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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2019 file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter of 2020 as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Its food delivery business grew as more people ordered in, but that growing part of its business didn’t turn a profit.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Uber lost $1.8B in 2Q as riders stayed home and ordered in

Aug. 6, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. It's pinning its hopes in part on its booming food-delivery business, but that bustling corner of...

Lyft driver Joni Bicknese checks her phone app between riders Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Business became dismal after what she calls Nashville's quadruple-whammy: a tornado, coronavirus closures, protests that rocked downtown, then more closures.Bicknese chose to keep driving because she didn't think she could make her car and insurance payments on unemployment. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tornado, virus, protests rattle Nashville rideshare economy

Jul. 29, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After driving for Lyft for six years, Joni Bicknese decided to invest in a minivan at the beginning of 2020, reasoning that she could make more money if she could transport more riders. Then came what she calls Nashville’s quadruple-whammy: a tornado, coronavirus closures,...

App-based drivers win lawsuit over NY unemployment benefits

Jul. 28, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployed drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft must get their unemployment benefits promptly, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a decision that said the state Department of Labor had 45 days to clear a backlog. U.S. District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall granted a preliminary injunction to the...

A man passes a parked Revel scooter on New York's Upper West Side, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The moped sharing startup Revel suspended its New York City service Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after its second customer death in 10 days. The company's blue scooters, which require no training to rent, had been seen as an alternative to taxis and subways during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew

Revel suspends NYC scooter service after 2nd fatal crash

Jul. 28, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-sharing scooter startup Revel said Tuesday it is suspending operations in New York City after a second fatal crash in less than two weeks. Revel tweeted that service “will be shut down until further notice” as it reviews safety and rider accountability measures. The...

Maryland man files suit, claiming officer knelt on his neck

Jul. 21, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Black man is suing police in Anne Arundel County alleging that a white police officer pressed a knee to his neck even when he yelled that he couldn't breathe. The Capital Gazette reported Monday that the suit names the county, its police department and three detectives. Daniel...

Audrey Reed, 8, holds up a sing through the sunroof of a car during a rally in Los Angeles, Monday, July 20, 2020. Thousands across the country walked off the job to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike

Jul. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers from the service industry, fast-food chains and the gig economy rallied with organized labor Monday to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, staging demonstrations across the U.S. and around the world seeking better treatment of Black Americans in the workplace....

Lawsuit seeks to designate Uber, Lyft drivers as employees

Jul. 14, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as independent contractors by the ride...

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. Okawa is one of an estimated 1.5 million so-called gig workers who make a living driving people to airports, picking out produce at grocery stores or providing childcare for working parents. But with the pandemic pummeling the global economy and U.S. unemployment reaching heights not seen since the Great Depression, gig workers are clamoring for jobs that often pay less while facing stiff competition from a crush of newly unemployed workers also attempting to patch together a livelihood until the economy recovers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy shopping bags that had to be lugged up countless flights of stairs. And yet even after signing up for several apps, 39-year-old Saori Okawa still wasn't making as...

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, left, and Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Arcadia, right, celebrate with Alastair Mactaggart, center, after the Legislature approved their data privacy bill in Sacramento, Calif. California voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data, an extension of a landmark privacy law passed in 2018. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday, June 25, 2020, a measure to amend the law will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Data privacy, other measures qualify for California ballot

Jun. 26, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in this November on whether to expand a landmark data privacy law, alter a decades-old law that limits property taxes on businesses and exempt ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law. They are among 11 measures Secretary of State Alex...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride-share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of misclassifying their workers in California as independent contractors, in the process depriving them of benefits full-time employees enjoy. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California wants judge to force Uber, Lyft to hire drivers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies to hire their drivers as employees. The...