Biden's ambitious zero-emissions 2035 goal, the Better.com CEO goes on leave
Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now, after laying off 900 employees on a zoom call last week, the CEO of better.com has put himself on leave from the company effective immediately. Phish all Gar apologized earlier this week for the mishandling of the layoffs and for making quote a difficult situation end quote, the mortgage company will be hiring an outside agency to evaluate the company's culture and leadership. Moving forward. The us government [00:00:30] has pledged to purchase only zero emissions vehicles for federal use. Starting in 2035, president Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday, an effort to reposition the us as a and sustainability. The administration's bigger picture goal is for the entire country to give up its dependence on gasoline and diesel powered vehicles to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, given that electric vehicles make up only 2% of new car sales experts say it's an ambitious goal in a short period of time [00:01:00] and final a congressional hearing, Instagram CEO, Adam Moser, pushed for the creation of an industry body to determine best practices for protecting teens and younger children. Online Moser also testified to lawmakers about what Instagram knows about the impact of its platform on young people. The hearing comes as Instagram, Facebook, and parent company meta face increasing scrutiny. After a former employee leaked a trove of internal research documents earlier this year, [00:01:30] stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.