Lyft Claims that NYC’s New Driver Minimum Wage Makes It Even Harder to Compete with Uber

Ride-sharing companies Lyft and Juno filed lawsuits against New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission on Wednesday, saying that new driver wage rules make it even harder for them to compete with Uber. New York City passed the nation’s first minimum wage for ride-sharing drivers in December, guaranteeing a minimum wage of at least $17.22 …

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Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

U.S. prosecutors have charged Apple hardware engineer Jizhong Chen with industrial espionage after files containing sensitive manuals, schematics and diagrams were discovered on his personal hard drive, NBC Bay Area reports. Chen worked in the driverless cars section of the company, which recently fired some 200 employees in a restructuring. In July, prosecutors accused another …

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Europe Is About to Infuriate Trump with a New Trading Channel to Bypass Iran Sanctions

The European Union’s leading countries have finally set up a new channel for payments to Iran, according to reports. The move, which will reportedly be announced later on Thursday, would almost certainly infuriate the U.S., as it would allow the bypassing of American sanctions on Iran. The EU has always been clear that it would …

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Puma Unveils a $330 Self-Lacing Sneaker to Rival Nike’s Adapt BB

Are laces a thing of the past? Puma unveiled a “self-lacing” shoe Thursday to rival Adapt BB, the automated sneaker launched by Nike earlier this month. The German sport brand’s motorized sneaker won’t be available until spring next year, but Puma is offering fans the chance to beta test it. “We’re on the ten-yard line,” …

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Fake Walgreens Pharmacist Alleged to Have Filled 750,000 Prescriptions

The company slogan read “Walgreens. Trusted Since 1901″. That claim, however, may have just taken something of a dent — particularly, if you’ve used a Bay Area Walgreens wba in the past decade. The California pharmacy board alleges that from November 2006 to September 2017, fake pharmacist Kim Thien Le filled nearly 750,000 prescriptions at …

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