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  • In ‘Uberized’ economy, more businesses shift toward freelancers

    WASHINGTON — It’s increasingly being called the “gig economy.” As technology makes it easier to outsource work, companies like Uber are challenging notions about what it means to hold a job. The New York Times…

  • Uber sued for millions after assault of teenage girl

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Ride-sharing provider Uber faces a $2 million lawsuit after authorities say a driver assaulted a teenager in Virginia Beach. WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1GQPuS8 ) reports Uber and Isagini Marin, the driver, are…

  • DC airports to consider rules for ride-hailing services

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two airports serving Washington are considering regulations that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services including Uber to drop off and pick up passengers. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold public…

  • Domino’s plans Uber-style pizza delivery tracker

    WASHINGTON — Tired of wondering when your pizza will be delivered? A major pizza company says it’s going to be the first to allow you to track the pie from the time it leaves the oven…

  • Traditional taxicab drivers suing D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Drivers of traditional taxicabs are suing the District, claiming services like Uber and Lyft have an unfair advantage in the city. The class action lawsuit says a bill approved last year to regulate…

  • Uber hits the beach in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. – Uber is hitting the beach. The popular ride service will begin picking up passengers in Ocean City beginning 5 p.m. Friday. The launch was, in part, a result of demand captured…

  • Police say woman kidnapped, assaulted in Uber car in Northeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON – Police have asked for help finding a suspect in connection to a kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense. It happened early Sunday in the area of 11th and…

  • Maryland Senate takes up Uber-Lyft bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland state senators took up a bill on Tuesday to address regulations on ride-sharing services,Uber and Lyft with a focus on how to protect citizens without over-regulating the industry. Regulators and taxicab companies…

  • Ocean City prepares for possible arrival of Uber drivers

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City officials are preparing for a possible expansion of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in the resort town. The Daily Times (http://delmarvane.ws/1AR5VGf ) reports Uber started advertising…

  • Taxi drivers duel with owners on work conditions and Uber

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Taxicab drivers and owners testified on Friday at a contentious hearing before a Montgomery County Council committee about work conditions, salaries, fees, and the impact of Uber and Lyft. Some taxi drivers told…

  • Md. regulators approve settlement with Uber

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland regulators have approved a settlement with Uber that will place the popular ride share service under state regulation. Under the terms of the settlement Uber’s subsidiary, Drinnen, would be required to…

  • Lawmaker targets taxi industry in letter

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Taxicabs have a difficult job competing with Uber and Lyft, but their presence is now opening some old wounds between drivers and taxi owners in Montgomery County. Drivers feel exploited.  They are…

  • McAuliffe signs new Va. law regulating ride-sharing companies

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are now completely street legal in Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Tuesday that regulates how ride-sharing companies operate in the state. Virginia has…

  • UberX fares cut to spur ridership

    WASHINGTON – Uber is dangling a promotional rate in front of would-be riders in the D.C. area, hoping it encourages more users to request a ride. The popular ridesharing service on Friday announced it was…

  • WARL, Uber team up to deliver puppies around D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Want to play with a puppy without the long-term obligation? The Washington Animal Rescue League is teaming up with Uber and Animal Planet to deliver dogs to your doorstep for a good cause…