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NYPD Officer Caught on Video Shouting Profanities at Uber Driver

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
During a traffic stop on the West Side Highway, the officer can be heard on video mocking the driver and using profanity. 

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WNYC News

Yellow Cabs now Outnumbered by Uber Cars on NYC Streets

Thursday, March 19, 2015

According to the TLC there are 14,088 registered Uber cars compared with 13,587 yellow cabs. But there are still 10 times as many rides in yellow cabs as there are in Uber cars.

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Money Talking

A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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WNYC News

Report: Taxi Medallion Prices Drop 17%

Friday, November 28, 2014

Apps like Uber may be changing the economics of being a driver-for-hire.

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The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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WNYC News

Does Uber Have an Image Problem?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
The car-hailing service is facing a backlash after one of its executives suggested the company should hire opposition researchers to probe the lives of journalists.

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Transportation Nation

Ridesharing Legislation Passes D.C. Council Over Protests Of Cabbies, Teamsters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uber is not going anywhere. That was the message from the D.C. Council, which voted 12-1 to legalize and regulate ridesharing apps like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
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Transportation Nation

Rideshare Companies, Drivers Opposed to New Rule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A hearing ostensibly about a change to NYC's for-hire vehicle dispatch rules was really about something else: the future of the industry.
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Transportation Nation

Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WAMU
Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.
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Transportation Nation

As Earnings Fall, D.C. Cabbies Blame Uber

Monday, September 22, 2014

WAMU
Taxicab companies and drivers say business is down at least 20 percent, because of competition from unregulated, low-price rideshare services.
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Money Talking

Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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Transportation Nation

UberX Drivers in D.C Ticketed for For Street Hails

Friday, September 05, 2014

Several UberX drivers were ticketed and towed by hack inspectors in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night, in another dispute pitting the tech company against District regulators. 
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Money Talking

Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 

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Freakonomics Radio

Regulate This!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, EatWith, and other companies in the “sharing economy” are practically daring government regulators to shut them down. The regulators are happy to comply.

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WNYC News

Uber Ups the Ante in Battle Against Lyft for Ridesharing Supremacy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shave the stache," a reference to the pink mustaches on the grilles of Lyft vehicles, is a phrase Uber marketers used to describe their tactic of recruiting Lyft's drivers.

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On The Media

No More "Tinder for X," Please

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It really isn't very helpful. 
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Transportation Nation

UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing A Blow to D.C. Cabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uber has fired another salvo in the intense competition for vehicle-for-hire business in the D.C. region, slashing rates for its popular “ridesharing” service UberX by 15 percent.
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Transportation Nation

DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Monday, August 18, 2014

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 
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Transportation Nation

Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but some say that leaves riders in limbo over whether the cars have adequate insurance coverage.

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Transportation Nation

Man Visiting D.C. Has Wild Ride on Uber

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WAMU

The man says the Uber driver ran red lights and nearly mowed down pedestrians in his panicked flight from Washington.

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