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California Senate passes ride-share bill that has divided Democrats over the future of Uber and Lyft drivers

Former Obama officials have gone to work for Uber and Lyft. With a new rideshare bill, they're pitted against presidential candidates and fresh faces in Congress....

California Senate passes ride-share bill that has divided Democrats over the future of Uber and Lyft drivers

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California Senate passes ride-hail bill that has divided Democrats over the future of Uber and Lyft drivers Former Obama officials have gone to work for Uber and Lyft. With a new ride-hail bill, they're pitted against presidential candidates and fresh faces in Congress....
06:26 2019-09-12

California passes landmark bill to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors The Democrat-led California legislature passed legislation on Wednesday that would require gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their workers as contractors rather than employees, a landmark bill that could set a precedent for an overhaul of ridesharing across the country....
02:26 2019-09-12

California Uber and Lyft drivers rally for bill granting rights to contract workers The two companies have spoken against the legislation, which would classify drivers as employees and enact worker protectionsDozens of drivers for Uber and Lyft attempted to shut down streets in San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding the right to form a union and calling on state governments to pass a ...
05:26 2019-08-28

The Bill That Would Make Uber And Lyft Drivers Employees Isn't Just Making Uber And Lyft Nervous It appears increasingly likely AB5, the California bill that would significantly narrow the definition of an independent contractor in the state and have potentially profound implications on the gig economy, will pass. Last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom voiced his support of the bill, meaning he wo...
19:52 2019-09-06

The Bill That Could Undo Uber Passes California's Senate Appropriations Committee, 5-2 AB5, the contentious California bill that would upend the gig economy model of Uber, Lyft and other tech companies, moved a step closer to becoming a law.Read more......
02:13 2019-08-31

California, Uber and Lyft can find a way to compromise on drivers' benefits Rideshare companies benefit America but shouldn't cheat drivers and passengers. Calling workers contractors costs taxpayers billions a year: Our view       ...
10:26 2019-09-17

Workers Rack Up Another Victory As California Preps to Classify Uber and Lyft Drivers as Employees Rideshare drivers in California turned out in droves in support of a state bill that would classify them as full employees. They walked away this afternoon with another victory in what is and is likely to continue to be a long and ugly fight. Read more......
05:00 2019-07-11

Gavin Newsom signs landmark bill making Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed legislation intended to force "gig economy" businesses such as Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as employees, not contractors. The legislation, AB 5, upends the business model for those companies, forcing them to comply with state and federal r...
23:13 2019-09-18

California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and Lyft The companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors....
02:52 2019-09-10

Uber intends to treat drivers as contractors despite California bill California is likely on the cusp of making gig companies treat independent contractors as employees, but Uber doesn't think the potential law will change its business. In an update, legal chief Tony West maintained that Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) would l......
00:26 2019-09-12

Uber and Lyft Pay Drivers Like Employees to Protest A Bill That Would Make Them Employees A California bill that would classify gig economy workers, such as Uber and Lyft drivers, as employees is currently winding its way through the legislature. AB5, as the bill is known, passed the House in May and is currently being debated in the Senate....
23:52 2019-07-16

California Senate passes bill to tighten 'gig' worker rule The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees....
09:39 2019-09-11

UPDATE 3-California Senate passes bill to tighten 'gig' worker rule The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees....
00:00 2019-09-12

California Senate passes bill to define more gig economy workers as employees California lawmakers voted to pass AB5, a bill that, if signed, would define more gig economy workers as employees rather than independent contractors.Read More...
21:39 2019-09-11

Uber and Lyft Are Recruiting Their Own Drivers to Lobby Against Drivers' Rights “Gig economy” tech companies that rely on armies of “independent contractors” are panicked at a bill being considered in California that could force them to classify their workers as actual employees. Now, they’re busily enlisting their own workers to lobby against... improving the lives of their ow...
22:00 2019-08-29

Uber has proposed a new minimum wage for drivers after years of protests, but it comes with a catch (UBER, LYFT) Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Uber has offered a $21 minimum wage for drivers as it fights against a California bill that could devastate its business. But there's a catch: the wage floor would only apply while drivers are on a ride, which is less than half of their time. Assembly Bill 5 as it's c...
05:00 2019-08-31

Uber And Lyft Take A Lot More From Drivers Than They Say In July, an Uber driver we’ll call Dave—his name has been changed here to protect his identity—picked up a fare in a trendy neighborhood of a major U.S. metropolitan area. It was rush hour and surge pricing was in effect due to increased demand, meaning that Dave would be paid almost twice the re...
20:13 2019-08-26

These Uber and Lyft Drivers Can Tell You in Great Detail How They're Getting Screwed Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers drove in a slow protest caravan in New York City today asking for stronger legal protections, just a week after California passed a bill that could reclassify those “independent contractor” drivers as real employees. An opportune time to hear from the more than 100...
10:26 2019-09-18

Why Uber and Lyft drivers caused rush-hour chaos Hundreds of angry Uber and Lyft drivers created a rush-hour nightmare on two of the city’s busiest highways — the FDR and BQE — Tuesday to protest a new policy they say is taking money out of their pockets. The hacks are furious that their bosses have enacted a measure that will deactivate their app...
12:26 2019-09-18

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Gaming Surge Pricing to Protest Getting Screwed Over on Pay? Despite policies that prohibit the manipulation of rideshare apps, drivers for Uber and Lyft are reportedly working together to coordinate price surges at Reagan National Airport to earn a higher fare.Read more......
18:26 2019-05-21

Uber, Lyft Drivers Face Stiffer Regulations in New York City New York City intends to renew its cap on new for-hire vehicle licenses, part of a push to tighten its rein on Uber and Lyft, and help protect the city’s troubled taxi industry....
08:13 2019-06-13

City bus and train drivers busted moonlighting for Uber and Lyft: report More than a dozen MTA bus and train operators were busted driving for-hire vehicles like Ubers and Lyfts during mandated rest time between shifts, according to a series of 2018 investigations published by the agency’s Inspector General on Wednesday. The IG’s office says it used Taxi and ...
06:39 2019-07-11

Uber and Lyft allegedly paid drivers to rally against employee status There is seemingly no end in sight for Uber and Lyft's ongoing worker status dispute. The raging debate has seen battles in the UK Supreme Court, multimillion-dollar lawsuits, driver strikes and only a few small victories for labor groups. Now, the w......
17:00 2019-07-16

Uber and Lyft Drivers Say They Want to Change Ridesharing's 'Predatory Business Model' California appears to be on the verge of passing AB5, a bill that would make it much harder for companies to classify employees as “independent contractors”—and a bill that scares Uber and Lyft to death. Drivers from those companies wrote in to tell us how being a real live employee would change the...
20:39 2019-09-05

We Think Uber and Lyft's New Surge Fares Screw Drivers and Riders. Help Us Prove It. Uber changed how its surge pricing works last year. Not for riders, but for drivers. The changes have resulted in drivers earning less from surge pricing, but riders are still paying the same inflated costs, with Uber pocketing the difference....
20:39 2019-07-01

Hundreds of protesting Uber, Lyft drivers halt traffic on FDR Drive Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers brought traffic on the FDR Drive to a halt Tuesday morning, in protest over what they say is unfair treatment. The caravan of some 300 drivers began at Navy Street and Park Avenue in Brooklyn under the BQE at 7 a.m. and converged on the FDR towards Gracie Mansion,.....
18:26 2019-09-17

Female drivers feel abandoned by Uber and Lyft after reporting a sexual assault Guardian investigation finds drivers who have experienced range of safety issues say companies offer little to no supportOne month into driving for Lyft around Atlanta, Alicia Dukes was sexually assaulted by a passenger on 21 April after she drove him to a gas station and back to his apartment.“He f...
09:00 2019-06-19

Uber and Lyft pledge $60 million to ballot measure in fight to keep drivers as contractors Uber and Lyft on Thursday pledged $60 million to a California ballot initiative for the 2020 election that would maintain the status of their drivers as contract workers....
05:52 2019-08-30

DoorDash is under fire for its controversial tipping policy. We asked Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other gig-economy startups how much of your tips go directly to their workers (UBER, LYFT) Katie Canales/Business Insider DoorDash is under fire for an opaque tipping system that customers are saying is misleading. In some cases, tips count toward the company's guaranteed minimum pay for orders, instead of being added on top of the check total. A company spokesperson told Business Insi...
16:26 2019-07-23

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike Alongside Fast Food Workers in LA, Demand $30 Minimum Wage Around 100 rideshare drivers protested their working conditions this afternoon in Los Angeles, engaging in a “take over” of an Uber Hub, before joining up with a contingent of fast food workers from McDonald’s who were striking for the right to unionize. Read more......
03:39 2019-05-24

Home flippers hire Uber and Lyft drivers to scout properties in a pricey housing market Competition is so fierce in the home flipping market that some investors are hiring Uber and Lyft drivers to help them scour a wider territory for possible properties....
20:00 2019-06-07

Uber, Lyft Poised to Lose Fight Against California Measure The proposed bill would force ride-sharing companies Uber Technologies and Lyft to reclassify many drivers as full-time employees, likely upending their business model....
11:26 2019-09-10

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Threaten Ballot Fight Over California Gig-Worker Law The battle over a California bill that could upend the business models of companies that rely on gig workers intensified when three companies threatened to spend a combined $90 million on a ballot measure if a deal can’t be reached this year....
11:00 2019-08-30

Uber and Lyft prepare $60 million fight against worker classification bill The fight over whether rideshare drivers should be classified as employees and therefore be eligible for benefits continues. The latest battleground is California, where a worker classification bill is currently being debated by lawmakers. Uber and L......
16:39 2019-08-30

Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could get better pay under proposed law Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.       ...
19:00 2019-07-17

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls A bill to crack down on unwanted robocalls sailed through the Senate on Thursday, adding to a push by Congress to defeat the growing problem of phone scams and nuisance calls....
04:26 2019-05-24

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash Pledge $90 Million to Fight Driver Legislation in California A state proposal, Assembly Bill 5, could give working drivers more employee rights. The companies said they were willing to start a ballot initiative to thwart it....
07:00 2019-08-30

Uber won’t reclassify drivers as employees, despite California’s AB5 ruling Uber has said it has no plans to reclassify its vast army of drivers as employees, in light of the the gig workers’ rights bill passed in the California Senate yesterday. “We continue to believe drivers are properly classified as independent, and because we’ll continue to be responsive to what the v...
15:52 2019-09-12

Anti-robocall bill passes almost unanimously in the Senate Senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill to combat robocalls. They voted 97-1 to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which would empower law enforcement to tackle robocallers, and bump up civil penalties to as......
22:26 2019-05-23

US Senate passes $4.6bn border funding bill – as it happened GOP-led Senate passes bill with strong bipartisan support, while Republican senators urge investigation of Trump sexual assault allegationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.08pm BST OK everybody, it’s been real. But now it’s time for the first of the 2020 DNC presidential prima...
19:00 2019-06-27

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans . Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone ...
21:26 2019-05-23

Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill, 97-2 The Senate passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 by a vote of 97-2 , virtually funding health care for 9/11 victims and first responders for life....
22:26 2019-07-23

Uber claims new California law still won't force it to classify drivers as employees A top Uber executive attempted to defuse concerns about a potential existential threat to its business shortly after lawmakers in California approved a new bill that will make it more difficult for employers in the state to classify workers as independent contractors....
08:52 2019-09-12

Senate passes bill ensuring 9/11 victims fund will never run out of money House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Entert...
12:39 2019-07-24

Senate passes bill to fix tax hike on Gold Star families The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to fix a quirk in the tax code that resulted in Gold Star families seeing huge tax increases on the federal benefits they received....
20:01 2019-05-21

Senate Passes Bill That Would Slap Robocallers With Fine of Up to $10,000 Per Call In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate approved a bill that would hinder robocalls and ramp up penalties for scammers who make illegal robocalls. Read more......
03:39 2019-05-24

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to deal with crisis in Venezuela A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction....
00:00 2019-05-23

Uber’s Future May Depend On Convincing the World Drivers Aren’t Part of its ‘Core Business’ Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law threatens to upend its source of cheap labor, Uber is pointing to the w...
19:13 2019-09-12

Pelosi under pressure after Senate passes bipartisan border funding bill The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill to cope with the massive surge in illegal immigrants along the border, but the bipartisan measure differs from a more progressive bill the House passed on Tuesday....
03:52 2019-06-28

Senate passes bipartisan spending bill, avoids looming shutdown The Senate passed a budget and debt limit deal on Thursday that the Trump administration and leaders from both parties agreed to, but that left hardline fiscal conservatives worried for the future....
20:00 2019-08-01

House passes Senate border aid bill, sends to Trump for signature The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Senate-passed bill providing $4.6 billion to address a surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature after Democrats abandoned efforts to add additional migrant protections....
04:13 2019-06-28

House passes bill to protect election systems, but Senate passage is unlikely The House passed a bill that would require states to strengthen their voting systems from hacking. Known as the SAFE Act (HR 2722), the chamber approved the bill by a party-line vote of 225-184. Only one Republican -- Rep. Brian Mast of Florida -- vo......
04:39 2019-06-28

Senate passes Bill C-69, which overhauls review of major projects, like pipelines Bill C-69 sets up the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada as the authority to assess projects for impacts on public health, the economy, the environment and other factors....
12:39 2019-06-21

U.S. House passes $15 minimum wage bill — now faces Republican-led Senate Even though the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-led Senate, or being signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump, the outcome pushes the phased-in rate to the forefront as the new standard....
02:52 2019-07-19

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian anti-abortion legislation, Illinois is stepping up with a strong bill to protect the “fundamental right” to have an abortion....
18:26 2019-06-01

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Expanding 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund (WASHINGTON) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democrat...
22:39 2019-07-23

Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation....
04:13 2019-07-18

9/11 victims' fund bill passes Senate, ending months of doubts for 'ecstatic' first responders The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, fulfilling a pledge made by President Trump and ending months of uncertainty as the fund rapidly depleted....
02:39 2019-07-24

UPDATE 1-Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation. The two reactors in Ohio, Davis-Besse and Perry, are owned by FirstEnergy Solutions, which ha...
04:13 2019-07-18

California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy With the bill’s passage, California’s ride-hailing drivers, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others are set to be reclassified as employees and not contractors....
06:52 2019-09-11

California passes bill that would allow college players to make money Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legislation to let student athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, that could jeopardize the athlet...
21:00 2019-09-10

California passes landmark gig workers’ rights bill — here’s what that means California legislators on Tuesday approved a landmark bill that would consider contractors for companies like Uber and Lyft as “employees.” The state Senate voted in favor of the bill — dubbed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) — that would ensure gig economy workers in companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash ar...
15:13 2019-09-11

California passes landmark gig economy workers’ rights bill Law would make it more difficult for firms such as Uber to deny workers are employees Lawmakers in California have passed a landmark bill that would make it much more difficult for companies such as Uber and Lyft to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.The bill, which pa...
13:13 2019-09-11

California passes landmark bill to reclassify gig economy workers California lawmakers passed a landmark bill that will make it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, ensuring them greater benefits and protections....
14:26 2019-09-11

Elon Musk's flamethrower incenses New York lawmakers. State Senate passes bill banning the weapon New York's Senate passed a bill to make possession of a flamethrower for recreational use a crime, calling out Elon Musk and the Boring Company....
20:13 2019-06-21

Lyft sees ride-hailing price war easing, sending Uber and Lyft shares up Lyft Inc on Wednesday said a price war with rival Uber was easing, boosting shares of both companies and allowing Lyft to raise its outlook for the year and forecast a faster path to profitability....
06:13 2019-08-08

California Assembly Passes Historic Bill on Cops’ Use of Deadly Force On Wednesday afternoon, the California Assembly passed A.B. 392, taking the state one step closer to a new national standard for police use of force....
23:52 2019-05-29

Gig economy: California bill granting employee status passes assembly Uber and Lyft drivers, considered contract workers, could be entitled to protections and benefits if the bill is signedThe state assembly in California passed legislation on Wednesday that would require employers to recognize hundreds of thousands of gig workers as employees and could have far-reach...
04:39 2019-05-30

California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from some families of victims of police shootings who said compromises in the bill’s language watered down the legislation....
08:26 2019-05-30

Senate Democrats introduce bill to end family separations at border Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday calling for the end of family separations at the U.S. border with Mexico, as well as bolstering health and safety protections for children and families....
04:00 2019-07-12

California Assembly passes bill that brings state to verge of rules showdown with NCAA The California Assembly passed a bill that would allow college athletes to more easily make money off their own likeness beginning in 2023.       ...
10:00 2019-09-10

Uber Vows to Keep Fighting a Sweeping California Labor Bill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling a...
19:13 2019-09-12

House Democrats set the stage for a $17 billion showdown with Senate over defense policy bill DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: The tough work of nailing down the final provisions of the annual defense policy bill known as the NDAA begins in earnest this afternoon in the House, as the Rules Committee meets to begin sorting out the 600-plus amendments for consideration by the full House....
14:00 2019-07-09

Traders have a $1.5 billion bet riding against Uber (UBER, LYFT) Carlo Allegri/Reuters Short-sellers have ramped up their bets against Uber to $1.5 billion. Borrowing of Uber shares has surged by more than 160% in the past two weeks, to 36 million shares from 13.6 million. The value of short positions in Uber has passed the value of those in Lyft for the first t...
21:13 2019-05-28

California passes college athlete 'fair pay' bill Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor this week. (Sept. 13)       ...
04:39 2019-09-14

Divided House passes election security legislation over Republican objections The bill would require that voting machines produce a paper record and would dedicate money for the improvements after Russian interference in the 2016 election....
23:52 2019-06-27

Lyft Still Desperately Wants Its Own Drivers to Oppose AB5 A contentious bill that puts a stake into the heart of the worker misclassification schemes buoying Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and other overvalued gig work platforms, has passed the California Senate. As predicted, this hasn’t stopped these companies from continuing to undermine this threatening legisla...
20:00 2019-09-11

Uber And Lyft Don't Have A Right To Exist On Wednesday, Uber and Lyft released a new petition against Assembly Bill 5, the California bill about to be debated in the Senate that, if passed, would almost certainly result in gig economy workers being designated as employees in the state rather than independent contractors. Uber and Lyft fear ...
19:52 2019-08-30

Lyft offers free EV charging to Portland drivers Lyft might have a way to recruit more EV drivers: top up their cars for free. The ridesharing service has teamed up with Portland General Electric to offer free EV charging in the Oregon city's metro area to eligible drivers from July 1st onward. T......
03:52 2019-06-02

Parents, would you let your kid ride an Uber or Lyft by themselves? Uber and Lyft state that kids under 18 can't ride without being accompanied by an adult. Some do anyway, even with parental permission.       ...
22:00 2019-09-04

Lyft and Uber Earnings: What to Watch The ride-hailing competitors are set to report their second quarterly earnings since their initial public offerings this week. The reception thus far hasn’t been great: both companies are trading well below their IPO prices....
12:52 2019-08-07

NYC extends its cap on Uber and Lyft vehicles New York City will cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on its streets for another year. Today, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted to extend the cap it approved last summer, which limits the number of for-hire-vehicles that can ope......
03:26 2019-08-08

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States. Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock market....
22:26 2019-05-21

Students: Know the rules of the road before your Uber or Lyft summer gig Driving for Uber or Lyft could be an ideal way for college students to earn some summer cash. Here are some rules of the road they should know first.       ...
13:52 2019-06-13

De Blasio plans to make NYC’s cap on Uber, Lyft permanent City Hall is putting the cap on Uber and Lyft — again. With the daily app-based for-hire vehicle trips nearing 800,000 per day, Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to permanently suspend the issuance of new licenses, a limit passed by the City Council in August. The city also wants to reduce the amount...
20:39 2019-06-12

Uber and Lyft's poor performance is a 'big advantage' for IPO investors, says pro Uber and Lyft's trajectories as newly public companies are a boon for the buy side of the IPO market, says Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith....
17:26 2019-09-08

Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Compete with Google Maps For Some Reason When you’re trying to figure out how to get somewhere, the odds are pretty good your first move is opening Google Maps. But Uber and Lyft each want to change that. To them I say: good luck....
02:13 2019-07-20

This brilliant free app tells you if it’s cheaper to take Uber or Lyft Doug Feigelson’s app Anyride has been out for a few months now, which means it’s still new enough that you might not have heard of it or become aware of it yet. But if you’re a frequent Uber or Lyft rider, you’ll definitely want to take note, because the app offers a one-stop...
02:00 2019-06-05

There's a Good Chance Your Uber or Lyft Hasn't Gone In For Its Recalls Uber and Lyft are bad at recalls, Tesla is still sliding, Maven is packing up in some markets, and Toyota is playing games, all in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, May 21, 2019....
17:13 2019-05-21

The top tech IPOs this year have outperformed the S&P 500, despite Uber and Lyft Thanks to the performance of Beyond Meat, investors who focus on venture-backed tech IPOs have done well this year despite some notable disappointments....
16:39 2019-09-14

No Lyft for Uber shares after results fall short Shares of Uber Inc fell 10% in early trading on Friday after the ride-hailing service missed most Wall Street targets in its quarterly earnings report, in sharp contrast to upbeat numbers from U.S. rival Lyft Inc a day earlier....
15:39 2019-08-09

To Fox or not to Fox? 2020 Democrats divided over appearing on network Buttigieg won plaudits on the rightwing channel; Warren was hailed for avoiding it. The dilemma has broad implicationsTo Fox or not to Fox? That is the question for Democrats running for president in 2020.In recent weeks, Senator Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have made a compelling case fo...
13:52 2019-05-29

Democrats are divided: Work with Republicans — or wage war against them? The presidential candidates disagree on whether voters want someone who can bring the country together or a leader who will steamroll the other side....
06:52 2019-05-31

Democrats divided on sanctuary city initiative TUCSON — The fall campaign is underway. On Tucson’s sanctuary city initiative, Democrats are divided. “It’s been difficult,” Pima County Democratic Party Chair Alison Jones said. “Ideally we’d like to be on the same page all the time.” The local party ...
22:26 2019-09-16

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft say they help cut down on vehicle congestion, but a new analysis of San Francisco traffic found they did the opposite over a six year period...
15:39 2019-05-21

Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership: industry experts Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are expected to alter the state of car ownership towards subscription-based services and shared ownership, auto industry experts said at a conference on Wednesday....
02:39 2019-05-23

Signs of price truce push Lyft, Uber higher Lyft Inc's hints that its cut-throat rivalry with U.S. ride-hailing rival Uber Inc is easing may prove bad news for customers but it sent shares in both companies sharply higher on Thursday....
15:00 2019-08-08

NYC Extends Cap on Uber and Lyft Vehicles, Institutes New Rules on 'Cruising' Almost a year ago to the day, New York City made the historic move to freeze the number of rideshare vehicles on its roads, a move meant to reduce congestion and forward the city’s Vision Zero safety initiative. Today the Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to extend the cap—and pass new rules to li...
23:39 2019-08-07

Lyft and Uber to Post Earnings Amid Legislation Concerns The ride-hailing rivals are set to report their second quarterly earnings since their initial public offerings. The reception thus far hasn’t been great: both companies are trading well below their IPO prices....
02:39 2019-08-08

Loophole Allows NYC Uber and Lyft Cars to Pollute More Than Yellow Cabs New York City’s yellow cabs are iconic of the city itself, though many locals like myself prefer the cost and ease of ridesharing apps like Lyft. Turns out, however, that the yellow cabs can keep the air cleaner than ridesharing vehicles....
21:26 2019-05-30

Democrats divided as pressure to impeach builds: ‘What are you waiting for?’ Dozens of Democrats have called for Trump impeachment proceedings in wake of Mueller’s report – but Pelosi has remained steadfast in opposing an inquiryIn the House of Representatives the apparently frustrated Democratic congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, had one question for the leadership of h...
15:52 2019-06-30

New York City can ban ads inside Uber, Lyft vehicles: U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."...
01:52 2019-07-17

This app makes it easy to compare Uber and Lyft fares in real-time Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. In her hit anthem Friday, a 13-year-old Rebecca Black sang about the torture of not knowing where to sit on the way to school. “Kickin’ in the front seat. Sittin’...
19:52 2019-05-30

Florida Residents Can Get a Free Uber or Lyft Ride to a Dorian Shelter If you’re located in an area of Florida that has been impacted by Hurricane Dorian, both Lyft and Uber are offering free rides both to and from local shelters....
04:39 2019-09-03

Slack's Direct Listing Makes Uber and Lyft Look Like Absolute Chumps In its first day on the New York Stock Exchange, workplace messaging company Slack leapt over 50-percent above its reference price of $26 per share despite employing an unusual, less costly strategy to debut on the market. The past few hours of trading have sent Slack’s total value soaring to $23.1 ...
22:52 2019-06-20

Should Uber Bar Felons From Becoming Drivers? The tight U.S. labor market is pushing more employers to consider hiring nontraditional candidates, including some with criminal records. That is intensifying debates about safety, fairness and likelihood of success....
09:26 2019-05-22

Democrats Are Determined to Spotlight Trump’s Misdeeds, but Remain Divided on How House Democrats, returning from a weeklong recess, see an opening to focus public attention on presidential misconduct, but they are split over impeachment....
17:39 2019-06-02

Lyft rises after Uber's CEO shows optimism about competition on the company's first earnings call Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi echoed his rival's optimism about the direction of the ride-sharing market on the company's first earnings call....
20:13 2019-05-31

UPDATE 2-New York City can ban ads inside Uber, Lyft vehicles -U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."...
01:00 2019-07-17

County elections official drove for Uber, Lyft during work hours: comptroller The Democratic elections commissioner of upstate Onondaga County has been accused of driving for ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft during his regular business hours, according to reports. Republican county Comptroller Matthew Beadnell leveled the allegation against Dustin Czarny, who he said spent...
18:52 2019-09-10

Lyft hikes revenue forecast as price war with Uber eases, ridership rises The ride-hailing company reported a sharply wider net loss in the second quarter but said ridership and revenue per rider rose during the period. ...
01:13 2019-08-08

Lyft raises forecast for 2019 as price war with Uber eases, ridership rises Lyft Inc posted a robust jump in revenue on Wednesday in its second-quarter results, allowing the ride-hailing company to lift its forecasts as more riders used the service and price competition with rival Uber eased....
22:39 2019-08-07

A fight among candidates on the debate stage revealed Democrats are more divided on immigration than it might seem Rebecca Cook/Reuters Things got heated on the debate stage in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday as 2020 Democrats discussed immigration. The exchanges revealed there's more of a divide on the issue of immigration among Democrats than they let on, as they generally focus on attacking President Donald Tr...
03:00 2019-08-01

Uber could give you the option to ‘favorite’ drivers Uber might be developing a feature that lets riders add drivers as a "favorite" so they can ride with them again in the future. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed the potential app addition on Monday, noting that Uber was apparently testing th......
18:00 2019-05-29

Battle of the airport commute: CNBC tests Lyft vs Uber Copter, Blade helicopter in race to JFK Few things are more annoying than suffering through the traffic that plagues the notoriously unpredictable ride to one of NYC's airports. Here's what it's like to bypass it all with an on-demand chopper: Blade vs Uber in a race to JFK....
04:26 2019-08-20

Uber and Lyft close at record lows as investors lose faith in ride-sharing companies Shares of Uber and Lyft fell to fresh lows on Tuesday, posting their lowest close ever, as the ride-hailing companies face growing skepticism from investors....
23:52 2019-09-03

Uber's next business idea: Lending money to drivers Uber is reportedly looking into offering loans directly to drivers, according to a report from Recode. The ride sharing company recently sent out an in-app survey to some drivers that indicated the company is starting to build a "new financial produc......
16:13 2019-09-07

Uber: Drivers tell us through focus groups and surveys they don’t want to be employees Uber agrees workers must be protected. We’ve proposed a progressive approach to ensure security and flexibility, writes chief legal officer Tony West       ...
10:26 2019-09-17

Uber, Indian Oil To Offer Fuel Discounts To Drivers Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced it is partnering with state-run Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL) to offer discounts to drivers on petrol, diesel and CNG at IOCL petrol pumps across India....
10:13 2019-05-31

Uber to limit drivers' app access to comply with NYC regulation Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences....
23:52 2019-09-16

Uber expands Pro perks globally, but drivers would probably prefer better pay Uber is bringing its driver-focused Uber Pro service to international markets, including Mexico and India, following a series of pilot programs.Read More...
19:52 2019-07-02

Senate passes massive 2-year budget deal The Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal and sent it to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature, putting an end to the threat of a debt crisis this fall and easing the path toward funding the government past Sept. 30. The vote was 67-28, with a majority of Senate Republicans supp...
00:00 2019-08-04

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, but without the extra funds to address a migrant surge at the border that President Donald Trump had requested....
23:26 2019-05-23

New York Senate passes ban on Elon Musk's Not-A-Flamethrower If you live in New York state and bought one of The Boring Company's Not-A-Flamethrowers, you probably want to get rid of it shortly. The state's Senate recently passed a bill that bans the possession of a flamethrower for recreational purposes, and......
21:52 2019-06-21

Brazil court rules Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees A Brazilian high court has ruled that Uber drivers are not employees of the mobile ride-hailing company, a decision that bolsters its business model in its second-largest market....
08:26 2019-09-05

Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman rules Transport Workers Union says the decision will be devastating for workers in the gig economyThe ridehailing company Uber does not directly employ its drivers, the Fair Work Ombudsman has said, because drivers have control over “whether, when, and for how long they perform work”.The decision comes af...
13:39 2019-06-07

Government Asks Uber India To Take Action Against Erring Drivers The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has asked Uber India to take action against erring drivers after a disability rights activist alleged he was "treated horribly" by two drivers of the......
21:00 2019-07-03

20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps Ints Kalnins/Reuters Uber improved margins by cutting driver pay, writes an industry expert in American Affairs. Drivers for ride-sharing services have reportedly required food stamps and slept in their cars. One study found average monthly pay from ride-sharing apps declined by half between 2013 a...
14:01 2019-06-08

Investors are hiring Uber drivers to scout houses to flip CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Uber drivers are getting paid to scout potential properties for investors as the house flipping market fizzles....
09:26 2019-06-08

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up ...
00:26 2019-06-15

Uber adds 'Comfort' tier for extra legroom and silent drivers Uber is adding a new ride option that aims to make your journey a more personal and relaxed affair. Uber Comfort is an upgrade on the everyday ride, and ensures you have extra legroom in a newer, mid-size car, where you can make advance requests rela......
16:13 2019-07-09

Joined by Pete Buttigieg, Drivers Blockade Roadway Outside Uber Headquarters To a steady beat of whistles, car horns, and “AB5 and a union!” hundreds of rideshare drivers amassed outside Uber’s corporate headquarters in San Fransisco this afternoon. For over an hour, Market Street has slowed to a crawl, choked by the cars of for-hire vehicle drivers. Read more......
00:00 2019-08-28

Senate passes bipartisan budget deal hailed by Donald Trump WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bipartisan budget package Thursday that was hailed by President Trump but sharply criticized by fiscal hawks in his own party. Defense spending will see a $22 billion bump in the next fiscal year — up to $738 billion — and increase to $740.5 million the following yea...
22:13 2019-08-01

Senate passes massive budget deal that lifts the debt ceiling The Senate passed Thursday a massive budget deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding....
04:52 2019-08-02

Senate Passes Two-Year Spending Deal That Suspends Debt Ceiling A two-year agreement to raise federal spending and at the same time lift the government’s borrowing limit will go to the president’s desk after it passed the Senate with more Democrats voting for it than Republicans....
20:13 2019-08-01

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
06:13 2019-06-28

Senate passes border spending package, setting up fight with House Both the Senate and House have now passed legislation delivering billions of dollars to address the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border. But lawmakers have no agreement on how to reconcile those bills before a recess set to start on Friday.The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency sp...
22:39 2019-06-27

US Senate Passes Proposal To Give India The Same Status As 'NATO Ally' The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America's NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation....
11:00 2019-07-02

Lili Reinhart warns travelers about fake Uber drivers after her own airport experience "Trust your gut. It could save you," the "Riverdale" actress tweeted after refusing to get in a car at the airport that lacked ride-share signage.        ...
20:26 2019-06-04

Uber co-founder buys record-breaking LA mansion for $72.5m as drivers fight for wages Los Angeles sees a spike in the homelessness population while homes the size of football fields are selling for more than $100m Two massive luxury real estate deals in Los Angeles have shone a harsh light on the wealth gap in a region where tens of thousands of people live on the streets while mansi...
00:39 2019-07-03

Uber loses $1 billion in Q1 2019 as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spent heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses.Read More...
20:26 2019-05-31

Uber loses $1 billion in quarter as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company....
04:26 2019-05-31

Wisconsin Senate passes four abortion-restricting bills that Gov. Evers has vowed to veto Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate passed four abortion-restricting bills Wednesday, sending them to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers who has promised to veto them....
13:00 2019-06-06

State Senate passes limo-safety bills after deadly upstate crash The state Senate on Thursday passed a slate of bills aimed at preventing fatal limo crashes like the upstate disaster that left 20 dead in October. The proposals — which are still pending in the Assembly — create stricter licensing and safety requirements while also jacking up fines and penalties fo...
00:52 2019-06-07

Senate Passes Budget and Debt Deal, President Trump Promises to Sign (WASHINGTON) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his...
23:00 2019-08-01

Senate passes resolutions blocking Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia, others The Senate on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates to sell the Middle East countries $8.1 billion in arms, but Trump may still have the last say....
21:26 2019-06-20

Lok Sabha Passes Bill On Dam Safety A bill seeking to set up an institutional mechanism for surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of specified dams across the country was passed by Lok Sabha on Friday with the Centre......
19:26 2019-08-02

California Lyft driver accused of raping intoxicated passenger: report A Lyft driver in San Mateo, Calif., is accused of raping an intoxicated passenger early Saturday morning after police said he brought the woman from a bar back to his home during a trip, a report said....
09:13 2019-08-12

California Lyft driver opens fire in shootout after 2 men tried robbing him, police say Police in California are looking for two suspects who allegedly shot a Lyft driver early Sunday morning after the driver shot at the men who held him up, according to a local report....
10:39 2019-09-16

The car tire of the future will be eco-friendly, 'talk' to drivers and fix their own flats Tire manufacturer's are reshaping — quite literally — your car's tires in ways aimed at yielding improved safety, performance, fuel economy and more....
00:52 2019-08-06

Louisiana passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill Louisiana's legislature passed a bill Wednesday banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, joining a growing list of conservative states in a push to tighten restrictions on the procedure in recent week...
03:00 2019-05-30

‘A great job done by all’, Trump says after $4.6B border bill passes The bipartisan legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children....
06:00 2019-06-28

NY passes bill to let Congress see Trump's state tax returns Legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump's state tax returns is almost a reality, now that the New York State Assembly and Senate passed bills that would allow them to do so....
22:39 2019-05-22

Congress passes $19.1B disaster aid bill after months of fighting The House approved a multibillion dollar disaster aid bill on Monday, sending the measure to President Trump’s desk after months of fighting over the bill by the president and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers passed the $19.1 billion spending bill by a 354-58 vote, with 130 Republicans joining eve...
08:52 2019-06-04

Maine passes bill legalizing assisted suicide Legislators in Maine on Tuesday voted to legalize assisted suicide – but the state’s governor hasn’t yet committed to signing the bill into law. Democrat Gov. Janet Mills has 10 days to make a decision on the bill that would allow doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients a fatal dose...
06:39 2019-06-05

If Hong Kong extradition bill passes, what will happen? Hong Kong's government will discuss its bill on Wednesday, but hundreds protested Tuesday night – they feel Hong Kong's independence is in danger.        ...
04:00 2019-06-12

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans. The bipartisan bill, approved 417-3, also makes it easier for workers to transfer retirement plans when they chan...
21:26 2019-05-23

Rajasthan Assembly Passes Anti-Lynching Bill The Rajasthan legislative assembly on Monday passed a Bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to those convicted in cases of mob lynching leading to victim's death....
23:52 2019-08-05

Fed up ridesharing drivers nevertheless have questions about California legislative fix California’s passage of a bill to force “gig economy” companies such as Uber and Lyft to classify all workers as employees rather than contractors is drawing a wary and divided reaction from the drivers for those companies. Even those generally supportive of the legislation don't necessarily see it ...
17:26 2019-09-12

Why Are These Democrats Too Good for the Senate? Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?...
23:26 2019-08-16

House passes bipartisan bill to stop illegal robocalls The House has just passed a bipartisan bill created to put a stop to all the annoying and disruptive robocalls you get. Introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act......
10:00 2019-07-25

U.S. House passes bill to repeal drilling in Alaska refuge The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reverse a 2017 law that allows oil and gas drilling in part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which conservationists say is one of the last pristine regions on Earth....
20:26 2019-09-12

House passes bill to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund WASHINGTON — The House passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill to permanently fund cash payments for first responders, their families and others who were sickened at Ground Zero. The House voted 402-12 to advance legislation named after three 9/11 first responders who died from cancer-related ...
22:01 2019-07-12

House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-controlled House on Thursday passed legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ​but it’s not expected to find any support in the GOP-majority Senate. ​Approval by a 231-199 vote came after Democratic moderates and liberals ​worked out a compromise to increase it to $15 f...
23:39 2019-07-18

Rajya Sabha Passes Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha in the Parliament. The bill has been passed with three government amendments and will have to go back to the Lok Sabha. The Motor......
19:52 2019-07-31

House passes bill to thwart 2020 ballot box hacking U.S. states would get $600 million in federal grants to secure voting machines from cyber attacks under legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, with the money to be spent quickly so that upgraded equipment is in place by the Nov. 3, 2020 national elections....
04:13 2019-06-28

Congress passes $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, sends to Trump The U.S. Congress on Monday approved legislation providing $19.1 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States including Puerto Rico, sending it to President Donald Trump for signing into law....
01:39 2019-06-04

Jon Stewart: House passes 9/11 victims compensation bill, but 'none of us feel like the job is done' The House of Representatives' reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is an achievement but not the end of activists' work, according to Jon Stewart....
22:26 2019-07-12

U.S. Congress passes $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, sends to Trump The U.S. Congress on Monday approved legislation providing $19.1 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, sending it to President Donald Trump to sign into law....
04:13 2019-06-04

A Taste of Home for California’s Punjabi Truck Drivers Punjabi Dhaba, reminiscent of no-frills roadside restaurants in India and Pakistan, is another example of how Bakersfield and its tastes have grown alongside its immigrant work force....
21:26 2019-08-26

Uber To California: Make Us AB5, the California bill that would codify a state Supreme Court ruling putting in place a strict test for whether a worker classifies as an independent contractor and has potentially profound implications on the ridehail industry, is awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature to become law. But th...
23:13 2019-09-11

New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle....
04:26 2019-05-23

New York Passes Bill To Give Driving Licence To Illegal Immigrants Illegal immigrants to the United States would be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday, and a representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo......
05:13 2019-06-18

House passes bill offering 2 million migrants a chance at citizenship Measure to protect Dreamers and others stands little chance of passing but highlights Democrats’ push for immigration reformDemocrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House on Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migra...
07:26 2019-06-05

Kashmir under military lockdown as India passes bill to strip statehood Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan and divided between them. Two of the three wars the nuclear-armed neighbours have fought since their independence from British rule were over Kashmir....
07:39 2019-08-07

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate....
02:13 2019-07-19

New York passes bill allowing Congress access to Trump’s tax returns ALBANY — The tax filings of President Trump and all public elected officials in New York will be fair game for congressional Democrats under a new law. The state Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that allows the state Department of Taxation and Finance to release tax returns of thousands of N...
23:26 2019-05-22

Extreme abortion bill passes state legislature. Somehow, the uproar is missing When Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri passed pro-life legislation earlier this month, it consumed the news cycle. But when the Illinois House of Representatives passed the most radical abortion bill in America yesterday, it flew completely under the radar....
00:13 2019-05-30

U.S. House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate....
20:13 2019-07-18

House passes bill that would block enforcement of new SEC investor protection rule One of the amendments attached to an appropriations bill would prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from implementing and enforcing its "Regulation Best Interest."...
20:26 2019-06-27

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overriding protests against the latest step to expand the government's role in public life....
17:00 2019-07-02

U.S. House passes $733 bln defense policy bill after Trump threatens veto U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733 billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump's veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his planned wall on the border with Mexico....
19:52 2019-07-12

Maine passes bill requiring ISPs to ask permission before selling data The current federal government might not be keen on privacy rules for internet providers, but Maine certainly is. The state's Senate has passed a bill that requires consent before ISPs can sell or offer access to their customers' private data, paral......
09:13 2019-05-31

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Remove Congress Chief As Jallianwala Trustee Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to remove the Congress president as a trustee, amid vociferous protests from the party members who later......
21:13 2019-08-02

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed To Make India International Arbitration Hub Parliament on Thursday passed a bill aimed at making India an international arbitration hub by providing facilities for settlement of commercial disputes....
22:13 2019-08-01

New York Assembly passes bill closing 'double jeopardy' loophole The New York State Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would permit state authorities to pursue charges against a person who has received a pardon from the president....
05:13 2019-05-22

Hungarian government passes bill tightening state grip on scientists Hungarian lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, overriding protests against the latest step to expand the government’s role in public life....
21:52 2019-07-02

House passes bill blocking oil and gas drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast The legislation would ban oil and gas drilling off both coasts of the U.S., in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico....
00:00 2019-09-12

Ohio House passes bill to save nuclear power plants The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that could cost power consumers about $190 million per year to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from early retirement....
01:00 2019-05-30

NY Assembly passes bill to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants ALBANY — The New York State Assembly green-lighted a controversial bill Wednesday that would grant illegal immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license. The measure passed the Democratic-run house 86 to 47. But the legislation’s fate is uncertain the state Senate. Gov. Andrew ...
04:26 2019-06-13

Top Senate Democrats Have the Naïveté of Babies There have been a ton of reasons to beat up on the House Democrats of late. But for whatever it’s worth, at least there’s a strong contingent in the House that isn’t suffering from a broken brain, which is more than you can say for most of the Senate Democrats....
20:26 2019-07-22

Uber Launches New Program to Get Drivers Who Can't Afford Cars to Drive Cars for Them Uber was once a modest company with modest goals: unleash the power of the free market in a heavily-regulated industry to provide on-demand, convenient rides while allowing folks with cars to make extra cash driving people around. It didn’t take long for that modest goal to morph into much more, inc...
21:26 2019-05-30

Louisiana passes strict anti-abortion bill, Dem governor expected to sign Louisiana state lawmakers on Wednesday passed an anti-abortion bill that would make the procedure illegal after six weeks of pregnancy — and have no exception for rape or incest — and the state’s Democratic governor has said he’s prepared to sign it into law. The Louisiana House passed the bill — wh...
04:26 2019-05-30

House passes $19 billion disaster relief bill after delays, sending it to Trump Trump, who objected to past disaster relief efforts over funding allotted for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, said he would support the plan passed Monday....
04:52 2019-06-04

UK Parliament passes Brexit delay bill, rejects call for early election British lawmakers have rejected Boris Johnson's call for a general election after the opposition abstained from the vote. The PM called for an early election, saying he has lost a governing majority....
07:00 2019-09-05

New York state passes bill to allow Congress to access Trump's tax returns – live Bill would allow lawmakers to get access to any New York state tax returns filed by elected and appointed officialsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.43pm BST Donald Trump Jr is set to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming an author.The first son, who earlier today was de...
21:13 2019-05-22

U.S. House passes $733-billion defense policy bill after Trump threatens veto The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733-billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump's veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his planned wall on the border with Mexico....
23:00 2019-07-12

House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming WASHINGTON — The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday. The move comes a day after former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart shamed members of a Judiciary subcommittee, as only Judiciary Committee Chairm...
20:39 2019-06-12

Canada passes 'Free Willy' bill banning whale and dolphin captivity Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Monday to make it illegal to hold a whale, dolphin or porpoise captive, punishable by fines up to $150,000 USD....
02:39 2019-06-11

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Curb Ponzi Schemes; Protect Poor Investors In a bid to save gullible investors from ponzi schemes, Lok Sabha on Friday unanimously passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 that seeks to put in place a mechanism by which......
20:00 2019-07-24

US House Passes $733 Billion Defense Policy Bill As Trump Threatens Veto The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733 billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump's veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his......
21:39 2019-07-12

Ohio House committee passes bill to save nuclear power plants A committee in Ohio's House of Representatives voted along party lines to approve a bill to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from retirement and provide some financial support for a couple of ailing coal plants....
23:52 2019-05-24

How Georgia could help Democrats win the Senate -- but only if they play it perfectly With Johnny Isakson's retirement in Georgia, Senate Democrats have an extra shot to win the majority, but it's a long one. This is Georgia, after all....
22:26 2019-08-28

Senate Democrats call for gun legislation debate Senate Democrats held a late night session on Tuesday to call for a debate on gun control legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress remains "in a holding pattern" as lawmakers await proposals from the White House. (Sept. 18)        ...
13:52 2019-09-18

How Georgia could help Democrats win the Senate — but only if they play it perfectly With Johnny Isakson's retirement in Georgia, Senate Democrats have an extra shot to win the majority, but it's a long one. This is Georgia, after all....
01:13 2019-08-29

9/11 victims fund bill passes House Judiciary Committee, a day after Jon Stewart's fiery testimony The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed a reauthorization bill for the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund, a day after comedian Jon Stewart lambasted members of Congress for failing to attend a hearing on the bill....
22:00 2019-06-12

House passes bill giving 'Dreamers' path to citizenship, despite Trump veto threat Despite a veto threat from President Trump, House Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million undocumented immigrants....
09:13 2019-06-05

New Hampshire passes bill to provide free tampons, other menstrual products in public schools New Hampshire middle and high schools must now provide free menstrual products, including tampons, to students under a bill signed Wednesday.        ...
08:52 2019-07-18

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees....
21:39 2019-09-12

Senate Democrats grill DOJ official over automaker investigation The Senate hearing comes amid a broader conflict between the Trump administration's plan to ease vehicle emission standards and California's compromise agreement with four automakers. ...
17:26 2019-09-18

Democrats pressure Senate Republicans for gun control action U.S. Democrats sought to gain the upper hand in the gun debate with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Tuesday by demanding quick action on background checks and suggesting that money for Trump's border wall could go instead to fighting domestic terrorism....
14:13 2019-08-14

Senate Democrats Try to Corner Republicans on Border Emergency Democrats want a second vote on ending the emergency, a move meant to force Republicans to choose between rejecting a border wall or endorsing a plan to divert funding from projects in their states....
01:26 2019-09-11

Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won't stop his run for US Senate Tolerance for Kansas’s former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwingIt was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trump’s closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state w...
10:13 2019-08-08

Senate Democrats ask for details on antitrust probes into Big Tech Seven U.S. Senate Democrats asked the Trump administration on Friday to disclose details of possible Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department antitrust investigations into Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc....
00:13 2019-06-22

California signs new law fighting Uber labor practices So-called independent contractors may have to be reclassified as employees under a new law. Lawmakers in other states are looking to California as a possible example to emulate....
08:00 2019-09-19

California’s nanny state politicians might kill off Uber Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry, created a gig economy for part-time flexible employment, and improved the lives of millions of Americans....
23:13 2019-08-12

Uber Vows to Fight California Legislation on Gig Economy California passed landmark employment legislation that challenges the business model of such gig-economy companies as ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. Uber said it would fight the measure....
03:13 2019-09-12

Uber Says It Will Not Change Driver Status Under California Gig-Worker Law The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors....
23:39 2019-09-11

Uber faces uphill legal fight against California law Uber's announcement that it would continue to classify its California drivers as contractors despite new state legislation classifying the workers as employees drew scoffs from labor law experts....
06:26 2019-09-13

Senate Democrats set up vote to put Republicans on the spot over pre-existing conditions Senate Democrats have introduced a resolution that would reverse Trump administration healthcare guidance and put pressure on vulnerable Republicans over whether they support Obamacare's protections for pre-existing conditions....
21:13 2019-07-31

Senate Democrats ask Trump to shift wall money to gun measures Two senior Senate Democrats on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to withdraw his $5 billion request for border wall funding and use the money on initiatives to combat gun violence in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio....
00:13 2019-08-15

Democrats cast McConnell as villain in bid to win Senate and energize liberals Amy McGrath, who is challenging the Kentucky senator, and other Democrats are trying to make the 2020 election not only a referendum on President Trump, but also a chance to oust entrenched Republicans....
02:39 2019-07-10

U.S. Senate Democrats seek Fed probe into Deutsche Bank and Trump A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank AG's relationship with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner....
20:52 2019-06-06

Senate Democrats seek Fed probe into Deutsche Bank and Trump A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank AG's relationship with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner....
22:26 2019-06-06

Uber braced for bumper tax bill as IRS and other countries investigate Taxi app firm’s ‘transfer pricing positions’ under examinationUS, UK, Netherlands and India reviewing company’s taxesUber is under investigation by US and foreign tax authorities, the company confirmed on Tuesday, saying it could face charges in key markets including the UK. Related: The gig is up: ...
19:00 2019-06-04

Brexit: MPs voting on whether to hold a general election after bill intended to prevent no deal passes – live news PM says bill essentially ends negotiations with EU and ‘hands control to our partners’Commons chaos: is no-deal blocked? Is an election happening?Did your MP vote for the bill to stop a no-deal Brexit?Johnson urged to apologise for ‘racist’ letterboxes article 9.20pm BST The Tory MP John Baron is sp...
22:26 2019-09-04

Cboe Global Markets Plans Listing of Options on Lyft, Inc. (LYFT) CHICAGO – April 1, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced it plans to list options on Lyft, Inc. (LYFT), the fast-growing multimodal transportation network....
16:00 2019-05-21

House and Senate Democrats seek Trump financial records in lawsuit Democrats from the House and Senate have told a federal judge they'd like to begin pursuing President Donald Trump's personal financial records and corporate records next month as part of a lawsuit over his business properties....
20:39 2019-05-29

House Democrats move to back Senate plan for border funding U.S. House Democrats dropped opposition on Thursday to a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Senate that would release $4.6 billion in emergency funds to address worsening humanitarian conditions for migrant children and families on the U.S.-Mexico border, lawmakers said....
23:00 2019-06-27

NY Senate hashing out pro-weed bill for introduction New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing...
05:00 2019-06-17

McConnell: Senate will 'probably not' vote on Dreamers bill House Democrats' DREAM Act will "probably not" get a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. The Kentucky Republican's rejection of the legislation that would give a path to citizenship to immigrants brought to the United States as children is just the latest example of ...
08:52 2019-06-06

A Lyft driver was killed on his 52nd wedding anniversary (LYFT) Isaac Brekken/Getty A Lyft driver was killed in Phoenix on Sunday, his 52nd anniversary. The company said he was not giving a ride at the time, nor was he on his way to pick up a passenger. Police are looking for community input to help find who is responsible. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
00:26 2019-08-01

Uber Claims It's Exempt From California Gig Economy Law Because It's a 'Platform,' Not a Taxi Company After the California legislature passed AB5, a bill designed to force tech companies to treat gig economy workers as employees rather than contractors, Uber has pulled an well-worn card out of its hat: inventing an excuse to just like, not do that.Read more......
14:26 2019-09-12

Analysis: The re-emergence of Kavanaugh controversy could hurt Democrats' Senate chances in 2020 The re-emergence of the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has put Democrats in a challenging political position....
05:39 2019-09-18

As Democrats debated without mentioning federal judges, the Senate confirmed 13 more Trump nominees The president has installed 144 judges to the federal bench since his inauguration, in large part thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)....
22:00 2019-08-01

California Senate OKs Special Banks for Marijuana Retailers SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate has voted to allow special banks to handle money from legal marijuana retailers. Recreational marijuana use has been legal in California since January 2018 but is still illegal under federal law. That means licensed marijuana retailers cannot use traditio...
00:39 2019-05-22

The Latest: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to care for migrants Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Senate...
18:52 2019-06-27

Senate bill calls for new U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity center A pair of U.S. senators have introduced legislation aimed at creating a joint cybersecurity apparatus with Israel, which would join multiple information sectors to safeguard key infrastructure of both nations....
21:39 2019-07-31

Oregon Senate Republicans end walkout over carbon bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. The minority Republicans returned after Senate President Peter Courtney said the majority Democrats la...
18:52 2019-06-29

The Latest: Arizona Senate OKs childhood sex assault bill PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action at the Arizona Legislature as members rush to adjourn for the year (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation increasing the amount of time that childhood sex assault victims can sue their alleged attackers. The proposal had deadlo...
06:00 2019-05-28

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill clears Senate The US Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill guaranteeing financial support to the families of 9/11 first responders and victims — as a chorus of riotous cheers arose from the gallery. Senators approved 97-2 “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent ...
01:52 2019-07-24

'What is Lyft XL?': How to request a larger Lyft ride for up to 6 passengers Getty Images A Lyft XL vehicle is large enough to accommodate up to six passengers, as opposed to the normal four passenger limit on a standard Lyft ride. Lyft XL rides typically cost more than a standard Lyft ride, but the fare can be spread out across more passengers and is often the most econ...
00:26 2019-09-10

Top Democrats renew call for Senate to come back into session to pass background checks legislation Top congressional Democrats renewed calls on Monday for the Senate to reconvene and pass background check legislation in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend....
00:13 2019-08-06

Democrats demand McConnell convene Senate to pass background checks after mass shootings As the nation reeled Sunday morning from news of a second mass shooting in the span of 13 hours, Democratic lawmakers began demanding that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell take action this week on long-stalled gun control legislation they argue could help prevent the next large-scale tragedy....
10:52 2019-08-05

Democrats’ uneasy 2020 reality: They need the likes of O’Rourke, Bullock and Hickenlooper to run for Senate — badly There is increasing talk of presidential hopefuls dropping down to run for Senate. It might not deliver the Senate, but it might be the best — or even only realistic — shot Democrats have....
22:13 2019-08-14

Protester hurls apparent menstrual blood in California Senate Anti-vaccine protesters on Friday hurled what authorities believed to be blood onto the Senate floor at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, leading to an evacuation of the building on the final day of the legislative calendar....
21:00 2019-09-14

House to 'reluctantly' back Senate border aid bill: Pelosi Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday gave up on an effort to add additional migrant protections to a Senate-passed border aid bill, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying it was urgent to secure the funds the legislation would provide....
04:13 2019-06-28

House yields, sends Senate border bill to Trump The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. (June 27)        ...
10:26 2019-06-28

Senate approves budget bill that gives nearly $3T, suspends debt ceiling The Senate voted Thursday to pass a major bipartisan spending bill that increases the federal budget and defers the debt ceiling for another two years -- settling fears the limit could bring severe economic harm....
22:00 2019-08-01

North Carolina Senate panel OKs bill for voter ID denial fix RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Altered rules on how North Carolina student and employee identification cards must be authenticated before they qualify as voter identification required for next year’s elections are advancing through the state legislature. The Senate elections committee recommended on Tue...
21:01 2019-05-21

U.S. Senate's McConnell expects stop-gap funding bill this month U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stop-gap government funding bill before the end of September, to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal year ends at the end of the month....
22:26 2019-09-09

U.S. Senate committee unveils 2020 defense policy bill The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system....
16:13 2019-05-23

Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four additional Senate seats....
10:13 2019-06-19

Trump says he is convinced Senate leader wants background checks bill President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was convinced that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to move legislation to toughen background checks for gun purchases, expressing optimism that Congress will act on the issue....
14:13 2019-08-14

House defense bill's liberal provisions face the ax in the Senate House Democrats passed a major defense policy bill Friday loaded with liberal provisions that sets up a clash with both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate....
03:26 2019-07-13

NIMBY California Democrats California's increasingly left-wing residents want open borders, and they want their state to give handouts to immigrants, legal and illegal. But they don’t want any building to house this low-income riffraff anywhere near their expensive homes....
09:00 2019-06-02

'Time's up': Frustrated Democrats urge McConnell to finally bring America's gun debate to Senate floor Democratic leadership is again calling for immediate action on gun control legislation after another mass shooting in America left at least seven people dead....
04:26 2019-09-02

Senate Democrats urge Federal Reserve to probe Deutsche Bank's relationship with Trump, Kushner Senate Democrats are now urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank’s relationship with President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports that bank officials ignored alleged suspicious activities on their accounts....
21:52 2019-06-06

Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee to California-based 9th Circuit Daniel Bress, who clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is Trump’s seventh nominee to what is widely considered the country’s most liberal appeals court....
23:39 2019-07-09

California's Senate may ban facial recognition tech in police body cameras The state of California's legislature is considering a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras, according to CNBC. The proposal, which has already passed the state Assembly and now awaits a vote from th......
00:39 2019-05-22

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty resigns amid Senate race U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty announced Tuesday he will leave the diplomatic post, just days after President Donald Trump endorsed him to run for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate....
19:00 2019-07-16

Senate panel backs Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions bill A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow's economic grip on Europe....
22:26 2019-07-31

Democratic lawmaker says House expected to vote on Senate border bill The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on Thursday on a Senate-passed border aid bill without amendments, as Democrats give up for now an effort to force changes in the treatment of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar said on Thursday....
21:26 2019-06-27

House ‘Reluctantly’ Accepts Senate Version of Emergency Border Bill (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reversed course and will accept a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate-passed border aid bill, yielding to opposition from the White House, powerful Republicans, and moderates in her own party. Pelosi said she is abandoning a plan by House liberals to fu...
23:26 2019-06-27

Schumer urges Senate to add election security measures to defense bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Tuesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow for votes on election security amendments to a must-pass defense bill. Schumer’s requests for the Senate to consider the amendments come amid bipartisan acknowledgement of Russian interference in ...
03:13 2019-06-19

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers bill on Saudi rights The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
16:52 2019-07-10

Senate approves Trump-backed spending, debt limit bill The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation supported by President Donald Trump that would suspend limits on U.S. borrowing authority for two years and set government spending at higher levels through September 2021....
19:52 2019-08-01

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales....
23:26 2019-07-10

New Senate Bill Proposes Restrictions on U.S. Visas for Saudi Royal Family (Bloomberg) — Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the kingdom’s royal family. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch, an Idaho ...
20:52 2019-07-10

Harris to introduce U.S. Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris will introduce a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."...
13:00 2019-07-23

Senate meeting erupts as Graham clashes with Dems over asylum bill: 'You're not going to take my job!' The Senate Judiciary Committee erupted with infighting Thursday as a top Republican lawmaker pushed legislation aimed at crafting new rules for asylum-seekers from Central American countries....
20:00 2019-08-01

Harris introduces Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris introduced a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."...
00:13 2019-07-24

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions. Senate lawmakers approved the legislation unanimously on Tuesday after former Olympic and U.S. ...
02:39 2019-05-22

Democrats to try again on overdue $19B disaster aid bill WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats appear likely to try again to pass a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill that’s a top priority for some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies on Capitol Hill. A GOP conservative blocked an attempt late last week to pass the measure under f...
16:39 2019-05-28

McConnell offers fresh defense of Senate filibuster, warns Democrats could pass ‘socialist policies’ if they take control In an op-ed, the Senate majority leader touted the rights of the minority party in his chamber and said, “America needs the Senate to be the Senate.”...
23:39 2019-08-22

Senate unveils record-setting defense bill, laying down challenge for House The bill would ban the transfer of F-35s to Turkey as long as it continues to buy air defense systems from Russia, but is silent on Saudi Arabia’s Yemen campaign — and replenishes funding Trump diverted to pay for the border wall....
00:00 2019-05-24

Ohio Senate to vote on bill to save state's nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate will likely pass a bill on Wednesday that will create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation....
18:00 2019-07-17

You Can Now Read The Proposed Senate Bill That Would Ban Loot Boxes In Games Aimed At Kids As expected, Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has introduced a bill that would ban the inclusion of “pay-to-win microtransactions and sales of loot boxes in minor-oriented games.” It would not affect cosmetic items and also has a long way to go before it could become law....
10:39 2019-05-24

In Defeat, Pelosi Agrees to Pass Senate Border Bill Without House Conditions Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a stinging defeat after a show of Democratic disunity, agreed to take up a Senate border spending bill without controls that liberals had demanded....
22:26 2019-06-27

Senate bill would block federal funds for 2026 World Cup until USWNT gets equal pay West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who introduced the bill, said that the "clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable."...
16:52 2019-07-10

Bill S-203 and the future of marine parks in Canada Keeping large aquatic mammals in captivity for entertainment is slowly becoming a thing of the past in Canada after the House of Commons passed Bill S-203, also known as ‘Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act,’ last month....
16:26 2019-07-19

Pelosi caves on House border bill, backs Senate version Trump supports The Democratic-controlled House will send President Donald Trump a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate-drafted measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. The bill passed on a bipartisan 305-to-102 vote that capped a Washington skirmish in which die-hard House liberals came out ...
02:13 2019-06-28

Senate backs massive defense bill, targets China, sets Iran vote The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $750 billion defense policy bill with provisions that target China on issues from technology transfers to the sale of synthetic opioids, pushing to counter growing Chinese influence around the world....
04:13 2019-06-28

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales....
18:26 2019-07-10

North Carolina Senate Fails to Override Governor’s ‘Born Alive’ Bill Veto RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion. Enough Democrats sided with...
03:26 2019-06-06

Report: Bill allowing Texans to carry guns after natural disasters Texas senate The Texas senate has passed open or concealed carry for seven days after the state declares a natural disaster. The house and governor need to approve.        ...
04:39 2019-05-28

2020 Democrats grapple with California’s electoral buzz saw SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly all the Democratic presidential hopefuls have yet to hire staff or spend money in the nation’s biggest state, California, which also offers the largest number of delegates. Most of the attention is being focused on the four states that vote first for a party nominee...
08:52 2019-06-03

U.S. House Democrats introduce bill to fund government until Nov. 21 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap government funding bill on Wednesday that would maintain current spending levels until Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown when funding expires at the end of this month....
04:52 2019-09-19

House Democrats will vote on bill exploring reparations House Democratic leaders on Wednesday committed to a floor vote for legislation to study reparations for the descendants of slaves — a historic move for the black community after the party sidestepped the debate for decades. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters that Democrats plan to vo...
19:26 2019-06-19

Democrats resurrect bill to punish election interference House Democrats on Thursday resurrected a new version of a bill that would go after Russia and other foreign adversaries that meddle in U.S. elections....
00:26 2019-06-28

Daily on Healthcare, Presented by American Association of Kidney Patients: 'Medicare for all' plan politically poisonous to Senate Democrats in key races Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
20:52 2019-08-22

Senate’s $750B defense bill endorses Trump’s Space Force but rejects his budget gimmick The Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of next year's defense budget, which embraces President Trump's Space Force proposal while rejecting a White House plan to avoid spending caps by shifting almost $100 billion into a war-fighting account....
19:39 2019-05-23

Senate Finance Committee unveils bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug prices for seniors Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the committee's ranking member, have been working for several months on a bill to lower drug prices....
19:52 2019-07-23

Senate Finance Committee unveils long-awaited bipartisan bill to lower drug prices Chuck Grassley of Iowa Ron Wyden of Oregon introduced a long-awaited Senate bill on drug pricing Tuesday that would limit what seniors pay for their medicines and cap how much drug companies are allowed to increase the price of drugs paid for by Medicare....
22:13 2019-07-23

California Is Now an ‘Early Primary State.’ Democrats Are Grappling With How to Compete. After years of voting late in the presidential nominating process, most California Democrats can start casting ballots by mail in February as Iowans head to their caucuses....
17:39 2019-06-02

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats are ramping up their rhetoric as they pressure the Senate’s Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. At a news conference on Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier of California took aim at Senate Majority Lea...
00:39 2019-05-23

Top Democrats tell Trump gun bill must include universal background checks Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job done."...
02:39 2019-09-16

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people “a fundamental right” to make decisions about their reproductive health. The State Journal-Register reports a House comm...
19:00 2019-05-27

The Congresswoman Who Wrote the Medicare for All Bill Is Sick of Democrats' Lies If you are a Medicare for All supporter, the recent discourse on the topic might have given you such high blood pressure that you’ve had to turn to our nightmare healthcare industry to fix it....
19:13 2019-08-02

Democrats introduce bill to reverse rollbacks of Endangered Species Act Democrats introduced legislation seeking to reverse all three final rule changes to the Endangered Species Act implemented by the Trump administration earlier this year...
00:00 2019-09-19

Senate approves $19 billion disaster-relief bill after Trump backs off from demand for border security money The Senate on Thursday afternoon approved a $19 billion disaster-relief bill to help several states and Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes, floods and wildfires -- after President Trump backed off from his demand that border security money be added to the package....
23:39 2019-05-23

Texas Senate approves bill allowing Texans to carry guns for week after natural disasters: report The Texas Senate on Sunday approved a bill that would allow any Texan who can legally own a firearm to be able to carry it either open or concealed for seven days after the state declares a natural disaster, The Dallas Morning News reported....
19:39 2019-05-27

Senate panel wants to bring back drug proposal loved by Big Pharma in new White House-backed bill Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he wants to revive an abandoned White House proposal that would have eliminated rebates from government drug plans....
20:26 2019-07-31

Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill. The post Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:52 2019-06-29

Kristen Schaal to take over "messenger from the future" duties on Bill And Ted Face The Music More casting news from the ever more still-extent Bill And Ted sequel, Face The Music, today, as THR reports that Bob’s Burgers star and all-purpose comedy delight Kristen Schaal has signed on for the long-in-development film. Schaal is reportedly playing a character named Kelly, a “messenger from t...
02:26 2019-07-12

California: 'resistance' state has donated more to Trump than to most Democrats in 2020 race President has raised $3.2m in California this year, analysis finds – more than Joe Biden and Bernie SandersResidents of California, the self-fashioned “resistance” state that has sued the Trump administration more than 50 times, has donated more money to the Trump 2020 campaign than to most Democrat...
00:13 2019-07-19

In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a $4.6 billion aid package to address a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border without the additional protections for migrant children that liberals had sought....
03:39 2019-06-28

AB5, Landmark Bill Protecting Gig Workers in California, Becomes Law The hard-fought bill that may one day give full employee status to workers engaged in the gig economy spearheaded by companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash has finally been signed into law by the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more......
21:13 2019-09-18

Sports-wagering bill introduced in California California Assemblyman Adam Gray said ACA 16, a proposed state constitutional amendment, is the start of a complex push for sports betting in the state, with the goal of putting it before voters on the 2020 November ballot....
10:13 2019-06-28

Bill to Help PG&E Pay Wildfire Claims Shelved in California PG&E’s last-minute push for legislation to help it pay off billions of dollars in wildfire claims fell apart Friday as the California lawmaker who authored the measure said he would shelve the proposal for the year....
22:39 2019-09-06

House Republican says Democrats stalling on immigration bill after Trump's delayed ICE raids Rep. Greg Steube R-Fla., said Sunday that House Democrats are unlikely to work with President Trump on immigration and won't meet the Trump's deadline to solve the crisis on the Mexico border....
21:39 2019-06-23

California lawmakers pass bill to protect sex workers California lawmakers passed a bill this week that protects sex workers from arrest for reporting rape as sexually transmitted diseases statewide have climbed....
20:13 2019-07-11

Public To Weigh In On Revised California Vaccine Bill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents are getting their first chance to weigh in on changes to a California measure that would give state public health officials oversight of doctors who grant a high number of medical exemptions for vaccinations and schools with vaccination rates less than 95%. The As...
12:52 2019-06-20

California governor signs bill for $21 bln wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment....
23:39 2019-07-12

California Bill Would Halt Facial Recognition on Bodycams A bill approved by the state senate would set a three-year moratorium on police use of recognition algorithms. Privacy advocates want a permanent ban....
12:00 2019-09-12

California governor signs gig economy labor bill into law California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial labor bill, AB 5, which spells out when companies must treat "gig economy" contract workers as employees....
20:52 2019-09-18

The Latest: California vaccine bill moves ahead SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California Assembly hearing on vaccination legislation (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A California Assembly committee has advanced a bill to tighten the state’s rules on vaccination exemptions. But there remains disagreement about the measure among Assem...
02:52 2019-06-21

Partisan rancor reigns as Democrats test limits of their power in defense policy bill THE FINAL VOTES: The House is coming down to the wire as it works its way through more than 400 amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, with some of the most contentious amendments scheduled for a vote today, including several Republican-backed measures that seem headed for certai...
15:13 2019-07-12

California advances bill offering protections to gig economy workers Gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft have fought hard to avoid treating workers as full-fledged employees, but they might not have much choice in California before long. The state Assembly has passed a bill, AB5, that would require businesses to......
04:00 2019-06-03

California advances bill that would 'lead the world' on gig worker rights Assembly Bill 5 would enact protections for workers, requiring them to meet three standards to be considered a contractorA bill that would fundamentally change the way tech giants – such as Lyft and Uber – engage with workers has passed a major hurdle in the California legislature.Assembly Bill 5 wo...
01:26 2019-08-31

California lawmakers consider bill that would 'lead the world' on gig worker rights Assembly Bill 5 would enact protections for workers, requiring them to meet three standards to be considered a contractorCalifornia legislators are set to decide on legislation that would fundamentally change the way tech giants like Lyft and Uber engage with workers.Assembly Bill 5 would change the...
15:26 2019-08-30

What California bill means for NCAA image and likeness debate The California state assembly voted in favor of a bill that could help NCAA athletes earn money off names, images or likenesses. Here's what happens next....
10:00 2019-09-11

California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment....
00:39 2019-07-13

Join a rideshare to the Great Barrier Reef Update the ol' Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27 for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef....
00:13 2019-05-24

Karl Rove: Booing of Democrats at California State Convention indicative of current split in the party After presidential hopeful John Delaney was booed on stage during the California Democratic Convention for criticizing "Medicare for All," former political adviser Karl Rove has argued that the incident illustrates a divide among Democrats ahead of the 2020 election....
20:52 2019-06-03

California governor backs bill expanding racing board powers Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders        ...
19:26 2019-05-30

Dancers, writers, caddies: the gig workers who could benefit from California's historic bill Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t the only ones getting protections – but journalists and musicians have raised concernGroundbreaking legislation passed by California lawmakers on Wednesday has been lauded for its potential to transform the way tech companies such as Uber and Lyft treat their drivers – b...
20:26 2019-09-12

Will a California bill give players a slice of college sports' $14bn pie? California’s governor is on the verge of signing the Fair Pay to Play Act, which promises to end the exploitation of student-athletes by the multibillion-dollar college sports industryThis week LeBron James, Bernie Sanders and countless other heavy hitters lent their support to a monumental bill in ...
12:26 2019-09-15

#StephonClark: Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Lethal Force Advances in California A little more than a year after Sacramento, Calif., police gunned down an unarmed Stephon Clark as the 22-year-old father of two stood in his grandparents’ backyard, California may be on the cusp of passing the nation’s strictest law governing when police can use deadly force....
10:13 2019-05-25

California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees Legislation near final approval would affect drivers for ride-hailing services, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others now viewed as contractors....
23:39 2019-09-11

White House calls on U.S. House to pass Senate's border aid bill The White House on Thursday called on the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives pass the Republican-controlled Senate's version of a bill to provide funding to address the U.S. border migrant crisis....
19:39 2019-06-27

SpaceX 'rideshare' program launches satellites for just $2.5 million For space tech startups and other small companies doing research, one of the biggest hurdles is actually getting to space. SpaceX is looking to change that. Today, it announced a SmallSat Rideshare Program, which will allow small satellite operators......
07:13 2019-08-06

'So infuriating': Tomi Lahren takes on California Democrats' plans to offer health care to illegal immigrants Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sounded off Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" on the issue of California Democrats considering several plans to offer health care to illegal immigrants in the state. ...
17:00 2019-05-22

California landmark workers' rights bill sends waves through gig economy firms Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft say they will avoid reclassifying their drivers and are prepared to take the issue to state votersCalifornia legislators passed a first-of-its-kind bill targeting contract workers late Tuesday night, in a move that will potentially revolutionize the ways gig economy gi...
04:00 2019-09-12

California bill on 'abortion pill' access at public universities goes to governor's desk California lawmakers passed a bill Friday that would require on-campus clinics at all public universities in the state to offer the “abortion pill” to students seeking to terminate their pregnancy at up to 10 weeks, according to reports. ...
16:00 2019-09-15

NCAA tells California governor college athlete 'fair pay' bill is 'unconstitutional' The NCAA warned California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday that allowing college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness would be "unconstitutional" and would upend the balance of college sports....
15:26 2019-09-12

California’s Newsom signs bill allowing citizens to refuse to help a police officer California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, on Tuesday signed a bill that no longer requires any "able-bodied person 18 years of age or older" in the state to help an officer who requests assistance during an arrest....
14:39 2019-09-04

California’s Newsom signs bill allowing citizen to refuse to help a police officer Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Democrat, on Tuesday signed a bill that no longer requires any "able-bodied person 18 years of age or older" in the state to help an officer who requested assistance during an arrest....
09:52 2019-09-04

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing College Athletes To Profit From Endorsements The California State Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would allow college athletes to sign endorsement deals. SB 206, the Fair Pay To Play Act, cleared the Assembly by a vote of 72-0. A version of the bill passed the Senate by a similarly decisive vote in May....
08:00 2019-09-10

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill For $21 Billion Wildfire Fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities......
16:00 2019-07-13

Opinion: Does California bill signal it's time to blow up NCAA model? As California finalizes a bill allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, you can be sure the NCAA will continue to fight.       ...
05:39 2019-09-11

Rideshare driver busted for kidnapping claims toddler’s dad sold her for $10K A rideshare driver has been nabbed in the kidnapping of a 2-year-old girl in Pennsylvania — but she told police the tot’s father “sold” her for $10,000, according to a new report. Sharena Nancy allegedly drove off with little Nalani Johnson just after 5 p.m. Saturday after gi...
17:52 2019-09-03

Bird's latest rideshare scooter is designed to thwart vandals Rideshare scooters are designed to be a quick and convenient way to get around town, but because we're not allowed to have nice things, many are falling foul of damage and vandalism -- there's even an entire Instagram account dedicated to trashing th......
17:13 2019-08-01

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00:26 2019-06-11

Pete Buttigieg says US won’t ‘help foot the bill’ if Israel’s Netanyahu annexes West Bank settlements, setting himself apart from 2020 Democrats Reuters/Brian C. Frank 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg staked out a bold stance towards Israel in a speech outlining his foreign policy agenda at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. "He should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to make sure that American taxpayers ...
21:52 2019-06-11

California lawmaker withdraws bill banning flavored tobacco products after 'hostile amendments' A proposed California bill that would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in the nation's most populous state was withdrawn Thursday....
07:39 2019-05-24

California bill would give tax incentives to film, TV productions that leave states banning abortion A California Democratic lawmaker on Monday formally introduced a bill to offer tax breaks to film and television productions that relocate from states with restrictive abortion bans....
16:13 2019-05-21

New Google Maps feature alerts you if your taxi or rideshare driver strays off course Google is testing a new feature on its map app which could make rideshare or taxi trips safer. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the details.       ...
03:00 2019-06-13

Stuber's Betty Gilpin and Natalie Morales tell us about their weirdest rideshare experiences Betty Gilpin and Natalie Morales star in the new buddy action comedy Stuber, which hits theaters this Friday. We recently sat down with the pair to talk about the film, and their weirdest rideshare experiences....
01:00 2019-07-11

Video satirizing NCAA ad is part of athlete-advocacy group's campaign for California bill New group releases video as California legislators consider bill that would allow college athletes in state to make money off name, image, likeness.       ...
02:52 2019-09-05

Chinese rideshare giant Didi Chuxing makes big move in driverless car race Chinese rideshare Didi Chuxing is spinning off its autonomous driving unit as a separate company. The decision comes at a time of dimmed forecasts for adoption of autonomous vehicles, and investor demands for a clear path to profitability....
03:13 2019-08-06

Rocket Report: Iranian launch failure, SpaceX rideshare business booming Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 2.13 of the Rocket Report! There continues to be no shortage of news about rideshare launches this week, and it appears as though SpaceX has really shaken up the smallsat industry with its new—and chang...
01:26 2019-08-31

Uber Freight is making trucking more efficient and could help Uber turn a profit The trucking industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Uber is going after this market with Uber Freight, an online platform that matches truckers with shippers looking to move cargo from one place to another....
16:39 2019-09-14

Read the full email Uber CEO wrote to employees about why the company was laying off 400 workers (UBER) Reuters/Brendan McDermid Uber fired 400 marketing employees this week as the company seeks to streamline some bloated departments. Morale had been low on the marketing team for months, other former employees say, leaving few surprised by the shakeup. In an email to all company employees, CEO Dara K...
00:26 2019-08-01

See inside Uber's first passenger drone, which could eventually fly passengers at 150 mph while burning no fossil fuels (UBER) Uber Uber is unveiling its first visions for passenger aircraft. The company hopes to offer air services beyond helicopters as early as 2023. We spoke to executives about the first aircraft, a helicopter-airplane hybrid at the company's Elevate conference this week. WASHINGTON, DC — Uber has...
21:52 2019-06-11

Uber just launched an Amazon-like feature that could help it cash in on millennials' mobile-shopping addiction (UBER) Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images Uber has announced a new partnership with Cargo for an in-car shopping experience. By downloading the app and scanning a QR code during your ride, you'll unlock deals on everything from AirPods to luxury suitcases and more. It could help Uber latch on to mille...
01:13 2019-07-18

Cboe Global Markets Plans Listing of Options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), on Thursday, May 16 CHICAGO – May 14, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today said it plans to list options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), a ride-share company, on Thursday, May 16, once the underlying stock has been certified as meeting all ...
16:00 2019-05-21

NFL legend Herschel Walker slams California bill aiming to give health care benefits to some illegal immigrants Former NFL running back Herschel Walker on Monday slammed California over a proposed bill that would give healthcare benefits to some illegal immigrants who live in the state....
20:26 2019-06-12

'Riverdale' star Lili Reinhart warns fans about rideshare imposters after scary airport incident Actress Lili Reinhart is warning all her fans to be careful when using taxis and rideshare apps after a scary incident happened to her at an airport....
19:52 2019-06-03

Uber is opening massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas despite recent cost-cutting efforts (UBER) Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Uber has plans for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas, the company has confirmed in recent weeks. The expansion could mean the ride-hailing giant's San Francisco headquarters is dwarfed by larger satellite offices. In Chicago, Uber Freight is looking to be the nex...
00:26 2019-09-10

Uber Lit $1 Billion on Fire Last Quarter Because That's What Uber Does In its first earnings as a public company, Uber posted losses of $1 billion over the previous quarter, more or less matching investor expectations, because sending the GDP of Vanuatu off a cliff every three months is Uber’s current business model, more or less. Read more......
06:52 2019-05-31

California 'anti-eavesdropping' bill seeks to regulate smart speakers A bill being considered by California lawmakers would allow smart speaker users to opt so Amazon, Facebook, and Apple can't store voice recordings.        ...
16:01 2019-05-29

NCAA sends California governor letter calling name, likeness bill 'unconstitutional' The NCAA Board of Governors sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom that calls a bill giving student-athletes more power "unconstitutional."       ...
08:52 2019-09-12

'Uber Copters': Uber will offer $200 helicopter flights in New York City this summer Uber announced that active users will get access to Uber Copter, a new service from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport.        ...
04:52 2019-06-07

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today (UBER) It's a big year for Uber. The first name in ride-hailing had a ton of hype around it for the first half of 2019 thanks to its IPO. And though the $8 billion valuation fell well short of speculations of $100 billion, Uber is still one of the biggest names on the market today. See the rest of the stor...
08:39 2019-08-10

Faraday Future's New CEO Gave Us The BMW i8, But The Actual Future Remains Uncertain Do you remember Faraday Future? Last time we were talking about it, it was getting $225 million for one more go at this whole “making a car” thing. Before that, there were furloughs, a near bankruptcy, and some lawsuits. Now, it has a new CEO, the man who gave us the BMW i8 and co-founded Byton. Wil...
11:13 2019-09-05

Qualcomm Needs a House Divided In seeking to overturn a federal judge’s ruling in a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, Qualcomm has marshaled the support of other branches of the federal government. Winning that stay has become rather important for the chip maker....
15:13 2019-07-22

Why is Europe so divided on climate Like almost every week in the past year, Greta Thunberg was protesting in front of the Swedish parliament on Friday. Is it a specific day of the week? Like almost every Friday for the past year?‏...
04:00 2019-07-07

The Divided House of Lorne Michaels In Chris Kattan’s new memoir Baby Don’t Hurt Me, he writes that during the production of the film A Night at the Roxbury producer Lorne Michaels called him with an urgent suggestion. Kattan says he had been propositioned by the film’s director Amy Heckerling (“Are we gonna have sex?” she asked him, ...
00:13 2019-06-05

Germany's conservatives divided on how to cope with far-right AfD Two politicians in Angela Merkel's CDU have drawn their bosses' anger for suggesting their voters share goals with the AfD. The conservative party remains divided on how to confront the populist far-right threat....
00:13 2019-06-22

Divided Fed set to cut interest rates this week, but then what? Deep disagreements within the Federal Reserve over the economic outlook and how the U.S. central bank should respond will not stop policymakers from cutting interest rates at a two-day meeting that begins on Tuesday....
09:39 2019-09-17

The Fed is divided over how to deal with economic headwinds Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell could offer clues on the path forward when he delivers a speech Friday that will be intensely watched by investors and economists....
21:39 2019-08-22

Trump Administration Is Divided Over Tax Cut for Investors Republican senators and conservative anti-tax groups are increasingly pushing to redefine how capital gains are calculated, a change that would primarily benefit the rich....
18:00 2019-07-31

Breakfasters divided again with relaunch of Marmite extra old XO version of the savoury spread is back by popular demand, says UnileverMarmite lovers are in for a treat as an extra strong version of the spread goes on sale on Monday in Tesco stores nationwide.Priced at £3.99 for a 250g jar, Marmite XO (extra old) has been matured for 28 days – four times longe...
11:39 2019-07-09

Democratic-led states divided over approach on abortion PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Republican-led legislatures have had a highly successful year, passing measurers that would ban or significantly limit abortions beginning early in a woman’s pregnancy. So what about the states controlled politically by Democrats? The answer is mix...
19:00 2019-05-27

New Yorkers divided on Mueller report, impeachment New York voters are divided on what to do with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a new survey released Tuesday reveals. Half of voters want to close the doors on the Mueller report, but 45 percent want House Judiciary Committee to use it to commence an impeachment probe against Trump, the Sie...
21:26 2019-06-11

European Vote Reveals an Ever More Divided France The party of Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader who lost decisively to President Emmanuel Macron two years ago, defeated his party in the European Parliament voting....
00:13 2019-05-28

‘We’re a divided kingdom now’: UK sinking into Brexit gloom According to a major new poll from BritainThinks, 69% of Britons are feeling pessimistic about the state of national unityIf Britain were a car it would be a Bentley, says Lorraine Beerman. Grand, impressive, prestigious. A split rumbles within the room – a focus group of older Leave voters from gre...
00:52 2019-06-16

The Latest: Farm chief warns UK that EU will not be divided The European Union’s agriculture chief says if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lets the UK crash out of the EU without a deal on Oct. 31 it will create a “foul atmosphere” that will spill over into any negotiations on a future trade deal...
20:00 2019-08-21

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement — or whether that would cause economic and political mayhem. May’s Conservatives are reeling after the upstart Brexit Party won Bri...
11:39 2019-05-28

Democratic front-runners divided over healthcare The leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have clashed in their first appearance together in the race to take on Donald Trump next year....
16:00 2019-09-13

Still fiercely-divided, Taiwan celebrates the first same-sex weddings in Asia Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia....
03:52 2019-05-24

Security pros divided over NSA’s responsibility for Baltimore hack The National Security Agency came under fire after a report detailed how hackers who locked up Baltimore’s computer networks for the past two weeks relied partly on a leaked NSA hacking tool....
17:01 2019-05-28

Floridians still divided over climate crisis as Dorian rages Despite the hurricane, local residents question scientists’ conclusions. But those in power are showing signs of acceptanceDoreen Auciello, 63, was finishing a continental breakfast in a hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida – home of the famous speedway races.As she sat with her good friend Gene, who rec...
10:00 2019-09-05

Robert Mugabe's body returns to divided Zimbabwe The body of Zimbabwe founding leader Robert Mugabe has arrived back in the country, to be welcomed with a guard of honor. However, discord prevails over both the former strongman's legacy and his proposed burial site....
10:52 2019-09-12

Explainer: U.S., China more divided than ever as new trade talks loom Senior U.S. and Chinese officials have pledged to meet in October to settle their ongoing trade war but a lasting peace seems more elusive than ever....
07:13 2019-09-06

With Most States Under One Party’s Control, America Grows More Divided It is the first time in more than a century that all but one state legislature is dominated by a single party, and lawmakers have pushed in opposite directions....
16:00 2019-06-11

Bolton Ouster Underscores a G.O.P. Divided on Foreign Policy A jarring stretch of presidential announcements has laid bare the divide among Republicans on foreign policy, pitting hawkish conservatives against an anti-interventionist flank....
05:13 2019-09-12

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been campaigning hard to boost his right-wing Le...
12:52 2019-05-26

Divided pro-EU leaders open talks after tense election Parties committed to closer European Union integration began bargaining over jobs and policy on Monday after an election to the EU parliament which fragmented the center but gave only limited gains to nationalists....
21:13 2019-05-27

Divided G-7 Leaders Headed for Clashes at Tense Summit Once a showcase for international cooperation, Group of Seven summits have turned into minefields of geopolitical discord—and this year’s gathering promises another feast of high-level squabbling....
14:13 2019-08-23

CITES: Sharks and ivory leave delegates divided If there's one thing to take away from this year's CITES endangered wildlife conference, it's that species protection is a high priority — but not everyone agrees with how it should be done....
12:00 2019-08-29

Divided EU leaders push to break stalemate on top jobs Divided and tired, European Union leaders went into a third day of arm-wrestling on Tuesday over who would next hold the bloc's key posts, calling for unity but sounding as split as ever on the key Commission presidency....
14:26 2019-07-02

Algeria’s divided democracy uprising seeks end to impasse Prominent Algerians from various walks of life are trying to craft a plan for presidential elections amid divisions within the country’s democracy uprising...
13:52 2019-07-06

AFN chief says Canadians are divided on pipelines, energy policy Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde ended his two year boycott of the annual premiers meeting, but says he will keep pushing for a regular Indigenous voice at the table....
19:26 2019-07-10

Newtown massacre divided NRA leaders, foreshadowing split to come The group’s aggressive posture after the killing of 20 children showcased the symbiotic relationship between NRA chief Wayne LaPierre and its longtime ad firm....
19:39 2019-07-03

U.S. firms find way around Huawei ban, Trump administration is divided about what to do Yesterday we told you that U.S. based chip maker Micron Technologies did some research and discovered that it could legally ship some of its products to Huawei. The latter is banned from obtaining parts and software from the U.S. However, companies can send chips to Huawei as long as American parts ...
18:39 2019-06-27

Democrat front runners divided over health care The leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have clashed in their first appearance alongside each other in the race to take on Donald Trump next year....
06:26 2019-09-13

Holocaust historians divided over Warsaw ghetto museum Director hits back at critics who say the institution, backed by Poland’s populist party, will distort wartime historyThe museum of the Warsaw ghetto is not due to open for several years, but is already shaping up to be one of the most contentious museums in Europe.Backed by Poland’s populist govern...
20:52 2019-06-22

'It's latent misogyny': Hare Krishnas divided over whether to allow female gurus The close-knit ascetic movement says only men can become gurus – and conservative devotees are resisting calls to changeThe chanting starts at five in the morning. The windows of the temple room are open and the cries of its congregants drift out into the pre-dawn. Across the street, dew has settled...
12:39 2019-06-04

Ben Wheatley to direct zombie-pensioner TV satire on divided Britain Kill List and High-Rise director’s drama for Channel 4 will skewer tensions between age groupsAfter setting films in a High-Rise and A Field in England, the director Ben Wheatley is turning his attention to a provincial British town for a new six-part zombie drama satirising intergenerational divide...
22:52 2019-08-19

Divided Britain heads to the polls for EU elections it was not meant to hold Britain will hold European Parliament elections on Thursday, a vote which is expected to show growing frustration on both sides of the Brexit divide nearly three years after the country voted to leave the European Union....
17:13 2019-05-22

Deeply divided, EU leaders halt talks after no deal on top jobs EU leaders suspended a summit on Monday after they failed to agree who should fill the bloc's top jobs, with divisions over the marquee role of European Commission president as entrenched as ever after some 20 hours of talks....
17:52 2019-07-01

Ivanka Trump's US Memorial Day Post Leaves Twitterati Divided A social media post by Ivanka Trump, advisor to the United States President, honouring military veterans on Memorial Day, has left social media users, including the Twitterati divided....
06:39 2019-05-29

U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade....
17:39 2019-05-22

Can Beer Help Bridge a Divided Nation? Anheuser-Busch Gave It a Try. The giant brewer, maker of Budweiser, set up yellow tables with non-alcoholic suds to spur “National Debate” along Belgium’s Flanders-Wallonia border. Some drank up, continued to argue and stole the furniture....
03:39 2019-09-12

Britain is horribly divided – but that’s also the fault of remainers | John Harris Opposing a reckless, no-deal Brexit by embracing a tribal war would be disastrousIn the buildup to the European elections, I travelled around Britain and had the sense of people talking about the state of the country in wildly different ways. “Democracy is broken,” shouted a Brexit supporter in Swin...
12:13 2019-06-03

Factbox: A United Kingdom divided over Brexit - Results of EU election Nigel Farage's Brexit Party romped to victory in the European Parliament election, with both Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party losing support across the country....
16:13 2019-05-27

Sri Lanka's Catholics and Muslims deeply divided by terror attacks Muslims and Catholics have lived together peacefully for centuries in Sri Lanka. But the two communities have become divided by suspicion and anger after terrorists attacked churches on Easter Sunday....
18:00 2019-05-27

Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump....
01:00 2019-08-22

Feelings were divided over U.S. soccer’s shared schedule on Sunday, and so were the results The Women's World Cup final sharing the day with the championships of the men's Gold Cup and Copa America called to mind years of neglect of women's soccer by the sport’s governing bodies....
20:13 2019-07-08

Klobuchar knocks ‘Medicare-for-all’: ‘While Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill’ HOUSTON -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar blasted "Medicare-for-all" as a “bad idea” during Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, accusing rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders of leaving out an important caveat to the plan while making his pitch to voters....
04:26 2019-09-13

With Hong Kong divided, Beijing tries new tactic to discredit protest movement It has become a war of attrition. Ahead of the tenth consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong, neither the government nor demonstrators are giving an inch of ground....
09:00 2019-08-08

Divided White House Prompted Trump to Call Off Taliban Talks President Trump’s decision to suspend talks with the Taliban stemmed from opposing views within his administration, the group’s refusal to meet certain conditions and growing bipartisan criticism of an emerging deal to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan....
16:00 2019-09-09

Factbox: A United Kingdom divided over Brexit - early results of the EU election Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was set to sweep to victory in the European election, with both Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party losing support across the country, early results showed....
04:13 2019-05-27

Analysts divided on ECB stimulus prospects amid conflicting tones from officials Analysts are split over what to expect from the European Central Bank (ECB) week, after central bank officials moved to downplay market expectations of immediate and substantial quantitative easing (QE)....
14:00 2019-09-09

Federal Reserve officials were divided on whether to cut rates, meeting minutes show The president pressured Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell to make deeper rate cuts, but most Fed officials want to see more data before rolling out further reductions....
01:00 2019-08-22

"Hatred Of New Americans": Divided House Slams Trump's Go-Back Tweets A divided House voted Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump's racist remarks telling four minority congresswomen to "go back" to their ancestral countries, with all but a handful of Republicans......
04:01 2019-07-17

Bill Maher joked about Bill Clinton joining Jeffrey Epstein on ‘sex island’ back in 2015 HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher made a crude joke in 2015 implying that former President Bill Clinton knew about Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex crimes and would email about joining him on “sex island.”...
20:39 2019-07-10

'A bitter and divided nation?': Owen Jones goes to a Brexit party rally – video Owen Jones asks people attending a Brexit party rally in London’s Olympia why they are turning up, what they think of Nigel Farage and what their rise tells us about modern politics Continue reading......
06:01 2019-05-26