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Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

Aug. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project...

FILE - Then-Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks May 17, 2017 at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. The state Assembly's chief clerk has released records that show a legislative aide accused Gruszynski of trying to coax her into having sex with him last year. (Adam Wesley/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP, File)

Records: Staffer accused lawmaker of drunken proposition

Aug. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly's chief clerk released records of a legislative aide's sexual harassment complaint against a freshman Democratic lawmaker, months after news organizations sued to gain access to them. The heavily redacted documents include a complaint from a staffer who said Rep....

FILE - A Lyft sign is shown at a shared ride pickup location for automobiles Tuesday, March 24, 2020 jn Detroit. Lyft on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 posted a loss of $437.1 million for the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak meant few people were looking to use its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

Aug. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft posted a loss of $437.1 million during the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak led many people to stay home and few were eager to use its ride-hailing service. The San Francisco-based company's revenue slumped to $339.3 million in the April-June quarter, down 61% from the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Stalling by PIAA and Wolf on fall sports leaves schools, students in limbo The Citizen's Voice Aug. 7 Facing a decision of monumental importance to students, schools and parents, Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania...

Official paid $95,000 to run unemployment agency for 75 days

Aug. 12, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A retired state administrator was paid almost $95,000 to run the Arizona Department of Economic Security for 75 days as the agency worked to process a crush of unemployment claims. Tom Betlach ran the agency from March 20 through June 3 as it struggled to reprogram its computer system to...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors display banners in support of the bill during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California newspaper companies would have two more years to comply with a state law requiring them to treat newspaper delivery people like employees rather than contractors, under a bill that took its first step in the Legislature on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California could give newspapers a 2-year labor law reprieve

Aug. 11, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California newspaper companies would have two more years to comply with a state law requiring them to treat newspaper delivery people like employees instead of contractors, under a bill that took its first step in the Legislature on Tuesday. The same bill would require state...

Nautilus, HD Supply rise; Uber, Inovio fall

Aug. 11, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Uber Technologies Inc., down $1.06 to $31.21. A judge ordered the ride-hailing giant and its competitor Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees, not independent contractors. Occidental Petroleum Corp., down $1.32 to...

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, a California judge ordered ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees, not contractors. It's the first ruling in what is expected to be a drawn-out legal battle over implementation of a new state law relating to the gig economy. The companies will likely appeal the ruling, which would delay its implementation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

California judge rules Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

Aug. 10, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits like overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for workers who make up much of the freewheeling...

Zillow, Stamps.com rise; Uber, Illumina fall

Aug. 7, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Zillow Group Inc., up $8.34 to $79.76. The online real estate marketplace reported results that were far ahead of analysts' forecasts as more people looked for homes online during the pandemic. Uber Technologies Inc., down $1.81...

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2019 file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter of 2020 as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Its food delivery business grew as more people ordered in, but that growing part of its business didn’t turn a profit.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Uber lost $1.8B in 2Q as riders stayed home and ordered in

Aug. 6, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. It's pinning its hopes in part on its booming food-delivery business, but that bustling corner of...