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Wall Street Journal  Nov 21  Comment 
The Pentagon wants to spend more of its budget on new technologies from beyond its traditional supplier base—posing a challenge for established contractors.
NPR  Nov 20  Comment 
The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.
Clusterstock  Nov 19  Comment 
This week, a judge in New York awarded $10.8 million in damages to New York women who filed a lawsuit against the strip club they worked for, Rick's Cabaret in Midtown Manhattan, alleging that they were improperly classified as independent...
Financial Times  Nov 19  Comment 
Phone bill discounts form part of move by ride-hailing app to retain contractors
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
Handy, a startup that lets users book cleaners and handymen, hires its workers as independent contractors. But according to a lawsuit filed by two former cleaners last month, the startup takes a very liberal interpretation of...
Insurance Journal  Nov 18  Comment 
The Construction Services Group of Aon Risk Solutions has a new web-based tool to help clients navigate the risk challenges of pursuing work in multiple geographies. The Construction Risk Portal is a single website that currently houses two...
TechCrunch  Nov 18  Comment 
 Breezeworks, a company working to bring a modern, mobile set of tools to vendors who largely work outside a traditional office environment – like locksmiths, plumbers, electricians, contractors, dog walkers and more – has raised $5 million...
Financial Times  Nov 14  Comment 
Corruption allegations throw oil group’s accounts into disarray
Insurance Journal  Nov 14  Comment 
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has created a Contractor’s Broad Form Coverage, which is now available to contractors with BHSI’s primary general liability practice policies. In addition, BHSI is offering contractors its Business...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 13  Comment 
One of the top U.S. military contractors is pursuing new markets as far-flung as aquaculture equipment and compact fusion reactors amid declining spending on defense equipment.




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