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Uber's CEO takes leave as recommended by outside team

The company has faced concerns about its culture since Fowler's post. The company is also embroiled in a lawsuit with Alphabet's Waymo for allegedly stealing self-driving technology secrets. The company's diversity figures are similar to the rest of Silicon Valley, with low numbers for women and underrepresented minorities. In addition, the report says that diversity and inclusiveness should be a key value for Uber that's included in management training.



Oil prices fall on OPEC output increase, rising U.S. crude stocks

Crude futures stabilized on Thursday, after tumbling earlier in the week, with investor sentiment battered by data showing that the market remains awash in surplus oil . August Brent crude LCOQ7, -0.13% on London's ICE Futures exchange largely unchanged at $47.03 a barrel. USA crude futures fell by 1% to trade at $45.97 a barrel after the report was released.



UPS gunman who killed 3 had filed overtime grievances

During the face-to-face confrontation, the man raised what police officials said was an "assault pistol" to his head and pulled the trigger. "The suspect put the gun to his head and immediately discharged the weapon", he said. Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard about five to eight rapid gunshots. A UPS spokesman said several people were inj. "I feel awful for the people hurt and for the UPS team that was there but survived".


North Korean hackers behind WannaCry cyber attack

North Korean hackers behind WannaCry cyber attack

In May, a ransomware called "WannaCry" flounced across the world, locking computers while demanding payment for them to be unlocked. Cybersecurity agencies in the United States and UK have pointed the finger at North Korea for the ransomware attack which hit the NHS.



Trump allies question Mueller probe

Ruddy says he does not believe Trump will follow through on his consideration to remove Mueller. Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation last month, was roundly praised by Democrats and Republicans as the right person for the job.



Microsoft's Phil Spencer Responds To Sony's Decision To Block Cross-Play

Neither Xbox boss Phil Spencer nor Rocket League developer Psyonix is particularly convinced by Sony's reasons for not allowing cross-platform play. "That means your games are gonna look great, look better than anything you've seen". And Sony would rather people keep using its service, PlayStation Network, instead of Xbox Live.