Wendy's said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy's President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes. In addition to self-order kiosks, the company is also getting ready to move beyond the testing phase with labor-saving mobile ordering and mobile payment available systemwide by the end of the year. Yum Brands and McDonald's already have mobile ordering apps. read more
Recently, WikiLeaks has released emails from Democrats. Many have repeatedly claimed that some of these emails are fake or have been modified, that there's no way to validate each and every one of them as being true. Actually, there is, using a mechanism called DKIM. DKIM is a system designed to stop spam. It works by verifying the sender of the email. Moreover, as a side effect, it verifies that the email has not been altered.
Jackson Lee said, "You know, I'm going to first of all denounce the utilization of this intrusion by Wikipedia through the Russian intrusion. This is what it's about. Espionage just like what was said over these last couple of days. We need to be concerned about the intrusion of Russia and Putin in these elections."
TODD: After the election, President Obama will travel overseas, probably talking up the idea of TPP and an Asian trade agreement. if you guys are elected, will you pursue an Asian trade agreement, even if it's not the TPP?
KAINE: Hillary and I haven't talk about that question directly. We aren't against trade. We want to find export markets for American businesses because they will be able to add workers the more they export. That's very important. And whether it's in Asia or Europe, if we can find deals that meet those goals, more jobs, higher wages and good for national security and good enforcement provisions, we're open to them. So, no, you never close the door if you can get a deal that's good for American workers and our economy.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had "lost" and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. "With that, in this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said to applause. "I have separated from them. So I will be dependent on you for all time. But do not worry. We will also help as you help us." read more