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New Yorkers now use Uber more often than taxis

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Flickr / Jason Lander Uber has made a concerted push to expand its reach in New York City, and it's starting to reap the benefits.
For the first time ever, more people are using Uber in New York than the city's classic yellow taxi cabs, the New York Times reported this week. On the average day in July, for example, Uber completed 289,000 rides while New York taxis recorded 277,000 trips, according to the report.
Uber's new lead is the result of sending thousands of black cars to New York's outer boroughs, such as Queens and the Bronx, according to The Times. Cabs can be hard to find in...
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WatchTime Kicks Off in New York City

WatchTime Kicks Off in New York City

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By Olivia Cuccaro
Check your world timer for New York this weekend as the watch event of the season arrives in the city. For the third year running, the event is set to bring the latest and greatest in luxury timepieces in front of experts and enthusiasts alike. This year's show welcomes 30 of the world's most prominent brands to the Gotham Hall venue, inviting those in attendance to see and try on watches - some for the very first time.
WatchTime New York kicks off today with a cocktail party sponsored by Wempe, followed by tomorrow's full day of seminars including an ode to James Bond's...
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Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died at age 49

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died at age 49

Associated Press/Matt Dunham The actor Verne Troyer, who played "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" films, has died at age 49. Troyer's representatives announced his death on... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever...

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained during an on-stage interview on Friday the strange meetings Amazon holds. Every meeting requires a well-crafted... Read more ...

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' has died at 49

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' has died at 49

Mark Davis/Getty Images Verne Troyer , the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49. The... Read more ...

26 incredible US national parks every nature-lover should visit

26 incredible US national parks every nature-lover should visit

Maridav/Shutterstock Travel + Leisure spoke with park employees at 26 of America's 417 National Park Service locations for tips on traversing the natural surrounds. Each park... Read more ...

Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what's going on in...

Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what's going on in the economy - and they're hinting at a boom in manufacturing

Andrew Burton/Getty Images UBS used estimates of how county-level unemployment has changed in the last years to illustrate broader trends in the economy. Unemployment trends in... Read more ...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 10 reasons why investors should be pulling money...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 10 reasons why investors should be pulling money from tech

Scott Olson/Getty Images Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees the tech industry facing some considerable headwinds going forward, and thinks investors should reduce exposure to... Read more ...

This Rare Sitewide Casper Sale Ever Lets You Save On Mattresses and Accessories

This Rare Sitewide Casper Sale Ever Lets You Save On Mattresses and Accessories

Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don't go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But this... Read more ...

VisitEngland is funding nine national parks to attract visitors from Germany...

VisitEngland is funding nine national parks to attract visitors from Germany and Australia

VisitEngland, the government tourism agency is funding its nine national park authorities to boost the wildlife and nature tourism. VisitEngland invests £40 million to restore... Read more ...

This multi-tip charging cable may be the last one you'll ever need to buy

This multi-tip charging cable may be the last one you'll ever need to buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon Tech... Read more ...

10 celebrities who crashed high school proms

10 celebrities who crashed high school proms

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV High school proms are an excuse to dress up and dance the night away with best friends and classmates, but these fun experiences can be... Read more ...