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Business | Tech CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook offer no quarter to conservatives in U.S. legislatures, but, with billions in profits on the line, they collaborate with dictators in China
by June Cheng
Posted 8/17/17, 09:58 am

Two years ago, when Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted the Ripple of Hope award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, he outlined the Apple Doctrine: “We reject pessimism and cynicism. We see no contradiction between a hard-headed realism and an unshakable idealism that says anything is possible if we just get to work.”

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UPDATE: Exxon Mobil filed suit against the U.S. government Thursday over a $2 million fine it calls unfair.” The company said its subsidiaries signed deals with Russian oil giant Rosneft only after Treasury Department representatives said U.S. sanctions barred them from direct dealings with Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin, not companies he controlled.

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CEO resigns as Uber tries to overhaul image

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/21/17, 11:38 am

Uber’s fiery CEO resigned today under pressure from investors who said his tactics hurt the company. Allegations of sexual harassment, trade secrets theft, and ethical breaches have damaged the ride-sharing company’s reputation in the past year. Uber’s board said in a statement that CEO Travis Kalanick’s departure would give the company “room to fully embrace this new chapter in Uber’s history.” On Tuesday, Uber started a 180-day program to change its image by allowing riders to tip drivers through its app.

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