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Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping…

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Uber Is Not Just for Hailing Rides Anymore

Days after acquiring e-bike start-up Jump, Uber announced Wednesday that Washington users can now rent the company’s pedal-assist bikes straight from the Uber app. You can reserve, unlock, and pay…

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Uber Launches New App for Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new app for its drivers that includes a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to improve an often contentious…

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Uber to Sell Southeast Asia Business to Rival Grab

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in…

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Uber Starts Offering Rides to the Doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market in which it operates to their next medical appointment. The ride-hailing service said Thursday…

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Uber Express Pool Rolling Out in 8 Cities

The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders…

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Uber, Waymo Settled Trade-Secrets Clash

Uber is settling a lawsuit filed by Google’s autonomous-car unit alleging that the ride-hailing service ripped off self-driving car technology. Both sides in the case issued statements confirming the settlement…

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New ‘Carpool Rules’ Aim to Strike Down Uber

In an “end run” around Uber, the Transport Ministry has issued new rules governing ride-sharing in Israel. Under the new rules, drivers will be allowed to pick up up to…

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Uber Taps Barney Harford as COO

Uber has named Barney Harford its new COO, the same day the European Union’s top court dealt it a blow, ruling that the ride-hailing company should be regulated like a…

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Uber: No Evidence Hackers Took Rider Credit Card Numbers

Uber says an outside cybersecurity firm hired after a massive data breach has found no evidence that rider credit-card, bank-account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by hackers. The company…

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