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(Reuters) – Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) and Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading industry regulator said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: Ryan Tippins, a UPS worker living in Napa, gets a haircut from San Yankee, co-owner and barber at the Chateau Barber Shop, prior to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s effective immediately statewide “stay at home order”, in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Napa, California, U.S. March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File
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(Reuters) – California retail with in-store shopping and places of worship that were closed under one of the most restrictive coronavirus containment rules in the United States may now open, health authorities announced on Monday. The California Department of Public Health said that businesses and churches, synagogues, and mosques can reopen at 25 percent occupancy
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FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom waits to speak at a news conference in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – California governor Gavin Newsom cleared a path for the potential return of professional sport in the state, saying on Monday that an early June restart was possible under
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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sued local authorities in California on Saturday as the electric carmaker pushed to re-open its factory there and Chief Executive Elon Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters and future programs from the state to Texas or Nevada. Musk has been pushing to re-open Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory after Alameda County’s
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DETROIT/SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Michigan and California, two U.S. manufacturing powerhouses, acted on Thursday to allow factories to reopen from coronavirus lockdowns over the next few days, as millions more Americans joined the ranks of workers left jobless by the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow talk
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California is days away from announcing a meaningful loosening of its coronavirus-related restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday, as protesters sneaked on to closed beaches and crowded the lawn outside the state Capitol in Sacramento. FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom waits to speak at a news conference in San
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BOLINAS, Calif. (Reuters) – Researchers began testing an entire town in northern California for the novel coronavirus and its antibodies on Monday, one of the first such efforts since the pandemic hit the United States. A medical professional conducts tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bolinas, a coastal enclave in Northern California where all
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday. The latest U.S. case was reported in Santa Clara county
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(Reuters) – California is monitoring more than 8,400 people who arrived on commercial flights for coronavirus symptoms from “points of concern,” but the state lacks test kits and has been held back by federal testing rules, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom reacts after signing SB 113, which will
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 350 Americans who left Wuhan, China, aboard two planes arrived at a U.S. military base in California on Wednesday, in Washington’s latest effort to fly its citizens away from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. travelers on two State Department-chartered flights will be quarantined for 14 days after landing,
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