Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos

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The embattled founder of the ride-hailing app stepped down in the face of pressure from investors after a tumultuous six months of scandals and stumbles Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face […]

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Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

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Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin the location of arguably the worlds finest Whole Foods […]

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Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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Uber’s scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list

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The company has had a seemingly never-ending string of missteps, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing […]

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The healthcare gap: how can a child die of toothache in the US?

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The long read: When a 12-year-old boy lost his life as a result of an untreated tooth abscess in Maryland in 2007, his story revealed how hard it can be for people on low incomes to get the dental care they are entitled to On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named […]

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Uber silent on CEOs future as it adopts Holder proposals

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Taxi app service tight-lipped on Travis Kalanic leave of absence as it responds to accusations of culture of harassment Ubers board of directors has adopted a series of recommendations about the companys corporate culture from announced last week that it fired 20 employees for harassment problems after a separate investigation by a different law firm. […]

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Has Brazils Operation Car Wash exposed the biggest corruption scandal ever?

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The long read: What began as an investigation into money laundering in Brazil quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering The late flight from London on 14 January 2015 was due to land at Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport at midnight, and police agent Newton […]

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No bailout funds for Greece as eurozone finance chiefs fail to agree deal

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IMF and eurozone states fail to bridge divide over Greek debt relief raising prospect of a summer crisis for the single currency if Athens misses repayment Eurozone finance ministers have failed to agree a debt relief plan for Greece, raising the prospect of a summer crisis for the single currency bloc if Athens misses a […]

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Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

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Talks in Hanoi are focused on salvaging the free trade deal agreed between 12 nations before Donald Trump pulled the US out Australia is leading the charge to save the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal thrown into doubt by Donald Trumps decision to pull America out of the pact. As fears rumble of a […]

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