Real quick: Today's Female Friday edition of Axios Markets is for my mom. It was her 29th birthday again yesterday (truly amazing!) and as her proud son, she has shown me that women can do anything.

About Female Friday: Every month since April I have written a newsletter that quotes women and only women on the first Friday of the month (except last month and this month when it was the second Friday of the month).

Situational awareness:

  • Coming up on “Axios on HBO”: The life-changing costs of being a whistleblower according to five who risked it all (sneak preview); Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discusses the company’s goals for profitability; and an exclusive poll on America’s surging political anger. Tune in Sunday at 6pm ET/PT. 

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(Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,075 words, ~ 4 minutes.)