In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Seattle city council once again dinged the bottom lines of Uber and Lyft, adopting a regulation requiring the companies to pay a minimum per-minute and per-mile rate to drivers (who are contractors) in order to meet the city’s minimum wage of $16.39. The ride hailing companies lost earlier battles in Seattle over special ride-hailing taxes they now have to...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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