The pressure Uber is feeling after recent “gig worker” legislation in California means the company may fundamentally change its business in the U.S. and beyond to benefit drivers, potentially at the company’s own expense. The latest change is a test allowing some drivers in the state to set fares higher or lower than Uber, theoretically giving them a chance to earn more than Uber would have...
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