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Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees SAN FRANCISCO — Uber on Thursday laid off roughly 185 people from its Postmates division, or about 15 percent of Postmates’ total work force, said three people with knowledge of the actions, as the ride-hailing giant consolidates its food delivery …

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Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity WASHINGTON — In his first days in office, President Biden has devoted more attention to issues of racial equity than any new president since Lyndon B. Johnson, a focus that has cheered civil rights activists and …

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The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offers a better understanding of a big issue in the news. If you don’t already receive the daily newsletter, sign up here. When Goldman Sachs announced that it would help companies …

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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College This Is Very Uncomfortable If you are raising your eyebrows now, administrators feel for you. They do not like the equity implications of merit aid either, even if affluent families who get $20,000 discounts may well …

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With Higher Taxes Possible, Here’s What to Do Now

With Higher Taxes Possible, Here’s What to Do Now

With Higher Taxes Possible, Here’s What to Do Now With Higher Taxes Possible, Here’s What to Do Now Some tax issues will play out later this year. One of them involves individuals who own businesses and pay the self-employment tax. They pay 12.4 percent of their income in Social Security taxes and 2.8 percent for Medicare, but only on the …

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses But federal health officials who manage the government’s contracts for syringes told the F.D.A. that more than 70 percent of the sites were using the more efficient syringes and that more could be easily bought or …

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Tesla’s Sales Slowed in 22 States Last Year, Report Says: Live Updates

Tesla’s Sales Slowed in 22 States Last Year, Report Says: Live Updates Tesla’s Sales Slowed in 22 States Last Year, Report Says: Live Updates Here’s what you need to know: Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, introduces the Model X, the electric car maker’s first S.U.V., in 2012.Credit…Jerry Garrett for The New York Times After several years of rapid growth, Tesla’s …

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I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season

I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season

I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season “This would be the same experience for taxpayers if the filing season opened in late January,” the agency said. By law, the agency cannot issue refunds to people claiming the credit until after mid-February, as part of anti-fraud efforts. Updated  Jan. 22, …

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Corporate America Views Biden With Optimism and Skepticism

Corporate America Views Biden With Optimism and Skepticism

Corporate America Views Biden With Optimism and Skepticism Corporate America Views Biden With Optimism and Skepticism In the waning days of the Trump administration, the schism between big business and the Republican Party burst into the open. While corporate America notched real gains over the last four years, including lower taxes and a looser regulatory environment, President Donald J. Trump …

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The New Yorker Magazine Union Employees Stage Daylong Walkout

The New Yorker Magazine Union Employees Stage Daylong Walkout

The New Yorker Magazine Union Employees Stage Daylong Walkout The New Yorker Magazine Union Employees Stage Daylong Walkout The New Yorker’s union employees did not go to work on Thursday. The more than 100 employees represented by The New Yorker Union, which includes fact checkers, web producers and some other editorial employees, decided on the daylong walkout after recent rounds …

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