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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company. Attorney General Eric Holder into company culture and practices. On Monday, Uber said it hired Harvard Business...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Technologies Inc has fired 20 employees following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment and other claims at the ride-hailing company, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Perkins Coie said it investigated 215 harassment and other complaints going back as far as 2012, one of the people familiar with the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Technologies Inc told staff on Tuesday that it had fired 20 employees following an internal investigation into harassment and related claims by law firm Perkins Coie, a person familiar with the matter said. Attorney General Eric Holder, investigated 215 harassment complaints going back as far as 2012, employees were told.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 5- Uber Technologies Inc will tell employees on Tuesday about changes it will make after a probe into sexual harassment allegations by a former engineer at the ride services company, a person familiar with the matter said. Attorney General Eric Holder on harassment and Uber corporate culture will be shared with workers next week- a much...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 30- Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the center of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit. Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected self-driving...

  • Robert Mueller in 2013.

    A Watergate-era law that expired in 1999 allowed for the appointment of a more independent counsel than modern times, NBC reports.

  • FBI Director James Comey speaks at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., March 8, 2017.

    Democratic lawmakers demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor after FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday.

  • 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...