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Seattle Demanded Essential Workers Get Hazard Pay. So Instacart Sued. [Video]

Seattle Demanded Essential Workers Get Hazard Pay. So Instacart Sued.

The City of Seattle recently imposed 'premium pay' regulations for gig workers delivering groceries during the ongoing pandemic. Now, the city is being sued by Instacart, as well as the Washington Food..

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Andrew Yang On Data Use; Astronaut Christina Koch Talks Moon Missions | Digital Trends Live 6.25.20 [Video]

Andrew Yang On Data Use; Astronaut Christina Koch Talks Moon Missions | Digital Trends Live 6.25.20

On Digital Trends Live today: Joining us on the show today is former presidential candidate Andrew Yang discussing the Data Dividend Project and the growing divide between D.C. and Silicon Valley;..

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Double The Money And Twice The Fun: High-Paying Side Gigs For College Grads [Video]

Double The Money And Twice The Fun: High-Paying Side Gigs For College Grads

FlexJobs has created a list of high-paying jobs that pay at least $14.50 an hour and can be done as part-time gigs. According to Business Insider, many of the best opportunities require internet savvy,..

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Doordash Sued by San Francisco for Unfair Labor Practices [Video]

Doordash Sued by San Francisco for Unfair Labor Practices

The San Francisco district attorney is suing Doordash for unfair competition practices after the agency discovered Doordash workers were being classified as independent contractors and not employees.

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Midmorning With Aundrea - June 6, 2020 (Part 1) [Video]

Midmorning With Aundrea - June 6, 2020 (Part 1)

Covid-19 has changed the game for many businesses. And we take a look at a 5 year-old driver on a mission. Plus, New Orleans artists find new ways to keep the spirit alive.

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Midmorning With Aundrea - May 26, 2020 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION] [Video]

Midmorning With Aundrea - May 26, 2020 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

(Part 2 of 2. Originally aired May 7, 2020) Southwest Airlines is preparing changes to try to secure the jobs of its 60,000 employees. The hitch? They have to convince Americans it's safe to fly during..

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By minimizing close contact, this robot food delivery startup is filling a vital gap amid coronavirus [Video]

By minimizing close contact, this robot food delivery startup is filling a vital gap amid coronavirus

At least for now, we should let robots do this job.

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Queues as McDonald’s re-opens restaurants in London following lockdown easing [Video]

Queues as McDonald’s re-opens restaurants in London following lockdown easing

Dozens of motorcycle couriers queued outside a McDonald’s in northwest London after the chain re-opened 15 restaurants in the capital, for delivery only.

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