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Recent articles by Dara:

Uber says 158,000 drivers will lose work if they're reclassified as employees

Not all economists agree. → Read More

Uber overhauls its app to address coronavirus safety

Both riders and drivers now have to agree to a checklist of items before rides, including wearing a face mask. → Read More

Uber's first-quarter earnings show massive losses due to coronavirus

Plummeting rides have overshadowed the ride-hailing company the past few months. But its Uber Eats food delivery business shined. → Read More

Uber's first quarter earnings show massive losses due to coronavirus

Plummeting rides and layoffs have overshadowed the ride-hailing company the past few months. → Read More

Lyft joins Uber in requiring drivers and riders to wear face masks

This is something drivers have been requesting to lower the risk of contracting COVID-19. → Read More

Lyft's first-quarter earnings show impact of coronavirus, but a rise in revenue

The ride-hailing company says its rides business was down by as much as 75% in April. → Read More

California sues Uber and Lyft, alleging drivers are misclassified

"We intend to make sure that Uber and Lyft play by the rules," says California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. → Read More

Airbnb lays off 1,900 employees, that's 25% of its staff

The home rental company has struggled since the novel coronavirus has shuttered most travel. → Read More

Uber expands drivers' COVID-19 sick pay by a little bit, after being sued

The changes are only for California drivers, however. → Read More

As Uber drivers get COVID-19, the company offers free virtual health screenings

The ride-hailing company partners with telemedicine service Ro to help drivers figure out if they may've been infected with the coronavirus. → Read More

Lyft tightens its belt, laying off 17% of its workforce

As a recession looms, Lyft and Uber are looking at ways to stay afloat. → Read More

Lyft tightens its belt, laying off 17% of its workforce

As a recession looms, Uber and Lyft are looking at ways to stay afloat. → Read More

Postmates strike: Give us COVID-19 protections or no Chipotle deliveries

Delivery workers for Postmates are holding what they call a "Chipotle delivery #GuacOff" from April 29 to May 1. → Read More

Airbnb adds coronavirus cleaning protocol and 24-hour buffer between rentals

Travelers will soon be able to see which listings are certified as disinfected. → Read More

Uber promised drivers masks weeks ago. Most say they're still waiting

Gear to protect drivers from the coronavirus is in short supply. The company says it's having a hard time getting needed items to drivers. → Read More

Instacart now has its shoppers take an in-app sick test before logging on

The grocery delivery company launches several new features geared toward coronavirus safety. → Read More

Uber to Levandowski: We won't pay your $179 million debt to Google

The ride-hailing company alleges the former head of its self-driving car program repeatedly lied and committed fraud. His lawyer calls those claims "meritless." → Read More

Uber and Lyft drivers: Give us safety gear to protect us from COVID-19

Drivers demand the ride-hail companies follow the Los Angeles mayor's protection order and supply them with face masks and sanitizing equipment. → Read More

Uber switches course, adds drivers with preexisting conditions to sick leave policy

In terms of Uber's first response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ride-hailing company admits there were "things we just got wrong." → Read More

Uber hears drivers' demands, ships out masks for coronavirus protection

The ride-hailing company also pledged last week to send disinfectant spray, but drivers say they've yet to receive it. → Read More