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PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS —Jan 21, 2019— French President Emmanuel Macron hosted 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government’s economic policies. The CEOs or top executives of Microsoft, Uber, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola … Continue reading PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

Florida News: Governor Rick Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael.  The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Rick Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley, Attorneys General Coalition, Reaches $148 Million Settlement with Uber over Data Breach

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that he, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Uber learned in November 2016 … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley, Attorneys General Coalition, Reaches $148 Million Settlement with Uber over Data Breach

Montana News: Attorney General Fox Reaches $148 Million Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

HELENA, MT – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced that he, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Uber learned in November 2016 that … Continue reading Montana News: Attorney General Fox Reaches $148 Million Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

New York News: A.G. Underwood Announces Record $148 Million Settlement With Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

Settlement with 50 States & DC Also Requires Uber to Adopt Model Data Breach Notification and Data Security Practices, Corporate Integrity Program; Hire Independent Third Party to Assess Data Security NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced an agreement with ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to settle allegations it … Continue reading New York News: A.G. Underwood Announces Record $148 Million Settlement With Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

Nebraska News: Nebraska Attorney General Dourg Peterson Reaches Settlement with Uber

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that he, along with the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Uber learned in November 2016 that … Continue reading Nebraska News: Nebraska Attorney General Dourg Peterson Reaches Settlement with Uber

Vermont News: Vermont to Receive $600,000 in Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that Vermont and 49 states and the District of Columbia have reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber).  The settlement addresses the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers.  Vermont will receive $600,000 as its portion of … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont to Receive $600,000 in Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

South Carolina News: Attorneys General Rach $148 Million Settlement with Uber Over Data Breach

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that he, along with the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Uber learned in November 2016 … Continue reading South Carolina News: Attorneys General Rach $148 Million Settlement with Uber Over Data Breach

SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

SAN FRANCISCO — Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK— New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides. Uber drivers lined up for hours to register their cars Monday, the day before Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign a bill placing a temporary cap on new … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK  — New York City is reining in the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new cars picking up fares. The City Council approved a package of bills Wednesday that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly … Continue reading NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

PRAGUE — Uber is to give the Czech Republic’s finance ministry information on its drivers’ activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system introduced by the local authorities. Initially, the … Continue reading PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

San Mateo, California – Uber is getting into the scooter-rental business.  The ride-hailing company said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. “Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop shop for all your transportation needs,” Rachel Holt, an Uber … Continue reading San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

DENVER (AP) — An Uber driver fatally shot a man in a car on a Denver interstate early Friday morning after some kind of altercation. The unidentified man was shot shortly before 3 a.m. on Interstate 25 and later died at the hospital. The driver was also treated and released from the hospital for unspecified … Continue reading DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO  — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

DETROIT | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO … Continue reading DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

NEW YORK /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel … Continue reading Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries … Continue reading Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

INDIANAPOLIS /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new political ad featuring her deceased husband has “devastated” the family. Deb Monroe tells The Associated Press she wants Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun to take down … Continue reading Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

RABAT, Morocco /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country’s failure to reform its strict transport rules. For nearly three years, Uber has been operating illegally in Morocco — despite currently having 19,000 users in the country … Continue reading Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO /February 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Uber is paying $245 million to Google’s self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a sinister scheme that tore apart the once-friendly companies. The surprise settlement announced Friday came as lawyers for Uber and Waymo, a company hatched from Google, prepared to wrap … Continue reading Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Prosecutor: Trump’s comments on fatal crash ‘ghoulish’

INDIANAPOLIS /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Indiana prosecutor blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for politicizing the case of an immigrant charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man, saying his and others’ comments were “ghoulish and inappropriate.” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said his office would … Continue reading Prosecutor: Trump’s comments on fatal crash ‘ghoulish’

Immigrant suspected in NFL player’s death had been deported

INDIANAPOLIS/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An immigrant who was living illegally in Indiana when he was arrested in a drunken-driving crash that killed an NFL player had a history of misdemeanor convictions and arrests, including two previous instances of driving under the influence, authorities said Tuesday. President Donald Trump drew added attention to the death of Indianapolis … Continue reading Immigrant suspected in NFL player’s death had been deported

Former Uber CEO set to testify in high-tech heist case

SAN FRANCISCO/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is poised to testify Tuesday in a high-stakes trial focused on charges that his company stole self-driving car technology from Waymo, a Google spinoff. Barring delays, Kalanick will take the witness stand toward the end of the second day of testimony in the case. Waymo alleges … Continue reading Former Uber CEO set to testify in high-tech heist case

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

NEW YORK/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay $25.34 while taxi cabs, Uber rides and for-hire vehicles would be charged between … Continue reading Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

Former Uber CEO Kalanick selling part of stake

NEW YORK/January 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick plans to sell 29 percent of his stake in the ride-hailing service, a news report said Thursday. The deal is part of a transaction with investors including Softbank Group Corp. and would bring Kalanick about $1.4 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing unidentified sources. It said Kalanick … Continue reading Former Uber CEO Kalanick selling part of stake

Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

DETROIT/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thursday announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, started last year by ex-Google autonomous car chief Chris Urmson and others. VW says its collaboration will help bring self-driving cars … Continue reading Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

SoftBank group acquires major stake in Uber

NEW YORK/December 28, 2017(AP)(STL.News) — A group led by Japanese technology conglomerate Softbank acquired a major stake in Uber, a deal that curtails the influence of ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber’s founder. In a tender offer that expired Thursday, SoftBank acquired a 15 percent stake in the troubled ride-hailing company. Others in the group got about … Continue reading SoftBank group acquires major stake in Uber

Police: Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer

HOUSTON/December 28, 2017(AP)(STL.News) —Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee. She was released on $30,000 bond. … Continue reading Police: Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer

New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company

BRUSSELS/December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. The ruling Wednesday by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice … Continue reading New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company