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Lyft pays $12M to settle class action suit with California drivers

The ride-hailing company won't be on the hook to provide drivers with benefits like unemployment and health insurance.

By January 27, 2016


Your next insurance agent will be a robot

Smarter machines mean more jobs are at risk of automation. Yours may be next.

By January 28, 2016


US tech pros got a hefty raise last year

The average annual tech salary rose more than 7 percent last year to nearly six figures, according to a new survey.

By January 26, 2016


Gangnam Style flash mob 9,000 strong storms Sicily

Europe's youth unemployment problem isn't helping the economy, but it sure helps fuel a wicked public dance party.

By October 10, 2012


Honoring those who Facebooked themselves out of their jobs

The Facebook Fired blog is a painfully modern collection of stories memorializing those who are collecting unemployment thanks to posts on Facebook or similar public disclosures.

By September 14, 2012


Spectrum auction compromise part of payroll tax cut bill

Congressional compromise to extend the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits also includes authorization funding for a public safety wireless network.

By February 16, 2012


Massachusetts agency says virus led to data breach

Qakbot virus may have grabbed sensitive data as people used computers on the network of state's unemployment offices.

By May 17, 2011


New grads finding rosier job market in tech

Numbers released by the Labor Department Friday show the unemployment rate up slightly from last month at 9 percent. But there's some good news for job seekers. There were nearly a quarter million new jobs added in April, the largest gain in 11 months. The tech industry in particular is seeing an uptick in hiring. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at what it takes to find a job in the tech industry.

By May 6, 2011


Tech jobs hold up as unemployment rate rises

It's hard to find bright spots in newly released labor statistics, but here's one: there are more computer systems design and consulting services gigs than a year ago.

By March 6, 2009


GOP's Whitman, Fiorina lose California elections

Despite dizzying campaign spending, double-digit California unemployment, and an anti-incumbent sentiment, ex-CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina couldn't dislodge their Democratic rivals.

By November 2, 2010