Uber

FILE - In this May 15, 2020 file photo, an Uber sign is displayed inside a car in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
WRVA News
July 06, 2020 - 12:46 pm
By MATT OTT and CATHY BUSSEWITZ AP Business Writer SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said Monday. The acquisition enables the ride-hailing giant to increase its...
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WRVA News
June 24, 2020 - 3:50 pm
Former school bus driver sentenced for Henrico trip to abuse minors
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo an Uber office is seen in Secaucus, N.J.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
WRVA News
May 06, 2020 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is cutting 3,700 full-time workers and its CEO will give up his base salary with the nation largely still in lockdown. The San Francisco company said Wednesday that the layoffs and related costs like severance will reach about $20 million. Uber Technologies Inc. had already...
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Jeff Katz
February 03, 2020 - 11:05 am
Democrat leadership has run the once-beautiful city of San Francisco straight into the ground. Are Virginia cities in the same danger under current ledaership? Read more below.
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This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
AP News
December 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
By RACHEL LERMAN and BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year...
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The ride-hailing company said Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that it can easily install its self-driving system in the Volvo XC90 SUV. (Volvo Cars via AP)
(Volvo Cars via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file phtoo a banner for Uber is draped on the front of the New York Stock Exchange before the world's largest ride-hailing service holds its initial public offering.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:02 pm
By The Associated Press (AP) — If you misbehave repeatedly while getting a ride from Uber, you could get booted off the app. The company said that starting Wednesday, riders with a rating from drivers that's significantly below average could lose their ability to ride. But before that happens they'...
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Jeff Katz
May 16, 2019 - 12:33 pm
If you use Uber a lot, but hate making small talk with drivers and would rather listen to your music or just play on your phone, they may have come up with an answer. On Tuesday, Uber launched its new "Quiet Mode" preference in the app, which allows riders to specify what level of conversation can...
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Associated Press
May 10, 2019 - 8:46 am
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber's next stop is the stock market, where it hopes to pick up more investors willing to bet on a ride-hailing market brimming with potential and conspicuously lacking in profits. The world's largest ride-hailing...
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Jeff Katz
May 09, 2019 - 11:28 am
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez enthusiastically threw in her support for Uber and Lyft drivers ahead of a worldwide strike, but campaign finance records indicate her team has spent nearly $2,000 on ride-hailing services this year alone. The boycott was organized in response to...
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