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Baltimore police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was abducted and sexually assaulted by her Uber driver (UBER)

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Police in Baltimore, Maryland, are investigating a claim that a 25-year-old passenger was raped by an Uber driver. Investigators have not yet named the suspect. Police said the passenger’s father was able to track the location of her phone and called 911. Uber said its assisting with the investigation and has fired the driver. Authorities...
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Nearly half of Americans say they won’t fly on Boeing’s embattled 737 Max plane until it safely returns to service for at least six months (BA)

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Some 41% of Americans say Boeing’s 737 Max plane will need to safely return to service for six months before they’ll consider flying on the plane. The aircraft remains grounded worldwide following two crashes that killed hundreds of people.  In the months since the latest crash, reports have surfaced that Boeing did not tell pilots,...
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ wins the weekend box office but performs below expectations

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Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” won the domestic weekend box office with an estimated $49 million, knocking Disney’s “Aladdin” from the top spot. However, it performed below expectations and was a softer opening than 2014’s “Godzilla” ($93.1 million) and WB’s fellow “MonsterVerse” release “Kong: Skull Island” ($61 million). “King of the Monsters” also...
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PayPal’s SMB lending division hit $10 billion in a major acceleration (PYPL)

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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Payments Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. PayPal announced that its small business (SMB) lending division, comprising both PayPal Working Capital and business financing, hit $10 billion in cumulative volume. That milestone highlights the division’s recent...
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A closely followed recession indicator is flashing its most worrying sign in 12 years

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The yield curve notched its steepest inversion since the financial crisis Wednesday as the 3-month yield climbed further above the 10-year yield. A yield-curve inversion has historically signaled a recession is coming in the medium-term. Some economists, however, have argued this time may be different. Visit Markets Insider’s homepage for more stories. A historical signal...
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