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  • April 21- Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May. Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, to conduct a review of the claims as well as general questions about diversity and...

  • March 28- Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company- just as they are at many other technology firms. By comparison, Alphabet Inc's Google's staff is 31 percent women, Twitter Inc's is 37 percent women and messaging startup Slack's...

  • March 28- Uber Technologies Inc disclosed workforce diversity numbers for the first time on Tuesday, as the ride hailing services company looks to repair its tarnished image following a series of embarrassing setbacks. In February, engineering executive Amit Singhal was asked to resign due to a sexual harassment allegation stemming from his previous job at...

  • Uber, like most tech companies, is predominantly male, white and Asian.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. Jones' role was put into question...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. Jones' role was put into question...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. Earlier this month, Ed Baker,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 19- Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help bolster its reputation. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. Earlier this month, Ed Baker, Uber's vice...

  • Attorneys leaving DOJ to work for anti-Trump causes

    More and more lawyers are leaving the U.S. Justice Department to go work for causes that oppose President Trump's agenda, Reuters reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 11 other Democrats said on Tuesday it was "critical" that the Trump administration leave in place new vehicle fuel efficiency rules, saying the higher standards were achievable. EPA spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn declined to comment on the letter "since the agency has not announced how it will...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 11 other Democrats said on Tuesday it was "critical" that the Trump administration leave in place new vehicle fuel efficiency rules, saying the higher standards were achievable. EPA spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn declined to comment on the letter "since the agency has not announced how it will...

  • Feb 27- Uber Technologies Inc has asked a senior executive to leave the company for failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation stemming from his tenure at Alphabet Inc's Google, an Uber spokeswoman said on Monday. The allegations, by Susan Fowler, highlighted the long-standing problem of gender discrimination in the technology industry.

  • Feb 27- Uber Technologies Inc's senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has left the company for failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation, stemming from his tenure at Alphabet Inc's Google, Recode reported, citing sources. Singhal, who was appointed last month to work closely with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, was asked to resign after Recode...

  • Feb 27- Uber Technologies Inc's senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has left the company for failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation, stemming from his tenure at Alphabet Inc's Google, Recode reported, citing sources. Singhal, who was appointed last month to work closely with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, was asked to resign after Recode...

  • White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus makes remarks during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017.

    Reince Priebus asked the FBI to dispute reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were in touch with Russian intelligence during the election.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Early investors in Uber Technologies Inc wrote to the ride-hailing company on Thursday to criticize it for failing to end a toxic culture of harassment. Mitch and Freada Kapor publicly rebuked the company after former Uber employee Susan Fowler described in a blog how she was sexually harassed by a manager and that human resources and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them. "The goals and objectives of these measures... is to do everything within our power to make sure the federal government...

  • CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports Uber has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to look into allegations of sexism at the company.

  • Uber under fire after sexual harassment allegations

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is ordering an independent investigation to be led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after a former employee claims her allegations of sexual harassment were ignored by human resources and managers threatened her job as a result.

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...