Breakfast Briefing, 10.20.2017: Tech giants go to bat for 'Dreamers'

Plus: United's disastrous earnings call, and social media brilliance from KFC.

Tech giants to go to bat for ‘Dreamers.’ Two dozen of the biggest technology companies in the U.S. are forming a coalition to lobby lawmakers to allow "Dreamers," undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, a way to gain citizenship, according to Reuters. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Intel are among the tech blue chips forming the group, called the Coalition for the American Dream.

Real headline from Bloomberg: "United’s CEO conducts a master class on spooking Wall Street." Shares of United Continental Holdings dropped 12% yesterday after CEO Oscar Munoz and other executives didn’t have the answers analysts were looking for about the company’s projections. Munoz did play up the fact that the carrier didn’t bump a passenger from a flight for 28 straight days in the quarter. "Our previous record was, well, zero," he said, according to CNBC.

Trump-Pence team launches anthem petition. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition on Thursday through asking supporters to demand players and fans stand for the national anthem before NFL games. As for actual legislation, the Senate passed a budget resolution on Thursday night, clearing the way for the tax-reform debate to begin in earnest.

If you missed The Daily Show’s museum of Trump tweets while it was in New York, you’re in luck (as long as you’re in Chicago). Tweets plated in gold frames will be among the attractions at the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library when it opens in Chicago today, according to the Chicago Tribune. The brand extension is promoting The Daily Show, which is taping in the Windy City this week.

Folks, this is really clever. Kudos to whoever is in charge of KFC’s Twitter account. You deserve a raise. An eagle-eyed Twitter user pointed out that the fast-food chain follows 11 accounts: all five Spice Girls and six men named "Herb." Get it?

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