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New lawsuit targets California ride-hail labor law

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Ride-hail drivers and a union filed a lawsuit Thursday against Proposition 22 — a ballot measure that exempted Uber and other...

Indiana panel backs weaker pregnant worker protections bill

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators have advanced a weakened version of a requirement sought by the governor for workplace accommodations for pregnant women such as...

Liz Weston: What gig workers need to know about taxes

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If you became a gig worker during the pandemic, beware: Your taxes just got more complicated. ...

Germany to let citizens store ID cards on smartphone

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BERLIN — Germany says its citizens will be able to use smartphones to store their government-issued ID cards and prove their identity online. ...

Inquiry finds Crown Resorts unfit to run its Sydney casino

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SYDNEY — Australian gambling company Crown Resorts is unfit to run its new Sydney casino because it facilitated money laundering and had other problems,...

US gun maker Colt bought by Czech company

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PRAGUE — Czech firearms company Ceska Zbrojovka has signed a deal to acquire Colt, the American gun maker that helped develop revolvers in the...

Attorneys challenge Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan approval

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DOVER, Del. — Four women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct are appealing a Delaware judge’s approval of the...

Online retailer Boohoo buys 3 fashion brands from Arcadia

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LONDON — British online fashion retailer Boohoo has bought three clothing brands owned by the collapsed Arcadia retail group for 25.2 million pounds ($34.5...

German drug firm to pay $50M in US purity case at India site

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LAS VEGAS — An international pharmaceutical company has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. court and pay $50 million for deleting and hiding...

Nissan stays in red ink amid pandemic, Japan criminal trial

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TOKYO — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday losses for the fiscal third quarter, as its sales were hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its...