In New York City, an influx of vehicles using rideshare apps like Uber has caused the value of the city's taxi medallions to plummet, along with drivers' wages. This month, New York became the first U.S. city to regulate rideshare…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Laura Fong
In a preliminary report on the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that emergency braking is not enabled while Uber's cars are under computer control, "to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior."…
By Tom Krisher, Associated Press
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
By Elizabeth C. Tippett, The Conversation
Uber's testing was halted after police in a Phoenix suburb said one of its self-driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight Sunday.
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
By Jessica Yarvin, Erica R. Hendry
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Employees, usually as a condition of employment, sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether they violate federal labor laws.
By Angela Charlton, Aritz Parra, Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain — Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe…
By Paul Solman
A new economics paper says Uber’s drivers are in revolt.
By Erin Mershon, STAT
Uber, Lyft, and other tech companies behind the "gig economy" once rallied behind Obamacare for their freelance workforces. Since President Trump was elected and congressional Republicans began in earnest their efforts to reform the health system, the industry titans have…
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