November 28th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing 'gig economy' are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he has been talking about portable benefits with such companies, which use occasional workers to provide rides, deliveries, house-cleaning and other services through websites and apps. In advance of that effort, online... (Business)
November 28th @ 9:51 AM GMT
NPR The James Webb Space Telescope is undergoing its final series of tests in NASA workshops. It's designed to take even grander images than the Hubble telescope. But deploying it will be a major feat. (U.S. News)
November 27th @ 7:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! Volkswagen on Sunday signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country, officials told a news conference. ''The Volkswagen Group opted for participation in Sovac. as we have cooperated successfully with our sales partner for many years,'' said Volkswagen executive Josef Baumert. ''For us, this is a logical step towards increasing vehicle sales in Algeria in the long term,'' he said at the signing ceremon... (Politics)
November 27th @ 8:06 AM GMT
Yahoo! Islamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti parliament's seats, official results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the oil-rich Gulf state. The opposition and its allies won 24 of the assembly's 50 seats, the electoral authority announced following Saturday's snap election called after a dispute over the hiking of petrol prices. Around half of the opposition candidates who won seats are Islamists from a Muslim Brothe... (World)
November 28th @ 3:27 PM GMT
Yahoo! The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Monday a tax break from Washington state to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy, in a setback for the U.S. planemaker as it eyes victory in a parallel case against Airbus. The WTO said the subsidy came in the form of a renewed cut in Washington state's main business tax for aerospace agreed in 2013, when Boeing was considering where to base assembly of the latest member of its long-haul jet family. It rejected a com... (Business)
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