Report: Automation threatening 80 million US jobs

In this Aug. 21, 2015 photo, a Chinese man works amid orange robot arms at Rapoo Technology factory in southern Chinese industrial boomtown of Shenzhen. Factories in China are rapidly replacing those workers with automation, a pivot that’s encouraged by rising wages and new official directives aimed at helping the country move away from low-cost manufacturing as the supply of young, pliant workers shrinks. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new report says robots are threatening 80 million U.S. jobs. Also, Angie’s List stock is way up  after a buyout offer.

Jane King was on Daybreak Friday morning to talk about those stories and other national and local business headlines.

According to a prominent economist, 80 million jobs are at risk from automation in the coming decade. He says the jobs at risk are also some of the lowest paying jobs.

Watch Jane’s full segment in the video box above.

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