Sep 7, 2018

Uber diversity chief: Press leaks show lack of employee trust

Uber Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Bo Young Lee speaks onstage during Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch

After news broke out in July that Uber's new chief operating officer had made insensitive comments at work, Bo Young Lee, the company's new chief diversity officer, was most disappointed that employees felt compelled to leak to the press, Lee said on Friday at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference.

What it told me was that we still have a culture where people don’t trust things will get solved and they have to go outside.

Why it matters: Since a former engineer published an explosive account of harassment and discrimination at the company in early 2017, Uber has been under pressure to reform its workplace culture.

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Trump indulges Wall Street with Milken pardon

Photo Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Donald Trump loves Wall Street shenanigans. Companies owned by him have declared bankruptcy six different times, and he was once sued alongside Mike Milken for participating in a scheme to artificially inflate junk-bond prices.

Driving the news: Trump pardoned Milken this week, with an official statement positively gushing over Milken's role in developing the wilder side of fixed-income capital markets.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison
  2. Top NSC official reassigned to Energy Department amid "Anonymous" fallout
  3. Morgan Stanley to buy E*Trade in $13 billion deal
  4. Coronavirus slams companies' 2020 sales projections
  5. Black activist group gives its first presidential endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,100 people and infected over 75,000 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 114 new deaths since Wednesday.

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