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Andrew Kramer
March 08, 2019 - 10:41 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - With a room full of female Lyft drivers looking on, Girls Auto Clinic CEO Patricia Banks told the group that using synthetic oil is like getting a hard gel manicure -- it lasts longer. That was one of many ways Banks related to these women, who work for the ride...
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A Chihuahua dog
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Rachel Kurland
March 05, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've all experienced that hysterical fear of leaving something behind in an Uber, whether it be essential items like your wallet, keys or phone. But have you ever left your 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua in the back seat? Apparently someone has. It may seem —...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft
March 01, 2019 - 5:57 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Lyft will pay some of its drivers up to $10,000 in cash bonuses ahead of the company's forthcoming IPO — an unusual benefit for a portion of the independent contractors who are critical to the company's business model. The drivers who receive a bonus...
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Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP
February 22, 2019 - 10:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday...
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Uber app
February 15, 2019 - 5:21 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Uber, the most highly-valued U.S. based startup, is heading into its much-anticipated IPO after more than $1 billion in losses last year. The company lost $1.8 billion in 2018, the first full year under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, according to the company...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
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Rachel Kurland
February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride, up to $10, to take you to Philadelphia's black history museums. The ride is also valid to African-American memorials, cultural sites and black-owned businesses in the region. The following museums...
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From left: Jenna Burleigh, Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
UPDATED: 7.42 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen witnesses have testified so far in the trial of the man accused of murdering a Temple University student 1 1/2 years ago, and one alternate juror was dismissed for knowing one of the witnesses. Dressed in a gray suit, 30-year-old...
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Sean Learn
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Toronto man will spend four and a half to nine years in prison for a DUI crash that killed a man in Bensalem last year. Shane Learn, 49, was sentenced on homicide by vehicle DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, and related charges, for a head-on crash in April in...
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Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City.
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December 04, 2018 - 6:35 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) -- Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City. On Tuesday, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on a minimum pay formula to protect ridehailing drivers from being underpaid by companies...
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Uber and Lyft apps on an iPhone
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Rachel Kurland
November 02, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Don't let traffic or transit deter you from the polls this Tuesday. This Election Day is not one to be missed, and to help people exercise their right to vote, ridesharing companies are offering free or discounted rides on Tuesday. Uber is offering free rides up to $...
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