AG Josh Shapiro meets with Uber, Lyft drivers.
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Kim Glovas
September 03, 2019 - 5:55 pm
Uber and Lyft drivers appealed to Shapiro to change rules for independent contractors.
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Close-up Of Valet's Hand Giving Car Key To Man
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Paul Kurtz
August 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — First it was the taxi business. Now Uber and Lyft are being blamed for putting a big dent in valet parking. Five years ago his company was handling about 400 cars a night outside some 20 Center City restaurants. Those days are long gone says the supervisor, who asked...
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Ahmed Elgaafary
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — An Uber driver has been convicted in Chester County court of raping a passenger he picked up at Valley Forge Casino in February 2018. Ahmed Elgaafary, 27, showed no emotion as the verdict was read, guilty on all counts including rape of an unconscious person, and...
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Justin Udo
June 20, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law Thursday requiring ride-hailing vehicles to take some extra precautions to help ensure their passenger’s safety. Sami's Law is named after the New Jersey woman who was abducted and killed in South Carolina back in March after she...
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Elise Amendola/AP, file
June 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more...
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Man with orange jacket and sunglasses stopping taxi in the city street
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Mark Abrams
June 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign into law a bill that would require New Jersey ride-hailing companies to roll out more passenger-protection and driver ID measures. The bill is known as Sami's Law and it's named in memory of Robbinsville, New Jersey native Samantha...
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Mike Dougherty
June 06, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As reliance on Uber and Lyft expands, lawmakers in Pennsylvania sat in on a public hearing to learn what it's like to work for those companies. Drivers say working conditions have deteriorated in the past couple of years and it's only gotten worse with both ride-...
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Rise-share services.
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June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Who wants to drive my kids to their activities? Not Uber or Lyft. A New Orleans rap artist known as GameOva Reedy was recently arrested for not what you're thinking. She called a Lyft to take her son to school. It seems...
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Update the ol' Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27 for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Uber via CNN
May 23, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Stacey Lastoe, CNN (CNN) -- Update the ol' Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27, for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia, cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef. From May 27 through June 18, accessing the world's largest coral reef...
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
Richard Drew/AP
May 13, 2019 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber shares were down 8% in morning trading and dipped below $38 after the opening bell. Monday was the first full day of trading for the ride-hailing company after its rocky debut on the stock market Friday. Its shares had been priced at $45 each. It's rare to see shares in a tech...
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