Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.9%. Australia’s S&P/ASX index closed down 0.7%. The KOSPI index in South Korea plunged 2.3%, while Taiwan’s TSEC lost just over 4 points, but was virtually unchanged percentage-wise (0.03%). … [Read more...] about Asian Markets Begin Week Mostly Lower
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Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in Washington, holds Donald Trump’s fate in his hands. He could either let Trump off for inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol or sway 16 of his colleagues to punish him for it. When that choice came up at Impeachment One, McConnell quickly slammed the door on it. On Impeachment Two, he’s kept it open so far. … [Read more...] about Will Cocaine Mitch Finally Dump the Donald?
“Despite Uber and Lyft spending record amounts of money to rewrite the law to benefit themselves, they can’t change the fact that they were violating the law for years before Prop. 22 by not classifying their drivers as employees,” said John Coté, a spokesperson for San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who is one of the plaintiffs in the California attorney general lawsuit against the ride-hailing companies. “This decision bolsters the position we’ve maintained throughout.” … [Read more...] about California high court: ABC test for gig workers is retroactive, in blow to Uber, Lyft
So far, four major companies are tacking on new fees to pay for Prop. 22’s earnings guarantees and benefits. Prop. 22 gives gig workers accident insurance, a health care stipend if they average at least 15 active weekly hours per quarter, and a guaranteed 120% of minimum wage plus 30 cents/mile during “engaged time” — driving to a trip and fulfilling the trip. … [Read more...] about Here’s what you’re paying for Proposition 22
People familiar with the matter said Trump met Sunday with aides to finalize a list of more than 100 pardons and commutations to issue before his term ends. White House advisers have said Trump has had discussions about preemptively pardoning himself and other family members, none of whom have been charged with any crimes, but that at this point he is not expected to do so. … [Read more...] about Security a Focus Ahead of Biden Inauguration