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College’s hidden costs: What the admissions office doesn’t tell you

When budgeting out tuition and room and board, don’t forget about the costs of Uber and off-campus meals.

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from Washington Post

College’s hidden costs: What the admissions office doesn’t tell you

When budgeting out tuition and room and board, don’t forget about the costs of Uber and off-campus meals.

In case you were wondering UBER Egypt Stabilizing its prices Uber announced that it will not be raising its fare prices for its riders. UBER Egypt will also fully forgo its service fee 20% of every trip to increase drivers profit for the time being until 31 January 2017. This is in conjunction of celebration of Ubers second-year anniversary. In light of the current economic situation and increase in fuel prices this strategy will allow every driver on the Uber platform to keep 100% of…

from Gawker

Silicon Valley Mogul Financed California Lawsuit to End Teacher Tenure

It turns out, there's not a diversity problem in technology's heartland: the Googles and Facebooks are full of black and Latino workers. The problem is that they're doing the jobs nobody wants, for peanuts.

from CNNMoney

What it feels like to sit behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber

Uber is test launching self driving Uber cars in Pittsburgh. The technology is extremely advanced featuring a variety of safety measures. This technology could greatly impact the economy considering that it would lower the costs of Uber(no labor) and cut a majority of driver jobs down. The car can drive in the usual situations, but if the car senses that it cannot handle driving, it will let out a beep and tell the person behind the wheel to drive. The roads could even be considerably…

Vault is automating investment to offer affordable retirement plans beyond 401(k) Former JP Morgan financial advisor Randy Fernando got the idea for his fintech startup Vault selected as audience choice for the startup battlefield here at Disrupt London after his mum asked him whether there were any retirement plan benefits she could offer staff as a hiring incentive at her small business pre-school. The problem was he couldnt find anything. Thats when the light went off he says…

Uber Exhibit 1 summarizes data from 2013 through the first half of 2015. Drivers retained 83% of passenger payments (fares plus tips) which must cover the cost of vehicle ownership, insurance and maintenance, fuel, credit card and license fees as well as health insurance and take home pay; the balance is Uber’s total revenue. screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-05-16-am