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  1. Uber

    Uber CEO Takes Break After Multiple Crises

    It’s been bumpy. The ridesharing giant’s chief, Travis Kalanick is taking an indefinite leave of absence. He said the break would be to grieve for his mother, killed in a recent boating accident, while in a staff email, he said he needed to “work on himself,” and acknowledged responsibility for the company’s myriad difficulties. They include a corporate culture that prompted harassment complaints grave enough that the company hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate. Uber’s board adopted his findings, released today, including hiring a new CEO, promoting diversity and barring staff-supervisor romances.

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