What's Open And What's Closed This Fourth Of JulyHere's what will be open and closed on Monday, July 4.
Uber Recorded 998 Sexual Assault Incidents, Including 141 Rape Reports, In 2020Even as its ridership was decimated by the pandemic in 2020, Uber recorded 141 reports of rape on its platform in the United States, the company disclosed in its safety report released Thursday.
Amazon And Rite Aid Limiting Purchases Of Emergency ContraceptionAmazon and some large drug store chains began this week limiting purchases of emergency contraception to three pills per customer.
The Cost Of $4.99 Rotisserie Chickens: Costco Gets Sued For Animal MistreatmentCostco faces a lawsuit from two shareholders claiming that the company violated animal welfare laws. The lawsuit calls into question the lengths Costco has gone to keep its key item — Kirkland Signature rotisserie chickens — cheap.
These US Companies Will Cover Travel Costs For Employees Who Need An AbortionAfter the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees — and, in some cases, their dependents — seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure.
Energy Prices Are Causing Chaos In Asia. Here's Why The Rest Of The World Should WorryAs nations begin to put the pandemic behind them, demand for fuel is spiking — and the sudden competition is pushing the prices of coal, oil and gas to record highs.
SunVilla Solar Patio Umbrellas Sold At Costco Recalled After Multiple FiresSolar-powered patio umbrellas sold exclusively at Costco have been recalled in the United States and Canada after some umbrellas caught fire, authorities said.
Hackers Steal $100 Million From California Cryptocurrency FirmHackers have stolen the equivalent of $100 million from a California-based cryptocurrency firm in the latest big-money hack in the digital currency industry.
Amazon Alexa Will Be Able To Mimic Deceased Loved Ones' VoicesThe latest iteration of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant could sound eerily familiar. The company announced on Wednesday that it's working on an update to its Alexa system that would allow the technology to mimic any voice, even a deceased family member.
'Past 2 Years Have Been An Absolute Nightmare': Elon Musk Says He's Worried About Keeping Tesla Out Of BankruptcyTesla faces billions of dollars in losses from its new plants, supply chain problems and COVID-19 lockdowns — enough for CEO Elon Musk to mention the possibility of bankruptcy in a recent interview.
FDA Orders Juul Labs To Remove Products From US MarketJuul devices and four types of pods -- tobacco and menthol-flavored -- cannot be sold or distributed, the FDA said.
Black Former Tesla Contractor In Bay Area Turned Down $15 Million Award In Racial Harassment Suit, Likely Setting Up New TrialA Black former contract worker at Tesla's Fremont factory turned down a judge's offer for a reduced payout of $15 million in damages, thus setting the stage for a possible re-trial of his case. Tesla had requested a new trial after the man was originally awarded nearly $137 million in a racial harassment suit.
Ethanol Gas Emerging As Cheap Gas Alternative For Those With Compatible VehiclesAt certain gas stations across Sacramento, one can find gas prices above $6, but tucked away on smaller signs is flex fuel, which is being offered at as much as $2 fewer per gallon.
Virus Threatens One-Of-A-Kind Vineyard Near DavisGrape vines are easy to come by across Northern California, but a crop just outside of Davis is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
'We Just Need Less Crap Out There': California Bill Would Reduce Single-use Plastic Products 25%An ambitious California proposal aims to reduce plastic production for single-use products like shampoo bottles and food wrappers by 25% starting next decade, part of an effort to rein in pollution from the ubiquitous material.