Good Friday morning. It's Good Friday.
To my Buckeye readers ... Jim VandeHei and I will be at The Ohio State University on Monday for the fifth stop of our Smarter Faster Revolution campus tour. We'll discuss the future of work with entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Gov. John Kasich. RSVP here.
Until now, markets looked at President Trump, and at the tech sector, and saw good times. Now, markets are looking at Trump and tech and seeing risk.
When the stock market was booming, Trump obsessed about it as a kind of applause meter for his policies. And Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has referred to the markets as an economic report card for the administration. Axios business editor Dan Primack writes:
The bottom line: There just isn't a factor on the horizon that experts see as likely to move the needle positively, as there was at this time last year with tax cuts. No one ever really bought into the viability of Trump's infrastructure plan.
From next week's issue of The New Yorker ... "Letter from Silicon Valley: At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears: Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company — without sacrificing what made it successful," by Sheelah Kolhatkar:
"The Trump administration is poised to abandon America's pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world's most aggressive programs to confront climate change," the L.A. Times' Evan Halper writes:
Here's a rare satellite view of North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, where increased activity has renewed the concern of analysts ahead of a proposed summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, per AP:
"Hope Hicks, the White House communications director who worked behind the scenes to direct the president through multiple professional crises — and decided to resign after she found herself exhausted by them — has left the building," the N.Y. Times' Katie Rogers and Maggie Haberman report:
P.S. WashPost lead story, "VA pick draws wide skepticism":
"[S]ome of the most vocal Parkland seniors ... are rethinking their college plans, hoping ... to capitalize on the momentum" from their post-shooting public advocacy, the N.Y. Times' Audra D.S. Burch writes from Miami:
"A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona," AP's Sean Murphy reports from Oklahoma City:
Starbucks "and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines," per Reuters:
Starbucks referred Axios to a statement by the National Coffee Association:
"Facebook ... has started fact-checking [political] photos and videos, part of an update of efforts to increase election security," per Bloomberg:
Facebook said it will use a combination of technology and human review to detect and demote false news stories:
The average Major League Baseball salary is $4.41 million, down 0.9 percent from last year’s starting figure of $4.45 million, AP calculates.
"Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' 'Greek Freak': Most people can't pronounce his name, but he's one of the best players in the NBA. And he has quite the story about how he got there" — Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes":
Thanks for reading. See you all weekend on Axios.com.