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Uber fires star engineer at heart of self-driving legal battle

May 31, 2017
A top and very expensive engineer at Uber is out. The company has fired the engineer at the center of a high-stakes legal battle with Waymo, the self-driving venture of Alphabet’s Google. Earlier this year, Anthony Levandowski was accused of stealing trade secrets from his former job at Google. After he refused to hand over evidence, […]

Ford to fire CEO Mark Fields

May 22, 2017
Investors say the future-oriented CEO wasn't focusing enough on the present.
Ford CEO Mark Fields speaks at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Ford

No, companies don't usually fire their founders

Jun 19, 2014
American Apparel's Dov Charney ouster was a rare move.