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Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits Doh Ouattara drove for Uber and Lyft from 2016 until mid-March of this year, when he became concerned about the pandemic. With three children under 6 to provide for, he decided to apply for unemployment benefits. But despite hundreds of …

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Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets for First Time

Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets for First Time

Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets for First Time Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets for First Time OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter added information to refute the inaccuracies in President Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday, after years of pressure over its inaction on his false and threatening posts. The social media company added links late Tuesday to …

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Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s. It’s surprising, yeah. And Amazon, the company that’s determined to reinvent everything, is kinda …

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When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus Glenn Fogel was in crisis mode. It was late February, and the coronavirus was spreading. Mr. Fogel, the chief executive of Booking Holdings, the online travel giant that owns brands like Priceline.com, OpenTable and Kayak, was spending nearly every waking …

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Virgin Orbit to Attempt Its First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Virgin Orbit to Attempt Its First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Virgin Orbit to Attempt Its First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet Virgin Orbit to Attempt Its First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet Strap a rocket to the underside of a plane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it. The engine ignites, and the rocket and its payload zoom to space. That is what Virgin Orbit, one of the multitude of …

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Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks

Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks

Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks It was late March, with the coronavirus starting to peak in New York and hospitals already running short on supplies, when Bethenny Frankel, the entrepreneur and reality television star, received an email from a publicist offering her access to 500 million medical masks, or …

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How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar

How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar

How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar How Upbeat Vaccine News Fueled a Stock Surge, and an Uproar When the biotech company Moderna announced early on Monday morning positive results from a small, preliminary trial of its coronavirus vaccine, the company’s chief medical officer described the news as a “triumphant day for us.” Moderna’s stock price …

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The Drones Were Ready for This Moment

The Drones Were Ready for This Moment

The Drones Were Ready for This Moment The Drones Were Ready for This Moment New Yorkers strolling along the East River early last month glanced up to see an unsettling sight: a mysterious drone claiming to represent something called the “Anti-Covid-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force” barking orders to pedestrians below to maintain social distancing. “Please maintain a social distance of …

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Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law Handling pictures of children and grandchildren is usually a private affair. Not in the case of one Dutch grandmother. A woman’s refusal to remove photos of her grandchild on Facebook and Pinterest boiled over into court in the Netherlands this …

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Why All the Shouting About Google?

Why All the Shouting About Google?

Why All the Shouting About Google? Why All the Shouting About Google? This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. You may have seen (or ignored) a gazillion articles about the U.S. government preparing to sue Google for possibly being an illegal monopoly. This is going to get weird. So …

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