California Assembly votes to tighten rules on contractors

California 05/29/19, 18:55

California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday.The sweeping bill, which now goes to the Senate, carries new standards defining whether workers are employees or independent ...

Records: Company in Colorado truck crash had brake issues

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:26

The company that owns a semitrailer involved in a fiery pileup that killed four people near Denver had two trucks taken out of service for brake-related issues in the past year, including one about two months before the Colorado crash.Federal records say a March 6 inspection in Texas found that ...

US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

Business 12/11/18, 08:33

U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer — increased 0.1 percent in November ...

Lebanon’s ‘lung’ to Persian Gulf markets choked by politics

World 11/13/18, 01:42

Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets.But lingering disputes between Lebanon and Syria, and political gridlock in Beirut, mean that many Lebanese ...

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