The idealism of the sharing economy is coming up against profit-driven tendencies, and firms like Uber and Airbnb are encountering backlash. Now, a discussion is taking place about what the industry’s moral underpinnings should be.
The snowpack in California is at just 19 percent of the average for early March, a nearly historic low. Thousands of farmworkers are out of work, and Gov. Jerry Brown is asking Californians to conserve more.
The narrative of explicit and humiliating behavior in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is helping to reset the mainstream base line for acceptable sexual behavior, with implications not just for adults but for children as well.
TJX announced Wednesday that the company will raise minimum wages to $9 per hour. The move comes less than a week after Wal-Mart announced similar pay increases, a decision analysts say may have forced the entire retail industry's hand.
Brian Williams was suspended for six months from his 'NBC Nightly News' broadcasts. While some are wondering if he can redeem his reputation, others ponder whether his embellishments are indicative of a larger problem in network news.
The attorney general in California announced Wednesday plans to appeal a federal court decision overturning a two-year-old ban on the sale of foie gras. The debate comes amid a broader movement around the ethics of food production.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to build a high-speed rail in car-centric California can be seen as a parable for the struggles that beset many big-vision – and big-ticket – projects attempted in America today.
On Tuesday, the district attorneys for both Los Angeles and San Francisco filed lawsuits against Uber alleging it misled customers about its background checks. How much regulation can ride-sharing firms absorb before they become simply another taxi or livery service?
While police tried a range of crowd-control methods, the sorts of spontaneous demonstrations sparked by the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases are very challenging from a community policing perspective, experts say.
As the video tool gets a fast track nationally, many observers say the lack of an indictment in the Eric Garner case points out the fact that the full range of pluses and minuses of the technology still need deeper consideration.