Uber, Lyft Drivers Struggle With High Gas Prices

Some drivers say they find it hard to justify spending hours on the road for Uber or Lyft as fuel costs continue to tick upward.

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N.Y.C. Food Delivery Workers Would See Better Pay Under New Bills

A package of legislation from the City Council will set minimum pay and working conditions, placing New York at the forefront of regulating a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Food Delivery Apps Sue NY Over Fee Limits

Grubhub, Uber Eats and Door Dash have characterized a 15 percent cap on fees charged to restaurants as an unconstitutional measure that will hurt consumers.

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‘My Turn to Get Robbed’: Delivery Workers Are Targets in the Pandemic

Armed robbers are targeting delivery workers in New York, stealing the expensive electric bikes that are the key to their livelihood.

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You’ve Heard of Ghost Kitchens. Meet the Ghost Franchises.

Virtual food brands, often driven by real celebrities, are rapidly spreading across the country. Do they help or hurt independent restaurants?

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Grubhub Will Deliver Girl Scout Cookies Amid the Pandemic

The Girl Scouts are also using virtual cookie booths and drive-through pickup sites to promote social distancing.

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Food Delivery Apps Are Booming. Their Workers Are Often Struggling.

Delivery drivers have been essential to feeding New York, while boosting sales for companies like DoorDash and Uber. But they say work conditions have gotten worse.

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A Local Alternative to the Big Delivery Apps, in Los Angeles

Modeled after food delivery services in Seoul, a tiny Koreatown business keeps neighborhood restaurants running through the pandemic.

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Did Washington Get in Uber’s Way?

Uber had been courting Grubhub for months, but the food-delivery rival will sell itself to a European rival instead. Regulations are partly to blame.

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Just Eat Takeaway to Acquire Grubhub for $7.3 Billion

The Dutch food delivery company beat out Uber to buy Grubhub, whose chief executive will oversee operations in North America.

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As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future

While the apps say they are saving them in the pandemic, many restaurateurs say the opposite.

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Jesus, the Beatles and … Masa Son?

The SoftBank chief made some eye-opening arguments to justify his company’s poor investment performance.

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Uber’s Bid for Grubhub Shows That Deals Aren’t Dead Yet

Mergers are taking a hit during the pandemic, but there’s still an appetite for certain types of transactions.

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Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

A deal would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic.

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