Situational awareness: "Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns," per AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher.
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Why it matters: Brands that stay true to their corporate values in messaging face less reputational risk than those that react directly to being called out by President Trump or his tweets.
According to the study, only 30% of people will have a more favorable view of a company if it issues a positive statement about Trump. At the same time, only 32% will have a more favorable impression if it issues a negative statement.
The big dilemma for brands is that they're being pulled in two directions when it comes to political and issue messaging:
The solution: Brand experts tell Axios that there's a clear way to navigate the Trump trap — or being pulled into a politically-charged conversation with the president: Focus on long-term corporate values in response to being called out.
What you think of Trump on immigration — is what you think of Trump.
In our new poll, Axios' Stef Kight writes, rural voters are Trump's iron wall of defense: They give him rock-solid backing on his overall immigration policy, as well as his signature issue — his proposed border wall.
The bottom line: Three months out from midterms, more than half of voters disapprove of Trump's immigration policies, support DACA and oppose building a border wall along the southwest border.
The announced departure of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, one of the world’s most prominent corporate leaders, is "a stark reminder that the absence of women at the very top of corporate America remains a problem," the N.Y. Times' Julie Creswell reports on A1:
Legacy: Nooyi moved toward more nutritious products and limiting environmental impact — values she called “Performance with Purpose.”
Female CEOs in S&P 500 ... Of 339 CEOs who have held the top job at an S&P 500 company for at least two years, only 16 — 5 % — were women, per AP. These remain after Nooyi's departure:
"The Mendocino Complex fire is now the largest wildfire in modern California history, scorching more than 283,000 acres and frustrating firefighters as it continues to leap across natural and man-made barriers in Lake County," north of Sacramento, per the L.A. Times:
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A handful of candidates with ties to the technology industry are on the midterm election ballots this year, Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva and Kim Hart write:
The 2016 election seems to have shaken the broader tech industry into a political awakening, with tech company employees becoming more politically active, and some even forming organizations to put their skills to work, like Tech for Campaigns.
Here are three of tech-rooted candidates, all of whom cited the 2016 election when we asked why they ran:
Reality check: While these candidates can confidently sell the importance of STEM education, tech jobs and broadband access, they often lack experience dealing with constituents' other priorities.
"The U.S. moved to reimpose punishing sanctions on Iran and threatened even-tougher measures for later this year as the Trump administration sought to increase pressure on the Tehran regime to negotiate or step aside," the Wall Street Journal's Michael Gordon writes:
"Hours after Monday’s announcement, European officials registered their opposition to the new sanctions":
Trump tweets: "The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!"
P.S. N.Y. Times Qu0te of the Day ... Amir Sherafari, who sells fruit and vegetables in Tehran, describing the atmosphere of economic anxiety as Iranians prepare for the renewal of U.S. penalties:
"Rick Gates — the star witness against President Trump’s former campaign chairman — admitted in federal court ... that he committed a host of crimes with his former boss, and confessed to stealing from him and others," per the WashPost's Rachel Weiner, Matt Zapotosky, Ann Marimow and Devlin Barrett:
Why it matters: "Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va., is the first to arise out of the Mueller probe and marks a major public test of that investigation’s credibility."
In the upcoming N.Y. Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich notes that when House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in April that he wouldn't seek re-election, he was "ending a 20-year run in Congress that, for most of it, seemed to be on a straight-up trajectory":
Leibo was there when Ryan got a call from President Trump. "The president saw me on 'Fox & Friends,'" Ryan said after stepping out. "He said he thought I looked good. ... That happens to me a lot,” Ryan added, referring to his post-TV attaboy.
Ryan to Leibo:
"I’m very comfortable with the decisions I’ve made ... I would make them again, do it again the same way ... I think some people would like me to start a civil war in our party and achieve nothing."
"Paul D. Laxalt, a United States senator and close friend of Ronald Reagan’s whose insights aided his presidential campaigns and presidency, died Monday in McLean, Va. He was 96," the great Adam Clymer writes for the N.Y. Times:
Reno Gazette Journal's Siobhan McAndrew: "Laxalt and Reagan ... teamed up in 1976 when Reagan ran as an insurgent candidate against Republican President Gerald Ford. Laxalt chaired the campaign."
"In the year since the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville [anniversary is Sunday], about 75 Confederate memorials have been renamed or removed from public places across the nation, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group," per USA Today's Rick Hampson:
"But today, the law center's list of public Confederate memorials — monuments, place names, symbols, holidays — is 237 entries longer, at 1,740, than in 2016."
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