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Weekly News Roundup

Amazon's Latest Rival: Your Weekly News Roundup

Data & Featured Lists Editor
3 min read

Looking to keep on top of the latest headlines in business, innovation and tech? Check out our Weekly News recaps posted every Friday AM -- a quick summary designed to keep you current. 

Los Angeles might join cities like Seattle and Chicago in raising its minimum wage. L.A.'s wage hike from $9 to $15 by 2020 could impact more than 800,000 workers in the major metro. The motion requires final approval next month.

Meanwhile, Google is adding a new function to make online shopping one step faster. Managing editor Jason Fell recaps how the search engine is taking on e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay by installing 'buy' buttons for certain, sponsored search results. 

And Lyft is testing a new feature that will allow its carpoolers to connect long after they're dropped off. Lyft Lyne passengers in San Francisco can now rate each other with smiley emoticons, and if there’s a match, the ridesharing app will let them chat. Or as our senior writer Cat Clifford writes, Lyft is playing in Tinder's sandbox

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