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Confronting Its Struggles, Uber's Chief Seeks a No. 2

SAN FRANCISCO -- Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, is seeking a No. 2 executive to lend him a hand after a bumpy start to his year.

Mr. Kalanick issued a one-sentence statement on Tuesday saying, ''We're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey.''

An Uber spokesman declined to comment beyond the statement.

Mr. Kalanick's search for a chief operating officer follows several blows to Uber

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