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Uber business booming at Delaware beaches

Uber business booming at Delaware beaches

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Derek Rowe has been driving for Uber for just six weeks, and in that short period, he has encountered a fistfight in his car, had an enthralling conversation with a disabled war vet and was asked to help spy on a man's girlfriend.

But business is booming at the beaches so far this season, making it all worth it.

“This is my 191st trip in about six weeks,” he said. “I made a little over $2,000.”

He wouldn't trade those experiences and money for a regular summer job while he's studying for the New York Bar exam and to become an NFL agent.

So after a long day of hitting the books, he gets in the car.

“Around dinnertime and at night, I'll...