Uber driver attacks pregnant woman’s service dog: cops

  

An Uber driver yanked a nine-months-pregnant passenger’s service dog from her and slammed the pooch onto a Manhattan street because he did not want the animal in his car, cops said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Manhattan woman got into Muhammad Qayyum’s cab with her dog, named Brooklyn, at around 7:25 p.m. on Broadway near West
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Uber driver ‘pulls gun’ on passenger in Florida

  

  An Uber driver drew a gun after a passenger said he thought he was going to be sick in the car, according to police. Patrick McDonald told officers in Florida that he took out the weapon, despite the firm’s firearms ban. The two got into an altercation when the driver tried to forcibly remove
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Uber To Pay $7.6M To California In Order To Keep Drivers On The Road

  

Uber must pay a $7.6 million fine in order to keep its drivers on the road in California after the state’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted on Thursday to approve a judge’s months-old recommendation that found the ride-sharing company failed to meet data reporting requirements. The CPUC approved the measure, originally handed down in by an administrative
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Family Suing Uber After Crash Kills Loved One

  

Uber and one of its drivers are being sued after a fiery crash claimed the life of a 20-year-old passenger from southwest Miami-Dade. Pablo Sanchez Jr. was killed December 27th, 2015 while taking an Uber ride home from a Miami nightclub. Sanchez was a graduate of Killian High School and was attending Miami Dade College.
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Uber Might Owe Tens Of Thousands Of California Passengers $1.8 Million In Class Action Lawsuit

  

Several Uber customers in California received notice today they’re involved in a class-action lawsuit against the rideshare giant. Uber agreed to the terms of a $1.8 million suit alleging it inappropriately charged customers an “airport fee toll” late last year. The lawsuit, filed in November 2015, accused Uber of charging customers the “airport fee toll” several
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Uber Fares Are Falling

  

  Uber enthusiasts in 10o or so U.S. and Canadian cities have some good news: The ridesharing service is lowering its fares in an attempt to up demand. “Seasonality affects every business, and Uber is no exception,” said a company blog post. The lowered fares, Uber reasons, will boost usage, which will offset lower prices
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Why Uber’s surge pricing is naive economics

  

  Economists love Uber’s surge pricing. But it is doomed, because customers hate it. Why? Surge pricing occurs when the supply and demand for Uber vehicles becomes unbalanced, for example, due to inclement weather, a public holiday such as New Years Eve or some other event (public transport failure, terrorist attack, …). Supply is low
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