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Drivers Take Uber to UK Tribunal in Threat to Business Model

LONDON, July 19 – Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change its business model. Uber, which allows users to book and pay

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Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, June 27  – Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a

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Michigan Attacks May Renew Scrutiny of Uber Vetting Processes

By Alexandria Sage and Mary Wisniewski NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Feb 23 – The deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who authorities say were shot by a driver for Uber Technologies Inc, have revived scrutiny over how the ride service vets its drivers, an issue that has plagued it for years. Uber, which said it is

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Get Uber, FIFA and Rich Muslims to Help Plug Aid Gap – Experts

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, Jan 17 – A $15 billion shortfall in global humanitarian aid could be addressed by tapping into innovative sources of finance, such as smartphone apps, the football industry and wealthy Islamic donors, a United Nations panel of experts said on Sunday. Despite rising global wealth, the ‘outdated’ aid system has been

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