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Hertz Fires 26 Muslims Over Prayer Breaks

Employees refused to clock out, says company

(Newser) - A Hertz branch in Seattle has fired 26 Muslim employees because they didn’t clock out during prayers. The car rental firm says it’s trying to be fair to other workers, but one fired employee tells KOMO News , “We feel like we're being punished for what we... More »

Hertz Rolls Out Car-Share Plan

Eying Zipcar's success, rental giant will rent you a Prius for $10 an hour

(Newser) - Look out Zipcar—car rental giant Hertz is jumping into the auto-sharing fray with hourly rentals in New York, Paris, and London, reports the New York Times. Hertz Connect customers will pay from $50 to $1,500 annually to subscribe and have access to cars for as little as $8.... More »

Hertz Muscles in on Zipcar's Car-Sharing Turf

Service, to launch in NYC and elsewhere, is most direct competition yet from a big player

(Newser) - Zipcar is about to get some competition, and it’s going to look familiar. Hertz is starting its own car-sharing business, which boldly apes Zipcar’s model, the Wall Street Journal reports. Customers of Connect by Hertz will be able to rent cars in New York, London, and Paris starting... More »

Rental Biz Sees Small-Car Shortage

Demand for small cars on rise, as is anger at 'upgrades'

(Newser) - Rental car companies can't meet the soaring demand for more fuel-efficient small cars and are forcing irritated customers to take "upgrades" to gas-guzzlers. Rocketing gas prices are putting pressure on Hertz, Avis, and other companies to sell their luxury cars and SUVs to pay for fuel-efficient models. Bookings for... More »

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