CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden's presidency is likely good news for Uber and Lyft. The companies won big in California with Prop. 22, a law the President-elect was vocally opposed to. With the new gig-work model in place, companies are likely to try and replicate it in other states. Federal efforts to classify drivers or couriers as employees are likely to fall flat thanks to a divided congress, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Voters in California look to have backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies that cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail drivers' status as independent contractors, not employees, according to a projection by data provider Edison Research. Emer McCarthy reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
The S&P 500 and the Dow retreated Wednesday as a surprise rise in weekly jobless claims added to signs the recovery of the labor market was stalling amid a surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama reports.
Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies on Sunday will pledge to pay for a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so that poorer countries are not left out, and to extend debt relief to them, a draft G20 communique showed. Fred Katayama reports.
Wisconsin's governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. Fred Katayama reports.
California voters have passed Prop 22, making ride-hailing drivers contractors instead of employees. Drivers can continue to dictate their own schedules and collect 120 percent of the state's minimum..