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Economy Dec 07Uber to sell self-driving vehicles arm amid pandemic struggles
Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm to Aurora as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Sep 29Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package. Many are worried about how they'll pay for rents, mortgages and food, or for health insurance.
Nation Aug 24Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic
The AP's findings run counter to statements in late June by Susan Bodine, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, who told lawmakers the pandemic was not causing "a significant impact on routine compliance, monitoring and reporting" and that industry wasn't widely…
Economy Aug 20California court rules Uber, Lyft can consider drivers as independent contractors for now
Both companies had threatened to shut down if a ruling went into effect Friday morning that would have forced them to treat all their drivers as employees, a change they said would be impossible to accomplish overnight.
Nation Aug 20Uber and Lyft threaten shutdown in California if state employee law goes into effect
At issue is a decision that could re-shape the so-called gig economy as drivers, delivery workers and others who work for popular apps on an as-needed basis seek improved working conditions and benefits that many in the workforce enjoy.
Economy Aug 19Pandemic shifts how consumers use gig companies, poll shows
The pandemic shuffled the deck for the so-called gig economy as fear of contracting the coronavirus led many who once traveled in shared vehicles to stay home, and grocery delivery services struggled to keep up with demand from people who…
World Aug 03Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy U.S. arm of TikTok
Microsoft is confirming that it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship.
Politics Aug 02Pompeo says Trump to take broad action on Chinese software
President Donald Trump plans to take action on a what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
Economy Jul 06Uber buys Postmates in $2.65 billion deal
The acquisition enables the ride-hailing giant to increase its delivery offerings at a time when the global pandemic has suppressed customers' desire for rides while boosting home delivery needs.
Science May 02Solar, wind energy struggle as coronavirus takes toll
The U.S. renewable energy industry is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed construction, put thousands of skilled laborers out of work and sowed doubts about solar and wind projects on the drawing board.