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Intel, American Express fall; Mattel, Boston Beer rise

Oct. 23, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Gilead Sciences Inc., up 12 cents to $60.79. Regulators approved the company's antiviral medication remdesivir, the first drug to treat COVID-19. Mattel Inc., up $1.23 to $14.16. The maker of Barbie and other toys reported earnings...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. A California appeals court has upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law. The decision on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, won't have any immediate impact because it doesn't take effect for at least 30 days, well after the Nov. 3 vote on Proposition 22. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

Oct. 22, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court on Thursday upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law. The...

California court orders Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees, not contractors

Oct. 22, 2020 9:45 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California court orders Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees, not contractors.
FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City.  A small group of Tesla owners is testing the company's “full self driving” system on public roads. But in fine print the company says the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and they still have to be supervised by humans.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Tesla 'full self-driving' vehicles can't drive themselves

Oct. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it. The...

Jen Cox poses for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, after voting early at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The arena, where the NBA's Atlanta Hawks play, is one of many professional sports venues around the country that has opened its doors for voting or other election-related activities. With dozens of voting machines and ample space for social distancing, they provide a safe and efficient way to vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

Oct. 22, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans into efficient and relatively safe polling places. Featuring rows and rows of voting machines, ample space for...

Program connects older adults with drivers in North Carolina

Oct. 17, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — After putting on his mask, Whitey Harwood on Wednesday morning opened the door to a white Kia SUV and climbed in the back seat. He was about to make a trip he’s made countless times — a visit to the VA Medical Center for a doctor’s appointment. Except this time,...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Cruise AV, General Motor's autonomous electric Bolt EV is displayed in Detroit. General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. CEO Dan Ammann says that the Cruise got a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 to let the cars travel on their own.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

Oct. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a statement that the company got a permit Thursday from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to let the cars...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders, foreground center,  gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Palantir Technologies, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shares of data-mining company Palantir jumped 47% to $10.67 on their first day of trading. The company was born 17 years ago with the help of CIA seed money. Palantir isn't selling new shares to raise money. Instead, it's listing existing shares for public trading. (NYSE Photo/Courtney Crow via AP)

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

Sep. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber. Never profitable and dogged by ethical objections for assisting in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Carla Shrive, right, who drives for various gig companies, joined other drivers to support a proposed ballot initiative challenging a recently signed law that makes it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors, in Sacramento, Calif. A battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and big labor could become the most expensive ballot measure on Nov. 3, 2020, in California history. Voters are being asked to decide via Proposition 22 whether to create an exemption to a new state law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Uber, Lyft look to kill California law on app-based drivers

Sep. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees. The battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and labor unions including the...

Seattle to require minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Sep. 30, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle are expected to make the same $16.39 an hour minimum wage as other workers in the city following a vote by city officials supporting new regulations. The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Tuesday on the new pay formula that requires ride-hailing...