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Uber ride-sharing service under fire for price gouging

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Image showing the Uber transportation app. Uber

One app that's on many of our phones is Uber. A lot of people love the ride-sharing service, which allows you to summon a car with the press of a button on your smartphone. But now Uber is in hot water for price gouging.

If you wanted a car during last weekend's snowstorm in New York City, you would have had to pay as much as $35 dollars a mile, with a $175 dollar minimum. To talk about this controversy, we're joined by Marcus Wohlsen, staff writer at Wired Business.

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