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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer
LONDON (AP) -- Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss....

Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes
BOSTON (AP) -- Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations....

Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer....

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans
BOSTON (AP) -- With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles....

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor was launched in Uganda Monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals....

Eurozone, Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectors
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro....

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks
Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City....

Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan
Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly....

World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday
HONG KONG (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this week, including economic data, corporate earnings and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting....

CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company....

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