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A Lyft car drives along Montgomery Street on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is Rider Safety the Real Achilles Heel for Uber and Lyft?

The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive start could come from customers — if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren’t safe.

12/11/2014

The logo of Hyundai Motor Company. (Photo credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hyundai Recalls Nearly 43K Cars for Brake Lights

Hyundai is recalling nearly 43,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the brake lights can fail to illuminate.

12/09/2014

A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's (TK Holdings Inc.) current crash-testing facility on Aug. 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Air Bag Maker Balks at Coast-to-Coast Recall

Japan’s Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators’ demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

12/03/2014

A TransUnion survey finds that majority of Americans don't take into account how holiday shopping with credit cards can affect their credit scores. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Holiday Shopping Can Hurt Credit Score

Survey finds that majority of Americans don’t take into account how holiday shopping with credit cards can affect their credit scores.

12/01/2014

File photo of an Amazon webpage. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon’s New Robot Army Is Ready to Ship

A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to “pick” each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.

12/01/2014

CNet poll also finds techies planning to spend $710 on holiday shopping this year. (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

Survey: Most Americans Would Like Drones To Deliver Their Holiday Purchases

CNet poll also finds techies planning to spend $710 on holiday shopping this year, most of that online.

11/28/2014

Black Friday Shoppers

Crowds Thin Early Black Friday Morning in Parts of The Country

Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

11/28/2014

Barbie has been replaced as the top toy for girls as characters from Disney’s “Frozen” including, Queen Elsa, have managed to dethrone the famous Mattel doll. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Survey: ‘Frozen’ Dolls Overtake Barbie As Top Holiday Toy

Barbie has been replaced as the top toy for girls as characters from Disney’s “Frozen” including, Queen Elsa, have managed to dethrone the famous Mattel doll.

11/25/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Consumer Group Lists ’10 Worst Toys’ for Kids

A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

11/20/2014

The new Honda 2014 Odyssey minivan.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Minivans Do Poorly In New Crash Tests

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

11/20/2014

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