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Uber rides plunge but food delivery doubles
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Uber driver faces tough choice as U.S. aid expires
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Uber teams with Thames Clippers for boat service
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California May Require Ridesharing App Companies To Go Electric
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Uber Sharing User Data To Help Track CoronaVirus
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Uber defends business model at UK's Supreme Court
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Uber offers COVID-19 contact tracing service
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Uber Looking To Buy Postmates
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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast
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Grubhub Gets Acquired By European Food-Delivery Service
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Uber says it will double Black leadership at the company by 2025Uber follows in the footsteps of Microsoft, Salesforce and others doubling Black representation in the coming years.
Uber to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion after losing out on Grubhub dealUber is going to acquire Postmates for $2.65B. The move would come after Uber's business took months of major losses due to coronavirus.
'No mask. No ride': Uber will require drivers and passengers to wear face masks indefinitelyUber is extending its mask requirement indefinitely throughout the U.S. and Canada as coronavirus cases continue to rise across several states.
Uber, Lyft and DoorDash pause services in cities with curfews due to protestsRide-sharing and food delivery services are suspending operations in cities with curfew orders in the wake of protests over George Floyd's killing.
Uber launches hourly ride booking option in some U.S. citiesUber Technologies Inc on Friday said it would offer rides by the hour in some U.S. cities, a feature aimed at helping Americans with essential trips during the coronavirus pandemic.
Uber hit hard as ride demand drops amid virusUber has cut 3,000 jobs from its workforce, its second major wave of layoffs in two weeks, as the coronavirus slashed demand for rides. The ride-hailing giant will be closing or consolidating 45..
Uber uses Zoom to layoff about 3,700 as coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on businessUber, which has seen its ride-hailing business drop 80% in the COVID-19 crisis, used Zoom conference calls to lay off 3,700 employees last week.
Some U.S. city transit agencies turn to Uber as ridership drops during coronavirus crisisU.S. cities that have idled mass transit during coronavirus lockdowns are turning to an unusual partner to get essential workers to hospitals, warehouses and factories: ride-hailing company Uber.
In CA: Governor scolds rural counties reopening ahead of his orders, says it's 'big mistake'Gavin Newsom says Yuba and Sutter counties are putting employees and residents at risk. In other news, the state sues Uber and Lyft for failing to comply with new gig worker rules. And the high court..
Grabbing an Uber? Buckle up and bring your face mask to combat coronavirusAs cities and states come out of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Uber is working on technologies to ensure both drivers and riders have masks in place.
Jobless Claims by Uber and Lyft Drivers Revive Fight Over Labor StatusCalifornia’s move to aid gig workers may break federal rules. But the state said it had few options after the ride-hailing companies resisted other benefits.
Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver's QuestZachary Frenette spent about two weeks fighting to get help under a new Uber policy. It worked, but only after he got the news media involved.
A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest for Paid Sick LeaveZachary Frenette spent about two weeks fighting to get help under a new Uber policy. It worked, but only after he got the news media involved.
U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wallUber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who..
Uber to start shipping car disinfectants to driversUber Technologies Inc will begin shipping disinfecting car spray to selected drivers in areas most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, an executive said on Thursday.
Uber provides free meals, discounted rides for health care workersUber partnered with health care union 1199SEIU, which represents over 45,000 first responders in the country.
Drivers Say Uber and Lyft Are Blocking Unemployment PayStates like New York and California have made gig workers eligible for jobless benefits and sick days. But the companies have resisted complying.
Uber is my primary income source. Each time I drive, I risk contracting coronavirusI'm not just endangering myself, I'm putting my family at risk. Uber should compensate drivers in cities affected by the outbreak.
Coronavirus hits Florida economy in threat to Trump's re-election hopesSince the coronavirus outbreak hit Florida this month, Uber driver Nelson Aliaga has lost a third of his business.
Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirusUber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc Tuesday began suspending shared rides on their ride-hailing platforms in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Walmart, Uber and Others Tweak Sick-Leave Policies as Coronavirus SpreadsThe companies, and other businesses, like Instacart, have also said they would compensate workers who contract the virus or are subject to quarantine orders.
Uber's challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacyMargaret Bordelon can still feel the hands of the drunk man who tried to pull her in for a kiss at the end of his Uber ride last September in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Uber's new 'On-Trip Reporting' tool lets you report uncomfortable rides in real-timePreviously, riders had to wait until a trip was complete to provide feedback on how it went.
Uber closing office in downtown Los AngelesUber Technologies Inc is closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company employs customer support staff, to focus on its bigger locations.
Judge denies Uber's, Postmates' request to halt California gig worker lawA U.S. judge on Monday rejected a request by Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc to block a California labor law from taking effect, saying the bill's public benefits..
British man guilty of plotting Islamist attack on London sightsA British Uber driver, previously cleared of a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace, was convicted on Monday of a plot to kill people in the name of Islam at London tourist destinations..
Uber gets permit to restart testing its self-driving cars in CaliforniaUber Technologies Inc has been allowed to restart testing its self-driving vehicles with a backup driver in California, almost two years after its autonomous car killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
Uber suspends 240 accounts in Mexico to prevent coronavirus spreadingU.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new..
Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. FridayUber Technologies Inc will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future..
Phoenix delays airport ride-hailing fee hike as Arizona court weighs inThe U.S. city of Phoenix will delay a planned fee hike for pickup and dropoff ride-hailing services at its Sky Harbor International Airport over which Uber Technologies Inc had threatened to leave,..
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In California: Is your Uber driver going to start charging you more?The rideshare giant is testing a feature to let drivers set prices — and get around the new gig economy labor law. Plus: A nonprofit asks Uncle Sam to lease it land to put up tiny homes..
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Uber tests feature allowing some California drivers to set faresUber Technologies Inc on Tuesday said it is testing a feature that allows some drivers in California to set their own fares, hoping the change will help it show that its drivers are independent..
Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the StreetsThe cab business is down 75 percent in less than a decade. The plan is to make taxis a lot more like their app-hailed rivals.
Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.
Uber stops upfront ride pricing in response to California worker lawUber Technologies Inc on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder..
The Biggest California Stories in 2019Tuesday: A look back at the year in the Golden State. Also: Uber and Postmates sue over a new law; and a thank you.
California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers.A state act to protect part-timers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some freelancers say it will limit their prospects.
Uber, Postmates sue to block California gig worker law, claiming it's unconstitutionalRide-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates..
Uber and Postmates File Suit to Block California Freelancer LawThe ride-hailing company and the delivery start-up are seeking an injunction against the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1.
Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve? Here's how to schedule your ride now (and plan around surge pricing)If you are planning to hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve, here's how to schedule it now and maybe skip the surge pricing.
In win for Uber, Lyft, judge strikes down New York City's cruising capA New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in a lawsuit against New York City, striking down a new rule limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing..
Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of businessThe shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
Worried about Uber's safety report on sexual assaults? How to stay safe when riding Uber and LyftUber says there were more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year. So how do you stay safe on Uber and Lyft? Here are some tips.
U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reportsThe chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault..
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