Uber CEO steps back as his company burns down from within

Ride-hailing service Uber has been consumed by a firestorm of sexism, a toxic workplace, questionable practices, and fleeing executives. Now the CEO is taking a leave of absence.Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the head of his company as the bad news around the ride-hailing service continues to pile up. Kalanick’s leave of unspecified length comes at a critical time for Uber, and at a tragic personal moment for the CEO — his mother died in a boating accident and was buried on Friday.

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Uber CEO steps back as his company burns down from within