Jul 16, 2018

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.

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Debate night: Candidates' last face-off before Super Tuesday

Sanders, Biden, Klobuchar and Steyer in South Carolina on Feb. 25. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to keep his momentum after winning New Hampshire and Nevada, while former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to keep his own campaign alive. The other five candidates are just trying to hang on.

What's happening: Seven contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are in Charleston, South Carolina, for the tenth debate, just days before the South Carolina primary and a week before Super Tuesday. They're talking about health care, Russian interference in the election, the economy and race.

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Sanders to Putin: You won't interfere in any more elections if I'm president

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Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the debate stage Tuesday, stating, "If I'm president of the United States, trust me, you're not going to interfere in any more American elections."

The big picture: It was unveiled last week that Russia has been interfering to boost Sanders' campaigns in an apparent attempt to strengthen President Trump's bid for reelection. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that "Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that's why Russia is helping [Sanders] get elected.

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