Business

Uber driver independence a bumpy road

Uber driver Mae Cee scoffs at the notion, touted by the global ride-share service, that she and her peers are self-employed contractors—and that most of them are happy with the arrangement.

Business

Washington state eyes 'billionaire tax' on the ultra rich

Washington state's richest residents—including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates—would pay a wealth tax on some financial assets under a bill proposed by a lawmaker who says she is seeking a fair tax code at a time when so many ...

Business

To help economy, bank proposes tax on working from home

White collar staff reaping the financial benefits of working from home should be taxed to help other workers who aren't getting the same advantages, experts at Deutsche Bank said in a new report.

Energy & Green Tech

Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power

Providing hotel guests real-time feedback on the power they use in the shower sharply curbs the amount of energy consumed even though they do not pay for it, according to new research released Monday.