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2016-04-24

NewsWatch: Uber drivers get some clarification on tipping; riders likely still confused

The court settlement last week for ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. directly addressed a labor dispute over whether operators should be counted as independent contractors or employees, but it also indirectly impacts, at least a little bit, the confusing practice…

posted 2016/04/24 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Economic Preview: Lackluster GDP throws wrench into Fed’s rate-hike plans

The apparent downshift in U.S. GDP, to be released Thursday, throws another wrench in the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates at a gradual pace.

posted 2016/04/24 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

NewsWatch: Uber drivers get some clarification on tipping; riders likely still confused

The court settlement last week for ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. directly addressed a labor dispute over whether operators should be counted as independent contractors or employees, but it also indirectly impacts, at least a little bit, the confusing practice…

posted 2016/04/24 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

2016-04-23

Uber drivers get some clarification on tipping; riders likely still confused

The court settlement last week for ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. directly addressed a labor dispute over whether operators should be counted as independent contractors or employees, but it also indirectly impacts, at least a little bit, the confusing practice…

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

U.S. to buy material used in Iran nuclear program

The Obama administration agreed Friday to buy 32 tons of Iran’s heavy water, a key component in atomic-weapons development, a new gambit in a growing White House effort to encourage Tehran to stick to the nuclear agreement reached last year.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

NewsWatch: Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary draws buffs, actors and politicians

A production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” returned home to London’s Globe Theatre after spending the last two years traveling to almost every country in the world. It was an ambitious tour, and one of many events, to mark the 400th…

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary draws buffs, actors and politicians

A production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” returned home to London’s Globe Theatre after spending the last two years traveling to almost every country in the world. It was an ambitious tour, and one of many events, to mark the 400th…

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Prescription steroids get a quiet exemption

Last September, the U.S. Anti Doping Agency gave Jeff Hammond a green light he never expected: USADA said that Hammond, a masters cyclist, could compete in races while using medically prescribed testosterone.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Anger grows over Rio bike path failure ahead of Olympics

Public outrage over the deadly collapse of an elevated seaside bike path in Rio de Janeiro just months before the Olympics intensified Friday, as ties emerged between the company responsible for the project and city officials.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Obama’s trip to Germany reflects new closeness

Chancellor Angela Merkel asked President Barack Obama last year for a personal favor before he left office: Appear with her at Germany’s annual industrial trade fair.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Nations sign landmark agreement on climate change

World leaders gathered at the United Nations on Friday to sign a landmark agreement on climate change, setting in motion a process to curb the impact of global warming.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

Rumble Seat: Lexus GS F is a luxury car with a steroid habit

Two thousand, or thereabouts. That’s how many of these pharmaceutically enhanced, dripping-with-brakes Lexus GS Fs the company will import into North America this year, the brand’s makers say.

posted 2016/04/23 by MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

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