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As part of a long list of forthcoming changes Uber sent to drivers on Tuesday, the ride-hailing company finally relented and said it will roll out the ability for riders to tip via its app. The feature is first available in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, and to all U.S. drivers by the end of July 2017.

The big fight: Uber has notoriously resisted adding a tipping feature to its app since its beginning, even despite it being available via rival Lyft's service. Last year, as part of a settlement proposal, Uber said that it would tweak its language in regards to tips to clarify to riders that while they're not expected to tip, they can do so in cash or other means—though it still declined to add an in-app feature.

In April, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission said it will propose a new rule that would force credit-card only companies to add in-app tipping. However, Uber has been working on its tipping feature since before this development and is unrelated, according to a spokesperson.

More: Other changes detailed in Uber's email to drivers include a shorter cancelation window, paid wait times, and driver injury protection insurance, among others. The latter program, available in certain states through an insurance provider, lets the drivers pay for insurance on a per-mile basis, which is offset by higher earnings per mile to cover it. The goal is to help them recover earnings if they are injured while driving and can't work for some time.

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Neera Tanden withdraws nomination for Office of Management and Budget director

Neera Tanden testifying before the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., in February 2021. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Neera Tanden withdrew her name from nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget after several senators voiced opposition and concern about her qualifications and past combative tweets, President Biden announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: Tanden’s decision to pull her nomination marks Biden's first setback in filling out his Cabinet with a thin Democratic majority in the Senate.

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Jane Fraser (L) and Rosalind Brewer. Photos: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images; Rodrigo Capote/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

The number of women at the helm of America’s biggest companies pales in comparison to men, but is newly growing — and their tasks are huge.

What's going on: Jane Fraser took over at Citigroup this week, the first woman to ever lead a major U.S. bank. Rosalind Brewer will take the reins at Walgreens in the coming weeks (March 15) — a company that's been run by white men for more than a century.

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President Biden on Tuesday said that ramped-up coronavirus vaccine production will provide enough doses for 300 million Americans by the end May.

Why it matters: That's two months sooner than Biden's previous promise of enough vaccines for all American adults by the end of July.