Breakfast Briefing; The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 10.13.2016

PRWeek's 2016 Conference is set to kick off in New York City this morning. Check PRWeekUS.com for the latest.

PRWeek Conference 2016. Watch PRWeek.com for the latest from PRWeek’s annual conference in New York City. Keynote speakers include Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, Big Machine Label Group founder and president Scott Borchetta, and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. interim CEO Sylvia Acevedo.

More women accuse Trump of misconduct. Four women came forward in articles posted on Wednesday evening accusing Donald Trump of inappropriately touching or kissing them in incidents dating back to the 1980s, including a first-person account by a veteran writer for People. A 1992 video also surfaced of Trump saying he wanted to date a 10-year-old in a decade. Trump’s legal team posted a letter it said it sent to The New York Times, which reported on two women’s interactions with the Republican nominee, demanding a retraction and apology and threatening legal action. Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson claimed the accusers are just looking for their "15 minutes of fame." Not everyone believes the new batch of accusations; Trump supporters were running with the #NextFakeTrumpAccuser hashtag on Thursday morning.


Also on the campaign trail: LAT: Reality show producer Mark Burnett releases statement saying he is not pro-Trump; NYT: How Trump found an unlikely ally in Wikileaks; NY Mag: 6 insights from the latest batch of leaked Clinton emails; Bloomberg: Clinton up nine points in Pennsylvania; WaPo: Clinton campaign chair’s Twitter account hacked; USA Today: Trump supporters slammed for #RepealThe19th hashtag.

New Wells Fargo CEO faces early test. Newly installed Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan will face a big test on Friday when he unveils the bank’s third-quarter earnings. Wells Fargo’s stock was up sharply in after-hours trading on Thursday after the bank said former CEO John Stumpf was stepping down immediately.

Samsung urges customers to return phones. The technology company is incentivizing users to bring back their Galaxy Note 7 phones with a $100 bill credit, days after halting all production and sales of the mobile device.

Soylent recalls meal-replacement bars. Silicon-Valley-based meal-replacement bar company Soylent is recalling its products after reports they are making customers sick. It is offering customers a full refund and asking them to throw away products they’ve already bought. 

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