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Slain Uber driver’s family sues company for wrongful death
Posted by: Steve Lash on 2020-10-22
The logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2019. The family of an Uber driver has sued the company after he was killed by a passenger in Oxon Hill. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) The three young children of an Uber driver allegedly killed…
‘Collins’ Law’ one of many starting in Maryland Oct. 1
Posted by: Capital News Service on 2020-09-30
Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III was fatally stabbed at a University of Maryland, College Park, campus bus stop in 2017 while awaiting an Uber with friends. (Capital News Service/Philip Van Slooten) ANNAPOLIS — An update to Maryland’s hate crimes law, named for slain Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, is one of several…
An activist investor crusades against forced arbitration at Tesla
Posted by: Bloomberg on 2020-09-14
Kristin Hull, founder and chief executive officer of Nia Impact Capital, in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2020. (Bloomberg/Marissa Leshnov) When Tesla Inc.’s shareholders gather September 22 for their annual meeting, Kristin Hull will have roughly three minutes to make the case against the company’s use of mandatory arbitration for employee sexual harassment and…
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Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California
Posted by: Associated Press on 2020-08-20
Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft on Thursday are saying they will shut down their California operations if a new law goes into effect overnight which would force both companies to classify their drivers as employees. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) BERKELEY, Calif. — An appeals court has allowed ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to…
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Poll: Pandemic shifts how consumers use gig companies
Posted by: Associated Press on 2020-08-19
When ride-hailing heavyweights Uber and Lyft and delivery giants Grubhub and Instacart began making shared rides and meals available with a few taps on a smartphone, they transformed the way people work, travel and get food delivered to their homes….
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For Uber, the ‘stall game’ averts a reckoning over its driver pay
Posted by: Bloomberg on 2020-08-14
  Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies, speaks during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on Sept. 25, 2019. (BLOOMBERG/BESS ADLER) Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi’s warning that the company may have to temporarily shut down in California is textbook strategy for the ride-hailing giant: When adverse court rulings…
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MPSC to hold public comment session for solar generating facility construction
Posted by: Daily Record Staff on 2020-07-28
The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public comment hearing on the plan by Point Reyes Energy Partners, LLC to build a 19.84 MW solar generating facility in Allegany County. The hearing, to be conducted by Chief Public Utility Law Judge Ryan C. McLean, is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. The…
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Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65B deal
Posted by: Associated Press on 2020-07-06
Uber’s acquisition of Postmates on Monday 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. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) SILVER SPRING — Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates…
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Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens
Posted by: Associated Press on 2020-05-21
More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession….
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Maryland unemployment rises to 607K as fewer file new claims
Posted by: Bryan P. Sears on 2020-05-21
A man looks at the closed sign in front of Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) More than 51,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the last week, according to data released by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The 51,108 first-time claims…

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