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ICYMI: Trump’s job hard, dirty jeans scorned, Charmin for Butt

In a week when your employee of three months said that his job is harder than he expected — even though he gets free housing, great benefits, a huge staff and lots of missiles — this also happened: Nordstrom got [Read entire story]

Automatic Labs sold; Luxe cuts; low pay at factory for Ivanka

Workers are not exactly getting rich at the Chinese factory run by a company that makes Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. The Washington Post reported that a factory audit showed that employees worked almost 60 hours a [Read entire story]

U.S. Steel sinks; drinking to the Coup; United’s dead rabbit

The company is suffering because it didn’t upgrade its plants soon enough to reap the rewards of a price recovery spurred by government restrictions on imports. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told the Associated [Read entire story]

A rhino swipes right, Soylent issues recall, and solar jobs soar

The world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the [Read entire story]

Samsung cracks, Hasbro flushes, Fitbit burns, allegedly

The nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also “extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle.” Hasbro’s revenue surpassed [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Ikea’s meatballs; NFL on 4/20; e-sports; Wiz Khalifa’s app

Ikea’s meatballs; NFL on 4/20; e-sports; Wiz Khalifa’s app Ikea’s meatballs and other food items have become so popular that the furniture company is considering whether it should add stand-alone cafes in city [Read entire story]

Tesla brake recall; ‘Pop Your Bubble’ on Facebook; Bose sued

Tesla has recalled 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles to replace electronic parking brakes that may not release properly. Vehicles assembled between February and October last year contain a small gear that could have [Read entire story]

Snap-on’s H-1Bs; Juicero feels a squeeze; Huckabee rips Comcast

How bad is @comcast service? I'd rather have Obama back as President than have Comcast. Huckabee wasn’t exactly thrilled when Comcast missed an appointment Monday, so he unleashed a tweetstorm criticizing the [Read entire story]

Starbucks swirls, McDonald’s teases, and Uber exec quits

The latest television commercials for McDonald’s, featuring actress Mindy Kaling in a bright yellow dress against a red backdrop, do not appear on the company’s YouTube channel, Facebook page or Twitter [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing, April 18

time to put off your taxes Even though the deadline for filing income taxes is Tuesday instead of the customary April 15, people have been procrastinating even more than last year, when the Internal Revenue Service [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Quiet taxi drivers; Tesla vs. GM; and a MacBattle

A taxi company in Kyoto, Japan, came up with just the thing if small talk from taxi and Uber drivers drives you a bit crazy. Other than saying hello and confirming the destination, the driver won’t speak to the [Read entire story]

Corona isn’t furious; toasted grasshoppers; signs of sloppy work

The Ringer cites that estimate from Eric Smallwood, a managing partner at Apex Marketing Group, who tells the site: “The more people see it, the more money the movie makes — but also, the more awareness there is for [Read entire story]

TV stations sell spectrum; NES Classic fading; Tesla’s semi plans

The spectrum was purchased by telecommunications companies like T-Mobile and Dish Network that are seeking to meet broadband demands. All the Bay Area stations involved — including KOFY, KRON and KQEH — have agreed [Read entire story]

Walmart tries a twist; Burger King’s Google Home hack

Walmart soon will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items, but only if customers pick them up at one of its stores rather than having them shipped to their homes. Walmart says the discount will be available on [Read entire story]

Apple ticked off, retailers failing, Las Vegas e-sports growing

Apple is challenging the Swatch “Tick different” slogan for its Bellamy analog watches that can be used for payments, arguing that the phrase is too similar to its now-retired “Think different” campaign. reports [Read entire story]

Tesla tops GM; the Wendy’s nugget caper; Comcast’s Netflix rival

By Monday he had topped 2.3 million retweets — USA Today reports that the record is 3.2 million for Ellen DeGeneres from the Oscars — and had support from the Twitter accounts of LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, Microsoft [Read entire story]

Grape juice battles; Google ‘fact check’ grows; fewer unemployed

The New York Times reported that Welch’s began teaming up last year with Manischewitz, the world’s largest matzo manufacturer and a kosher wine and food producer. [...] that’s leading to a rivalry with Kedem, [Read entire story]

Lyft’s fresh funding; streaming music breaks through

Music sales revenue posted double-digit growth in 2016 — its biggest gain in almost two decades — as streaming became the industry’s leading revenue source. Money from services such as Spotify, Apple Music and [Read entire story]

Tough luck for Uber, Lyft drivers; a triangular matzo?

Among the 8,200 who failed, the largest number were turned away because their license had been suspended, they had been licensed to drive for less than three years, or they had multiple serious driving offenses. More [Read entire story]

A butter suit, a win for the Web, and a sky-high diamond sale

Hong Kong jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook had the winning bid for the Pink Star after a five-minute contest that included three phone bidders, Sotheby’s said. Jan Polanik, a Massachusetts man who sued Dunkin’ Donuts [Read entire story]