Uber Promises Investigation After Former Engineer Blogs About Rampant Sexual Harassment | The Huffington Post

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Sunday that the ride-sharing company will investigate new allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination in its workplace. After former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a nearly 3,000-word blog post Sunday describing a nightmarish workplace culture in which male superiors solicited her for sex and human resources officers shrugged off her […]

While We’re Distracted by the Drama, the Economy Seems to Be Taking Off – The New York Times

You could be forgiven for not noticing it, but the United States economy is gaining momentum. It may not be as dramatic as the torrent of political news out of Washington; an improving economy, after all, announces itself through a series of data releases that are just a little bit better than people were expecting. […]

Trump’s Labor nominee to withdraw: reports | TheHill

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, Andy Puzder, is expected to withdraw his nomination, according to a number of reports Wednesday. NBC News: Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder is expected to withdraw, sources tell @PeterAlexander Puzder’s spokesperson said he does not have any information to share. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions […]

Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder Withdraws Nomination – NBC News

Andy Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday amid growing questions about his business record and scrutiny from senators on both sides of the aisle. The head of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., came under harsh criticism from Democrats and liberal groups for his opposition to […]

Senate confirms Mnuchin as treasury secretary – The Washington Post

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm former banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary. (Reuters) The Senate confirmed Steven T. Mnuchin as treasury secretary Monday evening, putting an end to a contentious and protracted debate while adding another former banker to President Trump’s roster of advisers. Mnuchin ran a bank, OneWest, that foreclosed on tens […]

Elon Musk Responds to Claims of Low Pay, Injuries, and Anti-Union Policies at Tesla Plant

Image: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File Tesla’s effort to bring electric cars to the world has often felt like science fiction in real life. CEO Elon Musk’s continued defense of and association with the decided anti-science Trump administration has cracked that illusion somewhat, but an alleged employee’s impassioned post on the car company’s working conditions […]