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Uber CEO on diversity report: We need to improve 'across the board'

Uber released its second annual global diversity report following a tumultuous 2017. Uber execs spoke with CNNMoney exclusively about the report.

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Gina Heeb

Oil briefly tops $75 a barrel

Oil prices briefly hit fresh highs early Tuesday, rising to levels not seen since 2014. Brent crude oil topped $75 a barrel.  Prices inched lower around 8:30 a.m. ET. Follow oil prices in real time here. 

Oil prices briefly surged to fresh three-year highs Tuesday morning before falling again.

Brent, the international benchmark, surged as high as $75.27 a barrel overnight — a level not seen since 2014. By 8:30 a.m. ET, it had slipped more than 1% to $74.15. West Texas Intermediate rose...

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Akin Oyedele

Caterpillar surges after beating on earnings and delivering great news about the global economy (CAT)

Caterpillar reported first-quarter profit and revenue that topped Wall Street's forecasts. The maker of large industrial equipment raised its forecast for earnings this year, as it expects demand from its clients to increase.  Caterpillar's outlook on the global economy is often used as a temperature check because its equipment is used for massive capital projects. Watch Caterpillar trade in real time here.

Caterpillar shares jumped by as much as 4% premarket on Tuesday after the company...

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Matthew DeBord

Harley-Davidson beats on earnings and shares are rising in pre-market trading (HOG)

Harley-Davidson beat estimates for Q1 earnings. The motorcycle maker still saw deep declines in US sales.

Harley-Davidson posted a beat for first-quarter earnings on Tuesday. The iconic American motorcycle maker made $1.03 per share on a non-adjusted basis, surpassing analysts' expectations of $1.01.

Total revenue for the quarter was $1.36 billion.

Harley saw a 12% decline in US sales for the quarter, a sign that the structural weakness in the company's home market is continuing. 


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Graham Rapier

Bitcoin hits its highest levels in over a month as crypto markets rebound

Bitcoin surged past the $9,000 mark Tuesday, making for its highest level since March 14.  The total market for cryptocurrencies has risen 74% in less than a month as digital tokens rebound from tax season. Follow the price of bitcoin in real-time here.

The price of bitcoin was up more than 4% Tuesday, as high as $9,350 per coin, continuing a streak of gains that have pushed the world’s largest cryptocurrency to its highest price since mid-March.

Most cryptocurrencies saw a slight...

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Lea Nonninger

Fintech deals see record numbers in Q1 2018 - with emerging markets leading the way

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Global VC-backed fintech funding saw a record-breaking number of deals in Q1 2018, with 323 fintechs securing funding, up from 286 in Q4 2017, according to CB Insights. This amounted to overall funding of $5.4 billion, up nearly 30% from $4.2 billion in Q4, and only about 2% lower than its all-time high of $5.5 billion in Q3 2015. Additionally, there were...


Sean Wise

Google's Newest AI Tool Might Actually Change the Way You Think. Here's How

Google's Talk to Books, a new AI tool, is the mentor you didn't know you needed


Sangram Vajre

How Pressing Mute Got Us Our First Sale

Every company has a first sale story. Here is the story of how our startup captured its first sale and the lessons you can learn.


Suzanne Lucas

Dear Hiring Manager, Perhaps You Should Write the Thank You Note

The traditional thank you note is from candidate to hiring manager. That's wrong.


Paul Sundin

The 1 Simple Rule 2 Brothers Used to Turn the UFC Into a Billion-Dollar Business

Building a business is tough. The Fertitta brothers followed 1 simple rule to turn the UFC into a billion-dollar business.


Jackelyn Ho

What to Do When Your Employees Aren't Hitting Their Goals

Sometimes it's you, sometimes it's them. Regardless, it's a two-way street that needs attention ASAP.


Andrew Griffiths

Protect Your Brand at any Cost

7 strategies that might save your bacon

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Rob Price

Investors are dying to know if the Cambridge Analytica scandal means people use Facebook less (FB)

Analysts want to know whether the Cambridge Analytica scandal has affected user engagement on Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the #DeleteFacebook campaign hasn't had much impact, but it's less clear whether users are choosing to spend less time on the social network. Facebook was already suffering from falling user engagement, and said months ago it was knowingly making changes that reduce user time spent on the platform.

As Facebook grapples with the fallout of the Cambridge...

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Jim Edwards

UK 'underemployment' is worse now than during the great financial crisis of 2008

Unemployment is at record lows. But "underemployment" — the phenomenon of people stuck in badly paid part-time jobs who cannot get full-time work — remains higher now than during the 2008 crisis. That is more evidence that the role of dole-claiming unemployment has been supplanted by the gig economy.

LONDON — At just 4.2%, unemployment in the UK is at its lowest level in decades. It should be the best of times.

Technically, the economy is at "full employment," meaning that anyone who...


Kathy Caprino, Women@Forbes

The Very First Step To Take To Change Your Unhappy Career

Millions of people are disengaged from their work, but most are unsuccessful in changing that. Here's a proven process to transform your career.


Jason Evangelho, Contributor

Every Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, And The Tools Just Went Public

The steps and code for hacking the Switch are both public, and one group is already teasing a modchip.


Betty Liu

Why This CEO Tries to Hire Failures

The reason why the CEO of Blackberry believes in the power of failure


Lisa Calhoun

Accelerators Like YC, 500 Startups and SOVB Outperform On This 1 Critical Metric

There's a new type of investor on the American venture frontier.


Jeff Haden

Want to Get Smarter? Just Look at This Color

And if you want to be more creative, look at a different color instead.


Wells Fargo's 20-month nightmare

Wells Fargo has been embroiled in one scandal after another for more than a year. Here's a rundown.

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