The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 10.23.2015

Clinton holds serve at Benghazi hearings; Dorsey gives back to Twitter staffers; Takata recall could get even bigger; Ryan declares candidacy for House speaker; Tech stocks wow, so does McDonald's.

How the Benghazi hearings are playing in the media
Hillary Clinton had a pretty good day on Capitol Hill on Thursday. How good? Here’s what the media is saying. CNN: Marathon Benghazi hearing leaves Clinton largely unscathed; USA Today: No clear wins for GOP at Benghazi hearing; AP: Clinton turns Benghazi hearing into plus for bid; BuzzFeed: Benghazi chair can’t name anything new learned from Clinton hearing.

Dorsey invests in Twitter employees
More than a week after announcing layoffs, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday night that he is giving back one-third of his stock in the company to a pool that invests in employees. The move could boost morale at Twitter.


Feds hint at expanded Takata recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is investigating side airbags made by Takata. If the government asks consumers to bring their cars and trucks back to dealerships, it could be an expansion of the largest airbag recall in US history.

All but official: Ryan as the next House speaker
Former GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan formally declared his candidacy for speaker of the House on Thursday night, meaning he’ll take up the gavel barring a major surprise. Here’s what a Ryan speakership could mean for Congress’ lower chamber.

Big day for tech stocks — and McDonald’s
CNBC: Google parent Alphabet tops earnings estimate; Wired: Get used to Amazon being a profitable company; Reuters: McDonald’s stock hits record high as turnaround takes hold. 

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