California law on rideshare drivers may hurt 'gig economy'

[ad_1] Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California’s move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the so-called “gig economy.” A landmark bill was approved 29-11 late Tuesday in the state senate, with the assembly—which has already approved the measure—expected to send […]

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

[ad_1] Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, receives congratulations from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood after her to give new wage and benefit protections at the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The bill now goes to the governor, who has […]

US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact

[ad_1] A deal announced in July increases fuel economy standards on autos sold in California; these conflicted with a White House plan to freeze mileage standards The US Department of Justice is probing California’s agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards, automakers said Friday, while the Trump administration called on the state to spike […]

DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

[ad_1] When the agreement was first announced in July, it was seen as a direct challenge to the Trump administration’s planned rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which would have held automakers to improve fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The paper’s sources claim the White House did not order the […]

Amazon's self-driving delivery robots head to California

[ad_1] This undated photo provided by Amazon shows a self-driving delivery robot that Amazon is calling Scout. Amazon is expanding the use of its self-driving delivery robots to a second state. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will start delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif. Amazon.com […]