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Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The person insisted on not being identified because the inquiry is considered c ...>>
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San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. It would raise about $300 million a year ...>>
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Amazon's hopes its Prime Day doesn't go to the dogs
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message. Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day li ...>>
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Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What web shoppers saw was a 3-D rendering no actual shoe existed yet. Creating a traditional protot ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Kegg's Candies to close by month's end
Business
Published in 17-7-2018
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Owner Carl Bartuch cited a "slow economy" as the reason for the business's closure.

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Luby’s to close more restaurants amid lackluster performance
Business
Published in 17-7-2018
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Luby's plans to close more restaurants to shore up debt amid lackluster earnings results last quarter.

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California investor buys 19-building industrial portfolio
Business
Published in 17-7-2018
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Wilson Investment Properties of California has acquired a portfolio of 19 buildings in six industrial parks in the Houston area.

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As Ramen craze continues, Sun Noodle to open Houston plant
Business
Published in 17-7-2018
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Sun Noodle plans to open a manufacturing plant in Houston. Here's why that's a big deal.

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Houston power company bracing for peak event Tuesday due to heat wave
Business
Published in 17-7-2018
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Houston electricity provider Frontier Utilities is bracing for a peak event Tuesday as temperatures are expected to hit 99 degrees.

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Treasury chief says IRS to ban hedge fund tax dodge
Economy
Published in 17-7-2018
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that a Bloomberg News story this week, which detailed how hedge funds created scores of shell companies to work around the new carried-profit ...>>
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Inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes
Economy
Published in 17-7-2018
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WASHINGTON - Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in January by the sharpest rate in a year. The increase was led by higher prices for clothing, housing and auto i ...>>
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Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for 7th straight year
Economy
Published in 17-7-2018
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DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti and Kia round out the top five brands in the survey. The worst performers were Chrysler, Land Rover, Fiat, Jeep and Cadillac. The survey measures problems that vehicle owners experience after three years of ownership. For this year's survey, J.D. P ...>>
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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Economy
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the ri ...>>
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Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations
Economy
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they expect divorce negotiations to become more acrimonious following a change to the tax treatment of alimony, a poll by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed. The new law ...>>
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