Uber reported today that of about 1.3 billion rides in the U.S. last year, there were 3,045 sexual assaults, nine murders and 58 people killed in car crashes. Today, we’re looking at those numbers in the context of Uber’s market share: some 70% of app-based ride services in the U.S. Plus: How Amazon changed Baltimore, takeaways from the latest jobs report and how inflatable holiday decorations took over American lawns.
You can’t spell “finance” without “A” and “I”
Jobs numbers were still strong in November. Plus, AI’s powers of prediction could cost some jobs on Wall Street, but it’s ultimately a good thing, say experts.
A reckoning for Uber
Uber releases a report on sexual assault on its rides. The Labor Department’s updated jobs numbers point towards recession. Plus, how to value the world’s biggest oil company.
Germany’s factory recession deepens
From the BBC World Service… German industrial output suffers its biggest contraction in a decade. There’s optimism over an OPEC oil deal. Plus, how African swine fever has hit Bulgaria.
Voila! Trade war turns to Big Tech, wine and cheese