In New York, the administration of mayor Bill de Blasio administration "has backed away from its fight with the app company Uber, agreeing on Wednesday to drop for now its plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles operated by Uber in New York City," the New York Times reports.
Sounds like the winds shifted in Uber's favor after a little help from the state's governor.
Perhaps the company's most potent new ally, though, was a less surprising mayoral critic: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who waded into the conflict on Wednesday as a staunch defender of the company that Mayor Bill de Blasio had cast as a corporate behemoth.
In a radio interview on Wednesday morning, Mr. Cuomo, with whom Mr. de Blasio is enmeshed in an open feud, called Uber "one of the great inventions of this new economy."
"I don't think government should be in the business of trying to restrict job growth," he said.