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Uber is pushing the brakes on its self-driving program. The company is laying off more than 100 test drivers in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. Uber says it wants to train new drivers - called mission specialists - who can be behind the wheel on both public roads and test tracks. The layoffs come just a few months after a fatal crash involving one of Uber's self-driving vehicles.
American workers seem to be so confident in the job market that they are not showing up to interviews or their first day of work. According to CBS News, people are quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the dot-com bubble, a sign they are confident they will easily get another job. The trend is not just among young people, but across all age groups.
Sales of Lucky Charms cereal jumped 20 percent this year, making it General Mills’ fastest-growing line. Lucky Charms recently introduced a unicorn marshmallow - its first new shape in a decade - and also a Frosted Flakes version of the cereal. The unexpected spike comes at a time when shoppers tend to lean toward healthier options in the cereal aisle.