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Following a sexual harassment claim posted by a former Uber employee named Susan Fowler Rigetti, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has announced the company will launch an independent review into the company's workplace environment.
Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude producer in December, when both countries started restricting supplies ahead of agreed cuts with other global producers to curb the worst glut in decades. Saudi Arabia and fellow producers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided at the end of November to restrict supplies by 1.2 million barrels a day for six months starting Jan. 1, with Saudi Arabia instrumental in the plan. Saudi Arabia’s crude exports declined to 8 million barrels a day in December, from 8.26 million barrels a day, the biggest outflow for any month since May 2003, according to JODI data.
The chief executive of Uber opened an internal investigation Sunday into claims of sexual harassment made by a former engineer at the company. The engineer, Susan Fowler, said that she was sexually harassed by her direct supervisor during her time at Uber and that after she reported those claims to the human resources department, they were ignored. Upper management told me that he ‘was a high performer’ (i.e. had stellar performance reviews from his superiors) and they wouldn’t feel comfortable punishing him for what was probably just an innocent mistake on his part. In 2015, the venture capital world was put under the microscope when Ellen Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said in a lawsuit that she was discriminated against at the blue-chip venture firm because of her gender — a case she lost. In a Twitter post Sunday, Arianna Huffington, the business mogul and a board member at Uber, solicited feedback from employees and said she would work with Hornsey to support the investigation. The matter reached a fever pitch around the time of Trump’s travel ban against seven predominantly Muslim countries, and hundreds of thousands of people deleted their Uber accounts from their phones in protest of the company.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Sunday announced an "urgent investigation" into detailed allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by a former employee.
If you believed the Trouble Brewing beers sold at Walmart are truly craft beers, instead of private-label beers produced at a large industrial brewery in Rochester, New York, you're not alone. But one Cincinnati beer drinker is so mad that he's suing the world's largest company over what he's calling the "wholesale fiction" around the ales, seeking compensatory damages "in an amount to be determined at trial."