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Seattle Judge Hears Challenge to Uber, Lyft Union Law
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Seattle Judge Hears Challenge to Uber, Lyft Union Law

Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps, as well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.
Uber Raises $1.15 Billion Leveraged Loan
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Uber Raises $1.15 Billion Leveraged Loan

Turning to the leveraged loan market, which was previously exclusive to more established companies, allows Uber to take advantage of historically low interest rates while keeping venture capital backers happy by not further diluting their equity.
Hertz Signs Rental Deals With Uber and Lyft
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Hertz Signs Rental Deals With Uber and Lyft

With these deals Uber and Lyft drivers will be able to rent Hertz vehicles for longer periods such as several weeks or months.
Phil LeBeau
Alphabet Proposes Scrapping Buses in Favor of Ubers
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Alphabet Proposes Scrapping Buses in Favor of Ubers

According to proposals for Columbus, Ohio, public transportation subsidies would instead be handed to ride-sharing services.
Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives
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Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives

Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.
Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious
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Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

Upfront fares are currently rolling out to an number of U.S. cities, though Uber didn't detail a timeline for how long it would take all riders to benefit from the new tweak.
Uber and Lyft Rivals Rush to Texas Capital After Fingerprint Fight
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Uber and Lyft Rivals Rush to Texas Capital After Fingerprint Fight

About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff.
The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About
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The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About

A recent study from ConsumerAffairs looks at the safety of Uber, Lyft and taxi cars in cities around the U.S.
Nina Zipkin
Uber Can Be Added to Lawsuit Against CEO, Which Could Prompt Arbitration
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Uber Can Be Added to Lawsuit Against CEO, Which Could Prompt Arbitration

'While plaintiff now pretends that he 'seeks no relief whatsoever against Uber,' such an assertion is at odds with any fair reading of plaintiff's claim,' judge writes.
Dear Uber: Reward Your Loyal Customers
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Dear Uber: Reward Your Loyal Customers

I love the ride-sharing company, but it doesn't seem to love me back. So, don't be like Uber; acknowledge and reward your loyal customers.
Elliot Tomaeno
Investors Back Both Uber and Didi, Raising Eyebrows
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Investors Back Both Uber and Didi, Raising Eyebrows

Uber, the leading ride service in the United States and much of the world, and Didi Chuxing, which claims 87 percent of the Chinese market for private vehicle ride-hailing, now share at least four investors.
Uber to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Driver Lawsuit Over Background Checks
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Uber to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Driver Lawsuit Over Background Checks

The case in San Francisco federal court involved allegations that Uber terminated drivers from its platform after obtaining their consumer background reports without authorization.
China's Didi Chuxing Raises $7 Billion in New Funding
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China's Didi Chuxing Raises $7 Billion in New Funding

The funding round valued the company at more than $25 billion.
Uber Offers Helicopters to Escape Sao Paulo Gridlock
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Uber Offers Helicopters to Escape Sao Paulo Gridlock

Brazil's biggest city on Monday became the first in the world where Uber offers on-demand chopper rides between airports, hotels and convention centers.