Uber, Lyft to require masks

Uber and Lyft are updating their driver and passenger requirements as state and local government begin to ease stay-at-home orders.

In an early US coronavirus hot spot, business slowly reopens

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburbs north of New York City eased outbreak restrictions, and the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time in two months, as the state focused more intently Tuesday on restarting its economy. More on those and other coronavirus-related developments in New York: ___ FOCUS […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. CALIFORNIA SUES UBER AND LYFT: California is suing ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit Tuesday. The labor law makes it harder for companies to classify […]

Uber lays off 3,700 as virus upends sharing economy

NEW YORK (AP) — In a world where the coronavirus pandemic has turned social distancing into a new way of life, companies whose business models bank on people’s willingness to share their personal space are now struggling. Uber said Wednesday it’s cutting 3,700 full-time workers, or about 14% of its workforce, as people fearful of […]

Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might be a $70 fare before driving into Manhattan. No reason to go to the airport now. Nor does he see any point in heading to Manhattan earlier, instead. “No one wakes […]

Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in […]

A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Combined with last week’s report that 3.3 million people sought unemployment aid two weeks ago, the U.S. […]

A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

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