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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from his post after pressure from shareholders. His leadership at the company proved controversial. David Greene talks with Mike Isaac of The New York Times.


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When Sleeping In The Car Is The Price Of A Doctor Visit

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The Remote Area Medical charity holds dozens of free health clinics each year. Low-income patients waited in their cars and on blankets for the clinic to open one recent Saturday morning.


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Investing In Bitcoin: A Wise Choice?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The price of bitcoin has been soaring, leading some amateur investors to jump into the virtual currency market. But even enthusiasts are worried the price surge might be a bubble about to burst.


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Chinese Businessman Disappears

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

The disappearance of one of China's most well-known tycoons is the least of his company's problems. Anbang, the insurance company he has headed, has made very risky investments.


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Congressional Democrats Sue Trump

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:11:00 -0400

Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, about a lawsuit from members of Congress who are suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.


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D.C., Maryland To Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis, who says Washington, D.C., and Maryland plan to sue President Trump over his failure to divest himself of his business interests.


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Changing Pay Rates Keep Uber Drivers On The Road Longer

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:03:00 -0400

Because of supply and demand, pay rates for Uber drivers shift. They never know how much they're going to make. To reach a goal, some drivers stay on the job at least 14 hours — sometimes longer.


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Uber Drivers Don't Feel Like Their Own Bosses

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Uber says drivers can each be their "own boss." But in an NPR survey, hundreds of drivers said they don't feel that way. They feel controlled by a boss that is both always there, and yet faceless.


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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harassment Claim Investigation

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:57:00 -0400

On Tuesday, the company gathered its staff to discuss the review's findings, according to a source familiar with the meeting. A broader report on addressing Uber's workplace culture is due next week.


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