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Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. Okawa is one of an estimated 1.5 million so-called gig workers who make a living driving people to airports, picking out produce at grocery stores or providing childcare for working parents. But with the pandemic pummeling the global economy and U.S. unemployment reaching heights not seen since the Great Depression, gig workers are clamoring for jobs that often pay less while facing stiff competition from a crush of newly unemployed workers also attempting to patch together a livelihood until the economy recovers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy shopping bags that had to be lugged up countless flights of stairs. And yet even after signing up for several apps, 39-year-old Saori Okawa still wasn't making as...

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill in Sacramento, Calif. California voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data, an extension of a landmark privacy law passed in 2018. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday, June 25, 2020, a measure to amend the law will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Data privacy, other measures qualify for California ballot

Jun. 26, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in this November on whether to expand a landmark data privacy law, alter a decades-old law that limits property taxes on businesses and exempt ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law. They are among 11 measures Secretary of State Alex...

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. California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of misclassifying their workers in California as independent contractors, in the process depriving them of benefits full-time employees enjoy. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California wants judge to force Uber, Lyft to hire drivers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies to hire their drivers as employees. The...

Lyft settles disabled discrimination claims in California

Jun. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyft Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal law when some of its drivers refused to give rides to people using folding walkers or collapsible wheelchairs in the Los Angeles area, the U.S. attorney's office announced Monday. The investigation was launched after a...

Several local artists painted Black Live Matter mural on the street during a Juneteenth 2020 celebration outside the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

More U.S. workers getting Juneteenth off as awareness grows

Jun. 19, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A unprecedented number of U.S. companies are giving employees off for Juneteenth on Friday, raising hopes that the day commemorating the end of slavery could someday become a true national celebration. The momentum could hinge, however, on whether the country's largest employer - the...

Guidelines and exemptions to California's new mask order

Jun. 18, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday began requiring people to wear masks in most indoor spaces and some outdoor ones as it fights the coronavirus. Here are details of the statewide guidance. WHERE AND WHEN ARE MASKS REQUIRED? -- Inside or in line to enter indoor public spaces. -- In hospitals,...

Georgia lawmakers agree to 50-cent fee on ride-hailing trips

Jun. 18, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A bill that would impose a flat tax of 50 cents on trips in Georgia taxis, ride-hailing services and limousines is on its way to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk for his signature or veto. The Senate voted 41-3 to approve a conference report on Thursday that says services such as Uber and Lyft won't...

A woman reacts as she is sprayed with disinfectant inside a chamber as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak before entering a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. As Indonesia's overall virus caseload continues to rise, the capital city has moved to restore normalcy by lifting some restrictions this week, saying that the spread of the virus in the city of 11 million has slowed after peaking in mid-April. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Gold and diamonds lose luster, but garden supply sales shine

Jun. 9, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ LOSING LUSTER: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, the Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is on display in the Audi booth at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.  Auto safety experts are hoping that self-driving vehicles will someday prevent the more than 90% of crashes caused by human mistakes, but a new study finds that may not be the case. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study questions whether self-driving cars will be able to prevent all crashes now blamed on human error. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads completely safe

Jun. 4, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says...

Zoom, Cheesecake Factory rise; HealthEquity, Ambarella fall

Jun. 3, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Zoom Video Communications Inc., up $15.79 to $223.87 The video-conferencing company’s first-quarter financial results and forecasts blew past Wall Street’s expectations on a surge in demand. Microchip Technology...