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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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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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As Uber eyes an IPO, what's its plan for profits?

by Molly Wood Feb 28, 2019
It's expanding far beyond ride-sharing, and it has tons of data.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

by Emma Jacobs Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

by Emma Jacobs Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Uber fires star engineer at heart of self-driving legal battle

by Reema Khrais May 31, 2017
A top and very expensive engineer at Uber is out. The company has fired the engineer at the center of a high-stakes legal battle with Waymo, the self-driving venture of Alphabet’s Google. Earlier this year, Anthony Levandowski was accused of stealing…

Elders don't need an app for a Lyft

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 30, 2017
The Phoenix area has become a testing ground of sorts for ride-sharing companies in a relatively untapped market.
Lyft and other ride-sharing companies are testing out partnerships with assisted living communities around the Phoenix area, like Park Wood Assisted Living.
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A short history of Uber's many scandals

by Tony Wagner Mar 20, 2017
The uber-rich ride-hailing company is in the middle of a perfect storm that's been brewing for years.
A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016. 

 
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Ridesharing could cut 75 percent of traffic in Manhattan

by Tony Wagner Jan 6, 2017
If everyone shared we'd save a whole lot of gas without using much time.
Taxis sit in a flooded lot after Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Why Uber's business model could fail

by David Brancaccio Aug 30, 2016
The company lost $1.2 billion in the first half of this year.
Will Uber face its demise?
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