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Infiniti QX50. Photo: Infiniti

This week's ride is the 2019 Infiniti Qx50, a premium mid-sized crossover that comes with an innovative, efficiency-minded engine and a ton of advanced driver-assist features.

What I love: The QX50 is gorgeous inside and out, with lots of room for people and cargo.

What disappoints: The dual-screen infotainment system is confusing and difficult to use. And it doesn't come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is available in most competitors.

Driver assistance: Standard ADAS features on the QX50 include rear- and surround-view cameras, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward emergency braking.

It's the first Infiniti to come with ProPilot Assist, which provides highway-driving assistance and can take full control in stop-and-go traffic.

  • Other available technologies include lane departure prevention, intelligent cruise control, adaptive steering and backup collision intervention.

The bottom line: The QX5o is good, not great. The front-wheel-drive model I'm driving starts at $43,350, but with ProPilot Assist and a $7,500 "sensory package" of premium features, the price jumps to $55,285.

Go deeper: See what else Joann has been driving

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Biden's inflation danger

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal has economists and bullish market analysts revising their U.S. growth expectations higher, predicting a reflation of the economy in 2021 and possibly more booming returns for risk assets.

Yes, but: Others are warning that what's expected to be reflation could actually show up as inflation, a much less welcome phenomenon.

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CES was largely irrelevant this year

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Forced online by the pandemic and overshadowed by the attack on the Capitol, the 2021 edition of CES was mostly an afterthought as media's attention focused elsewhere.

Why it matters: The consumer electronics trade show is the cornerstone event for the Consumer Technology Association and Las Vegas has been the traditional early-January gathering place for the tech industry.

The FBI is tracing a digital trail to Capitol rioters

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Capitol rioters, eager to share proof of their efforts with other extremists online, have so far left a digital footprint of at least 140,000 images that is making it easier for federal law enforcement officials to capture and arrest them.

The big picture: Law enforcement's use of digital tracing isn't new, and has long been at the center of fierce battles over privacy and civil liberties. The Capitol siege is opening a fresh front in that debate.