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The passage of a $900 billion coronavirus relief package after more than seven months of negotiations and recriminations has President Trump and congressional leaders racing to declare victory and blame political op


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Website: nytimes.com
2020-11-06 18:08:56 UTC

Here’s a guide to what will, and won’t, happen today.


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Did you follow all of the unicorn news from the last couple of weeks? No? Here’s a list of headlines to catch you up....


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Taking steps to bring in extra income or displace the shock of being laid off or furloughed is not unusual in the US.


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Uber and Lyft are celebrating a major ballot measure victory in California, and they’re looking to notch similar wins nationwide that could formalize labor classifications for gig workers.


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Clearly relishing the chance to strike back at his successor, the former president has been willing to throw punches on behalf of Joe Biden’s unity-focused campaign.


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A sharp spike in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is threatening the economic recovery and increasing the odds of a double-dip recession.


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President-elect Joe Biden's economic team faces a daunting task in delivering policies that will help Black and other minority communities who have been disproportionately rocked by the pandemic.


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The Times TV team recommends the five shows we're watching this week — and that you should be watching too.


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A successful ballot measure in California makes drivers and other workers contractors, but the companies face continued pushback.


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The CARES Act is providing extra money on top of usual unemployment checks.


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Website: latimes.com
2020-11-07 17:37:57 UTC

Launching a lucrative side hustle is all about looking for "pain points," says Nick Loper, founder of Side Hustle Nation. "If you had a problem that you've overcome, the solution may be the basis for a business."


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Violent crimes including murder and robbery are down in the U.S. But some states are more dangerous than others, based on 24/7 Wall St.'s ranking.


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NPR's Leila Fadel discusses the looming cutoff of federal pandemic unemployment benefits with Kate McAfee and Mario Sandoval, who were both laid off, and researcher Elizabeth Pancotti.


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YouTube and Instagram influencers make hundreds or millions of dollars touting everything from Fyre Festival to fashion week to makeup. Here's how.


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Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.


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Organized labor believes it has a friend coming to the White House. Here's what's on the agenda.


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No matter how the election ends, it is clear that American voters did not repudiate President Donald Trump. That disappointed those who have found much about his presidency abhorrent, but tens of millions of Americans have seen and heard something else from Trump that appeals to them, writes Frida Ghitis. The other side should make an effort to understand what that is.


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Uber and Lyft are facing a new round of legal pressure in their home state of California over how they classify their workers.


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President Donald Trump finally confirmed Thursday that he will vacate the White House in January after weeks of plunging America into a dark period of uncertainty—where the fate of democracy sometimes seemed to be hanging by a thread—but he largely ignored the mounting challenges his successor is facing as he exits.


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With special pandemic unemployment benefits set to expire in the next few weeks, opera singer Brian Montgomery is making plans to leave the country.


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Many unemployed Americans are starting to see a bump in jobless benefits, but it will likely be a few more weeks before independent contractors and gig workers start receiving checks -- and some may end up not qualifying at all.


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Unemployment benefits are becoming a financial lifeline for millions of Americans after their employers shut their doors to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.


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Uber and Lyft scored a big win when Californians voted in favor of their ballot measure that allows them to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees in the state. But there's likely a long, turbulent road ahead as the companies confront the issue nationally.


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Congress and President Donald Trump have enacted a historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to address the dramatic economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


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Initial jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 778,000 in the third week of November, increasing for the second week in a row as rising levels of COVID-1


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How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state


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Progressives want the president-elect to move leftward on competition rules, but he may pursue a more moderate path.


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Although all-purpose sales sites like Craigslist and EBay can be good, niche sites can often sell specific types of items faster and with less hassle.


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Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley.


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A slew of expiring emergency programs are setting up an economic “COVID cliff” come 2021, which could see millions of people lose unemployment insurance and get evictions, while a growing wave of small businesses close shop.


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Workers for the Target-owned grocery delivery service Shipt are striking Wednesday in protest of the company rolling out a less transparent payment structure nationwide.


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Thirteen states have allowed unemployment benefits to fall below the poverty level of $245 a week, or $12,760 a year, according to a study released Monday by the Government Accountability Office


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Whether Biden remains in office for four years or not, a Republican candidate will stand an excellent chance of winning in 2024.


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And Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) adds Capitol Hill heft to the Biden White House.


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The company would rather shut down its operations than pay for driver benefits.


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Website: politico.com
2020-11-30 17:12:40 UTC

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Website: politico.com
2020-12-01 01:34:29 UTC

And Trump threatens to try to stop vote counting.


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Americans filing for unemployment benefits can expect hundreds of extra dollars. Question is: How soon?


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UPenn assistant professor Ioana Marinescu says robust unemployment benefits must be protected for all workers, even those currently working.


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As society looks to rebound from Covid-19, the ideas and resources we need to cope and succeed will look different than before.


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These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 24.


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David Orrell/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images Leading short-seller Jim Chanos issued warnings about day trading, corporate fraud...


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An Upwork report found that this summer, 24% more people made a recent decision to enter the gig economy than in most years on record.


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Flexible office, hospitality and retail startups are hard hit, while sanitation startups are one of the biggest new winners in the proptech space.


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An overview of the financial services industry including the latest trends, stats, and analysis of the ever-growing financial sector.


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In the real world, almost every adult has a smart phone in his or her pocket and many also utilize virtual assistants, but more advanced technology from smart thermostats to self-parking cars remai…


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For the past seven years, showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have dedicated their professional lives to “Westworld,” HBO’s sprawling and cerebral sci-fi series loosely based on Michael Crichto…


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The audacity of Bill Cosby’s black conservatism


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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, revenues for recorded music increased in the U.S. in the first half of 2020, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s mid-year report. A 24% growt…


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The Recording Academy, the RIAA, the National Music Publishers Association and virtually every major music organization has written to Congress to ask for releief for the music community due to the…


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2020-12-02 08:59:10 UTC

The infamous hacker group reemerges from the shadows.


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California is voting on how companies classify gig workers, a measure that has become the most expensive ballot proposition in the state's history. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains what's at stake for companies like Uber and Lyft and why the outcome could matter to drivers and customers everywhere.


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Website: wsj.com
2020-11-26 16:36:48 UTC

From opera and classical to hip-hop, out-of-work musicians find inspiration—and even a little money—in a network of pop-up street performances across the city. But winter is coming...


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App-based companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash have dodged a potentially devastating blow to their industry by carving out an exemption from a California law that required them to classify their drivers as employees instead of contractors


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Four years after a 'painful' election special, Stephen Colbert returns again for a live event with flat jokes and a show-stealing Charlamagne tha God.


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As the coronavirus pandemic mutes Dubai's live-music scene, the Filipino show bands that long have animated the city's storied nightlife are being disproportionately squeezed


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Tech stocks shot higher as American voters went to the polls, the gains coming far ahead of results that could indicate who will win the presidency. American stocks broadly rose, with the S&P 500 index closing up 1.78% to 3,369.11 — one of the best Election Day closes for the S&P — while th…


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Chris Coons, Gov. Kristi Noem and Sen. Roy Blunt were on "This Week" Sunday November, 8. This is a rush transcript and may be updated.


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Newcomer Simone Recasner and Jon Rudnitsky (Catch-22)  are set as series regulars in The Big Leap, Fox’s ballet-themed hourlong comedy-drama pilot inspired by the UK reality series Big Ballet. Writ…


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Austerity has terribly damaged our ability to combat the epidemic – and the poorest communities will be least able to survive its impact


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He must both fight a crisis and prepare for transformative change


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Uber and Lyft say that if California is successful, they’ll be forced to shut down.


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Taking an Uber in California is about to get more expensive.


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It mentioned future plans to use drones and autonomous vehicles for deliveries


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Uber will match donations up to $3 million, plus an additional $2 million, to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.


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Why attract new workers when you can just poach your rivals’ members?


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Investors are once again hungry for food-delivery firms


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The lawsuit is the latest to target a gig economy company in California.


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It was not automation or software that brought job losses


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Luta Security CEO Katie Moussouris explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of bug bounties.


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Mac Brandt was one of the lucky ones. For the past six years, he’s made a living purely from acting, appearing in television shows like “Kingdom” and “Arrested Development,” and scrounging up enoug…


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In a new book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, author Andy Storch shares how anyone can stop drifting and take control of their future.


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The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased further last week, suggesting that an explosion in new COVID-19 infections and business restrictions were boosting layoffs and undermining the labor market recovery.


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The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased further last week, suggesting that an explosion in new COVID-19 infections and business restrictions were boosting layoffs and undermining the labor market recovery.


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The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased further last week, suggesting that an explosion in new COVID-19 infections and business restrictions were boosting layoffs and undermining the labor market recovery.


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As part of a larger strategy to boost your profile or sell other items, writing and publishing a book can pay off.


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What will the 2020s hold for the gig economy? Lots of evolution and growth. Here are six ways it will change.


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The upbeat October employment report is likely showing the labor market through the rear view mirror.


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Recent protests outside the South L.A. sheriff's station have drawn longtime activists and others who have made attending rallies against police violence part of their weekly routine.


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If you have a skill that other people want to learn, you most likely have an online class that could enable you to profit from a distance.


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Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners' chief investment officer, is a conservative who thinks progressive policies, modified by tax incentives, could aid a COVID-battered underclass.


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The Proposition 22 ballot campaign by Uber and Lyft just became the most expensive such campaign ever.


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Ranking the musical thrills and architectural wonders from a coast-to-coast fact-finding mission on music halls, from classical in Cleveland to jazz in New Orleans.


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How hard will the robots make us work?


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With the passage of Proposition 22, ride-hailing drivers and delivery workers could access to some new benefits as early as December.


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Dance studios including Edge Performing Arts Center and Ryan Heffington's Sweat Spot have closed or gone virtual. Goodbye for now or goodbye forever?


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People who make their living through on-demand platforms face the possibility of a recession aggravated by a drop in demand caused by coronavirus fears.


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It was an advertisement for Lyft that convinced Chris Berry to leave his small town and head to Nashville.


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AB5, the state's new gig economy law, is intended to protect workers. But small theater, opera and dance companies worry it could ruin them.


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Progressives are disappointed at the absence of a blue wave, but they should be more patient.


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