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California: Self-Driving Cars Can't Be on Roads Without Drivers
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California: Self-Driving Cars Can't Be on Roads Without Drivers

The rules, which will face a period of public comment before being finalized, set out a path to take the industry from the current stage of vehicle testing to actually rolling them out to consumers.
Ford Gets Approval From California to Test Self-Driving Cars
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Ford Gets Approval From California to Test Self-Driving Cars

The car company joins Tesla and Google in the autonomous automobile space.
Uber Class-Action Suit Allowed to Expand to More Drivers
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Uber Class-Action Suit Allowed to Expand to More Drivers

Drivers are seeking reimbursement for expenses including vehicle maintenance and the cost of gas, which the company does not currently pay for.
Tesla's Sweet Model X Ride for the Whole Family Is Finally Here
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Tesla's Sweet Model X Ride for the Whole Family Is Finally Here

Take that, dorky gas-guzzling minivans everywhere.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Luxury Bus Company Leap Declares Bankruptcy, Auctions Buses for $5
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Luxury Bus Company Leap Declares Bankruptcy, Auctions Buses for $5

The San Francisco-based company used to serve fresh-pressed juice to commuters.
Biz Carson
Chipotle Faces Food Poisoning Lawsuits in California and Minnesota
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Chipotle Faces Food Poisoning Lawsuits in California and Minnesota

The chain is dealing with the aftermath of separate outbreaks of norovirus and salmonella.
Kate Taylor
Uber Drivers Granted Class Action Status in California Lawsuit
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Uber Drivers Granted Class Action Status in California Lawsuit

The lawsuit seeks to designate drivers as employees, not independent contractors.
California Prosecutors Say Convicted Criminals Passed Uber's Background Checks
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California Prosecutors Say Convicted Criminals Passed Uber's Background Checks

The ridesharing service is accused of having brought on drivers who have previously been convicted of murder and sex crimes.
Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You
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Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You

The database will tell you what you're likely to save in energy costs and will also put you in touch with a local installer.
There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter
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There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter

Irked by the sound of keys clinking together? So is California entrepreneur Vince Ho.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How This Produce Pioneer Popularized the Kiwi and Forever Changed the American Palate
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How This Produce Pioneer Popularized the Kiwi and Forever Changed the American Palate

Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan fears no fruit. The 91-year-old entrepreneur smashed the gender barrier in the old boys club of produce and brought some 200 unusual edibles out of obscurity and onto our plates.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights
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Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights

The IFA agreed to drop its opposition to a bill backed by franchisee and labor organizations.
Kate Taylor
Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says
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Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says

The ruling is the latest in a host of legal and regulatory challenges facing the smartphone-based ride-hailing service.
How a Creative Agency Became a Catalyst for Social Change
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How a Creative Agency Became a Catalyst for Social Change

The frogImpact program creates design-centric solutions for issues in health care, disaster relief and more.
Jason Ankeny