Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare | Jill Abramson

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Trumps attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare leaves Baby Boomers approaching retirement with nervous jitters Last week, as the Senate was still trying to deny health care to 22 million fellow Americans, a friend asked me whether I would choose to live forever if I could. We were discussing Silicon Valley billionaires and their investments […]

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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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Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: ‘Everything feels like the future but us’

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Exclusive: CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying [we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety and declares his $50bn company overvalued When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted Ford and, briefly, 500,000 cars in 2018 (a 495% increase from 2016) […]

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Ex-Google self-driving engineer secretly collaborated with competitors, suit says

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New details emerge in Google lawsuit that alleges former employee Anthony Levandowski plotted to steal trade secrets and take them to Uber A former Google employee secretly collaborated with competing self-driving car companies for years before allegedly stealing trade secrets and bringing the proprietary technology to Uber, according to a new court filing. Anthony Levandowski […]

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Uber executive resigns after failing to disclose prior sexual harassment claim

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Setback is the latest sign of turmoil at Uber, which recently found itself in a separate sexual harassment firestorm and faces a major lawsuit from Google The top engineering executive at Uber has resigned, adding to the companys turmoil a week after the company found itself in an unrelated sexual harassment firestorm. Amit Singhal, whose […]

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Tech CEO who allegedly hit girlfriend 117 times gets venture capital job

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Gurbaksh Chahal got NIN Ventures gig less than six months after he was given a year in jail for violating probation by allegedly assaulting second woman Gurbaksh Chahal, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who assaulting a second woman months after pleading guilty to the first case. His sentence is suspended pending an appeal. Announcing Chahals appointment […]

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Visas for tech workers could be limited under Trump administration

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Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions has sought to curtail H-1B visa program that allows thousands of workers and students into US annually The main US visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, a longtime critic of the skilled-worker program. Under the […]

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