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Slaying Puts Focus on Ride-Hailing Safety, Fake Drivers

CHICAGO — Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting i...
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Nike Is Latest US Company Involved in Culture Wars

NEW YORK — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. ...

Council: No Ride Sharing Fees at Airport

City Hall wanted to charge airport passengers who use Uber and Lyft an extra $3 each time they are dropped off or picked up a fare. But, the city council, led by sixth-district councilman Garry Bredefeld said no. So, for now, ride sharing companies will operat...

Brand calls for regulation of sharing economy

In the same speech touting a business friendly Fresno, Mayor Lee Brand wants to regulate the “sharing economy” like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb during a speech to real estate professionals at Fresno State. “Uber, ...