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With shipping industry poised for massive upheaval, can FedEx weather the storm?

Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …

Denmark files charges against Uber over ‘illegal’ business

Danish prosecutors have filed charges against Uber’s European regional hub in the Netherlands with “helping to commit illegalities.”

Nebraska senator moonlights as driver for ride-sharing Uber

A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.

Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers

Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.

Study finds racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers

Drivers for Uber Technologies in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft …

Beer run! Uber’s self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery

The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …

Pierce Transit to test ride-hailing service to fill bus gaps

Pierce Transit is exploring the use of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft and traditional taxis to connect people to bus lines.

Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …

Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone

A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.

Uber drivers’ new option: Start a retirement account through the app

Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.

Ohio Turnpike may soon see self-driving testing

Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.

Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first …

In a boost for Uber, China legalizes ride-sharing services

BEIJING – Lifting a cloud of regulatory uncertainty hanging over the future of Uber and its competitors in China, the government on Thursday legalized ride-sharing services but announced new licensing …

Uber drivers must accept service animals under lawsuit settlement

Uber drivers who refuse to take passengers with service animals may soon be dropped under policies the ride-hailing company is adopting as part of a lawsuit settlement with the National …

Uber raises $1.15 billion in leveraged loan

Uber has reportedly raised $1.15 billion in a new high-yield loan that will allow the company to take advantage of low interest rates without diluting the equity of early investors.

Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks

Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many U.S. cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.

Fine print says riders can’t blame Uber for unsafe drivers

When you catch a ride using Uber or Lyft, you do so at your own risk. Under terms and conditions that riders agree to – but few read – at …

The future of Uber in New Jersey - fingerprinting?

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were …

Uber cuts off Bremerton, citing $75 license requirement

The popular ride-sharing service Uber said it’s no longer doing business in Bremerton.

Uber testing self-driving car in Pittsburgh

Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh.

Uber to pay up to $100M in lawsuits with drivers

Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …

Pennsylvania fines Uber $11M for operating without approval

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday – a record for the utility commission – for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said …

Uber to give drivers option to be paid instantly

Uber is launching a pilot program intended to help the ride-hailing service’s drivers draw their pay faster, an effort that may also fend off emerging payday lenders who are targeting …

Authorities: Lawsuit against Uber by shooting suspect bogus

A lawsuit against Uber filed in the name of a driver accused of gunning down six people in between stops to pick up fares is a hoax, authorities said Thursday.

No clear data on safety of Uber vs. cabs

LOS ANGELES – The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient …

French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as …

100 years ago in Spokane: Facing competition from the Uber of the day, streetcar companies announce merger

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s streetcar companies were in a slump, partly because of the steep rise in auto ownership, and partly because of competition from the jitneys, …

Spokane judge orders Lyft, Uber to provide ridership records

Records provided by Lyft and Uber to Spokane City Hall showing the number of trips and payments to public coffers must be released, a Spokane County judge ruled last month.

Britain’s High Court rules that Uber app is lawful

LONDON – Britain’s High Court ruled Friday that the Uber app to hail minicabs is lawful – a blow to London’s famous black cab drivers, who argued that it violated …

Until team pays, Francis picks up some cash as Uber driver

DAVIE, Fla. – Word on the street is Miami Dolphins reserve defensive tackle A.J. Francis has good acceleration, an excellent motor and a high ceiling in his 2014 Dodge Charger. …