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Uber has added Robert Eckert, an operating partner at private equity firm FFL Partners, as its newest independent board member following the recent exit of Travis Kalanick and addition of ex-Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg in February.

Why it matters: Eckert is also currently on the board of McDonald's (among others), another company with a large workforce in the service sector.

Editor's note: The story was corrected to note that Mandy Ginsburg was the first new board member after Kalanick's departure.

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Scoop: Goldman Sachs hires first-ever chief marketing officer

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Goldman Sachs has hired former AT&T chief brand officer Fiona Carter as its first-ever chief marketing officer, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: While Goldman spends less than some of its financial services competitors on advertising, the company has built a robust in-house media team that produces everything from podcasts to live events and videos.

Trump says he would only meet Maduro to discuss "peaceful exit from power"

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President Trump tweeted Monday that he would only meet with Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro "to discuss one thing: a peaceful exit from power."

Why it matters: The president's comments represent a backtrack from his interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan last week, where he set no such precondition for a Maduro meeting and suggested he's had second thoughts about his decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as the country's legitimate leader.

Jun 20, 2020 - Technology

Students face summer without devices or WiFi

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As the academic year ends across the country, millions of students are facing a summer with no laptops, tablets or WiFi access.

Why it matters: Without access to school-issued technology during the summer, low-income and minority students who are less likely to have reliable access to technology tools at home are at higher risk of experiencing a greater "summer slide."