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Delaware Cities Tell Uber Drivers to Obtain Business Licenses

Officials in numerous Delaware cities have asked drivers who use the ride-hailing app Uber to obtain business licenses. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that under a deal struck by Delaware and the company this year, it is unclear if …

North Carolina Lawmakers Send Ridesharing Regulations to Governor

The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations August 27 for ridesharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition. The …

Las Vegas Airport May Soon Get Uber, Lyft Service

Travelers flying to Las Vegas may soon be able to hail a ride from Uber or Lyft. Officials have been developing plans allowing the ride-hailing companies to pick up and drop off passengers using McCarran International Airport. The option won’t …

City Council Makes L.A. Largest U.S. City with Ridesharing at Airport

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be able to pick up and drop off passengers at Los Angeles International Airport within weeks, after the City Council made it the largest U.S. city to permit the companies at its airport. …

Uber Deploys Lobbyists to Reshape Driver Rules in California

Uber has spent more on lobbyists in California than Facebook and Apple combined to fend off regulations aimed at the heart of its worldwide business model. The San Francisco company’s lobbyists are pushing lawmakers to exempt its drivers from obtaining …

Uber Bookings on Pace to Pass $10B This Year, Investor Report Shows

Uber Technologies Inc’s global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters. The ride-hailing service, which operates in over …

California Prosecutors Say Uber Screening Missed Ex-Convicts

Uber Technologies Inc.’s criminal background checks for drivers failed to prevent it from hiring registered sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, a kidnapper and a convicted murderer, California prosecutors said. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles escalated their …

Uber Headache if More Drivers Want Full-Time Status

Thousands of new full-time workers would spring into existence if Uber is forced to stop treating some of its drivers like contract workers, and the benefits that come with that employee status may entice part-time rideshare drivers to beef up their …

Uber, Lyft Apply For Nevada Operation Permits

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft filed applications just before the weekend for permits to operate in Nevada, meaning they could be cleared to hit the roads within a month. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said the company submitted its application to …

NYC Taxi Driver-Owners Form New Association to Take on Uber

Dozens of angry, independent taxi medallion owners in New York City have been making their opinions about Uber heard at City Hall. The newly formed Taxi Driver-Owner Association said Wednesday that the rapid growth of the Uber ride-hailing service has …