The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 1.5.2016

Volkswagen shares drop sharply; Obama to announce gun control action; Press day at CES; Three NFL teams audible for Los Angeles move; Bill Clinton hits the campaign trail.

Stuck in the mud? Shares of Volkswagen were down 3% on Tuesday morning after the US federal government sued the automaker.
Stuck in the mud? Shares of Volkswagen were down 3% on Tuesday morning after the US federal government sued the automaker.

Markets hit the brakes (again) on Volkswagen
Shares of the embattled German automaker were down more than 3% on Tuesday morning in response to a civil lawsuit filed Monday by the US federal government. The suit could cost Volkswagen billions more as it continues to respond to its "defeat device" scandal.

Obama to announce gun control action
The president is set to lay out his executive actions on gun control with a statement from the White House’s East Room on Tuesday. The executive actions will add background checks for gun show and online purchases. Yet opponents and even some supporters are not happy.

Press day at CES
Major electronics companies will try to woo journalists on Tuesday during media day at CES, where a smart bra, a new kind of thermometer, and several wireless speakers have already debuted. Car companies have also embraced the show this year.

Three NFL teams put in paperwork to move to LA
In what’s sure to be a headache for the NFL with at least one local fanbase, the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers filed to relocate to Los Angeles on Monday night. The second-biggest market in the country has not had a pro team for 21 years.

On the stump
NYT: Bill Clinton, the subdued spouse, makes his campaign debut. Poll: Trump maintains strong lead over GOP nationwide, Clinton holds lead over Sanders. Rubio turns up rhetoric against Clinton, Obama. 

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