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A ghost in the machine? These rental cars are operated by remote control

To the casual observer, this electric rental car whizzing by looks like yet another test of a self-driving car. No one is behind the wheel though. But in fact, someone is driving the car – only for miles. And that’s what sets this business model apart from many other autonomous vehicle operations. The car is …

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FedNat bankruptcy puts Gulf property owners at risk of losing insurance coverage – Houston Public Media

Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media A store in Port Arthur suffered wind damage as Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, 2020. About 500 property owners in Harris County and another 500 along the Texas Gulf Coast could lose their insurance coverage after a Florida-based company was declared insolvent and ordered to cease operations by a …

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Amazon expands pay and benefits for frontline employees with new investment of nearly $1 billion | News

SEATTLE–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Sept. 28, 2022– Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced pay increases for its U.S. frontline employees — an investment of nearly $1 billion over the next year — along with a new benefit that allows employees to receive their paychecks at any time of the month. The average starting pay for frontline employees …

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Businesses seek customers at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima | Business

Even after eating a few corn dogs, a huge plate of curly fries and a deep-fried Kit Kat, attendees of the Central Washington State Fair usually don’t think about how to plan their own funeral in advance. But that doesn’t stop Dan Williams, funeral director at Valley Hills Funeral Home & Crematory, from talking about …

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Schools in Florida, South Carolina move home games before Ian

Gainesville, Florida — Three Sunshine State universities took steps Tuesday to save home games as Hurricane Ian approaches. Florida moved its game against Eastern Washington from Saturday to Sunday. Central Florida did the same with their game against SMU. South Florida moved its Saturday game against East Carolina from Tampa, Fla., to Boca Raton. Although …

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While DeSantis has been ferrying legal asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, business owners in his state are scrambling for workers

CNN Business — For the past two years, Jan Gautem has been filling in sporadically as a housekeeper at Orlando, Florida hotels managed by Interesting Hotels & Resort Management, or IHRMC. When he’s not making beds, he’s busy running the company. He is the president and CEO of IHRMC – which is based in Orlando, …

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Plantel’s growing nursery business is … expanding | Santa Maria Chamber Spotlight | Business

Plantel Nurseries in the Santa Maria Valley has been growing high quality vegetable seedlings for 35 years. Sergio Ruiz, Contributor While the richness of the Santa Maria Valley’s farmland is easiest to see during harvest, when the vegetables, fruits and flowers are loaded onto trucks, the work begins long before that. The harsh conditions faced …

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