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  • Telecommuting has become synonymous with convenience, flexible schedules and, yes, pajamas. "Not everybody is cut out for working from home," says Jack Aiello, a psychology professor at Rutgers University. "Above all else, two things are required to be a successful work-at-homer: the ability to be a self-directed, focused planner and a healthy dose of introversion,"...

  • June 22- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it would expand its shuttle service Chariot to Seattle, making the city its third market in the United States. Ford agreed to buy San Francisco- based Chariot last year to expand beyond auto manufacturing and take another step toward becoming a mobility company. Chariot operated 100 Ford Transit shuttles in the San...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas property owners interested in renting out their properties for brief periods will have to comply with new rules passed Wednesday meant to crack down on a booming short-term rental industry that has raised concerns among some residents and local officials. Figures released in February by the San Francisco- based home-sharing service...

  • June 21- Altice USA Inc said on Wednesday the cable operator that Netherlands- based Altice NV formed by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, raised $1.9 billion in an initial public offering. Altice USA priced 63.9 million shares at $30, within its indicated price range of $27 to $31, making it this year's second largest U.S.

  • June 21- Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker's since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday. Virgin Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Sprint that licenses its name from the Virgin Group co-founded by Richard Branson, struck the deal as part of a broader revamp of its business that will...

  • WASHINGTON— Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are climbing at a pace that most incomes can't possibly match. The May sales report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors shows a housing market unable to meet the demand from would-be buyers.

  • June 21- EBay Inc on Wednesday said it would match top competitors' prices for a number of popular products in an effort to lure customers. The news follows a string of initiatives by the seller marketplace to catch up to e-commerce rivals, and ultimately set itself apart as a haven for finding treasures online rather than commodity products.

  • On Wednesday, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned under pressure from investors. -_ Jan. 28: After President Donald Trump releases his first executive order on immigration, New York taxi drivers protest by refusing to pick up passengers at Kennedy Airport for an hour. —Feb. 2: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits President Trump's council of business...

  • June 21- Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing service, following intense pressure from investors, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was hired by Uber to look into its culture and workplace practices after a female former employee publicly accused the...

  • DETROIT— Travis Kalanick, the combative and embattled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. He will remain on the Uber Technologies Inc. board. Uber posted a $708 million first-quarter loss, unable to turn $3.4 billion in revenue into a profit.

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • *DRAM, NAND supply shortage to persist throughout 2017. SEOUL, June 21- Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply. While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd- which is also the world's top...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm's broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of rival...

  • June 20- Amazon.com Inc wants to turn your living room into a fitting room. The e-commerce giant, already one of the biggest apparel sellers in the United States, on Tuesday unveiled a test program called Prime Wardrobe. Last week Amazon said it would buy grocer Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, an aggressive step into the brick-and-mortar retail world and...

  • June 20- U.S. stocks fell from record levels on Tuesday as a sharp drop in oil prices hurt energy stocks and some investors were wary of a congressional election in Georgia. Oil prices nosedived to seven-month lows after news of increases in supply by several key producers, a trend that has undermined attempts by OPEC and other producers to support the market...

  • San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature to its app despite drivers' complaints that the extra money would help compensate for decreasing wages. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips, Uber said. Lyft Inc, which is Uber's chief ride-services competitor in the United...

  • Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent to seven-month lows after supply hikes by several key producers overshadowed compliance by OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers on a deal to cut global output. That slide weighed down energy stocks on Wall Street and in Europe. "Obviously you go back to the first part of 2016 when oil made a deep dip it dragged a lot of other things with it,"...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber Technologies Inc will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips. Tipping is part of a broader...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the new waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of...