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California Bill Could Alter Amazon Labor Practices

Among the pandemic’s biggest economic winners is Amazon, which nearly doubled its annual profit last year to $21 billion and is on pace to far exceed that total this year.The […]




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PG&E Aims to Curb Wildfire Risk by Burying Many Power Lines

Pacific Gas & Electric, aiming to show its determination to overcome a history of safety problems, announced Wednesday that it planned to put 10,000 miles of its power lines underground […]




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Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.

Benjamin Maldonado and his teenage son were driving back from a soccer tournament on a California freeway in August 2019 when a truck in front of them slowed. Mr. Maldonado […]







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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, a baby sleep product, after it was linked to reports of four infant deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The […]




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The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

It was seven years ago when Waymo discovered that spring blossoms made its self-driving cars get twitchy on the brakes. So did soap bubbles. And road flares.New tests, in years […]




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Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say

Tony Hsieh, who developed Zappos into a billion-dollar internet shoe store and formulated an influential notion about corporate happiness, deliberately locked himself in a shed moments before it was consumed […]







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Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’

The luxury cabin in Incline Village, Nev., just north of Lake Tahoe, has a hot tub, sauna, pool table, fire pit, two patios and a backyard full of towering pine […]




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Labor Department Curbs Announcements of Company Violations

For years, the Labor Department has made a practice of issuing sternly worded news releases calling out companies deemed by its enforcement staff to have violated the law, including rules […]