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Uber under federal investigation over alleged gender discrimination

Uber Elevate Summit, on May 8, 2018 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Uber has been under investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for nearly a year following a complaint over gender discrimination, per Greg Bensinger of the Wall Street Journal. It's unclear whether the agency will take any action against the company.

Why it matters: Uber spent much of 2017 in the spotlight after a former engineer published her account of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company, setting off months of additional allegations, a formal investigation by an outside law firm, and the departure of founding CEO Travis Kalanick.