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Doug Sovern
June 06, 2019 - 12:08 pm
The state of California is fining Tesla Motors and its janitorial service for not carrying workers compensation insurance for its custodians. The electric car company is also under investigation for not paying them overtime.
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First Chick-fil-A store in Manhattan, one day before opening for business Oct.2, 2015
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Megan Goldsby
June 06, 2019 - 11:30 am
Chick-fil-A's plans to hatch a new location of its fast-food restaurants in Redwood City has run afoul of a San Mateo politician who dislikes the company's anti-LGBTQ politics.
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PG&E generators in Calistoga have elicited complaints from residents who say they're too loud.
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Jeffrey Schaub
June 06, 2019 - 10:24 am
Residents and business owners in this wine country town are complaining about deafening noise produced by power generators brought in by PG&E.
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Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, departs a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as part of a Mexican delegation in Washington for talks following trade tariff threats from the Trump Administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials downplayed expectations ahead of the high-level, face-to-face meeting Wednesday between the U.S. and Mexico over President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexican goods flowing into the United States. The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico...
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A passenger in a car summoned by an app.
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Matt Bigler
May 31, 2019 - 9:47 am
State regulators have proposed doubling a planned fee for Uber and Lyft trips from five to 10 cents per ride. The money from the fee would fund California’s new ride-hail services for wheelchair users, which Uber and Lyft don't currently offer in any meaningful way. Uber has only recently begun to...
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CEO of Salesforce.com Marc Benioff speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 30, 2019 - 11:34 pm
Salesforce, the Bay Area tech giant that provides cloud-based software to companies, says it will no longer allow customers that sell guns to use its products.
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Mallory Harcourt is suing Tesla over the allegedly faulty design of its Model X, which she said trapped her in her garage.
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Matt Bigler
May 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Tesla is facing a lawsuit in Alameda County from a family that claims its Model X pinned a pregnant mother in her garage and broke her bones.
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved her bill, AB5 to to tighten the rules for labeling workers as independent contractors rather than employees, Wednesday. The bill now goes to the state Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 29, 2019 - 9:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday. The sweeping bill, which now goes to the Senate, carries new standards...
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 After dropping off passengers at a Broadway play, Johan Nijman, a for-hire driver who runs his own service and also drives for Uber on the side, drives through the West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018 in New York City.
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Susan Leigh Taylor
May 29, 2019 - 11:27 am
Some app drivers are using their time on the road for a potentially lucrative "side hustle" in real estate.
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Atmosphere on the Napa Valley Wine Train at Aloft Hotels Presents Live in the Vineyard on November 13, 2010 in Napa, California.
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Melissa Culross
May 27, 2019 - 11:49 am
California grape growers will receive aid from the federal government to ease the impact of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration and China, but experts say that may not be enough.
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