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Arizona joins 12 GOP states in ending extra unemployment pay

May. 13, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday joined a growing number of Republican governors who are stopping payment of an extra $300 a week in pay for unemployed workers as a way to force people to return to work. The governor’s action ends of use of federal...

DoorDash sales surged in Q1 even as dining rooms reopen

May. 13, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DoorDash on Thursday reported that its sales nearly tripled in the first three months of the year as demand for food delivery remained elevated even as U.S. restaurants reopened their dining rooms. DoorDash said its revenue surged 198% to $1.1 billion in the January-March...

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers. The disruption of Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and...

Jenner's claim she didn't vote at odds with LA county record

May. 12, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner wants to be governor of California but she took a pass on voting on some of the state's most critical issues last year, from worker rights to taxes and affordable housing to affirmative action. Or did she? In the latest example...

Biden announces Uber, Lyft rides amid July 4 vaccine push

May. 11, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting new efforts to encourage Americans to get COVID-19 shots, including free rides to and from vaccination sites from ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, as the pace of shots nationally declines and he looks to meet his July Fourth...

Spain adopts landmark law to protect 'gig' delivery workers

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain approved a pioneering law Tuesday that gives delivery platforms a mid-August deadline to hire workers currently freelancing for them and that requires transparency of artificial intelligence used to manage workforces. The royal decree passed by the...

Not keen on green: Organic farm criticized for harming land

May. 10, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without a big food company making promises to deliver products from green, sustainable farms. Turning those promises into reality, though, can be complicated. Take Gunsmoke Farms, a vast property that covers 53...

Uber demand jumps as delivery grows, ride-hailing recovers

May. 05, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

Uber saw record demand in the first quarter as its food delivery business grew and ride-hailing began to see some recovery. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday that its bookings jumped 24% to $19.5 billion __ an all-time high __ in the January-March period....

Biden repeals Trump-era rule on gig workers

May. 05, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration nullified a Trump-era rule Wednesday that would have made it easier to classify workers as independent contractors, blocking a change supported by delivery and ride-hailing services. The Labor Department's decision came just two...

LA, San Francisco lead California business reopening pace

May. 04, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco has largely beaten the coronavirus pandemic by avoiding it, while Los Angeles was nearly beaten by it during a deadly winter surge. But both emerged simultaneously Tuesday as the first urban areas in California to reach the...