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VOL. 41 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 4, 2017

Is your job going away?

Which fields are most at risk, why and what can be done about it

How confident are you that your job will still exist in one year? How about five years? Ten years?

Traditional retail is in trouble as buying habits evolve

Are Tennessee’s shopping destinations, once beacons of consumer demand, doomed to extinction?

The threat of robotics

Are the robots coming for our jobs? Like anything else in the world of economic and workforce development, the rise of artificial intelligence and the automated workforce is boon to some, bane to others.

Barnes is new president of Tennessee Press Association

Eric Barnes, publisher and CEO of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc., has become the next president of the Tennessee Press Association, the trade association for the state’s newspapers.

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Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala. Girl Talk Inc.’s annual evet is held every summer to create awareness of the organization’s mission and involve the community in a fun-filled evening benefit. The gala includes dinner, live entertainment, dancing, silent auction and a fashion show. Friday, 6 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. $75. Information: www.girltalkinc.com/annual-gala

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TCAT students see the future, get prepared

Bryan Rippy, 38, chuckles when he says he’s in the prime of his life. But sharpening his skills is no laughing matter, and he understands the importance of raising his value in the job market.


2-QB system? ‘Whatever helps the team win’

It’s been a long time since Tennessee junior Quinten Dormady shared snaps with another quarterback.


Wallace hired as CRO of PerfectServe

Knoxville-based PerfectServe, a health care integrated communications service, has added Merrie Wallace as its chief revenue officer.


Mayor explains new open data policy

Mayor Madeline Rogero has launched an open data policy for the release and public accessibility of City of Knoxville data.


Maybe Theron should be the new James Bond

Charlize Theron is getting high marks for her work as Lorraine Broughton, MI6 agent, in the action spy thriller “Atomic Blonde.” Some film critics have gone as far as saying Theron’s work in the film elevates her to the top of the list of female action stars. Many are also calling Broughton the female James Bond or John Wick.


Let’s be crystal clear, use jargon sparingly

We tell ourselves that the use of clever, intentional phrasing designed to encapsulate thoughts as succinctly as possible is the perfect communication method. But are we telling ourselves the truth?


A little advice to my younger self

Two interesting things have happened in the past week. First, I was asked the question: “What advice would you give your younger self?” Then, I attended my high school reunion.