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Advertisement"Pay for gig drivers rarely exceeds the employee-equivalent local minimum wage," the authors wrote. While two-thirds of DoorDash drivers and just under half of Uber Eats drivers had their incomes adjusted, just 5% of Uber drivers did. The average Lyft, Uber Eats, and DoorDash driver had hourly earnings of $24, $18, and $14, respectively. Over the past year, several gig drivers have told BI that their gigs are less profitable than they used to be. For example, Uber and Lyft drivers have said the ride-hailing giants are taking a larger cut of rider fares.
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Most non-retired adults have some type of retirement savings, but only 36% think their savings are on track. New research from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that this retirement savings deficit hasn’t made a dent in when Americans plan to exit, or partially exit, the workforce. “The pandemic-induced change in retirement expectations may continue to affect the labor market in years to come,” they wrote. Yes, but: This is a survey of expectations, researchers at the New York Fed are quick to point out. Just because Americans say they plan to shift to part-time work or retire early, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to.
Persons: Felix Aidala, Gizem Kosar, Wilbert van der, , They’re, Alicia Wallace, delinquencies, Joelle, CNN’s Parija, Donna Morris, Morris, ” Morris Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New York CNN, Census, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Social Security, New, Survey, SCE, triannual, Social, Social Security Agency, Lawmakers, New York Fed, Federal Reserve Bank of New, , Public Policy Research, Credit, Walmart, CNN, San Francisco Bay Area Locations: New York, United States, York, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bentonville , Arkansas, Walmart’s Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto, Bentonville, San Francisco Bay, Hoboken , New Jersey
New York CNN —Walmart said Tuesday it is eliminating several hundred corporate jobs and will relocate most of its remaining remote office staff to its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters. Walmart confirmed the move in a memo sent by Donna Morris, its chief people officer, to employees on Tuesday and obtained by CNN. The relocation will impact the majority of workers in Walmart’s Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices. While most relocations will be to its Bentonville headquarters, some workers will be relocated to Walmart offices in the San Francisco Bay Area or to Hoboken, New Jersey, and the New York area. “In addition, some parts of our business have made changes that will result in a reduction of several hundred campus roles,” Morris said in the memo.
Persons: Donna Morris, Morris, , ” Morris Organizations: New, New York CNN, Walmart, CNN, San Francisco Bay Area Locations: New York, Bentonville , Arkansas, Walmart’s Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto, Bentonville, San Francisco Bay, Hoboken , New Jersey
Walmart is laying off hundreds of corporate workers across the country as it relocates many employees to its Arkansas headquarters. The majority of employees working remotely and in offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto have been asked to relocate. Walmart is the nation's largest private employer with about 1.6 million employees, most of whom work at its stores across the country. Walmart has another reason to bring more employees to Bentonville: It is building a nearly 350-acre campus there. In February 2022, we made the decision to bring Home Office associates back into our campus offices.
Persons: Donna Morris Organizations: Walmart, Walmart Health, Street Journal, Home Office, Toronto Global Tech, Office Locations: Arkansas, Bentonville , Arkansas, Dallas , Atlanta, Toronto, San Francisco Bay, Hoboken , New Jersey, Arkansas , Florida, Georgia , Illinois, Texas, Bentonville, Morris, Hoboken, New York
Officials in Alameda, Calif., have told scientists to stop testing a device that might one day be used to artificially cool the planet by making clouds brighter, reflecting planet-warming sunlight back into space. The experiment, conducted by researchers from the University of Washington, involved spraying tiny sea-salt particles across the flight deck of a decommissioned aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Versions of that device could eventually be used to spray the material skyward, making clouds brighter and fighting global warming by bouncing away more sunlight. The experiment, which began on April 2, marked the first time in the United States that researchers had tested such a device outdoors. But on May 4, the City of Alameda wrote on its Facebook page that it had instructed the researchers to stop, citing possible health concerns.
Organizations: University of Washington Locations: Alameda , Calif, Alameda, San Francisco Bay, United States, City
Read previewSeven years ago, my son, Ryan, turned 13 years old. After the balloons and a breakfast cupcake, we packed a picnic lunch and set out for a beautiful hike. Within 20 minutes, we reached the base of Sugarloaf Peak and began the ascent to a 360-degree view of the San Francisco Bay. With each year that he grows older, it feels as though I'm traversing new terrain, too, learning and evolving alongside him. Our stories are a testament to the transformative power of growth, resilience, and mutual support possible between a parent and their child.
Persons: , Ryan, I've Organizations: Service, Business, UCLA Locations: San Francisco Bay, YOLO
He sees California Forever. And if he can't undo the damage, there may never be a California Forever. California Forever may be a subdivision, but it's precisely the kind of subdivision America needs right now. But here's the thing: California Forever may be a subdivision, but it's precisely the kind of subdivision America needs right now. Places like California Forever aren't being opposed by the people who are desperate for a place to live.
Persons: Jan Sramek's, Goldman Sachs, Sramek, Reid Hoffman, Laurene Powell Jobs, Marc Andreessen —, They've, Christie Hemm, Peter Thiel, Jan Sramek, Jan, Thiel, Goldman, CheatSheet, Sramek's, hadn't, Jonas Rave, who's, , Guy Saidenberg, Evernote, Marc Andreessen, Jane Jacobs, He's, he'd, Robert Moses, growth.y Christie Hemm, Flannery, Bronson Johnson, David George, Andreessen Horowitz, Marilyn Farley, Farley, Solano County's, Kathleen Threlfall, Bill Mortimore, California Forever's, Jessica Christian, he's, Lyle Lanley, Solano, Sam Houston, weren't, Gabriel Metcalf, You've, John Garamendi, Garamendi, isn't, they'll, latte, Christie, Travis, I've, aren't, They're Organizations: Silicon, California, BI Development, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Party, Rising Star, Facebook, York, Sramek's, BI Sramek, Google, American, Planners, Sacramento -, Travis Air Force Base, Area, titans, Farmers, councilwoman, California Forever, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Air Force, Flannery Associates, Disney, San Francisco, Vallejo Naval, Historical Museum, Rep, BI, Solano, Sierra, Goldman Locations: San Francisco, It's, Sramek, California, Rio Vista, Solano County, Napa, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, America, London, Zurich, England, Czech Republic, Dřevohostice, York, British, Eastern Europe, Cambridge, Bay Area, Hayes Valley, America's cutest, Atlanta, Phoenix, Copenhagen, Barcelona, New York, Sacramento - San Joaquin, San Francisco Bay, Lake Tahoe, Toledo , Ohio, Silicon, Google's, Toronto, Big Tech, China, Calif, Springfield, Vallejo, He's, Atherton, Foreverville, Fairfield, Austin, Solano, Valley, Europe
AdvertisementEven though LA is much larger than San Francisco, LA doesn't feel urban, while San Francisco does. Here's what I felt were the five worst things about leaving the San Francisco Bay Area and moving to LA. AdvertisementAs an artist and business owner, I founded my eco-friendly textile and wallpaper collection business in San Francisco in 2013. I miss San Francisco's culture and philanthropic spiritLiving in San Francisco, I found that many of its businesses have a good environmental or social mission. But I believe, for the most part, San Francisco still has the same caring heart and soul it's had for years.
Persons: , Stevie Howell, It's, I've, Francisco —, Jessica Silverman, Rebecca Camacho, would've, it's, Crissy, I, Manseen Logan Organizations: Service, Business, San, San Francisco Bay Area, Minnesota, National Parks Conservancy, Area Locations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, LA, It's, San Francisco , LA, San Francisco Bay, Mandalay, Francisco, Bernal Heights Hill, Dolores Park, Ocean, Stinson Beach, Angel,
New York, Austin, and LA were the top cities tech talent moved to in 2023, according to a report. Several places attracting tech workers are "blue island" cities in red states. 1 place tech workers moved to in 2023 was New York City, according to a recent SignalFire report. AdvertisementThe top nine cities tech workers relocated to were:New York City, New YorkAustin, TexasLos Angeles, CaliforniaDenver, ColoradoSan Diego, CaliforniaMiami/Fort Lauderdale, FloridaDallas/Fort Worth, TexasNashville, TennesseeTampa/St. AdvertisementSeveral of the cities attracting tech workers also happen to be "blue island" cities located in red states, such as Austin, Nashville, Tampa, and Miami.
Persons: , Austin Organizations: Boston, Service, Tech, San, Business, St . Petersburg , Florida New, Los, California Portland , Oregon Detroit , Michigan Provo , Utah San, Seattle, York Locations: York, Austin, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, New York City, San Francisco Bay, California, New York , Texas , California, Florida, New York City , New York Austin , Texas Los Angeles , California Denver , Colorado San Diego , California Miami, Fort Lauderdale , Florida Dallas, Fort Worth , Texas Nashville , Tennessee Tampa, St . Petersburg , Florida, St . Petersburg , Florida New York, Los Angeles, Francisco , California Seattle, Washington Boston , Massachusetts Phoenix , Arizona Washington, DC Sacramento, California Portland , Oregon Detroit , Michigan Provo , Utah, California Portland , Oregon Detroit , Michigan Provo , Utah San Francisco, New York, Boston, San Francisco and California, Texas, York City, Nashville, Tampa, Utah , Idaho, Arkansas
I wanted something different for my daughtersIn the US, individualism really makes it difficult to parent, especially as a single parent. I also wanted safety for all of usAs a gay woman, I wanted to live somewhere where I could have rights, community, and safety. In Portugal, children of all ages are found in restaurants at all hours with their families, and parks have kiosks for parents to enjoy drinks while their children play. There isn't an expectation for single moms to show up as if they aren't single moms. I am grateful that Portugal models other ways of being a parent: prioritizing ourselves, our children, and our time.
Persons: Aisha Canfield, I've Organizations: Service, Business, San Francisco Bay Area Locations: Portugal, San Francisco Bay
My dad still remembers the anxiety that engulfed the island when the United States cut off diplomatic recognition of Taiwan in favor of the People’s Republic of China in 1979. My parents considered America a safe haven and wanted me to grow up with all its comforts. Of course, comparing the United States and Taiwan this way without acknowledging the nuanced socio-political contexts can be misleading. Clarissa WeiThe biggest shift, then, has been how the people of Taiwan perceive the United States. The United States, on the flip side, is the 131st.
Persons: Clarissa Wei Editor’s, Clarissa Wei, , , Annabelle Chih, there’s, Tyrone Siu, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, “ Wei, Ting Yen, I’m, nodded, Billy H.C, Kwok, It’s, Republican —, Xi Jinping, “ Trump Organizations: Taipei CNN, CNN, America, Metro, Trump, Taiwan, Franklin & Marshall College, 131st, San Francisco Bay Area, China’s Communist Party, Republican Locations: Taiwanese American, Taipei, Taiwan, China, United States, People’s Republic of China, America, Los Angeles, Taiwanese, Kaohsiung, San Francisco Bay
Tech billionaires are stepping it up from the basic t-shirt and jeans they're known for donning. AdvertisementLook no further than Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a real example of this fashion upgrade to his techy street style. Here's what Zuckerberg and his fellow wealthy tech titans are wearing this spring, according to style experts. Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesIn March, Bill Gates was spotted in a navy top while sitting in the crowd of a tennis match. Victoria Hitchcock; Oscar HeymanAs for her female clients, Hitchcock said they're going for understated shoe options and eye-catching jewelry.
Persons: , They're, Victoria Hitchcock, Mark Zuckerberg, he's, Hitchcock, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Clive Brunskill, it's, Gates, Paul Altieri, Sergey Brin, George Esquivel, Nicole Pollard Bayme, Gen, It's, Phil Knight, they're, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar Heyman, Manolo Blahnik — Organizations: Service, Tech, Business, Microsoft, LA, Nike, Getty Locations: San Francisco Bay, Silicon, San Francisco, Silicon Valley
San Francisco CNN —San Francisco is suing its neighbor across the Bay over a plan to change the name of Oakland’s airport. “People do not know that Oakland is by the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco filed suit in federal court Thursday, requesting the court prohibit Oakland from using the name, alleging that Oakland plans to “intentionally and knowingly capitalize off of confusion.”The City of San Francisco owns a trademark on “San Francisco International Airport,” commonly referred to by its three-letter code, SFO. It does not need the same San Francisco as part of its airport to stand out,” she penned in a letter to the Port of Oakland. We will vigorously defend our right to claim our spot on the San Francisco Bay.
Persons: San Francisco CNN —, , Danny Wan, San Francisco, , Oakland ‘, San, Wan, Mary Richardson, OAK’s Organizations: San Francisco CNN, Oakland International, “ San Francisco Bay, International, Port, Oakland, San, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, CNN, Azores Airlines, United Airlines, SFO, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Oakland’s Locations: San, San Francisco CNN — San Francisco, Oakland’s, “ San Francisco, Port of Oakland, San Francisco Bay, City, San Francisco, , Oakland, Terceira, Portuguese, Port
"The tech sector is in the midst of a tremendous platform shift with Al," Porat wrote in the memo, obtained by CNBC, that was sent to employees in finance. The restructuring will impact finance teams domestically and abroad, including in the Asia Pacific region and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Porat noted. "Over the past year, we have talked about creating hubs of Fin'ooglers around the world that are vibrant and have a strong culture," Porat wrote. "As we've said, we're responsibly investing in our company's biggest priorities and the significant opportunities ahead," a Google spokesperson told CNBC in an email. WATCH: Google Cloud CEO says company is monetizing AI in a variety of ways
Persons: Ruth Porat, Porat, Sundar Pichai, we've Organizations: Google, CNBC, San Francisco Bay Area Locations: Asia, Europe, East, Africa, Bangalore, Mexico City, Dublin, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco Bay, Fin'ooglers
Two Chairs just grabbed $72 million of Series C equity and debt funding led by Amplo. Two Chairs was bringing in $68 million in recurring revenue in December, one source told BI. AdvertisementTalk therapy startup Two Chairs is the latest mental-health player to close on a fresh round of venture funding. The company just raised $72 million in Series C equity and debt funding, led by existing investor Amplo, and including Fifth Down Capital and other unnamed investors. The startup secured the debt funding from Bridge Bank.
Persons: Amplo, Organizations: Service, Fifth Down Capital, Bridge Bank, San Francisco Bay Area, Business Locations: San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami
New York City gained the most relocating tech workers in 2023, SignalFire reports. AdvertisementNew York is continuing to gain on San Francisco as a rival tech hub. The greater New York City area drew the biggest share of relocating tech workers last year compared to any other major city in the US, according to a new SignalFire report. The most common move for tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area was to New York, the report found. AdvertisementMeanwhile, SignalFire found that the San Francisco Bay area actually saw its tech pool shrink by the largest percentage last year.
Persons: San Francisco, , SignalFire Organizations: York City, San, Los Angeles, Service, Big Apple, Austin, CNBC, Sequoia Capital, Nvidia, SF Bay Area Locations: York, Austin, Francisco, New York City, San Francisco Bay, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, California, San, Santa Clara , California, West, San Jose , California
Tyler Starrett was on vacation with his family in Pigeon Forge, about 35 miles from Knoxville in eastern Tennessee, when they learned on Thursday that O.J. Simpson had died. They had heard that one of the key artifacts of the Simpson case happened to be on display nearby at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum: the 1993 white Ford Bronco that Simpson fled from the police in, just days after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson, his former wife, and Ronald L. Goldman. “If the Bronco is here in Pigeon Forge, why don’t we go see it?” Starrett, 23, said. Pigeon Forge, best known for Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park, is at first glance not an obvious home for such a relic.
Persons: Tyler Starrett, O.J, Simpson, Ford Bronco, Nicole Brown Simpson, Ronald L, Goldman, ” Starrett, Starrett, Dolly Organizations: Alcatraz East Crime, Ford, Bronco, Alcatraz East Crime Museum Locations: Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, Tennessee, Alcatraz, Pigeon, Southern California, Nashville, San Francisco Bay
Oakland officials voted to add "San Francisco" to their city's airport name. San Francisco is not having it. Oakland officials say the name change would bring more travelers to their airport, bolstering the city's economy. AdvertisementOakland Airport wants what San Francisco has — its name. The Port of Oakland's Board of Commissioners decided in a unanimous vote on Thursday to change the name of their airport from "Metropolitan Oakland International Airport" to "San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport."
Persons: Organizations: Oakland, Service, Oakland's, Metropolitan Oakland International, Francisco Bay, International, Business Locations: Francisco, San Francisco Bay
download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementKat Hunt never wanted to work from home. Hunt, whose job is in finance in Portland, Oregon, needed a place for some team members to gather in New York City. Hunt wanted a spot that wasn't your typical WeWork or similar. Courtesy Kat Hunt and Radious"I was allowed to work from home, but I never wanted to," Hunt said.
Persons: , Kat Hunt, Hunt, Radious, Amina Moreau, Moreau, Combinator, Ryan Masiello, That's, Googlers, Clelia Warburg Peters, It's Organizations: Google, JPMorgan, Service, Earth Finance, San, Francisco's Pier, Ventures Locations: luxe, Portland , Oregon, New York City, Portland, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland , Milwaukee, San Francisco Bay, New York, Mountain View , California, Francisco's
A few seconds later, a device resembling a snow maker began to rumble, then produced a great and deafening hiss. A fine mist of tiny aerosol particles shot from its mouth, traveling hundreds of feet through the air. The scientists wanted to see whether the machine that took years to create could consistently spray the right size salt aerosols through the open air, outside of a lab. If it works, the next stage would be to aim at the heavens and try to change the composition of clouds above the Earth’s oceans. That has pushed the idea of deliberately intervening in climate systems closer to reality.
Persons: Matthew Gallelli crouched Locations: San Francisco Bay, United States
CNN —Part of a roadway on California’s Big Sur coast crumbled into the ocean over the weekend after part of a cliff gave way in what officials are calling a “slip out.”A portion of Highway 1 remained closed, according to a Sunday evening post from Caltrans District 5. All Big Sur state parks in the affected area are closed “until further notice,” according to a notice posted by California Department of Parks and Recreation. Essential travelers in the area will be led by convoy through the closed area, according to Caltrans District 5. The convoy will be in place for the “next several days” as crews work to fix and stabilize the roadway, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Park closures include Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Limekiln State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Point Sur State Historic Park, according to a release from California State Parks.
Persons: Pfeiffer, Andrew, Julia Pfeiffer Burns, Robert Shackelford Organizations: CNN, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, NWS, Francisco, Francisco Bay Area, Pfeiffer Big, California State Parks Locations: Sur, Monterey County, Francisco Bay, Pfeiffer Big Sur State, Andrew Molera, Limekiln
CNN —As of Monday, about half a million fast food workers in California are making at least $20 per hour, $4 higher than the overall state minimum wage. This council can also recommend standards for fast-food worker safety and work with existing state agencies to investigate issues like wage theft. Mendelsohn, who owns six El Pollo Loco locations, has long championed workers’ rights, including helping trans workers connect with jobs. “I just wish it was being done over a longer period of time and it wasn’t just fast food,” Mendelsohn said. Additionally, they hope the council can discus fair working conditions, including wage theft, excessive heat and violence at work.
Persons: , , Jaylene Loubet, We’re, Michaela Mendelsohn, Scott Rodrick, Rodrick, ” Rodrick, it’s, I’ve, Mendelsohn, you’re, ” Mendelsohn, Loubet, ” Loubet, isn’t Organizations: CNN, El, Workers, Locations: California, San Francisco Bay, , Los Angeles
Fast food was her full-time job until last year. “Because I would not have been looking for so many other jobs in different places.”The law was supported by the trade association representing fast food franchise owners. For many fast food restaurants, this means the jump to $20 per hour will be smaller. At first, it appeared the bread exemption applied to Panera Bread restaurants. Also, Flynn has announced he would pay his workers at least $20 per hour.
Persons: Ingrid Vilorio, ” Vilorio, Alex Johnson, Anne's Pretzels, Johnson, , ” Johnson, , Michael Reich, ” Reich, Reich, Greg Flynn, Newsom, Flynn, ___ Organizations: San Francisco Bay Area, University of California, Bloomberg News Locations: LIVERMORE, Calif, California, United States, San Francisco Bay, Berkeley, Sacramento , California
A court sentenced Sam Bankman-Fried, the fallen king of crypto, to 25 years in prison on Thursday. Advertisement"In my opinion, he's going to a low-security facility, not to a medium. It would be a PR disaster if he went to a medium and got hurt," prison consultant Sam Mangel told BI. I don't think he's going to have a problem with physical harm or rape or anything like that. "He's going to want to do things to pass the time."
Persons: Sam Bankman, he'll, SBF's, Lewis Kaplan, he's, Sam Mangel, Mangel, Fried, Maureen Baird, Baird Perdue, Baird, Judge Kaplan, Jane Street, Kaplan Organizations: Service, Business, Federal Bureau of Prisons, San Francisco Bay Area, Prisons, Baird Perdue & Associates, Jane, Capital Locations: Manhattan, San Francisco Bay, New York, California
The top 10 richest cities in America
  + stars: | 2024-03-21 | by ( Robert Frank | )   time to read: +2 min
A new report found that New York City is the No. With nearly 350,000 millionaires and 60 billionaires, the Big Apple is the richest city in America, according to the USA Wealth Report from Henley & Partners and New World Wealth. Despite all the headlines about the rich leaving the city, its millionaire population has grown 48% over the past decade. The San Francisco Bay Area ranks as the second richest city in America, despite topping New York for billionaires, with more than 305,000 millionaires and 68 billionaires. The Bay Area's growth rate over the past 10 years has been even more impressive, with its millionaire population soaring 82%.
Persons: Robert Frank, Andrew Amoils Organizations: U.S, Apple, USA, Henley & Partners, San Francisco Bay Area, New, New York City Locations: New York City, . New York, America, San Francisco, New York, Austin , Texas, Miami, U.S, Texas, Florida, Bay
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