The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 4.6.2016

Sanders, Cruz take Wisconsin; Jeff Bezos defends Amazon's workplace culture; Pfizer, Allergan call off pharma mega-merger; Amy Schumer not happy about being included in Glamour's plus-sized issue; Mossack Fonseca founder defends firm in Reuters interview.

What happened last night: Wisconsin primaries
Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders dealt a blow to frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by winning Wisconsin’s primaries handily, though Trump and Clinton still have significant delegate leads. Up next: Wyoming’s Democratic caucus on Saturday, then both parties’ New York primaries on April 19. A string of East Coast primaries will take place the following week.

Bezos defends corporate culture to shareholders
More than six months after The New York Times published a bruising portrait of work-life conditions at Amazon, the company’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, defended its workplace culture in a letter to shareholders on Tuesday. "The reason cultures are so stable in time is because people self-select," Bezos wrote.

Pfizer-Allergan deal DOA
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan are calling off their merger, which would have allowed Pfizer to move its tax headquarters to Ireland to pay lower rates, due to new Treasury Department rules on "tax inversions." The deal would have been the largest pharma merger yet.

Amy Schumer says Glamour’s plus-size issue is outdated
Unhappy she was included in the beauty magazine’s plus-size issue, Amy Schumer posted on Instagram that she was never told she’d be included in the special section. Glamour said it didn’t mean to offend Schumer, who has been featured on the magazine’s cover in the past.

Mossack Fonseca: We were hacked
The founder of the Panamanian law firm at the center of the Panama Papers told Reuters it never broke any laws and claimed documents used in the story were hacked from the outside. The Los Angeles Times looked at the reporters who broke the international story. 

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