, the vast majority will remain but be dramatically changed. The challenge for employers will be ensuring workforces are ready for the effects of technology.