The sharing economy, which includes companies like Uber, has drawn some unpleasant headlines lately.

When sharing is scaring

Aug 20, 2015
After horror stories, debate grows over how to keep users of new services safe.
Posted In: Uber, sharing economy, regulation, airbnb, safety

Uber will tell you your passenger rating now

Jul 29, 2015
You score drivers and they score you. Can you beat Kai's score?
Posted In: Uber, sharing economy, ratings
An Uber vehicle is shown in New York City.

New York City gives up in Uber cap dispute

Jul 22, 2015
Bill de Blasio's administration has blinked.
Posted In: Uber, Bill de Blasio, New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing a bill that limits the number of Uber cars that will be allowed in New York City.

De Blasio is pushing Uber's buttons

Jul 16, 2015
A new app option simulates wait time if NYC mayor's plan to cap cars goes through.
Posted In: Uber, Bill de Blasio, New York City
An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2015.

Who's an employee?

Jul 15, 2015
The Department of Labor has issued guidance on classifying workers.
Posted In: sharing economy, Uber, employees

Weekly Wrap: College tuition, Whole Foods and Uber

Jul 3, 2015
Before the holiday weekend, let's look back on the economic week that was.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Whole Foods, Uber, college tuition, college, Education
<span>An Uber application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C.  The California Labor Commission ruled Wednesday that an Uber driver is an employee and not an independent contractor. </span>

California says Uber driver was employee

Jun 17, 2015
The labor commission ruling could substantially affect Uber's business model.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, employees

Uber drivers struggle to pay subprime auto loans

May 13, 2015
Some Uber drivers report feeling trapped in the driver's seat.
Posted In: Uber, subprime lenders, Uber taxi

Nokia's HERE maps drive a new battleground in tech

May 8, 2015
Uber is reportedly among the bidders for Nokia's mapping service.
Posted In: Uber, Google, nokia, driverless cars
The Uber app is seen on a smartphone.

Uber helps spring clean for free ... if you're patient

May 1, 2015
On Saturday, Uber will deliver clothing donations to Goodwill centers for free.
Posted In: goodwill, Uber, donations