The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 10.2.2015

Vatican says pope doesn't support Kim Davis' positions; Global stocks rise before jobs report; Malala documentary hits theaters; Data breach affects T-Mobile customers; Volkswagen US CEO to testify in front of Congress.

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 10.2.2015

Vatican: Pope didn’t support Davis’ politics
The Vatican clarified on Friday morning that Pope Francis met with dozens of people last week at its embassy in Washington, DC, and not just Kim Davis, the briefly jailed Kentucky county clerk who refused to give gay couples marriage certificates. Pope Francis’ gesture "should not be considered a form of support" for Davis’ stance, it said.

Stocks up ahead of jobs report
Analysts are expecting the September monthly jobs report to show about 200,000 positions added and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5.1%. Global stocks were up ahead of the report, which could prompt action by the Federal Reserve. Update: Friday morning’s September jobs report disappointed, with the US economy adding only 142,000 positions last month. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.1%. Stocks fell sharply on the news.

He Named Me Malala hits theaters
A documentary exploring the life of Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for girls’ education in her home country and was shot by the Taliban, will debut in theaters on Friday.

Data breach could affect millions of T-Mobile customers
Credit-monitoring company Experian revealed on Thursday that it suffered a data breach exposing the personal information of 15 million people who tried to get service from T-Mobile. The wireless provider’s CEO, John Legere, wrote a note on the company’s website saying it "will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian."

Volkswagen US chief to meet Congress
Volkswagen Group of America president and CEO Michael Horn will testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee next Thursday. The automaker said yesterday it will take a longer period of time than expected to investigate emissions software rigging in its diesel cars.

Angry Obama calls for gun-control action
A visibly angry President Barack Obama said Thursday night that presidential statements about mass shootings have become too "routine," calling for action on the issue after a gunman killed 10 and injured seven at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

100 Dunkin’ Donuts stores to close
Dunkin’ Brands, the holding company of both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, said Thursday that it will close 100 stores in the US this year and in 2016. The affected stores are those owned by Speedway gas stations. 

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