Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKate Conger Aug. 15, 2018 Just over a year after Travis Kalanick was ousted as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing company released new financial results that showed continued growth and narrowing losses as it advances toward an initial public offering. On Wednesday, Uber posted a loss of $891 million for the second quarter, compared with a loss of more than $1 billion during the same period a year earlier. The company took in $12.01 billion in gross bookings in the quarter — or the amount of passenger fares and food delivery fees — up 41 percent from a year ago. After paying out fees to drivers, revenue was $2.7 billion. When Uber turned a profit last quarter because it offloaded businesses in Russia and Southeast Asia, it cautioned that bump would not last as it planned to … [Read more...] about Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
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Ricardo Cano Arizona Republic Published 11:57 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 After four years of Arizona students taking the consequential AzMERIT standardized test, reading and math scores have improved statewide across the board — though mostly by only small percentage points. Preliminary 2018 AzMERIT results obtained by The Arizona Republic from the Arizona Department of Education show upticks in passage rates since 2015, when nearly two-thirds of Arizona students failed the reading and math portions of the test. But most of the statewide passage rates in reading and math remain below 50 percent, meaning the majority of students have yet to meet the learning standards measured by the exam. And many of those who did meet the standard barely did so, according to the data. In 14 of the 18 math and reading portions of the exam, a majority of students tested in the lowest category of "minimally proficient." … [Read more...] about AzMERIT results: 56 percent of Arizona third-graders aren’t proficient in reading
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Arizona Coyotes take part in April 1 festivities, announce hiring of Charles Barkley In a disingenuous press release, the Coyotes announced the hiring of former Phoenix Suns great Charles Barkley as a "special advister" to the team. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Richard Morin, azcentral sports Published 1:24 p.m. MT April 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arizona Coyotes goaltender … [Read more...] about Arizona Coyotes take part in April 1 festivities, announce hiring of Charles Barkley
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest ASU Thunderbird school moving to Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix Graduate students will take classes at the downtown Phoenix office and retail complex starting in fall 2018 or spring 2019 Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Rachel Leingang, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 1:36 p.m. MT March 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management will temporarily lease space at Arizona Center, a downtown retail and commercial space, the … [Read more...] about ASU Thunderbird school moving to Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Pat's Run 2018: How to register, race information, what this year's t-shirt looks like, results Pat's Run, which typically attracts more than 30,000 participants to Sun Devil Stadium, will be on Saturday, April 21 this year. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Photos: Pat's Run 2017 in Tempe Cardinals' running back David Johnson poses for pictures with fans during Pat's Run in Tempe, Ariz. on April 22, 2017. Patrick Breen/The Republic Photos: Pat's Run 2017 in Tempe Gabriel Scanlan, 11, waits for the beginning of … [Read more...] about Pat’s Run 2018: How to register, race information, what this year’s t-shirt looks like, results
THE “WHITE ALBUM” FOR POLITICS – The forthcoming issue of The New Republic has a mostly white cover, with small type: “The REPUBLICANS: The Party of White People – An Historical Investigation by Sam Tanenhaus,” editor of The New York Times Book Review, who is working on a biography about William F. Buckley Jr. … Inside headline, “Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people”: “[H]istory, with its repeated instances of racialist political strategy dating back many decades, only partially accounts for the party’s electoral woes. The true problem, as yet unaddressed by any Republican standard-bearer, originates in the ideology of modern conservatism. When the intellectual authors of the modern right created its doctrines in the 1950s, they drew on nineteenth-century political thought, borrowing explicitly from the great apologists for slavery, above all, the intellectually fierce South … [Read more...] about OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION WILL PROMISE TO MAKE U.S. A MAGNET FOR JOBS AND MANUFACTURING — Advisers say he’ll unveil new ideas — Matt Canter baby — Bob Iger, George Stephanopoulos b’day
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Saturday morning. TOMORROW is Father’s Day. TODAY is 30 days to Cleveland, 37 days to Philly, and 143 days to Election Day.Story Continued Below SENATE RACE RANKINGS by Politico’s Kevin Robillard, in order of each seat’s likelihood of switching parties: 1. Illinois ... 2. Wisconsin ... 3. Florida ... 4. New Hampshire ... 5. Pennsylvania ... 6. Ohio ... 7. Nevada ... 8. North Carolina ... 9. Missouri ... 10. Arizona ... 11. Colorado ... 12. Iowa ... 13. Kentucky ... 14. Arkansas ... 15. Louisiana http://politi.co/1UCivYD TRUMP VEEPSTAKES – “Trump’s performance raises hard question: Who’d want to be his V.P.?” by Eli Stokols and Burgess Everett: “Christie and Gingrich are both skilled communicators who could perform credibly on the convention stage and in a head-to-head debate with their Democratic counterpart in the fall. Both … [Read more...] about WHY CHRISTIE and GINGRICH are finalists for V.P. — TRUMP’S ‘RUDE AWAKENING’: Clinton has huge lead in state-by-state battle – SENATE RACE RANKINGS – B’DAY: Dina Powell
"I've dealt with situational depression. I do have an addictive personality. I can be self-destructive. I can be vindictive." That confession could come straight from the lips of Mavis Gary, the caustic antiheroine played by Charlize Theron in "Young Adult," which opens Friday. But that's screenwriter Diablo Cody describing herself. "Occasionally I think about experiences I've had or things I've lost, and I still feel bitterness about it," she said from New York City. "Definitely, I've related to Mavis at times of my life. But I hope I have a lot more lightness than Mavis does." Born Brook Busey in suburban Chicago, Cody spent four years in Minneapolis, working as an ad-agency typist and moonlighting as a part-time stripper and blogger. A Hollywood talent agent encouraged her to turn her colorful posts into a memoir, 2006's "Candy Girl," and to take a swing at writing a movie. Today she's an Oscar winner and one of Hollywood's few brand-name screenwriters. Yet Cody insists that she … [Read more...] about The Crawl: Is Diablo’s ‘Young Adult’ semi-autobiographical?
Good afternoon from Vancouver, where the Wild and Vancouver Canucks face off Tuesday night at 9 p.m. CT. The Wild is 8-3 in its past 11 against the Canucks, 4-1 in its past five here in Vancouver after an 0-9-2 four-year run in this arena. It sounds like Sven Baertschi and Philip Larsen could be back from injury and illness, respectively. If Baertschi returns, it's uncertain if former Holy Angels teammate of the Reilly Brothers, Joseph Labate, will play his fourth NHL game or not on Vancouver's fourth line. He got into his first scrap the other night vs. (Wild fans will be happy) Cody McLeod. On making his NHL debut against Arizona last week, Labate told me, "It was a dream come true playing my first NHL game. It was very special and being with this team, it’s a first-class organization and the players are really welcoming. I think I can play at this level and I’m confident in my abilities, but I think it’s been good. It’s definitely an eye opening experience. … [Read more...] about Granlund vs. Granlund in Vancouver; Nick Seeler K.O.’s Connor Brickley
Why should kids have all the fun? During Science with a Twist at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix, it's the 21-and-over crowd's time to shine.Since the event began in summer 2016, Science with a Twist has gained word-of-mouth popularity with new themes every month like Supervillains, Speakeasy, Trek, Wars and Who II, and Harry Potter, according to a press release.Guests can immerse themselves in fun activities and awe-inspiring science demonstrations. And after your mind is sufficiently blown by science, you can dance the night away to music from a DJ or grab an alcoholic beverage.Party like a Roman with a Pompeii-inspired Bacchanal, a festival of Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine, freedom, intoxication and ecstasy. The Pompeians loved their drinks, so unwind with wine or a specialty cocktail. You can also check out the center's four levels and play bocci in the "Temple of Jupiter." Try your hand at Roman Knuckles, too. Arrive in … [Read more...] about Adults and parents get a night out at Arizona Science Center’s Science with a Twist events