Economy

Texas AG Ken Paxton: $170 Million FTC Fine Was ‘Pocket Change’ for Google

Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight this week that Google is largely unaffected by the recent $170 million fine they received from the Federal Trade Commission over charges that they illegally collected and shared data from children on YouTube. According to Paxton, “The FTC fine was pocket change for part of the day for Google.”

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Uber to Defy California Law that Could Classify Drivers as Employees

Uber struck a defiant note Wednesday, saying that it won’t reclassify drivers as employees despite a California law expected to take effect in January that would dramatically change the status of gig workers in the state. According to the company, drivers fall “outside the usual course of Uber’s business.”

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, pictured in 2016