Uber board backs CEO Kalanick, still looking for chief operating officer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to keep co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive following a series of damaging events at the ride services company, a member of its board said on Tuesday in a rare call with reporters.

U.S. pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.

LA sheriff’s office apologizes to Wyclef Jean for handcuffing incident

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department apologized on Tuesday for briefly detaining Grammy-winning hip hop artist Wyclef Jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after Jean said he was “treated like a criminal” by law enforcement officers.

Supreme Court gets rid of delay defense in patent cases

(Reuters) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday in a lawsuit over adult diapers will make it more difficult for companies accused of patent infringement to shoot down lawsuits because the plaintiffs waited too long to bring them.

Kohl’s Corp CEO says retailer needs to change faster

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Kohl’s Corp’s chief executive officer said on Tuesday the department store operator needs to “change faster” in order to remain a strong competitor to online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

3 Big Economic Trends We’ll Be Hearing About APAC In 2017

Here are four economic trends for the Asia-Pacific in 2017 – a region whose challenges and triumphs could alter domestic economic landscapes and the outlook for the region as a whole.

Jake Livermore: West Brom midfielder wants to make people ‘proud’ after England call

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore wants to make people proud after overcoming personal difficulties to earn an England recall.