Uber Close to Partnership Agreement with San Francisco Taxi Outfit

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber’s plan to drive more taxis to its platform over the next few years could soon take another big step. According to four people familiar with the matter and a video presentation by the city’s transportation agency, the company is close to finalizing an agreement with a San Francisco partner, Flywheel Technologies, […]

Washington State Develops Landmark Agreement on Job Status of Gig Drivers

The Washington State Senate on Friday passed a bill that provides certain benefits and protections to gig drivers while barring them from being classified as employees, a longstanding priority like Uber and Lyft. The two bills will still need to be reconciled before they can be sent to the governor for approval, although the vote […]

Washington State Develops Landmark Agreement on Job Status of Gig Drivers

The Washington State Senate on Friday passed a bill that provides certain benefits and protections to gig drivers while barring them from being classified as employees, a longstanding priority like Uber and Lyft. The two bills will still need to be reconciled before they can be sent to the governor for approval, although the vote […]

As Opioid Crisis Continues Sacklers and Purdue Reach Agreement

But the new settlement still faces two potential hurdles. Even if bankruptcy judge Judge Drain signs off, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has to approve the plan, which would formally reverse the December decision that rejected the previous plan. A key component of the settlement, Sacklers’ immunity shield from civil litigation […]

Cisco and Splunk Discuss Acquisition Agreement

Technology conglomerate Cisco Systems is in talks to acquire software company Splunk, although no deal is currently on the table, tech conglomerate Cisco Systems told The New York Times on Friday. A deal may never materialize, but Cisco could pay more than $20 billion for Splunk if talks continue, one of the people said. Splunk, […]

Microsoft Launches Attraction Attack To Pass Activision Agreement

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a lure attack in Washington to seek government approval for the $70 billion deal. buy video game company Activision BlizzardHe said that he would not grant privileges to his own games in app stores. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and chairman Brad Smith said at a press conference in Washington that they […]

FAA Says It’s Reached an Agreement on 5G Service at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it has reached an agreement with Verizon and AT&T on a way to expand 5G cellular service and allow more planes to land safely at airports around the country and cool a heated dispute between wireless providers and airlines. At issue were concerns from airlines and the FAA that […]

Amazon Reaches Workers Agreement, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

SEATTLE – Amazon facing off increased scrutiny on workers’ rightsagreed this month to allow warehouse workers to organize more easily in the workplace as part of a nationwide agreement with the National Labor Relations Board. Under the deal, which was finalized Wednesday, Amazon said it would email notices of their entitlements to former and current […]

Amazon Reaches Workers Agreement, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

SEATTLE – Amazon facing off increased scrutiny on workers’ rightsagreed this month to allow warehouse workers to organize more easily in the workplace as part of a nationwide agreement with the National Labor Relations Board. Under the deal, which was finalized Wednesday, Amazon said it would email notices of their entitlements to former and current […]

A climate agreement in Glasgow seems achievable.

GLASGOW — Negotiators from 200 countries appear to be approaching an agreement late Saturday that aims to set conditions to prevent dangerous levels of global warming, but there is no tension over how to pay countries least responsible for the problem but incurring irreparable harm. “It’s time for future generations to come together in ways […]

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