Tag: Transportation/Shipping

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

My sister and her husband said I should pay 40% towards our vacation rentals because they share a bedroom. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, My sister, brother-in-law and I have traveled together a number of times on month-long trips. On previous vacations, we each agreed to pay...

The Stellantis EV day is coming. Here’s what to know.

Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, will host its EV Day on Thursday and unveil more details around its electrification strategy. The company, formed earlier...

Americans are still hesitant about getting on a plane

At the onset of the pandemic, airlines and hotels saw nearly identical declines in bookings as Americans quarantined at home, but new research suggests that...

Infrastructure and the stock market — here’s what the $1 trillion deal means

Maybe it really is infrastructure week. Stock-market investors applauded Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.95% sharply higher and scoring another round of...

This industry saw a 112% rise in job openings since the pandemic — and it’s not leisure and hospitality

When the economy shut down last year to curb the spread of coronavirus the leisure and hospitality industry, which includes hotels, restaurants and bars, took...

Vaccinated and need a vacation? CDC relaxes guidance for Americans traveling to more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated travel advice, easing restrictions on more than 100 countries and opening up more destinations...

Here’s a breakdown of the trillions worth of pandemic stimulus already unleashed in the U.S.

The massive scope of aid used by the U.S. government to help blanket the economy during the pandemic can be hard to imagine. But as...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Cruises are finally returning to U.S. ports — here’s what will be different post-COVID

Americans will soon be able to the sail the open sea once again, after COVID-19 shut down the cruise industry. But how will these first...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

Travel and leisure top list of corporate credit ratings in flux during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been disrupting lives and businesses around the world for more than a year, but also the credit ratings of...

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ‘double privilege’ dilemma they raise for society

Neil Schwartzman is used to getting vaccines in order to travel to exotic parts of the world such as the Great Rift Valley of Kenya...

These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for...

PRO Act, called ‘most important labor legislation in several generations,’ passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the PRO Act, which supporters called the most significant labor legislation in decades and opponents characterized as...

The U.S. economy is ready to surge again. So is inflation.

The U.S. added a robust 379,000 jobs in February, and the economy is primed to take off, but improved growth prospects might come with a...

Uber rides recovering and delivery bookings rise 128%, but revenue misses expectations

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter and full-year results that showed a continued recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it continued...

Archer Aviation gets a $1 billion order from United Airlines, on the same day it announces a deal to go public

Archer Aviation Inc. said Wednesday that United Airlines Holdings Inc. placed a $1 billion order for its all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), on...

Lyft shares surge nearly 11% as it posts narrower-than-expected full-year loss and signals optimism over rides

Lyft Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter results that showed there was a continued rebound in ride-hailing, but it was marred by an increase in COVID-19...

European markets tread water as COVID-19 fears weigh on stimulus hopes ahead of earnings season

European indexes traded around flat on Tuesday, with COVID-19 infections and lockdown measures remaining top-of-mind in Europe as expectations continue that massive fiscal stimulus is...

Boris Johnson government hails ‘new start’ as U.K. completes its departure from EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s long and sometimes acrimonious divorce from the European Union ended Thursday with an economic split that leaves the EU smaller and...

Bans on U.K. travelers begin in some parts of Europe, amid highly infectious COVID-19 strain

News of a far more contagious strain of the coronavirus in the U.K. has prompted several European countries to halt flights and trains from that...

California post-Prop. 22: Gig workers to see pay changes, customers to see higher prices

Californians this week will start to see the effects of Proposition 22, the ballot measure that 58% of the state’s voters passed in November. The...