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3 Things You Need to Know Today: April 9, 2014

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Happy hump day! Take your mind off the rest of the workweek with a few interesting headlines.


Best and Worst Tippers by State: How Do You Stack Up?
There may have been a time when you could tip a food delivery person poorly and forget about it, but with the advent of, oh—everything digital—that’s now officially impossible. GrubHub, the food delivery service, has conveniently tabulated their drivers’ tip rates to see which cities tip best. So who comes out on top? Interestingly, three Colorado cities (Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins) were the most generous, tipping between 15 to 16 percent. The worst? College towns like Syracuse, NY, tipping just over 12 percent. What do you tip on averagePhoto: GrubHub


Uber’s Latest Marketing Stunt is Actually Kind of Awesome
Got a business idea that’s poised to take off? Today, you can get a free ride from Uber and pitch your idea to an investor from Google Ventures. Open your Uber app today between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, or Mountain View (northern CA), and you’ll see an option for UberPITCH. Request a ride, and you’ll get 14 golden minutes with an investor in the backseat. Brilliant. Photo: Uber


MH370 Search Officials are Confident in Their Hunt For Black Box Pings
Australian officials said last night that they’ve located two underwater signals consistent with the black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. If you’ve been following this story, you’ll know that the power source for said black box is almost depleted. The race against time continues, but the search areas are narrowing. Image: AP

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