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High schooler sells $1 million in custom socks

THE HIGH school junior balances homework with another full-time job he’s had since he was 13: He’s founder and CEO of HoopSwagg, a custom socks startup. HoopSwagg isn’t just a little project on the side for this teenager. In four years, Agranoff has grown his idea to make custom-design athletic socks into a profitable online-only

Uber’s new CEO: ‘This company has to change’

After a year full of PR crises and self-inflicted wounds, Uber is finally on the cusp of turning the page. Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, met with the embattled startup’s employees for the first time on Wednesday at an all-hands meeting. “This company has to change,” Khosrowshahi said in his remarks, according to the company. “What