Lyft drivers question the bonus payment system for high-demand areas

by Sonja Hutson Sep 13, 2019
Lyft says it’s a more equitable way to give out bonuses for rides, but some drivers say it’s eating into their profits.
Lyft driver Lauren Swiger speaks at a protest outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco, demanding higher pay, benefits and a driver union.
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California gig worker law to be decided this week

by Meghan McCarty Carino Sep 9, 2019
A bill that could force companies to reclassify workers as employees looks poised to win approval this week.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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Now that Uber and Lyft are public, the public may pay more

by Erika Beras Aug 9, 2019
Prices could rise for rideshare services, especially in places like airports where demand is high.
A car that drives for both Uber and Lyft is seen on Park Avenue in New York City in March, 2019.
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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

by Jack Stewart May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

by Jack Stewart May 8, 2019
The protest against pay and working conditions comes as the companies go public.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike ahead of Uber IPO

by Jack Stewart May 7, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers are banding together to launch a strike on Wednesday in several major American cities.
Uber and Lyft drivers are among those who would be reclassified as employees if California's Assembly Bill 5 is signed into law.
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Uber targets $100B valuation for IPO as Lyft shares slide

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 10, 2019
The company has actually lowered its expectations.
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How does this year's wave of IPOs compare to 1999's?

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 8, 2019
The social-networking site Pinterest has set a price range for its initial public offering. At the peak price of $17 per share, the company would be worth a little over $11 billion, down from an estimate of $12 billion last…
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Lyft issues IPO, but its path to profitability is still unclear

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 29, 2019
Like Uber, Lyft has not been profitable to date.
The number of Lyft shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.
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Lyft IPO makes it the ridesharing star, at least for today

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 29, 2019
As the company hits the public markets, what does that mean for the future of how we get around?
An iPhone with the Lyft ride-sharing app on it shows cars in the area on Park Avenue in New York City March 26.
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