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
By the time Trump showed some remorse for telling his rabid crowd to take back their stolen country with a weak, “I unequivocally condemn the violence” after the violence had already done its work, no one but his most deranged followers could hear him. He’d already repeated the lie that got it all started and called the murderous horde “very special” people. He’d enjoyed the little war, and seeing his supporters show the “strength” he’d kept demanding of them. … [Read more...] about Will Cocaine Mitch Finally Dump the Donald?
Prop. 22 does not shield the gig companies retroactively. They are facing a range of lawsuits over employment classification, from both government agencies and their own workers. The Supreme Court decision means that if the gig companies lose those cases, they could face much bigger penalties since they could be found responsible for actions before Dynamex took effect in April 2018. … [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
"The proposed action is unwise, unconventional, and most importantly, puts the national security needlessly at risk by diverting essential personnel and resources from the protection of the U.S. Capitol, where all of the institutions of government will be represented, to providing for the security, protection, and transport of the outgoing president,” the lawmakers wrote. Signatories included Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky and Congressmen André Carson, Steven Cohen and Danny Davis. … [Read more...] about Security a Focus Ahead of Biden Inauguration