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Uber, taxis, taxi drivers

Study: Uber Drivers Make More Than Cabbies, Are Also Younger and Less Diverse

The battle between D.C. cabbies and Uber, the company that lets drivers use their own cars and be hailed via a phone app, has been well-documented.

01/26/2015

Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama's track record and the anti-Wall Street approach advocated by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

Clinton’s 2016 Democratic Allies Push Economic Plan Aiming Between Obama, Warren

Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama’s track record and the anti-Wall Street approach advocated by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

01/18/2015

After the worst three-day start to a year since 2008, the stock market rebounded to erase all its 2015 losses which fell, strongly in part, to falling oil prices. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

Economists: If Oil Prices Stabilize, Then Market Will Stabilize

After the worst three-day start to a year since 2008, the stock market rebounded to erase all its 2015 losses which fell, strongly in part, to falling oil prices.

01/09/2015

Keurig Green Mountain says it will be raising the price of its coffee products. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Keurig Recalls ‘Mini Plus’ Coffee Makers

Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.

12/23/2014

The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints Friday against McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees over worker rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NLRB: McDonald’s Violates Rights Of Employees

The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints Friday against McDonald’s Corp. and its franchisees over worker rights.

12/19/2014

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Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver’s side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S.

12/18/2014

Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app.  (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

People Finding Their ‘Waze’ to Once-Hidden Streets

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.

12/16/2014

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Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.

12/12/2014

The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints Friday against McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees over worker rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

McDonald’s is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food.

12/11/2014

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

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