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Nebraska Senator moonlights as Uber driver

Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber. Have you ever used Uber or a ride-sharing service?

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 faced notably longer wait times to get paired with drivers than white customers. The findings come from a study published on Monday.

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 its cars would come equipped with hardware needed to drive themselves.

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 time the technology has been offered to the general public.

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 requirements and other rules.

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.

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 sign up, the app-based ride-hailing companies say they aren’t legally liable for the safety of their drivers or the quality of their services. That’s because the drivers are independent contractors, not employees.