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Bozoma Saint John is heading to Uber, just days after Axios broke news on her pending departure from Apple Music, where she was head of global consumer marketing, as TechCrunch first reported and Uber later confirmed. Saint John will be Uber's chief brand officer, said the company.

Better image: Saint John's hiring could help improve Uber's reputation in terms of diversity issues. The company has been under a cloud since February, when a former employee published claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. She also is a charismatic marketer, at a time when the company's broader image has been sullied and could help fill the gap left by Uber's president of ride-sharing, Jeff Jones, a seasoned marketing exec who left the company in March just months after joining.

The story has been updated with confirmation from Uber and Saint John's new job title.

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Food banks feel the strain without holiday volunteers

People wait in line at Food Bank Community Kitchen on Nov. 25 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

America's food banks are sounding the alarm during this unprecedented holiday season.

The big picture: Soup kitchens and charities, usually brimming with holiday volunteers, are getting far less help.

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AstraZeneca CEO: "We need to do an additional study" on COVID vaccine

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on Thursday the company is likely to start a new global trial to measure how effective its coronavirus vaccine is, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Following Phase 3 trials, Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.