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Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Efforts to Shield Business Model

After California passed a law in 2019 that effectively gave gig workers the legal standing of employees, companies like Uber and Lyft spent some $200 million on a ballot initiative exempting their drivers. To avoid such threats in other states, the companies have pressed for legislation that classifies drivers as contractors, meaning they are not …

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Fake Comments on Net Neutrality Rollback to Cost Companies Millions

Internet service providers funded an effort that yielded millions of fake comments supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of so-called net neutrality rules in 2017, the New York attorney general said on Thursday. Internet providers, working through a group called Broadband for America, spent $4.2 million on the project, Attorney General Letitia James said. The …

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