Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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New Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
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