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Uber appeals landmark U.K. ruling that gives drivers employee rights

LONDON—Uber Technologies Inc. said a court ruling that found drivers were employees of the car-sharing service was “perverse,” saying the workers didn’t have contracts and so shouldn’t benefit from pay and vacation policies. The San Francisco-based company is appealing the October decision by a three-judge tribunal that gave U.K. drivers the right to overtime and holiday pay, threatening how firms …

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Snoop Dogg invests in Toronto-based seed-to-sale cannabis tracking software

Rapper Snoop Dogg is investing in another Canadian cannabis venture. Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider, said Thursday the weed-loving rapper’s venture capital firm is leading its latest $2-million seed round. Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital invests in firms that support the cannabis industry but don’t directly touch marijuana. This investment comes about a year after Tweed Inc. …

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Alberta creates advisory team to assist cities bidding for second Amazon headquarters

CALGARY—The Alberta government is joining the fray to help Edmonton and Calgary bid for retail giant Amazon’s second headquarters. Premier Rachel Notley says a consultation team of business and academic leaders will assist the cities to make the best bids possible. “Our object is to get that headquarters into this province,” Notley said Monday. “We brought this group together to …

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