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UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone.


Robert B. Reich: Gig work is great – for the employers

Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses appear to be declining. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Uber to boot riders from app if they repeatedly misbehave

Uber passengers who habitually leave their trash behind and disrespect their drivers may soon get the boot.


Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Uber’s hyped-up IPO hits a few potholes on its first day

After much hype leading up to the largest initial public offering in five years, Uber hit a few potholes on its first day of trading, closing down 8% and reflecting …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the U.S., overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in …


Uber riders can buy transit tickets on app for Denver

Riders in Denver will soon be able to buy tickets for public transportation using the Uber app, the latest step on the ride-hailing company’s mission to become a one-stop shop …


Uber looks to raise up to $9B in initial public offering

Ride-hailing giant Uber is aiming to raise $9 billion in its mammoth public stock offering that, while smaller than initially expected, still dwarfs most stock market debuts.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Seattle-area ride-hail driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Retailers try to lure customers with free Uber rides

While shoppers are getting everything from morning coffee to complete work wardrobes delivered to their homes, some businesses are working with ride-hailing company Uber to entice customers back through their …


Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion

Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large, young, …


Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Uber resumes autonomous vehicle tests in Pittsburgh

The restart Thursday comes just more than nine months after one of its autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Testing has been suspended since the accident in …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Spokane City Council passes Uber and Lyft regulations

Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.


Lyft, Uber drivers will have to pay new fees, follow new rules under Spokane City Council proposal

After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lyft aims to beat Uber to U.S. stock market with IPO

Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Your next Uber ride may have a minifridge stocked with snacks

Cargo Systems, the New York-based provider of in-car commerce for Uber and Lyft Inc., has is Cargo box – sort of like a traveling minibar without the alcohol – in …


Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach

The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …


Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign

Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Uber reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …


A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

Khosrowshahi sat down with the Associated Press to talk about his first year as CEO and how he plans to steer the company.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Source: Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Wake Forest places basketball assistant on leave after fatal punch

Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.


NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.


’Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pays undisclosed sum to settle Uber driver’s lawsuit

Celebrity fishing boat captain Sig Hansen has paid an undisclosed sum of money to get an Uber driver to drop a lawsuit stemming from Hansen’s assault of the driver after …


Uber puts brakes on its self-driving trucks

Ride-sharing giant Uber is winding down its self-driving truck technology business, better known as Otto, which Uber acquired in 2016 for $680 million.