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How we can collaborate to empower the future workforce

47 minutes ago   |   Fortune

The world of work has been undergoing change for years, driven by technological, economical, and societal factors. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated...
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Airline schedules have been cut in half, but customer-service complaints are up nearly 500%

Airline schedules have been cut in half, but customer-service complaints are up nearly 500%

47 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Getting a refund from an airline isn't becoming any easier, even half a year into a pandemic that's upended air travel as we know it. Data released by...
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Uber sued by non-white drivers alleging race-biased ratings lead to firings

2 hours ago   |   Fortune   |   3 articles

Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they're rated by customers. “Uber is aware that...
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Vote-by-Mail Window May Be Closed With Postal Service Still Slow

5 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Delivery by the U.S. Postal Service remains slow despite the intervention of federal judges and some voting advocates say ballots not in the mail now may not arrive in time to...
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MIT CSAIL's Roboat II is an autonomous platform large enough to carry human passengers

8 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an autonomous boat large enough to carry human passengers.
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Fiat Launches New 500 Electric Minicar, Unlikely To Lose $14,000 With Every Sale

9 hours ago   |   Forbes

Fiat launched a new electric version of the 500 in Milan Monday. When Fiat first launched an electric version of the little 500 city car, Fiat urged buyers to stay away because...
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Bus driver with COVID-19 forces remote-only classes in Brunswick

9 hours ago   |   Times Union

BRUNSWICK - Educators hope to resume in-person classes on Tuesday, a day after a deep cleaning of "transportation vehicles and locations of movement" prompted by the recent...
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Uber drivers union asks EU court to overrule ‘robo-firing' by algorithm

Uber drivers union asks EU court to overrule ‘robo-firing' by algorithm

10 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Former Uber drivers have filed a legal challenge against the company in Europe, arguing that its "robo-firing" practices contravenes GDPR.
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Election Flashpoints Collide With a Week to Go

11 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Stay tuned for special Election Night editions of Balance of Power.
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Narcos Are Waging a New Drug War Over a Texas Company's Basic Chemical

12 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Tetra Technologies wanted to boost sales of calcium chloride, a compound with lots of commercial applications. Now Colombian drug lords are asking for it by name.
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60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

California is extremely dry and fire danger is high as the state experiences winds that are gusting above 60 mph in places. Read more ...

Counting the vote: Will we know who won on election night?

Counting the vote: Will we know who won on election night?

Millions of Americans have already voted but each state has different rules on when it can start counting those ballots. Read more ...

12-year-old runs a mile for every fallen first responder

12-year-old runs a mile for every fallen first responder

Zechariah Cartledge has run just under 700 miles since January 2019 and raised more than $200,000 for law enforcement and firefighters as a part of his nonprofit, Running For... Read more ...

Big power shutoffs in California as winds boost fire danger

Big power shutoffs in California as winds boost fire danger

About 300,000 power customers - estimated at more than 1 million people - were in the dark as officials issued warnings for what could be the strongest winds for California... Read more ...

Senate to confirm Barrett for court in partisan-line vote

Senate to confirm Barrett for court in partisan-line vote

A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition and institutional norms to secure President Donald... Read more ...

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

Health experts say the resurgence of cases they have warned would strike in the fall and winter months is here and that it could be worse than the U.S. has seen so far. Read more ...

President Trump to escalate campaigning, Joe Biden steps up own travel in...

President Trump to escalate campaigning, Joe Biden steps up own travel in final week of race

As the race tightens in its final full week, both President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are increasing their campaign stops. For Trump, it's his last chance to pick up ground... Read more ...

This American astronaut voted from space. Here's how she did it

This American astronaut voted from space. Here's how she did it

This isn't the first time NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has cast her ballot from space: She voted in 2016 when she was also researching at the International Space Station. Read more ...

Minnesota GOP Senate candidate undergoing emergency surgery

Minnesota GOP Senate candidate undergoing emergency surgery

Minnesota Republican Jason Lewis, the party's nominee for Senate, was rushed into emergency surgery Monday to fix a severe internal hernia, his campaign announced in a... Read more ...

How to watch Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation vote live

How to watch Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation vote live

The Republican-led Senate is expected to confirm Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday evening, giving President Trump his third justice and a huge... Read more ...