After winning big in California, gig companies take their worker classification fight to Massachusetts
Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart succeeded in getting Californians to vote in favor of a ballot measure exempting them from classifying drivers and delivery workers as employees. Now, the companies are in the early stages of taking a similar approach in Massachusetts.
Boeing delays Starliner spacecraft launch again over technical issues
The long-awaited test flight of Boeing's Starliner, which is designed to carry astronauts and compete with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, is once again delayed. It's just one more setback in a series of them for a trial that NASA and Boeing desperately want to go off without any major issues like the ones they had during their first launch attempt, back in December 2019.
NOAA's revised hurricane outlook sees more storms in 2021 Atlantic season
News/Science: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday revised upward its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, estimating there was a 65 per cent chance of an above-normal season compared with a previous report that called for a 60 per cent chance.
How extreme is this year's extreme weather? Here's a closer look
News/Science: As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021's onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming's wrath in the past.
Laval investigates after men wearing camouflage caught draining wetland
News/Canada/Montreal: The land is co-owned by Laval and three companies. Just two weeks ago, the city signed a contract to buy more of the green space. Now officials are trying to figure out why men were allegedly trying to drain the property.
Analysis: China's biggest private companies are in chaos. It's all part of Beijing's plan
China's crackdown on private enterprise has wiped out more than $1.2 trillion in market value for many powerful Chinese companies and stoked fears about the future of innovation in the world's second largest economy.
The Activision Blizzard lawsuit could be a watershed moment for the business world. Here's why
Even if you're not an avid gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" or "Candy Crush." Those games, which are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have in some cases attained the status of cultural phenomena, all belong to one California company helmed by one of America's longest-serving CEOs.
Boeing's Starliner ready for crucial do-over launch to space station
News/Science: Boeing Co's CST-100 Starliner capsule is poised to blast off on Tuesday from Florida's Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station in a crucial do-over test flight following a near-catastrophic failure during its 2019 debut. Watch the launch LIVE at 1:20 p.m. ET.
Line 5 pipeline between U.S. and Canada could cause 'devastating damage' to Great Lakes, say environmentalists
News/Canada/Toronto: An aging pipeline that carries oil below where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet is in such a state of disrepair it could burst at any moment and cause catastrophic damage to the Great Lakes, environmentalists warn.
Amazon union election results should be set aside due to misconduct, NLRB officer recommends
A National Labor Relations Board official is recommending that the results of the milestone union election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama held earlier this year be scrapped and that a new election be held due to illegal misconduct on the part of the e-commerce giant.