FROM Issie Lapowsky
Do H1-B visas help or hurt Americans? President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that affects H1-B visas. Used often by the tech sector, they allow U.S. companies to employ high-skilled foreign workers. The Trump administration argues that the program displaces American workers and drives down wages. About 85,000 foreign workers get an H1B visa each year. And there’s been a downtick in the number of visa applications for the next fiscal year.
Online Grocery Shopping Poised to Be the Next Big Thing Pushing a cart through the grocery store may become a thing of the past for many Americans. Today Walmart announced the expansion of online shopping into eight new markets. Its brick-and-mortar locations have led to a different approach from Amazon and other companies that will deliver groceries to the doors of online shoppers. Issie Lapowsky, staff writer for Wired magazine , has more on the expansion of grocery shopping online.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”