2017/02/10

The 3 a.m. phone call is a tweet

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Remember the days when a company's main concern on social media was a rogue employee who thought he was tweeting from his personal account?

That was cute. Now, President Donald Trump uses Twitter to inject himself into the daily business of U.S. companies. It's causing execs to weigh their exposure to his wrath when making decisions, PR teams to sit on high alert in the wee hours of the morning, and even employees to threaten to quit. The latest company to become embroiled is Under Armour, but it certainly won't be the last. —Megan Hess

Let the Fireworks Begin
Under Armour has a Trump problem, too. The top executive at the clothing company is a fan of Donald Trump. His top athletes aren't. NBA superstar Stephen Curry, star ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and The Rock spoke out against Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank after he publicly praised the president.
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Trump told the court he'd see them in court. After a federal appeals court unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, the president was defiant. "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" he tweeted 26 minutes later. The ruling is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The Flash Crash Trader" made $50 million from his bedroom—then lost it all. According to the U.S. government, Nav Sarao had made tens of millions of dollars using an illegal practice called spoofing, including, fatefully, on the morning of May 6, 2010, when the Dow fell almost 1,000 points in minutes before bouncing back. The extent of Sarao's culpability for the flash crash is fiercely contested, but the incident exposed the shaky foundations on which the hyper-fast, computer-dominated financial markets now rest.

Who's selling Ivanka's fashion? Nordstrom, T.J. Maxx, Neiman Marcus — it's hard to keep all the debacles straight. So we're tracking the retailers that have publicly dropped the first daughter's brand, or quietly removed it from stores. The tracker will be constantly updated.

Tesla's aspiring unionizer vs. Elon Musk. On Thursday, Jose Moran passed around copies of his Medium post calling for forming a union at Tesla's lone auto assembly plant. By that evening, CEO Elon Musk was criticizing Moran and the United Auto Workers. "I've been a loyal employee of Tesla for 4 1/2 years," said Moran, a production associate at the factory. "For Musk to try to trash me down like that—it's too bad."

The very best, and simplest, breakfast in bed. Take it from Eric Ripert, chef at Manhattan's exalted seafood restaurant Le Bernardin. He's devised a low-stress, personal alternative for Valentine's Day, or really any morning you have a bit of extra time for love: an exceedingly simple version of the classic French Oeufs en Cocotte, or baked eggs, created specifically to be made in a toaster oven.

This Is Not a Photograph
These visual renderings—like the one of a refugee camp in Greece, below—were created using a military-grade thermographic camera, a piece of equipment usually deployed by border patrol agents. The process involves no light, no photographic negative, no color sensors. The pictures are created by the body heat emanating from refugees.

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