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 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
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?