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Workplace Culture Needs a Legal and Strategic Overhaul

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Workplace Culture Needs a Legal and Strategic Overhaul
August 29, 2021

The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of changes to the workplace and workforce in general. One of the most significant developments that we’ve seen has been low wage workers withholding labor for higher pay or more rewarding careers. We asked Lauren Blair, an employment & litigation attorney at […]

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How Employment Law is Shifting in a Post-COVID Economy
August 26, 2021

The pandemic has left the U.S. job market more uncertain than usual. Even though July saw a return to form for the labor pool, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting 943,000 new open jobs in July and an unemployment rate hitting pandemic lows of 5.4%, the amount of workers securing full-time work with benefits […]

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Can Instacart Make its Automation Vision a Reality?
June 17, 2021

Some businesses found themselves as well positioned as they could have been for the disruption left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world shifted to remote interaction and online shopping, companies like Instacart that offer grocery delivery fit right into what quickly became a new way of life. However, with the world […]

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PICKUP CEO Brenda Stoner on Beating Amazon in the Last Mile
May 7, 2021

Last-mile delivery is now essential in the logics space. The greater adoption of eCommerce and the need to get in now will continue to fuel it. While last mile for smaller parcels is relatively commoditized, larger product delivery was an unfilled niche. Enter PICKUP, a last-mile, same-day delivery service for items over 50 pounds. Talking about […]

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Can On-Demand EV Charging Scale Business & Technology?
March 30, 2021

SparkCharge announced a partnership with Allstate, and they plan to build a decentralized network of EV charging. The plan also included a gig-based work schematic in the four-cities it’s launched: Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Will this business model be successful, and is the world ready for a gig-based EV charging model? […]

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Deliveroo Expands its Supply Chain Footprint in a Crowded Marketplace
March 30, 2021

British delivery app Deliveroo plans to launch a massive IPO on the London Stock Exchange. It expects a $12 billion valuation, but things haven’t been all rosy for the company. Before Covid, the company nearly tanked. However, with a surge in home deliveries during the pandemic, its business soared. As the company plans for the […]

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Is There An Alternative Option To Traditional Delivery Apps for Small Businesses?
March 24, 2021

In the gig economy, restaurants and local businesses are increasingly turning to third-party delivery apps. There are challenges, however, especially over the past year with the COVID-19 Pandemic. What can these small companies do to scale their at-home delivery business while also staying true to their mission and brand? Daniel Litwin hosted Promenade Founder and […]

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The Implications of On-Demand EV Charging for the Gig Economy
March 24, 2021

Electric vehicles are growing, and there’s likely no putting the cork back in that bottle – but how will the sector’s explosive growth impact gig workers and the gig economy? The conversation was sparked by a partnership between Allstate and Sparkcharge, a company looking to build an on-demand platform for EV charging where gig workers […]

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Careers on the Move: Empowering Truck Owner-Operators, Drivers and Fleet Managers
February 18, 2021

The shipping industry has grown by leaps and bounds, especially with the onset of the pandemic. Many of us staying at home have taken full advantage of faster delivery times – and may have even begun to take it for granted. But what most people tend to overlook are the truck drivers that help deliver […]

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