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The big picture: Why NYC cabbies are committing suicide

NYC taxi drivers protesting. One holds a sign: "ALL DRIVERS UNITE!! Protect your Full-Time JOB!"
NYC taxi drivers protest against Uber outsdie of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in 2015. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Last Friday, a sixth New York City cab driver — 59-year-old Yemeni immigrant, Abdul Saleh — committed suicide, NBC News reported.

The big picture: Much of the blame is being placed on financial distress spurred by competition with ride-sharing companies in the city.