The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday, 2.5.2016

Clinton, Sanders spar over Wall Street; January jobs number due; Google takes on extremists; NFL plans anti-domestic-violence ad for Super Bowl 50; LinkedIn shares plummet; Shkreli's lawyer criticizes client's tweeting.

(Image via MSNBC's Facebook page).
(Image via MSNBC's Facebook page).

What happened last night: Clinton, Sanders take it up a notch in New Hampshire debate
With only two candidates on stage, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a feisty debate on Thursday night ahead of New Hampshire’s primary. Sanders scored points by taking on Clinton’s Wall Street ties. Clinton accused Sanders of staging an "artful smear" over donations to her from the financial sector. Here’s an Associated Press fact check.

How the debate is playing in the media
NYT: Clinton is put on the defensive over perceived ties to Wall Street; Salon: The first one-on-one clash leaves Clinton stumbling on Wall Street; AP: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders; BuzzFeed: Clinton, Sanders call for stronger response to Flint water crisis.

What to keep one eye on today: January’s jobs report
Experts believe the January jobs report, due out Friday morning, will show the job market cooling from December’s better-than-expected hiring numbers. Analysts are looking at wage growth and the impact of severe weather. Update: US companies added 151,000 jobs last month, down from December's number, but the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%.

How Google is taking on the Islamic State
The company will soon begin using its powerful ad-targeting technology to display anti-extremism propaganda to people searching for militant-related terms. President Obama met with the heads of major technology companies last month to discuss how they could help in the fight against Islamic extremism.

NFL’s Super Bowl plans include anti-domestic-violence spot
The league will air an ad for the second straight year on the issue of domestic violence. Like the Super Bowl XLIX ad, it was created by This year’s spot will highlight a series of text messages between friends, one of which is concerned about her significant other becoming violent.

LinkedIn shares hammered in after-hours trading
The professional social network’s shares dropped 28% after the bell on Thursday, after it revealed a loss in the fourth quarter of 2015 and lower-than-expected financial guidance for the rest of 2016. CEO Jeff Weiner said the company will turn to "high-value, high-impact initiatives" this year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Shkreli’s lawyer rolls eyes at client’s post-hearing tweeting
Embattled "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli took the Fifth during a Capitol Hill hearing on Thursday on rising drug costs, but was outspoken on Twitter afterwards, calling lawmakers "imbeciles." Even his lawyer thinks that wasn’t very smart, telling CNBC, "He's young, he's inexperienced. It was a regrettable choice of words."

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