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The fate of Uber drivers in California remains in the air

Chen heard arguments for more than three hours on Thursday, and ultimately decided to look into the arguments. It's expected he will issue a decision in the coming weeks or months, but he did not indicate which way he was going. At that point, either party could appeal.<p>At stake is whether only …

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.<p>"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …

How researchers are using a drone to discover connected devices in Austin

Given the explosion of connected devices,<p>also known as the Internet-of-things, it’s natural that people would want to know just how many such devices …

PayPal buys money-sending service Xoom in $890 mn deal

PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, will pay $25 per share of Xoom in what amounts to a premium of 32 percent over the stock's average price over the past three months.<p>PayPal touted Xoom as a leading service for letting people in the United States pay bills or send money to family members or friends in …

FinTech

Ford unveils smart bike with pothole warnings and 'no sweat' mode

Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday it is entering the implementation phase of its Ford Smart Mobility Plan, and the company is bringing its …

Banks slash payments to index funds for Russell rebalance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the annual rebalance of the Russell stock indexes just a day away, brokerage firms are shaving the discounts they typically offer to big index funds on what is usually one of the biggest trading days of the year.<p>The BlackRock logo is seen outside of its offices in New York …

Investing

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

WASHINGTON -- A year after it first announced a major minimum wage hike in its U.S. stores, Ikea said Wednesday that it plans to implement another nationwide raise to its wage floor next year, bringing the average store's starting pay to nearly $12 per hour.<p>Under the system that the …

How to Track Down Anyone’s Email Address Using Your Gmail

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Gmail Now Officially Lets You ‘Undo Send’ Those Really Embarrassing E-mails

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The US needs to follow Europe’s lead and create a “grey area” class of workers

Uber’s arm’s-length relationship with its drivers just got a bit closer after the California Labor Commission ruled that one of the ride-hailing company’s motorists in San Francisco is an employee, not a contractor, as the company contends.<p>This is a big deal because the rights of Uber drivers …

Employment

South Korean auto brands surpass Japanese in J.D. Power quality study

South Korean auto brands now lead the industry when measured by the initial quality of their cars sold in the U.S., according to J.D. Power, the automotive research firm.<p>The ascendance of<p>Hyundaiand Kia marks an historic shift in the automotive world, said J.D. Power, which conducts an annual survey …