Sep 24, 2019

Uber granted 2-month permit extension in London

Piccadilly Circus. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

London's transportation regulator has granted Uber only a 2-month license to operate in the city, stating that it wants more information from the company as it considers a longer permit.

Why it matters: A court granted the ride-hailing company a 15-month probationary license in 2018 after Transport for London (TfL) declined to renew its permanent permit the year before.

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Medicaid programs embrace Uber and Lyft for patients

More state Medicaid programs are making it easier for patients to use ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as a non-emergency transportation benefit, Kaiser Health News reports.

Why it matters: More than 2 million Medicaid enrollees under 65 years old delayed their care in 2017 because they lacked transportation, per a federal survey.

Go deeperArrowSep 27, 2019

Uber rolls out new safety features

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Uber is rolling out several new safety features and upgrades, including the ability to send text messages to 911 dispatches from within the Uber app, and an option for riders to receive a unique PIN number to verify their driver's identity.

Yes, but: The news comes as the company and rival Lyft continue to face criticism over the safety of their services and how they handle complaints.

Go deeperArrowSep 26, 2019

NFL sends less-winning teams to play in London for 25th time

Chicago Bears running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. (38) and Chicago Bears runningback David Montgomery (32) at summer training camp. The team will be playing in London against the Oakland Raiders. Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

On Sunday, the NFL will play its 25th regular-season game in London. And for the 25th straight time, the game will not feature 2 winning teams (3-1 Bears vs. 2-2 Raiders).

Why it matters: The NFL has been going to London since 2007 — the same year that the first iPhone debuted and "Superbad" came out — and they have yet to organize a single football game between 2 teams with winning records.

Go deeperArrowOct 4, 2019