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FILE - In this July 13, 2012, file photo, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017. The results also showed that Uber cut its fourth-quarter net loss by 25 percent from the third quarter as new CEO Khosrowshahi moves to make the company profitable ahead of a planned initial public stock offering sometime next year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and "getting the love back" after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service's sometimes heartless treatment of its employees, drivers, regulators and rivals. "We strive to be and...
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Visitors walk around the Rotunda in the U.S. Capitol Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington, as lawmakers pushed to enact a massive budget deal Thursday along with a stopgap temporary measure to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 08, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut package just two months ago. Turns out it wasn't enough. Wedged into the new mammoth Senate spending deal is a pack of tax breaks for homeowners and electric car owners — as well as goodies for motor speedways. There's also tax relief for...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, goes through a security line upon entering a federal courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Kalanick took the witness stand ​Wednesday for a second day ​offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was confronted Wednesday in court with old texts that suggested he was willing to go to any length to surpass a Google self-driving car project. Kalanick was on the witness stand for a second day to answer allegations that he teamed up with...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, goes through a security line upon entering a federal courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Kalanick took the witness stand ​Wednesday for a second day ​offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2018 - 4:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the court fight between Google spin Waymo and ride-hailing service Uber (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he regarded Google co-founder Larry Page as a "big brother" before the relationship between their two companies soured...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, then-head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars will collide with Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service in a courtroom showdown Monday, Feb. 4, 2018, revolving around allegations of deceit, betrayal, espionage and a high-tech heist that tore apart one-time allies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 05, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google's former...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A trial opening Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in San Francisco federal court comes nearly a year after Google spin-off Waymo accused Uber of ripping off its self-driving car technology after paying $680 million for a startup run by a former Google engineer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the court fight between Google spin-off Waymo and Uber (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The leader of Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says one of the company's former top engineers became "an enemy" after he left to found a startup that he later sold to Uber...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his annual State of the State address in Sacramento, Calif. Brown called for putting 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California's roads by 2030 in his speech and on Friday issued an executive order and called for a $2.5 billion investment to help reach that goal. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 27, 2018 - 3:10 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan Friday to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of charging stations as part of a goal of getting 5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2030. The ambitious proposal to transform California's car...
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This Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 still frame from video provided by KCBS-TV shows a Tesla Model S electric car that has crashed into a fire engine on Interstate 405 in Culver City, Calif. Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the crash of the car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. National Transportation Safety Board send investigators to Culver City on Tuesday, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 24, that it is also dispatching a special team "to investigate the crash and assess lessons learned." (KCBS-TV via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. It's the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the closing plenary session entitled "Introducing the New Chairs Initiative - Ahead" on the third day of the National Governors Association's meeting in Providence, R.I. Tesla says it’s put together a 10-year compensation package for Musk that pays him based on certain market cap and operational milestones he hits - otherwise he gets nothing. The electric vehicle maker says Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, its market cap would have to grow to $650B for Musk to fully vest. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
January 23, 2018 - 3:19 pm
Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true. Under a new all-or-nothing pay package, Musk would remain at Tesla Inc. for the next decade and see his compensation tied to ambitious growth targets. The...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year. Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a...
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