Blue Shield of California, Walgreens Partner on Personalized Healthcare Solution

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Some Golden State residents covered by Blue Shield of California will be offered limited healthcare services at Walgreens locations under a newly announced arrangement between the two companies, according to a press release. The company is based in Oakland, California.

California Judge Strikes Down Gig Worker Exemption From Labor Law

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In a blow for Uber and Lyft, a California court has ruled that a 2020 ballot measure making it so rideshare and food delivery drivers were not able to be included in a state labor law is unconstitutional, The Sacramento Bee reported.

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California Pizza Kitchen Joins Eat-at-Home Food Frenzy

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Los Angeles-based casual dining chain California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has joined a growing list of restaurant brands that are leveraging their brand affinity and culinary authority to capture the food-at-home sales opportunity.

California announces deal to treat fintech's ISAs as student loans

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California Goes Back Under Lockdown

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For the fifth consecutive day, Florida reported more than 12,000 new coronavirus infections, and in California, Gov. The resurgence of the virus in California has taken its toll on the Latino community. Coronavirus bars California closures COVID-19 News Restaurants Retail What's Hot

Qdoba, California Tortilla advance mobile ordering

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California Tortilla and Qdoba have launched mobile app upgrades

Green Dot Moves HQ From California To Texas

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Green Dot is the latest company to embark on an exodus from California, relocating to Austin, Texas, CNBC reports. Green Dot, according to CNBC, will focus on four hubs, including the new headquarters in Texas, along with WeWork-style offices in Florida, Ohio and California.

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Uber Lets California Drivers Set Fees

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In a move that will give more flexibility to its drivers, less predictability to passengers and potential legal protection for its parent company, Uber now is letting California drivers set their own rates — within limits. Ridesharing California News Uber What's Hot

Uber, Lyft Ready Shutdown Friday In California

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are ready to suspend their ride-hailing services in California on Thursday (Aug. In a blog post , Lyft said its rideshare operations in California would be suspended at 11:59 a.m. Ridesharing California Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California Cops Enlist Drones For Lockdown Enforcement

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A police department in California is going to use drones equipped with loudspeakers to help enforce the state lockdown orders imposed due to the coronavirus, according to a report by the Financial Times. Coronavirus California Drones News What's Hot

Two California bank deals highlight appeal of smaller cities

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California's Monterey-Salinas Transit To Offer Visa's Tap To Pay

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Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will now allow bus riders to pay fares using contactless solutions, becoming the first California transit agency — and the first system outside a major metropolitan area — to offer tap-to-pay fares, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS.

Report: Facebook To Move UK Users To California Privacy Agreement

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users into new agreements with its corporate headquarters in California, effectively circumventing the European Union’s strict privacy laws, according to an exclusive report by the Reuters news service. Facebook California News privacy Security Social Media U.K.

COVID Pushes California Pizza Kitchen Into Bankruptcy

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California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is the latest big restaurant chain to fall on hard times in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company opened its first restaurant in 1985 in Beverly Hills, with a menu offering California-style pizza and cuisine.

California Uber, Lyft Drivers File Lawsuit Over Prop 22

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G ig workers in California who drive for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare and delivery platforms have filed a lawsuit in the state’s Supreme Court seeking to overturn Proposition 22, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday (Jan.

California Bill Requiring Food Delivery Fee Transparency Awaits Governor's Approval

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In California, a bill that would require third-party delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats to show consumers an itemized breakdown of costs and fees, is heading to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom for approval.

California Judge: Uber, Lyft Can’t Call Drivers Contractors

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A California judge has passed an injunction to force Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, CNBC reported. Legal California gig economy Gig Workers legal Lyft News Uber What's Hot

Blackhawk Network To Disburse $100 Million For California’s Vaccine Incentive Program

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Blackhawk Network is teaming up with the state of California to offer digital gift cards as an incentive to get vaccinated, the global payments provider announced in a press release Wednesday (June 2).

Proposed California Bill Offers Banking Support For Cannabis Businesses

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A proposed new California bill, AB 1525 , would give banking institutions and accountants the green light to work with cannabis businesses. Alvarez, California Department of Business Oversight commissioner, Bloomberg reported.

Uber Weighs Backup Plan If Controversial California Labor Law Stands

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Uber is weighing contingency plans that could dramatically shrink its California operations should a ballot campaign aimed at revoking a controversial state labor law fall short on Election Day.

Grubhub Changes Tipping In California, Angering Drivers

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In November, California voters, by a margin of about 58 percent to 42, adopted Proposition 22, which overturned a fairly young state law that made it harder for companies to deploy gig workers without classifying them as “employees” and providing the benefits employees receive.

California’s Proposition 24 Vote Could Boost Online Privacy Bills In New York, Washington

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A ballot measure passed by a sizable majority of California voters to ramp up protections for online privacy could pave the way for similar measures across the country. Legal California legal Legislation News privacy Security What's Hot

California Seeks Court Order To Make Uber, Lyft Drivers Employees

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In what could be the start of a protracted court fight, attorneys for the state of California plan to ask a judge to order Uber and Lyft to classify their ride-hailing drivers as employees rather than contractors, Reuters reported. 3, California voters will have their say.

California’s fintech startups are invading New York

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It had to be California. When two Irish brothers started Stripe Inc. together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters.

Newsom Unveils California Stimulus Plan That Would Give Triple Payments

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California Gov. California’s recovery is well. California has been recovering from the economic downturn from the pandemic. Economy California Coronavirus economy Gavin Newsom News What's Hot

California Won’t Open Restaurants Right Now After All

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California Gov. Instead, he told a news conference that the state will issue new guidance for California food and dining establishments on Thursday (May 7). Retail California Gavin Newsom governor News regulations reopening Restaurants What's Hot

California Tells Uber And Lyft Their Drivers Are Employees

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The California agency that regulates ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said their drivers are considered employees under the state’s new gig work law, the latest development in the fight over drivers’ status, Reuters reported. Ridesharing California Gig Workers Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California Expects IPO Tax Windfall

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California is gearing up to get a tax windfall from all the initial public offerings of California companies slated for this year. When Facebook went public, The Wall Street Journal reported California got $1.3 If California gets billions in tax revenue from the IPOs of tech companies, the governor could face pressure from liberal legislators and interest groups to increase spending.

Consumers Will Pay Increased Fees To Offset California Gig Worker Benefits

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Gig workers for Uber and others in California will start getting benefits, but consumers will pay the price in additional fees, the Financial Times (FT) reported Monday (Dec. Gig Economy California doordash gig economy Gig Workers Instacart Lyft News Uber What's Hot

Nuro Gets California Permit For Autonomous Deliveries

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Nuro has received the first-ever autonomous vehicle deployment permit from the state of California, according to a press release. Nuro has already run tests of its R2 on California roads, and the permit will now let the company partner with new and existing retailers to operate deliveries.

JD Sports Purchases California-Based Shoe Palace

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California-based Shoe Palace was started in 1993 by the Mersho family. More than 50 percent of the retail locations are in California, but the retailer has an “established retail presence” in Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Genesis Holdings Inc.,

Uber, Lyft Lose AB5 Appeal In California

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Silicon Valley rideshare giants Uber and Lyft must abide by a California Court of Appeals’ decision that they can no longer classify their drivers as independent contractors, pending a ballot measure giving voters a say on election day (Nov.

Bitcoin Daily: China Expands Digital Cash Pilot; California Bill Defining Digital Assets Moves Forward

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The move comes as numerous places around the world look into digital currencies for official business, including the state of California, as it moves ahead with a digital asset bill, Assembly Bill 2150.

California regulator hires consumer advocate to lead fintech office

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California's top financial regulator is stepping down

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