Uber drives toward its first profitable quarter and EU considers punishing Hungary and Poland

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Poland and Hungary could lose billions of euros in EU regional aid as the European Commission prepares to wield powers linking the funds to human rights standards in member states, and the ride-hailing group Uber says it is on course to report its first-ever profitable quarter, on an adjusted basis, after more than a decade of burning through billions of dollars in cash, and Gulf states are struggling to balance relations between Washington and Beijing. 

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