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Taxi Gives Men a Sense of What it Feels Like to Travel as a Woman
Jan. 21, 2016
In India, segregation of the sexes is a very real thing. Sure, men and women mingle, but women are singled out in the strangest of places.
In Battle Between Lyft and Uber, Focus is on Drivers
Jan. 19, 2016
Users say the driver-passenger relationship is different: Lyft is "your friend with a car"; Uber is "everyone's private driver." Still, competition is so great that Uber wooed rival drivers covertly.
How many people work in the 'gig economy'?
Oct. 23, 2015
Many are driving for Uber or working other 'gigs,' but surveys can't count them.
Why Chicago taxi medallion owners struggle
Apr. 21, 2015
Chicago taxi medallions were once one of the best financial investments you could get. But industry changes have caused the medallion market to collapse, leaving many owners underwater.
Uber's troubles mount even as its value grows
Dec. 11, 2014
Uber, the ride-sharing service that is growing in value, is also watching its troubles mount.
Study: Chicago cabbies earn $12/hr
Aug. 28, 2014
A city-commissioned study of taxi driver data flies in the face of complaints by some cabbies that they make less than the minimum wage.
Quinn kills ‘Uber Bill’
Aug. 25, 2014
Governor Quinn vetoed a bill that would strictly regulate popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The bill’s supporters are crying for an override.
Cabbies: we're 'employees' not 'contractors'
Mar. 26, 2014
Five Chicago cab drivers are suing taxi companies in federal court, claiming the companies misclassified them as “independent contractors” to get out of paying them minimum wage and benefits.
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