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Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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Want to run a legal marijuana dispensary next year? California just started taking applications.

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Weeks away from the statewide legalization of recreational sales, L.A. now has rules for businesses planning to provide marijuana to consumers starting in 2018.

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