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Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors
Legal Issues

Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors

The popular ride-hailing apps failed to persuade separate U.S. judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.
For $125 and 200 Words You Can Own a Historic Bed and Breakfast
Contests

For $125 and 200 Words You Can Own a Historic Bed and Breakfast

A woman in Maine is giving her country inn to the winner of an essay contest, carrying on the tradition that began in 1993.
Carly Okyle
Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases
Legal Issues

Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases

The lawsuit seeks to force the social-media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
U.S. Airlines Group Expects Busiest Spring Season in Seven Years
Airlines

U.S. Airlines Group Expects Busiest Spring Season in Seven Years

Experts are estimating that the number of passengers traveling in March and April will be up by about 2 percent.
American Millennials Among the World's Least Skilled, Report Says
Millennials

American Millennials Among the World's Least Skilled, Report Says

Surprised? So were the researchers who tested and compared workers in 23 countries.
Anne Fisher
Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020
Gender gap

Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020

The ride-hailing app is under the microscope due to a handful of driver assaults on passengers in some cities.
Snapchat Management Holds Talks With Saudi's Prince Alwaleed
Snapchat

Snapchat Management Holds Talks With Saudi's Prince Alwaleed

The mobile messaging app is looking abroad for additional funding.
Tesla Shedding Jobs in China as Sales Target Missed
Tesla

Tesla Shedding Jobs in China as Sales Target Missed

Some positions are being eliminated while others are added, but overall headcount has gone down in a restructuring drive.
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Fraud

Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fab.com's Massive Fall: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Fab.com's Massive Fall: Your Weekly News Roundup

This week's edition recaps Fab's fire sale, the FCC's historic decision on net neutrality, Pebble's record Kickstarter and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Recent Survey Provides a Great Look at Today's Entrepreneur [Infographic]
Entrepreneurs

Recent Survey Provides a Great Look at Today's Entrepreneur [Infographic]

Just who is starting businesses in the U.S., and what makes them tick?
David Nilssen
Etsy Crafts a Plan to Go Public
IPO

Etsy Crafts a Plan to Go Public

The online marketplace cited losing its authenticity as a risk factor in its IPO filing.
Erin Griffith
The Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Subsidies: What You Need to Know
Obamacare

The Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Subsidies: What You Need to Know

The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.
Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs as It Seeks to Trim Costs by $2 Billion
Target

Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs as It Seeks to Trim Costs by $2 Billion

The big retailer is battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performances.