The Daily Populous

Monday January 13rd, 2020 evening edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that a record high for the Dow Jones industrial average underlined the problem of stagnant US wages.

In a tweet on Saturday, she highlighted the widening wealth gap between investors and salaried workers.

While the Dow surged about 22% in 2019, US average hourly earnings rose just 2.9%.

The Dow surged about 22% in 2019, but average hourly earnings, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, rose just 2.9%.

Stagnant US wages have puzzled many economists, given that unemployment has plunged to its lowest levels in more than 50 years.

President Donald Trump has frequently touted the rising US stock market as evidence of a booming economy and as a boon for all Americans.

"That's why stock prices can go up and normal people still won't feel any more secure about their future," she added. »

A man’s cremated ashes are heading to Pluto on a space probe, and it’s the longest known post-mortem flight

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Tombaugh died in 1997 and his ashes were placed in an aluminum capsule within the space probe in 2006.

New Horizons came within 7,500 miles of Pluto in 2015 and is now more than four billion miles away from Earth — making this the longest post-mortem flight ever recorded.

BURIAL SITES COME in many shapes, colors, and locations, but few are as unique as Clyde Tombaugh’s last resting place. »

Student who feared for life in speeding Uber furious company first offered her $5 voucher

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TORONTO -- A student who says she feared for her life when her Uber driver went over double the speed limit is furious the company only offered a $5 voucher after she first called to complain.

"We took the Don Valley Parkway home, he was weaving in and out of cars going 140 km/h," the 23-year-old student told CTV News Toronto on Friday.

On Friday, she said she received a response from police asking for the videos and photos she took during the trip. »

Thousands of Iranian protesters hit streets condemning leaders over downed plane

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In Iran, demonstrators are calling for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down and for those responsible for downing the plane to be prosecuted.

Leave the country," chanted protesters in the capital, Tehran, in footage posted on social media.

Likewise, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his support for the protesters and called on European powers to increase pressure on the Iranian regime. »

Walmart Unveils Its 20,000-Square-Foot Automated Warehouse

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Walmart has unveiled a new initiative that aims to make in-store fulfillment, one of the biggest challenges for its online grocery business, more efficient.

The system was designed by Alert Innovation, a Massachusetts-based startup that started talking to Walmart about building an automation system in 2016.

Walmart currently has another scaled-down version of the Alphabot system in a supercenter near its headquarters in Arkansas. »