Updated Mar 6, 2018

Brands boosted by changing gun policies after Parkland

Despite media hype around brands that cut ties with the NRA, overall consumer perception for most of those brands have remain relatively unchanged, according to YouGov BrandIndex (the only daily brand consumer perception research service.)

But, but, but: According to a later YouGov BrandIndex, polled after certain companies took action in response to the shooting, consumer perception rose dramatically for both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after the stores announced changes in their gun sales policies last week.

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Reproduced from YouGov; Chart: Axios Visuals

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Scoop: Amazon's local podcast play

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content, like news and sports, sources tell Axios. Sports content is top of mind as the company plans to buy up more TV rights and have adjacent audio content for users.

Why it matters: Amazon sees a strategic advantage in podcasts by leveraging Alexa voice tech to help users discover personalized content.

The oil stakes of Trump vs. Biden

Reproduced from Rapidan Energy Group; Chart: Axios Visuals

U.S. oil production is in a steep decline, but one question is how much November's elections will affect how much it does — or doesn't — bounce back.

Why it matters: The powerful price and demand headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic are creating a financial crisis in the oil patch.

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