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US added 266K jobs in November, unemployment remains at 50-year low

US added 266K jobs in November, unemployment remains at 50-year low

wingedwolf/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. economy added a solid 266,000 jobs in November, exceeding economists’ exceptions, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. Average hourly earnings rose by 7 cents to $28.29 and unemployment remained at a 50-year low of 3.5%.Employers added the most jobs in the health care…

Uber reveals nearly 6,000 incidents of sexual assaults in new safety report

Uber reveals nearly 6,000 incidents of sexual assaults in new safety report

Uber(NEW YORK) — Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault from both riders and drivers across the United States in 2017 and 2018.The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company voluntarily released the information, among other data, in its first-ever safety report on Thursday. In 2017, Uber recorded 2,936 reports of sexual assault during a…

Hybrid-powered cruise ship could be key to lessening emissions from ocean travel

Hybrid-powered cruise ship could be key to lessening emissions from ocean travel

Hurtigruten AS(NEW YORK) — Cruise ships conjure up images of fun in the sun, beautiful vistas and crystal-blue waters.But along with cargo and other large ships, they are also increasingly being scrutinized as polluters — both in terms of sewage and greenhouse gas emissions. With the number of passengers exploding — nearly doubling from just…

What will driving be like in 2030? Experts offer a few clues

What will driving be like in 2030? Experts offer a few clues

baona/iStock(NEW YORK) — Your car, unfortunately, will not fly a la The Jetsons in the next decade.It will, however, likely be a crossover SUV that still requires a human driver. That Uber or Lyft ride? Expect an autonomous vehicle to pick you up in certain cities. Keys, like manual transmissions, will fade into oblivion. Gasoline…

Signs show separate bathrooms for Uber employees and drivers at Rhode Island hub

Signs show separate bathrooms for Uber employees and drivers at Rhode Island hub

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — A viral tweet reveals an Uber business place in Rhode Island had separate bathrooms for employees and drivers, at a time when tensions between the two groups at the ride-share company are already running high.”I’ve just always wondered why Uber viewed us as two separate classes,” Erika Betts, who snapped the photo…

Tufts University removes Sackler name from buildings, citing ‘toll of the opioid epidemic’

Tufts University removes Sackler name from buildings, citing ‘toll of the opioid epidemic’

DenisTangneyJr/iStock(BOSTON) — Tufts University announced plans to sever ties with the Sacklers on Thursday, saying it would remove the billionaire family’s name from buildings and medical programs due to concerns over their reported role in the opioid crisis.University officials said the school would end its decades-long relationship with the family that owns OxyContin producer Purdue…

Huawei calls FCC’s order ‘unlawful,’ takes new legal action

Huawei calls FCC’s order ‘unlawful,’ takes new legal action

Dafinchi/iStock(NEW YORK) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is not backing down from an ongoing battle with U.S. regulators by taking new legal action on Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over an order it calls “unlawful.”Huawei filed a court petition to overturn an FCC order from November that bans wireless carriers in rural America…