In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Martha Stewart attends the Time 100 Gala celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York.
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November 20, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Martha Stewart's first Uber ride was not a good thing. Stewart ordered the "most expensive version" Monday outside Tiffany's flagship store in New York City. As Stewart explained on Instagram , she wanted to be picked up on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Stewart wrote the first car...
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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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Bird Electric Scooter
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Pat Toddy
October 26, 2018 - 8:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Bird, the electic scooter-sharing company that launched a year ago, hopes to add Philadelphia to its fleet of 100 cities. Local lawmakers, the public and some police officers on Friday took the electric scooters for a spin at the Piazza at Schimdt's. E-Scooters have...
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This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
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August 28, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in Japan, is also...
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August 22, 2018 - 11:31 am
By Sara Ashley O'Brien (CNN Money) -- On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs filed paperwork in a Northern California district court that outlined how a $10 million settlement announced in March would be divvied up. Uber has agreed to pay 56 current and former employees about $33,900 each, or $1.9...
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Ridesharing Program Lyft
August 08, 2018 - 9:16 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien (CNN Money) -- New York just became the first city in the nation to cap the number of ride-sharing vehicles and require Uber, Lyft, and other companies to pay drivers a minimum rate. Regulatory changes in New York City, Uber's largest US market, could provide a model for...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar...
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses.
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June 24, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country's official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and...
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Thomas Daniels, Uber driver
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Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Uber is changing course after barring a number of Pennsylvanians with old drug convictions from driving for its ride-hailing service. The original decision was based on a Delaware law that prohibits individuals with certain types of drug convictions from working as...
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Honolulu's city council is scheduled to vote on a bill that won't allow ride-hailing services to impose so-called "surge pricing" on riders if the fee is higher than a maximum amount set by the city.
AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
June 07, 2018 - 7:34 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States. The measure would prevent "surge pricing" if...
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