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UK top court: Uber drivers are workers, not self employed

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers" and not self employed, in a decision that threatens its business model and holds broader implications...

UK top court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self employed, in decision with big implications for its business model

LONDON (AP) — UK top court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self employed, in decision with big implications for its business model.

Uber drivers entitled to labor benefits, UK top court rules

A group of Uber drivers in the United Kingdom is entitled to labor benefits and they are recognized as "workers" rather than self-employed operators, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Friday. ...

IPO caps year of growth - but still no profit - for DoorDash

DoorDash is capping a year of explosive growth with an initial public offering of its stock, hoping to keep the momentum going even if demand for food delivery eases in a post-pandemic world. ...

Uber transforms into a domestic company in Taiwan

Uber announced that it has transformed into a domestic company, effective from Monday (Dec. 7), which means those using its ride-hailing service through Uber App will no longer receive electronic invo...

US star soprano misses La Scala gala season-open debut

MILAN (AP) — Soprano Lisette Oropesa was to be the first American to sing a title role in the gala season opener at La Scala since Maria Callas in the 1950s. Then Italy’s virus cases surged. ...

Uber incentivizes drivers to switch to electric vehicles

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is offering incentives to drivers to transition to cleaner vehicles while acknowledging that emissions from its rides have risen in recent years. The San Francis...

These coronavirus 'carriers' take test samples around London

LONDON (AP) — Ben Gee carries the coronavirus all over London. A bicycle courier, Gee zips from the city's hospitals and clinics with medical samples of the virus, taking them to lab...

India's virus lockdown eased while infection rate speeds up

NEW DELHI (AP) — India relaxed some coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday even as the pace of infection picked up and reopenings drew crowds of people. The near-total 5-week lo...

Pandemic eases in parts of Europe but worsens in India

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia. Meanwhil...

Virus exposes US inequality. Will it spur lasting remedies?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sick who still go to work because they have no paid leave. Families who face ruin from even a temporary layoff. Front-line workers risking inf...

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef h...

Staying afloat: $2.2 trillion bill offers economic lifeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the coronavirus crisis, even doctors can face a cash crunch. Dr. Benjamin Ticho, an ophthalmologist in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, has seen his revenue plunge 80% a...

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, work...

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a ...