David Plouffe

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

  NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the […]


Rates are shown on a Yellow Cab van outside City hall in downtown Seattle before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle taxi drivers attend charm school classes

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Seattle-area taxi drivers are trying charm school as a way to improve their customer service and fight off competition from other ride services. KOMO-TV reports about 130 drivers from Yellow Cab […]


FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, New York City taxis drive through New York's Times Square.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City’s taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent. The company says the price of its UberX lower-end service is […]


In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Taxi drivers protest ridesharing services at LA City Hall

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More than a hundred taxi drivers gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall today to protest phone app ridesharing services, such as Uber, and to urge state lawmakers to stiffen regulation of […]


Ride-sharing company sued for wrongful death of 6-year-old girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl killed while in a San Francisco crosswalk on New Year’s Eve has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against the Internet ride-sharing service company Uber. The […]


A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

LA council moves to regulate ride-sharing apps

. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee has approved a motion to begin regulating smartphone-driven ride-sharing services that taxi companies say are cutting into their business. The move comes a […]



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