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Uber power struggle hampers new chief's hand at the wheel

Board, voting proposals by Dara Khosrowshahi prompt countermove by ex-CEO Travis Kalanick

"Anyone would tell you that this is highly unusual." - Dara Khosrowshahi (above), Uber's new CEO, on former chief Travis Kalanick's surprise appointment of two new directors.

San Francisco

THE phone calls began late on Friday among Uber's new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, and the ride-hailing company's executives, as well as board members and a raft of lawyers. They were facing an emergency.

The problem was that Travis Kalanick, Uber's former...

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