Uber Drivers' Suit Granted Class-Action Status

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A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming Uber Technologies treats its drivers like employees without providing health benefits and paying for expenses normally covered by an employer.

'Super-Sizing' Natural Gas Output

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Applying newer fracking techniques to a prolific natural-gas region that straddles Louisiana and Texas could give the U.S. more—and much cheaper—supplies of the fuel for many years.

Commodity Drop Slows Canada Down

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Canada’s woes are a harbinger of what could come for a small clutch of advanced economies that rely heavily on commodity exports, and demand from China, for their economic growth.

McDonald's Plans All-Day Breakfast

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McDonald’s is embarking on its biggest operational change in years with plans to offer breakfast all day.

U.S. Drivers Will Put Oil Prices in Reverse

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Ahead of the Tape: Pressure on crude-oil demand may rise as driving season ends and U.S. refineries approach turnaround season.

IRobot CEO Fends Off Activist

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IRobot, the maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, is resisting an activist investor’s demand that the company focus on home-cleaning products and drop some of its riskier ambitions.

Developer Shrugs off Vancouver Office-Space Glut

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A restriction enacted in Vancouver with the intent of stemming a loss of downtown commercial space has actually produced the opposite effect–it lately has spurred a bit too much office development.

El Niño May Put Heat on Commodities Prices

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A strong El Niño has sent sea temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean to their highest level since the late 1990s, and dry conditions are already being seen world-wide. Experts are warning farmers to be prepared as the impact on rainfall and crops is hard to predict.

Amgen Finds Data Falsified in Grizzly Bear Study

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A scientific paper that had captured widespread attention because its subjects were massive grizzly bears has been retracted after one of the authors was said to have manipulated some of the data.

FHA Offers Olive Branch to Hesitant Lenders

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The government is trying to coax banks back to making mortgage loans to risky borrowers, after a string of expensive disputes over a federal loan program led some banks to conclude it wasn’t worth the headaches.

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