Qdoba, California Tortilla advance mobile ordering

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California Tortilla and Qdoba have launched mobile app upgrades

California Lets Aurora Operate Driverless Cars

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Self-driving vehicle company Aurora has been approved by California regulators to allow passengers rides in its fleet of driverless vehicles, according to reports. The company did not specify when it would allow California passengers in its vehicles.

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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

California’s New Ridesharing Law Could Hurt Drivers

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California Gov. Lyft says it has 325,000 drivers in California, while Uber says it has more than 200,000, the article said. Gig Economy AB5 California Drivers employees gig economy independent contractors Lyft News Ridesharing Uber What's Hot

California Gig Decree Prompts Uber To Halt Upfront Pricing

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Uber is dropping upfront pricing in favor of estimates in response to the California gig economy law that took effect Jan 1. The new law prompted Uber to revise its app, giving California rideshare drivers detailed information about a trip — fare, length, destination — before they accept it.

Gig Economy Could See Overhaul Under New California Bill

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California lawmakers passed a controversial labor bill on Tuesday (Sept. App-based businesses tried to work out immunity to no avail and the bill passed the California State Senate in a 29 to 11 vote, The New York Times reported on Wednesday (Sept. California Gov.

California’s Proposed Business Lending Rules Draw Support

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Proposed regulations would give small businesses in California the nation’s most extensive set of truth-in-lending protections for small business borrowers. . In 2018, California began the journey of establishing lending transparency for small businesses in the state.

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.

Big banks offer relief to California homeowners affected by COVID-19

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Bank of America Wells Fargo Mortgages California U.S. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and U.S. Bancorp, along with 200 state-chartered banks and credit unions, have agreed to let borrowers skip payments for 90 days if their finances have been upended by the pandemic. Bancorp Coronavirus JPMorgan Chase Citigroup Loan modifications Gavin Newsom

Guiding California’s Indie Truckers Through Legislative Disruption

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California’s Assembly Bill 5 ( AB5 ) was signed into law last year, but the legislation, which lays out rules to classify workers as either employees or independent contractors, continues to cause debate and disruption, with the trucking industry, one of the most heavily affected markets.

California’s Gritty Privacy Edict Could Get Stricter

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The real estate developer behind California’s tough new privacy law — the strictest in the U.S. Alastair Mactaggart’s 2018 state ballot initiative resulted in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and now he wants to ensure it’s bullet-proof from modifications that could weaken it. “It’s

The ABCs Of The California Gig Worker Ruling

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Early this week, a judge denied a request from Uber and Postmates to halt the enforcement of a new California labor law — known as AB5 , which was voted into law last year — that would place new restrictions on gig economy workers. There’s a saying in jurisprudence: Hard cases make bad law.

California BanCorp Launches Treasury Management Consultancy

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California BanCorp , the holding company for California Bank of Commerce (CBC), has announced the launch of a Treasury Management Consultancy to enable firms to manage their liquidity, utilize excess cash for better investments and reduce financial risks. “We

California Grants Lending License To BNPL Platform Sezzle

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Sezzle , the California-based alternative payments lender, announced Thursday that it was finally approved by the state’s Department of Business Oversight ( DBO ) for a lending license.

California settles with point-of-sale lender Afterpay

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Consumer lending Retail industry State of California Point-of-sale State regulatorsThe Australian firm agreed to pay around $1 million in connection with allegations that it broke the law by operating without a license in the nation's largest state.

Tech Lobbyists Oppose California Consumer Privacy Act

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Lobbying groups and trade associations representing tech giants such as Facebook and Apple have thrown their support towards legislation that could weaken California’s landmark privacy law.

What’s Next For California’s Gig Economy After AB 5

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About a year-and-a-half after a state Supreme Court decision that brought the issue to the forefront of legislators’ attention, the California Senate voted to approve Assembly Bill 5 on Tuesday (Sept.

FinTech Firms Ease Resistance To California SMB Borrower Protection Rules

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However, lawmakers in California are getting closer to making legislation that would protect small business borrowers using alternative lending platforms, with industry players working with policymakers to make the new rules palatable for everyone.

Uber, Lyft Push Back Against California Gig Worker Law

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Uber and Lyft are organizing and pushing back against a California law that takes effect on Jan. Ridesharing Ballot California employees Gig Workers independent contractors Law Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California Truckers Continue Legal Fight Against Gig Worker Law

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Legislation in California that aims to expand worker protections for so-called gig economy workers has led to a debate in the state’s freight services market and a lawsuit hoping to block the law. The CTA filed its lawsuit to block California’s law last week, the report said. “To

Employee Or Contractor? California Freight Enters The Worker Classification Debate

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California Trucking Weighs In. This week, reports in Capital Public Radio in California noted a legislative proposal that would classify independent truckers as employees, not as contractors — the opposite of what the Labor Department stated in its opinion.

California Opens Door For San Francisco Public Bank

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation allowing for the establishment of public banks in the state, and advocates in San Francisco are jumping at the opportunity.

Gig Worker Law Change Will Head To California Voters In November

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A petition by Uber , Lyft and DoorDash to roll back a California law regarding gig economy workers has reached 1 million signatures and will head to voters at the ballot box this November, according to CNET.

Coronavirus hardships behind California bank chief's decision to retire

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C-suite California Community banking Succession planningTom Meyer, CEO of 1st Capital since 2015, decided to step down because shelter-in-place orders are keeping him from family hundreds of miles from the bank.

California governor to fintechs: Forget Utah. Be an ILC here.

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ILCs Innovation Fintech Fintech regulations CFPB CaliforniaGavin Newsom's proposal to create a consumer watchdog modeled after the CFPB includes a provision that would make it easier for upstart financial firms to obtain industrial loan charters.

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Amid California Wildfires, FIs And Payment Services Offer Help

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Payment services providers and financial institutions are beginning their work in helping people recover from the California wildfires — with those disaster responses informed by experiences in previous wildfires and recent hurricanes.

California’s New Labor Bill Gets Pushback From Uber

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Rideshare giant Uber says it will fight the recent passage of a controversial labor bill in California, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (Sept. Gig Economy AB5 California contractors gig economy labor Legislation Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California merger terminated over delayed regulatory approval

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Community banking M&A Marijuana banking CaliforniaThe FDIC was reluctant to sign off on the merger of Summit Bancshares and Faciam Holdings because the company planned to serve marijuana-related businesses.

WorldRemit Expands Into California

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24) that it has launched in California. s fasted growing startup, WorldRemit said it has set its sights on California, as the state is home to one in four migrants in the U.S. California will also stand as the company’s second largest market to date.

Retailer Hanna Andersson, Salesforce Get First Taste Of New California Privacy Law

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And except when you’re the first retailer to get rung up under the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California law is more specific and more punitive for breaches. In addition to the first lawsuit filed, companies in California are confronting the new reality of the CCPA.

CashCall, Courts And California’s Increasingly Confusing Lending Market

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Headquartered in Orange County, California and founded in 2003, CashCall is a big firm that consumers likely know best from its early commercials featuring the late Gary Coleman. During its 15 years in business, the firm grew up to be the largest lender of its kind in the state of California.

California settles with point-of-sale lender Afterpay

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Consumer lending Retail industry State of California Point-of-sale State regulatorsThe Australian firm agreed to pay around $1 million in connection with allegations that it broke the law by operating without a license in the nation's largest state.

Unions Urge New York To Follow California’s Lead On Gig Workers

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Unions in New York are petitioning the state to change its laws to include employment protections for gig economy workers, similar to a bill recently passed in California, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (Sept.

Amazon Deploys Delivery Robots In California

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Amazon has begun using Scout, its six-wheeled autonomous delivery robot, in a neighborhood in Irvine, California, according to a report.

Retailer Hanna Andersson, Salesforce Are First Sued Under New California Privacy Law

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And except when you’re the first retailer to get rung up under the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California law is more specific and more punitive for breaches. In addition to the first lawsuit filed, companies in California are confronting the new reality of the CCPA.